Apple released its latest operating system OSX 10.11 El Capitan this week, and DJ manufacturers have warned users not to perform the update because of incompatibilities with current hardware and software. Here’s a compatibility status list of DJ software and hardware, which we’ll be updating as the patches roll out.
Denon DJ has been relatively quiet as a brand since its takeover by inMusic last year (home of Numark, of course), but the first controller out of the gates since that takeover is the MC4000. Denon fans need not fear: the MC4000 continues Denon DJ’s mission just fine. Let’s take a closer look…
While so far there’s nothing new announced by the Serato camp in time for the BPM Show this weekend, the company has announced three money-off offers: 50% off Serato Video (was US$149, now US$74.50), Serato DJ for US$99 (was US$129), or the Serato DJ + Serato Video bundle for US$149, running until 22 September.
Serato just released an update to Serato DJ that fixes some issues with iTunes 12.2. Now at version 1.7.8, bugs such as iTunes folders not collapsing and unnecessary playlists (such as “Apps” and “Books” playlists) being displayed have been squashed. A freeze issue with some Serato Remote users has also been addressed.
If you’ve got an old pair of turntables or CDJs and a trusty mixer, and you want to switch to digital while keeping the gear you know and love, a DVS or “digital vinyl system” is a great way to go – especially as Denon DJ has stormed in with the DS1 and delivered a Serato DJ DVS system with everything you need to get going.
The first DJ controller I ever reviewed was a Hercules, and the company has been making them ever since, with some notable successes in its chosen lower end of the market. But with the DJControl Jogvision, the company brings both its first Serato controller, and its first to include multi-info displays in the middle of the jogwheels.
Serato DJ 1.7.7 has just been announced, with official support for the Rane MP2015 mixer, and for the Numark NS7III, Denon DJ MC4000 and Pioneer DDJ-SB2 DJ controllers. It also offers support for Numark’s NS7II add-on screen displays, and DVS for NS7II / NS7III users with the DVS Expansion Pack.