Serato Launches Sample Plugin For Producers

Serato just launched the public beta for Serato Sample, a digital audio workstation plugin that lets you trigger, chop up, and manipulate audio using cue points. It works by letting you place up to 16 cue points in a track that you've loaded, whether it's a song, a loop, or a sample. You can then trigger those cues in your DAW.

Your Questions: Should I Switch From Serato To Traktor?

Digital DJ Tips reader Karlton writes: "All the DJs I am hanging with (including my mentor), are telling me to jump the Serato ship and 'move up' to Traktor. They say it will make life easier behind the decks while performing because it locks into the beat better than Serato does..."

Serato Partners With Roland, New Project Underway

Serato just announced a partnership with Roland, the Japanese music giant behind legendary synthesisers and genre-defining drum machines like the TR-808 and TR-909. The only detail shared was that the two companies are working on something that will "redefine what it means to be a DJ", which will be unveiled on 9 September 2016.

Serato DJ Finally Gets 8 Sample Player Slots

Serato just announced the public beta for Serato DJ 1.9.3 that includes an updated eight-slot Sample Player. It builds on the classic SP-6, which has had six sample slots since its introduction. The update also includes an improved Midi controller mapping interface.

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Get Serato Video At Half Price Until 31 May 2016

Serato just announced a big 50% price cut on its Serato Video add-on at its online store. Serato Video is an expansion that lets you mix video during your DJ sets, giving you full control of your own visuals from within Serato DJ while you're spinning.

Get Free Serato Effects When You Buy Serato DJ

You can now get the Serato FX Pack free when you buy Serato DJ for a limited time. The Serato FX Pack usually retails for US$29, and comes with three distinct effects packs: Chip Pack, Jet Pack, and Back Pack. They expand on the stock Serato DJ effects, adding to your sound manipulation palette.