Serato just announced huge reductions over at the Serato Online Store. For a limited time you can get products like Serato DJ and Serato Video at a savings, alongside apps like Serato Remote and Serato Remote Mini. If you’ve been wanting to get these, now’s the best time to do it.
New DJ brand Mixars has launched a two-channel mixer called Mixars Duo that’s compatible with Serato DJ. It’s a collaboration between Mixars and Serato that features a mini Innofader, eight performance pads, analogue filters, as well as support for Serato DVS.
Serato just announced a time limited price drop on Serato Video. For just US$99 (formerly US$149), you can purchase the add-on within Serato DJ which lets you mix video alongside your music. We reviewed Serato Video a while back, and thought that it’s an easy way to get into VJing.
A new modular controller called Palette has started to ship. Made up of fader, knob, and button modules that snap together via magnet, Palette hooks up to your laptop via USB through its core module, which is the heart of the entire system. You then build your controller around it, adding up to 18 modules in total.
For many DJs, a digital DJ controller is a great way to play. But for some, the flexibility, expansion potential and usually superior audio quality available through building a DJ system from separate components means that this is often a preferred route. Allen & Heath’s Xone:43C is designed to be the heart of just this type of system.
The Numark NS7III is the latest incarnation of a truly special line of DJ controllers. The NS7 was the ultimate digital take on “two decks and a mixer”. The NS7II went all controllerism on us, with Akai Pro pads, four decks and a whole host of digital developments. Now, with the NS7III, onboard screens have arrived.
Serato DJ 1.8, which adds built-in key detection and display, is available now. This is a free update for all DJs with supported Serato DJ hardware or licences, and you can download it as ever from the Serato website. This release also includes an update to Pitch ‘n Time DJ allowing key shifting and key sync.