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 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 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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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.
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.
Serato just announced the Serato DJ 1.9 public beta that includes Pulselocker music streaming integration. The big update lets you stream over 44 million songs, and it comes with a free two-week trial subscription, so Serato DJ users can give it a go right now for free.