Controller Clinic #34: Remix Decks vs SP-6 Sample Player

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Reader Robert writes: “My question is about the SP-6 decks in Serato which I assume are the equivalent to Traktor’s Remix Decks. Traktor has a huge library of remix packs which can be bought to supplement the free stuff. I have checked out Serato’s website and I cant find any substantial material/packs.”

Gemini Joins With Serato For Slate 2 & Slate 4 Controllers

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Big news with Serato DJ Intro 1.2.3, announced today, is support for two upcoming controllers from Gemini: The Gemini Slate and Gemini Slate 4. These are the first controllers Gemini has released that work with Serato.

Traktor Pro 3: The 10 Features We’d Love To See

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So Native Instruments is getting closer to launching its Traktor Kontrol S8, the new jogwheel-free flagship controller that adds screens to help break the reliance on the laptop screen. It wouldn’t take a genius to work out that at some point – either when the S8 drops, but probably shortly afterwards – Traktor 3 will be with us too.

Your First Day With: Serato DJ

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In this week’s instalment of our ongoing “Your First Day With…” series, we get our hands dirty with Serato DJ. We show you how to get the software up and running on your computer, how to get your music library onto it, and how to hook up your controller so you can get on with DJing!

Serato DJ 1.7 Plus Serato Flip, Serato DVS Available Now

Serato DJ 1.7

Serato DJ 1.7 is out now and introduces two new expansion packs: Serato Flip for live edits and remixing, and Serato DVS for digital vinyl system compatibility for select controllers, alongside a host of tweaks and bug fixes.

Review & Video: Reloop Beatmix 4 Serato Controller

Reloop Beatmix 4

Remember the days when DJ controllers came with vague instructions about getting them working with any number of different software options? How things have changed, and the easy-to-use but capable Reloop Beatmix 4 for Serato DJ Intro is a really good example of that.

Review & Video: Serato Remote 1.1 for iPad

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Serato Remote is an app for your iPad that extends functionality of your controller by adding extra controls through its touchscreen interface.