Serato Releases Free Pyro Music App, Redefines Shuffle

Serato just launched Pyro, an free iOS music playlist app aimed squarely at consumers (ie non-DJs). It can automatically arrange songs in a playlist according to how well they’d go together, and then you can leave it running throughout the entire party as it seamlessly mixes all the tunes you’ve picked.

Serato DJ 1.7.8: Now Plays Nicely With iTunes Again

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.

How The Turntable Of The Future Might Look

Well, maybe not, but it got your attention…. right? This conceptual mock-up picture popped up in our VIP Platinum Facebook Group, promoting a huge discussion about where the turntable might go from here – but while it’s certainly eye-catching, there are certain obvious flaws in our view.

Get Serato Video At 30% Off

Serato Video is on sale at 30% discount in the Serato Store until June 12. Serato Video is an add-on that lets you play video straight from your laptop running Serato DJ. It supports a variety of files, including MOV (video), MP3+G (karaoke), and QTZ (visuals), making it an easy way to get video into your DJ sets.

Hercules Jogvision & Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 Are Serato DJ Intro Ready

Serato DJ has announced the latest version of Serato DJ Intro that includes compatibility with the new Hercules DJControl Jogvision and Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 controllers. Now at version 1.2.5, Serato DJ Intro is the entry-level version of the company’s flagship Serato DJ software. A free 14-day trial of Serato DJ is included.

Serato DJ 1.7.5 Released, Supports Rane TTM57mkII Mixer

Having pushed out a big software update last week, Serato has just released an incremental one to Serato DJ. Now at version 1.7.5, the new update includes plug and play support for Rane’s brand new TTM57mkII mixer. Smoother CDJ response in HID mode and better sound when scratching with are among the improvements too.

Controller Clinic #39: Traktor Kontrol S8 Vs Pioneer DDJ-SX2

Digital DJ Tips member Sean Gretka writes: “I am currently using Serato DJ with an SL2 box and my Vestax turntables. I have decided to sell my old set up and upgrade to a Pioneer DDJ SX2 so I can take advantage of more of Serato’s features, plus the touchpads on the SX2 look like fun! but then I saw the Traktor Kontrol S8…”