Users of the Numark Mixtrack Pro, Pioneer DDJ-Ergo and Denon DJ MC2000 can now upgrade from the Serato DJ Intro software as supplied with their controllers to Serato DJ, Serato’s flagship DJ controller software. The one-off US$199 upgrade is available as of today from the Serato website. It currently includes a free licence for the Serato Video plugin, normal price US$149, which lets you mix music videos or add visuals to your sets.
Apart from the Serato Video sweetener, other benefits of Serato DJ over Serato DJ Intro include new iZotope-powered effects, Midi mapping for adding extra control devices, the ability to record sets, better looping, more cue points, “smart crates” (which are like Smart Playlists in iTunes) and a more capable sampler. Serato DJ is compatible with your existing Serato DJ Intro library, and is plug and play in the same way that Serato DJ Intro is. (Read our Serato DJ review to help you decide if it’s worth the upgrade.)
The Serato DJ 1.1 upgrade which allows use of these controllers is available now.
• Rollout for Serato ITCH controller and other Serato DJ Intro controllers is planned over the coming months, as are further features for the software. You can sign up to be informed when the software is ready for your controller.
Are you a Mixtrack Pro, MC2000 or DDJ-Ergo user who’s been waiting for this upgrade? Have you made the upgrade and if so, what are your first thoughts? Or are you an ITCH user still waiting patiently for the software to arrive for your controller? Please share your views in the comments.