Now available in the beta area of Serato’s website, Serato DJ 1.6 brings a whole host some headline improvements, the biggest of which is – finally – compatibility with Windows 8. While the company is not claiming it is flawless (the aim is for official launch at 1.6.1), this is nonetheless a big leap and long overdue for the potential millions of Windows 8 users of the software. The same story goes for OS X Mac 10.9, although of course the wait there has been considerably smaller.
This is only one of a long list of improvements and fixes. Hardware-wise, all Rane Serato interfaces and mixers are now supported along with Numark’s V7, nameable cue points have arrived (this is huge!), and a particularly annoying bug where sync would halve or double BPM incorrectly when mixing half/double BPM tracks has been stamped on.
To see the full list of changes and take part in the beta testing, again the beta area on Serato’s website is the place.
Is this something you’ve been waiting for? Or do the nameable cue points get you more excited? Maybe you’re an V7 user waiting patiently for your upgrade from ITCH? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!