Wow that was quick – Serato just released an incremental update to Serato DJ, which includes a bug fix that specifically addresses Pioneer DJ controllers not working with Mac OSX 10.11.4.
It also brings support for Denon DJ’s upcoming MCX8000 flagship controller, as well as Official Serato Accessory certification for the Numark Dashboard device, which is essentially an add-on display unit for any DJ set-up that shows three dedicated Serato DJ screens.
Onboard screens are where controllers seem to be heading – if you haven’t tried the Numark NV yet, or the Traktor Kontrol S8 if you’re a Traktor user, they really do allow you to keep your laptop out of sight, letting you focus more on just the controller itself and your crowd.
As for the Pioneer DJ bug fix, we still recommend a “wait and see” approach to all you Mac users regarding updating to El Capitan OSX 10.11.4 (it’s currently in its beta, with a public release slated later this month). But for those of you who may have done the OSX update and ran into problems with Serato DJ and your Pioneer DJ controller, this could potentially be the fix you’re looking for.
• Serato DJ 1.8.2 is now available as a free update. Visit the Serato DJ website for more details.
Are you using a DJ controller with onboard screens? Do you think they let DJs connect with their crowd more, or do you think they’re unnecessary? Let us know below.