Serato just announced the release of Serato DJ 1.9.9. The update includes support for the new Roland DJ-202 and Roland DJ-505 controllers which were announced a few months back.
The Roland DJ-505 is a two-channel controller that has a hardware step sequencer onboard with samples from the legendary Roland TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines. It also comes with Roland’s VFX vocal effects engine that can be used when a mic is plugged in.
The Roland DJ-202 is a more compact controller and, while it doesn’t come with a dedicated step sequencer, you can still sequence drum grooves using the performance pads with sounds from the TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines.
Watch out for our review of these two new DJ controllers soon.
• Serato DJ 1.9.9 is now available. Check the Serato site for more details.
What do you think of these two new controllers? Think the sequencer is interesting for live production work, or does it make DJing too complicated? Share your thoughts below.