SoundSwitch, the software / hardware solution that syncs Serato DJ with DMX lighting, just released a new update. Now at version 1.4, the update gives SoundSwitch software the “Auto Lighting Effect Generator” feature – what this means is that SoundSwitch can now script and sync lighting effects in a song at the push of a button, no manual programming necessary.
It does this by picking out elements in a tune (eg kick drums, snare drums, a song’s musical key) and then using them to create lighting commands. This means you don’t have to spend time manually programming brightness adjustments, effects, and other lighting parameters – SoundSwitch can do all that for you.
SoundSwitch launched on the promise of customisable light shows for DJs, and while it did fulfill that on release, having to manually program the lighting commands within the SoundSwitch software is an extra (and potentially head-scratching) step in the DJ gig preparation stage. With this latest update, SoundSwitch does the heavy lifting so you can get started performing with your own light show straight away without any extra effort. Of course, you still have the option of getting in deep with the scripting and light programming if you like. Watch out for our review of SoundSwitch soon.
• SoundSwitch 1.4 is now available as a free update to existing SoundSwitch users. Check the SoundSwitch site for more details.
Have you tried SoundSwitch yet? If so, what are your thoughts on it? If not, would you want to add it to your gigging set-up? Let us know below.