(* If you don’t mind testing it on beta.)
Serato just announced public betas of its latest versions of Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite. Now at versions 2.1 and 1.1 respectively, the updates include the integration of SoundCloud within Serato, allowing you to stream music from SoundCloud’s catalogue. This joins the recent inclusion of Tidal, another music streaming service, in both Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite.
SoundCloud is currently enjoying renewed interest among DJ/producers thanks to its salvo of announcements back at Amsterdam Dance Event 2018. The company said that DJs will be able to stream music from SoundCloud directly within popular DJ apps including Virtual DJ, Traktor and of course Serato. That means you can access playlists and play any SoundCloud track in 256kbps AAC resolution as long as you’ve got an internet connection and a SoundCloud Go+ subscription.
We’ve already reviewed Tidal integration in Serato and found it to be useful for spinning at home or when you’re throwing house parties, and throwing SoundCloud into the streaming mix offers even more possibilities as there are tons of songs there that aren’t available on other streaming platforms or they just aren’t downloadable from SoundCloud.
Check out our First Look below:
What are your thoughts on this new streaming integration in Serato? Think music streaming is the way forward, or are downloads here to stay? Let us know below.