All four decks of Serato can be controlled, and the players get RGB waveforms and easy access to Serato’s library via their 10″ touchscreens.
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All Serato’s main features are included, from basic DJ playback and mixing, to hot cues, loops, loop roll, slicer, sampler, beatjump and Pitch Play (Pitch ‘N Time DJ licence required for the latter).
All important track information and functions are available including time, loop, sync, BPM, pitch range, pitch percentage adjust, and needle-drop track search
The players are classed as “Official Serato Accessories”, meaning they need to be used with a mixer that works with Serato – which most do nowadays, including the Denon DJ X1850 Prime that pairs with these players.
This is a coup for Denon DJ, as Pioneer DJ’s own flagship media player, the CDJ-3000, is still waiting for Serato compatibility to be announced. (Serato has been compatible with the previous generation of players, the SC5000 and SC5000M, since October 2019.)
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The functionality comes with the forthcoming Serato DJ Pro version 2.4.6, due Tuesday 9 March. Players will need to be updated to the Engine OS 1.6 firmware.