Users will find that when they have their Opus Quad firmware and drivers up to date and they download and run Serato DJ Pro on their laptops, plugging in the hardware will allow full control from the unit.
Additionally, on the screen of the Opus Quad it will be possible to browse the music library in Serato DJ Pro, which means less time looking at the laptop when DJing.
More info on the Pioneer DJ website.
This does not require a purchase of Serato (we double-checked with Pioneer DJ). Of course such tie-ins will be much simpler for Pioneer DJ now that it owns Serato.
It will be interesting to see how well the software uses the Opus Quad’s screen, because it is such a nice part of the unit.
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Also, when VirtualDJ announces proactive software compatibility with DJ units that have screens, it often seems to do a better job of this kind of thing than “official” partnerships like these do – we look forward to taking a close look at this when we return to the studio after our current summer break.
The Opus Quad is shaping up into a powerful all-rounder, Pioneer DJ’s answer to Denon DJ’s excellent Prime 4+.