Serato has just launched version 1.6 of Serato DJ, a mainstay among digital DJs. The beta has been floating around since December. It’s received rave responses and drastically changes the Serato product landscape. One of the biggest pieces of news to come out is support for a huge number of Rane (and other) products, including:
- Rane SL2/SL3/SL4 soundcards
- Rane Sixty-One / Sixty-Two / Sixty-Eight mixers
- Denon DJ MC6000 MKII
- Numark V7
- Pioneer DDJ-SZ
- Reloop Terminal Mix 8
The update also makes the paid Jet Pack FX and (kickass) Pitch n’ Time expansion packs available as included features for all Serato DJ users. Serato’s Pitch n’ Time is widely regarded as one of the best in the business, and even has a special integration in Apple’s Logic Pro.
For all the Serato Scratch Live users out there, Serato came to the table with even more great news. From DJ 1.6 forward, the foundations of the two programs have been unified. This means that existing Scratch Live users can migrate to DJ. For FREE. Serato is bundling a migration tool with DJ that will bring all your Scratch Live crates and playlists directly into the new program. No mess, no fuss.
This feature-packed update is also, for the first time, Mac OSX Mavericks-compatible. With many production programs and DAWs still struggling with Mavericks compatibility, this is a welcome addition. Serato DJ is available for Mac and PC, and can be purchased here.
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