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Serato Announces ‘Serato Studio’ Production Software

Serato Studio

Serato Studio
Serato Studio. (Source: Serato)

UPDATE (MAY 1): Serato has reopened the beta after putting it on pause.

Serato on Wednesday announced its entry into the music production market with its Serato Studio software.

The application aims to lower the barrier to entry for DJs who are interested in music production. Features include access to the Serato DJ library, waveform displays, cue points, and time-stretching and key detection with Pitch ‘n Time.

Serato Studio works with a range of Serato-enabled hardware such as mixers and controllers, allowing them to function as MIDI controllers.

It is currently available as a limited public beta. Upon its full release, Serato Studio will be available via subscription to allow for regular software updates and additional sample content.

Sign up for the beta here and watch Mojaxx‘s first look below.

Related: First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1

Native Instruments Announces Details of MASSIVE X

Native Instruments Massive X

Native Instruments Massive X
MASSIVE X. (Source: Native Instruments)

Native Instruments has revealed the details of MASSIVE X, a long-awaited update to their popular sound design software. It is scheduled for a June release.

MASSIVE X comes with a redesigned user interface, over 100 wavetables, new modulation options, and more. It will be available as a free download for users of Native Instruments’ KOMPLETE 12 software.

Read more about MASSIVE X here.

Related: First Look: Native Instruments Traktor Pro 3.1

DJcity and Ortofon Team for Limited Edition Concorde Cartridges

Ortofon

DJcity and Ortofon have teamed up for a limited edition of DJcity-branded Concorde MkII Scratch cartridges. There are only 30 units in the first run, and they are available only on DJcity.

Watch Mojaxx discuss how and why the partnership came about on this week’s Tips and Tricks.

Related: Review: Ortofon Concorde MkII Series

Watch Trayze Perform Live Remix With Roland TR-08 and Serato DJ Pro TR-SYNC

Trayze

Trayze has dropped a live remix of the classic house track “Percolator,” along with a breakdown of his equipment setup. In the routine, he uses Serato DJ Pro’s recently added TR-SYNC feature with a Roland TR-08 drum machine.

After the performance, Trayze shows how he combines the TR-08 with his turntable setup and Serato DJ Pro. Using the TR-SYNC feature, he is able to match the BPM of the track with that of the drum machine.

Formerly known as Cajmere, Green Velvet‘s Chicago house anthem “Percolator” has been a staple for dance music DJs since its release in 1992.

Watch Trayze’s routine above.

Related: Trayze Drops ’90s Blends Pack: DJcity Exclusive

How to Recover an Unsaved Recording in Serato DJ Pro

Mojaxx

Recording a mix in Serato DJ Pro is a fairly straightforward process. But what happens when you finish your DJ set and forget to click “save?” Fortunately, the software has a feature that will temporarily store your unsaved work.

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Tips & Tricks, Mojaxx explains how to recover a seemingly lost recording in Serato DJ Pro.

Related: Is Reloop’s Tape 2 the Best Way to Record DJ Sets?

Native Instruments Releases Traktor Pro 3.1

Traktor Pro

Traktor Pro
Traktor Pro. (Source: Native Instruments)

Native Instruments has released an update to their flagship DJ software, Traktor Pro 3.1. The update was announced at the NAMM Show in January.

Traktor Pro 3.1 introduces a number of new features in addition to the standard stability improvements and bug fixes. Screen layout options now include both a parallel waveform view and a single-deck view. DJs who use the Kontrol S8 and D2 now have the option of custom-mapping their controllers.

Native Instruments has also upgraded the firmware for the Kontrol S4, allowing the controller to be used as a standalone mixer with no laptop needed.

Traktor Pro 3.1 is a free upgrade for Traktor Pro 3 owners.

Related: Review: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Controller

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