Serato Warns Against Upgrading to macOS Catalina

Serato users should wait to upgrade to macOS Catalina. (Source: Serato)

Serato has issued a warning telling users to hold off on updating to macOS Catalina. The software maker has discovered some performance issues with Serato DJ Lite and DJ Pro while testing the beta version of Apple’s upcoming operating system.

Here’s what Mojaxx has to say:

“At DJcity we always recommend that users hold off from doing major operating system updates until software developers and hardware manufacturers have given the definite all-clear for you to safely go ahead.

In the past, we’ve even seen new audio issues appear between the final beta and full releases of a new OS. So unless you absolutely HAVE to upgrade for some reason, we recommend you wait until you’re certain there won’t be problems.”

Stay tuned for more information from Serato.

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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-1000SRT Controller

Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000SRT

Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000SRT
Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000SRT (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced its latest Serato-enabled controller, the DDJ-1000SRT. The unit is based on the company’s club-standard CDJ and DJM mixer setup. The four-channel controller features full-sized jog wheels, 16 performance pads, two FX banks, DVS support, and more.

The DDJ-1000SRT unlocks Serato DJ Pro, and the first 5,000 units sold will also come with Serato DJ Suite. Suite includes Pitch ‘n Time, Serato Flip, Serato Video, and more.

Watch Mojaxx‘s first look below, as well as a performance from Buck Rogers.

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Using Beat Jump Feature for Track Preparation

Tips and Tricks

On this week’s Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx explains how to use Serato DJ Pro’s Beat Jump feature, not for performance, but for track preparation. The feature is also found in Traktor Pro and rekordbox DJ.

Watch above.

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Serato Announces Serato DJ Pro 2.2 Public Beta

Tips and Tricks Serato Play Count

After teasing some new features on Instagram last week, Serato has announced the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.2. In addition to bug fixes and 64-bit processing in Serato Video, it also contains two long-awaited features: play count and day mode.

Mojaxx takes a first look at the updates on this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks.

Related Post: Serato Reopens Serato Studio Beta, Adds New Features

Serato Announces ‘Serato Studio’ Production Software

Serato Studio

Serato Studio
Serato Studio. (Source: Serato)

Serato has 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

First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1

Tips and Tricks

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1. New features include MIDI remapping for Serato accessories, support for the Reloop RP-8000 MK2 turntable, and TR-SYNC for Roland drum machines.

Watch above.

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

How to Recover an Unsaved Recording in Serato DJ Pro


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?

Watch DJ Cable’s Grime Routine for Serato

DJ Cable

One of the UK’s best skilled DJ’s, DJ Cable stopped by the Serato London studio to deliver an incredible grime mix. The mix features old and new grime tracks, including some unreleased dubs!

Watch his set above.

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Related: Watch Tymz Two’s Routine for Serato

First Look: Rane SEVENTY-TWO Firmware 1.3 Beta


As with any modern digital DJ device, it’s important to keep up with firmware updates. On this episode of Tips and Tricks, DJcityTV’s Mojaxx takes a quick look at the beta firmware update for Rane’s SEVENTY-TWO mixer. The update was recently released in conjunction with the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.1.

Related: First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.1 Beta With TIDAL Integration

First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.1 Beta With TIDAL Integration

Serato DJ Pro

Following their announcement last week, Serato has released the Serato DJ Pro 2.1 Public Beta. This version sees the return of music streaming to the software, among other additions.

With the update, TIDAL subscribers are able to play songs from their playlists within Serato. This feature also works with the Serato DJ Lite 1.1 Public Beta.

Another notable feature in this beta is the Serato Play expansion pack. This builds off of the practice mode feature by enabling control over four virtual decks with pitch sliders, faders, and effects using keyboard shortcuts in place of hardware.

Watch Mojaxx‘s first look at the Serato DJ Pro 2.1 Public Beta above.

Related: Serato to Launch Streaming Integrations With SoundCloud and TIDAL