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Serato’s Latest DJ Pro 2.3.3 Upgrade Integrates With Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-XZ System


Serato’s 2.3.3 integrated with Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-XZ (Source: Serato)

Serato‘s continued push into supporting the mobile and club DJ industry continues via its launch of the latest edition of Serato DJ Pro 2.3.3. With this update, Serato can officially integrate with Pioneer DJ‘s four-month-old all-in-one DJ system: the XDJ-XZ. The DJ software’s colored waveforms now appear on Pioneer’s seven-inch screen and CDJ-sized jog wheel displays. Furthermore, Serato DJ Pro support for the XDJ-XZ allows for four-deck mixing capabilities and other Serato specific software features to be enabled.

Serato Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren says, “It’s super exciting to deliver official Serato support for the XDJ-XZ. This powerhouse has already proven to be immensely popular – the versatility of this all-in-one system means it could take center stage at house parties, mobile gigs, and professional club setups. We’re really looking forward to seeing what DJs can do with the XDJ-XZ when used with Serato DJ Pro.”

Download Serato 2.3.3 here and watch Mojaxx‘s full review below.

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Mojaxx Reviews Hercules’ DJControl Starlight

In this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx discusses how well the Hercules DJControl Starlight improves mixing on the go.

The portable controller has bass EQ/filter knobs, touch-sensitive jog wheels, and RGB backlighting to allow for easy mixing. It also comes with Serato DJ Lite software.

Watch Mojaxx’s review above.

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Serato and DJcity Launch Serato Studio Beat Making Competition

To celebrate the release of Serato Studio 1.4, Serato and DJcity have collaborated on a beat making challenge. Aspiring producers have until January 28, 2020 for their chance to win $4000 worth of Pioneer DJ gear, Serato Studio and Serato DJ Suite licences, a one-year DJcity record pool subscription, and a $50 Beatsource gift card.

To enter, applicants must make a one-minute DJ edit using Serato Studio and the acapella provided by DJcity Records, Makasi & Gregoir Cruz‘ “Manos En Mi” featuring Tima Dee. Then, film your creation and share the video to Instagram (tag @seratostudio and use the hashtag #seratostudio in your post).

Click here for more details.

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Serato Releases Serato DJ Lite 1.3.2

Serato has released the latest update for its Serato DJ Lite software, version 1.3.2.

The release includes Serato’s signature beatgrids, free demo tracks to learn to mix with, plus a new in-app learning experience taking users through key features in the software.

“We’re always looking to make beginner DJs learning experience with our software more enjoyable and fulfilling,” says Chief Strategy Officer, Nick Maclaren. “Integrating Beatgrids into Serato DJ Lite prepares DJs for what to expect on DJ Pro, while the addition of demo tracks and a new in-app educational experience will support beginners learning how to DJ. We can’t wait to see who these new users become in the DJ world.”

Serato DJ Lite 1.3.2 can be downloaded now on Serato’s website.

Watch the update video above.

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Pioneer DJ Releases XDJ-XZ Controller

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ
Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ controller (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has released a new all-in-one controller, the XDJ-XZ.

The device, which can be used with USB drives or a rekordbox-equipped laptop, “feels exactly like you’re using the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2,” according to the press release. Serato DJ Pro support will be added in early 2020.

“It is the closest thing you can get to a full two deck [Pioneer DJ] NXS2 setup at around a third of the price,” DJcityTV’s Mojaxx says.

The XDJ-XZ is available now at $2,299. Watch Mo’s first look below and stay tuned for a full review.

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Watch: DJcity and Beatsource at Amsterdam Dance Event

DJcity and Beatsource hosted two events at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which took place October 15 to 20. The first was a brunch with Serato and DJcity, and the second was a Beatsource mixer.

Watch a recap of the week above.

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Serato DJ Pro 2.3.1 Adds Support for Denon DJ PRIME 4 and SC5000M

Serato has released Serato DJ Pro 2.3.1, an update that provides support for the Denon DJ PRIME 4 controller and SC5000M media player. Upon updating DJ Pro and the Denon DJ firmware, the units will work as Official Serato Accessories with enhanced functionality like hot cues, FX, and more.

Watch Mojaxx‘s first look above and download Serato DJ Pro 2.3.1 here.

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iZotope Mastering Software Now Available in Serato Studio


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Serato has teamed up with iZotope to bring their powerful music mastering software to Serato Studio. iZotope’s Ozone 9 Elements plug-in is now included in Serato Studio users’ subscriptions.

Ozone 9 Elements comes with a selection of mastering presets that allow beatmakers to produce professional-sounding tracks. For a more tailored sound, the plug-in’s “Master Assistant” feature will analyze your track and create a custom preset based on your style.

Watch Serato’s Ozone 9 Elements video below and click here for more info.

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Mojaxx Shares Quick Tip for Serato DJ Pro

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx shares his favorite shortcut in Serato DJ Pro. This trick lets you quickly reset parameters within the software.

Watch above.

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DJcity Teams With Serato for Serato Studio Workshop Series, ‘DJs Make Beats’

DJs Make Beats workshop

DJs Make Beats workshop
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DJcity has teamed up with Serato to host a series of Serato Studio workshops called DJs Make Beats. The workshops will teach DJs how to quickly transform their ideas into beats using Serato’s beat making software, Serato Studio.

The workshops will take place in five cities across the West Coast of North America during October. Check out the schedule below. Space is limited; RSVP is required.

Vancouver
October 7
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fortune Sound Club
Register now

Las Vegas
October 24
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Park on Fremont
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Los Angeles (Hollywood)
October 27
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ruby Theater
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Oakland
October 28
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
YR Media
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Los Angeles (West LA)
October 29
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Scratch DJ Academy
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Download a free trial of Serato Studio here.

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