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RANE Announces Its First All-in-One Controller, the ONE


RANE ONE. (Source: Serato)

RANE has officially entered the controller market with the release of the ONE. Similar to the design of the TWELVE, the ONE aims to satisfy the needs of turntablists while providing the convenience of a portable, all-in-one piece of tech.

The ONE features motorized platters with 7.2-inch removable acrylic disks. The mixer section features an adjustable crossfader, allowing scratchers to fine-tune their experience. Each deck has eight RGB pads and includes the Scratch Bank feature recently added to Serato DJ Pro, which allows users to easily load scratch samples or full tracks to either deck.

In related news, Serato has announced their latest update, Serato DJ Pro 2.4.4. This update provides support for the RANE ONE and will be available on their website at 12 PM PST.

Watch Mojaxx’s full review of the RANE ONE controller below.

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Beatsource Teams With Serato for All-Stars Competition

Beatsource All-Stars Competition

Beatsource is all about recognizing talented DJs. That’s why they have teamed up with Serato on the Beatsource All-Stars competition. DJs from around the world can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 paid headlining DJ set on Serato’s Twitch channel on Dec. 23, 2020. The winner will perform along with Four Color Zack, DJ Spider, and DJ Diamond Kuts.

How to enter

  1. Film yourself performing a 10-minute mix using Beatsource LINK and Serato DJ. You can only use tracks from Beatsource LINK.
  2. Upload your video to IGTV and tag #BeatsourceAllstars, @serato, and @beatsourceofficial in your caption. Your video must be published by midnight PST on Dec. 8, 2020.

Judging

Beatsource will review all entries on Dec. 9, 2020, and select one winner on Dec. 16, 2020. The mixes will be judged on creativity and vibe.

Additional prizes

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First Look: Pioneer DDJ-FLX6 4-Channel DJ Controller for rekordbox and Serato DJ Pro

Pioneer DDJ-FLX6
Pioneer DDJ-FLX6. (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-FLX6, a brand new four-channel controller supported in both rekordbox and Serato DJ Pro. The controller combines unique features and a professional club-style layout while staying portable and affordable.

The DDJ-FLX6 introduces Merge FX, a new feature that makes it easy for DJs to mix different music styles. The controller includes the Jog Cutter function that applies a professional scratch effect to the last Hot Cue or playback position on the deck in use and built-in presets containing a combination of Serato DJ Pro effects and looping controls. First introduced for the DJM-S11, the DDJ-FLX6 features Scratch Bank, which allows users to load scratch samples or full tracks for pad mode use.

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes an in-depth first look at the multifaceted development.

Watch below.

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Pioneer DJ Announces DJM-S11 Mixer


(Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced the DJM-S11 mixer, the successor to its game-changing DJM-S9. The two-channel, four-deck battle mixer builds off the success of the previous iteration with some major additions while improving on its predecessor’s key features.

Most notably, the DJM-S11 comes equipped with a 4.3-inch touch screen that displays waveforms, a track browser, FX, and more. The display has a day mode option, similar to that of Serato DJ Pro, which makes the screen easier to view in daylight. An industry-first feature called “Deck 3/4 Control” allows access to decks three and four via the touch screen, to enhance the creative possibilities of live mashups and remixes.

Another notable addition is that the mixer includes dual USB inputs for connecting CDJs and controllers. It features a number of new pad modes as well.

Pioneer DJ will also be releasing the DJM-S11-SE, a special edition that is visually reminiscent of their highly-regarded DJM-909 mixer.

The DJM-S11 is available now at a suggested retail price of $1,999 USD, while the DJM-S11-SE retails for $2,099 USD. In related news, Serato has released Serato DJ Pro 2.4.1, which includes support for the mixers.

Watch Pioneer DJ’s introductory video along with Mojaxx‘s first look below.

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Beatsource LINK in Serato DJ Walkthrough With Mojaxx

Tips and Tricks host, Mojaxx, provides a walkthrough of Beatsource LINK’s new integration with Serato DJ, which was introduced in Serato DJ Pro 2.4 and 1.4 on Monday. He shows you how to set up LINK in Serato and get the most out of the service.

Get a free trial of Beatsource LINK here and download Serato DJ here.

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Beatsource LINK Is Now Available in Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK Is Now Available in Serato DJ
(Source: Beatsource)

The Beatsource LINK streaming service for open-format DJs can now be used with the industry-standard performance software, Serato DJ. The highly anticipated integration is available in Serato DJ Pro 2.4 and Lite 1.4, which were released on Monday.

Launched in May, Beatsource LINK lets DJs stream tracks from the Beatsource library, including thousands of expertly curated playlists, directly from their DJ software.

A-Trak, renowned DJ/producer and Beatsource board member, says:

“It’s inevitable that DJs will need access to the massive streaming libraries of songs for their DJ sets. The important thing is to not force DJs to change the equipment or software that they use. That’s why Beatsource’s integration into Serato is so important. Also, what impressed me the most was the ability to create playlists on the Beatsource site as you’re searching for music and having them sync up to your Serato.”

Brian “DJ Quickie” Wong, president of Beatsource, adds:

“Lead by Serato in the early 2000’s, the transition from vinyl to digital changed DJing forever. Trailblazers like A-Trak, DJ AM, and Jazzy Jeff opened our minds to what Serato’s technology could allow us to do. Today, over 15 years later, we are living in a moment that will again change DJing forever. DJs no longer need to shop for, purchase, and store their music. Instead, DJs will simply access the Beatsource DJ library, which will be available instantly and everywhere with Serato, and the value will be in each DJs curation and knowledge of their personal playlists and crates. DJs will no longer be limited by what they can own and store, but rather by what they can do with their musical creativity. This opens up a world of imagination for the next generation of DJs, and I can’t wait to see what they do with our technology.”

Beatport LINK, which is based on the same technology as Beatsource LINK, is also now available in Serato DJ Pro 2.4 and Lite 2.4.

Get a free trial of Beatsource LINK here and download Serato DJ here.

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First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.4 and Lite 1.4 Public Beta

Earlier today, Serato announced the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.4 and Lite 1.4. On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at Serato’s new beta versions, which feature both Beatsource and Beatport LINK integration and other new features.

Download the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.4 or Lite 1.4 here and try Beatsource LINK for free here.

Watch Mojaxx’s first look above.

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Beatsource LINK Is Coming to Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK x Serato DJ

Beatsource has announced that its streaming service for open-format DJs will be available in Serato DJ Pro 2.4 and Lite 1.4 in October. The highly anticipated integration brings Beatsource LINK to the most popular DJ software in the world.

Those who don’t want to wait can test LINK in the public beta versions of Serato DJ Pro 2.4 or Lite 1.4, which are available now. DJs who participate in the beta will have the opportunity to improve LINK in Serato DJ before its official release.

Launched in May, LINK lets DJs stream tracks from the Beatsource library, including thousands of playlists directly from their DJ software. In addition to Serato DJ, LINK is also available in Pioneer DJ rekordbox, VirtualDJ, Algoriddim djay and djay Pro, and Hercules DJUCED. More integrations are expected soon.

Try LINK for free here and get access to the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.4 or Lite 1.4 here.

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DJ IKU Demonstrates Toneplay Routine on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, showcases his toneplay skills while performing a hip-hop quick mix on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion utilizes Serato DJ‘s Key Shift function to execute the transitions.

Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.

Tracklist:

1. Cam’ron – Oh Boy
2. Trey Songz ft. Summer Walker – Back Home
3. Juice WRLD & Marshmello ft. Polo G & The Kid LAROI – Hate The Other Side
4. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
5. Wiz Khalifa – Still Wiz
6. 6ix9ine – P#NANI
7. Saweetie – Tap In
8. Too $hort – Blow The Whistle
9. Ant Banks ft. MC Ren – Got Ta Hustle
10. Pop Smoke ft. Tyga & Quavo – West Coast Sh#t

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DJ IKU Reviews the DDJ-SB3-S on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, reviews Pioneer DJ‘s DDJ-SB3-S 2-channel controller on the latest installment of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

In the episode, the 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion demonstrates his favorite features including the Back Spin, Echo Out, FX Fade, and Pad Scratch.

Watch DJ IKU’s review above.

Tracklist:

1. Black Eyed Peas – GET LOOSE NOW

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