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First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.5.11

Serato has released the latest version of its flagship DJ Pro software, 2.5.11, which includes the promised support for Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-RX3. The standalone device, released in late 2021, can play files directly from USB, Rekordbox DJ, and now, from Serato DJ Pro. Mojaxx takes a first look on the new episode of Beatsource Tech.

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Serato Boxes Are Dead, and That’s a Problem

With so many OS and software updates, and products being discontinued, the writing is now on the wall for separate audio interfaces for Serato DJ Pro. In the new episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx explains why that is a problem, and asks the industry to do something about it.

Watch the video above.

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Mojaxx Reviews Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-REV1 and DDJ-REV7

Mojaxx reviews Pioneer DJ’s new controllers, the DDJ-REV1 and DDJ-REV7 on the first episode of his new Beatsource Tech series. The DDJ-REV1 is an entry-level, two-channel controller for Serato DJ Lite, and the DDJ-REV7 is a two-channel controller for Serato DJ Pro with motorized platters that provides the mixer and turntable experience in one unit.

Both are part of the new DDJ-REV series that takes inspiration for its layout from a professional DJM-S mixer plus turntable setup and adds innovative features for open format DJs.

“The ‘REV’ series of controllers are a new and exciting chapter for Serato and Pioneer DJ,” says Serato Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren. “Following up on the DDJ-SB3 was never going to be easy, with a brand new layout and innovative features we’re confident beginners are going to love learning on DDJ-REV1. For our professional DJs, the DDJ-REV7 is one of the most powerful controllers we’ve ever worked on and it’s exciting to have motorized jog wheels make their debut on a Pioneer DJ controller.”

Watch Mojaxx’s review for the DDJ-REV7 above and for the DDJ-REV1 below.

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First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.5.7 Update With Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000 Support

Pioneer DJ‘s latest flagship multi-player is now an official Serato accessory via the newest upgrade to Serato DJ Pro, Serato DJ Pro’s 2.5.7. Building on the legacy of the CDJ-2000NXS2, the CDJ-3000 features several powerful improvements, including an enhanced MPU, redesigned hardware components, and a 9-inch, high-resolution touch screen. However, complete control of Serato DJ Pro with the CDJ-3000 requires using HID mode, including Serato’s colored waveforms on the display.

“As clubs and festivals open worldwide, support for the CDJ-3000 has been a highly requested feature for Serato DJs.” says Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren. “We’re pleased to bring this support in Serato DJ Pro 2.5.7, with the reliability and quality our professional DJs expect.”

Download Serato DJ Pro 2.5.7 by clicking here.

To use the CDJ-3000 with Serato DJ Pro, you need to ensure it uses the latest firmware version. You can download this from Pioneer DJ by clicking here.

Mojaxx takes a first look at the integration in this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks. Watch above.

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Mojaxx Gives Walkthrough of Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode in Serato DJ

On Monday, Serato released Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5. Among other updates, both versions added support for Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, a highly anticipated feature that enables DJs to use LINK without an internet connection. Watch above to see DJcityTV’s Mojaxx provide a walkthrough of the feature.

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Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Streaming is the future of DJing, but DJs need to be able to mix with or without an internet connection. Today, we’re excited to announce that Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, which enables DJs to mix without Wi-Fi, is finally available in Serato DJ. The update, which is integrated with Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5, follows over a month of public beta testing.

Asher “Styles Davis” Finkel, at Beatsource, says:

“We’re super excited to be the first service to bring offline mode for streaming content to Serato DJ. We know that DJs need to build trust with streaming technology, and our offline locker will provide the stability and insurance they need. This is a watershed moment in the way DJs get music.”

Download Serato Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 here and start your free trial of Beatsource LINK here.

Watch a tutorial on how to use the offline mode below:

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First Look: Denon DJ Engine OS 1.6 With Serato DJ Pro Integration

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at Denon DJ’s Engine OS 1.6, as well as the newly announced integration of Serato DJ Pro with the SC6000 range of players.

Download the latest Denon DJ 1.6 firmware update here.

Watch Mo’s first look above.

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First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.5 Public Beta

Earlier today, Serato launched the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5. In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at the Serato DJ Pro 2.5 beta, which includes support for macOS 11 Big Sur, improved Phase functionality, and an offline locker for Beatsource LINK and Beatport LINK.

Download the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.5 or Lite 1.5 here and try Beatsource LINK for free here.

Watch Mo’s first look above.

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Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Coming to Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Coming to Serato DJ

In October, after months of anticipation, Beatsource integrated the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs with Serato DJ. It was a groundbreaking advancement; however, it was just the beginning of their partnership with Serato.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, which enables DJs to mix without an internet connection, is coming to Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 soon. You’ll be able to mix anywhere with Beatsource LINK.

Can’t wait? You can test Beatsource LINK’s offline mode in the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 here.

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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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