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.
Watch Mojaxx’s first look above.
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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.
Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.
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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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.
1. Black Eyed Peas – GET LOOSE NOW
The latest update to Serato DJ Pro has arrived and includes support for the Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 mixer. With Serato DJ Pro 2.3.7 and a Serato DJ Club Kit license or subscription, DJs can fully tap into the capabilities of the six-channel mixer.
By using Serato DJ Pro or Serato DVS, DJs are able to control up to four decks, while the mixer offers a number of ways to creatively sculpt your sound including four-band EQ, filters, and effects.
Serato’s Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren says “The Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 gives professional DJs all the flexibility and creativity they need. It’s the first 6-channel mixer supported in Serato, and we’re excited for DJs to be able to add extra instruments and dimensions to their set, while keeping control over the 4 decks in Serato DJ Pro.”
Download Serato DJ Pro 2.3.7 here.
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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.”
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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.
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.
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.
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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