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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
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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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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-XP2 Add-On Controller

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP2

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP2

Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-XP2, an add-on controller for rekordbox dj and Serato DJ Pro.

The DDJ-XP2 adds to the functionality of the DDJ-XP1, but retains the build quality and layout of the original unit.

Key new features include:

– Works natively with both rekordbox dj and Serato DJ Pro

– 32 performance pads

– Silent Cue feature available in Serato DJ Pro for the first time

– Unique Slide FX control

Watch’s Mojaxx‘s first look below.

Related Post: Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP1 Review

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.

Related Post: Serato Announces Serato DJ Pro 2.2 Public Beta

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.

Related Post: Serato Announces Serato DJ Pro 2.2 Public Beta

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

Mojaxx

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.

Follow DJ Cable on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Related: Watch Tymz Two’s Routine for Serato

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