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 routines from J. Espinosa and Buck Rogers.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Serato’s Kutcorners and Mr. Sonny James Discuss the Strength of Their Team

R.O.A.D. Podcast

Kutcorners and Mr. Sonny James, members of Serato’s artist relations team, were featured on this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast. The two discussed how the company’s commitment to listening to its users and giving back to the culture has contributed to its success.

Kut and Sonny also gave tips on how to avoid some of the common issues that DJs encounter while using Serato DJ, as well as the lack of unity in the scene.

Watch an excerpt of this week’s interview above and the full episode here.

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Serato Releases Serato DJ Pro 2.2

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Serato DJ
Serato DJ Pro 2.2 (Source: Serato)

Serato has released the latest update for its Serato DJ Pro software, version 2.2.

With it comes a number of improvements and new features, including two which have been requested by users for many years: Day Mode and Play Count. Those features helped make the public beta of 2.2 the most downloaded in the company’s history.

Day Mode makes Serato DJ Pro easier to use in bright conditions, such as pool parties. Play Count enables users to keep track of the number of times a song has been played.

2.2 also includes updates to streaming integration, waveform improvements, and 64-bit support for Serato Video.

Serato DJ Lite, the beginner version of Serato DJ, also sees many of those changes, and is now up to version 1.2.

Serato DJ Pro 2.2 can be downloaded now on Serato’s website. You can also watch Mojaxx‘s first look below.

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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.

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Watch: Nick Bike Delivers Mini Mix for Serato

Nick Bike, a two-time Red Bull Music 3Style Vancouver champion, has put down a soulful set for Serato’s In The Mix series. His performance includes hip-hop, funk, house, and more. It also includes a number of Bike’s own edits.

The Canadian turntablist/producer is a contributor to the DJcity music team, providing exclusive tracks for the record pool. He has also been a special guest at Jazzy Jeff’s PLAYLIST Retreat.

Watch Nick’s performance above.

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Serato Releases Full Version of Serato Studio

The Whooligan makes a beat in Serato Studio. (Source: Serato)

After months of beta testing, Serato has released the full version of its Serato Studio beatmaking software. The full release includes features from the beta like Stem Export and Master Deck Waveform, alongside new features such as Master Key Change and in-app tutorials.

Studio users also have access to the Serato Sounds sample library, which is updated monthly with instruments, drum kits, loops, and FX. The Serato Sounds artist series kicks off with a sample pack from legendary producer Just Blaze, which is now available as a free download.

Serato Studio is available via subscription for $14.99 a month or $9.99 a month billed annually.

Learn more about Serato Studio here, and watch the Whooligan demonstrate some of the features below.

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