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.
Master Waveform in Serato Studio Beta (Source: Serato)
After putting it on hold due to high demand, Serato has reopened the beta for its Serato Studio beatmaking software. The company has also added several highly-requested features, including Master Track Waveform, Library Preview, Stem Export, and more.
“Since launching the first beta we’ve been busy gathering feedback on Studio and channeling that into development,” Nick Maclaren, chief strategy officer at Serato, said in the press release. “Serato Studio is constantly evolving as we continue to build it with the community.”
In addition to the software update, Serato has announced pricing for Studio. Subscribers will be able to access Studio for $14.99 a month or $9.99 a month billed annually.
“Our model is built on regular software updates, which means subscribers get a continuous flow of new features and workflow improvements,” says Maclaren. “You’ll also get monthly sound pack drops from renowned producers like Just Blaze, through to world-class sound designers and labels.”
In the meantime, Serato has made the Dusty Crates sound pack available as a free download for all beta members. It contains almost a GB of soul, funk, and R&B influenced instruments and samples.
UPDATE (MAY 1): Serato has reopened the beta after putting it on pause.
Serato on Wednesday 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.
DJ/production duo Live Evil have delivered a unique set for Serato’s In The Mix series. In their performance, consisting mostly of throwback hip-hop, the Vancouver natives combine DJing with live instrumentation to flip tracks on the fly.
Live Evil is made up of DJcity Canada team member DJ Marvel and Serato artist relations representative Kutkorners.
Trayze has dropped a live remix of the classic house track “Percolator,” along with a breakdown of his equipment setup. In the routine, he uses Serato DJ Pro’s recently added TR-SYNC feature with a Roland TR-08 drum machine.
After the performance, Trayze shows how he combines the TR-08 with his turntable setup and Serato DJ Pro. Using the TR-SYNC feature, he is able to match the BPM of the track with that of the drum machine.
Formerly known as Cajmere, Green Velvet‘s Chicago house anthem “Percolator” has been a staple for dance music DJs since its release in 1992.
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.