Serato is celebrating two decades in business with a series of anniversary releases. First, a three-part documentary chronicling the company’s history has been developed. Also, a limited-edition anniversary box set is available for sale that includes two 20th Anniversary Serato control vinyl and a 20th Anniversary photograph book tracing the story of Serato from 1999 to 2019. These two items are now available on Serato’s website.
Serato has expanded from the minds of two New Zealand-based computer science students to be a worldwide product and tech staple. DJs including the likes of A-Trak, Jazzy Jeff, Rich Medina, Mix Master Mike, DJ Spinna, and more appear in the documentary.
Watch part one below.
For more information, visit Serato’s website.
Legendary West Coast DJ/producer, DJ Revolution, was presented with Serato‘s “Routine of the Year” award for 2019. His award-winning performance on Serato‘s In The Mix series includes a variety of hip-hop, rap, funk, and more.
DJ Revolution is mostly known for his DJ residency with Sway & King Tech on their nationally syndicated hip-hop radio exhibition called The Wakeup Show. He is also an instructor at Scratch DJ Academy‘s Los Angeles location.
Watch DJ Revolution‘s performance above.
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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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DJcity and Beatsource hosted two events at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which took place October 15 to 20. The first was a brunch with Serato and DJcity, and the second was a Beatsource mixer.
Watch a recap of the week above.
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