Serato Audio Research has released a free update to their digital dj software, Itch. Version 1.1 does not bring any major features like effects but addresses bugs, streamlines the software and adds a few helpful extras. Read on for more details after the break.
Normally we don’t like to cut and paste press releases but Dj TechTools is supposed to be on vacation this week, so the easy route is just going to have to cut it one this one. We do however have several pro Itch users lined up to do a full review of the new update and give you the real scoop on how it performs.
Auckland, New Zealand (24th July 2008) Serato Audio Research release Serato ITCH 1.1
Serato Audio Research are excited to announce the release of ITCH 1.1, which gives DJs more freedom, more music and more ways to connect with their crowd. Owners of the new Numark NS7 and popular Vestax VCI-300 ITCH DJ controllers will experience new custom features, better performance and access to more music faster than ever.
After reaching agreement with major and independent music labels, Serato have now added ITCH support for promotional audio ?les from their Whitelabel Delivery Network. This ground breaking service from Serato offers DJs access to fresh promotional releases at no charge through Whitelabel.net,
The Whitelabel mp3 will only play high quality when a Serato approved hardware device is connected. If the of?cial Serato hardware is not connected, the audio plays at a low grade preview rate. This unique form of security makes ?le sharing super?uous and has restored the power of breaking new music to professional DJs.
“Whitelabel.net has been an amazing resource for our Scratch Live DJs for a while now,” explains General Manager Sam Gribben, “it?s very exciting to be able to extend this offer to ITCH DJs. Whitelabel.net is gaining support from a range of professional DJs, using a variety of platforms, which, is invaluable for the participating labels.”
The tedious task of writing down set lists is a thing of the past with the new History feature. Now, ITCH willkeep a comprehensive record of every track played, during every gig as a separate list. The ability to export sessions from History to ‘txt’, ‘csv’, or ‘m3u’ allows professional DJs to play-list radio shows and club sets with ease.
DJs can now customize their column views in each crate and a brand new ?key? column has been included as well, to help when ?sorting by key?. The load time for large libraries has been optimized and the iTunes library can now be collapsed in the crate selector window, giving DJs total control over the organization of their music collection.
Loop Roll is an exciting new looping feature in ITCH that lets you activate a loop on any track with a valid BPM, similar to the existing auto-loop function. When you release the Loop Roll button, the playhead jumps to the position where it would have been if you hadn’t looped.
ITCH 1.1 is a free download and is available from