Serato has dropped the promised 1.5 update to Serato DJ this morning, complete with the very first support for timecode via the two currently supported mixers, the Rane Sixty-Four and Pioneer DJM-900SRT. Considering that they’re both quite expensive, it might be a while before you see a DJ in the wild using Serato DJ with timecode – but it’s worth noting that Serato has also wrapped in native HID support for the CDJ-2000s (and Nexus), making it significantly easier to imagine a plug-and-play solution in a club scenario.
Also in 1.5 is support of the new Numark NS7II contorller, the Pioneer DDJ-SR controller, the DDJ-SP1, and the Novation Dicer. - as well as simple sync with beatgrids for vinyl and CDJ DJs. This includes a snap-to-beatgrids functionality which is the turntablist dreaded ultra-quantized mode – but have no fear, if you want to turn off sync entirely, Serato DJ includes the ability to disable it (and make it disappear from the interface) entirely.
Check out demo videos from Serato on the Sixty-Four and DDJ-900SRT + DDJ-SP1 below, or click here to see the full release notes and download 1.5. The software is a free update for current Serato DJ users.