Serato is all over the news with their recent software development and additions to their device support list. Serato Flip is at the head of the recent news, and today Numark announced the Serato Flip Expansion Pack for the Numark NV controller, used with the NV’s built-in color screens and velocity-sensitive performance pads. Numark wants to keep away from the laptop screen during a DJ set by adding the extra support. Watch a demonstration video and read about today’s Serato developments below.
Serato Flip on the Numark NV
This is pretty much a no-brainer – the Numark NV was already an attractive controller and with the expansion pack Numark is offering even more functionality out of this device. Included in the expansion pack is the ability to record your cue points and censor actions, which can looped, ready to trigger instantly. By using the NV velocity pads, the user can create up to six Flips for a performance.
Denon’s MC6000MK2 Includes Serato DJ
It has been a while since DJ Tech Tools talked about the Denon MC6000MK2 - the controller was first announced in December and released in January. This controller is a 4-channel, 4-deck controller and mixer that is an updated version of the former MC6000. Denon has announced that they will include a free, full version of Serato DJ with purchase. The controller is already competitively priced at $699 and now with a free copy of Serato DJ, Denon is attempting at add more value to the purchase.
Denon also shared that the recently unveiled Serato DJ DVS expansion pack is fully compatible with the MC6000MK2 hardware.
More Serato, More Competition
These recent developments put of faith into Serato and their improved software. It feels like Serato support is being slapped onto a lot of new products, which may put the fire on Native Instruments to come out with new software updates. Personally, I’m a Traktor user – but seeing all the recent developments at Serato, including the Denon MC6000MK2 and Numark NV support, have many DJs considering making the switch with their next controller purchase.
Would you consider purchasing a Numark NV or Denon MC6000MK2?
Do you think Serato is going to become a new standard for controllers with all their new developments?