Some DJs would prefer to not hear this, but sync exists. In fact, while it may be new to some people (Scratch Live users), the technology has been around for years. Sure, plenty of DJs eschew it, but for those who don’t, it’s important to have the resources and knowledge to use it properly. In this piece, you’ll learn how to set beatgrids and use Simple and Smart Sync in Serato DJ.
Being able to dynamically jump around within a playing track was a major innovation that Serato introduced back in ITCH. Now, every Serato user has access to the function in Serato DJ - but like many advanced features it takes a bit of work to figure out when to actually use it. Watch today's tutorial for some great techniques on using the Slicer in a DJ mix.
At the end of a long night behind the decks, it's tough to remember all the tracks you've played over the course of a few hours. Thankfully, both Serato and Traktor have a few very useful built-in features for sharing your sets. Read on to learn some of the lesser-known playlist secrets in both softwares.
Serato doesn't have a booth at NAMM, opting instead to demo software at various other manufacturer's booths that come with Serato DJ. At the Reloop booth, we got a chance to play around with a beta of the upcoming Serato DJ 1.6 that had the recently announced Pitch 'N Time DJ plug-in installed. Does the algorithm really work, and how well? Watch our video inside.
Straight out of New Zealand is a brand new Serato DJ public beta that brings DVS support for all the promised Scratch Live sound cards and devices that will unify the software under the Serato DJ name: Numark V7 Rane SL2 Rane SL3 Rane SL4 Rane Sixty-One Rane Sixty-Two Rane Sixty-Eight Pioneer CDJ-900 OSA support […]
Serato has released a new update to Serato DJ, bringing it up to version 1.5.2. The new version has just a few feature updates to it – scrollable FX dropdown menus and support for the Vestax VCI-100 MKII, Numark Mixdeck Quad, and Pioneer’s brand new DDJ-SB. Concurrently, Serato has launched a new expansion FX pack […]
Get ready for a brand new type of Serato Face! Serato has just launched a brand new remote control app, entitled Serato Remote. iPad owners can link their device to their laptop running Serato Scratch Live or Serato DJ, allowing easy access to effects control, SP6-sampler functions, library navigation, cue points, and more. Read on […]
Mixing in key is one of the best ways to create a smooth mix that resonates from track to track, increasing or decreasing energy in a way that makes sense to the ears of your audience. But did you know that you’re able to manually adjust the key of a track in some DJ software […]