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.
We got an on-the-ground, inside look at the new Pioneer DDJ-SZ ultra 4-deck controller for Serato DJ at NAMM 2014. This comprehensive beast gives you the size and feel of a DJM mixer/two CDJ combination without all the cost. It has exclusive onboard effects, amazing performance pad modes, and a unique 2-port USB connection that lets you mix from two computers at once or swap out DJs without stopping the music. Get the inside scoop with video right here.
Big offerings from Pioneer are starting off the first soft launch day of NAMM with a brand new effects unit that builds off of the RMX-1000 workflow and a new DJ controller that takes the DDJ-SX to the next level. Read on for details on both: Pioneer RMX-500 The RMX-500 takes the best features of RMX-1000 but […]
Aimed squarely at users of Serato DJ mixers and controllers, the tantalizing DDJ-SP1 distills down the essential effects and performance pad sections from the extremely popular DDJ-SX into one expertly laid-out add-on controller. It won’t unlock Serato DJ on its own, but it does include Serato Video, and the ability to control it. Is this […]
Continuing our series of highlighting great digital DJ routines with one on Pioneer’s DDJ-SX controller. The DDJ-SX has been out for over a year now, but it seems like the performance videos just keep coming – here’s one out of the DJSounds camp that shows the controller in use by the UK’s DJ Blakey. Note the […]
Pioneer has released a little brother to the DDJ-SX – the DDJ-SR is a two-channel version of the larger controller. The controller, designed for Serato DJ (included with a purchase of the controller, is almost identical to the larger controller, with just two major differences, larger jogwheels and a special Pad Plus mode. From Pioneer: […]
When Serato announced the plans to slowly roll new versions of their Serato DJ software out for a number of previously supported ITCH controllers, there was much rejoicing - but users have had to wait their turn. The software launched last month with support exclusively for the Pioneer DDJ-SX, but every other controller has been pending, with […]
Behind every good DJ software, there is a great controller. Was that not written in stone? Along with the recent release of Serato DJ, Pioneer has launched its flagship controller, the monstrously sized and devilishly fun DDJ-SX controller and audio interface. Besides just high-end, great-feeling controls, it unlocks from the software Dual Deck Control, Slip […]