Serato has just launched version 1.6 of Serato DJ, bringing support for an array of Rane hardware along with a number of other major features. This is the unification update to Serato’s codebase – meaning that all Serato Scratch Live users will be able to switch to this version seamlessly (and for free!) with a […]
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 […]
The DJ equipment industry has been in a state of change for a while, not least because the traditional paradigm for club DJing has been turned on its head and shaken until it no longer knows which way is up. Digital music and the advent of controllerist techniques have changed what DJs need and expect from equipment – but without, as yet, any standardisation in the market, manufacturers are left to their own devices to experiment. Numark are no strangers to experimentation, and the Itch based NS7 was their first foray (update: Numark have kindly pointed out that they did of course release the Total Control in 2006, and even preceding that, the DMC1 dual load way back in 1998 - now that's forward thinking!) into the world of prestige, media-less controllers, holding the hand of the then new to market Itch from Serato. Now we have the V7 and X5, which take some of the key technologies developed for the NS7 and expand them into standalone products. How does the V7 stand up against CD decks and DVS solutions, and where does the X5 fit in the endless pile of two channel mixers?