The ecosystem of Serato products has expanded massively in recent years, with native control solutions appearing from many manufacturers. The latest company to step into the Serato world is Akai, with their new AMX and AFX units. But do they bring anything new to the table? We tested them to find out.
One of the many advantages of using a DVS system for DJing, which is often overlooked, is the ability to play from just one vinyl deck or CDJ, in case of equipment failure. In this article we discuss the technique for doing so, and how to achieve it using both Serato DJ, and Traktor.
Before the release of Serato DJ 1.7, DVS (digital vinyl system) options were limited. The only way to use turntables or CDJs with Serato was to have either a Rane soundcard mixer, the Pioneer DJM 900SRT, or the Pioneer DDJ-SZ. These options were all pretty expensive. With the release of 1.7, Serato has expanded their […]
Serato released version 1.7.1 of Serato DJ just a couple of weeks ago, and haven’t slowed down. Today they are announcing a new public beta – version 1.7.2 version of Serato DJ. This beta is open to get feedback from users – but also offers a lot in return: nine new features, improved performance, and numerous bug […]
Back in January at NAMM 2014 Gemini announced the release of the Slate 4 controller which would be introduced as a the company's latest affordable 4-deck controller. Until today, it was announced that the controller would come pre-mapped for Virtual DJ as the devices native software.
Serato DJ is making major developments with their software and as of October 8th, Serato DJ 1.7.1 is out of beta and ready to download. If you have been following the developments of Serato DJ, you will know that the latest release includes Serato Flip, multiple effect commands, and extended support over a wide range […]
It's easy to scoff at the hyperbole that companies spout when presenting their new products. Writing this during the Apple keynote, I'm bombarded with lines like “the best phone ever made” and “revolutionary product”. Meanwhile in the DJ world, Numark boldly claim that their new NV is the Serato DJ controller that “changes everything”. Marketing hype, or justified? Watch the full video review inside where we spent some time putting the new controller through its paces.
Controllers that compliment DJ software have usually been on the Traktor side of DJing for the past couple of years. However, with the latest developments with Serato DJ, more and more controllers are now coming to forward to take advantage of all the features that Serato DJ has to offer. Reloop has announced the Reloop Neon today which is a controller that houses 8-RGB, touch-sensitive pads to take full advantage of all the effects Serato DJ has to offer. Read more inside on how this dedicated Serato SP-6 sampler controller compliments the software and everything else it has to offer.