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.
Short and sweet: video DJing software MixEmergency is rolling out a new version that is compatible with the 1.6 version of Serato DJ, released earlier this month. Serato’s release of a new unified codebase under the DJ moniker means that many Scratch Live users will be migrating to the new software in the coming months. Since […]
Pioneer’s subcontroller sees some action in this new routine by DJ BrainDeaD, who we previously featured for his solid routine on the DDJ-SX controller shortly after it’s launch in December 2012. This set not only features the DDJ-SP1, but also a number of the new FX that Serato DJ has released in the last two […]
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 […]
Four hard-working DJ TechTools staff members and three volunteer reporters took on the sights, sounds, and smells of NAMM 2014 in the hopes of finding the most interesting and inspiring products of 2014. If you have any use for amazing DJ effects, deluxe DJ controllers, game-changing drum programming software or a next-level DAW, you’ll want to read and watch our findings now.
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.
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.
Reloop’s adding a new entrant into the controller fray, the heart of which is a new performance pad section that brings the Terminal Mix 8 up to what’s rapidly becoming an industry standard: 8 multi-color drum pads for triggering cues, slices, samples, and loops. Particularly interesting is that the color-coded pads have the ability to […]