Almost any DJ has the tools to perform with video, especially with well-developed software like vjay, Serato Video, MixEmergency, and recently Cross all streamlining the process. But not that many take on the challenge of video DJing, and even fewer do it in a unique way, instead sticking to mixing from one music video to the next. DJ Woody, one of the most prolific visual turntablists, made the transition back in 2010. Learn about his switch from DJing to VJing, and read his tips for new visual jockeys in this interview.
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 […]
After doing an admirable job playing catch-up last year, Mixvibes Cross 3 gives the others something to catch-up to: a well-appointed video DJing feature set with plenty of flexible mixing options, effects, recording and video sampling slots. If you’ve considered adding video to your DJ sets, you owe it to yourself to read all that Cross 3 can do.
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 […]
Serato controllerists should feel like little kids at Christmas time right about now. The biggest software upgrade they’ve seen for some time is at hand, as Serato DJ begins to replace the outmoded Serato ITCH. With 4 decks, way better effects (courtesy of iZotope), 8 cue points and 8 loops per track, BeatGrid adjustment, the […]
It’s Serato‘s turn to roll out a batch of new updates for their entire DJ software range (except for Intro), with the release of Scratch Live 2.4.3, ITCH 2.2.2, and Serato Video 1.1. For SSL and ITCH, there are just three major changes among a slew of minor bug fixes: • Support for Mac OS […]
This week is shaping up to be an exciting one for video DJs, with Serato officially releasing their new video plugin the same day that Inklen drops their new 2.0 version of Mix Emergency packed with brand new features. Things have been heating up, with ME2 closed off from new versions of Scratch Live and […]
Serato Scratch Live and ITCH users have long awaited an update to the popular but aging Video-SL plugin for Scratch Live to bring video mixing to the next level, and it looks like they’ve gotten their wish today with the new Serato Video. While we’re still waiting on more details and screenshots from Serato HQ, […]