After a short period of beta, Serato Scratch Live has escaped its beta shackles and manned up to full fat 2.4.4, which fixes a long standing CD bug and generally makes your Serato world that little bit better.
The full release complete with download links:
Scratch Live 2.4.4 Release Notes
12 March, 2013
With this release we have focused primarily on fixing bugs and improving stability. In particular issues that have been reported widely on our forum, most significantly the CD drive crash and kernel panics seen with the Rane SL4, Sixty-One and Sixty-Two.
The other significant change is that the Scratch Live installer no longer installs the Rane Core Audio drivers on Mac. However, these Core Audio drivers are still included in the Scratch Live 2.4.4.dmg for users to install manually. This was a necessary step for OS X 10.8 support.
- Fixed an issue where playing files from the CD drive or ejecting a CD caused a crash.
- Fixed a kernel panic occurring when hotplugging SL4.
- Improved hot plugging stability for all devices for both Mac and Win (resolving kernal panics with the Sixty-One and Sixty-Two).
- Scratch Live can now install on Windows 8 without the need to disable Windows security settings. (Note: Windows 8 is not currently officially supported by Serato).
- Fixed a bug where video files without audio were labelled as corrupt.
- Fixed an issue where you couldn’t save cue points, loops or autogain values to .mov or .flv files.
- Fixed a bug where m4a files displayed ‘unsupported file type’ message if QuickTime not installed.
- Fixed a bug where BPM field was locking up focus when the value was un-changed.
- Fixed an issue where the Next Transition (Video) button could be MIDI mapped, but would not save to the MIDI XML.
- Fixed an issue where you could get distortion when recording with the Sixty-Two.
- Fixed an issue where no audio was being recorded in Mixtape when using the Sixty-Eight.
- Fixed a bug with the Serato Video auto crossfader whereby it couldn’t reach far left or right when set to a fast speed.
- Fixed a bug where the TTM-57 hardware audio effects are on, but Serato Video thinks they’re off and thus doesn’t apply the associated video effect.
- The fader movements will now be added to shared memory so that Mix Emergency can use them without having to start/stop Serato Video first.
- Fixed a bug whereby the TTM-57 phono functionality wouldn’t save to preferences. Note that both PGM channels must be set to phono for preference saving to take place.
- Fixed bug where the year tag was not being imported from the iTunes xml file.
- Fixed bug where doing a ‘relocate lost files’ on individual files or groups of files by either dragging tracks within SSL, or dragging tracks from finder/explorer, onto the ‘relocate lost files’ button, would not work.
- Fixed potential instability when doing ‘relocate lost files’ on certain files.
Changed the following default preferences on first installation:
- DJ-FX on by default
- Playback Keys Use Shift off by default
- Read iTunes Library on by default
- Added BPM to default Library View (previously was song, artist, album, length & comment)
- Added Artist to default History View (previously was name, start time, end time, playtime, deck & notes)
New Driver Installation Routine for Mac
The Rane Core Audio drivers are no longer automatically installed when using the Scratch Live installer. Instead, the individual Core Audio driver installers are now located in the Rane Device Drivers folder within the .dmg file.
Rane Core Audio Device Driver Updates
- OS X 10.8 support for the Rane Core Audio Drivers for the SL2, SL3, SL4, Sixty-One, Sixty-Two and Sixty-Eight.
- Fixed issue on OS X 10.8 where the Control Panel failed to open.
- Fixed SL3 issue on 10.7.x and 10.8.x where iTunes would play an incorrect sample rate after setting the sample rate to 48kHz then reconnecting the device.
Known issue (all Core Audio on 10.8 only): If the buffer size is changed via the control panel while an audio application is open, the actual round trip latency jumps to approximately 350ms. Re-selecting the Rane device as the audio device within the application’s Preferences restores the correct latency. Rane is working with Apple to resolve this known issue. Note that the ASIO drivers are unchanged.
We do seem to be edging ever so slowly towards v2.5 or v3 and whatever that is likely to bring. NI seem to be pushing Traktor to the max right now with remix deck workflows and iPad versions, leaving Serato with some ground to make up as far as features go. I can only assume that this edging is to do with possible big upgrades. I know the Scratch Live die hards are getting… I was going to say itchy feet, but that somehow seems inappropriate now. Restless is a much better word. I’ve got my eyes on the upcoming Musikmesse for something to happen. NAMM was somewhat bereft of the usual Rane and Serato news.