While we all wait for the Akai Pro AMX to arrive, Serato has been busy tinkering under the hood to bring support for it in Serato DJ 1.7.1 as well as despatching some bugs.
The Numark NV has certainly got tongues wagging, and was definitely in evidence on the Product Demo Stage. And while others used it as a basis for their own demoes, Rich Curtis broke out a wicked performance and on-point walkthrough at BPM 2014.
Having a few spare hours to kill, we did what any self-respecting DJ would do – bust out the video camera and record a Numark NV demo. And eat cookies.
The symbiosis between Serato and its hardware partners often means that new shiny is dependent upon our friends in New Zealand getting their ducks in a row and having everything ready for multiple partners. Such is the case with Serato DJ 1.7, which delivers Flip and DVS capability for a number of manufacturers. Read all about it after the jump.
While everyone gets damp downstairs about mothership controllers, it’s often the small ones that have the biggest impact. The Novation Dicers became a fairly standard fixture thanks to size and cost. And now the next generation of more capable but still affordable Serato controllers is here. The Reloop NEON is all that pad based goodness found on big boy controllers condensed down into a single unit.
While Denon’s MC6000mk2 might not easily sit alongside flagship units from Numark and Pioneer, it is still a very capable controller. And having snapped up by their unstoppable acquisition juggernaut, inMusic is keen to demonstrate commitment to the Denon brand, and has decided to ship all future MC6000mk2 units with the full Serato DJ package, and as announced previously, it will also be DVS expansion pack ready.
Time for a point release update from Serato. As mentioned in today’s Seratofest marathon of posting, Serato DJ 1.7 is key to unlocking new features and hardware. But there’s also a lot of long standing issues being addressed in this release. The public beta is up and ready for play. Sign up and give it a thorough hammering.
It’s quite possible that the core DJ skill of playing one record into another on beat reached peak development a number of years ago. So now it’s a matter of taking the new stuff and doing more with it. Serato Flip is an expansion pack for Serato DJ that lets you record and playback hot cue and censor actions, and save them with the original track.
An incremental update to Serato DJ 1.6.2 and Serato DJ Intro 1.2 welcomes new hardware, and makes Reloop’s RP-8000 an official Serato accessory.
Serato DJ 1.6.1 nudges onwards, and rolls in Serato Video and Serato Remote updates, as well as a smattering of bug fixes.