Instead of buying a new controller every time Serato decides to add a little extra software magic, the concept of secondary controllers came about. These tame the finer points of new features, and the new Reloop Neon aims to make sense of the expanding pad functions including the new Serato Flip. Jared Helfer does the reviewing honours.
Serato Remote gives control of Serato DJ to iPads. Version 1.2 just hit the app store, and brings more features to put the power on the touch screen.
Ready for the bargain bear pit? Black Friday is here, and so are the bargains. Thankfully you don’t need to riot in shops — these are online.
The Reloop Neon controller packs a lot into a single small Serato DJ driven controller. And in this video, JFB beats a pair of them into submission.
For the braver among you, Serato public betas allows you to potentially trash your system and in return get an advanced play with their new hotness. Serato DJ 1.7.2 public beta is here and you are cordially invited to break your stuff for the greater good.
Day two of BPM 2014, and Pioneer’s Rob Anderson fights trade show weariness to deliver an excellent walkthrough about the updated DDJ-SX2 Serato DJ controller, as well as touching briefly on the Serato Flip expansion pack. Again. Everyone is talking about Flip it seems.
Generally, Serato products are seen in isolation. So it’s nice to get a work in progress overview of exactly where they are with everything. Karl Yankovic from Serato walked us through Serato DJ progress, as well as demoing the latest expansion packs, all at BPM 2014.
While the trend for all-in-one controllers continues unabated, the modular movement is also picking up more pace. The Reloop Neon aims to bring all of the functionality on Serato DJ controller pads into a single unit. Matt Powell from Reloop UK and Serato’s Karl Yankovic take us on a short journey through Neon’s features.
It’s showtime folks — DJ Expo that is. And with the rip-roaring success enjoyed by Numark with their NS7II at last year’s show, it makes perfect sense total their latest and greatest to the same show. The Numark NV will be available for you to maul and paw, but for those who can’t get to see it, there’s a new video showcasing the NV with Serato Flip.
This week has seen some big announcements from the Serato camp. A lot of this is around the new Serato DJ DVS add-on that lets suitable partner controllers run Serato DJ DVS without the need of external interfaces. You just plug in your turntables and media players and you’re off. But we’re still not sure how much of a need there is. Serato will have done their homework, but we’d like you to tell us if the need is real, perceived, or non-existent.