MixEmergency 3 from Inklen is here. But it’s not about adding cool new toys, but is about making it better. Optimisation is the key to this release, with the hood being lifted and the code getting a serious tune up. Now more people can run MixEmergency than ever before. Well on Mac anyway.
When John Beez released his fretless fader project, sections of the DJ community went nuts. Some took it further, but none quite so far as Genesis Alejandro. Take a look at the FonoFaders prototype — eight faders on a sliding frame linked to a turntable. But can you work out what is going on?
Serato DJ 1.7.4 hits public beta and brings goodies like Beat Jump and Club Kit DVS support for Pioneer and Allen & Heath mixers. Download it today.
Seems that Serato is inviting more companies to eat at their table, and Gemini has been invited to bring their own particular cost effective brand into the fold. The Slate 4 controller is a fully featured offering coming with Serato DJ Intro, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fully featured. Jared takes one for an extended spin, and writes a stable amount of opinion.
An incremental update is out for Serato’s entry level DJ Intro software. Version 1.2.4. gets compatibility with Korg’s new KAOSS DJ controller.
The second big announcement from Rane was one that people had hoped for. The original 57SL mixer became a casualty of Serato DJ, so it’s great news that Rane has reworked it in line with newer advents in Serato technology. Ray recovers from his MP2015 experience to pour out some words about the TTM57mk2.
Serato has announced the Serato DJ Club kit software bundle (DJ and DVS), but more importantly unlocked some Pioneer and Allen & Heath mixers for DVS too.
In another did-not-see-this-coming moment, Denon DJ has got in on the Serato DVS game with the Denon DJ DS1 Serato DJ Interface. It’s small and cheap too.
The demise of the Rane TTM57SL didn’t go down well with users. But now, Rane are aiming to make the world right again. The TTM57MKII is here.
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.