Just a quickie — Serato has announced updates for Serato DJ and Serato DJ Intro, specifically to enable Numark’s NS6II (thought that was out ages ago) and the new DJ2GO2 pocket rocket controller announced at DJ Expo.

A remarkably long press release for what it’s actually announcing follows:

From Auckland, New Zealand, August 22nd 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Serato announces Numark NS6II and DJ2GO2 support

Today Serato is pleased to announce official support for the Numark NS6II with Serato DJ 1.9.7, and Numark DJ2GO2 support with Serato Intro 1.2.9. These updates also deliver a range of stability enhancements for DJs.

Highlights for the NS6II include dual USB for seamless DJ changeover and back to back mixing, platters displaying track information, touch-activated knobs for filter FX and filter roll, four-deck support with four channels, and 16 MPC-style performance pads.

“Back in 2011 the NS6 established itself as the best 4-channel controller on the market,” says Nick Maclaren, Head of Strategy. “The NS6II builds on that success by bringing its robust, professional design to an extensive, modern feature set.”

The NS6II is Serato DJ Enabled for immediate plug and play. Plus, DVS Upgrade Ready so DJs can add turntables and render it a standalone digital mixer.

“The NS6II has all the essentials for professional DJs, as well as cutting-edge features like platter displays and dual USBs. Combined with the fact that it’s plug and play with Serato DJ and has standalone mixer functionality, users get a ton of value for the USD 799 price point,” adds Maclaren.

In conjunction with this update, Serato also announced the release of Serato Intro 1.2.9, which adds support for Numark’s pocket-sized controller, the DJ2GO2.

“The DJ2GO2 offers powerful functionality for both beginners and working DJs. At USD 79 it’s our most accessible controller. And while it may look basic, it’s actually a fully-featured USB-powered controller, making it a perfect prepping or practicing tool while you’re on the road. It’s also an ideal backup option to throw in your bag, just in case,” concludes Maclaren.

Read the full list of improvements, changes and additions in the Serato DJ 1.9.7 release notes.

Download Serato DJ 1.9.7 now

Download Serato Intro 1.2.9 now

Key features:

Numark NS6II

  • Serato DJ Enabled and Serato DVS Upgrade Ready
  • Dual USB for DJ changeover and back to back mixing
  • Platter displays for current playing track info (BPM, Progress, Pitch etc)
  • 16 RGB, rubber, MPC style, performance pads
  • 4 deck support with 4 channels (DVS only on 2 inputs)
  • Touch-activated knobs for filter FX and filter roll
  • Digital mixer with 2 phono/line inputs
  • Stereo XLR outputs, Master RCA outputs, Booth RCA Outputs
  • Two 1/4” mic inputs

Numark DJ2GO2

  • Portable two-channel DJ controller for Serato DJ Intro (free download)
  • Serato DJ Upgrade Ready
  • Control the music with play, jog wheels and faders
  • Built-in audio card with headphone cueing
  • Song navigation, plus channel and master gain control
  • Perfect for performing or preparing your DJ set playlist and cue points
  • Fits perfectly on top of your laptop
  • 1/8-inch Headphone output
  • 1/8-inch main output

With this release, Serato DJ only gets one bug fix for CDJ owners. So for most users, if yours install is working, it’s not vital to update.

Interesting side note — Serato used up one of their few remaining version points before hitting the landmark V2 release. I know you’re reading, and you did promise me faithfully that you wouldn’t get into that 1.9.9.x nonsense. So you’ve got Roland, Rane, and Denon Prime releases to put out yet, so unless you consolidate, you’re definitely into V2, or you break a promise. Oh wait… the guy who promised me left Serato. I’m not making a new version counter image though.