Serato Pitch n Time DJ NAMM 2014

Despite making a name for themselves over the last 10 years for pure DJ software, Serato’s expertise expands beyond just making MP3s play with control vinyl. Pitch ‘n Time is an acclaimed product used in the pro audio industry, that has had Serato’s DJ user base frothing at the mouth at having to make do with merely adequate time stretching. But now that the Serato DJ platform is ready, out comes Pitch ‘n Time DJ, as well as Jet Pack (had to happen), a new “trippy” FX pack.

Some more timely words rather than having to wait up until 1am to post them:

SERATO ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF PITCH N TIME DJ & JET PACK FX EXPANSION PACKS

Pitch ’n Time DJ – The industry standard for time stretching and pitch shifting and renowned choice of audio professionals in the film and music industry the world over, will soon be available as an Expansion Pack for Serato DJ users. Pitch ’n Time DJ allows you to speed up or slow down your track to extreme tempo values while maintaining its key perfectly, with the highest quality and definition of any available software.

Sam Gribben, CEO of Serato, says: “Since Pitch ’n Time for Pro Tools launched nearly 15 years ago, it has been used on countless hit records and movie scores, and has set the standard for professional time stretching and pitch shifting. With all the under the hood work we’ve done on Serato DJ over the last few years, we’re now able to bring the award winning Pitch ’n Time algorithm to our DJ platform. This day marks literally years of planning, and we’re very excited to be showing DJs just how good time stretching can sound. This is a big step forward for DJs who are dedicated to sound quality.”

Serato DJ FX Expansion Pack – Jet Pack. The latest release of Serato DJ FX Expansion Packs powered by iZotope, the Jet Pack is a trippy, spacey & rave infused pack of FX including the Shepard Filter, U.F.O., Space Verb, Bass Ducker & Noise Pulse.

Pitch ’n Time DJ & Jet Pack FX Expansion Packs will be available with the release of Serato DJ 1.6 in February.

PITCH ’N TIME DJ

  • Pitch ’n Time DJ allows you to speed up or slow down your track to extreme tempo values while maintaining its key perfectly, with the highest quality and definition of any available software.
  • Expansion Packs can be purchased / activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘Online’ window, or from the Serato Online Store for USD29.
  • Available with the release of Serato DJ 1.6 in February.

SERATO DJ FX EXPANSION PACK – JET PACK

  • New FX Expansion Pack powered by iZotope will be available to purchase for USD19.
  • Expansion Packs can be purchased / activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘Online’ window, or from the Serato Online Store.
  • Each new FX Expansion Pack comes with several base FX for use in Single FX Mode, plus, a large number of base FX variations for use in Multi FX Mode.
  • Available with the release of Serato DJ 1.6 in February.

This news has been out for an hour, and already 2 members of the DJWORX team are soiling themselves with anticipation, already throwing money at the screen — and with good reason. Like everyone else, they’ll just have to wait until February for the release of Serato DJ 1.6 aka the one where those older Rane mixers and interfaces will work with DVS. So this is just another reason to leave Scratch Live behind.