OFFICIAL: Serato DJ 1.7 is out now

The bug squishing cycle is complete, and Serato DJ 1.7 is ready to be released into the wild, complete with optional Serato Flip and DVS expansion pack capability, and a good deal of improvements and fixes to boot.

Official words follow:

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SERATO ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF SERATO DJ 1.7

Serato is proud to announce the release of Serato DJ 1.7, available to download now from serato.com/dj.

Serato DJ 1.7 – The latest update for Serato DJ includes Serato Flip and Serato DVS Expansion Packs, new hardware and Official Serato Accessory support, library optimization and the introduction of some of the classic Scratch Live features including; MIDI Panel, Chronological Cue Points, AM Mode, Rearrange Cues, and changes such as smaller Quantize values. All of this is alongside a large dose of maintenance and a huge number of bug fixes for continued stability and performance.

Serato CEO, AJ Bertenshaw says; We are all very proud of the 1.7 release of Serato DJ. It’s always hard to strike the right balance between requested features and creating something brand new, but I think we really nailed both this time.

Serato DJ 1.7

Serato Flip Expansion Pack

  • A new Expansion Pack for Serato DJ that allows you to create custom edits, extend and reimagine your music. This is possible by recording your cue point and censor actions / automation, which can be saved and looped, ready to re-trigger and start in an instant.
  • Use Serato Flip to create and save up to 6 Flips per track, ready for playback in the studio or the club.
  • Serato Flip can be purchased/activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘Online’ window or from the Serato Online Store for USD29.
  • To view videos and get more details on Serato Flip, please visit serato.com/dj/expansion-packs/flip

Serato DVS Expansion Pack

  • A new Expansion Pack for Serato DJ that allows users with compatible/supported hardware* to expand their setup and connect Turntables or CDJs to their controller setup.
  • Plug and Play for Serato DVS Enabled hardware.
  • Serato DVS Expansion Pack can be purchased/activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘Online’ window or from the Serato Online Store for USD99.
  • For more details, please visit serato.com/dj/expansion-packs/dvs

* Supported hardware includes; Denon DJ MC6000MK2, Numark N4 and Pioneer DDJ-SX2. With more to come.

New Hardware & Official Serato Accessory Support

  • Support for the Pioneer DDJ-SX2, Numark NV, Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 (more on this in the morning – Ed), Akai Pro AFX and Reloop Neon.
  • For a detailed overview of each new piece of hardware and their features please visit serato.com/dj/hardware

Library Optimization

  • Serato DJ now handles significantly larger music libraries. With Serato DJ 1.7 you can load up to 5x the size of your Scratch Live library. A huge improvement for DJs with very large music collections.

MIDI Panel

  • A new MIDI Panel inside Serato DJ that allows you to MIDI map additional software features such as Library Scroll, Loop Rolls, Instant Doubles, Loop Shift, a dedicated combo HP / LP filter for each channel + much more.

Other New Features

  • AM Mode – Hide the artist and track information displayed in the Virtual Deck area.
  • Chronological Cue Points – A highly popular Scratch Live feature, now available in Serato DJ.
  • Rearrange Cues
  • Smaller Quantize Values
  • And much more.

Maintenance and Bug Fixes

Serato DJ 1.7 also includes a large amount of maintenance and huge number of bug fixes, continuing the unparalleled level of stability and performance that Serato software is renown for.

Some examples of the bug fixes are:

  • Serato DJ Waveforms and GUI can become laggy when CDJs are connected in HID mode.
  • SP-6 Sample Player Master Volume level is not remembered between sessions.
  • Clicking lock on saved loop slot de-activates currently active loop.

We’ve also included some mapping updates and improvements for existing controllers. Below are three examples, but check out the 1.7 release notes for a full list.

  • Slicer for Vestax VCI-400.
  • Saved Loops for Pioneer DDJ-SX.
  • Slicer and BPM display on Reloop RP-8000.

For a full list of bug fixes and changes please read the Serato DJ 1.7 Release Notes

Download Serato DJ from serato.com/dj/downloads

And it’s 1am in the UK so…

I could go over each feature in turn, writing words to pad out a story. But in all honesty, the above text and release notes really do fill in any gaps in knowledge that my usual detailed verbiage might supply.

But here’s a nice video from New Zealand DMC champ P-Money talking about how he uses Serato Flip.