Coming out of a lengthy public beta is Serato DJ 1.7.4, an update that brings new hardware support, a Beat Jump feature, and some new video and karaoke support. There’s also a reset of the Serato DJ demo so that you can see if you want to buy it all over again.
Serato says it better:
SERATO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF SERATO DJ 1.7.4
After a solid public beta period Serato is excited to announce the official release of Serato DJ 1.7.4.
We’re also resetting all Serato DJ Trial activations to date. If you have already tried Serato DJ in the past, you can now try again for free.
Serato DJ 1.7.4 brings support for new and existing club standard mixers from Pioneer and Allen & Heath with the new Serato DJ Club Kit license bundle.
New features include, Beat Jump, International Language Support, EQ Coloured Waveforms and Master Video FX and Karaoke file support in Serato Video. Serato DJ 1.7.4 also includes Official Serato Accessory support for the Allen & Heath Xone:K1, improvements to CDJ response in HID mode, improved audio when scratching with Pitch ‘n Time DJ and a huge number of bug fixes and performance enhancements for rock solid stability.
Serato C.E.O, AJ Bertenshaw says; “The release of Serato DJ 1.7.4 shows our ongoing commitment to stability and to developing the features working DJs want. Resetting all previously started Serato DJ trials gives users the opportunity to now try Serato DJ again, and take advantage of all the development in the platform to date. We’ve worked really hard to make this release the most solid one yet and make highly requested features such as Beat Jump available.”
Serato DJ Club Kit & Hardware Support
The Serato DJ Club Kit (Serato DJ + DVS Expansion Pack license) is the latest addition to Serato’s brand new collection of software license bundles and is available for free trial, and to purchase in-app or via the Serato Online Store.
By purchasing the Serato DJ Club Kit you will be able to use Serato DJ with supported mixers, without the need for an external soundcard interface. Supported mixers are the Pioneer DJM-850, DJM-900NXS, the Allen & Heath Xone:DB2, Xone:DB4 and brand new Xone:43C.
The Serato DJ Club Kit is perfect for these users who are looking for a simple plug-and-play solution in the club.
Learn more about the Serato DJ Club Kit here.
A new feature to Serato DJ that allows you to instantly jump forward or backwards in your track by a pre-determined amount, perfectly in time. This feature is great for giving yourself more time to mix, jumping straight to the hook and skipping that slow section in the track.
Watch a tutorial video on Beat Jump here.
International Language Support
From Serato DJ 1.7.4 and onwards, there will be translation of core software features in order to make Serato DJ easier to use for non-English speaking users.
Languages include: German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. If your operating system uses one of these languages by default, Serato DJ will open in that language from now on.
Watch a tutorial video on International Language support here.
Master Video FX and Karaoke File Support
Video Master FX is a new feature for Serato Video users, allowing you to apply video FX to the master video output as well as per channel. This gives you another powerful and simple way to add interest to your sets. Serato DJ 1.7.4 also adds MP3+G file (Karaoke file) support. Meaning you can load your MP3+G files directly into your Serato DJ library without having to convert.
Allen & Heath Xone:K1 Support
Users can create a powerful setup with the addition of the Allen & Heath Xone:K1, which now has Official Serato Accessory support in version 1.7.4.
Try Serato DJ for Free, AGAIN!
Since the Serato DJ Free Trial started back in version 1.2.0 we’ve added a large number of new features, Expansion Packs and a ton of improvements. Serato DJ is better than ever and we want to make sure you all get a chance to try it again. We’ve reset ALL Serato DJ Free Trials that have taken place to date.
Download Serato DJ and start a free trial Here
Other Important Changes and Improvements
• Improved audio when scratching with Pitch ‘n Time DJ.
• Improved jog wheel response with CDJs in HID mode.
• EQ Colored waveform option which allows you to change the waveform colour in Serato DJ, reflecting your EQ adjustments. This is only available for controllers and MIDI enabled mixers.
• Disable needle search during playback for controllers that have needle search strips. You can make this change in the Serato DJ Setup screen.
All of this, plus a huge number of performance improvements and bug fixes for rock solid stability.
Read the full Serato DJ 1.7.4 Release Notes.
Download Serato DJ 1.7.4 from serato.com/dj/downloads