Serato DJ 1.6.2 reloop RP-8000 Serato DJ Intro 1.2

Easy tigers – Serato updates often mean pant-wettingly awesome features. But for Serato DJ 1.6.2, it’s more about trickling out a handful of fixes plus adding support for the Reloop RP-8000 turntables. Serato DJ Intro 1.2 however brings some Numark and Reloop controllers into the cool Serato club.

The short press release reads thus:

SERATO ANNOUNCES UPDATES FOR SERATO DJ 1.6.2 & SERATO DJ INTRO 1.2

Serato DJ 1.6.2 – The latest software update for Serato DJ includes Official Serato Accessory support for the Reloop RP-8000 turntable, plus a healthy dose of maintenance and bug fixes for continued stability and performance.

Serato DJ Intro 1.2 – The latest software update for Serato DJ Intro includes hardware support for four new controllers. The Reloop Beatmix 2 and Numark Mixtrack Edge. Plus, 4-Deck mixing support for the new Reloop Beatmix 4 and Numark Mixtrack Quad. Alongside this, Serato DJ Intro gets a healthy dose of maintenance and bug fixes for continued stability and performance.

Michael Redwood, Planning Team Manager for Serato, says: “We’re thrilled to deliver these latest software updates for Serato DJ Intro and our flagship software offering, Serato DJ. We’ve worked closely with our hardware partners to deliver support for some great new products that we’re sure all DJ’s will love. Both Intro and DJ continue to evolve and it’s just the beginning of some exciting new developments we have in-store for the future”.

Serato DJ 1.6.2

Serato DJ 1.6.2 is recommended for all users and includes:

Official Serato Accessory Support

  • Support for the Reloop RP-8000 turntable.

Maintenance

  • Improvements to compatibility and stability.

Serato DJ is a FREE upgrade for all supported Pro hardware and Scratch Live users.

Download Serato DJ 1.6.2 Serato.com/dj/downloads

Serato DJ INTRO 1.2

Serato DJ Intro 1.2 is recommended for all users and includes:

Hardware Support

  • Support for the Numark Mixtrack Edge, Numark Mixtrack Quad and the Reloop Beatmix 2 and Reloop Beatmix 4 DJ Intro Controllers.

4-Deck Mixing Support*

  • Support for 4-deck mixing for the Reloop Beatmix 4 and Numark Mixtrack Quad Intro controllers.

Maintenance

  • Improvements to compatibility and stability.

Download Serato DJ Intro 1.2 Serato.com/dj-intro/downloads

*Currently only supported for use with the Reloop Beatmix 4 and Numark Mixtrack Quad.

It’s all about Serato DJ Intro 1.2

Interesting… so the Reloop RP-8000 is an official Serato accessory now (accessory – really?). It’ll be interesting to see if the Serato logo ends up on the product in future production runs, and indeed if it becomes Serato’s go-to turntable for videos.

Of more, but less obvious interest is how Serato DJ Intro just enabled 4 decks for the new Reloop Beatmix 4 and Numark Mixtrack Quad. Quad owners just got a shot of performance right there, but the bigger picture does open up some interesting scenarios for how Serato will roll out their software to new and existing customers. Intro is seen as entry level, but since when is 4 channels a beginner feature? Perhaps Intro will be the gateway drug for all DJs, so that they can try a basic 4 channel experience on their controller and then upgrade to the full power of Serato DJ. The early releases of 4 channel controllers were certainly half as useful by only having the 2 channel Intro bundled.

I guess times are changing. I’ll never master 2 channels in my lifetime, but hey… 4 is the new 2 right? Now stop messing about Serato – let’s have the good stuff that you’ve kept under the counter while redecorating. We know you’ve got it. 😉