Having dipped its toe in the big wide iOS world with Serato Remote, they’re now bringing out the pockets sized version. Serato Remote Mini for iPhone and iPod Touch is the Mondrian-esque cut down pocket-sized version that aims to cram the key elements of its bigger sibling into the comparatively teeny weeny Pocket sized iPhone.
As ever, here’s the detailed gubbins from Serato HQ:
INTRODUCING SERATO REMOTE MINI.
Serato is proud to announce the release of Serato Remote Mini – Serato’s first official App for iPhone® and iPod touch®.
The Serato Remote Mini is a special version of the Serato Remote, designed specifically for use with your iPhone or iPod touch. Designed to compliment an existing Scratch Live or Serato DJ setup, we took the best parts from the Serato Remote and stripped it back for better usability with the smaller screen of the iPhone and iPod touch. Now you can have the Serato Remote with you at all times, ready to whip out for a little extra control at your next party.
Serato Remote Mini will connect seamlessly to your Serato laptop software and work with all supported Scratch Live and Serato DJ hardware. Load tracks, instant double, set and trigger Cue Points, Loops and Samples and manipulate FX. Connect over USB for ultra low latency or wirelessly, freeing you to move around the stage.
We’ve designed the app with real world performance in mind. Similar to the Serato Remote for iPad®, the Serato Remote Mini has library control, plus three performance tabs: PADS, SP6 & FX, all have been meticulously designed for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Sam Gribben, CEO of Serato, says: “Following the success of the Serato Remote we are very happy to release our first App for iPhone & iPod Touch, Serato Remote Mini. We worked hard to retain all the functionality of the iPad version in an obviously smaller screen area and it works very well, everyone loves the end result and we think all our DJs will too.”
Serato Remote Mini is available now and can be downloaded direct from the App Store℠ for USD4.99.
I still struggle with the idea of using of using something as small as the iPhone in a busy DJ environment. It just feels a tad too tiny for quick-fingered action. But it most certainly could come in useful to supplement the features of a controller. The new Denon DJ MC6000MK2 would be an ideal controller to have this running next to.
Side note — much is made of this being Serato’s first app for iPhone and iPod Touch. This has me excited to see what the second and third might be. It’s available in the App Store today for $4.99/£2.99, certainly cheap enough for anyone to take a punt to try it out.