We've been treated to a lot of previews of the new version of Serato DJ via Roland's DJ-808 announcement and Ableton's Link news. But the software finally is rolling out to the public today, and has a host of new features. Read on for the full details.
About a year ago, Apple released OS X 10.11, El Capitan - and DJs around the world either experienced or heard about the many issues that plagued digital DJ software. Driver issues, controllers failing, audio output stuttering - even now, many DJs and producers have held off on updating. This week Apple releases macOS Sierra, 10.12. Read on to learn what the state of DJ software is with this new release.
Mobile DJ apps are getting better and better with the increasing power capabilities put into smartphones. Apple is rolling out the iPhone 7 with a faster processor and even without an audio jack, companies like DJiT from France are finding ways to make smartphones work for DJs. The latest app coming from DJiT is edjing Mix, the 6th edition of the DJ app. It's optimized for iOS 10, has a brand new user interface, and DVS/MIDI support.
Pioneer DJ's top-of-the-line CDJ-2000NXS2s have been missing a critical feature from the previous model: HID support. Serato and Traktor users have been mostly out of luck in terms of getting this high-end new kit to work with their software. In a new Facebook post, Pioneer DJ is hinting at HID Traktor support, and maybe something to do with Stems as well?
Mixed In Key has released a brand new version of their key analysis software, Mixed In Key 8. In addition to incredibly accurate key detection of tracks, the new version of the software has new features for playlist and ID3 tag cleaning, cue point detection, and more.
As a part of their ongoing 909 Day celebrations, Roland is debuting two new products in the DJ category (they announced the powerful Serato-ready DJ-808 last night). The new products are back to basics - a turntable and a mixer. Both are designed to visually reflect the design of the iconic TR-909 drum machine. Keep reading to get the details and see more photos of the TT-99 turntable and the DJ-99 mixer.
Over the last week, more short teasers implying a collaborative product between Serato and Roland have surfaced. Now, as the date turns to 9/09 around the world, the two companies are set to give the public a first glimpse of a new product - the DJ-808. Learn about this new Serato DJ controller with a built-in step-sequencer in article.
Pioneer DJ is announcing the first of a number of major DJ products coming over the next few days from various industry players. The DJM-450 is a two channel mixer that finally has a feature set comparable to top-of-the-line models. Keep reading for details.