Serato should win the prize for “most often updated DJ software” – because they continue to keep rolling out new updates. Today, Serato DJ 1.9.3 went into public beta, incorporating a new sampler with additional slots, and an improved MIDI mapping interface. Read on for the details.
Traktor users have been patiently waiting for any type of major update to the software. We've seen advanced features like Stems come out - but there's been very little attention to the basics of DJing with the software. With this micro-update, Traktor Pro 2.10.3 there's not too much to report, although a user in our forums seems to think something is coming soon.
Pioneer DJ launched another small update to their preparation and DJ software, Rekordbox 4.2.1. In the new update, they've added features that make it easy to record and organize audio from analog sources. On the DJ software side, they've added a new effects pack that draws from their RMX hardware units. Keep reading for full details.
Native Instruments today announced the latest release of the Komplete 11 suite and the more affordable Komplete 11 Select. The new suite is an even more comprehensive collection of instruments and effects. They've added 13 new instruments, including five Symphony Essentials instruments, Flesh, Emotive Strings, plus all new products for this generation.
Not every DJ has a lighting designer and visuals team, but that doesn't mean that unique lighting effects have to be out of reach. With the new SoundSwitch hardware/software package, DJs will be able to write lighting scripts for songs in their library - it's like a DAW for lighting. When a track is played back with Serato DJ, the associated lighting cues and effects are played back automatically in time with the tracks in the mix.
We've all seen the SubPac, a backpack-sized subwoofer that vibrates the low-end of music into your body - but what if someone told you that you could have a similar experience just by strapping on a wristwatch-sized device to your arm? The Basslet purports to do exactly that - and has gone live on Kickstarter today. Read more about it inside.
Serato has launched a brand new public beta, Serato DJ 1.9.2, which for an incremental release offers a decent handful of new features and other interface/usability changes that DJs will find useful. Keep reading for the details.
Gemini has been making DJ hardware since the very beginning, but in the digital DJ age, their controllers and hardware have largely been overshadowed by industry giants like Pioneer, Numark, Native Instruments, and Denon. Recently they launched V-Case, new music management software for their low-cost MDJ-1000 media player. Read on for the details.