Serato released version 1.7.1 of Serato DJ just a couple of weeks ago, and haven’t slowed down. Today they are announcing a new public beta – version 1.7.2 version of Serato DJ. This beta is open to get feedback from users – but also offers a lot in return: nine new features, improved performance, and numerous bug fixes. Read more inside about what’s new and how you can join in on the 1.7.2 beta.
More New Features
Serato DJ has already improved a lot when compared to earlier versions of Serato and many users positively respond to the changes. It’s really refreshing to see a company adamant about continually improving the software. Here’s the new features you’ll find in the 1.7.2 beta.
- Sticker Lock – Marks the sample start position for vinyl control.
- MIDI Output Lighting – Improved controller LED response.
- 2 Decimal Place BPM Display Option – More precise beat-matching.
- Toggle Time Elapsed/Remaining – For library, stack, and offline views.
- 32/64 Bit Floating Point WAV/AIFF File Support
- Echo Out Effect – Added to the Wolf Pack
- Continuous Library Scrolling with Buttons – Supported in MIDI panel and VCI-300.
- Saved Loop Mode for DDJ-SR – Via shift + roll button.
Other changes to the new version of Serato include an increased audio dropout light threshold, GUI update to My Serato panel, blue smart crates, and credential memory for Serato DJ login.
Improved Hardware and Software With Bug Fixes
Serato fixed over 20 major and minor bugs in the new version of the software. Many of the bugs are hardware specific that tailor to both new and older hardware. Other big software fixes include playlist management, iTunes support, BPM analyzing, cue feedback, and crashing support, just to name a few. Serato is doing a lot to ensure that the software is being supported to fullest. One area the company is really looking at specifically is users running Yosemite OSX 10.10. Serato’s test with the software has been successful thus far and they want to announce full support with the final release of Serato DJ so participants of the beta with that version of OSX are encouraged to join the beta and provide feedback.
Serato is really keeping up with their software and it is interesting to see this approach. Software can be patched easily but to release full new versions shows their dedication to creating the near perfect version of Serato DJ. While new features are great to have, there are a lot more kinks to be worked out as new software is released which proposes a question. Would you rather have stable software once a year or constant updates?
It’s free to sign up for the Serato DJ 1.7.2 public beta today!