Two Serato DJ public betas are wrapping up today as the company launches finished software updates, Serato DJ Pro 2.1 and Serato DJ Lite 1.1. These are the first final-release versions of the software that incorporate streaming from both TIDAL and Soundcloud collections, as well as the standalone, hardware-free expansion pack, Serato Play. Keep reading for details, and to enter to win a license of Serato DJ Suite, which includes every single expansion pack.
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Serato DJ Pro 2.1
Here’s the quick summary of all the new features in Serato DJ Pro 2.1 – which is out now on on Serato’s website on the downloads section of their site.
- Streaming library support for SoundCloud + Tidal: watch the videos above and below to see each in action. It works well and generally without any hiccups – but worth noting that you need paid accounts on these sites to use this functionality and you cannot stream from both at the same time. Serato has also made a few playlists for every DJ to favorite on their own SoundCloud page to quickly try out the functionality of the streaming library.
- Serato Play expansion pack: Ever wanted to DJ with Serato and nothing else? It might not be ideal, but in a pinch, being able to mix with just the software is an invaluable function that Virtual DJ and Traktor users have enjoyed for 10+ years. With this new expansion pack, the software (and an internal mixer) is unlocked. It’s $39 to buy it outright, or you can subscribe to every expansion pack for $9.99/month.
- Rane SEVENTY-TWO firmware update:
- there’s three main features that this firmware update unlocks in the new Serato version – post-fader effects, fader start, and beat jump controls on the screen
- the new firmware also has improved pad response time + overall performance updates – it’s available here on Rane’s site.
- Mixars PRIMO support added
- Rane Twelve units get a reverse functionality (hit Cue Mode + Play/Pause).
- Serato DJ Lite 1.1 (the free starter version of Serato) gets the streaming features added as well.
Read the complete change log here on Serato’s site – there are a number of small bugfixes in there!
Serato DJ Suite Giveaway
Serato has graciously offered up five full Serato DJ Suite licenses – this includes Serato DJ Pro and every expansion pack (Video, DVS, FX, Flip, Pitch ‘n Time DJ, and Play). To enter, just use the simple widget below! We’ll email you and post the winners in the widget when it’s over.