Serato 1.7.2 Public Beta: New Features + OSX Yosemite Testing

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!

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  • steve

    hi i have just got the ddj sx2 and its not being verified on OS X Yosemite
    can i know the reason and how i solve this issue

    thanks in advance

  • Arjun

    can someone please tell me how o get two decimal bpm?
    It will be helpful.
    Thank you.

  • DJ Worthy

    Unfortunately, Yosemite 10.10, Serato DJ 1.7.1, and DDJ-SZ does NOT mix. My computer shut down a few times while on my mixer, and when recording the mix from final vinyl, the audio drops out sporadically throughout my mix.

    • Aaron

      Have you tried the 1.7.2 beta?

    • mfd1068 .

      I’ve done 6 gigs using Serato DJ 1.7.1, Yosemite 10.10.1 with a Denon mc6000Mk2. Not even a hiccup,so far. Never recorded though.

  • killmedj

    Over to you Traktor! =p

  • kebzer

    It seems that they are finally trying to address the most serious bug of all:

    Glitches/dropouts with DVS when keylock/PnT is activated.

    I’ll be testing it all week to see if they finally made SDJ usable for us ‘tablists.

    • Dean Zulueta

      Please do test it! The only way Serato can know to fix bugs is if awesome users like you participate in the beta. 🙂

  • Dj L-BIZ (BEAT3)

    just having led feedback is a massive bonus to me… although I finally just got my maschine mapped how I like by disecting the xml file… overall it’s all positive moves for Serato users (albeit some features have taken a while to surface – echo roll out for one (was a big error no having that option))

    Anyway I’m quite pleased with the progress

  • the chucker

    Why does Serato’s keylock sound like butt? with wav and flac. This is something i’ve never heard anyone say. I’m guessing it’s old timers using the decks in vinyl mode and mid schoolers that just ride on the nuts of the old schoolers and do what the old ones do, or just can’t hear/ know how crap it is. You can buy the improved time stretch algo, but this is dj software! First and foremost should be the sound and stability. Nothing else… It doesn’t have either of these. BTW it’s taking me a lot of energy to complain this much. Glitchy GUI, glitchy sound engine when changing fx, horrible contrast in the browser, and really crappy VU feedback on my Pioneer DDJ SR (which I will be taking back soon, but works fine in Traktor). BTW I’m on late 2011 macbook pro 2.2 ghz intel core i7 8gb rab 256 solidstate. I’ve never blatantly read anything like this until i started digging in the forums and this sort of thing should be made public, otherwise they wont get their stuff together.

    • vladimir prieto

      Why does Serato’s keylock sound like butt? with wav and flac

      this is true. as far as i understand, Pitch’n Time expansion pack sounds much better.

      Pioneer DDJ SR…BTW I’m on late 2011 macbook pro 2.2 ghz intel core i7 8gb rab 256 solidstate

      almost the same as you, but sound quite acceptable. just a few month with that controller and before that i used VCI-400 wich sound slightly poor than Pioneer. with that one (VCI) i played in front of others DJs (different hardware, different controller) and sound was quite similar.

      have you contacted support?

  • bravo.johnny

    Seriously, isn’t most of that covered by most of the dj software out there already?

    • Marco Hooghuis


    • Serkan Kocak

      But it wasn’t in SDJ. I think it’s great how much is going on in Serato’s labs lately.

      The development of Scratch Live and ITCH was really slow and a big pita for the users. So when SDJ was announced they said they will be able to focus on one piece of software and they really do. They’re still covering some things that were already present in the previous applications but it’s just awesome how man long requested features they are delivering lately.

      So: Yes. Most of the features are long overdue but it looks like it was worth the wait. If they keep that tempo SDJ will be ahead of any DJ software very soon.

    • radikarl77

      Most – maybe,
      All? nope!
      No one else has Sticker Lock. This is HUUUGE for Turntablists 😉

    • Dean Zulueta

      A lot of DJ software does but Serato has a strong following so for current users this is good news that Serato is working hard to be current with other software on the market.