A few short weeks after its announcement at NAMM, Serato has made Serato DJ 1.6 available to the public.
In addition to increased hardware compatibility—including the Rane Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, and Sixty-Eight mixers—and OS X Mavericks 10.9 support, the update packs in a slew of new software features.
Cue point improvements provide the crux of the free update, including nameable cue points and a quantize mode that allows users to set and trigger cue points on beat, if beat grids are set. Additionally, Serato DJ 1.6 offers a pair of in-app paid expansion packs: the cosmic Jet FX Pack and the previously announced time stretching Pitch ‘n Time DJ Expansion Pack.
Full details below:
Serato DJ 1.6
Rane Hardware Support
Support for the Rane SL2, Rane SL3, Rane SL4, Rane Sixty-One, Rane Sixty-Two and Rane Sixty-Eight.
Pitch ’n Time DJ Expansion Pack
Pitch ’n Time DJ allows you to speed up or slow down your track to extreme tempo values while maintaining its key perfectly, with the highest quality and definition of any available software.
Expansion Packs can be purchased/activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘Online’ window or from the Serato Online Store for USD29.
Serato DJ FX Expansion Pack – Jet Pack
A Trippy, Spacey & Rave infused FX Pack including: Shepard Filter, U.F.O., Space Verb & Bass Ducker
Each new FX Expansion Pack comes with several base FX for use in Single FX Mode, plus, a large number of base FX variations for use in Multi FX Mode.
Expansion Packs can be purchased/activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘Online’ window or from the Serato Online Store for USD19.
Quantize mode allows you to set and trigger Cue Points on beat. Make sure you have your beatgrids set!
Nameable Cue Points
You asked for it so we added it, you can now name your Cue Points.
OS X Mavericks 10.9 Support
Pioneer DDJ-SZ, Numark V7 Pro Controllers.
Denon DJ MC6000MKII & Reloop Terminal Mix 8 DJ Intro Controllers.
Added Serato DJ Accessory Support
• Pioneer CDJ-900
• Denon DN-HC1000S
Other New Features
• Stack View Mode
• Open/Close crates from hardware
• Improved Cue Point and Loops Display area