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Serato DJ users now have access to a free 1.8.2 upgrade to their software, adding expanded controller support and a host of new features.

The biggest new feature in 1.8.2 is the addition of plug-and-play support for Denon DJ’s MC8000 all-in-one controller, which offers intuitive control of all of Serato DJ’s features, including Flip, Pitch ‘n Time DJ, and the new Pitch Play mode.

The new update also includes support for the Numark Dashboard, which allows users to easily upgrade their setup and add dedicated screens. Additionally, the 1.8.2 update adds stability and performance improvements, with bug fixes fixing issues like the noted problems with HID mode when using Pioneer DJ CDJs with Mac OS X El Capitan.

The full list of features is below. Grab the update here.

Denon DJ MCX8000

Serato DJ Enabled – requires no additional software license and is plug-and-play.
2 high definition on-board displays to move your focus away from the computer.
Comes with Pitch ‘n Time DJ license included.
Unique Pitch Play mode allowing you to trigger cue points on the performance pads, whilst simultaneously keyshifting for easy tone play.
Dedicated hardware control for Serato Flip Expansion Pack for creating edits and advanced cue point performance.
2 USB inputs for Denon DJ Engine standalone technology.
4-deck control for Serato DJ.
Serato DVS Upgrade ready.
Professional 4-channel digital mixer with 2 microphone inputs.
3 built-in instant effects for Engine playback and line inputs.
Velocity-sensitive, RGB lit performance pads for Cues, Loop Roll, Slicer and Samples.
Ethernet connection to control lighting and video.
Strong Metal construction and low profile design.

Numark Dashboard

Serato Hi-Resolution DJ Display for any Serato DJ supported hardware
3-screen display incorporates low-profile Serato Displays with your existing hardware
Stacked parallel waveform option on central screen for simple, direct visual beat matching
Screens provide 1:1 real time feedback of Serato DJ, enabling DJ to close or move the source laptop and focus on the music
Dedicated track library screen with corresponding navigation controls
3 height adjustments with full tilt control for DVS or controller height setup
5-column options to show Song, Artist, Time, BPM, and Key
Gridlines on screen enable perfect beat matching
Compatible with over 40 existing Serato DJ control systems including DVS
Bug Fixes and Optimisations

Audio and performance optimisations
Fixed various crashes and hangs, including on startup and shutdown
CPU and general performance optimisations
Mac OS X 10.11.4 specific connection change for Pioneer devices
Bundled new OSX drivers for Allen & Heath Xone 43C, DB2 and DB4 mixers
HID mode not consistently working on Pioneer CDJ’s with OSX El Capitan


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