Hear DJ TLM Breaks Down on why to upgrade to Serato DJ from Scratch Live

1. Stability

Serato only test future operating system updates on the most current version. Although your older version of Serato software might be working fine now there is no guarantee it will continue to be supported. Therefore, you should update your Serato software to take advantage of all the performance and stability improvements that’s made in the latest version.

Read the full list of bug fixes and improvements in the Serato DJ 1.7.5 release notes.

So I really wanted to share some information about Serato and their software updates. Why you should update your Serato software to the latest version of Serato DJ, 1.7.5? Check out the top 5 reasons below!

2. Serato Flip & Beat Jump

Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a DJ must prepare himself or herself and never be taken by surprise. With this feature in the toolkit a DJ has the ability to prepare edits or do it on the fly in ease and comfort. The ability to take control of your music, extend sections, find better ways to mix in/out and to control the energy of a track is the key to developing a strong personality and unique style in your sets.

Serato Flip, a Serato DJ Expansion Pack, allows the DJ to prepare non-destructive edits directly in Serato DJ using cue point automation

Beat Jump, the newest feature for all users is available free as part of the Serato DJ 1.7.5 update. This lets you do simple forwards or backwards jumps around your tracks by predetermined amounts, perfectly in time. There’re also hardware controls mapped to all supported controllers with eight pad performance pad sections.

3. Serato DJ Club Kit Support

If you play regularly in clubs with this hardware installed, it’s a great reason to update to Serato DJ 1.7.5.

The Serato DJ Club Kit license bundle lets you use the Pioneer DJM-900NXS, DJM-850 and Allen and Heath Xone:DB2, DB4 and 43C mixers directly with Serato DJ.

4. Previously Secret Features.

Features such as Sticker Lock, AM Mode & EQ Coloured Waveforms were hidden in Scratch Live and required you to basically learn Morse code to unlock. These are now developed as real features in Serato DJ, and are useful for all DJs as well as being easy setup options.

Sticker Lock is a great feature for turntablists. It allows you to align a sticker on your Serato Control Vinyl to a cue point or the start of your track and know exactly where that cue or the start will be without having to look at the waveform.

AM Mode allows you to hide the track details in the virtual deck from potential sniping playlist poachers.

The EQ Colored waveform option changes the waveform colors in Serato DJ to reflect your EQ changes. For example, taking out the bass will remove all the red from the waveform, taking out the high end will remove all the blue and taking the midrange out will remove all the green.

5. Free Trial
The last reason why you should update to Serato DJ is because it’s FREE to try out! For Serato DJ Intro users, there’s a FREE 14 day trial that is fully featured.

For current Serato DJ users with supported plug-and-play hardware, Serato DJ 1.7.5 is a free update.

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