A new upgrade to Serato’s renowned DJ stware includes many things, yet one that stands out is that it now grants users the ability to operate in “Practice Mode” without using a controller, which is an update that has been greatly desired and increases its ease use.
Serato’s highly-anticipated two-deck fline player, as well as unlimited library support and a refreshed interface, is the biggest update since the product’s launch. It also introduces new names for each product. Serato DJ is now Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Intro is now Serato DJ Lite.
The laptop-only DJ stware with Practice Mode is getting a lot praise as it’s something users have long been asking for.Using the stware without the need hardware allows for use while travelling or outside the studio.
Nick Maclaren, Head Strategy at Serato, touched on why this upgrade is necessary: “Practice Mode is the ideal prepping tool. DJs can practice blends, set cue points or beat grids, and fine tune their sets without the hassle plugging in gear. It’s also great for mixing when you’re on a plane, or on the road. Or, if the worst happens, as a backup replacement for hardware.”
Another focus the update is that Serato has added 64-bit support, allowing Serato DJ Pro to access your entire computer’s memory. Maclaren says this is a major improvement: “This means loading larger libraries, using less CPU, and in turn reducing latency and boosting overall stability and performance. It’s a huge improvement to the foundation our stware.”
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Check out a more in-depth look at what’s new on Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite the videos below.