A lot has changed since the days of scratching it out on analog turntables exclusively. Today, DJing is more digital than ever, and the things that we can do with software-based setups are practically limitless. However, plenty of DJs still swear by the satisfying feel and performance of real vinyl under their fingertips. If that sounds like you, then you've come to the right place: SERATO has the perfect lineup for taking advantage of all that digital can do for you without having to give up the authentic vinyl scratching you love.
The core of the selection is SERATO DJ Software, which makes a perfect toolbox for putting together your professional-quality mixes. It comes with built-in expandable FX courtesy of iZotope, support for up to 8 cues & looping points, acapellas & stems with 4-deck mixing and plenty of other features, all capable of working with a variety of MIDI controllers. Plus, you can even upgrade it with a video software plugin to turn it into a music video or visualization production studio.
Once you've got the software squared away, the next thing you'll need is some control vinyl to put on your turntable. SERATO makes these in a number of different colors and designs, so it won't be hard to find a pair that matches your setup. Is this your first time hearing about control vinyl? If so, here's the gist: they're records stamped with control signals instead of audio. When your turntable's output is connected to a computer, your DJ application can pick up on the changes in those signals as you scratch, telling the software exactly how you're manipulating the sound. The result is digital DJ control that feels totally natural since you're using genuine turntables and vinyl.
DJing really is an art form, and like any art, everyone has their own method. At the same time, the incredible potential of digital DJing can't be overstated. Thanks to SERATO, you won't be left out in the cold if your method is analog control but your tools are digital - with their software and hardware options, SERATO provides what you need to bring the two together and get the best of both worlds.