Serato is without any doubt one of the most important names in the audio processing industry and developer of some of the best professional music tools around. Not only has it created the world-famous Serato Scratch Live or SSL, but also Serato DJ, an audio mixing program focused on professional DJs and compatible with the Pioneer DDJ-SX controller, although you can also handle it with your mouse and keyboard.
A solid alternative to Traktor and Virtual DJ.
However, we have to admit that it's not an audio software appropriate for beginners, its functions haven't been conceived for beginners that have just arrived at the music mixing world, but are aimed at music professionals. But, how much does the full version of such professional software cost? Don't worry, nothing at all: it's free. If this price has convinced you to go ahead and try out all the features of the mixing software, we offer you its latest version: Serato DJ 1.9.5.
- Professional mixer with four decks and a well-designed user interface.
- A console with 8 cue points and different loops.
- Virtual decks to show you live visual information about the track and the next cue points.
- Integration with Pulselocker, iTunes, and the crates storage system.
- Compatible with MIDI devices.
- Color code for the waveforms and the viewing of beats: red for low notes, blue for high notes and green for the intermediate range.
- High-quality effects, including echoes, delays, and filters, as well as 8-bit retro sound effects.
- Sample player capable of loading up to 32 samples on 4 benches.
- Possibility to install expansion packs to incorporate even more functions.
If you thank this software is too much for you and that its functions are too overwhelming, you can always decide to download and install Serato DJ Intro for free, a solution for inexperienced DJs with basic controls and simplified functions.