Algoriddim leveraged AI for an update to its djay Pro software a couple years back, improving its Automix capability. It seems the company has been developing some more interesting uses since then with today’s launch of Neural Mix, as part of the new djay Pro AI.
During the month of May, DJs can grab the Serato Play expansion pack for free. It offers an enhanced standalone DJ experience on your computer, without the need for external hardware.
Pioneer DJ's Rekordbox, one of three main options in the DJ software realm alongside Serato DJ and Native Instruments’ Traktor, has joined the pack today with a new version 6 release and Rekordbox for iOS 3.0.
The full version of Studio is always available with a 14-day trial, but the software’s latest update (1.4.4) includes a totally free version for cash-strapped creators.
Streaming has changed how most people consume music and DJ apps are no exception. Today, Algoriddim announced the addition of both Tidal and SoundCloud streaming services to its djay app. Along with the existing Spotify integration, this makes for a truly comprehensive lineup of services. You'll need djay for iOS or djay Pro to get started, but SoundCloud Go+ or Tidal Premium/HiFi accounts will also be necessary to access those vast streaming libraries. Both Serato DJ and Rekordbox already offer access to some of those, but there are a few key features to djay's recent additions worth noting.
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Serato has made its name as one of the top digital DJ platforms available and I've also become fond of its recent Studio software which offers music production tools that are easily approachable. In fact, we've recommended both products in our holiday gift guide this year. If you've been considering either, the company just launched some updates to Studio that sweeten the pot. With Serato Studio 1.4 there's a reduced monthly subscription fee of $10 per month (down from $15). But now there's also the option to buy the software outright for $200, which includes all the perks associated with the subscription. That is, at least until version 2.0 arrives further down the line. Even then you can keep using the current version on its own or pay an upgrade fee instead of a new license to keep the updates flowing (price TBD). More importantly, Studio 1.4 now has a new audio tracks interface, giving you the ability to import and edit complete songs (or acapellas), rather than just limited-length samples. This finally opens up the possibility of making quick and easy edits, mash-ups and remixes of tracks for your next DJ set.