The Serato team has just released the new Serato DJ 1.3.0 DJ software that includes some welcomed upgrades to the effects and also allows all DJ controllers to use the "pioneer-inspired" Slip mode feature.
The effects section receives the most attention in this upgrade which now has a new FX Expansion pack system that allows users to purchase and download additional FX packages that provide DJ's with a multitude of new effects to use in their sets. With the release of Serato DJ 1.3.0 also comes the first two of these new FX Expansion Packs which are the Wolf Pack (free with the upgrade) and the Back Pack ($20). The Wolf Pack consists of a classic round-up of past Serato effects and the Back Pack has is dub pack of analog and old‑school effects. There is also a Base Pack that consists of the effects that were already present in the previous version of Serato DJ.
In order to access all of these new effects in the Expansion Packs, Serato DJ has also introduced a new Edit Favorite FX feature that will allow DJ's to select certain effects as favorites so they can be easily accessed for future use without scrolling through the entire list of available effects.
Mentioned earlier, the Slip-Mode feature is now a new function in Serato DJ. For those of you who still haven't seen Slip Mode in action yet, you don't know what you're missing. When Slip Mode is engaged, the DJ can use the jog wheels, loops, or cue points as they see fit and when the Slip Mode is disengaged, the track will continue playing at the location where it would have been without any changes. Bear in mind that users will have to either map this function to a button on a controller if the controller in question doesn't have this feature or continue to use a mouse/keyboard for this feature.
Also in this update, the
and Novation Twitch both get the Serato DJ treatment as Serato DJ 1.3.0 will now work seamlessly with both of these popular DJ controllers. The Vestax VFX-1 effects controller is now compatible with Serato DJ and can be used as an auxiliary controller for Serato DJ in conjunction with any other Serato DJ controller. Click on the link below to download the update and to find out more about the new features of Serato DJ