February 10, 2014

Serato DJ 1.6 plays nice with Scratch Live legacy hardware

Of all the DJs who are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to hardware, the scratch DJs are perhaps the least enthused.  If it was not for the scratch DJ, DVS in general would not be what it was today.  Imagine if a DJ only mixed and nothing else.  There would be no need for high torque turntables, and there would be less of a need for accurate lag times in DVS.  Because of our complaints and struggles, Serato has become to go to for a DJ who wants a stable and reliable system.  The only complain we have now is that old hardware is being dropped from the support cue in favor of newer technology.

On one hand, I do not fault Serato for their move.  They need to make sure that their hardware is consistent with the times, and as we know, computers tend to change in a blink of an eye.  They simply cannot afford to keep updates with USB 1.1 users, when we are already at a state of change.  USB 3.0 is the way of the future and we will likely see this implemented in many boxes in the near future.