Serato DJ Pro is now a free upgrade for Serato DJ users

Serato DJ Pro (previously known as Serato DJ) is a free upgrade for Serato DJ users who have an existing license or supported hardware. Or, anyone can download and use Serato DJ Pro in Practice Mode without a license or hardware connected.

This release includes a number of highly anticipated updates including a full-featured 2-deck Practice Mode, 64-bit support for better performance and stability, support for high-resolution screens, a refreshed UI and an improved help & support section in-app.

As well as all this, all free trials have been reset. This means anyone can start a free 14-day trial of Serato DJ Pro 2.0

More new features include the Performance pad view, which displays your cue points in a new, but familiar layout and the new version is also optimised for high-resolution screens, including high definition Retina, 4K, and UHD displays.

On top of that, they have also included a new help section with tooltips, shortcut keys, tutorials and the option to contact the support team and search the knowledge base, all within the app.

Performance Mode

To fall in line with the new branding of Serato DJ Pro, Serato DJ Intro has now been replaced by Serato DJ Lite.

The Lite edition still offers the stripped-back capabilities as Intro, but takes on the same new Practice mode, high-res screen optimisation and Performance pad mode as the Pro version.

Serato confirms that all of your old libraries and expansion will still work in in the new version and previous users can upgrade for free.

Practice Mode

Both versions are available to download from the Serato website now. The Lite edition is still free, while prices for Pro start at $99, rising to $299 for the Suite.

Practice Mode:

  • Free for anyone to download and use without hardware plugged in
  • 2-deck player with onscreen crossfader
  • Access to Cues and Loops
  • Sync with onscreen pitch slider/BPM adjust
  • Full functionality with your crates and iTunes library
  • Access to Serato Help and Support from within the interface

About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and House. A man that lives in a world of beats and bass, and total confusion about life!