RA: Updated Serato DJ No Longer Requires Hardware

via Resident Advisor

The trial version is now called Serato Lite (formerly Serato Intro), while the full version has been renamed Serato DJ Pro. Where previous versions required a controller or proprietary hardware, the new versions don’t. They now come with a “practice mode” that allows for in-computer mixing.

New users can now download Serato Lite and get started immediately without a license or any kind of controller.

Ready to get started? Email us today.

Here’s DJ Instructor DJ Rugged One showing you how to beatmatch:

Intro To DJing w/ DJ Rugged One

In this Friday’s workshop you learn the foundations of DJing w/ Serato:

— How to create crates
— Moving the tracks to the decks
— Looping
— Que points
— Linking iTunes music to Serato
— Basic Mixing

We will discuss the difference between Vinyl vs. Digital vs. Controller. You also will use Serato to learn tempo and pitch, and basic mixing tips for beat-matching.

DJ Rugged One has been in the game for many years and has firmly established a name for himself as a professional deejay and producer. Spinning at numerous bars, lounges & clubs, he effortlessly creates a vibe that keeps the dance floor packed and continues to be recognized for his style and grace. His passion for music naturally led him into the realm of music production, where he actively takes on remix projects and creates brand new material with a plethora of skilled artists.

Rugged One earned his stripes during his years as a competitive DJ, placing as a finalist in many battles, never failing to intimidate and turn heads!

He continues to be sought after and commissioned to create mix CDs for respected organizations in the hip hop realm (including Undergroundhiphop.com, Brick Records and others) all while juggling his own independent releases.


Receiving notable praise in a vast array of publications & websites, Rugged has evolved over the years to become the “total package,” a DJ who can satisfy the purest of hip-hop heads, the wildest of college club-goers and everything in between – taking you on a musical trip in the process.

He enjoys what he does and is a true entertainer. DJ Rugged One…the man, the myth, the DJ… go on, go on and GET DOWN!

Introducing the PC-Powered DJ Mixer


There can be little argument that DJ Q-Bert is one of the greatest turntablist/DJs of all time. So when he and Yogafrog met up with a developer to talk about a new-era DJ mixer, the results are plain as day: Meet The Invader.

Digital DJing is a field full of compromises. Sure, lugging a laptop to a gig allows for a near-infinite library of music and beyond-human technical abilities, but it also makes you look like a colossal dork. It is for this reason that many digital DJs have long sought a solution that incorporates the benefits of laptops withouts the aesthetic hangups.


What do you think? Will a PC-Powered mixer eventually replace the mixer itself? We’re talking turntablism tonight in our free workshop:

Want to know more about the DJ Program at MMMMAVEN? Drop us a line below and get a free introductory DJ lesson.

How to do the Baby Scratch


For most of last week, we were celebrating and discussing the turntable. Columbus Day holiday has us featuring a bonus video with our instructor and all-around supreme scratching champion DJ Rugged One.

Like all of our DJ instructors, Greg is a legit mixmaster and working DJ.

He even regularly gigs on a boat in the Caribbean Ocean.

Here he walks you through the scratching technique known as the “baby scratch.” It’s probably called that because it is the most basic technique and very foundation of the art of turntablism:

Want to DJ on cruise ships?

Who wouldn’t?!? Email Sarah to find out more about our classes and get a tour of our music tech laboratory.