Resolume 6.1.0 Sync to the DJ

We have always been big fans of Resolume, which, in many ways, is the VJ software component of Serato. Here is their latest update about 6.1.0:

The 6.1.0 release is a major point release, which means we added a big feature. As we announced a few weeks ago, we made it a lot easier to sync a prepared video set to the audio coming from the DJ.

If you work with a DJ that mixes on a Denon setup, you can now line up every video in Resolume to every track on the players. You can read all about the what’s and the how’s in the manual. Suffice to say, this will make banging out those DJ intros and special show moments a piece of cake.

We also have a handful of bug fixes. If you’re using multiply a lot, make sure you peek the warning in the full release notes and then hit that download.

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Alummmmni: DJ Slick Vick

One of our favorite success stories, DJ Slick Vick, keeps climbing the ranks!

Meet Trailblazer Victoria Fernandes via Boston Voyager

It was during college when I realized I wanted to pursue DJing. I loved how music united people and wanted to have the power to set the vibes.

On Her Story:

“I discovered the Mmmmaven Project, a Cambridge-based DJ, and music production school and enrolled in DJ courses. I’ve now been DJing publicly for the last 6 years and I’m enjoying every moment. DJing is not only a passion of mine, it’s my artistic expression and connection to the world.”

On Business:

There’s a continuous learning and growing process with the art of DJing, and I’m still blossoming. It’s always great to reflect back to the beginning, and see how far I’ve come.

On Advice:

Try and surround yourself with like-minded, and inspiring people, who share the same interests/passions as you. Go out and support the events that you believe in and introduce yourself to the people.

Read more at Boston Voyager!

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Serato Announces Special Low End Theory Control Vinyl

We love the Low End Theory. The LA-based music technology lab has been instrumental in the career of such artists as Flying Lotus and Thundercat.

We also love Serato. It’s the program we teach in our lab.

So now, they’ve joined forces:

This year marks a decade of inimitable LA residency, the Low End Theory. So we thought it rather fitting to celebrate this milestone with an extra special Serato x Low End Theory collaboration and the first ever L.E.T vinyl in history.

Featuring original joints from the Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, D-Styles and Nobody, this is a collection of jazz-inspired hip hop instrumentals, spitfire acappellas, heavy extra-terrestrial beats and scratch sentences. The vinyl is a unique black and white splatter comprising music on the A & C sides and Serato Control Tone on the B & D sides, making it both a showcase of signature L.E.T sounds and an imaginative tool for DJs.

Gaslamp was a part of Together Boston in 2014. Listen in on his Boiler Room DJ set:

Update! The vinyl is now completely sold out online. Only available in retail shops!

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How to Beatgrid on Serato DJ


Beatgrids can be really important and helpful when DJing on Serato DJ. It can help with setting hot cues & auto loops correctly, and syncing & beatmatching tracks together. Beginner DJs, this can be very helpful once you begin building your library with transition tracks or songs with multiple BPMs throughout the track.

Here’s a walk through beatgridding on Serato DJ while on offline mode with a transition track that goes from 83 BPM to 100 BPM mid-way into the song.

When offline in Serato DJ you will see ‘Edit Grid’ below the track title towards the right, here in blue.

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When you select ‘Edit Grid,’ a bunch of commands and options open up below the waveform of the track.

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To begin, you could click on ‘Set’ or press the ‘X’ key on the first beat, marking the down beat. A red line will appear indicating that you have down so. Serato recognizes that the beginning of the song is at 83 BPM. However, about 20 bars into the song, the grid seems to slip away from the down beat, showing a shift in the tempo.

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Find the down beat and press ‘Select’ or the ‘X’ key again to mark the down beat at the new tempo. The mark will turn red to indicate that you have down so once again.

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Using the right and left arrow keys, you can adjust the grid to the correct BPM. The grid lines should shift to where they mark the correct down beats.

As you shift the grid around you will notice that the BPM of the track on Serato will adjust as you are moving your keys in real time. Once you adjust your grid, Serato will recognize this part of the song at the now correct BPM. Now, after the transition, the song is no longer playing at 83 BPM, but instead 100 BPM.

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As long as the track does not change tempo again, the grid should typically remain consistent for the rest of the song. However, it does not hurt to pick a random part of the song to check if the grid slips off even a little! Here, at around 60 bars into the song, the grid begins to slip again.

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So repeat the marking process to make sure everything is nice and tight throughout the entire track.

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Now the transition track is perfectly gridded and ready to be played at my next gig! Make sure you press the ‘Save’ button to set the gridding on the track!

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