Roland intros DJ-707M DJ Controller for mobile DJs who demand great sound and reliability

Roland DJ-707M

Roland has announced the DJ-707M DJ Controller, a four-channel, four-deck Serato DJ Pro controller engineered for the perfect balance of functionality and portability. DJs searching for more than song mixing now have tools to manage complex event audio requirements, all-in-one with the powerful benefits of a portable live sound audio console, loudspeaker management system, and […]

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Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-1000SRT for Serato DJ Pro is now available

Pioneer DDJ 1000SRT

Serato has announced the all-new Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000SRT, the first hardware to create a professional CDJ-and-mixer workflow with a Serato DJ Pro controller. This means you get CDJ-sized jog wheels, Pioneer DJ’s coveted DJM mixing section and industry-leading software running the show. The first 5,000 units sold also come with a free Serato DJ Suite […]

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Art of Sampling Bundle offers 50% OFF Sample by Serato, Plugin Boutique Radio + courses & sample packs

PIB Art of Sampling Bundle

Plugin Boutique has launched the Art of Sampling Bundle, an exclusive limited time collection of sampling tools, high-quality samples and professional video guides to help you develop the skills that are paramount to becoming an expert in sampling. The bundle includes Serato’s Sample, Plugin Boutique Radio, two Producertech tutorial courses and three sample packs from […]

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Numark launches Scratch 2-channel scratch mixer

Numark SCRATCH battlemode

Numark has announced the introduction of its new Scratch mixer, a 24-bit two-channel mixer that redefines what you can do with an affordable 2-channel scratch mixer. The Numark Scratch offers a versatile array of features with powerful simplicity unheard of in this category of affordable mixer: Six direct access software FX buttons deliver quick access […]

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Roland and BPM Supreme introduce Serato x Roland TR-SYNC ‘READY’ tracks

Roland TR 8S Serato TR SYNC

Roland Corporation and BPM Supreme have announced a partnership that will include Serato x Roland TR-SYNC ‘READY’ tracks within BPM Supreme’s vast music library. Labeled ‘TR-READY’ tracks, each of these MP3 files is grid-verified by BPM Supreme’s in-house team of audio editors and quality assurance experts. “Bringing TR-READY tracks to BPM Supreme is a great […]

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Plugin Boutique launches Serato Sample+ Jazz & Soul Bundle

PIB Sample Jazz & Soul Bundle

Plugin Boutique has launched the Sample+ Jazz & Soul Bundle, an exclusive value pack that bundles the Serato Sample sampler and three sample packs from Loopmasters. Sample is the new industry-leading sampling software from Serato. Featuring their world famous Pitch ‘n’ Time algorithm, Sample allows producers and beatmakers to instantly and effortlessly create, stretch and […]

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Serato Sample Flash Sale: Save 30% on the intuitive sampler plugin

Serato Sample

Plugin Boutique has announced a flash sale on Serato Sample, a powerful and intuitive new sampler plugin for producers that allows you to quickly find, chop, key shift and time-stretch samples. Serato Sample is a powerful and intuitive music production plug-in, designed for sampling and rearranging audio, for use with supported DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) […]

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Serato DJ Pro syncs with Roland TR drum machines with TR-SYNC update

Roland TR 8S Serato TR-SYNC

Roland has announced updates to its iconic TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08, and TR-09 drum machines, making them Serato DJ OSA-ready. This new functionality, named TR-SYNC, is now available as part of the latest Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1 update and allows DJs to effortlessly match the BPM of the TR drum machines with tracks playing on Serato […]

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Save 30% on Serato’s Pitch ‘n Time time stretching & pitch shifting plugin for Pro Tools & Logic

Serato Pitch N Time Pro

Plugin Boutique has launched a sale on Serato’s Pitch ‘n Time, offering a 30% discount on the Pro and LE versions of the time stretching and pitch shifting software plugin for a limited time only. Pitch ‘n Time Pro is a high quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting AudioSuite software plug-in for the Pro Tools platform. It […]

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Roland just made syncing Serato and TR drum machines automatic

The hybrid DJ set keeps getting fresh nudges. Now, Roland and Serato have added easy, automatic sync over USB for the TR-8, TR-8S, and the Boutique Series TR-08 and TR-09 drum machines.

And… oh, actually, this is such a no-brainer, I could almost just finish the story with that. (And that’s actually kind of cool.) But let’s offer a little more detail.

How does it work? Plus in a compatible drum machine via USB, and your drum machine follows Serato’s BPM.

How is that different from existing solutions? Well, it saves you the added step of configuring MIDI clock, at the very least. We’ll be able to test this shortly to check it in action, but it also presumably irons out other performance issues that can crop up with MIDI.

Oh, plus, if you didn’t understand any word I just said – this update is totally for you. You plug it in and it works. And rankly, that’s how it ought to be.

How do you get the update? Looks like all Serato DJ Pro owners with Roland hardware will be squared away. This is officially called the “Serato x Roland TR-SYNC update” but it appears you basically get plug and play support in the latest version of Serato DJ Pro.

Why would you want to do this? Well, even short of doing a full-on hybrid set, it can be fun to layer sum drum parts or (on the TR-8S) samples and so on. You could also then go on to sync still more gear from the TR. Oh, and the Boutique TR-08 and TR-09 are advantageously tiny. Even the most cramped DJ booth could easily fit one.

Bottom line – it’s nice to see some challenge to Pioneer’s own link protocol with their CDJ. Why shouldn’t you plug in drum machines and have them groove along? That’s why they’re drum machines.

I think it’ll make perfect sense, but for some reason, Roland marketing have gone a little crazy and decided to explain this not to non-technical DJs, but to actual space aliens. And for some reason all the sync in the product photography is 120 bpm, which bothers me. So here we go:

https://www.roland.com/global/promos/tr-serato-sync/

I’ll translate back to human:

What is a drum machine? It is … a machine … with drums in it.

What’s so special about Roland drum machines? No idea. I swear I can stop using them any time I want. I don’t really even like music. Watch, I’m about to do something more productive with my life right this second. The official Roland explanation, though:

The legendary TR-808 and 909 are the most influential drum machines of all time and have become part of the DNA of everything. They’ve literally just reprogrammed our genetic code and destroyed our minds and now all music genres and all carbon-based life on Earth have been assimilated, leading up presumably to some kind of invasion – once everyone has become a DJ.

Isn’t making your own beats complicated? No, it’s not, but that won’t stop you from becoming newly obsessed with how the beat is never right and the longer you listen to it, the more your grasp of all reality will melt away leaving you only with this loop. See DNA issue, above.

How do I include my own beats in my DJ set? This is a question that has truly no accurate answer, but if you call yourself a DJ, you’re already part of a global phenomenon started by a surprisingly small handful of people of color (very poorly attributed, as per usual) who just decided to show off and also not to have gaps between tracks and then got really deep into using phonographs incorrectly, so… uh, experiment, if you like, until you find something you like?

I’ve done it again. Long article. Also, not only is this not sponsored product, I now probably have to buy some apology rounds of drinks for whoever did write the original ad copy. Sorry.

There, instead of configuring MIDI, you now have more time to read my blathering.

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