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Serato DJ Pro 2.5 & Serato DJ Lite 1.5 – Big Sur & M1 support plus much more

We are thrilled to announce that Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Serato DJ Lite 1.5 are available now. This delivers support for macOS Big Sur, as well as the latest release of Apple machines that have the M1 chip. Moreover, we’re adding support for the Reloop Ready, Official Serato Accessory support for Phase and Offline lockering for Beatsource LINK and Beatport LINK.

Serato’s OP! Miller details these updates in the video below. Alternatively, read on for the key points.

Big Sur and M1 Support

We are now officially supporting the latest from Apple.

“We’ve really appreciated the continued patience from the Serato community regarding official support for macOS Big Sur and M1,” says Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren. “We wanted to ensure that the support we provided was of the highest quality with rigorous testing. It’s a great feeling to know we can offer this to Serato DJs with confidence.”

In order to get this release to users without further delay, live streaming on M1 chips had to be kept in beta. This means that if you’re a live streaming DJ you’ll need to go here
It’s also important to note that some hardware is not yet compatible with this OS support, so please ensure you check the status of your DJ hardware before updating.

Phase Support

Phase is now an Official Serato Accessory. DJs will get improved accuracy, reduced latency, and new features when connecting Phase through USB with Serato DJ Pro – there’s no more need for RCA cables. Serato DJ Pro now also provides a wireless (WIR) mode where you can use Phase to wirelessly control tracks. 

There are also new fail-safe systems in place to ensure there are no mishaps during your set, such as a remote battery level indicator inside Serato DJ Pro, an emergency internal switch that changes the deck mode from WIR to INT when the battery reaches 5%, and a custom LED animation which blinks the remote light when a track is loaded and starts flashing when a track is 20 seconds out from ending. 

Offline locker for Beatsource LINK and Beatport LINK

DJs can now store up to 100 tracks from Beatport or Beatsource on their device to access and play without an internet connection. Note: A LINK Pro or LINK Pro+ plan is required.

See the video below for a walkthrough on how to activate the Offline Locker.

Easier live streaming for DJ Lite

Quickly connect Serato DJ Lite to your broadcasting software by enabling “make audio available to other applications” in the setup menu.

Reloop Ready support

A portable 2-channel controller that combines performance features including 16 RGB performance pads and touch-sensitive jog wheels with portability. It sits flush on a 13” laptop so you can easily take it on the road to prepare or perform your sets anywhere.

The Reloop Ready is supported in both Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Serato DJ Lite 1.5. When using it with Pro, DJs will be able to access the new pad mode Scratch Banks for instant loading of scratch sentences.