Serato Scratch Live First Edition

As mentioned in our previous post, DJs wanted Serato Scratch Live and software controls built into a Rane mixer. Rane introduced the TTM57SL for Serato Scratch Live in 2006. It was the first 2-channel turntablist mixer with integrated USB sound-card and software controls.

  • Serato Scratch Live users have support to download and use Serato Remote - Serato’s first official App for iPad®. Designed to compliment an existing Scratch Live setup, Serato Remote will connect seamlessly to your Serato laptop software and work with all supported Scratch Live hardware.
  • This second edition (CV02) works with software versions 1.2 and higher only. Software may be downloaded from The Second Edition Scratch LIVE vinyl (CV02) is different from the first edition (CV01) in two ways.

Scratch Live 2.5 (Legacy)

Note: Serato Scratch Live has been replaced with Serato DJ.

IMPORTANT: Please read this known issue before updating to Scratch Live 2.5

Serato Scratch Live 2.5 comes loaded with a bunch of key features including: Support for Serato Remote, free Loopmasters sample content, plug-and-play support for Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus and MIDI Output Lighting.

What's in Scratch Live 2.5?

Support for Serato Remote

Serato Scratch Live users have support to download and use Serato Remote - Serato’s first official App for iPad®.

Designed to compliment an existing Scratch Live setup, Serato Remote will connect seamlessly to your Serato laptop software and work with all supported Scratch Live hardware.

Serato Remote lets you see and perform all of your favorite Scratch Live functions without needing to touch your laptop. Control Cue Points, Loops and Samples. Load tracks and manipulate FX in ways that weren’t previously possible. See Serato’s famous Virtual Decks and Track Overviews so you can focus on the crowd and free yourself from your laptop.

Have control at your finger tips and enhance your Scratch Live performance. Serato Remote can be connected wirelessly freeing you to move around the stage or connected over USB for ultra low latency.

Designed with real world performance in mind, using big easy to hit buttons focusing on the most important performance features.

Serato Remote is available now and can be downloaded direct from the App Store℠ for USD 19.99.

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Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus plug-and-play support

With Scratch Live 2.5 you can throw away your control CDs and connect your Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus directly to your laptop.

Tightly mapped software controls give you low latency control over performance features in Scratch Live.

Control your Scratch Live library with your CDJ-2000nexus. See full color album artwork, waveform, cue/loop points and other important track information on the CDJ-2000nexus color display.

MIDI Output Lighting

Now supported with Scratch Live 2.5 MIDI Output Lighting enables the LEDs on your MIDI controller to light up when used with Scratch Live.

We've teamed up with our hardware partners to provide you with some presets for some of the coolest controllers out there.

You can also read this blog post for more information on how to use the presets.

Free Loopmasters Sample Content

Scratch Live 2.5 comes with FREE samples from Loopmasters. Get 24 of the best Beats, Hits, Loops and Sweeps, free to you when you download the Loopmasters sample content installer. Download the sample content from within the Scratch Live 2.5 download and the samples will install straight to your Serato library as a crate.


For more information on how to get the sample content have a read of this Loopmasters blog post.

Scratch Live 2.5 Bug Fixes

Alongside these key features Scratch Live 2.5 also includes bug fixes to continue the unparalleled level of stability and performance that Serato software is known for.

Some examples of the bug fixes are:

  • Mixtape .als recordings now work with Ableton Live 9.
  • Fixed a bug where the beatgrid lock wasn't being saved and loaded to/from the file; it was only being saved to the database.
  • The Sixty-Eight record source is now correctly loaded from preferences.
  • Fixed a bug where the CDJ-350 was sending both MIDI and HID messages which meant it could possibly fire two different Scratch Live events at the same time.
  • Fixed a bug where the DJFX deck assignments wouldn't save to preferences if going from being 'on' initially, to 'off'.

For a full list of bug fixes see the Scratch Live 2.5 Release Notes

Read the full Scratch Live 2.5 release notes.

Serato makes premier audio software for music lovers around the world. Since launching our first product in 1999, our users have grown into a community of millions of DJs, producers, engineers and musicians across 190 countries. From bedroom studios to festival stages. From the unknown to the greatest. Our mission is to deliver the best possible experience for creating, playing and sharing music, wherever you are.

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Serato’s story begins with Pitch ‘n Time - still the world’s foremost studio plugin for time-stretching and pitch-shifting technology.

In 1997, co-founder Steve West was a University of Auckland student learning to play bass guitar on the side. Steve wanted to slow down complicated bass solos without altering the pitch. Frustrated with the sub-par tools available at the time, Steve set out to write an algorithm that would do just that. And so, Serato Pitch ‘n Time was born in 1999.

In 2000 Steve and AJ Bertenshaw began experimenting with the idea of controlling digital audio using vinyl. AJ had a working prototype of software that allowed you to scratch audio off a CD with a mouse. After a bit of feedback Serato took this idea further and soon developed the Serato Noisemap™: a control tone pressed into vinyl records for controlling digital audio playback.

Serato also created Scratch Studio Edition during 2000. This Pro Tools plug-in allowed studio engineers, producers and DJs to scratch any digital sample or sound file on their computer using their existing turntables or mouse as the controller.

Serato partners up with Rane to launch Serato Scratch Live in 2004 with the Rane SL1. DJs could now access and perform with their entire digital music collection using specially designed control records, control CDs, or MIDI controllers. Scratch Live went on to revolutionize the DJ industry.

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In 2008 Serato launched a unique system for putting digital, promo-only releases directly into the hands of DJs. Files were uniquely coded solely for use in Serato software and available free of charge. This meant DJs could play out exclusive tracks within moments of downloading them, bringing new meaning to the term “For Club Use Only”. was decommissioned in 2018.

While Serato Scratch Live had taken off, there were still inherent problems with your every-day DJ setup, like the declining quality of in-house turntables. Serato turned to developing an all-in-one DJ compact controller system where you could plug in and start DJing straight out of the box.

In January 2008 Serato ITCH launched with its first supported hardware controller, the Vestax VCI-300.

Serato launches its very first VJing software, Serato Video-SL in 2008 - soon to become Serato Video. Download teamviewer in mac. Now DJs had a simple, user-friendly way to play digital video files just as they would their digital music collections.

As professional digital DJing grew, so too did the demand for entry level software. In September 2011, Serato DJ Intro was born.

In 2013 Serato launched Serato DJ - the evolution to Serato Scratch Live and ITCH - in conjunction with the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX. This was Serato’s first step to an unified piece of software across the whole product range and introduced a new interface to Serato users.

Serato Scratch Live First Edition Download

2013 also saw Serato launch its first official App for iPad - Serato Remote - an accessory allowing DJs to control certain Serato DJ features without touching a laptop.

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In 2016 Serato harnessed the power of Pitch ‘n Time for its first foray into the consumer market - Serato Pyro. A free iOS app that mixes any two songs together, without skipping a beat.

2017 saw Serato come full circle and return to the diverse world of music production with Serato Sample. A high-quality sampling plugin allowing producers to find, chop, time-stretch and key shift their samples while retaining studio-grade sound. All using the power of Pitch ‘n Time.

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Virtual dj software free download full version 2012. In 2018 Serato’s flagship products, Serato DJ and Serato DJ Intro, became Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite. DJs can now mix two tracks together with just their laptop, have a limitless music library, and a crisp, high-resolution interface.

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June 2019 saw the release of Serato Studio. This intuitive beat making software packs advanced production functionality into a familiar, DJ-friendly workflow so you can transition seamlessly into beat making.