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Serato DJ 1.7.4 also includes a new beat jump feature and support for a host of new and existing club standard mixers.

Serato has officially released the latest update for its Serato DJ software, which comes with a number of new features aimed at club DJs, and surprisingly, karaoke fans.

The main point of interest for working DJs is that update 1.7.4 allows you to use the new Serato DJ Club Kit. The kit costs $169, but it means you’ll be able to use supported mixers without an external soundcard, including  Pioneer’s DJM-850 and DJM-900NXS, and Allen & Heath’s Xone:DB2, Xone:DB4 and new Xone:43C.

The update also includes a new Beat Jump feature that lets you instantly jump forwards or backwards in a track by a pre-determined amount of time. As well as extending certain track to allow yourself more time to mix, Serato hopes the ability to skip ahead will allow DJs to cut out the pesky boring bits from tracks and jump straight to the hook.

Alongside a new Video Master FX function for Serato Video users, the new update features support for MP3+G files, meaning you won’t have to dig out that old copy of Singstar if you feel like having a karoake session at home.

The new update is available now, and is free for Serato DJ users from the Serato website.

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