Serato just announced the brand new expansion pack: Serato Flip. Aiming to make editing music right inside Serato DJ, Flip will be made available this September with Serato DJ 1.7. It will allow DJs to record their cue point actions, and censor actions, saved into 6 Flips per track. This is what Serato is seeing as the future of DJing, where producing and editing will be synonymous to DJing, which is already what we're seeing in the DJ movement today. At $29 USD for this expansion pack, it is not a bad deal compare to comparable standard editing programs out there. DJ City will be live streaming a Q&A along with live demos tonight at 7:30pm PST for those who are intersted. Below is also a teaser video which is not much of a teaser but a full-blown demo of Flip's potentials. Here's more of what you can do with the new Serato Flip.
Serato Flip Features
Record Cue Point & Censor Automation
Click record once to arm recording. Once you hit the first cue or censor, recording begins. Hit record again to set the end point of your Flip.
Prepare & Edit Tracks In Offline Mode
Use Serato Flip without your hardware connected.
Save 6 different Flips per track. Serato Flip information is saved to your tracks metadata and doesn't edit the audio of the track. You can delete cue points and your Flip will still be remembered.
Hardware Controls, Keyboard Shortcut & Midi Mappable
Control Flip directly from your computer or your controller with a keyboard shortcut and hardware controls being mapped for supported current and future hardware. Flip controls are also MIDI mappable for use with the MIDI controller of your choice.
Looping / Loop Snap
Choose whether your recorded Flip plays through once or loops. Select whether your looped Flip will snap to an end-point that's on beat with your track.
Recall and Replay
Turn Flips ON / OFF and start your Flip on track load or whenever you like.
Make perfect edits
Platter movements aren't recorded so you can move the platter to an exact point and trigger a cue point to make the perfect Flip.
Name your Flips
Just like Serato DJs nameable Cue Points you can also name your Flips. The name of your Flip will appear in the deck info area when the track is loaded.
This is an amazing add-on for those serious DJs who are looking to set themselves apart from the pack. Tell us what you think.