Serato Studio Beta Reopens With New Features and Pricing Plans Revealed
A month after launching Serato Studio, Serato has returned with a slew of updates for their beatmaking software. The New Zealand company also announced pricing information and reopened the public beta with new software updates. Keep reading for more.
“Since launching the first beta we’ve been busy gathering feedback on Studio and channeling that into development,” said Serato’s Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren in a press release. “The result is a feature-packed update to Studio.”
Among the highly-requested features added were master track waveform, library preview, and stem export. The update also includes improvements to the drum sequencer and overall stability as well as a glide feature to get a bend effect on sounds.
New features added to Serato Studio:
- Master Track – See a real-time waveform of your track to get visual feedback
- Library Preview – Preview sounds in your library before loading to a deck
- Triplets – Add triplets to your drums to get different patterns
- Master FX – Add FX to your master track, including third-party plugins
- Export Stems – Export individual audio stems
- 32-Beat Scenes – Extend your scene length to eight bars
- Glide – Add a bend effect to your instrument and sample deck notes
- Off-Grid Note Editing – Click and drag notes off-grid in your sequencer
Pricing for Studio will be on a subscription basis for $14.99 per month, or $9.99 per month if billed annually. With that, Maclaren promises “a continuous flow of new features and workflow improvements” to Studio.
Subscribers will also receive monthly sound packs that will be theirs to keep. Packs from producers like Just Blaze are on the way, according to Maclaren. But for now, users can grab the 1GB Dusty Crates pack to get started.
In addition, Maclaren offered a glimpse of what’s to come in Studio:
“Up next in the roadmap is Swing, Compression, and built-in Tutorial Onboarding to help guide new users through the software. While beyond launch, we look forward to adding Audio Track support, Side-Chaining, Beatgrid editing, and much more.”
If you missed the first round of beta sign-ups, you can join it now on Serato Studio’s website. Watch the update video above and let us know if you plan on subscribing below!
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