Auckland, New Zealand (August 10, 2011) – Serato Audio Research announce the release of Serato Scratch Live 2.3, the latest free software update for Serato Scratch Live DJs.

This version includes a number of new additions as well as a healthy dose of maintenance, to continue the
unparalleled level of stability and performance that Serato software is renown for.

The delivery of two Scratch Live interfaces in the last twelve months; the Rane SL 2 and Rane SL 4, established a new benchmark for sound quality in the digital vinyl market. Serato Scratch Live 2.3 provides support for all Rane Scratch Live hardware, allowing DJs to plug-and-play on any setup quickly and easily.

The addition of new Cue Point Labels means DJs can now name and reference their cue points to jump to verses, breakdowns or kicks and snares, lightning fast.

Following the successful implementation of HID support for the Pioneer CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900 in 2.1.1, Serato are pleased to include new support for the popular Pioneer CDJ-350 and CDJ-850.

Now, when the CDJs are connected via USB to a computer, songs, crates, waveforms, cue points and loops can be all accessed from the Pioneer CDJ-350 and CDJ-850 display.

“Scratch Live is constantly evolving,” says General Manager of Serato, Sam Gribben. “Including support for the Pioneer CDJ-350 and CDJ-850 extends the control options available to our DJs. We constantly strive to offer this type of flexibility and new creative features, whilst improving on our rock solid performance, and version 2.3 is no exception.”

Finalized Core Audio and ASIO drivers for the Rane SL 3 and Sixty-Eight are included in this version, as well as updated 64-bit drivers for Mac users. On top of this, Serato have tweaked THRU mode indication and screen workflow to optimize the user experience for Scratch Live DJs.

Scratch Live 2.3 is a free software update available now from


  • Cue Point Labels.
  • 64-bit Drivers For Mac.
  • Better software THRU mode indication for the SL 2, SL 3 and SL 4.
  • Core Audio/ASIO drivers for the SL 3 and Sixty-Eight.
  • Improved Scratch Live user interface layout for minimum screen resolutions.
  • Added support for the Pioneer CDJ-350.
  • Added support for the Pioneer CDJ-850.
  • Support for all current Rane Scratch Live Hardware (SL 1, SL 2, SL 3, SL 4, TTM 57SL, Sixty-Eight).

About Serato
Serato Audio Research is based in Auckland, New Zealand and has been recognized as the market leader in time and pitch adjustment since its inception in 1999. Serato formed a product partnership with Rane Corporation in 2004 with Serato Scratch Live. Scratch Live is a revolutionary DJ product that enables DJs to control digital audio files on their computer. Serato has since expanded its reputation for excellent pro DJ products with the release of their ITCH DJ Software in 2008.
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About Rane Corporation
Rane Corporation is an established innovator in problem-solving audio tools, professionally engineered with a focus on science, price/performance, and not frills and hype. Designed and manufactured exclusively in the United States, Rane’s product distribution is worldwide. Rane’s primary marketplaces are DJ (performance, club, mobile & recording), Live Sound (FOH and monitoring) and Commercial (music & paging, networked systems) featuring innovative analog and digital audio products for each category.
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About Pioneer
Pioneer Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is a leading global manufacturer of consumer and business use electronics products such as audio, video and car electronics. Its shares are traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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