Serato releases a new Free Edition of Serato Studio
Serato has just released a massive update to its beat making software, Serato Studio. Serato Studio 1.4.4 now offers a feature-limited edition that is completely free to use, save and export projects.
“Serato is really excited to get this latest update out, especially to those who are starting out in their beat-making journey,” says Nick Maclaren, Chief Strategy Officer at Serato. “We want everyone to be able to make music and share their tracks. With this new version, anyone can jump on and stay busy making music for as long as they want to, without any time constraints.”
The free edition of Serato Studio includes most of the functionality in Studio’s full edition. Though is limited to four Decks, four Scenes, one Audio Track, MP3-only export, and Automation is disabled.
“We wanted to offer the best tool for people to start making beats and DJ edits,” says Maclaren. “This version allows you to make a full track using Studio and get creative with features like FX, sampling, instruments, or building layers in your track while reserving advanced features for the full edition, like Automation, stem exporting, and access to additional sound packs.
“You can also use Audio Tracks to load a full song into Studio which makes it the perfect free software for making DJ edits. Just load up an acapella or full track to chop up, make a mashup, or create a quick intro edit so it’s ready for your DJ sets,” he adds.
The release also brings a highly-anticipated new free feature, Auto Chord Mode. This allows you to instantly generate chords using only one note, without the need for any music theory knowledge. You can still take the free 14-day trial using the full edition with all the features in Serato Studio.