SERATO INTRO VS SERATO DJ
Getting Serato DJ Intro for free is great and there’s a lot of things you can do with it to perform as a DJ but is it worth paying $129 (USD) upgrading to Serato DJ? We take a look at what you can and can’t do with each version to help you decide.
FREE vs PAID
First off let’s get a table of features listed out as a side by side comparison:
THE UPGRADE BREAKDOWN
Some of these are more important than others, depending on what you want to do, but here’s our hot list of features:
- QUANTIZE – If you’re going to be using the full sync mode and want to drop cue points nice and quickly on beat this is very handy.
- REC – Weather you’re a beginner or pro being able to record your mixes easily is a must!
- FX – Intro does come with some good basic effects, but they are basic. The expansion packs really opens out to some amazing effects to enhance the creativity in your set.
- LOOPS – We’re big fans of loops so upgrading will give you more loop functionality.
- SET UP – Yes this is the nerdy part but being in full control of what Serato can do for you under the hood is a great way to get the best out of it.
Bottom line is if you are just interested in play a few tunes in your house and having a bit of fun then stick with the free version of Serato DJ Intro but if you are considering a career as a Dj then you’ll want the extra features Serato DJ offers.
Check out Serato’s site to upgrade.