Music software company Serato has updated DJ Pro and DJ Lite to bring full support for macOS Catalina, which ditches iTunes in favor of a new standalone Music app.

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The elimination of iTunes had an immediate impact on DJs who relied on the software to access their music libraries via XML playlist files. That's because the new Music app uses a different library format that isn't compatible with XML, which led companies like Serato and Native Instruments to advise users against upgrading to Catalina.

Fortunately, Serato's updated software works with Apple's new Music app, and libraries in Music can automatically load in the latest versions of Serato DJ Pro and DJ Lite.

Serato has also update Serato Studio for Catalina, but users will have to wait a bit longer for full Catalina support across all of Serato's software.

According to The Verge, Serato Sample and Pitch 'n Time Pro and LE are still not compatible with Catalina, but the company is actively working on updates.

Also, Serato has warned about some DJ hardware from its partners that still doesn't work with the new OS, and the status on that is said to be "out of Serato's control."

Both paid and free versions of the new DJ Pro and Lite software are available to download from Serato now.

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randomgeeza Avatar
60 months ago

Lucky day for Serato users for sure. Unfortunately I’m still waiting for Pioneer to update Rekordbox myself so who knows when I’ll be able to update to Catalina ?
Rekordbox works fine on Catalina, the only caveat is the iTunes XML file is not read. So, if you don't use that function, it is good to go. Although, if playing out live make sure you test run first. Traktor have a beta of Pro 3 out that is Cat' compliant too...
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alchemistics Avatar
60 months ago
The one App that made me wait with the update on my music-only-macbook. Thanks for the info!
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randomgeeza Avatar
60 months ago
A Catalina happy version of Traktor is now out V3.2.1. Likewise Audio 6 and 10 Control Panels, if you happen to use them...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Icaras Avatar
60 months ago

The one App that made me wait with the update on my music-only-macbook. Thanks for the info!
Lucky day for Serato users for sure. Unfortunately I’m still waiting for Pioneer to update Rekordbox myself so who knows when I’ll be able to update to Catalina ?
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