Serato DJ 1.9.5 brings support for the NSX2 system!

In what has been a slow news month so far, (with NAMM around the corner it’s not surprising DJ gear manufacturers are holding back), an updated version of Serato DJ is actually big news. Serato DJ 1.9.5 is out, and it finally supports the CDJ2000NXS2 and the DJM-900NXS2 out of the box.

This means that the DJM-900NXS2 is now compatible with Serato DJ’s Club Kit, which allows DJs to plug and play with the 900NXS2 in the club. For the CDJ-2000NXS2, Serato DJ 1.9.5 means advanced HID support: waveforms, track artwork and information right on the CDJ display. Get more information and download here.

SoundCloud not taking mixes down? Not really…

Soundcloud Still Banning Mixes
Soundcloud Still Banning Mixes

After we reported that Soundcloud allegedly wouldn’t take DJ mixes down anymore after the launch of SoundCloud GO, they are now quick to temper the enthusiasm.

In their own words:

There have been a number of incoming questions this week from our community around creativity and content on SoundCloud. Today, through a number of agreements with labels, publishers and other partners, there are far fewer takedowns of various forms of content – including DJ sets – shared on SoundCloud. It’s clear from our conversations and agreements with the industry and creative community as a whole, that enabling a place for all forms of creativity to live is important, and that SoundCloud can be that place.

With that, it’s important to note takedowns are at the request of creators. While the agreements we have in place across the industry have greatly lessened the likelihood of takedowns, as a creator driven platform, we respect all creators, and therefore we respect the rights of all creators who request to have their content removed.

So although the likelihood that your mix is taken down is lower, it still can happen. And if it happens, all the penalties still apply (including your account being deleted). It remains a mystery why Mixcloud manages to set up a licensing model in which 0 mixes are taken down (I have never heard of it happening) and SoundCloud doesn’t…

DJ Sneak DJSounds Show Set

Another great set from legendary DJ Sneak, straight from his villa in Ibiza…