New DAW from Serato, called the FL Studio killer. The main goal of Serato’s new DAW is to turn DJs into producers. The creators say that they specially designed the interface so that anyone unfamiliar with professional DAWs can quickly feel at ease. The interface, unlike Ableton Live, is simpler and more intuitive. At the same time, in terms of power and capabilities, Serato Studio is not inferior to the usual programs. In other words, the workspace familiar to DJs has been moved to a workstation format.
Serato Studio itself inherits many things from its DJ counterparts: mixer channels, effects, time-stretching, displaying elements in the interface. The program comes with the same content and library that Serato DJ buyers receive.
According to Nick McLaren, who is in charge of Serato’s development, the company deliberately made the program very similar to the existing DJ software. This solution simplifies familiarity with the software and minimizes the study of user manuals – DJs have more time for the music itself.
Among the interesting features of the new DAW are the Play In Key mode and the Make Beats function. Play In Key fits all tracks to the specified key so that everything sounds in the context of the track. The Make Beats function creates beats in a couple of clicks.
According to McLaren, research within the company has shown that DJs and musicians spend too much time on various aspects that are not related to the creation itself. Instead of writing music, users turn knobs, try to match the sample to the key, put the drums into the mix. With the development of Serato Studio, the company focused on ensuring that users can quickly and easily implement their ideas.
Serato Studio has adopted many elements from Serato Sample and Serato DJ: mixer, block of effects, time-stretching, general logic of displaying working instruments, there is support for VST plug-ins.