Serato Studio rolls out audio recording and editing in 1.6 update

The update also adds a Virtual Audio Driver and improvements to audio clips and tracks.

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Serato has rolled out Serato Studio 1.6, introducing a host of new major features, most notably the ability to record and edit audio from within the software.

Audio recording has been highly requested by Serato Studio users for some time now. Its inclusion arrives in a bid to “mature” the software into a full-fledged DAW, said Logan Duff, Project Lead of Music Production at Serato.

And, similar to other DAWs, music-makers will now be able to record and edit audio from a variety of sources. This includes anything from microphones and instruments to turntables for vinyl sampling or even through a computer’s built-in mics.

Recordings are stored in a collective library that can be easily accessed, even on a different project. This should be most helpful for sample-based producers who like keeping their options available on-hand. It can also match samples to your project BPM through auto analysis.

Aside from that, numerous changes have been made to how audio tracks and clips behave. Clips are now independent from Pads and can be edited as such; that includes making adjustments to individual parameters for clips.

Serato Studio also adds a Virtual Audio Driver, removes the need for plug-ins to route audio in and out of the DAW to a third-party app. This could be especially useful for livestreamers.

Serato 1.6 is available to download now at a $10 monthly rate or one-time purchase of $199. There’s also a simpler free version available.

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