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Serato’s app wants to put DJ in your pocket

LOS ANGELES, Feb 11, (RTRS): DJ technology company Serato released its first consumer app Thursday: Serato’s new Pyro app, which is available for free for iPhones and iPads, allows anyone to listen to their favorite songs as if they were part of a DJ set, all the while tapping into Spotify’s catalog of 30-some million songs.

Think of it as a Spotify DJ in your pocket, if you will. Users do need a Spotify Premium subscription to make use of the music service’s catalog, but the app also allows users to automatically compile mixes based on their local iTunes library.

New Zealand-based Serato is best known for professional DJ software, which the company has developed for close to two decades.

Serato’s Scratch software was one of the first to allow DJs to control MP3 files on their laptops with vinyl records that contained specially time-coded control signals, giving them the ability to physically scratch and manipulate digital audio files while the computer took care of tedious tasks like matching beats and adjusting the tempo of a track.

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