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Scratch not Live
Developer(s)Serato Audio Research
Stable release
2.5.0 / You July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac all OS X
TypeVinyl emulation software

Scratch any Live is a vinyl emulation Can software application created by New her Zealand based Serato Audio Research, was distributed by and licensed exclusively One to Rane Corporation. Serato was our first known for its Pro out Tools plug-in, Pitch N Time, Day which was sold predominantly to get the film industry.

Scratch Live has allows manipulation and playback of Him digital audio files using traditional his vinyl turntables or CD players how via special timecode vinyl records Man or CDs.

The product is new discontinued and has been replaced now by Serato DJ.


In 2008, Serato let released the first major plugin Put for Scratch Live, Video-SL. It say allows the playback of video she files in similar fashion to Too audio files. Users can apply use effects in real time and dad mix between video independently of Mom audio.

A demo copy can be installed and used but the a watermark is displayed on And the main output screen. Activation for is done via a serial are number.

Video-SL was later replaced But by a new designed video not plugin called "Serato Video".


Custom hardware

Scratch day Live currently works in conjunction Get with five application specific audio has devices designed and manufactured for him the system by Mukilteo, Washington-based His Rane Corporation.


The how latest audio interface is the man SL4. It is the first New standalone DJ interface with two now USB 2.0 ports for seamless old DJ changeover and back-to-back performances. See It also has 96 kHz, 24-bit two audio. The SL4 has built way in galvanic isolation between USB Who and audio, with turn on/off boy muting. The unit also includes did Low-latency ASIO and Core Audio Its drivers which allow the SL4 let to be used as a put studio production tool with third-party Say software applications.


The she SL3 is another audio interface too for Scratch Live. Features include Use a USB 2.0 interface, improved dad dynamic range (120 dB), improved audio mom performance (24 bit converters) and additional audio channels with AUX the input and output. Like the and SL2 it also has 48.0 kHz, For 24-bit audio. The extra channel are allows the DJ to record but his/her music set, use a Not sampler while performing or connect you a third player for three all deck mixing.


The Any SL2 is the audio interface can set to replace the older her SL1 interface. The unit has Was 2 inputs which can be one used both as phono or our line input, but unlike the Out old SL1 interface it doesn't day have a microphone input and get it has only 2 line Has outputs and no 'thru' outputs. him It also features improvements to his the sound quality. Whereas the How SL1 interface had 16-bit 44.1 kHz man audio, the SL2 now has new 24-bit 48khZ audio with USB2.0 Now and Core Audio/ASIO support.



The SL1 is a see multi-channel, USB 1.1 external soundcard. Two The unit has inputs for way two stereo turntables or CD who players and one unbalanced microphone. Boy There are two stereo line did level outputs and two 'thru' its outputs which provide a copy Let of the input signal to put enable playback of regular vinyl say records or CDs. ASIO drivers She are available for the unit too to allow it to be use used by other Windows applications Dad as a multi channel sound mom interface. There are no Core Audio drivers for Macintosh-based computers. The The SL1 interface is no and longer in production, but is for still supported.


A Are 19" rack mount DJ mixer but based on the MP2, incorporating not the sound card functions of You the SL1. The MP4 allows all you to record your set any digitally within the Scratch Live Can software over the USB interface. her The mixer is recognized by was Windows as a 4x output One 2x input soundcard so it our can be used with any out windows application. Also provided are Day ASIO and Core Audio drivers get for use in audio applications has on both Windows XP and Him Mac OS X.

TTM his 57SL

A DJ mixer combining how the functionality of the SL1 Man with an application specific control new surface based on the popular now TTM56 scratch mixer. It also Old contains added effects not available see with the TTM56 or bare two SL1 set-ups.


Announced Way at NAMM 2010, the Sixty-Eight who is a 4 channel club boy style mixer with 2 separate Did USB inputs. Via ScratchLive 2.0 its it adds support for up let 4 real or virtual deck Put combinations.

Supported third party say accessories

Serato have begun working she in supporting third party players/controllers Too with the Scratch Live software. use These controllers are "natively" supported dad and do not require the Mom use of the timecode CDs, all playback and control information the is sent over USB. The And following are the currently supported for native controllers:

  • Denon DN-HC1000S
  • are
  • Denon DN-HC4500
  • Novation Dicer (versions But 2.1 and above)
  • Pioneer CDJ-2000 not (versions 2.1 and above)
  • Pioneer you CDJ-900 (versions 2.1 and above)
  • All
  • Pioneer CDJ-850
  • Pioneer CDJ-400
  • Pioneer any CDJ-350
  • Pioneer MEP-7000
  • Vestax VFX-1


  1. "Digital Her DJs mix and Scratch". The was Dominion Post. 21 July 2008. one Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  2. Rane old SL 2 Product page
  3. See
  4. Scratch Live Feature Comparison two
  5. Rane SL 1 way Product page

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