Ableton & Serato Announce The Bridge

Ableton and Serato have announced The Bridge. The companies claim that The Bridge spans the gap between music production and DJing, creating a natural link between Ableton Live and Serato Scratch Live/ITCH. The Bridge goes both ways:

Ableton to Serato
The Bridge provides Ableton Transport Control (ATC), giving DJs turntable-style control of their own multitrack productions. DJs can simply drag an Ableton Live Set onto one of the decks in Scratch Live or ITCH and use their turntables, CDJ or ITCH controller to control the transport.

Serato to Ableton
The Bridge provides the ultimate mixtape creation tool. DJs can perform mixes in Serato Scratch Live or ITCH and save them as an Ableton Live Set. This way, the DJ can still perform the mix, better than cut and pasting it together in a DAW, butalso has detailed editing options.

Any announcement that isn’t the end-all-be-all DJ/Production/Performance Jesus product is going to be a let down, and we’re sorry to say this fits into that category…

Ableton/Serato’s The Bridge is free for anyone who owns registered versions of both Serato Scratch Live/ITCH hardware and Ableton Live 8 or
Suite 8.

No actual release date has been announced, but after Ableton’s recent announcement about the current gremlins in Ableton Live 8 and how addressing them is the concern’s first priority, if the product is not anywhere near beta, this release could be a while. More information about Ableton & Serato The Bridge.

Author: FutureMusic

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