Ableton and Serato today announced the release of The Bridge, a software partnership which brings together DJ performance and production. The new tools generated by this partnership emphasize ease and creativity while pushing the boundaries of live performance. Below are two videos to give us some more insight in the use of The Bridge for DJ's.
Refine Your Mixtapes
Forget about having to start a mixtape from scratch because of a mistake at minute fifty-nine. The Bridge is the ultimate mixtape creation tool, letting you export your Scratch Live mix as an Ableton Live set.
Owners of Rane SL1 and SL3 interfaces get their pre-fader audio laid out in Live's arrangement view, with track name and placement (but without automation). Owners of Rane mixers get more, as fader movements, EQ tweaks and crossfader cuts on your DJ mixer are recorded as automation and can be edited after the tape stops rolling.
Perform Your Beats
The Bridge gives you turntable-style control of your own multitrack productions. Simply drag an Ableton Live Set to a deck in Scratch Live and use your turntables or CDJ to control the transport. Scratch Live enhances your productions with deck control, mixing, nudging and DJ style looping, while you can remix, mute/solo tracks, use virtual instruments, change drum patterns, manipulate audio, tweak effects and launch loops on the fly in Ableton Live.