Ableton Serato The Bridge

Ableton and Serato bridge the gap between music production and DJing with The Bridge. The Bridge requires Serato Scratch Live 2.1.1 and Ableton Live/Suite 8.2 or above. Open both programs at the same time with Rane hardware attached to activate The Bridge online.

Remix Your Own Tracks Live

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.

Welcome To The Next Level

Apart from your Scratch Live hardware, using an additional dedicated controller such as Akai Professional APC40, APC20, or Novation Launchpad opens up your game for more mixing, effects handling and for triggering clips.

Learn How To Set Up Your Gear

If you're just getting started with Ableton Live, you'll want to go through the Ableton Live lessons, located inside the program in the Help View

The World

Behind the scenes, Ableton and Serato have implemented a two-way communication link to connect the programs. The timing is tight and it doesn't matter which program you open first.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Bridge Is Released

Ableton and Serato are proud to announce the release of The Bridge, a software partnership which brings together elements of DJ performance and production. The Bridge is a free download for DJs with Serato Scratch Live compatible hardware and a registered version of Ableton Live 8.

Download Scratch Live 2.1.1 and Ableton 8.2 to unlock The Bridge.

New to Ableton Live? Until October 31, 2010, get free online training along with any purchase of Ableton Live. Find out more on

Scratch Live 2.1.1 is a recommended update for all Scratch Live DJs, with improvements for all machines.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Interview with DJ Kentaro

If you dont know anything about this dude you need to do your homework. Dj Kentaro is amazing all over the globe. His unique style separates him from all the rest. Totally crazy yo and to hear him talk about a costume 2 channel mixer yep as a turntablist it will be what we would have been looking for these years. The TTm 57 is good but since the 68 its a new ball game now.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Creating Beatgrids for Serato ITCH and The Bridge

A step by step tutorial detailing how to create Beatgrids for Serato ITCH and Scratch Live for The Bridge.