Serato has announced support for Apple’s latest macOS Big Sur and their new Silicon M1 chips. The new update – version 2.5 – includes support for the operating system released last year as well as Apple’s new in-house, tailored microchips, the first they’ve built themselves. The result is a much faster, smoother Mac experience, without a huge price increase. Many pro audio and DJ companies initially advised against updating to the new system while they updated their software and hardware for the new chips.
If you don’t have an M1 Mac, the new version will still work with any computer that’s running Big Sur.
Version 2.5 also adds support for the wireless DVS system Phase, which is now an official Serato accessory. Beatport and Beatsource LINK offline lockers are now also part of Serato, meaning users can cache playlists and up to 100 files straight to the software.