Ableton & Serato @ NAMM 2010 – The Bridge from Neil Bufkin on Vimeo.

Serato’s The Bridge, as covered by Neil Bufkin in video for CDM above, is entering a beta phase. This is an invite-only beta, not a public beta, and it hasn’t launched yet, but you can register your interest. The Bridge met a decidedly mixed reaction here on CDM – the unique approach to coupling these programs isn’t for everyone – but I still expect it’ll be a big release, particularly for devoted fans of Serato.

This will coincide with a new beta for Ableton Live.

I’m of course obligated to pass that along, as part of my ongoing campaign to ruin DJing.(*)

Serato would like to invite you to register your interest in becoming a beta tester for The Bridge.

This does not mean the The Bridge is in an Invite or Public beta phase, so please do not ask where you can get it!

Beta testing is an essential and highly important part of the software development process and your help will ensure reliable performance upon final release.

When we do officially invite interested DJ’s and Producers to beta test The Bridge, you will need:

Serato Scratch Live with supported Rane hardware
A forum account
An account with a copy of Ableton Live 8 registered to it.

Thanks, Mutis Mayfield, for the tip!

(*) Anonymous commenter on wire to the ear: “Blogger nerds are killing the coolness of DJing. I blame Create Digital Music and Richie Hawtin! I also blame Andre Agassi!”