Serato Scratch Live: lossless support
No FLAC support?
Right now Serato’s Scratch Live only seems to support raw lossless formats like WAV and AIFF, which is a shame, there are a number of long threads on their forum where people are asking about FLAC support, and according to this one post they are working on it http://serato.com/forum/discussion/579369#6066373:
“At the risk of making people prematurely excited, yes, we have intentions to have at least basic FLAC support.”
So maybe this year we will get some kind of FLAC support?
Apple lossless support?
There is meant to be some kind of Apple Lossless support, but at least with my setup (using Scratch Live 2.3.3) I can manage to import them if i rename the files to use an m4a extension, but unfortunately they don’t seem to be playable. Have to investigate that…
Scratch Live does have support for tagging in WAV and AIFF files, which is nice. We will be doing a proper article about WAV tagging at a later date, so keep posted for that. But it looks like it reads any tags from iTunes, although editing them in Scratch Live doesn’t seem to update them in iTunes, which is a pain.