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Supported File Formats for Serato Sample

File Types

Serato Sample supports the following file types:


  • aac
  • aif/aiff
  • mp3
  • mp4
  • m4a
  • wav
  • ogg
  • flac


  • aif/aiff 
  • mp3
  • wav
  • flac
  • wma
  • ogg

'Free' format MP3s (where the sample rate/bit depth etc are not known) are not officially supported.

NOTE: You may receive a message stating that Beatgrids cannot be saved to a file when trying to edit a Beatgrid. This can occur for a number of reasons, such as:

  • The file has read-only permissions, or is locked - adjust the permission to allow write access in your operating system, or move it to a location where adding write permission is possible, then load the file into Serato Sample again.
  • The file has a Beatgrid locked status by another Serato application - unlock the track in Serato DJ Pro, using instructions from Lock Beatgrids.

Sample Rate

Serato Sample supports the following sample rates:

  • 44100 Hz
  • 48000 Hz 
  • 88200 Hz 
  • 96000 Hz 
  • 176400 Hz

NOTE: Files above 176400 Hz will not load in Serato Sample. Please check with your DAW or other audio conversion software for instructions on how to down-sample your files to a Sample rate that matches one of the supported options above.

Bit Depth

Serato Sample supports the following bit depths: 

  • 16 bit
  • 24 bit
  • 32 bit