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How to use Multi FX in Serato DJ



Firstly, ensure that you have the FX panel open, by clicking the FX button in the top left hand corner of the main screen of Serato DJ.

Select the effect you wish to use from the drop down menu. You can do this by either clicking on the drop down menu to reveal the full list of available effects, or using the "Select Effect" controls on your DJ Controller (see your controller'sQuick Start Guide to learn how to select effects).


Apply the effect by firstly clicking the ON button, and then adjusting the FX depth dial, which adjusts the amount of effect applied.

You can apply the FX  by using the FX controls within Serato DJ on your Serato DJ controller, where possible.


The FX in Multi FX mode are chained together, this means that one effect feeds into the next, allowing you to create your own unique blends and textures using different FX combinations. Have a go with Version Echo, Reverb and a HPF all chained together!


The effect time is set using the tracks BPM value, but by adjusting the BEATSyou can further increase or decrease the effect timing. The BEATS multipliercan be found on the right hand side of each effect unit.

The effect BPM automatically uses the BPM of the track which is loaded to the deck you have the FX unit assigned to. 

If you want to manually set the tempo of the effect you can use the TAP button. To reset the tempo is as easy as clicking the 'X' button, or holding down TAPfor 1 second until the automatic BPM returns.

On the far right hand side of the FX unit, you can also choose which channel the FX unit is assigned to.

With 2 Deck controllers, you will have the option of Channels 1 and 2, as well as being able to assign the FX unit to the Master Output, by selecting M.

With 4 Deck controllers you will have the option of Channels 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as Master.

For many of the above steps, you will be able to use your Serato DJ controller, rather than using your mouse. To find out more about the FX controls, download the Quick Start Guide for your controller.