Connecting Serato Remote with Serato DJ

The first step to using Serato Remote with Serato DJ, is to create a connection using one of the following connection methods. Before beginning, please ensure you have the latest version of iTunes and Serato DJ installed on your laptop.

NOTE: You will also require Serato DJ supported hardware to be connected to your laptop before Serato Remote can be utilized.

Connection using USB

The easiest way to connect with Serato Remote is by connecting your laptop and iPad with a USB cable.

• Connect your iPad to your laptop with an iPad USB cable.
• Launch Serato Remote on your iPad and your Serato software on your laptop.
• The connection should now be complete. Connecting with USB is a ‘Handshake’. It establishes a trusted connection which will make connecting wirelessly much easier in the future. To check that you are connected, enter the SETUP screen and in the Expansion Packs tab, select Serato Remotes.

You should now find your iPad appearing in the Active Remotes window.

Once your iPad has connected for the first time, it will be saved in the ‘Active Remotes’ window. This means that if you connect Serato Remote via Wi-Fi in the future, it should become active automatically

An AD HOC network is a wireless network connection between your laptop and other devices that does not require an Internet connection. It is our recommended wireless connection for both stability and security.

Connection Using an AD HOC network

An AD HOC network is a wireless network connection between your laptop and other devices that does not require an Internet connection. It is our recommended wireless connection for both stability and security.

On your laptop

MAC

 

  • Click the Airport icon and select ‘Create Network’.
  • Type a name for your AD HOC network.
  • Add a password for security [recommended].
  • Select 40-bit WEP and add a 5-digit case-sensitive password. For example; 12345.
  • Click ‘Ok” 

WINDOWS 7/8

 

  • Click Start, open the 'Control Panel' and select 'Network and Sharing Center'
  • Select 'Set up a new connection or network'
  • Select 'Set up a wireless AD HOC network'
  • Click 'Next' and then type a name for your ad hoc network.
  • Select WEP and add a 5-digit password.
  • Click 'Save this network', then 'Next'.

NOTE:  Creating an AD-HOC network with Windows 8 requires additional steps.

WINDOWS 10

Steps 1-3 are applicable and can be found here.

On your iPad

  • Go to Settings and make sure Wi-Fi is ebabled
  • Under "Choose a netowrk", select your AD HOC network
  • Enter the password

In Serato software

  • Enter the SETUP screen and in the Expansion Packs tab, select Serato Remotes
  • Select your iPad or iPhone in the Available Remotes section and click the 'Activate' button.

 

  • Your iPad will now appear (in use) in the Active Remotes window

  • Your laptop name should now appear on the Connection Home page in Serato Remote on your iPad. Select your laptop and you should now be connected and ready to go.