To use your Serato DJ Essentials mixer with Serato DJ, you must have two products registered to your MY SERATO account. These two required products are now bundled as the Serato DJ Essentials bundle;
- Serato DJ Pro licence (allows the mixer to connect to Serato DJ Pro) purchase separately here
- DVS Expansion Pack licence (allows NoiseMap™ and DVS control) purchase separately here
Once you have both of these licences registered to your account and activated within the software, you will be able to use Serato DJ Pro with DVS control on the following mixers:
- Pioneer DJ DJM-850
- Pioneer DJ DJM-900NXS
- Pioneer DJ DJM-900NXS2
- Allen & Heath Xone:DB2
- Allen & Heath Xone:DB4
- Allen & Heath Xone:43C
- Rane MP2015
- Denon DJ X1800 Prime
NOTE: Some Serato DJ Pro hardware might already have a Serato DJ Pro and/or DVS licences built-in (Serato DJ Pro hardware unlocked/DVS hardware unlocked). If you own one of these controllers you will still need to purchase both products before you can use one of the Serato DJ Essential mixers. Licences are not transferable from your Serato DJ Pro hardware unlocked device and you can not use a Serato DJ Pro hardware unlocked device and a Serato DJ Essentials mixer at the same time. However, if you have a Serato DJ Lite hardware unlocked device that you have already purchased a Serato DJ Pro licence for, then only a DVS Expansion Pack licence will need to be purchased.
If you are using Internal mode exclusively (say with Media players using HID mode) and do not require DVS functionality (Absolute or Relative mode), then you will only need a Serato DJ Pro license for use with your Serato DJ Essentials mixer.
You can read the Serato DJ Essential mixer setup guide here. Please make sure you have the latest firmware and drivers installed. The correct input sources and primary decks will both need to be set respectively before DVS is able to work correctly. If you are having issues after setting up correctly, try restarting your computer and/or the mixer.
I have a Serato DJ Essential mixer at home (or at the club), what do I need to use Serato DJ Pro with DVS control?
Since you will be using a Serato DJ Essential mixer, you will need to purchase the Serato DJ Essentials bundle. The Serato DJ Essentials bundle consists of a Serato DJ licence and a DVS Expansion Pack licence.
I have a Serato DJ Lite hardware unlocked controller and have already purchased a licence for Serato DJ Pro. Do I still need to purchase the Serato DJ Essentials bundle to use a mixer when I play in the club?
Seeing as though you have already purchased a Serato DJ Pro licence and activated it on your MY SERATO account, this will allow the Serato DJ Essentials mixer to connect to Serato DJ Pro. However, you will still need to purchase a DVS Expansion Pack licence before you can enable DVS control (for use with a Media player or turntables with Serato NoiseMap signal).
NOTE: If you only want to use your Serato DJ Essentials mixer with CDJs in HID mode, you do not need to purchase the DVS Expansion Pack licence. You can use MIDI controllers and CDJs in HID mode to control playback using the INT control mode.
I have a Serato DJ Essentials mixer but I only ever want to use CDJ's in HID mode. I will not be using control tone or turntables, what do I need to buy?
As mentioned above, if you only want to use HID mode you do not need to purchase the DVS Expansion Pack. You will still need to own and have activated the Serato DJ Pro licence on your MY SERATO account, but the DVS Expansion is only required if you want to use control tone with turntables. The Serato DJ Pro licence alone will allow your Serato DJ Essentials mixer to connect to Serato DJ Pro, and you can set the Virtual Decks to INT mode to use CDJs in HID mode.