The Deck Setup options will only be available for hardware that requires it.
- Select the TURNTABLES option if you wish to control Serato DJ using analog turntables. All Channels are plugged into PHONO.
- Select the CDJS option if you wish to control Serato DJ using digital CDJS. All channels are plugged into CD/LINE.
- Select the CUSTOM option to set your own configuration using the devices driver setup window.
When certain Rane hardware is connected, you will have the option to assign decks to the PGM channels 1 and 2. The CUSTOM button will also be replaced by a DEVICE PANEL button to access the Rane Device Panel.
Primary Deck selection allows you to select which hardware channels you are using for your left and right primary decks. You can switch the configuration to swap channels 1 and 2 to be channels 2 and 3 if you have connected to a 4 channel mixer and want to use the middle channels.
Use the tilde key (~) to toggle the focus between primary and secondary decks.
The Record Channel options will only be available for hardware that requires it. To record, designate a channel you wish to use. You will not be able to use this channel to DJ.
USB Buffer Size (Latency)
Serato DJ processes audio data in small chunks. When smaller chunks are used, the movement of the platter is translated into audio more often, which results in a lower overall system latency. However, this requires more processing power and therefore a higher CPU load, so lower buffer size settings require a more powerful computer to produce uninterrupted audio.
Lowering the latency will result in tighter hardware-software response, for quicker scratching etc but will increase the load on your computer and may result in audio dropouts on lower spec computers. We recommend having the USB buffer size set to 5ms to begin with, and then adjusted to preference.