Software Overview

The following chart provides an overview of the Serato DJ main screen. Each point is covered in more detail, later in the manual.

 

 

1 Quantize Turns Quantize On/Off
2 Artist Display Selects between the available Serato DJ display modes. SEE DISPLAY MODES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
3 Display Modes Displays song title information for the track currently loaded to the deck.
4 Track Display Click to open the recording panel. SEE RECORDING AUDIO FOR MORE INFORMATION.
5 Recording Panel Click to open the DJ-FX panel. SEE USING THE DJ-FX FOR MORE INFORMATION.
6 DJ-FX Panel Displays the key of the currently loaded track. Key tag information can be entered manually in the Key library column, or detected automatically when track is analysed with Set Key checked in the Analysis Settings menu.
7 Musical Key Displays the key of the currently loaded track. Key tag information can be entered manually in the Key library column, or detected automatically when track is analysed with Set Key checked in the Analysis Settings menu.
8 Sample Player Panel Click to open the Sample Player panel. SEE SAMPLE PLAYER FOR MORE INFORMATION.
9 Serato Video Click to open Serato Video Expansion Pack if activated.
10 Original BPM Displays the original BPM of a properly analyzed track regardless of any pitch adjustment that has been made.
11 Track Gain Adjust Allows you to adjust the individual track gain for the currently loaded track. Adjustments made to the track gain are saved to the file and recalled next time the track is loaded.
12 Slip Mode Activate Slip Mode.
13 Playhead Shows playhead position on the waveform overview of the track.
14 Master Output Level Adjust Allows you to adjust the master output level.
15 Sync Enables or disables Sync. State for Deck displayed as blue for Beat Sync, gold for Tempo Sync, grey for Arm Beat Sync.
16 Master Output Level Meter Allows you to monitor the master output level visually.
17 Playback Controls Allows you to play the loaded track, skip to the next track, skip to the beginning of the loaded track, or load the previous track.
18 Limiter Light Displays a colored warning light when the master limiter is engaging.
19 MIDI Enables MIDI Assign Mode. SEE MIDI OVERVIEW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
20 Tool Tips Enables or disables Tool Tips, which provides a dialog box with a description of a software feature when you place your mouse over it.
21 Setup Shows the software Setup screen.
22 Repeat When Repeat is on, Serato DJ will play the loaded track again from the start after it finishes.
23 Edit Grid Click to enable Edit Beatgrid Mode.
24 CPU Warning Light Displays a colored warning light.
25 Current Time/CPU Meter Shows time and computer CPU processing load.
26 Virtual Deck Displays the number for that virtual deck.
27 Track Time Displays the total time for the loaded track file.
28 Current BPM Shows the tempo of the currently playing track in beats per minute.
29 Tempo Range Displays the currently selected tempo range that has been selected. Either +/-8%, +/-16% and +/-50%
30 Auto Loop Tab Displays Loop information which allows you to create, modify, save and clear Loops.
31 Eject Eject a track from a loaded virtual deck.
32 Censor Reverses the track while held down. When Censor is released, the track will continue as if censor had not been pressed.
33 Search Searches your Library or Crate for the text entered in this field.
34 Library Columns Click this to show the list of available library columns. Ticked categories will display as a column in the library.
35 Streaming Search Click to enable searching of available Pulselocker streaming music.
36 History Displays the History Panel containing tracks that have already been played.
37 Prepare Displays the Prepare Panel containing tracks you have pre-selected for your set.
38 Browse Displays the Browse Panel, which enables you to browse for tracks by genre, BPM, etc.
39 Files Displays the Files Panel, which enables you to search for tracks on your hard drive.
40 Library Displays the songs available in your current library location.
41 My Serato panel Click to launch the My Serato Panel.
42 Keylock Enabling Keylock means the song will keep its key when the tempo of the song is changed.
43 Beat Matching Display Accentuates the beats in the track. SEE BEAT MATCHING DISPLAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.
44 Waveform Colored Waveform of the currently loaded track to represent frequencies of the sound.
45 Stream Only Remove selected stored Pulselocker tracks from your library. Metadata will be retained locally for the selected tracks and re-associated if the Pulselocker tracks are streamed or stored on the same device in the future.
46 Store Offline Download selected Pulselocker streaming tracks and store locally in the Offline Tracks folder. Offline Tracks will be available for playback when not connected to the internet.
47 Status Bar Displays the status of the currently selected item and various error messages.
48 Autoplay When Auto Play is enabled, Serato DJ will automatically load and play the next available track from the currently selected crate, once the currently playing track ends.
49 Crates Displays a list of Crates, Sub-Crates and Smart Crates available. This list will also show iTunes and Pulselocker libraries if enabled in the SETUP screen.
50 Pulselocker Shows stored Pulselocker tracks and playlists.
51 Library Display Modes Select between either Simple List and Album Art Grid display modes. SEE LIBRARY MODES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
52 Add Smart crate Adds a new Smart Crate which automatically populates based on rules. SEE SMART CRATES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
53 Add Crate Adds a new Crate so that you can organize your files. SEE CRATES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
54 Track Output Level Meter Allows you to monitor the individual deck outputs visually.
55 Time Elapsed Displays the current time elapsed for the loaded track
56 Time Remaining Download selected Pulselocker streaming tracks and store locally in the Offline Tracks folder. Offline Tracks will be available for playback when not connected to the internet.
57 Loop Tab Display up to 8 saved Loops per track. SEE LOOPING FOR MORE INFORMATION.
58 Cue Point and Loop Tab Display up to 4 Cue Points and 4 Loops per track. SEE CUE POINTS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
59 Playback mode Choose Serato DJ playback mode for selected deck. Choose from INT (Internal), REL (Relative) or ABS (Absolute) modes. REL and ABS mode are DVS modes and only available once DVS is enabled in the SETUP screen. SEE USING SERATO DJ WITH VINYL OR CDS FOR MORE INFORMATION