MIDI Data Types

Some Serato DJ functions allow you to change the MIDI data type after assigning. As MIDI controllers vary between brand and model, not all MIDI data sent is the same. Because of the different MIDI messages received from controllers, Serato DJ has different ways of interpreting these MIDI messages. That is where these MIDI data types come in.

NOTE: MIDI data types are only an option for certain functions, namely those which are controlled with knobs and/or faders.

To change MIDI data type press ā€˜Cā€™ after you have successfully MIDI assigned a function to a MIDI control.

The ve different MIDI data types are :

  • Absolute
  • Relative - signed bit
  • Relative - binary offset
  • Relative - 2ā€™s complement
  • Relative - on/off

Absolute data mode gives a direct reflection in the software of the physical position of the knob or fader on the MIDI controller. i.e. If the fader is at 2 on the MIDI controller, then it will also be at 2 in the software.

The Relative data modes tell Serato DJ how to interpret the continuous MIDI controller data differently. The Relative modes are variants of each other, and depending on the MIDI controller you are using will determine which mode you should use. When assigning a MIDI control, try each of the Relative modes until you have found the mode which works best for you.