A Cue Point is a marker on the track that, when triggered/clicked, will take you to that position in the song. Serato DJ Lite has up to 4 Cue Points.
NOTE: Your Cue Points are saved to the file and recalled the next time it is loaded. They are not lost if the file is moved or renamed.
Cue Point functionality can also be controlled and set using the relevant Cue Point buttons on your Serato DJ hardware or by clicking in the Cue Point View area of the software.
SEE YOUR HARDWARE MANUAL FOR MORE INFORMATION
Add / Delete Cue Point
To create a Cue Point, click on the symbol in an empty Cue slot, press one of the HOT CUE buttons for that slot/deck on your hardware, or use the keyboard shortcuts control + 1-4 (left deck) and 6-9 (right deck).
The button will light up to show that there is a Cue Point set.
To delete a Cue Point click the symbol in the cue point display area or hold SHIFT and press the HOT CUE button for the cue point you want to delete on your hardware.
Trigger Cue Point
Once a Cue Point is set, you can jump to it at any time by pressing the relevant HOT CUE button on your Serato DJ hardware or clicking on the symbol that appears while mousing-over the Cue Point. If playback is paused, triggering a Cue Point will play from that point for as long as the HOT CUE button is held down, and will return to the cue point and pause when the button is released.
TIP: If you press the PLAY/PAUSE button on your Serato DJ hardware whilst you are holding down the HOT CUE button on your Serato DJ hardware, playback will continue when you let both buttons go. This allows you to cue a track in from pause mode and then continue playback once you know the mix is right.
Cue Point Keyboard Shortcuts
You can also jump to Cue Points using keyboard shortcuts:
• 1 through 4 for the Cue Points on the left deck (or the active left deck when using 4 decks).
• 6 through 9 for the Cue Points on the right deck (or the active right deck when using 4 decks).
NOTE: If ‘Playback keys use shift’ option is enabled in the Setup > Playback screen, then you willl need to hold down shift when pressing the relevant number of keys.
The temp cue function allows you to set a temporary cue point (de ned by a white marker) in a track that is not saved to the le. This is useful for finding a point in a track and then being able to easily start again from this point as you get your mix right. By default, this is set to the beginning of the audio file. While paused you can use the platter to fine tune the playhead placement to ensure your cue point is set exactly on a downbeat.
You can set a temporary cue point using keyboard shortcuts.
• I = set temp cue point for left deck (or the active left deck when using 4 decks).
• K = set temp cue point for right deck (or the active left deck when using 4 decks). NOTE: Playback will have to be paused in order for a temporary cue to be set.
Once the temp cue is set, holding the relevant temp cue button on your hardware (usually CUE) whilst paused will play from the temp cue point. Releasing the button will pause playback and return to the temp cue position. This is good for stuttering in the start of a track.
If you press the PLAY/PAUSE button on your Serato DJ Lite hardware whilst you are holding down the CUE button, playback will continue when you let both buttons go. This allows you to cue a track in from pause mode and then continue playback once you know the mix is right.
The CUE button can also be pressed whilst the track is playing at any point to return to this point and put the deck in pause. To change the location of the temp cue put the deck in pause with the playhead at a different location and press the CUE button again. The temp cue point is also useful to repeatedly start from a preset point in the track. This allows you to easily drop in a few times until you get it right.