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Using MIDI devices & Serato Studio compatible hardware

Serato Studio allows for both third-party MIDI devices and specific Serato DJ supported devices to be used, to control features and functions of the software. When connected and enabled, these devices will activate a pre-configured mapping.

To get started with your MIDI device, connect it, then navigate to Setup > MIDI > MIDI Devices, and enable the toggle:

Using Serato-compatible hardware

Below is a list of Serato-compatible hardware that Serato Studio includes default mappings for:

  • Pioneer DDJ-SB
  • Pioneer DDJ-SB2
  • Pioneer DDJ-SB3
  • Pioneer DDJ-SZ
  • Pioneer DDJ-SZ2
  • Pioneer DDJ-SX
  • Pioneer DDJ-SX2
  • Pioneer DDJ-SX3
  • Pioneer DDJ-SR
  • Pioneer DDJ-SR2
  • Pioneer DDJ-SP1
  • Pioneer DDJ-REV1
  • Pioneer DDJ-1000SRT
  • Pioneer DJM-S9
  • Roland DJ-202
  • Roland DJ-505
  • Roland DJ-808
  • Numark Mixtrack Platinum
  • Numark Mixtrack Pro II
  • Numark Mixtrack Pro 3
  • Numark NV
  • Numark NV2
  • Numark NS6II
  • Numark Party Mix
  • Numark Party Mix Pro
  • Numark Scratch
  • Denon DJ MCX8000

You can download two guides for mapping for both a controller and mixer, which while not specific to the devices above, should cover most of the functionality & mapping from the devices above.

Using third-party MIDI devices

The Akai MPK Mini MKII, Akai MPK Mini MKII (Special Edition), and Akai MPK Mini MK3 are mapped to work with Serato Studio. You can download the Akai MPK Mini MKII & MK3 hardware guide below:

All other third-party non Serato-compatible MIDI devices should work with Serato Studio, however the pre-configured mapping may differ between third-party devices.