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Overview : Content Packs, Projects & Presets

Content Packs

Serato Studio comes with the Core content pack, which includes content to get you started, however additional content packs are also available to subscribers of Serato Studio on an ongoing, periodic basis.

Subscribing to Serato Studio allows you to access previously released content packs, so you can get access to all available content, no matter the start date of your subscription.

Packs can be downloaded from the Serato Studio sounds page:
https://serato.com/studio/sounds

You will also be notified in-app, of new Sound packs once they are available from the link above:Screen_Shot_2019-08-20_at_9.34.40_AM.png

All packs are installed via the default content location:

macOS: MacHD/Users/USERNAMEHERE/Music/Serato Studio/Content
Windows: C:/Users/USERNAMHERE/Music/Serato Studio/Content

NOTE: Moving this content after installation is possible, but not recommended. Use our 'Relocating Lost Files' article if you need to restore missing content that you've moved after installation.

Core Pack

The Core content pack is automatically downloaded and installed into Serato Studio when the software is first opened, or installed on a new device. When this happens, you'll notice a series of icons in the bottom left corner of Serato Studio, which end with the following:
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Additional Content Packs

Additional Content can be installed by downloading packs from the Serato Studio downloads page. Content packs come with the .serato-pack extension on both Windows and macOS.

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To install an extra Sound pack:

1. Download the relevant pack from the Serato Studio Sounds page.
2. Navigate to your downloads folder and double-click on the resulting .serato-pack file.
NOTE: You may need to extract the content pack before you can install it.
3. Your computer will change focus to Serato Studio if it's already running, or automatically launch Serato Studio
4. In the bottom left-hand corner of Serato Studio, the pack will be extracted & installed
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The Essential Electronic pack showing in progress extraction & installation
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TIP: After installation, new content from Sound packs can be easily filtered by selecting the relevant Crate that is 
automatically added to your library.

Projects

The Projects tab in Serato Studio's Libary allows you to manage saved projects, just like you would sounds and other content. You can organise them via crates and sub-crates, or drag & drop them to quickly load a saved project. Serato Studio project files use the .ssp (Serato Studio Project) file extension:

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To start a new Serato Studio project:

1. Choose 'File' from the Project menu bar
2. Select 'New Project'
NOTE: You can also use the keyboard shortcut control/command + n

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To save a Serato Studio project:

1. Choose 'File' from the Project menu bar
2. Select 'Save Project'
3. In the macOS Finder or Windows Explorer dialog box that appears, enter a name & location for your project, and select 'Save'
NOTE: The next time you choose 'Save' from the menu, it will overwrite the previously saved project with your new changes. To save a copy of the project or give the project a new title, choose 'Save As'
You can also use the keyboard shortcut control/command + s to quickly launch the 'Save project' dialog box, or control/command + shift + s to launch the 'Save as project' dialog box

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To save a Serato Studio project with Samples:

1. Choose 'File' from the Project menu bar
2. Select 'Save Project with Samples'
3. In the macOS Finder or Windows Explorer dialog box that appears, enter a name & location for your project, and select 'Save'
NOTE: A compressed archive will be created with the name given above, in the specified location. Inside the archive is a copy of the .ssp file, and a folder entitled 'Samples', that includes the individual  tracks in your project saved as audio .wav files

To open a previously saved Serato Studio project:

1. Choose 'File' from the Project menu bar
2. Select 'Open Project'
3. In the macOS Finder or Windows Explorer dialog box that appears, navigate to the location of your saved project, highlight the project and select 'Open'
NOTE: You can also choose 'File' --> 'Open recent project' to quickly see a list of recently accessed saved projects.
You can also use the keyboard shortcut control/command + o to quickly launch the 'Open project' dialog box

Presets

Serato Studio allows users to save presets which allows users to instantly recall deck settings, FX & more, quickly and easily.

To save a deck preset:

1. Make changes to parameters in your decks or add FX
2. Select 'Create' from Project menu bar, then 'Save Deck Preset'
3. A new crate will automatically be created in the Library tab respective to the deck you saved, entitled 'Saved Deck Presets', and a new Deck preset inside that create will be made, with (user) as the suffix
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To load a saved deck preset:

1. Select the crate you saved the deck preset inside
2. Drag & drop the deck preset onto the Deck view area, or onto an the Scene player to load a new deck with the previously saved parametersload_saved_preset.gif