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Serato Play

Serato Play is an expansion pack for Serato DJ Pro that allows you to mix without connecting Serato primary hardware.

Using keyboard shortcuts or the mouse, the user can adjust EQ, crossfader, and filter to manipulate the mix, using 1, 2, 3, or 4 virtual decks. Click the 'Play' button in the top toolbar of Serato DJ to enable Serato Play.

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NOTE: Serato Play must be purchased and activated separately, click here to purchase it.

Serato Play controls

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EQ: Click and drag on knobs to increase or decrease the level of Low, Mid, or Hi frequency bands. Hold ‘SHIFT’ while clicking and dragging to make fine adjustments.

Hold ‘CONTROL’ (or COMMAND on macOS) while clicking on a knob to reset it to the default position, or click on the white dot above the knob, which will turn blue to indicate the EQ is not being applied and has been reset.

Filter: Click and drag on this knob to the right to increase the high-pass filter cutoff, or to the left to decrease the low-pass filter cutoff.

Hold ‘SHIFT’ while clicking and dragging to make fine adjustments.

Hold ‘CONTROL’ (or COMMAND on macOS) while clicking on a knob to reset it to the default position, or click on the white dot above the knob, which will turn blue to indicate the EQ is not being applied and has been reset.

Crossfader: Click and drag the crossfader to the left or right to blend audio between channels. Hold ‘SHIFT’ while clicking and dragging to make fine adjustments. Hold ‘CONTROL’ (or COMMAND on macOS) while clicking on the crossfader to reset it to the default, middle position.

Serato Play settings

Use Split Headphone Cable: Enable this to allow pre-listening of audio via the use of an audio splitter cable. Used to Cue songs through your headphones, while monitoring the master output, independently of each other. Click the headphone button in each deck, once the Split Headphone Cable option has been enabled, to send deck audio to the headphone output when using a splitter cable.

Use the Cue Level control to adjust the audio level of the headphone cue output.

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Serato Play Hotkeys: Enables Serato Play Hotkeys Mode. This mode allows for control of mixer features and basic playback functionality using keyboard shortcuts. Click on ‘View Keys’ to display keyboard shortcuts.

Crossfader Assign: Click to Assign the channel output to the left or right side of the crossfader. Unassign the crossfader per channel by clicking the appropriate button again.