The Autoset feature is useful for quickly setting Cue points in Serato Sample, based on one of four preset modes. Using it will populate the pads with these cue points, according to the rule set by the Autoset mode preset.
Autoset can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the plug-in, with the currently selected mode.
To choose another Autoset mode, click the downward arrow button and a drop-down menu option will appear to reveal the other three modes.
Once you’ve chosen an Autoset mode, press the Autoset button again to populate the pads with Cues. You can continually press the Autoset button to search for alternative cue points, if you find the ones that are initially set are not to your liking.
Repeatedly pressing the Autoset button will continue to re-populate every pad. Cues that have been ‘favourited’ will not be overwritten when using Autoset.
- Find Samples (default): Find Samples uses an algorithm to find regions of the sample that are more suitable for sampling. Cues are then placed randomly but on beat within those regions.
- Set Random: This mode creates Cues at 8 randomly selected positions on the track. Clicking ‘Set Random’ again will randomize the 8 Cue points.
- Serato DJ: This mode will load Cue points previously set on the file in Serato DJ (option will be greyed out if no Serato DJ cues exist)
- Set Slicer: This mode creates 8 consecutive Cue points in a row (a domain), with a set length, starting from the current playhead position. The starting position of the domain can be adjusted using the Slice Region controls that appear after using the Slicer Autoset mode - via the left and right arrows. The length of each cue can be set using the beat value and the two left and right arrows. Cue length can be changed to several values between 1/16, and 16 beats, and adjusting the length will immediately reset all Cue points to match the respective setting.
- Set Endless Slicer: This mode creates 8 consecutive Cue points in a row without a set length, starting from the current playhead position and playing through until the end of the audio file. The starting position of the clip can be adjusted using the Slice Region controls that appear after using the Slicer Autoset mode - via the left and right arrows. The length between each slice can be set using the beat value and the two left and right arrows.
Note: Cues are automatically set upon sample load. This setting can be toggled from the setup menu under the general tab, here.