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How to record your set with Serato DJ Pro & the Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3

Recording on the Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3 is not available using Serato DJ Pro's internal recording feature, however recording your set is still possible, using the steps below

Please ensure you have Serato DJ Pro 2.5.11 or higher installed, and the latest XDJ-RX3 drivers & firmware, where relevant.

We strongly recommend visiting Pioneer DJ's support website for further information, as the recording instructions below, are paraphrased from their own documentation.

Recording a set with the Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3

  1. Connect your USB storage device to USB Port 2.
    Note the indicator below the USB port will blink when your XDJ-RX3 recognises the connected USB storage device.
  2. Hold the MASTER REC / WAKE UP button to initiate recording. The MASTER REC / WAKE UP button will start blinking when recording has been successfully initiated.
  3. Hold the MASTER REC / WAKE UP button to stop recording. The MASTER REC / WAKE UP button will stop blinking to indicate the recording is complete.
  4. Press and hold the USB STOP button on the device, until the USB Stop indicator stops blinking, before removing your USB storage device.mceclip0.png
  • Use the TRACK MARK button to split your recording into multiple WAV files, while recording.
  • Audio recorded is in a WAV file format.
  • Recordings are titled "REC***.WAV", where *** indicates a 3-digit number that increments as new recordings are made.
  • Do not disconnect a USB device while recording, without first stopping the recording, and waiting for the MASTER REC / WAKE UP button to stop blinking. The units management data may be deleted or the USB storage device may become unreadable.
  • USB storage devices used for recording, must be formatted using FAT16, FAT32, or HFS+ file systems. You can read about formatting your USB storage device in the section entitled Formats for external hard drives, in our Backing Up Your Files article.

Further information:

  • Recording Serato Video sets with the XDJ-RX3 is not possible, as this requires the internal Serato DJ Pro recording feature.
  • Microphone input signal is included in recordings, using the recording steps above.