DJ Tutorial: Serato MIDI Mapping – Controls and Functions w/ OP!

In this video tutorial, Dubspot instructor and I Love Vinyl resident OP! offers an overview of the MIDI assign feature in the new Serato DJ application. MIDI mapping in Serato DJ offers additional controls and functions and can breathe new life into your DJ sets and performances.

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Serato MIDI Mapping

In this video tutorial, Dubspot DJ instructor OP! demonstrates how to  map a MIDI controls to an Akai LPD8 controller in Serato DJ. This tutorial focuses on using the MIDI mapping function in Serato DJ to map cue points to the Akai controller’s pads. Once the cue points are mapped to the controller, the cue points can be retriggered at will and also jump you to a specific point in a track based on the placement of the cue point. The tutorial also focuses on MIDI mapping the rotary knobs to control the Izotope internal effects in Serato DJ. Once the mapping is created, you can control the dry/wet amount of the effect to the track that the effect is assigned to. Lastly, you will learn how to save a custom mapping so it can be recalled in Serato DJ for future use. With these examples of MIDI mapping fundamentals, you will be able to create your own midi mappings according to your specific needs for control within Serato DJ using the Akai LPD8 or any other midi controller.


Dubspot DJ Extensive Program

DJ Extensive Program

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato and Traktor.

What’s Included

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I
  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II
  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills
  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology
  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I
  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

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Anyone who comes by will have the opportunity to ask our instructors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy, and watch live music production and DJ demos. You can even sit down at one of our workstations and take it for a test drive. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, we suggest you stop by one of our Open Houses to learn more about the school, understand what the learning process at Dubspot entails and help you decide what is best for you. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.

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