Serato DJ Keyboard Shortcuts
The table below shows a list of all the latest keyboard shortcuts that you can use with Serato DJ to access some of the features in the software a bit faster and make your life easier.
Try them out for yourself and let us know your favorite and most useful shortcuts in the comments section.
A personal favorite around the office is Control + Z. This is used to undo the latest track load which is good if you load a track to the wrong deck or eject a track accidentally. If you are using REL or ABS mode when using turntables or CDJs, pressing control + Z will load the previous track and continue to play it from its original position when you accidentally ejected. This has saved a couple of lives for sure.
|PLAYBACK SHORTCUTS||LEFT DECK||RIGHT DECK|
|Load selected track||shift + left arrow||shift + right arrow|
|Double track||control + shift + left arrow||control + shift + right arrow|
|Eject Virtual Deck||shift + alt + left arrow||shift + alt + right arrow|
|Reverse play direction||Q||A|
|Add Cue Point||control + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5||control + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0|
|Delete Cue Point||control + shift + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5||control + shift + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0|
|Set next Cue Point||alt + `||alt + –|
|Set/Jump to Cue Points in track||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||6, 7, 8, 9, 0|
|Jump to temporary Cue Point||I||K|
|Load next track||alt + W||alt + S|
|Load previous track||alt + Q||alt + A|
|Rewind||alt + E||alt + D|
|Fast Forward||alt + R||alt + F|
|Pitch bend down||T||G|
|Pitch bend up||Y||H|
|SAMPLE PLAYER SHORTCUTS||KEY|
|Load Sample from library (slot 1-8)||control + alt + Z, X, C, V, B, N, M and ,|
|Play Sample (slot 1-8)||Z, X, C, V, B, N, M and ,|
|Stop Sample (slot 1-8)||alt + Z, X, C, V, B, N, M and ,|
|Move Up/Down through tracks||up/down arrow|
|Move Up/Down through crates||control + shift + up/down arrow|
|Shift highlight focus||tab|
|Move cursor to search||control + F|
|Reveal track in Explorer (PC) or Finder (Mac)||control + R|
|Locate last loaded track (press again for other deck)||control + L|
|Select All||control + A|
|Undo Track load||control + Z|
|Delete track/crate||control + delete|
|Send file to trash||control + shift + delete|
|Add track(s) to prepare panel||control + P|
|Zoom main waveform display||+ or –|
|Zoom library text size||control and + or –|
|Start new recording (mix, aux or mix)||control + N|
|Open track in default media player||control + O|
|(While editing BPM) Double/Halve PBM||alt + up/down arrow|
|Enable AM Mode(hide track names)||alt + /|
|Enter Beatgrid Edit Mode||alt + spacebar (repeat to toggle between decks)|
|Exit Serato DJ||Esc (escape)|
|LOOP SHORTCUTS||LEFT DECK||RIGHT DECK|
|Loop On/Off||[||‘ (apostrophe)|
|Autoloop On/Off||alt + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5||alt + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0|
|Loop Roll||control + alt + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5||control + alt + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0|
|Reloop/Exit||alt + [||alt + ‘ (apostrophe)|
|Set/Adjust loop in point||O||L|
|Set/Adjust loop out point||P||; (semicolon)|
|Loop Slot Select Up||alt + O||alt + L|
|Loop Slot Select Down||alt + P||alt + ; (semicolon)|
Note: if the option ‘playback keys use shift’ is enabled on the setup screen all playback keys require either shift or caps lock to be pressed.The shortcuts described are the keys on a US keyboard. On other keyboards these key positions may be labelled differently.
For example, [control] on Windows is equivalent to [Command] on Mac OS X. Similarly, [Alt] on Windows means [Option] on Mac OS X.
Note: for some Keyboard Shortcuts such as Load the highlighted song to a deck (shift + left or right arrows), control can be used as a substitute for shift.
Using Hot Keys with Serato Play
Hot Keys are great when it comes to Serato Play: it keeps you fluid and smooth as you would if you were using a controller. To enable this feature, click the tick box in the drop down inside the play panel.