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.

Load selected trackshift + left arrowshift + right arrow
Double trackcontrol + shift + left arrowcontrol + shift + right arrow
Eject Virtual Deckshift + alt + left arrowshift + alt + right arrow
Reverse play directionQA
Add Cue Pointcontrol + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5control + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Delete Cue Pointcontrol + shift + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5control + shift + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Set next Cue Pointalt + ` alt + –
Set/Jump to Cue Points in track1, 2, 3, 4, 56, 7, 8, 9, 0
Jump to temporary Cue PointIK
Load next trackalt + Walt + S
Load previous track alt + Qalt + A
Rewindalt + Ealt + D
Fast Forwardalt + Ralt + F
Pitch bend downTG
Pitch bend upYH
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 tracksup/down arrow
Move Up/Down through cratescontrol + shift + up/down arrow
Shift highlight focustab
Move cursor to searchcontrol + F
Reveal track in Explorer (PC) or Finder (Mac)control + R
Locate last loaded track (press again for other deck)control + L
Select Allcontrol + A
Undo Track loadcontrol + Z
Delete track/cratecontrol + delete
Send file to trashcontrol + shift + delete
Add track(s) to prepare panelcontrol + P
Zoom main waveform display+ or – 
Zoom library text sizecontrol and + or – 
Start new recording (mix, aux or mix)control + N 
Open track in default media playercontrol + O 
(While editing BPM) Double/Halve PBMalt + up/down arrow 
Enable AM Mode(hide track names)alt + /
Enter Beatgrid Edit Modealt + spacebar (repeat to toggle between decks) 
Exit Serato DJEsc (escape) 
Loop On/Off[‘ (apostrophe)
Autoloop On/Offalt + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5alt + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Loop Rollcontrol + alt + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5control + alt + 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Reloop/Exitalt + [alt + ‘ (apostrophe)
Set/Adjust loop in pointOL
Set/Adjust loop out pointP; (semicolon)
Loop Slot Select Upalt + Oalt + L
Loop Slot Select Downalt + Palt + ; (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. 

Serato DJ Lite – Mac

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