MIDI Output Lighting for Scratch Live

Posted on 14 July, 2013
MIDI Output Lighting now enables the LEDs on your MIDI controller to light up when used with Scratch Live 2.5.

It’s as easy as MIDI mapping the controls like you normally would - except now the buttons will light up! Very handy for when you’re trying to trigger cue points in a dark night club.

To get you started we’ve teamed up with our hardware partners to provide you with a pre-made list of MIDI presets for some controllers, including:

Novation: Launchpad  

Denon: SC2900, SC3900, DN-MC6000

Download the preset XML file for your controller, load it up in Scratch Live 2.5 and check out the MIDI mappings we’ve come up with.

Here’s the step-by-step walkthrough for getting started.

1. Download the MIDI .xml and PDF from the MIDI Presets list and un-zip the folder.

2. Drag and drop the .xml into your _Serato_ folder in your file manager. Here:

• On Mac: Users > Music > _Serato_ > MIDI

• On Windown: MyDocuments > MyMusic > _Serato_ > MIDI

 3. Open Scratch Live, enter the Setup screen and go to the MIDI tab.

4. Make sure 'Enable MIDI Device' is checked and then select your new MIDI mapping from the available list. Click Load to load the mapping. 

We'd love to hear what you think of the presets on offer, and also open it up for you to share your very own mapping presets within the Serato Forum
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MIDI Output Lighting · Scratch Live 2.5 · Denon · LPD8 · Orbit · Novation Launchpad

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55 Comments

gcastro723 11:59 PM - 14 July, 2013
It'd be swell if you could provide us DJM-T1 (The mixer, not the controller) preset...
tAbLiSt33 12:36 AM - 15 July, 2013
BadAss! Thanks!!!
eliseedj 4:46 AM - 15 July, 2013
Happy To See This! I Want One For My Denon DNS-3700 :D
Martin C 6:28 AM - 15 July, 2013
Hey guys,

We don't have plans to make mapping for either of those controllers, but you know you can map it the way you want by using the MIDI mapping in Scratch Live already right? serato.com
mtk121 6:46 PM - 15 July, 2013
Will the midi output lighting work for the Denon dns3700's?
mtk121 8:28 PM - 15 July, 2013
Does the midi output lighting work with the Denon dns3700?
Martin C 11:53 AM - 16 July, 2013
Yes, it will work for any MIDI Controller that has LED lighting. Try it out and see! Its mainly useful for any features that are toggle on/off.
DJ TooHypE 2:51 PM - 16 July, 2013
What about the Akai APC40??

Will you all add this in the future?? Thanks

serato.com
dj aftashok1 4:36 PM - 16 July, 2013
works pretty good, mapped out my american audio 10MXR and now the lights are working for cue points/shift button. thanks!
Johny24 7:19 PM - 16 July, 2013
looking for the Kontrol x1
Martin C 11:05 PM - 16 July, 2013
Quote:
What about the Akai APC40??

Will you all add this in the future?? Thanks


No plans at this stage to make a mapping for that, but I am sure there are ones out there. LIke I said though, this feature and MIDI mapping in general gives you the power to do it the way you want to.

There is a new area on the forum where users are sharing MIDI presets: serato.com check it out!
Francisco D 3:55 AM - 17 July, 2013
Quote:
What about the Akai APC40??

Will you all add this in the future?? Thanks

serato.com


Yes!! We need this one please. Specially to light up the buttons.
gcastro723 2:50 AM - 18 July, 2013
Quote:
Hey guys,

We don't have plans to make mapping for either of those controllers, but you know you can map it the way you want by using the MIDI mapping in Scratch Live already right? serato.com


Yes but unfortunately the lighting does not work properly. I have read on the forums that the controls need to send out midi notes, not CC. There is no way for me to change this on a Pioneer DJM-T1, the setup utility does not have an option to do so.
DJ-SHUFFLE 8:47 PM - 18 July, 2013
Dont work for my vci-300
Martin C 9:31 PM - 18 July, 2013
Which buttons on the VCI-300 did you map to which feature in Scratch Live?
Logisticalstyles 1:29 PM - 20 July, 2013
I used the preset on my Denon HC-1000S and the only light sthat light up are the page 1 settings.
Martin C 5:59 AM - 22 July, 2013
Unfortunately the MIDI output lighting feature does not work on other layers :(
dj mick 1:59 PM - 22 July, 2013
Quote:
looking for the Kontrol x1

yes!!! MILLIONS of SERATO USERS use KONTROL X1.
simonak 6:02 PM - 22 July, 2013
Is there any guides available to edit the preset, ive just tried doing my own mapping to the launchpad and im unable to control what lights are where and how they act?
for instance how to i add the delete cue point button?
djballistic 7:21 PM - 22 July, 2013
Off topic but have to ask , any plans to branch out to pioneer mixers with serato built in . Love rane but would be a needed change
Martin C 10:06 PM - 22 July, 2013
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Is there any guides available to edit the preset, ive just tried doing my own mapping to the launchpad and im unable to control what lights are where and how they act?
for instance how to i add the delete cue point button?


Best place to get started would be here: serato.com

If you want to start to get technical: serato.com
DJ Guirraiz 1:09 AM - 23 July, 2013
when I check the "enable MIDI output Lighting" the launchpad do not work correctly. When I click on pad in launchpad it repeat function and don't stop. When I un-check "enable MIDI output Lighting" it's stop repeat but the lights no change.
Thank's
Martin C 4:25 AM - 23 July, 2013
Hey DJ Guiarraiz,

Is then when using the Launchpad mappings available on the website for download? Or mapping it yourself?
DJ Guirraiz 11:27 AM - 23 July, 2013
Hi Martin C,

I'm using the Launchpad mappings from website.
djqwiz25 10:21 PM - 23 July, 2013
Lovin' it LEDs work on the DJM T1.
Martin C 5:01 AM - 24 July, 2013
Hey DJ Guirraiz,

There may be something else going on there with your Launchpad. I have double checked with the controller + mapping myself and didn't experiencing any issues.

It might be worth doing a bit of troubleshooting to see if your Launchpad is actually sending multiple messages when it shouldn't. You can a MIDI monitoring programs to see this kind of information: serato.com

Beyond that, I highly recommend you start a separate help request detailing other information about your issue so someone can assist you further :)
DJ TooHypE 3:18 PM - 24 July, 2013
Quote:
Quote:
What about the Akai APC40??

Will you all add this in the future?? Thanks


No plans at this stage to make a mapping for that, but I am sure there are ones out there. LIke I said though, this feature and MIDI mapping in general gives you the power to do it the way you want to.

There is a new area on the forum where users are sharing MIDI presets: serato.com check it out!


=( thou having a preset one directly from you all would be amazing would be less hassle because atleast it's your software. Would saying please help =? ha ha lol
chiongjac 2:35 PM - 25 July, 2013
so when does midi lighting work with serato dj? or its just a scratch thing?
Deeno 3:01 PM - 25 July, 2013
hello,
is there a way to use a Novation Launchpad for Scratch Live AND Ableton (the Bridge)? For example, I have the Ableton preset on "session" and the Scratch Live presets on "User1"?
Many Thanks =)
Martin C 9:09 PM - 25 July, 2013
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so when does midi lighting work with serato dj? or its just a scratch thing?


Something we are planning to implement in an update.

Quote:
hello,
is there a way to use a Novation Launchpad for Scratch Live AND Ableton (the Bridge)? For example, I have the Ableton preset on "session" and the Scratch Live presets on "User1"?
Many Thanks =)


It entirely depends on how you mapped it. If the Launchpad is mapped to Ableton Live, then thats entirely separate and will use Abletons own MIDI system. If you are mapping it to features that CONTROL Ableton Live WITHIN Scratch Live then thats a little different.

Its a bit much to get into on this blog post though, so like I said above, its probably best that you create a help request if need further assistance with something :)
Djbillybee 2:51 AM - 26 July, 2013
I can't wait to get my lights to work on my MC6000!!
Deeno 11:53 AM - 26 July, 2013
It doesn't really work well. It overlaps much. maybe soon there comes Preset for Scratchlive AND the bridge?
Or how it is that I can create with 2 different surfaces a preset? for example user1 for SL and User2 for the bridge.
Martin C 9:51 AM - 28 July, 2013
Sorry Deeno I am not really understand your problem based on what you have explained, or to be more precise I don't understand what you are trying to achieve.

Might I suggest you create a help request here: serato.com so that you can get some individual assistance? It will be better than trying to sort it out here.
DJGator 4:13 PM - 28 July, 2013
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Unfortunately the MIDI output lighting feature does not work on other layers :(


hey Martin C i own the pioneer DJM-T1 mixer and i want the leds to turn on /off when pressed. for example fx on button stays let on mixer regardless of fx on or off.
gcastro723 10:35 PM - 28 July, 2013
Quote:
Quote:
Unfortunately the MIDI output lighting feature does not work on other layers :(


hey Martin C i own the pioneer DJM-T1 mixer and i want the leds to turn on /off when pressed. for example fx on button stays let on mixer regardless of fx on or off.


serato.com

See my post bro... I have included a mapper, download the file towards the botttom of the page
DJGator 10:48 PM - 28 July, 2013
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Quote:
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Unfortunately the MIDI output lighting feature does not work on other layers :(
hey Martin C i own the pioneer DJM-T1 mixer and i want the leds to turn on /off when pressed. for example fx on button stays let on mixer regardless of fx on or off.
serato.com my post bro... I have included a mapper, download the file towards the botttom of the page




Thanks buddy ill check it out in the morning when I get off work i see it had the delete hot cue mod I tried using it like the serato tutor described but with no luck.
gcastro723 10:49 PM - 28 July, 2013
Quote:

Thanks buddy ill check it out in the morning when I get off work i see it had the delete hot cue mod I tried using it like the serato tutor described but with no luck.


has it all bro.
DJGator 11:11 PM - 28 July, 2013
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Thanks buddy ill check it out in the morning when I get off work i see it had the delete hot cue mod I tried using it like the serato tutor described but with no luck.
has it all bro.

Watching your video as I'm writing this message
DJGator 11:28 PM - 28 July, 2013
Unfortunately I like how my mappings is setup in regards to the sampler and fx my only problem was the lights staying lit a shift and hot cue buttons only replaced hot cues but didnt delete it.

I setup my fort knobs on my fx to adjust the dry/wet of the effect in use and in regards to the sampler I use 3 on each side and the 4th buttons were used to change banks back in forth from A and B banks. I also use the sync buttons to open and close a crate and fx 1 and fx 2 buttons to skip back and forward between tracks.
DJGator 11:34 PM - 28 July, 2013
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Unfortunately I like how my mappings is setup in regards to the sampler and fx my only problem was the lights staying lit a shift and hot cue buttons only replaced hot cues but didnt delete it.

I setup my fort knobs on my fx to adjust the dry/wet of the effect in use and in regards to the sampler I use 3 on each side and the 4th buttons were used to change banks back in forth from A and B banks. I also use the sync buttons to open and close a crate and fx 1 and fx 2 buttons to skip back and forward between tracks.


I will use your mapping and see if I can re map the following keys to my liking with out losing the light on/ off toggle you have.
gcastro723 11:58 PM - 28 July, 2013
I have a vid for that haha

Watchwww.youtube.com
DJGator 12:14 AM - 29 July, 2013
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I have a vid for that hahaWatchwww.youtube.com

Thanks you are the man.
DJGator 7:02 PM - 29 July, 2013
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Quote:
Unfortunately I like how my mappings is setup in regards to the sampler and fx my only problem was the lights staying lit a shift and hot cue buttons only replaced hot cues but didnt delete it.

I setup my fort knobs on my fx to adjust the dry/wet of the effect in use and in regards to the sampler I use 3 on each side and the 4th buttons were used to change banks back in forth from A and B banks. I also use the sync buttons to open and close a crate and fx 1 and fx 2 buttons to skip back and forward between tracks.


I will use your mapping and see if I can re map the following keys to my liking with out losing the light on/ off toggle you have.



i placed my reworked mapping to your other djm t1 mapping post by mistake
DJZeeM 7:20 PM - 29 July, 2013
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Dont work for my vci-300

I'm pretty sure the vci-300 isn't midi controller, could be wrong though
DJ TooHypE 9:03 PM - 29 July, 2013
Thought I should point out I had recently installed SSL 2.5 and had MIDI assigned my CDJ-400's that's when I notice i was getting MIDI/Keyboard aka piano response from my computer! So I then go too MIDI in SETUP and unchecked Enable MIDI Output Lighting did the trick!! Figured too give you a heads up!! On the Pioneer CDJ-400 MIDI/HID configurations 3 MIDI buttons BUBBLE/JET - TRANS/ROLL - WAH/WAH that's available too assign.

Made a topic/article

forums.pioneerdj.com
DJ TooHypE 9:17 PM - 29 July, 2013
Might be some glitch or bug

forums.pioneerdj.com
Martin C 11:58 PM - 29 July, 2013
Thanks DJ TooHypE, yes this is a bug with Windows computers.

We are still looking into a fix, so at this stage I would recommend turning down the volume on your laptop if you want to get rid of that annoying piano :)
DJ TooHypE 3:03 AM - 30 July, 2013
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Thanks DJ TooHypE, yes this is a bug with Windows computers.

We are still looking into a fix, so at this stage I would recommend turning down the volume on your laptop if you want to get rid of that annoying piano :)


Thanks em hhmm didn't think bout turning down the Volume duh =P ha ha lol

Is this a CDJ-400 firmware issue?? possibly? or something wit MIDI/HID conflicts? =? taking a guess right here lol ha
Martin C 3:08 AM - 30 July, 2013
It appears it could happen with any MIDI Controller that with the right MIDI notes being sent. For some reason the MIDI output lighting feature triggers something on your computer call the Microsoft GS wavetable synth. For example, I experienced it with an Akai LPD8.

Alternatively you can disable the MIDI output lighting feature in the setup screen to prevent it happening.

Strange bug eh! Your CDJ is not the issue though, the firmware will be fine and the CDJ will be most likely operating as expected.
DJMIYAGI 5:07 PM - 5 August, 2013
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It'd be swell if you could provide us DJM-T1 (The mixer, not the controller) preset...

+1
gcastro723 12:18 AM - 6 August, 2013
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Quote:
It'd be swell if you could provide us DJM-T1 (The mixer, not the controller) preset...

+1


old post by me... I made my own mapper to share with fellow users, found here

serato.com
DJ_JABB 7:21 AM - 27 December, 2013
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Hey DJ Guirraiz,

There may be something else going on there with your Launchpad. I have double checked with the controller + mapping myself and didn't experiencing any issues.

It might be worth doing a bit of troubleshooting to see if your Launchpad is actually sending multiple messages when it shouldn't. You can a MIDI monitoring programs to see this kind of information: serato.com

Beyond that, I highly recommend you start a separate help request detailing other information about your issue so someone can assist you further :)


i have a mini but my back light is not working at all... but all the mapping and buttons work fine.. and i have it on "full power".. i just bought it new today
Martin C 10:45 PM - 6 January, 2014
Hi DJ_JABB,

Can you please create a help request detailing your issue further and a technical support person will be able to help you more. Click here: serato.com

cheers :)
djdynamic2 3:05 AM - 16 January, 2014
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It'd be swell if you could provide us DJM-T1 (The mixer, not the controller) preset...

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It'd be swell if you could provide us DJM-T1 (The mixer, not the controller) preset...
gcastro723 4:45 PM - 17 January, 2014
Quote:
Quote:
It'd be swell if you could provide us DJM-T1 (The mixer, not the controller) preset...

Quote:
It'd be swell if you could provide us DJM-T1 (The mixer, not the controller) preset...


i'm guessing you want a DJM-T1 mapping? haha. I made one, downloadable here.

serato.com

Let me know what you think on the forum