Hi, I've been a pro DJ for 30+ years, so the concepts and music aren't new to me. I made a slow migration to Torq and Traktor and would now like to jump into Serato with its release of 'DJ' software. I've got a new MBP and a DDJ-SX on it's way. But where to start? Is there a technical "how-to" web site or book for Serato DJ software along the lines of the Traktor Bible? Thanks much.
Start by analyzing your music in SDJ and setting cue points. Also, DL the DDJ-SX Manual and watch some Youtube vids while you're at it. Good luck.
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The Serato DJ manual that you can download from this site is actually pretty nicely accessible, unlike the massively dense Traktor one. That's partly because the software is a bit simpler in general; the beauty of tightly integrated hardware and software.
It's also worth downloading the hardware manual from Pioneer's site too.
Once you've read those, if your gear arrives and you still have questions, you can just ask them here. Plenty of us will do our best to help you out.