Pro Tips: Serato DJ Keyboard Shortcuts

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 favourite 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 CDJ's, 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 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
Play/Pause W S
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
Censor U J
Keylock F5 F10



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)


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) 

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.