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2 July, 2014

FX Chains #001

Do you have a few Multi-FX combos you like to use while throwing it down for the crowd? Here are a couple of combos that use DJ FX from the FX Expansion Packs.

Serato DJ FX chaining allows you to layer and create combinations of FX by arranging and using your FX in different sequences. Serato DJ's Multi-FX Mode gives you three separate FX slots per unit to explore.

Keen to try something different? Try out this sick hadouken.

  1. Start by setting the Beats Multiplier to 1/2.
  2. From here, set the Combo FadeEcho to about 75% in the FX 3 slot.
  3. When the transition/exit point in the song is approaching, turn ON the Reverb and slowly turn the FX knob 1 to about quarter of the way so that the effect is gradual.
  4. Now, when the exit point is due, turn ON the Noise Sweep and quickly turn FX knob 2 to create the Noise Sweeping sound. As you approach the end of the sweep, quickly turn ON the Combo FadeEcho slot to apply a 'post fade' echo type effect.

This combo is great for those 'spine tingling' epic drops on your favourite tracks!

You don't necessary need to always use all three FX slots when in Multi-FX mode. In this example, we're going to use just two. This combo is perfect for adding a bit of flavour during a breakdown or the end of a verse. We call this one "the marty".

    1. Again, start by setting the Beats Multiplier to 1/2. Ideally, you want to use this combo during a break in a song, but it's totally up to you.
    2. When you're approaching the section of the song you want to apply this combo in, turn ON both FX slots, and then gradually turn both knobs to apply the effect. 

Got hella Multi-FX combos? Care to share? 

Comments (7)

Dj Wunder 3:45 AM - 15 July, 2014
I'd like to hear that. Got some audio to share?
Serato, Moderator
Samuel S 10:14 PM - 15 July, 2014
Yep we sure do, just tidying it up for our Soundcloud page. We'll embed it here soon.

sam.
Stressless Steve 7:17 AM - 17 July, 2014
Another simple but very effective one, and especially easy too if you have dedicated filter knobs, is the echo hp-filter build up.

Just start echoing the build to the drop with 1/1, and gently turn the filter to the right and try to play with both knobs while halving that beats on the echo and using the filter to make sure it's not getting too loud. Cheers :)
Deeze 10:24 PM - 17 July, 2014
Can you control these effects from the VCI 380? I have been trying to emulate the effects I would use from the Pioneer EFX500 but can't control HP filter and echo together. If I set echo I have to include it in the loop function or roll function as it won't activate independently of those pad controls. Any advise would be great.
Mike Czech 4:51 PM - 18 July, 2014
It would be amazing to have updated Dicers with knob control to be able to do effects like these while playing on turntables. You guys should pester Novation into updating them!
DJ TeeOh 5:55 AM - 6 August, 2014
Quote:
It would be amazing to have updated Dicers with knob control to be able to do effects like these while playing on turntables. You guys should pester Novation into updating them!


Already being worked on since last year. :)
shishka 6:30 AM - 14 August, 2015
this would be cool if it weren't for the fact noise sweep is so overpoweringly loud and can't be turned down

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