Learn: Beat Jump

Beat Jump is a feature in Serato DJ that allows you to instantly jump forward or backwards in your track by a pre-determined amount, perfectly in time. This feature is great for giving yourself more time to mix, jumping straight to the hook and skipping that slow section in the track.

  • To enable this feature, make sure you've got Serato DJ 1.7.4 or later.
  • Open the Serato DJ setup screen, and select "Show Beat Jump Controls" in the DJ Preferences tab.
  • You will see the Beat Jump controls underneath your looping controls. You can choose your Beat Jump amount and hit the arrow forwards or backwards to make the jump. This is quantised so if you hit it out of time, it'll sound smooth and perfectly in time.

Supported controllers with sets of 8 performance pads, will be able to access Beat Jump controls in Auto-Loop or Loop Roll mode on the bottom 4 performance pads (when Beat Jump is enabled in the Setup screen. The two outside pads will control shifting the playhead backwards or forwards, while the two inside pads control the Beat Jump value.

If you have Loop Shift controls on your hardware, these will become Beat Jump controls when it's enabled in Setup. For more info on hardware controls for your device, download your controller Quickstart Guide.

If you have any problems or need further help with this or any other Serato DJ features, please open a help ticket for our support team. They'll help out out!

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