• Stiiva

    Does anyone know how you can shrink the size of the slicer to 4 beats iso 8 on an DDJ-SX?

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  • polromeu

    Petition to Serato to include Slicer on VCI-400: http://serato.com/forum/discussion/994649

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  • Lambo Loso

    I’ve never known how to fit the Slicer into my sets….THANKS! Especially for that last hip hop track, it was TOO ILL

  • chris

    if you wanna play a timeline …

  • QT Mac

    One thing I do that wasn’t mentioned is to use the slicer to play parts of a track 1/8 beat ahead so it sounds like the old school instant doubles trick. No crossfader needed.

  • fraudulent freddie

    dude is making nothing but noise. most of this video is irrelevant to actual mixing. why the bludcot would you want to loop silence? fucking fraudulent.

    • DOMO

      It’s called a rest

      • fraudulent freddie

        when is the last time you said to yourself “that DJ was awesome, i was pleasantly surprised he gave me a chance to rest, it’s so cool he has a pre planned rest MAPPED TO A BUTTON, THAT’S SO HANDY.” dear Serato please create a SILENCE BUTTON BECAUSE IT MAKES THE DJ SOUND GRATE. fraudulent simpletons.

        • ace

          Obviously this stuff is way over your head, otherwise you wouldn’t be posting all your BS! The whole point of the silence was to do finger-drumming using the slicer. Wake up man!

  • Soilo

    i tried performing this on my ddj sr… i lock the loop but once i start to slice the track ends up leaving the loop as if i was in slip mode but i have slip mode off. is it my ddj sr not working ? can some when help ? thanks

    • Levi Logic

      try turning slip mode on?

    • Stiiva

      You can press the slicer button 1 or 2 times (with or without slip mode)

  • Smiley

    Just a heads up to anyone who uses serato remote on ipad. This was just added as a support feature in the new serato remote 1.1 and Serato DJ 1.6.1 update. You can now run the slicer off of your ipad! This is a huge plus for anyone running a Rane 60-series mixer or other controller and utilizing this ipad app. About to test it out now!

    http://serato.com/dj/downloads

  • Audun Notevarp Sandvold

    Slicer now also available in the new version of serato remote for ipad..
    http://serato.com/remote/features#ipad

  • lokey

    it still boggles my mind that this sort of slicing manipulation isnt better implemented for clip playback of ableton clips. unfortunately, their implementation of the ‘move_playing_position’ call in the live object model is relative, rather than absolute, and the priority of calls to the playhead make it inconsistent for small shifts. ableton needs to rethink and overhaul the way it handles clip playback control.

  • Robert Wulfman

    I’m guessing these tricks would also work with freeze mode in traktor DJ?

    • Fred

      It would be interesting how this slicer function could works in traktor.

  • KIO

    And with the overnight update of Serato remote, Slicer is now also available to DVS DJ’s without a hardware slicer, but with iOS!

  • Melo

    UPDATE: Serato just released a new version of their iOS “Remote” app that now incorporates the Slicer

    • Mojaxx

      How’s that for timing? Curses!

      I’ll be downloading that update today and I’ll add some notes to the article about it.

  • ace

    Awesome video!
    I love the idea of using slicer for drastic bpm transitions.
    Great work.

    • RoyBear

      indeed, the bpm transition stunned me too :D
      a really nice way to change swiftly the genre without making an a.. of yourself :)
      #thumbsup

      btw: maybe there could be a workaround to get that slicer working in traktor pro
      somehow this already works with Traktor DJ – check the freeze mode…

      in that manner: “Dear NI…”

  • proben

    awesome but who wants to pay a grand for a tool like this? I would love to have this capability in my Midi Fighter but that’s not going to happen any time soon…. I really love serato but for tricks like this Traktor is still years ahead.

    • Slim

      It’s pretty powerful on the iPad Remote app (I know that’s not cheap unless you’ve already got a slate). Some pretty crazy potential using the expanded screen and FX Rolls with Slicing… I lost a few hours last night

  • Rob

    Dope! great practical tutorial!

  • jaytwoeight

    this is a handy video. i hope you guys do more sdj videos in the future.

    @disqus_oioTwa7CxL:disqus would there be any difference between what you were doing by holding the silent pad/beat + switching to quantized loops/beats and turning quantize on + assigning one beat loops to cue point/loops slots?

    that would make that specific technique available to dvs users/over midi (as quantization is finally supported in sdj 1.6).

    obviously if you want to use your cue point/loop slots in a different way, you’d have to make a separate version of the track (to use as an overlay), but i personally don’t think that’s a big hassle.

    • Mojaxx

      That would certainly achieve something very similar. The DDJ-SP1 has a ‘hot loop’ cue mode which also works a bit like that.

      In the absence of something like Remix Decks in Serato DJ, the more ways we can find to achieve similar techniques, the better!

      • jaytwoeight

        Kool. Thanks man.

        Also with the slicer in Serato Remote things are different now too.

        I haven’t tried to emulate remix decks too much with the SP-6 (or any other technique) but I’m getting an NS7 (original) and will be mapping my Maschine and using Remote to accomplish much of this same stuff soon.

  • David De Garie-Lamanque

    really cool video! awesome ways to remix on the fly!

  • radikarl77

    nice one Chris!

  • Paco Loco

    Excellent video, nice one Mojaxx!

  • KIO

    I don’t really agree with the assumption here that it is a problem that DVS DJ’s do not have access to slicer mode. DJ’s have been doing fine without slicer for three and a half decades and not having slicer then was never a problem then, nor is it now.

  • KIO

    4:36 “I’ve put it into Ableton???”

    • Mojaxx

      Did you want more detail on that, KIO? Sorry!

      I did think about showing more on that process, but the video was already getting a bit long…

      • KIO

        Well, I was only surprised of the mention of Ableton in a Serato tutorial. I was under the impression that Slicer can be used without the need of Ableton. So I kinda had the idea that it was a slip of the tongue where Ableton was mentioned while Serato was meant?

        • Mojaxx

          I understand the confusion there, I should have been clearer.

          In order to get the result I wanted, I took the track in question into Ableton Live, and exported a customised, looped version back into Serato DJ, which only contained the Slices I wanted.

          It doesn’t have to be Ableton, you could do the same with any DAW or audio editing software, like Audacity, for example.

          • http://www.poweronplay.com J.J. Gonzales

            No confusion. You explained it well in the video. Keep up the good work.

  • sdzfromtocho

    Main idea of slicer was taken from mlr. Monome app.

  • synthet1c

    holy shit that’s an awesome way to use the slicer. sorry for swearing but holy shitballs!

    • Parris

      How can this slicer fx be done in traktor with F1?

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  • M:Hand

    Awesome video and some great ideas I’d never even thought were possible here