In Serato DJ Lite you have the option to add up to 4 Cue Points per track at whichever place you choose be it at the start, middle, breakdown or outro of the track but we will break down how to get to that point in this blog.
First Question – What Is A Cue Point
A cue point can be defined as a marker (or point) in a song that you wish to go back (or cue) to; for example you could cue at the start of the track (shown below)
Using James Newman’s track “Embers” as an example, we have used Cue Point 1 to mark the start of the track
Multiple Cue Points
In Serato DJ Lite you can have up to 4 cue points on any one song (with an option for 8 in Serato DJ Pro) meaning you can refer to 4 places in the track as shown below in the images
Image 2 shows the second cue point added at the start of the vocal line for the song
Image 3 shows the first chorus of the song so we can quickly jump back and forward to this point
Image 4 shows the final cue point at the breakdown near the end of the track
Cue points can be added in Serato DJ Lite by either pressing 1,2,3 or 4 (if using the left deck) or 6,7,8 or 9 if on the right deck. Another way to do this would be to mark the track cue points by using your controllers cue pads to mark the moments in the track you need.
To remove a cue point is just as simple it is the same steps but by using the shift key on your computer or controller then the cue pad or keyboard key to remove. It couldn’t be simpler.
Serato DJ Lite is a free download from www.serato.com for all Windows and Mac users. Serato supports a multitude of different controllers across the market such as the Pioneer DDJ-SB3, Numark Mixtrack Platinum FX, Pioneer DDJ-SR2, Denon Prime 4 and Pioneer XDJ-XZ to name but a few.
If you prefer to watch how cue points work – watch the video from our friends over at Serato below.