I want to use DJay Pro AI alongside another DJ program. My plan is to use DJay for dinner music at weddings, but use Serato for dancing. I hooked DJay up with an external sound card and plugged it into my mixer/midi controller via RCA cables. It works great with the auto mix feature on that channel. BUT, when I run Serato and try to set up a playlist, listen to songs in cue, etc, the buttons also control DJay, stopping playback etc. From what I can tell by going through settings, there doesn’t appear to be a way to disable midi commands in DJay, but maybe I’m missing something?
You could perhaps set a custom midi setting for your controller in djay so that the buttons you use in sets to don’t do anything on djay.
- Go to settings
- Select midi devices
Under the heading ‘midi devices’ click on your controller name.
- Edit the buttons that you use in serato to do nothing.
- Save the new midi profile
I’ve not tried this as I wouldn’t use the auto mix feature for a live gig #LazyDj but in theory it should work
Lazy DJ? Kind of a rude thing to say. Just so you know, I would use automix for dinner music, not dancing.
I was only joking mate, hence the winky face - when I used to do weddings way back I had a cd with an hour and a half of premixed music!
Hope the proposed solution works?
More professional approach : buy a good quality mixer so that it can handle following:
- 2-3 channels for microphones
- 1 channel for your ipad
- 1 channel for your controller + macbook
Then in some point of time buy cheap backup 2 channel controller for ipad.
This way if your main setup fails you always have quick backup fix as your ipad… and nobody will notice that you had a system failure.