Serato DJ

Serato DJ is a well known DJ software for macOS and Windows.

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Written by Jamie Ashbrook
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NOTE: This help guide was prepared by and is for reference only. We advise to check the developer’s help resources for more in depth support with their software.

Before you can broadcast live, schedule a live event within your station calendar. Please see this guide for more information.

What is Serato DJ?

Serato DJ is a well known DJ software for Mac and Windows. It integrates with popular mixing desks like Allen & Heath, Pioneer, and a bunch more hardware.

Known for it’s simplicity, it’s well liked and received within the DJ community as the “best of the best” as it offers basic and advanced DJ tools like virtual decks, remote management from your mobile device, and hardware mixing desk mapping for better integration when DJ-ing.

Serato DJ in use for a live set.

What You Need

Download Serato DJ - It's compatible with macOS and Windows machines.

Unlike like other broadcasting software, Serato DJ does not offer the ability to connect directly to your online radio station. Instead, you need to route audio from your computer using a multi-output channel and encoder software like Nicecast (Mac) or BUTT (Mac, Windows, & Linux).

You need:

  • Soundflower: Mac application to pass audio to other applications.

  • LineIn (Optional): Mac application to enable play thru of audio from input devices like a microphone and mixing desks.

  • BUTT: Mac, Windows, and Linux application to encode and stream live to your online radio station.

Overview of how audio is pushed from your computer to Soundflower -> Serato DJ -> BUTT -> Online Radio Station.

Overview of a live connection using Soundflower, BUTT, and

Setup & Broadcast

Follow this guide to setup a multichannel output & broadcast via BUTT. When you're setup and broadcasting your setup should look something like this:

Live connection from Serato DJ to

NOTE: You can only go live when the Live event starts. If you try to connect to the system before the start time, your broadcast software will show an error. 

Connection status of DJ broadcasting live to
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