DIY: Troubleshoot Those Serato Circles


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DJ friends, tell me if you have ever experienced this?  You get to a club, pop in your needles and you aren’t receiving a feed into your Serato.  You know, those funky neon green circles that come up when you hit the setup button.

What-to-do, what-to-do?!

Fortunately, this has been happening to me the past couple weeks, which led me to this post (…common Hollywood venues, get your act together and fix your DJ setup’s).

After a little research and investigation, I came across a few solutions.  Here are a few of the common one’s I’ve seen.  Check out the troubleshooting list in it’s entirety on the Serato forum.

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The left channel signal is missing. Make sure the RCA’s are connected properly.  Sometimes there is a short in the RCA cord so you will need to bend it in various areas to get a clear signal. 

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The right channel signal is missing. Make sure the RCA’s are connected properly.  Sometimes there is a short in the RCA cord so you will need to bend it in various areas to get a clear signal.

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The left and right channels have been summed to mono. Ensure your cables are properly connected and try swapping headshells. If this fails you my need to have your turntables serviced.

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Bass is reaching the stylus and is causing bad turntable vibration. Try and isolate the turntables from the speakers.

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The right signal has been lost with a noisy loose connection and is receiving left channel crosstalk. Check your RCA cables are securely connected and your setup is not close to large electrical sources. If you still have this problem try replacing your RCA cables.

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