How to properly make a Serato control CD?
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Tech Wizard
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    70

    Default How to properly make a Serato control CD?

    What's the proper way to go about burning one of these from the acquired file from Serato? I don't have the recommended Sony CD Architect program. I want it so that when the CD reaches it's end playtime, it'll automatically shift from relative to internal.

  2. #2
    DJTT Dominator JesC's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Posts
    5,436

    Default

    buy a pair cd TC or find a buddy with a PC and download the demo of CD_A
    Controllerist: Think different | SoundCloud | MixCloud | Twitter |

  3. #3

    Default

    Yeah the CD Architect is really a must to make your own copy of the original disc. I know some guys are looping the signal for 80 minutes with success.

  4. #4
    Tech Mentor
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Paradise, California
    Posts
    138

    Default

    what is so special about making copies of serato timecode? I just copied my control discs so I could keep the originals pristine. should I have downloaded something instead? why?

  5. #5
    Tech Wizard
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Detroit, MI
    Posts
    69

    Default

    The control CD file you download from Serato's site has two files, one is the main track 1 control signal in wav format. The other file is for the track 2 scroll signal, but you need Sony CD Architect to burn and work correctly. If you don't care about the scroll signal, then you can just burn the main control wav file with any burning program.

    Yes some people also just loop the wav signal a few times to make it 60-80 minutes long, that way they don't have to keep restarting the track on the CD. Obviously this only works in Relative mode though.

  6. #6
    Tech Wizard
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    70

    Default

    How do I loop the track before burning it?

  7. #7
    Tech Mentor
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Paradise, California
    Posts
    138

    Default

    the scroll feature worked fine on my copy. what I found out but have not tested yet is that at the end of track1 it automatically changes to internal mode.
    this makes sense, if I start a 30 minute track and walk away, what happens in 15 minutes? I have to test both the original disc and my copy and see what they do at the end of track one.

  8. #8
    Tech Student
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Here is the link to the 75 minute control tone I use this all the time with zero issues.
    http://www.djmikewest.net/seratosignal.cfm

  9. #9
    Tech Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,019

    Default

    thanks!!
    SSL - DJM 800 - Technic 1200's - X1 - ITCH - NS6 - VCI-300

  10. #10
    DJTT Dominator JesC's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Posts
    5,436

    Default

    im still wondering myself why serato doesnt just release a ISO of the CD. its a pain in the butt for us mac users.
    Controllerist: Think different | SoundCloud | MixCloud | Twitter |

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •