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    Default OK, let's dumb things down for a sec...

    I am an old-school style DJ (vinyl/cdjs) that is new to DJ software, and new to integrating midi functionality into said software.

    I just bought Serato. I use Dicers. I just bought a midi-fighter. I plugged the Midi-fighter into Serato, and Serato is 'seeing' the Midi-fighter.

    OK... now what? How do I go about installing mapping for Serato, and do I also need to download firmware for it to operate? I downloaded the mapping for Serato Scratch and I now have an XML file on my desktop. How do I get this baby to work? I just need a clear and simple explanation to get things rolling here...

    This forum is great, but for a total newbie to the Midi-Fighter I am getting lost trying to determine what to do to get it operational.

    Thanks!

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    Mappings tab at top of screen, bits you need are in there

    http://www.djtechtools.com/midi-map/

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    Thanks, I downloaded the zip file for Serato Scratch mapping and opened it up, ended up with an XML file. Not sure how to proceed.
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    There not a read me? Not a serato user, so don't know beyond where the files are...

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    Yeah, just an XML file.

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    I'd have to double check later but I'm pretty sure you go to settings and then the midi tab, then load and choose the XML file.

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    Shouldn't you 'tell' Serato where to find the mapping file?
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    So I looked into this a bit more - it looks like you can load the preset by putting it into the proper folder. Go into your music folder on your hard drive (on windows this would be "My Music", not sure about on OSX). Alternatively, search for a folder called "_Serato_", which should be located within this music folder. Once you're in the _Serato_ folder, there will be a "MIDI" folder. Put your preset XML file into here and restart Serato. Then go into the settings as I said above and you should be able to load it.

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    The _serato_ folder loads os in user>music on OSX
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    Thank you to everyone that responded, I will check into it and see if I can get it up and running!

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