Serato Custom MIDI User Modes for the Pioneer DJM-S9 [Download]

updated April 10th, 2018 current version 1.0.1

I created 4 separate User Modes for the Pioneer S9 to work with Serato DJ to provide additional functionality. Out of the box, the S9 does not let you separate the samples from the cue points like the Rane 72 has that is about to drop. This MIDI Mapping  will add pad modes to offer both cues and samples together.

The first mode makes all the bottom pads your sampler while the top pads are your first 4 cue points for each deck. Now you can user your sample banks to throw in your drops without switching pad modes.

The second mode does the same on the top pads but instead of the sampler on the bottom, it makes the those pads loop rolls because I missed having the rolls readily available on the sides of the mixer without having to switch pad modes. I mirrored these so the smaller rolls are closer to their respective decks.

The third and fourth modes split your cues to one side and your sample bank to the other side; one for the left side and one for the right side.

View the file on GitHub

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Update: I finally made a demo video for this:

(Demo Video Post)

Below you will find a more detailed breakdown of all these new pad modes. If you find this XML useful and want to throw me a tip You can Venmo or Paypal any amount you’d like! My user name is @haveboard pretty much everywhere, but specifically on Venmo or Paypal.  Considering it buying me a drink virtually. I don’t actually drink alcohol, though but cheers to you either way!

Installation

  1. Download from the link above or clone the files to your computer from the green button on the upper right side of this GitHub Repo.
  2. Place the s9_custom_user_modes_by_haveboard.xml file into your Serato MIDI XML Directory:
    • Mac: /Users/_YOUR_USER_NAME_/Music/_Serato_/MIDI/Xml
    • Windows: C:\Users\_YOUR_USER_NAME_\Music\_Serato_\MIDI\Xml
  3. Go into Serato DJ Settings under the MIDI tab, select the s9_custom_user_modes_by_haveboard option from the MIDI PRESET list and then select “load” to load the custom MIDI XML file.
  4. To enable one of the Custom User Modes, press SHIFT + one of the PAD MODE buttons twice to enter the respective User Mode:
    • User Mode 1 – SHIFT + HOT CUE x2 Cues & Samples
    • User Mode 2 – SHIFT + ROLL x2 Cues & Rolls
    • User Mode 3 – SHIFT + SLICER x2 Left Cues Left & Right Pads Sample Deck
    • User Mode 4 – SHIFT + SAMPLER x2 Left Pads Sample Deck & Right Cues Right

User Modes Explained

Pads are numbered starting top left, left to right, separated by left pads and right pads.

User Mode Shortcuts

If you go into your DJM-S9 Settings Utility under Preference you can check PAD MODE options so you can press the pad mode button 3 times instead of holding SHIFT + PAD MODE BUTTON to get into the user modes.

User Mode 1 – Cues & Samples

  • press SHIFT + HOT CUE x2

Left Pads

  1. Cue 1 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Red Shade – White Press
  2. Cue 2 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Orange Shade – White Press
  3. Cue 3 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Dark Purple Shade – White Press
  4. Cue 4 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Yellow Shade – White Press
  5. Sample 1 (Blue Shades)
  6. Sample 2 (Blue Shades)
  7. Sample 3 (Blue Shades)
  8. Sample 4 (Blue Shades)

Right Pads

  1. Cue 1 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Red Shade – White Press
  2. Cue 2 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Orange Shade – White Press
  3. Cue 3 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Dark Purple Shade – White Press
  4. Cue 4 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Yellow Shade – White Press
  5. Sample 5 (Blue Shades)
  6. Sample 6 (Blue Shades)
  7. Sample 7 (Blue Shades)
  8. Sample 8 (Blue Shades)

For the rolls, I like the shorter rolls closer to the decks so the Rolls are mirrored from 1/8 on the outside to 1 on the inside for each deck

User Mode 2 – Cues & Rolls

  • press SHIFT + ROLL x2

Left Pads

  1. Cue 1 (Red Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  2. Cue 2 (Orange Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  3. Cue 3 (Dark Purple Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  4. Cue 4 (Yellow Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  5. 1/8 note Loop Roll (Green Shades)
  6. 1/4 note Loop Roll (Green Shades)
  7. 1/2 note Loop Roll (Green Shades)
  8. 1 note Loop Roll (Green Shades)

Right Pads

  1. Cue 1 (Red Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  2. Cue 2 (Orange Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  3. Cue 3 (Dark Purple Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  4. Cue 4 (Yellow Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  5. 1 note Loop Roll (Green Shades)
  6. 1/2 note Loop Roll (Green Shades)
  7. 1/4 note Loop Roll (Green Shades)
  8. 1/8 note Loop Roll (Green Shades)

User Mode 3 – Left Cues Left & Right Pads Sample Deck

  • press SHIFT + SLICER x2

Left Pads

  1. Cue 1 (Red Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  2. Cue 2 (Orange Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  3. Cue 3 (Dark Purple Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  4. Cue 4 (Yellow Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  5. Cue 5 (Dark Green Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  6. Cue 6 (Pink Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  7. Cue 7 (Light Green Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  8. Cue 8 (Light Purple Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue

Right Pads

  1. Sample 1 (Blue Shades)
  2. Sample 2 (Blue Shades)
  3. Sample 3 (Blue Shades)
  4. Sample 4 (Blue Shades)
  5. Sample 5 (Blue Shades)
  6. Sample 6 (Blue Shades)
  7. Sample 7 (Blue Shades)
  8. Sample 8 (Blue Shades)

User Mode 4 – Left Pads Sample Deck & Right Cues Right

  • press SHIFT + SAMPLER x2

Left Pads

  1. Sample 1 (Blue Shades)
  2. Sample 2 (Blue Shades)
  3. Sample 3 (Blue Shades)
  4. Sample 4 (Blue Shades)
  5. Sample 5 (Blue Shades)
  6. Sample 6 (Blue Shades)
  7. Sample 7 (Blue Shades)
  8. Sample 8 (Blue Shades)

Right Pads

  1. Cue 1 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Red Shade – White Press
  2. Cue 2 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Orange Shade – White Press
  3. Cue 3 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Dark Purple Shade – White Press
  4. Cue 4 (Shift + Pad Deletes Cue)
    • Yellow Shade – White Press
  5. Cue 5 (Dark Green Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  6. Cue 6 (Pink Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  7. Cue 7 (Light Green Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue
  8. Cue 8 (Light Purple Shade – White Press)
    • Shift + Pad Deletes Cue

Parameter buttons

The parameter buttons for all user modes select Sample Bank’s A, B, C, and D, left to right respectively.
Parameter buttons for banks have been removed as it caused the parameters to not work properly for other modes. Hat tip to DJ Harley Beretta for making me aware.

View the file on GitHub

Once again, if you find this useful and feeling generous, you can  Venmo or Paypal any amount you’d like!

Thanks and happy DJing! If you happen to use this file and make any videos using it I’d love to see them! Shout me a message with a link, I’d love to check it out!

13 Replies to “Serato Custom MIDI User Modes for the Pioneer DJM-S9 [Download]”

  1. Thanks for sharing the custom midi mapping! I’ve been trying to find family and friends that know how to code. Salute!

    1. What do you mean? Do you mean like one shot samples? Is there another way you are accomplishing this with other hardware?

      1. hello the sampels in the Sampel banks all the blu pads working allone witout taching ther starts whe i loading your xml midi file i dont can stop the sampels i use a pioneer s9 with serato pro 2.1 on a macbook all the other pads i think its working only the 16 pads in sampelmode are flackering and play the sampels alone

  2. hi,

    I have some questions regarding this custom midi map.

    is it possible to do something like this on the pad controls, but without using the user mode?

    I mean, could I reassign all the functions of the pad selector, and pad buttons ?
    I would like to customize, for example, the “roll mode” as “saved loop”.
    I would also like to set different color light, changing the standard “green” light for the roll to orange, etc

    Last thing. Is it possible to reassign the way the pads work. I would like to have a feedback for the hot cue when I press and release them (changing the background light).

    Are all these things possible to do or is there an hardware and software limitation ?

    Thanks

    1. > is it possible to do something like this on the pad controls, but without using the user mode?
      >I mean, could I reassign all the functions of the pad selector, and pad buttons ?
      Yes, I believe so, you would have to experiment with your own customization

      >I would like to customize, for example, the “roll mode” as “saved loop”.
      This mapping was customized by disecting the xml generated from serato’s basic mapping features and customized after heavy experimenting/trial and error to learn the codes as to what does what. You should be able to do what you are trying to do, but it would be heavy customization and my mapping wouldnt directly help you with that, but the code file or the code on github can be used as a guide to help learn what things are doing and what codes do what,

      >I would also like to set different color light, changing the standard “green” light for the roll to orange, etc
      Color coding is all custom programming. I had to learn all the corresponding numbers to color values and insert the code values manually into the xml.

      >Last thing. Is it possible to reassign the way the pads work. I would like to have a feedback for the hot cue when I press and release them (changing the background light).
      Again, this is all custom color coding leanred through trial and error and then implementing by writing the XML manually. It is doable however somewhat complex, depending on your expierience with coding and XML.

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