DJ Skill Sessions #39: Look! Vocal House Mix On Just a Laptop (Serato Play & MacBook)

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
Club/Festival DJing DJ Skill Sessions Pro serato
Last updated 14 December, 2018


It’s totally possible to DJ with only your laptop keyboard. In this DJ Skill Sessions mix, Digital DJ Tips head honcho Phil Morse powers up his MacBook and Serato (with the Serato Play laptop DJing Expansion Pack) and shows how it’s done.

We’ve annotated the whole mix so you can see what Phil is doing. Despite keeping it nice and simple using just loops, volume, EQ and filters, Phil delivers a smooth house mix mashing eight tracks into twelve minutes.

Whether you use Serato, Traktor, Virtual DJ or Rekordbox DJ, you can easily copy these techniques using the laptop keyboard in your software. Give it a go, and let us know how you get on below.

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What are your thoughts on this routine? Have you tried DJing with just your laptop? What was your experience like? Let us know below.

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