This Serato video tutorial explains how to use practice mode, and showcases some vital keyboard controls.
Serato's new 2018 release, Serato DJ, includes Practice Mode that enables DJs to practice their mixing with little else but their laptop and a set of headphones. This wasn't previously available with Serato, and it lowered the entry level for espiring DJs to give the DJ software a try, before having to invest heavily in hardware.
DVS stands for Digital Vinyl System, and it first surfaced back in 2001 with a package called Final Scratch. It's a techology that allows DJs to use classic DJ tools such as turntables or CD decks to play music from their laptop (instead of playing vinyl records or CDs).
How does it work?
It works with specific vinyl records and CDs that don't hold any music, but instead give off audio signals to tell the DVS DJ software where on the record/CD the deck is playing at any time. This enables the computer to play the audio file from it's memory at the exact point in the track that the deck is playing the record or CD.
DJ TLM has put together this awesome video to teach the process of beatmatching in detail for DJs that want to learn to beatmatch using any DJ tools.
The sync button is very powerful and we thought that beatmatching would slowly become a dying skill, but we're learning that many digital djs are still interested in learning how to beatmatch properly as it completes their skillset.