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If your CPU is powerful enough maybe the time stretching option is on ECO rather than HiQ in the preferences- that might potentially make a difference to the sound if you haven’t checked that, just a thought in case you haven’t checked it yet
The first thing that comes to mind is that autocue may have been off; this would have meant that once you load a new tune it would have started playing straight away & no new cue point would have been set. If you then press the cue button while it’s playing it would’ve jumped back to the cue point on the previous track. If auto cue was active on the right hand deck the tune would have not played straight away when you loaded it. To toggle autocue on or off you need to press and hold down the Time Mode button. Might this be the problem?
Find the existing mapping commands that control the tempo bend from the jog wheel & set them for modifier 7 or 8 =0. That should disable the tempo bend for when you have the loop adjust mode on with the modifiers.March 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm in reply to: Hey DigitalDjTips or anyone who can experiment this for me! #2539011
Yes, use the SX2’s soundcard, use internal mixing as long as you’ve got a mapping for it that works properly & then set the two 900s to decks C&D and you should be good to go! I’ve tried this at home with an S4 and two XDJ1000s before & worked without a hitch!
If you’re using an external mixer then you can connect the record out (or master 2) from the mixer to the “main in” on the Audio 6. Set the mix recorder setting to External, check your input settings are correct (it’s the bottom one in the list on the inputs page in settings I think – send/return, something like that) and that should do the trick. You only need to worry about the direct thru stuff if you’re using the internal mixer with a controller.
I’m not sure if you can adjust the tempo of each individual sample but pretty sure you can turn off sync for the remix decks- look in the PDF manual in the remix decks section and you should be able to find out how to do it there. Or turn on tooltips from the settings menu (global settings I think?) and then hover the mouse over all the areas of the remix deck until you find the correct control.
Hope you find that helpful…
If you’re sure you’ve got the correct audio device set and you’re only seeing 2 stereo outputs (I’m guessing front left/right and back left/right) then you would need to select internal mixer mode and the outputs as Output master and output monitor(for the headphones). Also check the mapping is correct and working because it sounds to me like this could be your problem – check that the correct mapping is active in the controller manager and that the in port and out port are showing as the correct device. If it still doesn’t work the mapping might be at fault – I would suggest you download the mapping again if this is the case.
I hope you find this helpful.
I believe you can use the S4 you currently have to use DVS, you’ll just need to upgrade your software to Scratch Pro which I think costs 99 Euros… You would need to use Traktor control CDs in the CDJ800s and you’d be ready to go. Also you’d have the option of controlling 4 decks (I think) using the 2 deck controls on the S4 plus the two DVS inputs (somebody please correct me if I’m wrong on this). And all with less outlay than buying the S8. Of course if you want to use stems or standalone mixer capability then maybe the S8 is the way to go. If you’re more into traditional DJing then the continued use of the S4 is the cheaper option.
To answer your question about whether the CDJ800s are too old, the answer is no. If it’s DVS you’re using, any DJ player can be used (with the timecode either on CD or USB if the player has it), even the old rackmount players of old (of course the user experience will be very different!).
Hope you find this useful!
If the faders were left up the last time the software was closed they’ve probably stayed that way after you’ve reopened the software again. If you have the faders visible in the user interface you will see this. When you move each fader the new position will be picked up by the software and it will move accordingly. If the Midi control for the fader is set to soft takeover it will only pick up when you move the physical fader to the same position as it is on the screen. The same applies if you move the on screen fader with the mouse on the screen. Hope that helps!
The delay is because of the two different methods of control used here: the DDJ SR is sending midi signals to directly tell the software where to move the pitch control to. The use of the Rane box and club hardware suggests you are using timecode; using this the software is “listening” to the time code and processes the adjustment of the pitch control by listening to the actual audio pitch changes of the timecode to adjust the tempo of the playing track. Virtual DJ has options allowing you to adjust the sensitivity settings for a quicker response but at the expense of accuracy, I’m not sure if Serato has similar settings such as these. If you’re using newer CDJs like 2000s or sooner, see if your version of your software supports HID mode- then you can use the CDJs as controllers. Hope that helps…
Additional beat markers can be placed in a track to adjust the phase of the grid if for example a breakdown (as mentioned above) drifts a bit before the beat comes back in. However the Bpm cannot be adjusted halfway through. This process of having more than one beat marker will be less likely to cause problems if tempo sync is used instead of beat sync…
I would suggest that they’re giving you what amounts to a 1 month free trial which you have to enter your details for so the “subscription” can carry on without interruption after the free stuff. Something like that is probably in the small print; it’s the same sort of thing as a Netflix free trial, 3 months free Sky Broadband etc etc…
In the controller manager You need to use Deck Common> Move menu and use “Move”, “mode selector” and “size selector” all mapped to the same button on the controller. These will allow you to set the move mode as “loop” which allows the loop to be moved, the actual move to be backwards or forwards and the size can be set as “loop” which will allow the amount of movement to be the same number of beats as the current loop length.
If this doesn’t make much sense yet I would suggest you open up the move mode in the advanced deck panel & have a play with the various settings to see what happens; this will give a better idea of how these parameters work.April 21, 2016 at 9:35 pm in reply to: Advanced guide to Traktor effects controller mapping #2387471
Also have a look at the tutorials on DJTechTools.com. They have some good videos over the last few years if you don’t mind doing some digging… We’re talking multiple effects from single button presses and how to map the LED buttons to act like VU meters… And so on
Some interesting reading on this thread, and opinions that I am in agreement with. However, getting back to the original question about beat jumps: I own a pair of XDJ1000s that have the beat jump buttons on the touch screen performance part, but if you’re wanting to jump further through the track (albeit in a non-quantised fashion)you can use the needle drop feature: in pause mode or in vinyl mode while pressing on the jog wheel you should be able to touch and drag along the waveform on the touch screen, just like on the touch strip on the older 2000 versions. This should work on the new Nexus 2 versions I think. Hope that helps.