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Play on computer speakers while prelistening in DJ controller built-in audio

Veröffentlicht in Tech Tips

Most DJ software let you play the mix on computer speakers while using the DJ controller built-in audio, at least for the preview. 

 

In Serato:

go in Settings > Audio
check the field: use laptop speakers


In Djuced,
go in Settings > Audio
as Audio device, select the dj controller built in audio interface
as Output, check the outputs of the DJ controller for Master and Headphones
In “Send master to computer speakers”, select the computer audio device


In VirtualDJ
Go in Settings > Audio
In the Outputs thumbnails, check Speaker+Headphone
In Hardware thumbnails, select the DJController with built-in audio
In Outputs lists, you should see the Master and the Headphones of the controller
Click on + sign on bottom right of the Outputs list
Select the computer audio interface as Master output


Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips, software

Prevent Windows from switching off USB devices

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Windows power saving mode saves power by switching of the USB bus power, which disturbs most USB audio / video devices.

So to get rid of this setting:
1) Press Win+X keys, to display the Windows Quick Access menu
2) Select Device Manager in the list
3) Click on "USB Serial Bus controllers" to display the list
4) Find the first line with hub (USB hub, USB Root Hub, Generic USB hub...)
5) Right-click on the line and select Properties


6) Click on "Power Management'" tab, and uncheck the field
"Allow this computer to turn off this device to save power"


7) Click on OK
8) Find the second line with hub in the name among the list of "USB Serial Bus controllers" 
9) Go back to step 5 and do the same operations
... and so on until you have removed this setting from all your USB ports. 
Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips

Audio quality issues with USB audio devices

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USB audio quality is related to
  • computer settings,
  • computer power,
  • USB settings and USB connection,
  • audio drivers (Audio or WASAPI mode)
  • the speakers, amplifier or headphones use
so in case of audio quality with USB audio devices, the needed pieces of information are

1) A description of the computer environment
  • computer brand and model, and the type of computer (laptop or desktop)
  • USB audio device brand, model and audio drivers version
  • Windows or macOS version
  • USB connection (direct USB port or via a USB hub or via a USB-C converter, brand & model of the USB-C converter, type of USB port (USB 2, USB 3, USB-C))
  • speakers or headphones brand & model, which input on speakers if speakers have several inputs.    
2) A description of the audio issue
  • type of sound issue: noise, hiss, crakles, ....
  • is it constant hear even when playing silence or do you hear it only when playing sound
  • if you hear it in speakers, do you hear it also in headphones, and vice-versa?

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips

DJControl Mix / Change FX controlled by DJControl Mix pads in djay iOS

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Mix

DJControl Mix 4-pad per deck enable/disable 4 FX in FX mode in djay iOS & Android.

Changing the FX assigned to the DJControl Mix pads is not possible in djay 3 for Android, but it is possible in djay 3 for iOS (both Free and Pro version).
  • Display djay in 2-turntables mode
  • Press on the mixer icon below the tempo fader
  • Press on FX
  • Select Instant: the top 4 Instant FX match the 4 pads on the DJ controller
  • Press on the pencil icon:  3 dots appear on right of each FX name
  • Press on the 3-dot icon for the pad FX: you can select your FX in a list of 8 FX: Absorb, Chop, Crush, Drift, Punch, Sway, Twist, Wash

  • If you have djay Pro, you have more options : Neural Mix, Echo Out 1/4, Echo Out 3/4, Loop 1/2

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Mix, Technical tips

Djuced 5: Play an external audio source on a deck

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To play an external audio source in Djuced, you need to use audio  device with an audio input (mic or line or phono), as DJControl Inpulse 500 which has a line input (Aux).

1) Set Djuced display in 4-deck mode


2) Go in Djuced Settings > Audio

3) Enable the audio input on a deck, for example Deck 3




4) Click on OK to go back to Djuced main display

5) In Djuced main display, click on the deck figure number to select the deck contents


6) Djuced then plays the external source on the deck instead of a track

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Djuced, DJ Software, Technical tips

DJControl Mix / Change sample packs in djay iOS / Android

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In pad Sampler mode, DJControl Mix control 8 samples, 4 on left deck, 4 on right deck, in djay iOS & Android.

To change the samples assigned to DJControl Mix pads.
  • Show the sampler in clicking on the 9-square icon close to the waveform icon.

  • Press on the sample pack name (by default, it is the pack called Essentials) on left of the weveform icon.
  • You reach a menu with the available sample packs
  • djay free offers a few free sample packs 
  • djay loads the samples of the large pack selected, as Hip-Hop Vol. 4

  • or as House Bass


  • djay Pro provides more sample packs.

Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJControl Mix, Technical tips

Pair a Bluetooth LE controller in macOS

Veröffentlicht in DJControl Mix

To add a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) controller in macOS


1) Power the Bluetooth LE controller


2) Go in macOS > Applications > Utilities


3) Run Audio MIDI Setup




4) Click on the Bluetooth logo on top right, close to the keyboard icon


5) The bluetooth configuration scans and detects the Bluetooth LE controller, if any



6) In the column Action, click on the "Connect" button to pair the Bluetooth LE controller



7) In MIDI Studio, the Bluetooth LE controller is displayed with a bluetooth icon.

 
Von

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Technical tips