Firmware & DriversDrivers
Windows: Install the necessary drivers from http://www.akaipro.com/index.php/product/amx#downloads
Mac OSX: No drivers are required to be installed for Mac computers.Firmware
No firmware is available at the time this manual is written.
VirtualDJ 8 SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ 8 from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ 8 is launched, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account credentials.
A Pro Infinity, a PLUS or a Pro Subscription License is required to use the AKAI AMX. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
A detection window will appear next asking to use or not the pre-defined audio setup with the built-in sound card of the AMX. You can still change that from Settings->AUDIO tab.
The unit is now ready to operate
Advanced SetupMIDI Operation
The unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config and the “factory default” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list.
The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.
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The unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that. Alternative Audio setups can be applied in the same window.
Timecode (DVS)* configuration is also available (see DVS Support ).
*requires Pro Infinity or Timecode License http://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ 8. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
The AMX is offering DVS (Digital Vinyl System) support with VirtualDJ 8. A timecode Plus or Pro Infinity license is required.
Up to 2 Timecode Inputs can be assigned and control any software decks via Timecode CDs or Vinyls. Both Mixer Channels can accept LINE (Timecode CDs) and PHONO Sources (Timecode Vinyls) depending on the LINE/PHONO switchers at the top panel of the unit.
Connect your Timecode devices at the rear panel of the AMX, open the AUDIO page of VirtualDJ Config and click on the TIMECODE button of the INPUT tab. VirtualDJ will automatically create the following Audio configuration. AMX - Timecode Audio Configuration
Click to APPLY and then open the newly appeared TIMECODE tab you will see in the Config window. Press PLAY on your timecode CD or Vinyl device and VirtualDJ will automatically detect your Timecode type and make the appropriate adjustments for best performance. Choose the CALIBRATE button if for any reason the signal is not detected (possibly due to reversed phase connections).
Timecode On/Off buttons - 4 Decks default skin
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