ConnectionsConnect each MDJ-1000 with a USB port of your computer using the provided USB cable.
Use a pair of RCA cables to connect each MDJ-1000 Line Output with an Input Channel of a mixer. Any analogue or digital mixer can be used.
Connect your amplifier or amplified speakers to the Master Output of a mixer
Use the provided AC/DC power adapters and power on each MDJ-1000 your mixer and your amplifier.
Set the MDJ-1000 to MIDI mode using the MIDI Source Select button (M).
Firmware & DriversFirmware
Update the firmware of the unit to the latest version, following instructions provided at:http://geminisound.com/product/mdj-1000
: Download and install the latest ASIO drivers
(Downloads tab)Mac OSX. No drivers
are necessary to install for Mac computers. The Operating system will use its own audio drivers when the unit is connected to the USB port.
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 for the first time, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account credentials.
A Pro Infinity, or a Pro Subscription License is required to use the Gemini MDJ-1000. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ 8.
http://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html A detection window will appear next asking to use or not the pre-defined audio setup with the built-in sound card of the Gemini MDJ-1000. You can still change that from Settings->AUDIO tab.
If you have followed the proposed connections as above, click on the Use Soundcard button.
The unit is now ready
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.
A Pro Infinity, a PLUS or a Subscription license is required to customize the mapping of the MDJ-1000 (the CONTROLLERS tab will not be available in LE mode).
Note. Each MDJ-1000 unit (if more than 1 is connected) will be additionally displayed in this window, and any modifications in the mapping file will affect all units.
Find more details at http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJ8script.html
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 in case a different sound card other than the built-in of the MDJ-1000 needs to be used.
For further VirtualDJ settings and features please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ 8. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
Deck’s Info view
By default the LCD screen will display all the necessary information for mixing, such as Tempo, Pitch, Track’s Info, Elapsed and Remain Time, along with a detailed scratch-wave and a song progress-wave bar.
The Waveforms will also offer HotCue displays and will have different color for the looped part of the track and the part that will be skipped once Slip is disabled.
The Browser view will be automatically displayed once the BROWSE/SELECT encoder is used and will remain on sight for about 5 more seconds if the encoder is not used.
When the Folders list is focused, the left side will provide the list of the Folders and the right side will provide the content on the focused folder. (Folders view)
When the Songs list is focused, the left side will provide the Tracks list and the right side will provide the Info of the focused track. (Files view)
In the Files view, the track that is currently loaded to the deck, will be colored in red. All other tracks will be colored in white. Due to firmware limitation, no other track coloring behavior is offered.
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