Firmware & Drivers
Install the latest ASIO drivers (for Windows only) of the unit from http://www.stantondj.com/stanton-controllers-systems/djc4.html
Drivers are not required for Mac OSX computers.
VirtualDJ SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ 8 is opened, a Login Window will appear. Login with your Account credentials.
A Pro Infinity, a PLUS Controller or a Subscription License is required to use the Stanton DJC.4. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ 8.
A detection window will appear next, verifying proper connection.
Click on the Use Soundcard button in order VirtualDJ to apply the pre-defined audio setup using the built-in sound card of the Stanton DJC.4 (your speakers need to be connected at the rear panel of the unit)
You can still change that from Settings->AUDIO tab.
Click to OK.
The unit is now ready
MIDI OperationThe 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.
Find more details at
AUDIO Setup 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 (see Advanced Setup).
For further VirtualDJ settings and features please refer to the User Guides of VirtualDJ 8. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
LAYOUT S. SHIFT
. Press and hold this button to access secondary functions of other controls on the Stanton DJC4
The functionality of each button and knob per section (as shown in the image below) will be explained in detail in the next chapters A. Mixer & Browser Controls B. Basic Deck Controls C. Advanced Deck Controls D. Front & Rear Panels
ADVANCED DECK CONTROLS
The FX CONTROL section offers control of 3 different Effect Slots. The Slot selection is made by pushing the FX SELECT (27) encoder and the Leds of the FXON (31), FX2ON (33) and FX3ON (34) buttons will indicate which Effect Slot is selected
- FX SELECT. Use this encoder to select the Effect of FX Slot 1, 2 or 3. Push the encoder to select which FX Slot of VirtualDJ you wish the whole FX Section to control.
Hold SHIFT down and then push the encoder to show/hide the FX GUI of the selected Effect.
- FX 1 knob. Use this knob to control the 1st parameter of the selected Effect. If FADERFX (32) is enabled the knob will not have any function
- FX 2 knob. Use this knob to control the 2nd parameter of the selected Effect. If FADERFX (32) is enabled the knob will not have any function
- FX 3 knob. Use this knob to control the 3rd parameter of the selected Effect
- FXON button. Press this button to trigger the selected Effect of FX Slot 1. The Led of this button will blink if the effect is enabled and will be lit if the 1st Slot is selected to be handled by the top knobs
- FADERFX. Press this button to enable/disable the FADERFX mode. If the FADERFX mode is enabled (led will blink), the 1st and 2nd parameters of the selected Effect will be controlled by the Volume Faders (4).
- FX2ON button. Press this button to trigger the selected Effect of FX Slot 2. The Led of this button will blink if the effect is enabled and will be lit if the 2nd Slot is selected to be handled by the top knobs
- FX3ON button. Press this button to trigger the selected Effect of FX Slot 3. The Led of this button will blink if the effect is enabled and will be lit if the 3rd Slot is selected to be handled by the top knobs
- LOOP ENC. Use this encoder to half/double the size of the loop. Push the encoder to trigger a loop of the selected size (in beats).
Hold SHIFT down and then use the encoder to move the loop forward or backwards by 10% of its size.
Hold SHIFT down and then push the encoder to toggle between the Normal and Loop Roll mode.
When Loop Roll mode is enabled, the triggered loops will apply temporary, and the track will return to the position it would have been if the loop was never triggered.
- LOOP LENGTH -/+. Press these buttons to half/double the size (in beats) of the Loop.
- LOOP IN. Press this button to set a Loop In (Entry point). When a loop is enabled, hold SHIFT down and then press this button to set the Jogwheel to Loop In mode and (fine) adjust the Loop In point using the jog. The Led of the button will blink to indicate the Loop In Wheel mode. Press again to return the Jogwheel to Jog mode.
- LOOP OUT. Press this button to set a Loop Out (Exit point). When a loop is enabled, hold SHIFT down and then press this button to set the Jogwheel to Loop Out mode and (fine) adjust the Loop Out point using the jog. The Led of the button will blink to indicate the Loop Out Wheel mode. Press again to return the Jogwheel to Jog mode.
- LOOP ON. Press this button to trigger a Loop of the selected size or exit the loop if triggered. When a loop is enabled, hold SHIFT down and then press this button to set the Jogwheel to Loop Move mode and (fine) move the Loop backwards or forward using the jog. The Led of the button will blink to indicate the Loop Move Wheel mode. Press again to return the Jogwheel to Jog mode.
- LOOP DELETE. Press this button to exit the loop. Hold SHIFT down and then use this button to trigger the last triggered loop (reloop)
Hotcues & Samples
- HOTCUE (1-4). Use these 4 buttons to assign a Hot Cue Point (1 to 4) or return the track to that Hot Cue Point. When a Hot Cue Button is unlit, you can assign a Hot Cue Point by pressing it at the desired point in your track.
Once it is assigned, the Hot Cue Button will light. To return to that Hot Cue Point, simply press it.
Press and hold SHIFT and then press a Hot Cue Button to delete its assigned Hot Cue Point.
- SAMPLE (1-4). Use these 4 buttons to trigger a Sample from the selected Bank of VirtualDJ. If the selected bank has less than 5 samples (slots), both sides of the Stanton DJC.4 will control the same samples. If a bank has more than 4 samples (slots), the left side of the Stanton DJC.4 will control samples 1 to 4 and the right side samples 5 to 8.
Hold SHIFT down and then press a button to stop the corresponding sample (useful if the selected Sampler Trigger mode is set to Stutter or Unmute)
The built-in audio interface of the Stanton DJC.4 offers 2 stereo inputs and all 4 available Inputs, (AUX, 2xLINE and Microphone Input) can be routed either directly to the Master Output or routed to VirtualDJ, depending on the back PC/THRU switcher.
Connect any CD player, Turntable or other media source to the Inputs 1/2 , 3/4 or AUX at the rear side of the unit. You can then choose one of the following ways to output those Inputs to the Master Output of the unit.Routing Inputs to VirtualDJ
Make sure the PC/THRU switcher at the back of the unit is set to PC position. Go to the AUDIO tab of VirtualDJ config and click on the LINE INPUT button in order the following audio setup to be created. Line Inputs – Audio configuration
Click to APPLY.
Once the Line Inputs are set as above in the Audio setup, 2 AUX panels will appear on the skin next to the Jogwheels (in the SCRATCH panel of the 4 Decks default skin). Click on the AUX buttons to route the external source to the left or right deck.
Use the INPUT1 and INPUT2 (11) source selectors at the top panel of the unit to select which source you wish to use (AUX/LINE12 for the left and MIC/LINE34 for the right) Routing Inputs directly to the Master Output
This option is mainly used if you wish to directly output a media source (e.g. a CD player) without VirtualDJ to handle these inputs. Use the PC/THRU switcher at the back of the unit to route the external sources (at THRU position) or the software decks (at PC position) to the Master Output..
In this case, no special audio configuration is required (use the pre-defined that the special button offers)
Note that the mixer of the Stanton DJC.4 will not control the volume of the external sources (will not operate as a standalone mixer) except from the Master Volume knob. The mixer of the DJC.4 will still continue to control the software internal mixer, however once the THRU position is selected from the rear side, the sound output of the software decks will be muted
The Stanton DJC.4 is capable of Timecode setup and control (DVS).
Connect your CD players or your Turntables to the Line Inputs 1/2 and 3/4. Set the PC/THRU
switcher (54) to the PC position
. Go to the AUDIO tab of VirtualDJ config and click on the TIMECODE SIGNAL
button in order the following audio setup to be created. Timecode – Audio configuration
Click to APPLY
Once the Timecode Inputs are set as above in the Audio setup, the TIMECODE panels
will appear at the SCRATCH center panel of the default 4 deck skin (or on the side of the Jogwheels for the 2 Decks skin).
Use the ON buttons to enable the timecode control to any of the 4 software decks. Note. Timecode function requires a Pro Infinity license
Microphone & Recording
The Microphone Input of the Stanton DJC.4 is directly routed to the Master Output of the unit, therefore there is no reason to modify the audio configuration in order to use it properly.
However, in case you will need to record
(or broadcast) the microphone
along with your mixes, you will need to choose the MIC
position from the INPUT2
source selector (11) and manually create the following audio configuration by adding a mic
line assigned to Input channels 3&4
. Microphone recording – Audio configuration
Set the PC/THRU
back selector to the PC position
and enable the MIC from the MASTER center panel.
Note that the Microphone will still go through to the Master Output of the Stanton DJC.4 even if the MIC ON is disabled from the software.
To operate the microphone, you will still need to adjust its volume from the front panel and turn it on/off from the front switcher as well.
No special audio configuration is required in order to simply record your mixes with the Stanton DJC.4
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