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AKAI - AFX

EFFECTS


The AKAI AFX offers 2 Effects units (FXA/FXB) to control the Effects of the left/right decks
Each unit can be set to 2 modes (Single and Multi). In Single Effect mode, each unit offers controls for a single Effect slot (with the most available parameters) and in Multi Effects mode each unit offers controls for 3 Effect slots (but with less parameter controls).


  1. FX A/B ASSIGN. Use these buttons to clone the selected Effects from one deck to the other. E.g. pressing the FX2 ASSIGN button on the FXA unit, will clone the Effects from Deck 2 to the Left assigned deck.

  2. FX1 button
    Single FX Mode. Press this button to trigger the selected Effect. Hold SHIFT down and then press this button to select the next Effect.

    Multi FX Mode. Press this button to trigger the selected Effect on FX Slot 1. Hold SHIFT down and then press this button to select the next Effect for FX Slot 1.

  3. FX2 button
    Single FX Mode. Use this button to control the Effect button 1 of the selected Effect (if the Effect offers one). In this mode the led will light red if the Effect button is enabled.

    Multi FX Mode. Press this button to trigger the selected Effect on FX Slot 2. Hold SHIFT down and then press this button to select the next Effect for FX Slot 2.

  4. FX3 button
    Single FX Mode. Use this button to control the Effect button 2 of the selected Effect (if the Effect offers one). In this mode the led will light red if the Effect button is enabled.

    Multi FX Mode. Press this button to trigger the selected Effect on FX Slot 3. Hold SHIFT down and then press this button to select the next Effect for FX Slot 3.

  5. TAP. Use this button (tap on beat) to manually define the tempo of the track loaded to the assigned deck (or the left/right deck if no deck is assigned from the FXA/FXA buttons)
    Hold SHIFT down and then press this button to toggle between the Single and Multi FX modes (the corresponding panels on the Default 4 Decks GUI of VirtualDJ will follow the selection).

  6. FX1 KNOB.
    Single FX Mode. The knob controls the 1st parameter of the selected Effect. Hold SHIFT down and then use this knob to control the 4th parameter of the selected Effect.

    Multi-FX Mode: The knobs control the 1st parameter of the selected Effect on FX Slot 1. Hold SHIFT down and then use this knob to control the 2nd parameter of the selected Effect on FX Slot 1.

    If the Touch Mode (16) is activated, touch the FX1 Knob to activate its assigned effect, and release the knob to deactivate it

  7. FX2 KNOB.
    Single FX Mode. The knob controls the 2nd parameter of the selected Effect. Hold SHIFT down and then use this knob to control the 5th parameter of the selected Effect.

    Multi-FX Mode: The knobs control the 1st parameter of the selected Effect on FX Slot 2. Hold SHIFT down and then use this knob to control the 2nd parameter of the selected Effect on FX Slot 2.

    If the Touch Mode (16) is activated, touch the FX2 Knob to activate its assigned effect, and release the knob to deactivate it

  8. FX3 KNOB.
    Single FX Mode. The knob controls the 3rd parameter of the selected Effect. Hold SHIFT down and then use this knob to control the 6th parameter of the selected Effect.

    Multi-FX Mode: The knobs control the 1st parameter of the selected Effect on FX Slot 3. Hold SHIFT down and then use this knob to control the 2nd parameter of the selected Effect on FX Slot 3.

    If the Touch Mode (16) is activated, touch the FX3 Knob to activate its assigned effect, and release the knob to deactivate it

  9. BEAT. Use this encoder to adjust the Beats of the selected effect (not all Effects offer a Beats parameter).
    Hold SHIFT down and then use this encoder to move the position of the track forward/backwards by 1 beat.


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