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American Audio - 14MXR

CONTROLS


Several functions for the buttons and knobs of the 14MXR depend on the various offered modes.

A. SHIFT. Press this button once and release to enable the SHIFT Toggle mode. The Led of the SHIFT button will blink as an indication.
Press and hold the SHIFT button down to access temporary SHIFT actions of various buttons.

B. CONTROLLER MODE. Press this button once to enable the Sampler mode. The led of this button will blink as an indication.
Hold SHIFT down and then press this button to enable the FX mode. The Led of the button will blink faster to indicate this mode.
Press this button again to disable any of the previous modes.



  1. CROSSFADER. Blends audio between the channels assigned to the left and right side of the crossfader.

  2. CROSSFADER CURVE. Define how the crossfader will blend left and right assigned channels (from Smooth to Scratch curve).

  3. CROSSFADER CH ASSIGN. Define which Midilog will be assigned as left or right side of the crossfader. In OFF position all Midilogs/decks will be outputted on either left or right side of the crossfader. In all other positions, one Midilog will be assigned as left or right. Note that the numbers on the knob indicate the Midilogs and not the VirtualDJ decks. E.g. if the left CF CH ASSIGN knob is at the position numbered 2, (indicating the 2nd Midilog) VirtualDJ deck 1 will be assigned as left side of the crossfader.

  4. PLAY/PAUSE. Plays / Pauses the left or right selected track. Press and hold Shift and then press this button to play the track in reverse.

  5. CUE. When the Deck is paused, you can set a temporary Cue Point. During playback, you can press the Cue Button to return the track to this Cue Point. (If you did not set a Cue Point, then it will return to the beginning of the track.). If the Deck is paused, you can press and hold the Cue Button to play the track from the Temporary Cue Point. Releasing the Cue Button will return the track to the temporary Cue Point and pause it. To continue playback without returning to the Temporary Cue Point, press and hold the Cue Button, then press and hold the Play Button, and then release both buttons.

    Press and hold Shift and then press this button to return to the beginning of the track.

  6. SYNC. Press this button to automatically match the corresponding Deck's tempo with the opposite Deck's (or the Master Deck’s if using 4 software decks) tempo and phase. On Shift toggle mode press this button to set this deck as Master Deck (all other decks will sync to this deck). Press and hold SHIFT and then press this button repeatedly to manually tap the tempo of the left or right selected track.

  7. CUE3. Assigns a Hot Cue Point Nr.3 or returns the track to that Hot Cue Point. When the button is unlit, you can assign Hot Cue Nr.3 by pressing it at the desired point in your track. Once it is assigned, the button will be lit.

    In Shift toggle mode (SHIFT blinks) press this button to delete Hot Cue Nr.3.
    Press and hold SHIFT and then press this button to smoothly reset the pitch of the left or right selected deck to zero position.

    In Sampler mode, use this button to trigger the 3rd Sampler slot. If the selected Bank has less than 4 samples, both sides will control the same Sampler slot. If the selected bank has more than 6 samples, the left side will trigger slot 3 and the right side will trigger slot 6

  8. CUE2. Assigns a Hot Cue Point Nr.2 or returns the track to that Hot Cue Point. When the button is unlit, you can assign Hot Cue Nr.2 by pressing it at the desired point in your track. Once it is assigned, the button will be lit.

    In Shift toggle mode (SHIFT blinks) press this button to delete Hot Cue Nr.2.
    Press and hold SHIFT and then press this button to temporary speed up the tempo of the track (pitch bend)

    In Sampler mode, use this button to trigger the 2nd Sampler slot. If the selected Bank has less than 4 samples, both sides will control the same Sampler slot. If the selected bank has more than 6 samples, the left side will trigger slot 2 and the right side will trigger slot 5

  9. CUE1. Assigns a Hot Cue Point Nr.1 or returns the track to that Hot Cue Point. When the button is unlit, you can assign Hot Cue Nr.1 by pressing it at the desired point in your track. Once it is assigned, the button will be lit.

    In Shift toggle mode (SHIFT blinks) press this button to delete Hot Cue Nr.1.
    Press and hold SHIFT and then press this button to temporary slowdown the tempo of the track (pitch bend)

    In Sampler mode, use this button to trigger the 1st Sampler slot. If the selected Bank has less than 4 samples, both sides will control the same Sampler slot. If the selected bank has more than 6 samples, the left side will trigger slot 1 and the right side will trigger slot 4

  10. VOLUME. Adjust the Volume of each Midilog/Deck.

  11. PFL. Press these buttons to send one or more Midilogs/decks to the Headphones Output channel.

  12. BANDWIDTH. In Mixer mode, the encoder adjusts the Bandwidth of the Hardware applied High/Low Pass Filter.
    In Controller mode, the encoder adjusts the Key of the track. Push the encoder to reset the Key of the track to its original value.

  13. LPF/HPF. In both modes, the knob applies a Low/High Pass Filter. In Controller mode the VirtualDJ resonance filter is used. Push the encoder to turn on/off the applied filter.

  14. BASS (EQ). Adjust the Low frequencies for each Midilog/deck. In Controller mode, the Internal EQ of VirtualDJ is used and the Normal or Full Kill mode can be selected from the VirtualDJ Settings.

  15. MID (EQ). Adjust the Middle frequencies for each Midilog/deck. In Controller mode, the Internal EQ of VirtualDJ is used and the Normal or Full Kill mode can be selected from the VirtualDJ Settings.

  16. TREBLE (EQ). Adjust the High frequencies for each Midilog/deck. In Controller mode, the Internal EQ of VirtualDJ is used and the Normal or Full Kill mode can be selected from the VirtualDJ Settings.

  17. GAIN. Adjust the Gain of each Midilog/deck. In Mixer mode the applied gain is not altering the software gain of the internal VirtualDJ mixer.

  18. MIDILOG SWITCHER. Turn the switcher to the USB position to allow the Midilog Channel to control the VirtualDJ deck. In Mixer mode, Midilogs 1 and 4 will not control any VirtualDJ deck.
    Turn the switcher to ANALOGUE position to use a Midilog as an analogue input source. In this position the sound of the VirtualDJ deck will be muted.

  19. MIC SECTION. Turn on/off, adjust the Gain and the Equalizer of Microphone Inputs 1 and 2. This section is not controlling or affecting the Microphone Inputs of VirtualDJ (Hardware operation)

  20. MASTER VOLUME. Adjust the level of the Master Output. Hardware operation (handled by the unit) but movement visible on the VirtualDJ GUI on both Mixer and Controller modes.

  21. BOOTH VOLUME. Adjust the level of the Booth Output. Hardware operation (handled by the unit).

  22. BACK. Sets the focus to the previous window of VirtualDJ Browser.
    In FX mode press this button to enable the Video Transition control (default selection)

  23. FWD. Sets the focus to the next window of VirtualDJ Browser.
    In FX mode press this button to enable the Master Video control

  24. UP. Cycle through the center panels of the default VirtualDJ GUI (Mixer, Video, Scratch and Master). Press and hold SHIFT and then use this button to open/close the Info window of VirtualDJ Browser.
    In FX mode, selects the previous Video Transition or Video Effect (depending on the BACK/FWD buttons selection).

  25. BROWSE ENC. Scrolls through files or folders. If the Folders list of Browser is focused, push the encoder to open/close the subfolders. If any other window is focused, push the encoder to load the focused track to the default/selected deck of VirtualDJ.

    In FX mode, the encoder will control the 1st parameter of the selected Video Transition or Video effect (depending on the BACK/FWD buttons selection). Hold SHIFT down and then use then use the encoder to adjust the 2nd parameter of the selected Video Transition or Video Effect.
    Push the encoder to enable the selected Video Transition or Video Effect. Hold SHIFT down and then push the encoder to dock/undock the GUI of the selected Video Transition or Video Effect to the right side of the Browser.

  26. DOWN. Cycle through the available views of the Sideview of VirtualDJ Browser (Automix, Sampler, Sideview, Karaoke and Clone). Press and hold SHIFT down and then use this button to open/close the Sideview of VirtualDJ Browser.

    In FX mode, selects the next Video Transition or Video Effect (depending on the BACK/FWD buttons selection).

  27. LOAD. Press these buttons to load the selected track to either the left or right assigned VirtualDJ deck. Press and hold the same buttons down for more than 1 second, to unload the same deck.
    Hold SHIFT down and then press the left LOAD button to assign deck 1 or deck 3 as left. If deck 3 is assigned as left, the led will be on. Hold SHIFT down and then press the right LOAD button to assign deck 2 or 4 as right. If deck 4 is assigned as right, the led will be on.

  28. SPLIT. Press this button to split the Headphones Output and route the selected (PFL) deck to the left side of Headphones and the Master Output to the right side of Headphones. (Hardware Operation)

  29. HEADPHONES MIX. Adjust how the mixer Channels and the Master Output blend at the Headphones Channel. Hardware operation, but movement visible on the VirtualDJ GUI.

  30. HEAPHONES LEVEL. Adjust the Volume Output of the Headphones Channel. Hardware operation, but movement visible on the GUI.

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