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American Audio - VMS4

Effects & Sampler


  1. FX SELECT. Use this encoder to select the Effect applied to the Left or Right selected decks. Hold SHIFT down and then use this encoder to adjust the Key of the loaded track.

  2. FX ON. Use this button to trigger the selected Effect to the Left or Right selected deck. Hold SHIFT down and then press this button to reset the Key of the track to its original value.

  3. FX PARAMETER. Hold down this button to offer secondary function to the FX CONTROL (35) knob. Hold SHIFT down and then press this button to reset the applied Low-High Pass Filter (off/middle software position)

  4. FX CONTROL. Use this knob to control the 1st parameter of the selected Effect. While the FX PARAMETER button is pressed, use this knob to control the 2nd parameter of the selected Effect. Hold SHIFT down and then use this knob to apply a Low-High Pass Filter.

  5. SAMPLE SELECT. Use this encoder to select the sample from the loaded/selected Sampler Bank of VirtualDJ 8. Hold SHIFT down and use this encoder to select and load a different Sampler Bank.
    Push the encoder to select the next available Trigger Pad mode (On/Off, Hold, Stutter and Unmute)

  6. SAMPLE PLAY. Use this button to trigger (behavior depends on the selected Sampler Trigger mode) the selected Sample from the loaded/selected Sampler Bank of VirtualDJ. Hold SHIFT down and then use this button to half the size of the Sampler loop (if the sample is in Loop mode).

  7. SAMPLE REC. Use this button to record the selected Left or Right deck to a new Sample. Hold SHIFT down and then use this button to double the size (in beats) of the Sampler loop (if the sample is in Loop mode)

  8. SAMPLE VOLUME. Use this knob to adjust the Volume of the selected Sample.


In Alternative Mapping the Sampler section offers an additional Browser mode. Hold SHIFT down and then push the SAMPLER SELECT encoder to toggle between the Sampler and Browser mode.

  1. SAMPLE SELECT. If the Browser mode is enabled, use this encoder to scroll though files or folders. Push the encoder to load the selected track to the left or right deck. If the focus is on the Folders list, push the encoder to open/close the subfolders.
    Hold SHIFT down and then use the encoder to cycle through the available windows of the Sideview (Automix, Sidelist, Karaoke, Sampler and Clone)
    Hold SHIFT down and then push the encoder to toggle between the Sampler and Browser mode.

  2. SAMPLE PLAY. If the Browser mode is enabled, press and keep this button down to set the focus to the Folders list. If not pressed, the focus will be set to the Songs List.
    If the Browser mode is selected, the Led of this button will be lit to indicate the selected mode.

  3. SAMPLE REC. If the Browser mode is enabled, press and keep this button down to set the focus to the Sideview List. If not pressed, the focus will be set to the Songs List.

  4. SAMPLE VOLUME. In Alternative Mapping, this knob has no assigned function when the Browser mode is selected.

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