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 & Drivers
Update the firmware of the unit to the latest version, following instructions provided at:
http://geminisound.com/product/mdj-1000 (Downloads tab)
Windows: Download and install the latest ASIO drivers from http://geminisound.com/product/mdj-1000 (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 Setup
If your MDJ-1000 came with a VirtualDJ LE Keycode, download and install VirtualDJ from http://www.virtualdj.com/le
Once VirtualDJ 8 is launched for the first time, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account credentials.
A Pro Infinity, a PLUS, a Pro Subscription License or a VirtualDJ LE Keycode (serial) 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.
If you have followed the proposed connections as above, click on the Use Soundcard button.
If your MDJ-1000 came with a VirtualDJ LE Keycode, use the Enter Keycode button you will see in the detection window to enter it. If a Pro Infinity or Plus license is available and you have logged in the previous window, this button will not be available.
The unit is now ready to operate.
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.