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Numark - NS6 II - Layout

Pads


PADS (35) offer 10 different modes, depending on the PAD MODE selection buttons (36).
Press a PAD MODE button once to select a mode (the LED of the mode will turn on). Press the same PAD MODE button again to access the additional mode (the LED will blink as an indication).
Each time a mode is selected, a Page will be selected and displayed on the Pads section of the default VirtualDJ skins

Use the PARAMETER buttons (37) to adjust the Parameter 1 (if available) of the selected Pads page
Hold SHIFT down and then use the PARAMETER buttons (37) to adjust the Parameter 2 (if available) of the selected Pads page



HotCues mode


Press the CUES mode button to set the PADs to HotCue mode. The Hotues page will be then selected and displayed on the Pads section of the VirtualDJ skin

Each one of the 8 pads assigns a Hot Cue Point (1 to 8) or returns 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 up.

Hold SHIFT and then press any of the pads to delete its assigned Hot Cue Point.

Use the PARAMETER and buttons (37) to jump to the next or previous HotCue.
Hold SHIFT down and then use the PARAMETER buttons to jump the track forward/backwards by 1 beat


Hotcues Page - VirtualDJ default skin


Hotcues Page when SHIFT is pressed - VirtualDJ default skin


Note: By default Hotcues will get the color of the deck (blue for deck 1, red for deck 2, green for deck 3 and orange for deck 4). A different coloring behavior can be offered via the NonColoredPOI setting (from VirtualDJ Settings OPTIONS tab).

Cue-Loop mode


Press the CUES Mode button twice (or once if the selected mode was HotCues) to set the Pads to HotCue Loop mode (the led of the CUES button will blink). The CueLoop page will be then displayed on the Pads section of VirtualDJ skin

Each one of the 8 Pads assigns a Hot Cue Point or returns the track to that Hot Cue Point, but in both cases, it also triggers a momentary or toggle Loop depending on the selected mode.
The currently selected length will be used for the triggered Loop

Hold SHIFT down and then press a pad to jump to the Hot Cue Point but leave the Loop enabled.

Use the PARAMETER and buttons (37) to half and double the size of the applied Loop.
Hold SHIFT down and then use the PARAMETER buttons to select the On/Off (toggle) or Hold (loop will be enabled while the Pad is pressed) mode


CueLoop Page - VirtualDJ default skin


CueLoop Page when SHIFT is pressed - VirtualDJ default skin


Auto Loop mode


Press the AUTO mode button to set the Pads to Auto Loop mode. The LOOP page will be then selected and displayed in the Pads section of the default VirtualDJ skins.


Loop Page - VirtualDJ default skin


In this mode, each one of the 8 Pads triggers an Auto-Loop of a different size in beats, depending on the selected bank/page from 1/32 to 128 beats

Use the PARAMETER and (37) buttons to select a different bank/page with the desired loop sizes.
Hold SHIFT down and then use the PARAMETER buttons to select a trigger mode for the Loops (On/Off, Hold or Roll)

Loop Roll mode


While the Auto Loop mode is selected, press the same AUTO mode button again to set the PADs to Loop Roll mode (led will blink). The Loop Roll page will be then selected and displayed in the Pads section of the default skin of VirtualDJ


Loop Roll Page - VirtualDJ default skin


Loop Roll Page when SHIFT is pressed - VirtualDJ default skin


Each one of the 8 Pad triggers a momentary Loop Roll (while pressed) of a different length in beats as per the images above.

In this mode the PARAMETER (37) buttons have no functionality.

Manual Loop mode


Press the LOOP mode button to set the Pads to Manual Loop mode. The Manual Loop page will be then selected and displayed in the Pads section of the VirtualDJ default skin.


Manual Loop Page - VirtualDJ default skin


Manual Loop Page when SHIFT is pressed - VirtualDJ default skin


Each one of the 8 pad offers a different loop function.
Use Pads 1 and 2 to set a Loop Entry (In) and a Loop Exit (Out) point for manual looping.
Use Pad 3 to turn off the Loop (if enabled) or trigger a Loop of the selected size in beats
Use Pad 4 to repeat the last triggered loop (reloop)
Use Pads 5 and 6 to half/double the size of the Loop.
Use Pads 7 and 8 to move the Loop (if enabled) forward/backwards by 1 beat

While SHIFT is pressed use ..
Pad 1 to set the Jogwheel to Loop In Adjust mode and use the Jogwheel to fine adjust the Loop In position
Pad 2 to set the Jogwheel to Loop Out Adjust mode and use the Jogwheel to fine adjust the Loop Out position
Pad 3 to set the Jogwheel to Loop Move Adjust mode and use the Jogwheel to fine move the Loop through the track.
Pad 4 to enable/disable Smart Loop. When Smart Loop is enabled (default status), using Loop In and Loop Out buttons to trigger a Manual Loop, will result of a seamless loop (track will stay on beat)
Pad 5 to enable/disable Loop Back mode. When Loop Back mode is enabled, and an Auto Loop is enabled, the current track's position will be considered as the Loop Out (Exit) point of the loop and the passed part of the track will be looped.
Pad 6 to enable/disable Quantize Loop mode. When enabled, the Loop In point of a Loop will be snapped to the nearest beat
Pad 7 and 8 to move the loop (if enabled) forward/backwards by the amount of the size of the loop.

Use the PARAMETER and (37) buttons to halve/double the size of the Loop

Saved Loops mode


Press the LOOP Mode button twice (or once if the selected mode was Manual Loop) to set the Pads to Saved Loops mode (the led of the LOOP button will blink). The Saved Loops page will be then selected and displayed in the Pads section of the VirtualDJ skins.


Saved Loops Page - VirtualDJ default skin


Saved Loops Page when SHIFT is pressed - VirtualDJ default skin


This mode offers the ability to save up to 8 Loops to individual Loop Slots.

Press any Pad to save the current Loop at the current track’s position (of the selected size in beats) to the relative slot. Hold the same Pad down for more than 1 second to delete the Saved Loop.

When a Loop slot is saved, press the corresponding Pad to load (prepare) the Saved Loop.
If the track’s position is before the Saved Loop point, the loop will be enabled but the track will not jump to that position (Prepare status). Use the same Pad to disable the Loop.

Hold SHIFT down and then press one of the lower Pads to load the Saved Loop, but also jump to that position.

Use the PARAMETER and (37) buttons to halve and double the size of the triggered Loop.
Hold SHIFT down and then use the PARAMETER buttons to move the Loop forward/backwards by 1 beat

Sampler mode


Press the SAMPLER mode button to set the PADs to Sampler mode. The Sampler Page will be then selected and displayed in the Pads section of the VirtualDJ default skins


Sampler Page - VirtualDJ default skin


Each one of the 8 pads triggers a sample (1 to 8) from the selected Sampler Bank of VirtualDJ.
The leds of the Pads will automatically get the assigned color of each sample (dark when off, bright when playing).
Press the pads to trigger a sample. Depending on the selected trigger mode, use SHIFT and the same pads to stop the sample.

Use the PARAMETER and buttons (37) to select the previous and next Sampler Bank.
Hold SHIFT down and then use the same PARAMETERS buttons to select the previous/next Trigger Pad mode (on/off, hold, stutter, and unmute)

Hold SHIFT down and then press the SAMPLER mode button to start/stop recording the deck to a new Sample (led will blink fast while recording).

Sampler Velocity mode
While the Sampler mode is selected, press and hold down the same SAMPLER mode button for more than 1 second to to enable/disable Sampler Velocity mode (led will blink fast).
When enabled, each one of the 8 pads triggers a sample (1 to 8) from the selected Sampler Bank of VirtualDJ, with the difference that the Output Volume of each sample is determined by the strength the Pad was initially pressed.

Tip: To return all samples to their maximum values after the Velocity mode is used, select the next or previous available bank and then select the current again.

Key - HotCue mode


While the Sampler mode is selected, press the SAMPLER mode button again to set the PADs to Key - Hotcue mode (led will blink). The KeyCue Page will be then selected and displayed in the Pads section of the VirtualDJ default skins


Keycue Page - VirtualDJ default skin


Keycue Page when SHIFT is pressed - VirtualDJ default skin


In this mode, the Pads trigger a selected Hotcue point (or the Temporary Cue if none selected or not available) at a selected Key semitone (from -7 to +7).

8 different pages/banks are offered with various semitone values to use and a 0 value (reset key to tis original value) is always offered in all pages.
Hold SHIFT and then select a Hotcue for the Key pads to trigger. Each time a Pad is pressed, the track will jump to that Hotcue point and will also alter the Key of the track to the value designated by it assigned value.

Use PARAMETER and buttons (37) to adjust the Key of the track without triggering a Hotcue.
Hold SHIFT and then use the PARAMETER buttons to select a different page/bank with different key semitone values.

Slicer mode


Press the SLICER mode button to set the PADs to Slicer mode.The Slicer Page will be then selected and displayed in the Pads section of VirtualDJ skin.


Slicer Page - VirtualDJ default skin


Slicer Page when SHIFT is pressed - VirtualDJ default skin


The eight pads represent eight sequential beats/Slices in the Beat Grid. The playing Slice is represented by the currently green lit pad. The green light will "move through the pads" as it progresses through each eight-Slice phrase. Press a pad to repeat that Slice (hold it down if you want to keep looping it). Once the Pad is released the track will continue to play from the position it would have been if the pad was never pressed.

Hold SHIFT button down and then use the same Pads to use the Slicer in Hold mode. In this mode, the slices are memorized (using the last triggered ones)

Use the PARAMETER and buttons (37) to adjust the length of the Loop applied to the slice. Press SHIFT and then use the same PARAMETERS buttons to adjust the step of the Slices.

Beatjump mode


While the Slicer mode is selected, press the same SLICER mode button again to set the PADs to Beat Jump mode (led will blink). The BeatJump page will be then selected and displayed on the Pads section of the VirtualDJ skin


Beatjump Page page


In this mode, each one of the Pads will jump the track backwards/forward by the amount of beats depending on the selected page/bank (from 1/8 beats to 32 bars)

Use the PARAMETER and buttons (37) to select a different bank/page with the desired size of beat jumps

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