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Pioneer - CDJ-400

Multi Buttons


The 3 available Multi-buttons can be assigned to Hotcue, Sampler or Effects mode individually and offer different VirtualDJ functionality depending on the selected mode. The assigned functions are saved across sessions.

HOTCUES mode


The Hotcue mode is the default selected mode for all 3 Multi-buttons. In this mode, the Multi-buttons save the current track's position to a Hotcue (1,2 or 3) if not assigned, or jump to that Hotcue point if Hotcues are already assigned. Additional functionality of the Multi-buttons in this mode is offered through a menu:
  • Press the HOLD button. The LCD will display "Select Btn"
  • Press one of the 3 Multi-buttons.
  • If the Multi-button is set to Hotcue mode the LCD will display "1)Set CUE"
  • Push the rotary to set the current track's position to Hotcue 1,2 or 3 (depending on the selected Multi-button)
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to move on to the next option. The LCD will display "2)Erase CUE"
  • Push the rotary to delete the saved Hotcue 1,2 or 3 (depending on the selected Multi-button)
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to move on to the next option. The LCD will display "3) Modify Btn"
  • Push the rotary to assign to a different mode (Sampler or Effects)
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to move on to the next option. The LCD will display "4)Exit Menu"
  • Push the rotary to exit the menu without operating any function or keep turning the SELECT rotary to choose one of the previously mentioned functions.



SAMPLER mode


How to select the Sampler mode for a Multi-button:
  • While in Hotcue (or Effects) mode, press the HOLD button
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to get the menu option "3)Modify Btn"
  • Push the rotary to select it.
  • Turn the SELECT rotary until the menu option "2) sampler" appears.
  • Push the rotary to set the Multi-button to the Sampler mode
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to select a sample from the loaded Sampler Bank
  • Push the rotary to assign the desired sample to this Multi-button

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In this mode, the Multi-buttons trigger the selected sample from the selected VirtualDJ Sampler Bank. Additional functionality of the Multi-buttons in this mode is offered through a menu:
  • Press the HOLD button. The LCD will display "Select Btn"
  • Press one of the 3 Multi-buttons.
  • If the Multi-button is set to Sampler mode the LCD will display "1)Record"
  • Push the rotary to record the deck into a new Sample.
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to move on to the next option. The LCD will display "2)Load"
  • Push the rotary to assign this Multi-button to a different sample.
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to move on to the next option. The LCD will display "3) Modify Btn"
  • Push the rotary to assign to a different mode (Hotcues or Effects)
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to move on to the next option. The LCD will display "4)Exit Menu"
  • Press the Multi-button to exit the menu without operating any function or keep turning the SELECT rotary to choose one of the previously mentioned functions.



EFFECTS mode


How to select the Effects mode for a Multi-button:
  • While in Hotcue (or Sampler) mode, press the HOLD button
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to get the menu option "3)Modify Btn"
  • Push the rotary to select it.
  • Turn the SELECT rotary until the menu option "3) effects" appears.
  • Push the rotary to set the Multi-button to the Effects mode
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to select a VirtualDJ Effect
  • Push the rotary to assign the desired effect to this Multi-button

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In this mode, the Multi-buttons trigger the selected effect. Additional functionality of the Multi-buttons in this mode is offered through a menu:
  • Press the HOLD button. The LCD will display "Select Btn"
  • Press one of the 3 Multi-buttons.
  • If the Multi-button is set to Effects mode the LCD will display "1)Select FX"
  • Push the rotary to select a different VirtualDJ Effect
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to move on to the next option. The LCD will display "2) Modify Btn"
  • Push the rotary to assign to a different mode (Hotcues or Sampler)
  • Turn the SELECT rotary to move on to the next option. The LCD will display "3)Exit Menu"
  • Push the rotary to exit the menu without operating any function or keep turning the SELECT rotary to choose one of the previously mentioned functions.

Advanced Setup