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Roland - DJ-808 - Layout

DECK CONTROLS




S SHIFT.Hold this button down to access additional functionality for several buttons/knobs as described in this manual.
  1. PLAY: Play/Pauses the track. Hold SHIFT and then press this button to play the track in Stutter mode (while pressed)

  2. CUE: When the Deck is paused, you can set a temporary Cue Point by moving the Platter to place the Audio Pointer at the desired location and then pressing the Cue Button. 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.
    Hold SHIFT and then press this button to return to the beginning of the track

  3. SYNC: Syncs the deck with the Master Deck. The Master Deck selection is made automatically by VirtualDJ, mostly depending on the Deck that is playing out in Master.

    Hold SHIFT and then press this button to manually set a deck as Master Deck and force all other decks to sync to the Master Deck when SYNC is used. To return to the automatic selection, press again the button on the deck that is currently lit.

  4. DECK SELECT: Use these buttons to select a Deck for the left and right side to control. The Left side of the DJ-808 can control decks 1 or 3, and the Right side can control decks 2 or 4.
    Press both 1,3 or 2,4 buttons at the same time to select the Dual Deck mode. When both buttons are list, several operations, such as Jog, Play etc will apply to both decks of the same side.

  5. JOG: Touch sensitive platter for scratching or bending. When in Vinyl mode, use the upper part of the jogwheel to scratch and the outer part to bend. When in Bend mode (Vinyl mode is disabled), use any part of the jogwheel to bend.
    Hold SHIFT and use the JOG in Seek (Search) mode.
    The outer LED ring will indicate the platter position and the inner ring the song progress

  6. GRID SLIDE: Hold this button down and then use the Jogwheel (22) to slide the Beat Grid (CBG) of the track to left or right.
    Hold SHIFT down and then use this button to re-analyze the loaded track (re-calculate BPM and phase) and undo any manual adjustments

  7. GRID ADJUST: Hold this button down and then use the Jogwheel (22) to increase/decrease the width between 2 beats in the pattern and fine-adjust the BPM of the track.
    Hold SHIFT down and then use this button to set the current track's position as First-Beat Anchor

  8. CENSOR: Press and keep this button down to play the track in reverse. Once the button is released, the track will resume playing from the position it would have been, if the reverse was never triggered (Censor)
    Hold SHIFT down and then use this button to toggle between normal and reverse play.
    The LED of the button will blink while the track is playing in reverse

  9. SLIP: Enables Slip Mode on each deck. Several software functions (such as Jogwheel movements, HotCues and Loops) will apply temporary on the track, and the track will return to the position it would have been when those functions are not triggered.
    Hold SHIFT down and then use this button to toggle between the CD (Bend) and Vinyl (Scratch) modes for the Jogwheel

  10. PITCH : Pitch fader to adjust the Tempo of the track.
    The leds at the top and bottom of the Pitch fader will blink to indicate the direction you need to move the Pitch fader in order to regain control, in most cases when SYNC is used or Decks are swapped and have different pitch value.

  11. KEY SYNC: Press this button to match the Key of the deck with the one that the Master Deck has. Hold this button down for more than 2 seconds to reset the key of the loaded track back to its original value.
    Hold SHIFT down and then use this button to enable/disable Master Tempo (Key Lock) and allow the Key of the track to retain its value when in Tempo changes.

  12. DOWN : Use this button to move the Key of the loaded track down by 1 semitone
    Hold SHIFT and then use this button to select the previous available % range for the Pitch fader

  13. UP : Use this button to move the Key of the loaded track up by 1 semitone
    Hold SHIFT and then use this button to select the next available % range for the Pitch fader

  14. AUTOLOOP: Press this button to enable/disable a seamless Loop of the selected size in beats.
    Use the same button to exit a manual loop (when IN/OUT were used)

  15. 1/2: Use this button to half the size of the Loop
    When a Loop is enabled, hold SHIFT and then use this button to move the Loop back in time in steps equal to the size of the Loop.

  16. X2: Use this button to double the size of the Loop
    When a Loop is enabled, hold SHIFT and then use this button to move the Loop forth in time in steps equal to the size of the Loop.

  17. IN: Use this button to set current track's position as the start point of a manual loop
    When a Loop is enabled, use this button to enable the Loop In adjust mode and then use the Jogwheel to fine-adjust the start point of the Loop. Press the same button again to disable the adjust mode (will be also disabled if the loop is turned off via the AUTOLOOP button)
    Hold SHIFT down and then use this button to enable/disable Smart Loop. When Smart Loop is enabled, a manual loop using the IN and OUT buttons will automatically snap to the nearest size in beats and become a seamless loop.

  18. OUT: Use this button to set current track's position as the ending point of a manual loop and complete a manual loop. When a Loop is enabled, use this button to enable the Loop Out adjust mode and then use the Jogwheel to fine-adjust the ending point of the Loop. Press the same button again to disable the adjust mode (will be also disabled if the loop is turned off via the AUTOLOOP button)
    Hold SHIFT down and then use this button to trigger (enable and jump to) the last triggered Loop.


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