VirtualDJ 8 User Manual
A waveform is a visual representation of an audio signals frequency and amplitude. There are 3 locations on VirtualDJ’s Main Interface where waveforms are displayed in order to provide valuable visual feedback to assist with mixing and/or scratching.
- The Rhythm Waveform displays the peaks and curves of the files on multiple decks as well as the Computerized Beat Grid (represented by dashes at the bottom of the wave) to better visualize the tracks relationships with one another and make beat matching easier. How the waveform is displayed can be changed by clicking on the Waveform Display Selector in the Application Controls.
2 DECKS Default wave Default Mirrored Wave Horizontal Scratch Wave Show Extra Gridlines 4 DECKS Default Wave: 4 Deck Default Wave: Left-Right Selected Default Wave: Left Inverted-Right Normal Scratch Wave: 4 Decks Scratch Wave: Left-Right Deck Scratch Wave: Selected Deck Show Extra Gridlines 6 DECKS Default wave Focused Wave (2 Active Decks) Horizontal Scratch Wave
(2 Active Decks)
Show Extra Gridlines
- The Deck Waveforms display a detailed view of the audio information indicated by height and color as well as the tracks playhead indicating its position. The overall track gain (loudness) is indicated by the height of the waveform with the highest parts being the loudest and the shorter portions being softer. The Waveform’s color can be changed to 5 separate options in Settings Options under coloredWaveforms.
Left Deck Right Deck Monochrome Neutral Ultra-Blue Infra-Red Per Deck
- Scratch Waveforms are displayed in the Scratch Panel and run vertically. Their main purpose is to pinpoint areas of the track that will be scratched to improve accuracy. The Scratch Waveforms can be zoomed in and out by using a wheel mouse, and just like the Deck Waveforms the color can be changed to 5 separate options in Settings Options under coloredWaveforms.
Monochrome Neutral Ultra-Blue Infrared Per deck