VirtualDJ 8 User Manual


VirtualDJ Remote

VDJ REMOTE (TABLET)




On a tablet, the VDJ Remote displays most of the information and controls in the main interface so that VirtualDJ can be monitored and controlled while away from the main computer. Anything that is done in the remote will directly reflect on the software interface on the computer as well. Multiple remotes can be connected and used at the same time.

1. RHYTHM WAVE & DECK INFO DISPLAY



Time,Track Information and a Waveform with a progress indicator are displayed in both decks. Touching the Time Display will toggle it from Elapsed to Remaining. The active deck will be indicated (A or B) and will change automatically or can be changed manually by touching the unfocused deck indicator.

The Rhythm Wave displays the peaks and curves of the files on both decks to better visualize the tracks relationships with one another and make beat matching easier. There are 2 views available; the default Rhythm Wave or the Horizontal Scratch Wave

Horizontal Scratch Wave


Rhythm Wave (default)

Waveform Selector
Use this button (located below the center of the Rhythm Wave) to toggle between the 2 different available views.

The Waveform can be resized by pinching in and out to adjust it’s zoom level.



2. DECKS



BASIC DECK CONTROLS


Each deck offers a Jog Wheel, Pitch Fader and set of Transport controls to easily control what is happening in VirtualDJ while away from the main computer. The Jog Wheel can be touched to Scratch or perform Pitch Bends depending on the mode selected. Double tapping the Pitch Fader will set the pitch back to it’s neutral position (0%).

In addition to these Basic Controls, there are 4 separate buttons available around the outside of the Jog Wheel that provide additional features that can be toggled on and off. These features are enabled when the button is the same color as the deck and disabled when the button is greyed out.


Master Tempo
Keeps the key of the song unchanged when the pitch of the song is changed
Vinyl Mode
Enable to emulate the sound of scratching when the position of the Jog Wheel is moved. Disable to temporarily bend the pitch.
Pitch Lock
Locks the position of the pitch faders on both decks together.
Slip Mode
Hot Cues, Loops and Scratching will only affect the position of the song temporarily


ADVANCED DECK CONTROLS


In order to conserve space, the Advanced Deck Controls are placed above the decks as buttons. Touching one of these buttons will replace the basic deck controls with the specified EQ, Effects, Hot Cue or Loop Control panel. Touching the button a second time will revert the deck back to the default view.

EQUALIZER

Since the Mixer area is limited, EQ controls are available as an Advanced Deck Control. The 3 band EQ, Filter and Gain controls are offered as sliders instead of dials for greater control on touch screens.

At the bottom of each set of sliders, a reset button (zero for gain) can be found to bring any of the adjusted parameters back to their neutral positions quickly.


EFFECTS

Effects are activated by touching the FX button or the text of the specified effect. Use the Up/Down arrows to cycle through the effects list.

Effect parameters are controlled by touching and dragging the XY Pad with the added capability of locking one or both of the parameters into position by using the lock icons.

Toggling the TEMP button on and off will activate the selected effect only when the XY Pad is touched.


HOT CUES

Hot Cues can be triggered or set (if the cue is empty) by touching any of the 8 available Hot Cue buttons.

The INFO button will cycle through the Cue’s stored information on each press to display Cue Names, Cue Time Position, or Beats.

The DEL button can be toggled on and off. When on, any set cues that are touched will be deleted.

Enable the SNAP (Smart Cue) which will automatically adjust the jump position to keep the song beat-matched.



LOOP CONTROLS

The Loop Control Panel offers the most commonly used LOOP ROLLs; ⅛, ¼, ½, and 1 beat rolls. While these buttons are held the track will loop and once released will continue from the position the track would have been in if the loop was never pressed.

The IN and OUT buttons are available to manually control the loops size or the Loop can be triggered by clicking on the loop size while using the arrow buttons to increase or decrease it.

Toggle the SMART button to enable/disable Smart Loop to make the loop seamless.



3. MIXER



The Mixer has 2 separate layouts to control the decks as well as the master output.

In Deck View, Volume faders and VU Meters for both decks are available.

In Master View, a Master volume fader, Mic input fader and VU Meters for the Master and Mic are displayed.

In both Mixer Views an Audio Crossfader is available as well as Sampler, Browser and Smart Mix buttons.

The Mixer view can be toggled by touching the corresponding icon above the VU Meters.


Deck Mixer

Master/Mic Mixer


Deck Mixer

Master/Mic Mixer



SMART MIX


The Smart Mix button will appear in the Mixer area providing that one deck is stopped or remains unloaded. Touching the Smart Mix button will quickly crossfade from deck to deck and sync the two tracks.

Once the crossfader has fully moved to the far right or left, Smart Mix will load the opposing deck with the next song that is in the Sidelist. If Smart Mix cycles through all of the tracks loaded in the Sidelist, it will go back to the top of the list. If the Sidelist is empty, Smart Mix will then use the Automix List.

SAMPLER




The Sampler offers 12 sample pads with a sampler volume fader for quick triggering and adjustment. Any Sample Bank created in the program can be accessed by using the Up and Down arrows to cycle through the banks and the Trigger Mode can be cycled for the Bank by tapping the Mode button.


BROWSER



The Browser provides full accessibility of the entire library of files on the host computer. Files can be searched by using the large Search Bar at the top and loaded to a deck or Side View panel using the Load button at the bottom.

The content of a folder from the Folder List can be displayed in the File List by tapping on the required folder. If a folder has Sub-folders, swiping left on the Parent Folder will display all it’s Sub-folders. Navigating back to the Parent Folder from the Sub-folder view is accomplished by swiping to the right.



A special Side View folder is available in the Folder List to provide quick access to Automix, Sidelist and Karaoke panels.



The bottom of the browser displays what folder the current focus is on as well as a button to load a deck or Side View Panel. The default is set to Automatic which will automatically load the inactive deck. Touch the button to load the selected file to the specified selection.



Touching the down arrow to the right of the load button will provide the load options. A track can be loaded to either deck (Automatic is the default), the Sidelist, Automix List or Karaoke List. Remote on phone