External mixer pre-listening

Q. How do I pre-listen to songs with my headphones when using an external DJ audio mixer?

To use an external DJ audio mixer with VirtualDJ, you will first need either a VirtualDJ Pro Infinity license or VirtualDJ Plus Analogue Mixer license. FREE and LE versions do not support the use of an external mixer, however this setup can be tried for 10 minutes at a time in VirtualDJ FREE.

In order to route the audio from VirtualDJ through separate channels on your mixer you will also require one of the following:

  • 2 Soundcards
  • A sound card with multiple outputs (5.1 surround sound card)
  • A dedicated DJ sound card with at least 2 stereo outputs (recommended)

Once you have suitable sound card(s), you will then need to go into SETTINGS AUDIO to configure the mixer. Details on how to do this can be found in the User Manual.

Once setup as above, simply plug your headphones into the headphone socket of the mixer. You will then be able to pre-listen to the music by pressing the PFL or CUE button of the appropriate channel (Please see the mixer's user manual for further information.)

NOTE: An all-in-one MIDI controller such as Hercules RMX, Numark MixTrack, etc. is not a mixer. These are software-based MIDI controllers designed to replicate the layout of a traditional hardware DJ mixer. However, these software controllers do not usually have any hardware mixing capabilities of their own and cannot function without being connected to a computer running DJ software such as VirtualDJ.

For more information on setting up an External Mixer in VirtualDJ, please see:
Audio External Mixer

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