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 PCM.1

Last edit by beerens, Professional edition user on Tue 06 May 14 @ 4:15 am

Synq PCM-1




Description

SYNQ's PCM-1 is a multi-functional 'designed in Belgium' PC-Media controller, designed for DJs switching from traditional mixing to hi-tech computer DJing.

Manufacturer's website: http://en.beglec.com/product/340/PCM.1


Specification/features

  • Compact 19" 3U rack-mountable USB MIDI compliant DJ controller.
  • 58 buttons.
  • 7 digital encoders with push-to-select knobs.
  • 9 digital knobs for tone + volume control.
  • 5 digital faders, including 1 user replaceable crossfader.
  • 2 jog wheels for scratching.
  • 2 shift-buttons double the functions of each control.
  • PCM-1 can be used on any modern laptop or PC (Windows XP/Vista and Mac OSX)
  • Built-in ASIO capable 6 channel sound card with headphone output for stand-alone use and separate deck A and B outputs for use with an external DJ mixer.


Firmware

Download and install the latest firmware from http://en.beglec.com/product/340/PCM.1

If you are using Windows XP, the Sync PCM-1 may not work with VirtualDJ if you have not applied this update.



Internal software mixer configuration

Set your sound settings in CONFIG -> Sound Setup to the following:

PC:

Inputs: None
Ouputs: Headphones (Master: Front output / Headphones: Rear output)
Sound card: 4.1 card -> Synq PCM.1
(Or ASIO -> Synq PCM.1 if the Synq ASIO driver is installed.)

Mac:

Inputs: None
Ouputs: Headphones (Master: Front output / Headphones: Rear output)
Sound card: 4 out card -> Synq PCM.1

Click APPLY.

Plug a pair of stereo amplified speakers into the MIXED OUTPUT for PLAYER 1 on the left-hand side of the Synq PCM.1 and plug your headphones into HEAD PHONES output on the right-hand side.



External hardware DJ mixer configuration

Set your sound settings in CONFIG -> Sound Setup to the following:

PC:

Inputs: None
Ouputs: External Mixer
Sound card: 4.1 card -> Synq PCM.1
(Or ASIO -> Synq PCM.1 if the Synq ASIO driver is installed.)

Mac:

Inputs: None
Ouputs: External Mixer
Sound card: 4 out card -> Synq PCM.1

Click APPLY.

Use standard RCA phono cables to connect the two outputs for PLAYER 1 and 2 to two line input channels on your external mixer. Plug your headphones into the headphone socket of your hardware mixer (NOT the Synq PCM.1) and use the PFL/CUE buttons on the mixer to choose which deck to pre-listen to.

IMPORTANT: Don't use the software mixer section and/or the crossfader of the Synq PCM.1 otherwise you will fade out the sound in VirtualDJ before it reaches your external DJ mixer and you will not be able to headphone pre-listen.

If you wish to use the crossfader of the Synq PCM.1 for video crossfading, go to CONFIG -> Options and set Crossfader to Disabled. Then go to CONFIG -> Video and make sure that the option to link the audio and video crossfaders is ticked. The crossfader will now act as a video crossfader only.


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