- Connect your computer to USB port A or B at the rear panel of Pioneer DJM-S11
- Optionally, connect each of your deck’s RCA cables to ANALOG INPUTs CH1/CH2 respectively, depending on which software deck you wish to control.
Choose the LINE or PHONO Inuts depending on your device (CD player, turntable. Secure the ground wire to a Phono Ground terminal).
- Set the SOURCE selector at the top panel for DECKs to the USB position A or B depending on the port you have used to connect with your computer.
- Connect the Pioneer DJM-S11 with AC power using the provided cable and power on the unit
Note: Usage of turntables or CD players (for DVS) is not necessary. The mixer may be used as a pure MIDI mixer. VirtualDJ is also offering the ability to control all the software decks with even with a single timecode unit. See Timecode (DVS)
For both Windows and Mac OSX computers :
Install the latest firmware
VirtualDJ 8 SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ is launched, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account credentials.
A Pro Infinity or a Pro Subscription License is required to use the Pioneer DJM-S11. Without any of the above Licenses, the mixer will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
A window will appear next, to verify the proper detection.
Click on the “DJM-S11” button and VirtualDJ will automatically create and apply the pre-defined audio configuration using the built-in audio interface of the Pioneer DJM-S11
Click to OK.
The unit is now ready
to operate with VirtualDJ.
The unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config and the “factory default
” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list.
The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.
Find more details at http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJ8script.html
The unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that. Alternative setups can be applied in the same window. See Advanced Setup
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
Even though the Pioneer DJM-S11 is capable of sending MIDI signals from all faders, buttons and knobs, the mixer part of the unit is not controlling the internal mixer of VirtualDJ. The audio mixing is operated from the hardware
The Crossfader, Equalizer, Filter, Volume faders etc. will move the relative faders of the VirtualDJ GUI, but not vice versa (Fake mixer mode)S. SHIFT
. Press and hold this button to access secondary functions of other controls on the DJM-S11
The functionality of each button, knob and connection per section (as shown in the image above) will be explained in detail in the next chapters A. Mixer Controls B. Pads C. Effects D. Equalizer & Screen E. Browser & Loop Controls F. Front & Rear Panels
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION9 PAD MODES12 different modes can be selected for the Pads. When a Pad mode is selected the same VirtualDJ Pad page will be loaded on left/right deck.
HOT CUE : Hotcues (1st press), BeatJump (2nd press) pages
ROLL : Loop Roll (1st press), Loop (2nd press) pages
SAVED LOOP : Saved Loops (1st press), Manual Loop (2nd press) pages
SAMPLER : Sampler (1st press) , Custom (2nd press) pages
Selection behavior depends on the selected option from Preferences
Choose a secondary Pad mode
HOT CUE : KeyCue page
ROLL : Slicer page
SAVED LOOP : Stems page
SAMPLER : ScratchBank page
Selection behavior depends on the selected option from Preferences10 PADSRGB Pads operate different function depending on the selected Pad modeDifferent function depending on the selected Pad mode11 PAD PARAMETERSControl the 1st Parameter of the selected Pad pageControl the 2nd Parameter (if available) of the selected Pad page
For more info about Pads , see /manuals/virtualdj8/interface/decks/decksadvanced/pads.html
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION12 HARDWARE EFFECTSChoose a Hardware Effect to apply on the assigned Left/Right decks.
Hardware Effects can be selected from the Pioneer DJM-S11 Preferences
13 SOFTWARE EFFECTSChoose one of the 3 available VirtualDJ FX Slots to apply on the assigned Left/Right decks. Select the next available VirtualDJ Effect for the FX Slots 14 FX LEVERApply the selected Hardware or Software Effect to the assigned Left/Right decks. 15 FX LEVEL/DEPTHAdjust the 1st Parameter of the selected Hardware or Software Effect Adjust the 2nd Parameter of the selected Hardware or Software Effect. 16 BEAT LEFTHalf the Beats for the selected Hardware or Software Effect (if available) Select FX Bank A (by default Echo, Flanger and Reverb).
Hold down for more than 2 seconds to save the selected Effects on Slots 1-3 to Bank A 17 TAPTap this button on beat to manually calculate the BPM of a playing track in order Beat-aware Hardware Effects to be applied properly.Cancel manual beat Tap and return to BM sent from VirtualDJ18 BEAT RIGHTDouble the Beats for the selected Hardware or Software Effect (if available) Select FX Bank B (by default Cut, Distortion and WahWah).
Hold down for more than 2 seconds to save the selected Effects on Slots 1-3 to Bank B Additional notes for VirtualDJ Effects.
Due to Hardware limitations, both Left and Right Decks will use the same Effect for the 3 FX Slots. The blinking FX button indicates which one of the 3 available FX Slots will apply to the Left/Right assigned Decks if the FX LEVER switches are used.
ACTION19 FILTERApply a Hardware Color FX to the selected Left/Right Channel. By default Filter Color FX is selected. A different Color FX can be chosen via the DJM-S11 Utilities 20 EQ LOWAdjust the Low frequencies (Bass) of the Left/Right assigned Channels 21 EQ MIDAdjust the Middle frequencies (Mid) of the Left/Right assigned Channels22 EQ HIGHAdjust the High frequencies (Treble) of the Left/Right assigned Channels 23 TRIMAdjust the Pre-fader Output level (Gain) of the selected Left/Right deck 24 SOURCE SELSelect the source for the Left/Right mixer channel
Left selector : USB A (Left Deck - Computer A), CD/LINE , PHONO , USB B (Left Deck - Computer B)
Right selector : USB A (Right Deck - Computer A), CD/LINE , PHONO , USB B (Right Deck - Computer B) 25 BOOTH VOLAdjust the Level of the Booth Output (connection at the rear panel) 26 MASTER VOLAdjust the Level of the Master OutputAdditional note
The entire Equalizer, Filter and Master section of the unit is Hardware operated. The VirtualDJ Equalizer (including Stems) and Filter are not used, even thought the knobs on the GUI follow the actual ones (fake mode)
LCD Touch Screen
Fully functional Touch Display.
Displays Browser List, Track's BPM, selected Effect, Song progress wave, Scratch wave and other info and controls.
Read further details in DJM-S11 Manual https://www.pioneerdj.com/en/support/documents/mixer/djm-s11/#manual
The Pioneer DJM-S11 offers 2 built-in audio interfaces with 4 stereo Outputs and 4 stereo Inputs each. The Mixer Inputs are determined by the Input Select switchers at the top panel of the unit.
The USB Output Channels can be set to different modes via the Pioneer DJM-S11 Setting UtilityHow to open the DJM-S11 Utilities:For Windows computer:
Click on the ASIO button you will find in the AUDIO tab of VirtualDJ Settings or ...
Click [START] menu
[Pioneer DJM-S11 Settings Utility]For Mac OSX computer:
Click [MACINTOSH HD] icon
[Pioneer DJM-S11 Settings Utility]
VirtualDJ is offering DVS (Digital Vinyl System) support for the Pioneer DJM-S11. A Pro Infinity license is required. http://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html
Up to 2 Timecode Inputs are available to control any software decks via Timecode CDs or Vinyls.
Both Mixer Channels CH1 and CH2 can accept PHONO (for Timecode Vinyls). CD/LINE (for Timecode CDs)Connect your Timecode devices at the rear panel of the Pioneer DJM-S11 using the LINE/PHONO RCA inputs depending on the Timecode device and set the top Source select switchers to either USB A or USB B, depending on the used USB port..
Open the Pioneer DJM-S11 Setting Utility and set the USB 1/2 and 3/4 Channel Outputs to the appropriate mode (CD or PHONO Control tone)
In this example (as shown in the side picture), 2 Timecode Vinyls have been connected to CH1 and CH2 using the PHONO Inputs.
Close the Settings Utility
on your timecode CD and/or Vinyl device and VirtualDJ will automatically detect your Timecode type and make the appropriate adjustments for best performance.
Open the TIMECODE tab
of the VirtualDJ Settings and choose the CALIBRATE
button if for any reason the signal is not detected (possibly due to reversed phase connections).
Click on the ON
buttons from the TIMECODE panels of the Default Skin to enable the Timecode control to any software deck.
Timecode buttons - Pro Layout
No adjustment is required in order to record (or/and broadcast) your mix with VirtualDJ. A record input is already pre-configured in the Audio Setup.. Just make sure the USB 5,6
Mixer Output from the DJM-S11 Utilities panel is set to REC
Open the MASTER
center panel of the VirtualDJ GUI and click to the REC
button (or BCAST for broadcasting) to record your mix.
The dedicated record input will include any Mixer Input such as Microphone, CH or AUX Inputs.
The Pioneer DJM-S11 has two USB ports, allowing simultaneous connection of two computers. Each port is completely independent. It is possible to run VirtualDJ on one computer and any other 3rd-party DJ-software on the other, Mac or PC.How to:
- Connect the 2nd computer to the unused USB port on the DJM-S11.
- Switch the Source Select switcher on the non-playing mixer channel to the USB source of the 2nd computer.
- Play a track on this deck and mix it when ready – you'll now have audio from both computers during the mix.
- Fade out the audio playing from the 1st computer to the audio playing from the 2nd one.
- When only audio from the 2nd computer is left in the mix, remove the first computer.
- Assign the Source select switcher for the remaining free mixer channel to the 2nd computer and keep mixing.
The Pioneer DJM-S11 Setup Utilities offer a few advanced options to choose from, such as the behavior of the LOOP buttons, the Fader Start/Stop/Sync feature for the Volume and Cross faders, adjustment for the Crossfader behavior and how the Pad mode buttons will be selected.
Make your adjustments via the PREFERENCES
tab of the Pioneer DJM-S11 Utilities
You can also choose the Effects of the 4 available FX Banks via the FX BANK
tab of the Pioneer DJM-S11 Utilities. The selection of the FX Bank is done via the FX SETTINGS menu on the LCD screen of the DJM-S11.
Note: Currently VirtualDJ is not supporting this feature for the Software Effects. Regardless of the selected FX Bank (A through D), the same VirtualDJ Effects will be used.
For further Technical features and specifications, visit Pioneer DJM-S11
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