Firmware & DriversFirmware
: Update the firmware of the unit to the latest version from http://www.reloop.com/reloop-beatpad Drivers
(for Windows only): Install the latest Reloop ASIO drivers from http://www.reloop.com/reloop-beatpad
No drivers are required for Mac OSX computers
VirtualDJ SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ 8 from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ 8 is launched, a Login Window will appear to enter your virtualdj.com account credentials.
A Pro Infinity, a Plus or a Pro Subscription License is required to fully use the Reloop Beatpad. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
A detection window will appear next, asking to use or not the pre-defined audio setup with the built-in sound card of the Reloop Beatpad.
Select “Use Soundcard” in order VirtualDJ to use the pre-defined audio configuration for the unit. Speakers and Headphones need to be connected to the Beatpad in this case.
Click to OK.
The unit is now ready
MIDI OperationThe 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
AUDIO SetupThe unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that. When the pre-defined audio configuration is selected, speakers need to be connected to the rear Master Output connection (RCA cables) and your Headphones plugged to the front Headphones socket of the Beatpad.
Alternative Audio setups can be applied in the same window.
For further software settings please refer to the User Guides of VirtualDJ 8. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
LAYOUT S. SHIFT
. Press and hold this button to access secondary functions of other controls on the Beatpad. The SHIFT button can operate as a toggle or a momentary one depending on the SHIFT switcher ().V. VU METERS
. Indicate the Output Level of the Left and Right deck.
The functionality of each button and knob per section (as shown in the image below) will be explained in detail in the next chapters A. Mixer & Browser B. Deck Controls C. Effects D. Pads E. Front & Rear
The 4 Performance Pads (31) offer 4 different modes, depending on the PAD MODE buttons (30).
HotCues modePress the CUE mode button to set the PADs to HotCues mode.
Each one of the 4 pads assigns a Hot Cue Point (1 to 4) or returns the track to that Hot Cue Point.
When a Hot Cue Button is unlit, you can assign a Hot Cue Point by pressing it at the desired point in your track. Once it is assigned, the Hot Cue Button will light up blue.
Hold SHIFT and then press a pad to delete its assigned Hot Cue Point.
Bounce Loop (Roll) modePress the BOUNCE LOOP mode button to set the PADs to Loop Roll mode.
Press (and keep down) any of the 4 pads to trigger a momentary Loop Roll of a different size (in beats) as per the image.
Once the PAD is released the track will continue to play from the position it would have been if the Loop Roll was never triggered.
The size of the applied Loop Roll can be adjusted with the LOOP SIZE (28) encoder as well.
Instant FX modePress the INSTANT FX mode button to set the PADs to Effects mode.
Press (and keep down) any of the 4 pads to apply a momentary Effect (Beat Grid, Flanger, Reverb or Backspin) as per the image.
The parameters of these effects can be adjusted from the FX PARAM knob (26).
Press the SAMPLER
mode button to set the PADs to Sampler mode
Sampler Mode when SHIFT is held down
Each one of the pads triggers a sample
from the selected Sampler Bank of VirtualDJ. If a bank has less than 5 samples, both sides of the Beatpad will control the same samples. If a bank has more than 4 samples, the left side of the Beatpad will control samples 1 to 4 and the right side samples 5 to 8.
The LEDs of the Pads will tend to get the assigned color of each sample, however the colors may not match perfectly due to the limited offered colors of the Pads.
Press the pads to trigger a sample. Depending on the selected trigger mode, use SHIFT
and the same pads to stop
If the SAMPLER
mode is selected, press and hold down
the same Mode button to receive the Sampler parameters.
Use Pads 1 and 2 to select the previous and next available Sampler Bank
Use Pads 3 and 4 to select the next sampler trigger mode
(On/off, Hold, Stutter and Unmute)
The Beatpad offers 2 Inputs, an AUX at the rear side and a Microphone Input at the front. However none of these Inputs can be routed to the software mixer and recorded (or broadcasted).
The input signal
of both Inputs is directly routed to the Master Output
of the Beatpad (Hardware inputs).
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