PIONEER DDJ-400





for VirtualDJ 2018
Last Update : August 2018



 

OTHER SETTINGS


The DDJ-400 offers a few additional settings to choose/set from a special DDJ400-SETTINGS Pads page, which can be selected from any Deck, only when the DDJ-400 is connected.











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Hardware Integration Department
2018 - ATOMIX PRODUCTIONS



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SETUP



Firmware & Drivers


Firmware: No firmware update is available at the time this manual was written, but always make sure your device is on the latest firmware. Check availability at https://www.pioneerdj.com/en/support/software/DDJ-400/

Drivers There is no driver to install for both Windows and Mac OSX. The DDJ-400 is a USB Class Compliant device and your Operating System (Windows/mac OS) will install and use the standard audio driver when the device is connected to your Mac/PC with a USB cable

VirtualDJ Setup


Download 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. Login with your virtualdj.com account.

A Pro Infinity, a Subscriber or a PLUS License is required to fully use the Pioneer DDJ-400. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
http://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html



A detection window will appear next asking to use or not the pre-defined audio setup with the built-in sound card of the DDJ-400.

Click on the "Use Soundcard" button if speakers are connected to the Master Output of the DDJ-400. You can still change that from Settings->AUDIO tab.

Click to OK.



The unit is now ready to operate with VirtualDJ.



MIDI Operation


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

AUDIO Setup


The unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that.



Please read the manual of DDJ-400 for further functionality https://www.pioneerdj.com/en/support/documents/ddj-400/

For further software settings please refer to the User Guides of VirtualDJ 8.
http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html

 

CONTROLS





KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

S SHIFT
Press this button down to access secondary actions as described in the SHIFT ACTION column
1 PLAY
Play-pause loaded track
Play-stutter loaded track
2 CUE
Set a temporary Cue point at current position when track is paused or preview while pressed if Cue point is assigned. Return to this Cue point when track is playing
Jump to the beginning of the track
3 JOG
Touch-sensitive jogwheel for scratching (Vinyl mode enabled), pitch-bending (Vinyl mode disabled) of fine Loop In/Out adjustments. Vinyl mode can be enabled/disabled from VirtualDJ GUI
Fast-searching through loaded track
4 LOOP IN
When not in loop, set current position as the beginning of a Manual Loop. When in loop, jump to the beginning of the loop. Hold for more than 2 seconds to trigger a 4 beats auto-loop.
Enable/disable Loop In Adjust mode. When this mode is enabled and track is in loop (led blinks), use the jogwheel to fine-adjust the Loop In point.
5 LOOP OUT
When not in loop, set current position as the end of a Manual Loop and trigger the loop. When in loop, exits the loop
Enable/disable Loop Out Adjust mode. When this mode is enabled and track is in loop (led blinks), use the jogwheel to fine-adjust the Loop In point.
6 RELOOP/EXIT
When in loop, exits the loop. When not in loop, enables the last triggered loop and jumps to its beginning.
Same action.
7 CUE CALL <
When in loop, halves the size of the loop in beats. When not in loop, loads the previous saved loop slot or saves it if empty
Delete the current Saved loop slot.
8 CUE CALL >
When in loop, doubles the size of the loop in beats. When not in loop, loads the next saved loop slot or saves it if empty
Saves a loop of the selected beats in size to an empty Saved loop slot.
9 BEAT SYNC
Syncs deck with the opposite one (matches BPM and phase) or with the Master-Deck (if more than 2 decks). Press for more than 2 seconds to set a Deck as Master-Deck.
Selects the next available % range for Pitch
10 PITCH
Adjust the tempo/pitch of the deck.
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11 PADS
12 PAD MODES
13 CROSSFADER
Blends audio between the Left and Right assigned decks
Additional function: If Fader Start is enabled, start deck when reach its side, and stop if reaches the other side. See Settings
14 DECK LEVEL
Adjust the Output volume of the Left/Right assigned deck.
Additional function: If Fader Start is enabled, start deck when fader is moving from the zero position to a higher one and stop the deck when fader reaches zero/minimum position. See Settings
15 CUE/PFL
Sends left/right deck's audio (pre-fader) signal to Headphones channel, for pre-listening
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16 FILTER
Apply a High-Low pass Filter to Left/Right assigned deck. When in middle position, no Filter is applied.
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17 EQUALIZER
Adjust the Low, Mid and High frequencies of the Left/Right assigned deck
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18 EQUALIZER
Adjust the applied Gain. When in middle position, the applied gain is following the zeroDB VDJ setting value.
19 VU METER
Depending on the selected mode ( see Settings ), the leds indicate the Master Stereo Output level or the level of the Left/Right assigned decks..
20 LOAD
Loads the selected track from Browser to Left/Right assigned decks
Left LOAD : sets Sideview as focused Browser window.
Right LOAD : Cycles Sideview view (Automix, Sidelist, Sampler, Karaoke and Shortcuts)
21 BROWSE
Scroll through files/folders. Push to toggle focus between Folders and Tracks Lists in Browser
Push to set focus to Folders List.. If focus is in Folders List, open/close sub-folders
22 PHONES MIX
Blends audio in Headphones, between the Decks that their PFL/CUE is enabled and the Master Output.
23 PHONES LEVEL
Adjust the Volume of the Headphones output.
24 MASTER LEVEL
Adjust the Volume of the Master output.
25 MASTER CUE
When enabled, sends audio signal from the Master Output to Headphones channel (PHONES MIX knob needs to be at a position higher to minimum.
26 BEAT <>
Select the previous/next size in beats for the selected Beat-aware Effect
27 FX SELECT
Select the next available Effect for the selected Deck or Master
Select the previous available Effect for the selected Deck or Master
28 FX ASSIGN
Select the Deck (Left/Right) or Master to which the selected Effect will apply to
29 FX LEVEL
Adjust the 1st Parameterof the selected Effect
Adjust the 2nd Parameter (if available) of the selected Effect
30 FX ON
Triggers the selected Effect to the selected Deck or Master
Open/close the GUI of the selected Effect at the side of the Browser to get more details about the selected Effect

 

FRONT & REAR PANELS





CONNECTION

DESCRIPTION

31 PHONES
Use a 1/4" mini-jack cable/adapter to connect a pair of Headphones for pre-listening. The Volume of this output is controlled from the top panel
32 USB
Use a standard USB cable to connect DDJ-400 to a USB port of a computer
33 MASTER
Use standard RCA Stereo cable to connect to amplifier/speakers. The Volume of this un-balanced output is controlled from the top panel
34 *MIC
Use a 3/4" TRS cable/adapter to connect a Microphone.
35 *MIC LEVEL
Adjust the level of the Microphone input signal.


* Note: The Microphone input is not part of the USB Audio Interface of the DDJ-400, therefore it cannot be included to the Audio setup of VirtualDJ, nor can be recorded along with your mix.