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 Timecode Requirements

Q: What do I need to be able to use timecode?

You can use traditional vinyl turntables or CD players to control VirtualDJ by using timecode. To do this, you will need the following:

  • A Pro Infinity, Pro subscription or Plus Timecode license .
    (The FREE version and all other licenses allow timecode to be tried out for the first 10 minutes of use only.)

  • A suitable ASIO (PC) or CoreAudio (Mac) sound card with at least 4 inputs and 4 outputs (2 stereo), such as Hercules DJ Trim. ESI Maya44 USB, Rane SL etc.

    NOTE: The sound card built into USB vinyl turntables is not suitable - This is intended for 'ripping' vinyl to MP3 only, not DJ performance. A proper low latency sound card designed for DJ timecode use is required.

  • VirtualDJ Timecode vinyl records* or timecode CD's.
    Alternatively, you may use nearly every timecode vinyl records on the market (Serato, Traktor, Mixvibes etc). You should find these at your local DJ store or they can be purchased on-line from a variety of DJ stores.
    *Requires VirtualDJ 8 or later

  • If using vinyl decks, direct drive turntables are strongly recommended (Belt-driven are not well suited to DJ performance, especially scratching.)

For setup instructions, please consult the user manual:

MANUAL Timecode Configuration & Setup

NOTE: Your computer needs to meet and preferably exceed the recommended system requirements

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