User Manual
Quark SC. User Manual
CONTENTS
1. CONTROLS AND CONNECTIONS .......................................................................................................................................................... 4
1.1. Top panel .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
1.2. Front panel ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
1.3. Rear panel ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
1.4. Connections ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
2. SOFTWARE INSTALATION AND SETUP ............................................................................................................................................... 6
2.1. Akiyama ASIO Drivers ...................................................................................................................................................................... 6
2.1.1. Akiyama ASIO drivers installation ............................................................................................................................................. 6
2.1.2. Akiyama ASIO drivers Configuration ........................................................................................................................................ 6
2.2. Virtual DJ .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
2.2.1. Virtual DJ LE installation ........................................................................................................................................................... 7
2.2.2. Virtual DJ Configuration ............................................................................................................................................................ 9
2.2.3. Virtual DJ LE update ................................................................................................................................................................. 9
2.2.4. Virtual DJ Pro Configuration ................................................................................................................................................... 10
2.3. Traktor............................................................................................................................................................................................. 11
2.3.1. Sound Configuration ............................................................................................................................................................... 11
2.3.2. Controller Configuration .......................................................................................................................................................... 12
3. FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS ............................................................................................................................................................. 13
3.1. Virtual DJ ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 13
3.2. Traktor PRO 2 ................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
4. CONFIGURATION AND UPDATE.......................................................................................................................................................... 17
4.1. Wheel sensibility adjust................................................................................................................................................................... 17
4.2. Firmware Version ............................................................................................................................................................................ 17
4.3. Firmware Update ............................................................................................................................................................................ 17
5. APENDIX ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 18
5.1. MIDI Specifications ......................................................................................................................................................................... 18
5.2. Technical specifications .................................................................................................................................................................. 23
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Intended to alert the user to the presence of
important
operation
and
maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying this appliance.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol
within the equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the use to the presence of un-insulated
“dangerous voltage” within the unit.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE ANY COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD. DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR
OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PRESENT BLADE TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD. DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. TO PRVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE
PLUG TO WIDE SLOT FULLY INSERT.
11. Ventilation Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided
for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product
and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must
not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other
similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper
ventilation is the manufacturer's instructions have been
adhered to.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND GUARRANTY
INFORMATION
1. Read Instructions. All the safety and operating instructions
should be read before this product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions. The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings. All warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
12. Any mounting of the product should follow the
manufacturer's instructions, and should use a mounting
accessory recommended by the manufacturer. The
manufacturer will NOT take responsibility for nonrecommended accessories.
4. Follow Instructions. All operating and use instructions should
be followed; failure to do so can void this guarantee.
5. Water and Moisture. The appliance should not be used near
water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and
the like.
13. Accessories. Do not place this product on an unstable cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult and serious damage to the
product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product.
6. Carts and Stands. The appliance should be
used only with a cart or stand that is
recommended by the manufacturer. An
appliance and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive
force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart
combination to overturn. Wall or Ceiling Mounting. The product
should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended
by the manufacturer.
14. Lightning. For added protection for this product during a
lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for
long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
15. Replacement Parts: When replacement parts are required,
be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics
as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
7. Heat. The appliance should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
16. Use only cables in accordance with present standards, ask
your dealer.
8. Object and Liquid Entry. Care should be taken so that
objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure
through openings.
17. Do not use right away the equipment in case has been
transported from a cold environment to a hot one. Moisture will
appear, let it off for a while.
9. Damage Requiring Service. The appliance should be
serviced by qualified service personnel when:
18. Cleaning. Do not use cleaning sprays where the controls
are. The appliance should be cleaned only as recommended
by the manufacturer. Clean by wiping with a cloth slightly damp
with water. Avoid getting water inside the appliance.
A: The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B: Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the
appliance; or
C: The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D: The appliance does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance; or
E: The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure
19. Audio ON: When installation is complete and you are about
to start using the unit. Before switching ON the unit DO lower
the Mains and Headphones volume controls. Failure to do so
can result in hearing injuries or amplification stage damage.
damaged. 20. Safety Check Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this product, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the product is in proper operating
condition.
10. Servicing. In accordance with E.U. directives the user shall
not attempt any service to the appliance beyond that described
in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be
referred to qualified service personnel. Failure to follow this
instruction can void this guarantee.
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21. For AC line powered units - Before returning repaired unit
to user, use an ohm-meter to measure from both AC plug
blades to all exposed metallic parts. The resistance should be
more than 100,000 ohms.
This product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed
over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product.
The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local city office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
22. To prevent fire or shock hazard. Do not use this plug with
an extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades
can be fully inserted to present blade, match wide blade plug
to wide slot fully insert.
TERMS OF USE
Your unit comes with a serial number sticked on it. Do not tear
the serial number; this can result in void guaranty.
SAFE AND EFICIENT USE
Select carefully the emplacement of the unit. Avoid placing it
under direct sun exposure. Avoid humid and damp places or
rough environments with excessive dust and vibrations and
excessive heat or cold. Also keep it away from humming
sources like the motors of whirl washers or transformers or
similar appliances.
No liquids must be close to the unit so that they can be spilled
on it. To completely disconnect the unit from you mains supply
unplug the plug of the adapter from the wall electric outlet.
The switch that controls the supply of electrical power to the
unit must be at easy reach in case is necessary a fast switch
off.
WARNING: do not place the unit in a closed environment
where is difficult to access the wall outlet.
Do not open the unit; it can cause personal injuries or the
damage of the equipment.
When unplugging the power supply cable of the adaptor from
the wall outlet, does not pull the cable. Take the plastic body of
the plug and unplug it.
Do not handle roughly the controls of the unit you can shorten
their lifespan.
Before moving the equipment, remember to unplug all cables.
Do not use chemical solvent to clean the unit. A dry and clean
cloth will do fine.
Safe this manual at reach so you can go back to the basic in
case you need it.
PRELIMINARY
Check the contents of the QUARK SC box and find the
following items:
1- Controller
1- Installation and instructions CD
1- Traktor Overlay
1- USB Cable (PC/MIDI)
1- Transfomer AC/DC
FIRST STEPS
Equipment installation
Install the equipment on a stable and horizontal surface.
Avoid placing it under direct sun exposure humid and damp
places or rough environments.
Place the equipment as far away as possible of other audio
equipment as radios TVs etc.
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1. CONTRO
OLS AND CO
ONNECTION
NS
1.1. Top pan
nel
5. 8 potentiometters/buttons inddependent of deck status to
o
co
ontrol effects an
nd/or samples. All can control two functions..
MIDI notes are sent through ddifferent MIDI channels upon
n
election; FX or SP.
S LEDs statuss are refreshed by firmware.
se
6. Multimode kno
obs and encodeer with 3 modes
s for each deck..
Ea
ach control will be able to sennd 3 different MIDI
M
notes upon
n
mo
ode selection. Each
E
mode has a button colourr associated.
7. Central mixer with
w 3 band equualizer with kill. On this section
n
als
so are controllable the functionns; gain for each
h channel, faderr
vo
olume, crossfade
er and mains ouutput level.
1. Controls Diistribution for an
a optimal use of Virtual DJ a
and
Traktor.
stment.
2. Touch sensiible wheel with sensibility adjus
3. CUE, PLA
AY and SYNC buttons are rubber for long
ger
lifespan.
ugh
4. Control of up to 4 Decks. MIDI notes are sent throu
ECK A/B or C
C/D.
different MIDI channels upon selection; DE
LEDs status arre refreshed by firmware.
1.2. Front pa
anel
3. Headphones
He
ere connect a headphone
h
usinng a X inch plug. Headphoness
ou
utput signal is a blend of analogg outputs OUT1 and OUT2.
Se
et level/proportion of OUT1/O
OUT2 turning control
c
labelled
d
HE
EADPHONES BAL.
B
If control iss set totally to the left we have
e
on
nly (CHA) OUT1
1 signal. If cont rol is set totally
y to the right we
e
ha
ave only (CHB) OUT2 signal. C
Control HEADPH
HONES LEVEL
L
se
ets overall level for headphoness.
e
1. Microphone
Here connect a microphone using
u
a X inch plug. Mic signa
al is
are. When a jacck is plugged in
nto the connecttor,
sent to softwa
INPUT 2 is dissabled and replaced by mic signal. MIC LEV
VEL
sets the microp
phone output le
evel.
eel sensibility
2. Touch Whe
Turn ON the u
unit while button
n LOAD B/D is pressed;
p
it enterr to
sensibility adju
ustment mode. Following
F
turn the control labellled
“TOUCH SENSITIVE” and se
et desired sens
sibility rate. Pre
ess
LOAD A/C to e
exit sensibility adjustment mode
e.
4. MUTE
Th
his is called the
e “panic button””. If the softwarre goes crazy –
an
nd it can happ
pen – press M
MUTE to deacttivate all audio
o
ou
utputs of the unit.
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1.3. Rear panel
3. Inputs
Qu
uark SC has tw
wo non-balanceed stereo inputs
s. Connect anyy
pla
ayback device to the input RCA
A connectors.
Us
se LN/PH selector to set the vooltage level to LINE
L
or PHONO
O
respectively. Turn
ntables will reqquire PHONO setting
s
and anyy
ne level playback device will reqquire LINE settin
ng.
lin
If you use a turn
ntable do connnect ground line
e to Quark SC
C
grround terminals.
ply
1. Power supp
Connect the un
nit to your comp
puter through the USB connecttor.
Connect the power supply un
nit to Quark SC connector DC IN.
n work only with the computter power throu
ugh
Quark SC can
ernal power su
USB. The exte
upply unit will only
o
be necess ary
when Quark S
SC is connected
d to a hub (w/ou
ut external supp
ply)
or any other d
device unable to
t supply Quark
k SC with enou
ugh
power (currentt/voltage).
Press POWER
R to turn ON/OF
FF the unit.
2. Outputs
nced stereo outp
puts. Connect a
any
Quark SC hass two non-balan
compatible am
mplifying unit or a mixer.
1.4. Connecttions
ATENTION. A
Always unplug the unit beforre connecting tthe
signal cables, otherwise can result
r
in equipment damage.
1. If you need to change the signal connecttor first unplug tthe
unit from the power supply; Either the USB or the exterrnal
adapter.
und
2. We stronglyy recommend the use of quality cables, the sou
quality can sufffer from cheap cables.
3. Do not use exc
cessive long caables. Check forr a firm fixing off
the connectors. Poor connectioon can cause noise like the
e
pical “hum” or sound
s
interruptioons. Both scenarios can resultt
typ
in loudspeaker da
amage.
NO
OTE: Use only the supplied caables for power supply through
h
ex
xternal adapter or USB to coomputer. Manuffacturer cannott
take responsibilitty for any dam
mage caused by
b use of non-omologated cables.
ho
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2. SOFTWA
ARE INSTAL
LATION AND
D SETUP
n start using Akkiyama Quark SC,
S it is necesssary
Before you can
to install Akiya
ama ASIO drivers to optimize th
he performance
e of
the sound card
d of Quark SC.
Also you will need a DJ Softw
ware. We will exp
plain how to insstall
onfigure Virtual DJ LE, Virtual DJ
Virtual DJ LE and how to co
PRO and Trakktor PRO 2.
2.1. Akiyama
a ASIO Drivers
uter USB port tthe
After connecting Quark SC to your compu
be recognised as
a an audio dev
vice. Now you ccan
hardware will b
start using Qu
uark SC, however we strongly
y recommend tthe
installation of tthe purpose dessigned Akiyama
a ASIO drivers.
a ASIO drivers
s installation
2.1.1. Akiyama
Double click th
he icon of the file
e:
Akiyama_ASIO
O_Driver_Setup
p.exe. Installatiion will start at
once. Firstly, it will appear the welcome window as se
een
below.
Se
elect the folder where
w
the driveer will reside, by defect it will be
C::\Program Files\\Akiyama ASIO Driver\
To
o select anothe
er folder click “B
Browse…” and search for the
e
de
esired folder. Fo
ollowing select ““Install”.
Before click “N
Next” read the information at welcome windo
ow.
While installing
g the drivers we
e recommend you
y close all oth
her
applications rrunning in you
ur computer. This will ena
able
important file upgrades witthout the nee
ed to reboot tthe
computer. Select “Next” to start the insta
allation. Follow
wing
ment window willl appear.
license agreem
Finally press “Finish” to exit instaall wizard.
A
drivers Co
onfiguration
2.1.2. Akiyama ASIO
ware select ddrivers configurration and the
e
Att the DJ Softw
following window will appear.
We
W recommend you
y only select Quark SC soun
nd card. For the
e
us
se of multiple so
ound cards readd the manual you will find at the
e
folder drivers ins
stallation. Selecct Quark SC (QUARK
(
SC iss
ghlighted on a blue
b
rectangle.
hig
Select the acce
ept box and pre
ess “Next”.
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Set “ASIO Bu
uffer Size”. The
ere is not an optimal
o
buffer ssize
since this para
ameter will depe
end upon many
y factors. As a rrule
of thumb lowe
er the “ASIO Buffer Size” un
ntil you can he
ear
noises and disstortion when pllaying audio. When
W
this happe
ens,
raise a little th
he “ASIO Buffe
er Size” until no
o unwanted sou
und
appears at the audio. To exit press
p
“OK”.
Next you have
e to configure the DJ Software inputs
i
and outp
puts
as explained in
n the chapter re
elated to sound card configurattion
in this manual..
2.2. Virtual D
DJ
ual DJ LE for Quark
Q
SC. In ca
ase
There is a purrpose built Virtu
you have a llicense for Virrtual DJ PRO the software w
will
automatically identify Quarkk SC. We will go through tthe
c
Virtua
al DJ LE and PR
different steps to install and configure
RO
to be controlled
d by Quark SC.
DJ LE installation
2.2.1. Virtual D
ype of installatio
on is selectable;; we recommend you start with
h
Ty
“T
Typical”. If in la
ater installation you need to select
s
concrete
e
un
nits to install you
u shall use “Cusstom” option.
d in
Note: You musst uninstall any Virtual DJ LE you had installed
your PC beforre you install th
he Virtual DJ LE
E (Quark) versi on.
There can be o
only one Virtual DJ LE installed
d in each PC.
Windows Insttallation
Execute the Viirtual DJ LE file clicking the icon
install_virtualdjj_le_vx.y.z.msi where x.y.z is the softwa
are
version. Installation will startt with welcome window as se
een
below.
Prress “Install”, ins
stallation will staart.
wing the licen
nse
Select “Next” to start insttallation. Follow
agreement willl show up.
On
nce program is installed you ccan choose to la
aunch it or exit..
Se
elect “Lauch VirtualDJ” to start it.
ept box and pre
ess “Next”.
Select the acce
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elect “Agree” an
nd continue withh installation wiz
zard.
Se
gram a window will require you
u to
The first time yyou run the prog
fill up the serial number that is supplied witth your Quark SC
OK.
(find it at the label of the supplied CD). Fill it and press O
Virtual DJ LE ffor Quark SC wiill open:
Fo
ollowing will app
pear a window sshowing the typ
pe of installation
n
to choose. You ca
an change/selecct the folder where it will reside
e
the software, or press
p
“Install” to commence at once.
o
MAC Installation
Execute the Viirtual DJ LE file clicking the icon
are
install_virtualdjj_le_vx.y.z.pkg where x.y.z is the softwa
version. Installation will startt with welcome window as se
een
below.
or introducing changes at the iinstallation wiza
ard you shall filll
Fo
yo
our name and pa
assword.
Select “Continue” to start installation. Following
F
licen
nse
ndow will pop up
p.
agreement win
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Fo
ollowing Virtual DJ LE for Quarkk SC will open:
Meanwhile Virttual DJ LE is in process of install you will see tthe
following windo
ow.
2.2. Virtual DJ Configuration
2.2
nce Virtual DJ is launched sselect CONFIG to access the
e
On
window below.
When install is complete and
a
successful you will see
e a
message as se
een below.
elect 4.1 CARD QUARK SC at “Sound card” and
a QUARK SC
C
Se
on
n the right.
With
W this configurration we have:
-V
Virtual DJ Master Out > Output 1 of Quark SC
-H
Headphones Out > Output 2 of Q
Quark SC
He
eadphones outp
put is a blend oof both signals as explained att
pa
art 1.2.
Fist time you run the software
e a window as se
een below will p
pop
al number provided with your Quark
Q
SC (find itt at
up. Fill up seria
the label of the
e supplied CD) and
a then click OK.
O
2.3. Virtual DJ LE updates
2.2
To
o update your so
oftware follow thhe steps:
-O
Open web page:
<h
http://www.virtua
aldj.com/downlooad/updates.htm
ml>.
Th
his is VirtualDJ download
d
page..
- Register
R
or fill user name and ppassword to acc
cess download..
On
nce you acces
ss your accounnt you will see
e a window ass
be
elow:
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me.
- Click at (clickk here) to registter your software for the first tim
At following up
pdates you will directly
d
be directed to last pointt.
- Next you will see the wind
dow below, fill it with your se
erial
number typed at your CD.
With
W
disregard to
o the assignatioon seen at Virttual DJ, for the
e
so
ound card (IN/OUT) with this coonfiguration we have:
-V
Virtual DJ Master Out > Output 1 of Quark SC
-H
Headphones Out > Output 2 of Q
Quark SC
He
eadphones outp
put is a blend oof both signals as explained att
pa
art 1.2.
If we use the AS
SIO drivers youu shall configure
e Virtual DJ ass
follows:
Se
elect “Config/So
ound Setup” andd proceed as folllows:
-In
nputs  LINE-IN
Ns.
-O
Outputs  HEADPHONES  Master: Chan 1&2 /
He
eadphones: Cha
an 3&4.
-S
Sound card  ASIO DRIVER  AKIYAMA ASIO.
-C
Configure Akiyam
ma ASIO driver as it is explaine
ed at part 2.1.2.
S will show up. At this page yyou
- An icon with name Quark SC
can find the a
available update
es for Quark SC
C. Download frrom
this page.
2.2.4. Virtual D
DJ Pro Configu
uration
Inputs LINE-INs are activated sselecting AUX at the desired
d
De
eck.
Sttarting from a standard configuuration you can
n perform some
e
mo
odifications. If you
y want to usse an external mixer
m
you shalll
se
elect “EXTERNAL MIXER” aat Outputs and
d assign each
h
ch
hannel 1&2 and 3&4 to a Deckk. To use time code
c
inputs you
u
sh
hall change the
e option Inputss to TIMECODES (if you are
e
go
oing to use turnttables remembeer to select Phono).
Fo
or other configurations read Virt
rtual DJ manual.
Virtual DJ P
PRO will autom
matically recog
gnise Quark SC
controller. The
erefore you will only have to co
onfigure the sou
und
card.
nfiguration
Windows Con
we can use the input only if we
e use ASIO drivvers
At Virtual DJ w
you can down
nload them free
e from www.akiyamadj.com. A
Also
you can find th
he drivers at the
e CD provided with
w QUARK SC .
If you do not use ASIO drivvers follow the steps for settting
configuring the
e Outputs:
Select Config/S
Sound Setup an
nd select the following options:
- Inputs  NONE.
- Outputs  HEADPHONE
ES  Master: Frontal outpu
ut /
Headphones: R
Rear output.
- Sound card  4.1 CARD  Speakers: (QU
UARK SC).
AC Configuration
MA
pen the applica
ation “Audio MID
DI Setup” found
d at the Utilitiess
Op
folder of your Mac
c. “Audio MIDI S
Setup” window will
w show up.
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If you
y use Akiyam
ma ASIO driverss the window will be as below:
Your Mac dete
ects Quark SC as
a an external device
d
with 4 IN
Ns/4
OUTs. We ccan use both INs/OUTs upon the desi red
configuration. Select “Config//Sound Setup” and configure as
follows:
-Inputs  LINE
E-INs.
-Outputs  HEADPHONE
ES  Masterr: Chan 1&2
2 /
Headphones: C
Chan 3&4.
-Sound card  4-IN/4-OUT CARD
C
 QUARK
K SC.
utputs:
Ou
If you chose not to use Akiyamaa ASIO drivers the more usuall
co
onfiguration will be as seen beloow:
No
ote here that:
-O
Output Monitor (headphones) iss assigned Out2
2 and Out3.
-O
Output Master (Main amplifcatiion system) is assigned Out0
0
an
nd Out1.
If you use the Akiyama ASIO
O drivers the Output
O
Routing
g
window will look like:
The inputs “L
LINE-INs” are activated selec
cting AUX at tthe
appropriate De
eck. In case yo
ou want to use an external mixxer
you shall sele
ect “EXTERNAL
L MIXER” at Ou
utputs and asssign
each channel 1&2 and 3&4 to
o a Deck. To use
e time code inp
puts
you shall chan
are
nge the option Inputs to TIMEC
CODES (if you a
going to use tu
urntables remem
mber to select Phono).
P
If no inp
puts
will be used se
elect NONE. For other configurations read Virttual
DJ manual.
2.3. Traktor
box you will find an Overlay purrpose designed for
At Quark SC b
TRAKTOR 2 w
with Quark SC. Al controls fun
nctions correspo
ond
to the MIDI ma
ap that you can find at your CD at Quark SC bo
ox.
will
These maps a
are set to work with
w 4 Decks. Decks
D
A and B w
be TRACK DE
ECK type and Decks
D
C and D will be SAMP
PLE
DECK type.
or any other con
nfiguration read TRAKTOR man
nual.
Fo
Configuration
2.3.1. Sound C
Inputs:
nd using the Akiyama
A
ASIO drivers, you ccan
We recommen
download them
m free from ww
ww.akiyamadj.co
om. Also you ccan
find the driverss at the CD provvided with QUAR
RK SC.
First you have
e to select Qu
uark SC sound card. To do so,
access the PR
REFERENCES window
w
and select “Audio Setu
up”,
select QUARK
K SC from the list of “Audio Device” as se
een
below:
O drivers only one input will be
e
If you do not use Akiyama ASIO
vailable through the controller w
which has two physical
p
Inputs..
av
In this case both inputs (Input 1 and Input 2) will act the same..
Yo
ou can use both
h indistinctively.
If you need two different inputs you must use Akiyama ASIO
O
drrivers.
11 Quark SC. User Manual
o load these files (MIDI mapss) at your TRA
AKTOR 2 go to
o
To
Prreferentes/Controller Manager aand press Impo
ort.
t
Input Routin
ng window will be
With Akiyama ASIO drivers the
like below:
2.3.2. Controller Configuratiion
As
s you press Imp
port a window w
with a Browser will
w appear then
n
yo
ou can select the
e tsi file at the foolder where you
u have the MIDII
MA
APS.
box you will find an Overlay purrpose designed for
At Quark SC b
TRAKTOR 2 w
with Quark SC. This Overlay depicts the ma
aps
provided at file
e QUARKSC_Trrack&Sample.ts
si (QUARK SC).
This and other tsi extension MIDI maps can be found at tthe
Quark SC.
12 Quark SC. User Manual
3. FUNCTIO
ONS AND CO
ONTROLS
3.1. Virtual D
DJ
SAMPLERS
1. EFECTOS/S
The controls iincluded in thiss region can be used to conttrol
EFFECTS (FX
X) as well ass SAMPLERS (SP). It can be
switched betw
ween these two
o modes by pressing the butt
tton
above FX/SP L
LED:
2. SHIFT
Th
he Shift Button provides a secoond MIDI layer for
f the selected
d
de
eck.
-P
Press the button
n labelled with a bin (3) while keeping SHIFT
T
prressed to make
e SHIFT remainn activated eve
en when SHIFT
T
bu
utton is released
d. Press the buttton labelled with a bin again to
o
de
eactivate SHIFT
T.
FX MODE:
ers of effects ca
an be adjusted by turning P1 a
and
-Two paramete
P2 knobs.
-Turn the KEY
Y knob to chang
ge the song's ke
ey. Push it to lo
ock
the key.
e and reset Filte
er.
-Use the Filter knob to change
-Use the butto
ons to select on
ne effect (
) and activate
e it
(ACTIVE).
ntrols modify the
e effect of the selected
s
deck (ssee
NOTE: FX con
point 4).
P
3. MULTIMODO HOTCUE/LOOP
Th
he round button provides one M
MIDI layer for ea
ach mode for alll
the controls inside the box labellled with a 3. Ch
hange from one
e
ode to another by pressing it.
mo
-A
Adjust the loo
op size by turning the encoder and
d
ac
ctivate/deactivatte the loop by prressing it.
-P
Press SHIFT+ tu
urn encoder to move the loop the same size
e
the loop has.
-U
Under Video mo
ode turn the eencoder to sele
ect a Transition
n
(deck L) or an Effect (deck R). Press th
he encoder to
o
ctivate/deactivatte the Transitionn or Effect.
ac
-U
Under Video mo
ode press SHIFT
ncoder to adjustt
T + turn the en
the loop size.
SP MODE:
8 is
-Play/Pause a sample by presssing a knob. Each knob S1/S8
associated with
h one sample.
-Turn the knob
b to adjust the vo
olume of the sample.
-Start/Stop re
ecording a sa
ample by pres
ssing the butt
tton
corresponding to the sample number. The active
a
deck will be
recorded.
witch between lo
ooped or one-s hot
-Press SHIFT + button to sw
mode.
OT CUE (round
d button unlit):
HO
-A
A hot cue can be
b set and stoored by pressing any of the 6
nu
umbered cue buttons if the sselected cue slo
ot is free (unlitt
LE
ED).
-P
Press any cue buttons, which have a cue point
p
stored, to
o
trigger the stored cue.
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-Hot cues can be deleted by pressing the cue button while
holding the button labelled with a bin.
-Press SHIFT + HOT CUE 1 to activate/deactivate Smart Hot
Cue.
-A yellow lit button means that there is a hot cue saved.
7. TEMPO
-Use the Pitch Fader to control the deck's tempo.
-Use the Pitch Bend buttons for pitch bending.
-Tempo Range can be selected by pressing SHIFT + pitch
bend (-).
-Reset the tempo by pressing SHIFT + pitch bend (+).
AUTO LOOP (round button orange):
-An autoloop is set by pressing any of the 6 numbered buttons.
The autoloop size depends on the pressed button and can be
set from 1 to 32 beats.
-The autoloop is deactivated by pressing the button
corresponding to the actual size.
-Change the loop size by pressing a button which has
associated a size different than the actual active loop size.
-Press SHIFT + HOT CUE 1 to activate/deactivate Smart
Loop.
-In this mode all buttons will light orange. The button
corresponding to the active loop size will blink.
8. TRANSPORT
-Press Play/Pause button to Start/Stop playback of deck.
-Press SHIFT + Play/Pause to skip to the first beat of the track.
-If song is paused, set a new cue point or if you are in the cue
point position play the track from the cue point by pressing the
CUE button and return to cue point when released. If song is
playing, press CUE to pause the reproduction and jump to the
last cue point.
-Use SHIFT + CUE to activate/deactivate Smart Play.
-Use the SYNC button to match the BPMs of different tracks.
-Press SHIFT + SYNC to set to master the deck in which it has
been pressed.
LOOP ROLL (round button green):
-An autoloop is set by pressing any of the 6 numbered buttons.
The autoloop size depends on the pressed button and can be
set from 1/32 to 1 beat. The loop will be active only while the
button is hold.
-Press SHIFT + HOT CUE 1 to activate/deactivate Smart
Loop.
-In this mode all buttons will light green. The button
corresponding to the active loop size will blink.
9. MIXER
-Tweak the sound using the 3-Band EQ
-Turn the MASTER knob to adjust the volume of the master
signal.
-Adjust the deck volume by turning the gain knob.
-Select the deck that must be pre-listened by pressing the
Monitor buttons (labelled with headphones).
-Press SHIFT + Monitor button to select the beat of the
working deck which will be shown in front in the display.
-Use the Linefader and Crossfader for mixing.
-Use AUTO buttons to automatically crossfader to the other
deck.
-Under Video mode press LINK to link or unlink the video
crossfader to the audio crossfader.
-Under Video mode use AUTO to move the video crossfader
automatically.
4. DECK SELECT
Switch between decks A/C and decks B/D.
5. LOOP
-Set the starting point of a loop by pressing IN button.
-Press OUT button to set the ending point of the loop.
-Press RELOOP to jump to the starting point of the loop. If loop
is not activated, the last set loop will be activated.
-Press SHIFT + IN to enter in a mode in which the starting
point of the loop can be modified, IN ADJUST. The IN button
will blink while this mode is active. Turn the jogwheel to modify
the starting point. Press SHIFT + IN to exit from the mode. If
this mode is active but there is not any loop active, the last set
loop will be activated when the jogwheel is turned.
-Press SHIFT + OUT to enter in a mode in which the ending
point of the loop can be modified, OUT ADJUST. The
performance of this mode is equivalent to the IN ADJUST
mode but in this case the ending point is adjusted.
-Enter to MOVE LOOP mode by pressing SHIFT + RELOOP.
Performance is similar to IN/OUT ADJUST but in this case
loop can be moved..
10. BROWSER
-Turn the encoder to scroll through the songs.
-Press SHIFT + turn the encoder to scroll through the folders.
-Load the song to the active deck by pressing LOAD buttons.
-Press the encoder to open or close the subfolders of the
selected folder (when focus is on folders).
-Press SHIFT + encoder to open or close the subfolders of the
selected folder (when focus is on folders).
-Switch the mixer section between mixer and video by pushing
VIDEO MODE.
6. JOGWHEEL
Press SCRATCH button to toggle the wheel mode between
CDJ and Vinyl.
-Use the jogwheel to scratch or modify the pitch bend.
-Use SHIFT + jogwheel to search through the track
-Under Video mode press SHIFT + turn jogwheel to adjust the
parameter of the effect
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3.2. Traktor PRO 2
SG
GL: Adjusts the Parameter 3 off the selected efffect.
GR
RP: Adjusts the level of the effeect 3.
- FX
F BUTTON 2:
SG
GL: function upo
on selected effeect ON/OFF.
GR
RP: effect 3 ON
N/OFF.
Sh
hift (GRP): Sele
ects the next efffect on the list.
1. FX MODE.
P modes.
There is SINGLE and GROUP
GLE (SLG) we modify different parameters o
of a
In mode SING
given effect. In
n mode GROUP
P (GRP) we mod
dify one parame
eter
of each of the tthree effects we
e can use in tog
gether.
- SGL: Change
es to GROUP mode.
m
- GRP: Change
es to SINGLE mode.
m
- DRY/WET:
SGL and GRP: Determines th
he amount of pro
ocessed signal (by
the effect) verssus original sign
nal that will be played.
p
- FX ON:
SGL: ON/OFF the effects mod
dule.
Shift (SGL): S
Selects the next effect on the lis
st.
- FX 1:
d effect.
SGL: Adjusts tthe Parameter 1 of the selected
GRP: Adjusts tthe level of the effect 1.
- FX RESET:
o the original (m
manufacturer) co
onfiguration.
SGL: Return to
Shift (SGL): S
Selects the previious effect on th
he list.
GRP: effect 1 O
ON/OFF.
Shift (GRP): S
Selects the next effect on the lis
st.
- FX 2:
d effect.
SGL: Adjusts tthe Parameter 2 of the selected
GRP: Adjusts tthe level of the effect 2.
- FX BUTTON 1:
SGL: function upon selected effect
e
ON/OFF.
GRP: effect 2 O
ON/OFF.
Shift (SGL): S
Selects the next effect on the lis
st.
- FX 3:
2. SHIFT.
SH
HIFT button du
uplicates the fu nctions of the controls of the
e
de
eck. There are tw
wo modes:
S
is active while the buttonn is pressed.
- SHIFT
- To engage pe
ermanently SH IFT mode press SHIFT and
d
DE
ELETE while keeping SHIFT pressed. To re
eturn to normall
Sh
hift mode press DELETE againn.
SH
HIFT button will light when shiftt is engaged.
Ea
ach Deck has a SHIFT buttonn. SHIFT button of right deckk
on
nly affects the controls of righht deck. SHIFT
T button of leftt
de
eck only affects the controls of lleft deck.
CK).
3. PLAY SAMPLE (TRACK DEC
- S 1: plays samp
ple at slot 1.
Sh
hift: Switches between the twoo possible sizes of the Deck.
- S 2: plays samp
ple at slot 2.
Sh
hift: Shows/hide
es Advanced Paanel.
- S 3: plays samp
ple at slot 3.
Sh
hift: Waveform Zoom IN.
- S 4: plays samp
ple at slot 4.
15 Quark SC. User Manual
ds the loop from
m the tracks list to
t slot 1-4.
LIST LOAD: Load
hift: Loads the loop from the LLOOP RECORDER section to
o
Sh
slo
ot 1-4.
- BUTTON
B
5:
SE
ELECT SLOT: All
A slots from onne deck are sele
ected at once.
DE
ECK LOAD: No function.
LIST LOAD: No fu
unction.
B
6:
- BUTTON
SE
ELECT SLOT: While
W
the buttoon is pressed all Samples of a
giv
ven deck will ac
ctivate.
DE
ECK LOAD: No function.
LIST LOAD: No fu
unction.
A
Turning
T
the conntrol we set the Slot volume..
- AUTOLOOP:
Prress the control to silence the sslot.
Th
he LED light when the slot is m uted.
Sh
hift: Turning the control we aadjust the filter at the selected
d
Slot. Pressing the
e control the filteer is turned off.
Shift: Waveforrm (Zoom OUT..
PLE (SAMPLE DECK).
3. PLAY SAMP
- S1 - S4: R
Records at the
e tracks list th
he sample of tthe
corresponding slot.
DE (TRACK DEC
CK).
4. MULTIMOD
- SELECT MO
ODE:
etween the thre
ee possible mod
des
The round buttton switches be
of the advance
ed panel (CUE/M
MOVE/GRID).
will
The function o
of the multimode
e buttons, knobs and encoder w
change upon the selected mo
ode.
- DELETE ( ):
Delete Cue po
oints. Press DELETE buttons and
a also press tthe
Hot CUE butto
on you want to delete. Delete function is acttive
only in CUE mode.
nent mode.
Shift: Enabless Shift in perman
- BUTTON 1:
CUE: Hot cue 1
Shift: Memorizzes a cue/Loop at the first available cue point.
MOVE: Selectts track move mode.
m
With this
s button we sellect
Move Mode.
GRID: Displaces Grid backwa
ards.
- BUTTON 2:
CUE: Hot cue 2
Shift: no functtion.
MOVE: Selectts track move mode.
m
With this
s button we sellect
next Move Mod
de option.
GRID: Displaces Grid forward
d.
- BUTTON 3:
CUE: Hot cue 3
p
Shift: Jumps to the next cue point.
MOVE: Selectss the movement size.
GRID: BPM fin
ne tuning.
- BUTTON 4:
CUE: Hot cue 4
c point.
Shift: Jumps to the previous cue
MOVE: Selectss the movement size.
GRID: BPM fin
ne tuning.
- BUTTON 5:
CUE: Hot cue 5
ous
Shift: Select Cue point type from a list. Choose previo
option at the lisst.
MOVE: Movess playback pointt backwards.
GRID: Grid auttomatic adjust.
- BUTTON 6:
CUE: Hot cue 6
Cue point type from
f
a list. Choose next option
n at
Shift: Select C
the list.
MOVE: Movess playback pointt forward.
GRID: Tempo automatic adjusst.
ol to select loop
p size. Press to set
- AUTOLOOP:: Turn the contro
the loop. The L
LED blinks when a loop is set.
Shift: Turn the
e control to movve the loop throu
ugh the track. T
This
function operattes only when a loop is playing
g.
4. MULTIMOD
DE (SAMPLE DE
ECK).
- SELECT MO
ODE: The roun
nd button switc
ches between tthe
three possible modes of Samp
ple Deck:
SELECT SLOT
T: This mode is for activating th
he different Slotts.
When a slot is active we ca
an perform som
me actions upon
n it
g, scratch, pitch
hbend, play/pause and others).
(volume setting
DECK LOAD: On this mode we
w can load loops from Deck A or
B. First you ha
ave to select the
e slot where to load the loop w
with
SELECT SLOT
T.
LIST LOAD: O
On this mode we
w can load loops from a listt of
songs/tracks or loops or the loops from
f
the LOO
OP
RECORDER.
- DELETE ( ):
ed on the select
cted
On this mode we can delete the loop loade
slot.
Shift: Engagess SHIFT permanently.
- BUTTON 1 - 4:
T: Select slot 1--4.
SELECT SLOT
DECK LOAD: Loads the loop from the deck to slot 1-4.
he loop from the
e opposite deck.
Shift: Loads th
TRACK DECK)).
5. TRANSPORT/JOG WHEEL (T
- PLAY/PAUSE:
P
Start/Stop
S
playbback.
Sh
hift: Skips to the
e track beginninng.
- CUE:
C
Skips to th
he last Cue set.
- SYNC:
S
Synchronizes the BPM vvalue with the BPM
B
master.
Sh
hift: MASTER Function. Seleccts which deck
k is the masterr
tempo.
OFF “loop activve” function. This
T
function iss
- ACTIVE: ON/O
au
utomatically activated each timee we set an Auttoloop or a loop
p
with IN/OUT butto
ons.
- IN: Sets the beg
ginning of a loopp.
N ADJUST: Mea
anwhile you presss the button use the wheel to
o
IN
ad
djust the starting
g point of loop. LLoop must be playing.
- OUT:
O
Sets the end
e of a loop.
OU
UT ADJUST: Meanwhile
M
you ppress the button
n use the wheell
to adjust the end point of loop. Looop must be pla
aying.
- PITCH
P
FADER: Adjusts the tem
mpo of the deck.
- PITCHBEND: Adjusts
A
the tem
mpo of the deck
k while buttonss
en released tem
mpo return to original value.
arre pressed. Whe
Sh
hift: Assigns FX
X1 and FX2 moddules to each de
eck.
- SCRATCH
S
( ):
) ON/OFF SCR
RATCH mode.
Sh
hift: Changes pitch range uponn the given values.
- DECK:
D
Selects SAMPLE
S
DECK
K (C/D).
- JOG
J
WHEEL: Turn the wheel too adjust the dec
ck tempo.
SC
CRATCH: Turn to perform scraatch when SCR
RATCH mode iss
ON
N.
LO
OOP ADJUST: Turn
T
the wheel to adjust start and
a end point off
a loop pressing buttons IN/OUT.
hift: Fast move through a trackk.
Sh
SAMPLE DECK
K).
5. TRANSPORT/JOG WHEEL (S
- PLAY/PAUSE:
P
Start/Stop
S
playbback of selected
d slot.
- CUE: Toggles between simpple play and loop play of the
e
sa
ample.
- SYNC:
S
Synchronizes the BPM vvalue of the acttive slot.
- IN: sample size is halved.
O
sample siz
ze is doubled.
- OUT:
- ACTIVE:
A
sets sa
ample size to orriginal value.
- PITCH
P
FADER: Sets the tempoo of the active slot.
- PITCHBEND:
P
Adjusts
A
the temppo of the sample while buttonss
arre pressed. Whe
en released tem
mpo return to orriginal value.
Sh
hift: Assigns FX
X1 and FX2 moddules to each de
eck.
- SCRATCH
S
(
): Pressing thee buttons the selected sample
e
pla
ayback stops. If we turn the w
wheel with the button pressed
d
we
e have scratch effect.
e
- DECK:
D
Selects TRACK
T
DECK ((A/B).
- JOG
J
WHEEL: turn
t
the wheel tto set the temp
po of the active
e
slo
ot.
SC
CRATCH: press
s/hold the buttonn to enable scra
atch effect.
6. MIXER/EQ.
- HIGH:
H
turn to control
c
the highh frequencies and
a
mutes/KILL
L
them when pressed, LED will lighht when mute is
s on.
hift: Press to ac
ctivate the FILTE
ER and turn to adjust
a
it.
Sh
- MID:
M
turn to control the mid freqquencies and mutes/KILL
m
them
m
wh
hen pressed, LE
ED will light wheen mute is on.
Sh
hift: Press to ac
ctivate the KEY LOCK and turn
n to adjust KEY.
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- Press/Hold
P
VIDE
EO MODE buttoon.
- Turn
T
ON the Controller while VIIDEO MODE bu
utton is pressed
d
- Depress
D
the button when it lightts up.
- Open
O
update pro
ogram by doublle clicking the file
Us
sbUpgDataApp_
_v1.04.jar you hhave at your CD supplied with
h
Qu
uark SC or download it from Akkiyama web.
- A window as below will pop up::
- LOW: turn tto control the low
l
frequencies
s and mutes/K
KILL
them when pre
essed, LED will light when mute
e is on.
Shift: turn to a
adjust PAN funcction.
- GAIN: turn to
o adjust channell Gain.
- AUTO: Presss and there iss an automatic crossfade to tthe
selected side ((Left/Right).
Shift: Assigns crossfade Left or Right to each
h of the 4 deckss.
7. LOOP RECORDER.
ORDER: Presss to engage LO
OOP RECORD ER
- LOOP RECO
mode. The buttton will light.
- DRY/WET: Determines th
he amount of processed sig
gnal
oop
versus originall signal that will be recorded. Press to select lo
size.
C function on LO
OOP RECORD ER
- REC: Press to engage REC
mode. Once th
he loop size is surpassed
s
the REC
R
function is not
active anymore
e.
- PLAY/PAUSE
E: PLAY/PAUSE function in LO
OOP RECORD ER
mode.
E function. Erasses the loop cre
eated under LOO
Shift: DELETE
OP
RECORDER.
OWSER.
8. MIXER/BRO
- MASTER: sets the main outp
put level or volu
ume.
der to browse th
hrough your listt of
- BROWSER: Turn the encod
Press to enlarge
e the browser window.
w
songs/tracks. P
Shift: Turn the
e encoder to brrowse through your
y
list of folde
ers.
Press to open//close the folderrs.
OP
- LOOP RECORDER: Pre
ess button to activate LOO
mode.
RECORDER m
Shift: Toggless vu-meter view mode. In first case
c
vu-meters w
will
show Left chan
nnel level and Right
R
channel level respectivelyy.
Second press and vu-meters will show MAST
TER stereo outtput
level.
- LOAD A/B:
Loads selected
d track to selectted Deck.
- MONITOR CUE LEFT (
)::
dphones.
Pre-listen Left channel at head
unction ON/OFF
F.
Shift: SNAP fu
- MONITOR CUE RIGHT (
):
Pre-listen Righ
ht channel at he
eadphones.
Shift: QUANTIZE function ON
N/OFF.
P
Initial.
- Press
- Select
S
QUARK SC
S found at list under “Select MIDI
M
Device”.
4. CONFIGU
URATION AND
A
UPDATE
E
4.1. Wheel s
sensibility adjjust
ps:
Follow the step
- Turn OFF the
e Controller.
- Press/hold LO
OAD B/D button
n.
- Turn ON the Controller while
e LOAD B/D is pressed.
p
- Adjust sensib
bility turning “TO
OUCH SENSITIV
VE” little knobs..
-Once sensitivvity is adjusted press LOAD A/C
A to exit Wh
heel
sensitivity adju
ust mode.
4.2. Firmwarre Version
ntly
Follow the stteps to view the firmware version curren
installed.
e Controller.
- Turn OFF the
- Press/hold R
Right channel He
eadphones buttton while you Tu
urn
ON the Contro
oller.
- Vu-meter LEDs will show firrmware version until you depre
ess
the button.
e.g.: if firmwarre version is 2.3, two LEDs att Left LED bar w
will
light and 3 LED
Ds at Right LED
D bar will light..
Click “Open File”:
A window will sho
ow up, search tthe appropriate firmware file att
e window:
the browser of the
4.3. Firmwarre Update
ps to Update Firrmware:
Follow the step
Note: only posssible to update
e from a compu
uter with Windo
ows
O.S.
our
e Controller and
d connect it through USB to yo
- Turn OFF the
computer.
17 Quark SC. User Manual
Press Start:
When firmware update
u
is finish all LEDs of Qua
ark SC will lightt
-W
up
p.
-R
Reboot the controller before using it with
h the updated
d
firmware.
5. APENDIX
X
umbers correspond to each otther and how to
t change from
m
nu
he
exadecimal to decimal.
d
In thiss case MIDI CODE
C
is 9 and
d
FU
UNCTION CODE is the note off the control.
- “Control
“
Change
e” (CC): the conntrol will be a potentiometer
p
orr
en
ncoder and will have a label like Cc53. In this case MIDII
CO
ODE is B and FUNCTION
F
CO
ODE is a value between 0 and
d
12
27. We will asso
ociate a value too each control of the kind.
Up
pon the value of
o the action parrt of the MIID message
m
we willl
cla
assify the contro
ols as follows:
a- NOTE-KEY: are note type m
messages. Action value can be
e
27 (7FH) when we
w press or 0 w
when we release
e.
12
b- NOTE-LED: de
etermines the LE
ED that will ligh
ht, are note type
e
1 for LED ON
N
messages as the switches and tthe values are 127
nd 0 for LED OF
FF. In the LEDs case it is the DJ
D Software thatt
an
se
ends the MIDI messages
m
to thee controller.
c- CC-ABSOLUT
TE (VR) - CC
C “Control Cha
ange” Absolute..
Th
hese are potentiometer like coontrols. The ac
ction value is a
nu
umber between 0 an 127 upon the potentiometer position.
d- CC-RELATIVE
E (ENCODER/W
WHEEL) - CC “C
Control Change””
elative. These are encoder likke controls. As oppose to the
e
Re
po
otentiometer tha
at encoder doess not send a me
essage to reportt
its
s position but on
nly report changges when turnin
ng to clockwise
e
orr anticlockwise. It is sent the va
value 63 (3FH) if it turns to the
e
lefft and 65 (41H) if it turns to the right.
5.1. MIDI Spe
ecifications
e have the “map
pping” function that assigns M
MIDI
A DJ Software
messages to th
he different funcctions of the DJ Software.
We also have
e to match the DJ Software functions
f
with tthe
controls of the
e external devicce (the controlle
er). We do so by
assigning the DJ Software fu
unction and the control the sa
ame
message.
MIDI note or m
Each of Quarkk SC controls generates variou
us MIDI messag
ges
you can see a
at table QUAR
RK MIDI MAP. We can send tthe
MIDI message
es through cha
annels 1 to 16
6, this is a M
MIDI
standard. We ccan see three different parts on
n a MIDI messa
age:
- The MIDI code (MIDI CODE) lets us kn
now what type of
ent.
message is se
ON CODE gives us the note orr control value.
- The FUNCTIO
- The action le
et us know the value
v
that the co
ontrol attains wh
hen
d.
is manipulated
At the table we
e have a colum
mn for each of th
he three parts o
of a
MIDI message
e. The controls are
a grouped upon their in type so
also upon theirr MIDI code.
DJ Software’s use two types of
o MIDI codes:
e control is a switch
s
(you see
e a
- “Control Notte” (switch): the
button) or a LE
ED and will lookk like NOTE C2
2. Each note ha
as a
number that a
at the table is expressed
e
in He
exadecimal (HE
EX).
Further on att this manual we will explain
n how notes a
and
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Inversely to translate an DEC base number into a Hex base we
have to:
- find the number at the table. Its column is the first hex digit,
the second hex digit is it row.
E.g. Play control MIDI address is 34. Find the DEC
equivalence at the Hexa-Dec table: Column 3 / Row 4 it is
decimal number 52.
Some softwares require not only know the decimal value but
also the corresponding note (for control change the decimal
number is enough). We can perform the Note-Decimal number
equivalence using the following table:
e- CC-LEVEL LED. The value sent in the action from 0 to 127
will tell how many LEDs are to be turned ON at the vu-meter.
At the before last column on the table you can find in the
compressed way the values that each action can attain. There
are DJ Software’s where it is not necessary know note values
or control values because this software “read” them
automatically. That is called the “Learn mode” where by
touching a control it assigns its note to a certain function
selected by the user.
At other software you have to wright manually the values or for
the LEDs at any software you have to do the writing because
there is no Lear mode for exiting MIDI messages (i.e. LEDs).
Therefore we recommend you try understanding the meaning
and workings of the table QUARK MIDI MAP.
Following, we explain the columns of the MIDI MAP:
FUNCTION: here find the name of the control of Quark SC as
seen on its printing.
MIDI CODE: indicates if the message is a Control Note (9) or
Control Change (B).
CHANNEL+MIDI CODE: appears MIDI CODE values with the
channel (minus 1) used to send the message. Forward in this
manual we explain the MIDI channels used at QUARK SC.
FUNCTION CODE: at this column we have the value of the
note.
ACTION: here we have the action value. The different values
that can attain are explained at parts a) and e).
Note: the MIDI MAP is presented in hexadecimal base >
NOTE or CC. To assign physical control to software functions
you need to translate the MIDI MAP into decimal base.
Following, we explain have to find out this equivalence HEXDEC:
0H
1H
2H
3H
4H
5H
6H
7H
8H
9H
AH
BH
CH
DH
EH
FH
0H
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1H
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
2H
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
3H
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
4H
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
5H
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
6H
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
7H
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
8H
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
9H
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
AH
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
BH
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
CH
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
DH
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
EH
224
225
226
227
228
229
230
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
Octave #
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
C#
1
13
25
37
49
61
73
85
97
109
121
D
2
14
26
38
50
62
74
86
98
110
122
D#
3
15
27
39
51
63
75
87
99
111
123
Note Numbers
E F F# G
4
5
6
7
16 17 18 19
28 29 30 31
40 41 42 43
52 53 54 55
64 65 66 67
76 77 78 79
88 89 90 91
100 101 102 103
112 113 114 115
124 125 126 127
G#
8
20
32
44
56
68
80
92
104
116
A
9
21
33
45
57
69
81
93
105
117
A#
10
22
34
46
58
70
82
94
106
118
B
11
23
35
47
59
71
83
95
107
119
To find the note associated to a decimal number just take the
column where the number is as the note and the row is the
octave. Following the example presented before the
corresponding note to Play button is E3.
As seen at FUCTION CODE column of the MIDI table, each of
the controls of QUARK SC can send two different messages
upon the state of the Shift button. Remember we can
permanently engage Shift.
QUARK SC can be divided is 5 parts and the controls that fall
in each of these parts are sent through a different MIDI
channel.
The central part of the controller has the controls to be sent
through channel 5.
There are two areas that are not dependent upon Deck
selection. These areas are devised to control effects and
samples. Press FX/SP button and the MIDI messages will be
sent through two different channels, 6 and 7 for the controls at
the left side of the controller and 8 and 9 for the controls at the
right side of the controller.
Finally there are two more areas corresponding to Deck Left
and Deck Right. The controls at the left deck will send
messages through channels 1 and 3 and controls at the right
deck will send messages through channels 2 and 4.
At the following table find the table comprising all explained up
to now.
FH
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251
252
253
254
255
To translate a Hexadecimal base number into a Decimal base
we have to:
- find the column that has the number that appears at the left.
- find the row that has the letter that accompanies the number.
- the convergence of row and column is the equivalent DEC
number.
19 C
0
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
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UARK SC MIDI MAP
I/O
MIDI
CODE
FUNCTION
N
CHANNEL
L+
MIDI COD
DE
CTION CODE
FUNC
AC
ACTION
KEY
1
I
S1/P1
9
2
I
S2/P2
9
3
I
S3/KEY
9
4
I
S4/FILTER
9
5
I
DECK
9
6
I
SLOT
9
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
HI
MID
LOW
SHIFT
DELETE
</REC1
>/REC2
ACTIVE/REC3
3
REC/REC4
HOT CUE 1
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9X (X=5,7)
9X (X=6,8)
9X (X=5,7)
9X (X=6,8)
9X (X=5,7)
9X (X=6,8)
9X (X=5,7)
9X (X=6,8)
9X (X=0,2)
9X (X=1,3)
9X (X=5,7)
9X (X=6,8)
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
17
I
HOT CUE 2
9
9X
18
I
HOT CUE 3
9
9X
01H/41H
H(SHIFT ON)
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
02H/42H
H(SHIFT ON)
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
03H/43H
H(SHIFT ON)
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
04H/44H
H(SHIFT ON)
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
07H
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
08H
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
0AH/4AH(SHIFT ON)
0BH/4BH(SHIFT ON)
0CH/4C
CH(SHIFT ON)
3FH
16H(SHIF
FT NOT PRESS
S)
0EH/4EH(SHIFT ON)
0FH/4FH
H(SHIFT ON)
10H/50H
H(SHIFT ON)
11H/51H
H(SHIFT ON)
17H/57H
H(SHIFT ON)
18H/58H
H(SHIFT ON)
19H/59H
H(SHIFT ON)
1AH/5AH(SHIFT ON)
1BH/5BH(SHIFT ON)
1CH/5C
CH(SHIFT ON)
1DH/5D
DH(SHIFT ON)
1EH/5EH(SHIFT ON)
1FH/5FH
H(SHIFT ON)
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
N/00H:OFF
7FH:ON
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
20 7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
7FH:ON
N/00H:OFF
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
DECK=A,C
DECK=B,D
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
P
LOOP ROLL
L
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
P
LOOP ROLL
L
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
P
LOOP ROLL
L
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19
I
HOT CUE 4
9
CHANNEL+
MIDI CODE
9X
20
I
HOT CUE 5
9
9X
21
I
HOT CUE 6
9
9X
22
I
MODE SEL
9
9X
23
I
AUTOLOOP
9
9X
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
IN
OUT
RELOOP
PITCH -
PITCH +
PLAY
CUE
SYNC
SCRATCH
WHEEL TOUCH
LOAD A/C
PFL
TRACK LIST
VIDEO MODE
CH 1 AUTO
CH 2 AUTO
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
94
94
94
94
1
I
AUTOLOOP
0B
BX
2
I
WHEEL
0B
BX
2CH/6CH(SHIFT ON)
2DH/6DH(SHIFT ON)
2EH/6EH(SHIFT ON)
39H/79H(SHIFT ON)
3
I
TRACK LIST
0B
B4
02H/42H(SHIFT ON)
1
I
S1/P1
0B
01H/41H(SHIFT ON)
00H~7F
2
I
S2/P2
0B
02H/42H(SHIFT ON)
00H~7F
3
I
S3/KEY
0B
03H/43H(SHIFT ON)
00H~7F
4
I
S4/FILTER
0B
04H/44H(SHIFT ON)
00H~7F
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
GAIN
HI
MID
LOW
PITCH
CH 1/2 VOL
SLOP
MASTER
FADER
0B
0B
0B
0B
0B
0B
0B
0B
0B
BX (X=5,7)
BX (X=6,8)
BX (X=5,7)
BX (X=6,8)
BX (X=5,7)
BX (X=6,8)
BX (X=5,7)
BX (X=6,8)
BX
BX
BX
BX
BX
BX
BX
B4
B4
09H/49H(SHIFT ON)
0AH/4AH(SHIFT ON)
0BH/4BH(SHIFT ON)
0CH/4CH(SHIFT ON)
38H/78H(SHIFT ON)
3BH/7BH(SHIFT ON)
3EH/7EH(SHIFT ON)
01H/41H(SHIFT ON)
04H/44H(SHIFT ON)
00H~7F
00H~7F
00H~7F
00H~7F
00H~7F
00H~7F
00H~7F
00H~7F
00H~7F
1
O
S1/P1
9
9X (X=6,8)
9X (X=7,9)
01H/41H(SHIFT ON)
I/O
MIDI
CODE
FUNCTION
FUNCTION CODE
20H/60H(SHIFT ON)
21H/61H(SHIFT ON)
22H/62H(SHIFT ON)
23H/63H(SHIFT ON)
24H/64H(SHIFT ON)
25H/65H(SHIFT ON)
26H/66H(SHIFT ON)
27H/67H(SHIFT ON)
28H/68H(SHIFT ON)
29H
2AH
2BH
2CH/6CH(SHIFT ON)
2DH/6DH(SHIFT ON)
2EH/6EH(SHIFT ON)
2FH/6FH(SHIFT ON)
30H/70H(SHIFT ON)
31H/71H(SHIFT ON)
32H/72H(SHIFT ON)
33H/73H(SHIFT ON)
34H/74H(SHIFT ON)
35H/75H(SHIFT ON)
36H/76H(SHIFT ON)
37H/77H(SHIFT ON)
39H/79H(SHIFT ON)
3BH/7BH(SHIFT ON)
3CH/7CH(SHIFT ON)
02H/42H(SHIFT ON)
03H/43H(SHIFT ON)
05H/45H(SHIFT ON)
06H/46H(SHIFT ON)
ACTION
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
CH 5
CH 5
CH 5
CH 5
ENCODER/WHEEL
LEFT:40HN/RIGHT:40H+N
LEFT:40HN/RIGHT:40H+N
LEFT:40HN/RIGHT:40H+N
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
CH 5
VR
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
CH 5
CH 5
LED
21 7FH:ON/00H:OFF
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
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I/O
MIDI
CODE
FUNCTION
2
O
S2/P2
9
3
O
S3/KEY
9
4
O
S4/FILTER
9
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
HI
MID
LOW
</REC1
>/REC2
ACTIVE/REC3
REC/REC4
HOT CUE 1
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
13
14
15
16
17
O
O
O
O
O
HOT CUE 2
HOT CUE 3
HOT CUE 4
HOT CUE 5
HOT CUE 6
9
9
9
9
9
CHANNEL+
MIDI CODE
9X (X=6,8)
9X (X=7,9)
9X (X=6,8)
9X (X=7,9)
9X (X=6,8)
9X (X=7,9)
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
18
O
AUTOLOOP
9
9X
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
IN
OUT
RELOOP
PLAY
CUE
SYNC
SCRATCH
PFL
VIDEO MODE
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
9X
FUNCTION CODE
02H/42H(SHIFT ON)
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
03H/43H(SHIFT ON)
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
04H/44H(SHIFT ON)
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
0AH/4AH(SHIFT ON)
0BH/4BH(SHIFT ON)
0CH/4CH(SHIFT ON)
0EH/4EH(SHIFT ON)
0FH/4FH(SHIFT ON)
10H/50H(SHIFT ON)
11H/51H(SHIFT ON)
17H
18H
19H
57H
58H
59H
1AH
1BH
1CH
5AH
5BH
5CH
1DH
1EH
1FH
5DH
5EH
5FH
20H
21H
22H
60H
61H
62H
23H
24H
25H
63H
64H
65H
26H
27H
28H
66H
67H
68H
2CH
2DH
2EH
2FH/6FH(SHIFT ON)
30H/70H(SHIFT ON)
31H/71H(SHIFT ON)
34H/74H(SHIFT ON)
35H/75H(SHIFT ON)
36H/76H(SHIFT ON)
37H/77H(SHIFT ON)
3CH/7CH(SHIFT ON)
03H/43H(SHIFT ON)
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
YELLOW
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
22 ACTION
GREEN
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
YELLOW
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
GREEN
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
YELLOW
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
GREEN
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
YELLOW
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
GREEN
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
YELLOW
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
GREEN
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
YELLOW
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
GREEN
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
7FH:ON/00H:OFF
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
SLOT=1,2
SLOT=3,4
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
NORMAL
AUTOLOOP
LOOP ROLL
CH 5
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I/O
FUNCTION
MIDI
CODE
CHANNEL+
MIDI CODE
FUNCTION CODE
ACTION
LEVEL LED
1
O
LEVEL LED
0B
BX
3DH/7DH(SHIFT ON)
00H~7F*
* X=CHANNEL,(0-3)
* LED RINGS CODE:(CC COMMAND)
00~11
=> 0
=> ALL LED OFF
12~23
=> 12
=> 1 LED ON
24~35
=> 24
=> 2 LEDS ON
36~49
=> 36
=> 3 LEDS ON
.....
108~119
=> 120
=> 9 LEDS ON
120~127
=> 120
=> ALL LEDS ON
5.2. Technical specifications
General section
Product …...…………….......................................…
Power Supply…………....……………………....…..….
Weight........................……........………………………
Characteristics……………………………..……………
Chassis dimensions…................................................
Dimensions with connections and protections……....
MIDI Controller
USB 5V, 500mA / DC 6V, 1.75A
3.3 Kgs.
(1) Inputs: 1 microphone input and 2 line inputs.
Outputs: 2 line outputs and 1 headphone output.
(2) Max. output: 0.8V RMS.
358 (W) x 220 (D) x 43(H) mm
358 (W) x 233,5 (D) x 64(H) mm
Audio specifications
(Carga: Línea=100Kohm, Auriculares=32ohm, Potenciómetros al máximo, Señal de Test: MP3, 128Kbps, Balance de auriculares:
Potenciómetros en el límite en CHA o CHB)
(1) Output level:
(2) Channel Balance:
(3) Channel separation L/R (*2):
(4) THD+N (*1):
Line OUT1&2
Headphones
Line OUT1&2
Line OUT1&2
Line OUT1&2
Headphones
Line OUT1&2
Line OUT1&2
(5) S/N (*2)
(6) Frequency response:
(7) Max headphones output:
(8) Mute:
Line OUT1&2
(9) Rec/Play Section (Master at maximum level)
9-1 Input level
Line OUT1&2
9-2 Frequency response:
Line OUT1&2
9-3 S/N (*2)
Line OUT1&2
TÍPYCAL
0.8V +/-0.5dB
0.3V +/-0.5dB
Within de 0.5dB
85dB
0.02%
0.03%
90dB
17Hz-16KHz +/-0.5dB
1.4V
-55dB
LÍMIT
0.8V +/-1dB
0.3V +/-1dB
Within 1dB
80dB
0.05%
0.06%
85dB
17Hz-16KHz +/-1dB
1.3V
-50dB
CONDITION
1KHz, 0dB (TCD-782 TRK2)
1KHz,-20dB (TCD-782 TRK16)
1KHz, 0dB (TCD-782 TRK2)
1KHz, 0dB (TCD-782 TRK9 & 11)
1KHz, 0dB (TCD-782 TRK.2)
1KHz, 0dB (1V OUTPUT)
1KHz, 0dB (TCD-782 TRK.2 & 8)
(TCD-781 TRK.1,4 & 16)
1KHz, 0dB, THD=1%
1KHz, 0dB (TCD-782 TRK.2)
0.8V +/-1dB
0.8V +/-1dB
0.8V +/-1dB
20Hz-20KHz +0/-1dB
20Hz-20KHz +1/-2dB
20Hz-20KHz +/-1.5dB
80dB
75dB
65dB
0.8V +/-1.5dB
0.8V +/-2dB
0.8V +/-2dB
20Hz-20KHz +0/-3dB
20Hz-20KHz +2/-3dB
20Hz-20KHz +/-3dB
76dB
70dB
60dB
Line IN 1KHz +6dBV(2V)
Phono IN 1KHz -32dBV
MIC 1KHz, -36dB (Max. level)
Line IN 1KHz +6dBV(2V)
Phono IN 1KHz -54dB(RIAA)
MIC 1KHz, -50dB (Max. level)
Line IN 1KHz +6dBV(2V)
Phono IN 1KHz -32dBV
MIC 1KHz, -50dB (Max. level)
Notas:
*1: With low-pass filter at 20KHz.
*2: With low-pass filter at 20KHz, weighted "IHF-A".
*3: All measures taken with an external power source equipment.
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