Serato DJ Quickstart Guide for Pioneer DJM-850

QUICK-START
GUIDE
PIONEER
DJM-850
Installation and Setup
To activate Serato DJ with the Pioneer DJM-850 it requires a Serato DJ
license to be purchased and activated on your user account. The DVS
Expansion Pack is also required to be purchased and activated before it
can be used with NoiseMap™ control tone to control DVS playback. You
can purchase both products here.
The Pioneer DJM-850 requires drivers
Please make sure you have the latest
to connect your mixer directly to your
Please also ensure you have installed
DJ.
on both Mac OS X and Windows.
drivers installed. It is always important
computer, rather than a USB hub.
the latest available version of Serato
To use the DVS Expansion Pack with the DJM-850 you will need to follow
the steps in the DVS Control section.
MIXER
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DJM-850 Control
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Function
1
DC POWER IN
Connect DC power cable
2
POWER ON
Mixer On/Off
3
SEND/RETURN
Send TRS output and Return TRS input
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CHANNEL INPUTS
Channel RCA input
5
MIDI OUT
MIDI output
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MIC2
MIC 2 TRS input
7
CONTROL
Control inputs for each channel
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DIGITAL MASTER OUT
Digital master output
9
BOOTH
Booth TRS output
10 REC OUT
Record RCA output
11 MASTER2
Master 2 RCA output
12 MASTER1
Master 1 XLR output
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DJM-850 Control
Function
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HEADPHONES
Headphone output and controls
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FADER START
Channel fader start
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SOUND COLOR FX
DJM-850 Color FX
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MICROPHONE
Microphone input and controls
5
USB
Connect USB to your computer
6
INPUT SOURCE
SELECT
Input source select switch for each channel
7
CHANNEL CONTROLS
Gain, EQ, Color FX and headphone Cue
monitoring for each channel
8
MASTER CONTROLS
Mixer master output controls
9
MIDI
DJM-850 MIDI controls
10
BEAT EFFECTS
DJM-800 Beat Effects and controls
11
FADER ASSIGN
Assign channels to cross fader A-B
12
CROSSFADER
Fade audio between channels
13
CHANNEL FADER
Adjust channel volume
User Guide
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For further information on DJM-850 controls and details on indvidual features
please refer to the Pioneer DJM-850 Hardware User Guide.
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PROFESSIONAL MIXER
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DJM- 850
Download the DJM-850 User Guide from the Pioneer website here.
DVS Control
To use the Pioneer DJM-850 mixer with DVS control and Serato DJ, you
will first need to own a Serato DJ licence and a DVS Expansion Pack
licence (these two products have been bundled together as the Club Kit).
Click here to purchase the Club Kit
Select Primary Decks
Once you have purchased and activated the Club Kit (or individual licences
separately) follow the steps below to get DVS control working with your
Pioneer DJM-850 mixer.
Choosing Channel 1 and 2, will allow you to have a traditional 1-2-3-4
channel configuration. Choosing Channel 2 and 3 will allow you to have
a 3-1-2-4 configuration (from left to right across the mixer).
Install Drivers
Select which deck configuration you are using with the mixer and change
if necessary. If you notice you are getting signal from your control tone but
on the wrong deck, you might need to double-check your Primary Decks in
the SETUP screen or the physical inputs on the back of the mixer.
Connect your mixer and open the latest version
see an ‘INSTALL DRIVER’ dialogue box appear
Click ‘INSTALL DRIVER’ and follow the installer
the supported hardware with you right now you
from the hardware manufacturers website.
of Serato DJ. You should
in the right hand side-panel.
prompts. If you don’t have
can still download the driver
Select Input source
Once your turntables or CDJs are connected to the mixer, open the SETUP
screen and under the AUDIO tab click the SETUP INPUTS button. This will
open the device driver panel and let you choose which kind of input source
you have connected. Depending on what kind of input you have connected
(Turntables/CDJs) you will need to make sure this is set accordingly.
NOTE: If you do not set the mixer’s input accordingly, DVS control will not
work. Please make sure you have set the correct inputs and outputs in the
SETUP INPUTS driver panel if you are having issues.
Also in the AUDIO tab of the SETUP screen, you will need to select your
Primary Decks.
You are now set up to use your mixer with Serato DJ and DVS control
using the REL or ABS control modes. See the Serato DJ manual for more
information on Control Modes.
MIDI
Using the Tool Tips
The MIDI feature in Serato DJ provides the ability to remap Serato DJ
software functions to your primary Serato DJ controller, interface or mixer.
You can also assign controls to a secondary MIDI controller to further
enhance your performance.
For more information on MIDI mapping with Serato DJ click here.
Click on the
icon to enable Tool Tips. This is located in between the
MIDI and setup button in the top right hand corner of the screen. Tool Tips
provide a handy way to learn the various features of Serato DJ.
To remap your supported Serato DJ device, open the SETUP screen and
click the MIDI tab. If your Serato DJ device supports hardware remapping it
will show up in the MIDI Devices list at the top.
Move the mouse over a section of the screen to bring up a context sensitive
tool tip. Holding the mouse over the
button with Tool Tips turned on
will show you a list of all keyboard shortcuts.
Select your connected device from the MIDI Devices list and make sure the
“Enable MIDI device” option is checked.
For more information about how to use Serato DJ, please go to our website
www.serato.com or download the Serato DJ Manual.
For more information on your DJM-850, please refer to the Pioneer DJM-850
manual.
Once checked, the MIDI assign button at the top of the screen will become
available for you to start remapping.
Recording
You can save, edit or delete MIDI presets in the MIDI tab of the SETUP
screen. Clicking ‘Restore Defaults’ will erase any custom mappings for all
connected devices and revert their functions back to default.
Download the Serato DJ software manual for further information.
NOTE: Official Serato Accessories do not currently support user remapping.
Hardware features that cannot be remapped at this stage are Jogwheels/
Platters, Input Switches, Shift buttons and Performance Pad Mode buttons.
Re-mapping any pad(s) in Hot Cue mode will also re-map the same pad in
Saved Flip mode and vice versa.
You are able to record the software mix with Serato DJ and the DJM-850.
To make sure your mixer is set up for recording, open the SETUP screen
and click the AUDIO tab. Launch the device driver panel by clicking the
DECK SETUP button at the top of the AUDIO tab.
Nominate a channel under the MIXER OUTPUT tab and select ‘REC OUT’
in the dropdown menu. This will give up this channel for recording and you
will not be able to use this channel in Serato DJ while it is selected as a
recording channel. Once you have selected a channel for recording, close
the SETUP screen and open the REC panel. Select the same channel you
nominated as the output for recording. This will now allow you to record the
software mix.