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Behringer B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD2000 User`s manual
B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD2000
User’s Manual
Version 1.0
June 2005
B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD2000
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove
the top cover (or the rear section). No user
serviceable parts inside; refer servicing to qualified
personnel.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this appliance to rain and moisture. The
apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the
presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside
the enclosure—voltage that may be sufficient to
constitute a risk of shock.
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to
important operating and maintenance instructions
in the accompanying literature. Please read the
manual.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury from
tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged
in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15) CAUTION - These service instructions are for use by
qualified service personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric
shock do not perform any servicing other than that contained
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so.
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B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD2000
B-CONTROL
DEEJAY BCD2000
The Ultimate DJ Machine—Play, Mix and Scratch any MP3 and WAV Files just like
Vinyl Records
BCD2000
s Play, mix and scratch any MP3 and WAV files just like vinyl records with ultra-low latency
s Full-speed USB 4-channel audio interface plus high-resolution 24-bit A/D and D/A converters
s Perfectly complements the included BEHRINGER B-DJ software or any other DJ software
s 2 scratch wheels support creative DJing such as scratching, pitch bending and cue searching
s Full-fledged DJ mixer control panel with premium quality mic preamp, 3-band kill EQ per channel, ultraprecise faders, super-smooth crossfader and talkover function
s 2 state-of-the-art phono preamplifiers—one switchable to CD player
s Sophisticated headphone section includes PFL Mix, Split options and direct listening to master output
mix
s Play, Pause, Cue, Loop and Pitch Bend functions via dedicated controls for intuitive DJing
s 4 user-assignable controls and buttons available for integrated FX section
s Innovative Cue logic with multiple storable cue points per song
s High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
s Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
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B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD2000
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD
Dear Customer,
welcome to the team of
BCD2000 users, and
thank you very much for
expressing your confidence in us by purchasing the B-CONTROL.
Writing this foreword for
you gives me great
pleasure, because it
represents the culmination of many months of
hard work delivered by
our engineering team to
achieve a very ambitious
goal: to present a firstrate DJ system that
combines software with
controller technology.
The B-CONTROL fulfills
the wish of DJs who want intuitive and needs-oriented controllers.
The task of designing our new B-CONTROL certainly meant a
great deal of responsibility, which we assumed by focusing on
you, the discerning computer user and musician. Meeting your
expectations also meant a lot of work and night shifts. But it was
fun, too. Developing a product usually brings a lot of people
together, and what a great feeling it is when all who participated
in such a project can be proud of what they’ve achieved.
It is our philosophy to share our enjoyment with you, because
you are the most important member of the BEHRINGER team.
With your highly competent suggestions for new products you’ve
made a significant contribution to shaping our company and
making it successful. In return, we guarantee you uncompromising
quality as well as excellent technical and audio properties at an
extremely reasonable price. All of this will enable you to give free
rein to your creativity without being hampered by budget
constraints.
We are often asked how we manage to produce such high-quality
equipment at such unbelievably low prices. The answer is quite
simple: it’s you, our customers! Many satisfied customers mean
large sales volumes enabling us to get better purchasing terms
for components, etc. Isn’t it only fair to pass this benefit on to
you? Because we know that your success is our success too!
I would like to thank all of you who have made the B-CONTROL
possible. You have all made your own personal contributions,
from the developers to the many other employees at this company,
and to you, the BEHRINGER user.
My friends, it’s been worth the effort!
Thank you very much,
Uli Behringer
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1. INTRODUCTION ........................................................ 5
1.1 Before you get started .................................................... 5
1.1.1 Shipment .............................................................. 5
1.1.2 Initial operation ..................................................... 5
1.1.3 Online registration ................................................ 5
1.2 System requirements ..................................................... 5
2. INSTALLATION ......................................................... 5
2.1 Driver installation ............................................................ 5
2.2 Installation of the B-DJ software .................................... 6
2.3 Control panel software .................................................... 6
3. CONTROL ELEMENTS AND CONNECTIONS ......... 8
3.1 Control surface ............................................................... 8
3.2 The rear panel ................................................................ 9
4. THE B-DJ SOFTWARE ........................................... 10
5. OPERATION ............................................................ 10
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
First steps ..................................................................... 10
Additional DJ functions ................................................. 11
Expanded setup ............................................................ 12
Signal routing ................................................................ 12
5.4.1 Routing options with ASIO driver ....................... 12
5.4.2 Routing options with WDM/MME driver ............. 13
6. MIDI CONTROL ....................................................... 13
6.1 Sending control change functions ................................ 13
6.2 Sending button functions .............................................. 13
6.3 Receiving MIDI commands .......................................... 14
7. AUDIO CONNECTIONS .......................................... 15
8. SPECIFICATIONS ................................................... 15
9. WARRANTY ............................................................ 16
B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD2000
1.1.3 Online registration
1. INTRODUCTION
Thank you for expressing your confidence in us by purchasing
the B-CONTROL BCD2000. The BCD2000 features a full-speed
USB 4-channel audio interface plus high-resolution 24-bit A/D
and D/A converters. It perfectly complements the included
BEHRINGER B-DJ software or any other DJ software. And don’t
let the cutesy looks fool you: this is an integrated, full-fledged
audio mixer with a premium quality mic preamp, 3-band kill EQ
per channel, ultra-precise faders, super-smooth crossfader and
talkover function.
The BCD2000 is packed with 2 state-of-the-art phono preamplifiers, one of which is switchable to a CD player. Its
sophisticated headphone section includes PFL Mix, Split options
and direct listening to master output mix. Play, Pause, Cue, Loop
and Pitch Bend functions are regulated via dedicated controls for
intuitive Djing, and 4 user-assignable controls and buttons are
available for an integrated FX section. Take advantage of the
enormous processing power of modern PCs and mix, scratch
and manipulate digital music in real time—regardless of the
format!
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The following user’s manual is intended to familiarize
you with the unit’s control elements, so that you can
master all the functions. After having thoroughly read
the user’s manual, store it in a safe place for future
reference.
1.1 Before you get started
1.1.1 Shipment
The BCD2000 was carefully packed at the assembly plant to
assure secure transport. Should the condition of the cardboard
box suggest that damage may have taken place, please inspect
the unit immediately and look for physical indications of damage.
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Damaged equipment should NEVER be sent directly to
us. Please inform the dealer from whom you acquired
the unit immediately as well as the transportation
company from which you took delivery. Otherwise, all
claims for replacement/repair may be rendered invalid.
Please do remember to register your new BEHRINGER equipment
right after your purchase by visiting www.behringer.com
(alternatively www.behringer.de) and kindly read the terms and
conditions of our warranty carefully.
Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, our goal is to have
it repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for warranty service,
please contact the retailer from whom the equipment was
purchased. Should your BEHRINGER dealer not be located in
your vicinity, you may directly contact one of our subsidiaries.
Corresponding contact information is included in the original
equipment packaging (Global Contact Information/European
Contact Information). Should your country not be listed, please
contact the distributor nearest you. A list of distributors can be
found in the support area of our website (www.behringer.com).
Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us
process your repair claims quicker and more efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation!
1.2 System requirements
Minimum requirement: IBM compatible computer
Operating system
Windows® XP
1 free USB port (USB 1.1)
Processor
800 MHz or higher (recommended)
192 MB RAM
min. 30 MB free hard-disk memory
Screen resolution
800 x 600 pixels,
1024 x 768 pixels recommended
DirectX® 8.1 or higher is required in
all cases!
2. INSTALLATION
2.1 Driver installation
First, install the driver on your computer. The driver is on the
CD-ROM supplied with the unit.
1.
Connect the BCD2000 to a free USB port on your computer
To assure optimal protection of your B-CONTROL during
use or transport, we recommend utilizing a carrying
case.
2.
Start Windows® XP
3.
Please always use the original packaging to avoid
damage due to storage or shipping.
Once your computer has booted, switch on the BCD2000
and wait for the device to be detected by the system.
The “Found New Hardware Wizard” opens up
4.
Close all applications, in particular those running in the
background, such as virus scanner software
Never let unsupervised children play with the
B-CONTROL or with its packaging.
5.
Put the driver/software CD-ROM supplied with the unit into
the CD/DVD drive
Please dispose of all packaging materials in an
environmentally friendly fashion.
6.
In the first window that opens up, select “Automatic
software installation” and click on “Next >”
7.
If the error message “Driver software has not passed
Windows Logo testing” appears, ignore it and click on
“Continue anyway” to install the first part of the driver
8.
Then click on “Finish”
9.
Now the installation window for the WDM driver of the
BCD2000 appears on the screen. Again, select “Automatic
software installation” and click on “Next >”
10.
If the error message is shown again (“Driver software has
not passed Windows Logo testing”), ignore it and click on
“Continue anyway”
11.
The second part of the driver is installed
12.
Click on “Finish”.
1.1.2 Initial operation
Please make sure the unit is provided with sufficient ventilation,
and never place the B-CONTROL on top of an amplifier or in the
vicinity of a heater to avoid the risk of overheating.
A power supply unit which meets the necessary safety requirements is enclosed for connecting the B-CONTROL to the mains.
WARNING!
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We would like to bring your attention to the fact that
extremely loud sound levels may damage your hearing
as well as your headphones. Please turn the MASTER
control all the way to the left before powering up the
unit. Always try to keep volume at appropriate levels.
The driver installation is complete. After a system reboot, the
BCD2000 is ready for use.
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Note for notebook users: If you encounter problems
operating the BCD2000 from your system, please disable
the following settings:
1.
In the Device Manager (right click on My Computer >
Manage > Device Manager), click option “Batteries” >
disable Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method
Battery.
2.
In the USB Controller, do the following for each single
USB Root Hub: Right click > Properties > Power
management > disable the option “Allow the computer
to turn off this device to save power”.
3.
Restart Windows® XP. Now the system performance of
your computer should be more stable.
2.3 Control panel software
The BCD2000 control panel allows you to control some general
settings of the BCD2000. The control panel will be available in
the system as soon as the driver has been installed and the
BCD2000 has been connected and switched on. To start the
control panel software, click on the BCD2000 control panel symbol
in the task bar at the bottom right of your screen. If the B-DJ
software has already been started, you can also access the control
panel from the “Configuration” menu.
The following basic settings can be selected in the control panel:
GLOBAL MODE selection:
If B-DJ is selected, you can only adjust the input source for IN A
(Mic or Phono A) and the driver latency on the ASIO page (see
below). The outputs are assigned as follows:
CH 1-2: channels 1-2 are always routed to the MASTER OUT,
2.2 Installation of the B-DJ software
Preparatory steps:
In order to use the B-DJ software without problems, you must
have DirectX®, rev. 8.1 or higher. Please check what version of
DirectX® is installed on your system before you start to install the
software.
1.
Start > Browse > Files or folders...
2.
Select the following option on the left-hand side (below
“Select the item to be searched”): Files and folders
3.
Enter dxdiag (= DirectX® Diagnosis) in the upper text box,
and click on Browse
4.
Double-click on the file diag.exe found in the folder
C:\WINDOWS\system32
5.
In the DirectX diagnostic program now appearing, the current
DirectX® revision stored on your computer is shown at the
bottom of the main “System” page.
Installation:
1.
Open Windows® Explorer (My Computer > right mouse
button > Explorer)
2.
In Windows® Explorer, select the drive containing the
BCD2000 driver/software CD-ROM (e. g. double click on
DVD drive (D:))
3.
Select the folder B-DJ Software
4.
Double-click on the setup file (.exe) to start installation
5.
Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
After installation, the B-DJ software will be ready to operate.
Open the B-DJ program by double-clicking on the B-DJ icon on
the desktop or use Start > Programs > XYLIO B-DJ > B-DJ 1.0.
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Please note that the B-DJ Software can only be used if
the BCD2000 hardware is connected and switched on!
CH 3-4: channels 3-4 are always routed to the PHONES OUT.
Additionally, the BCD2000’s MIDI characteristics differ from those
in ADVANCED mode (see below). In ADVANCED mode, all
selection options are available in the ASIO window.
The ASIO page:
Fig. 2.1: The ASIO window in the BCD2000 control panel
This is where all ASIO driver parameters can be adjusted. Most
professional music programs use ASIO, as does our B-DJ
software.
You can only select one software button per field.
In the field IN A (CH 1-2), you can select the input source to be
routed to the computer on channels 1-2 (Record).
In the MASTER OUT section, you can select the playback
channels CH 1-2 or CH 3-4 for the main
outputs (Playback).
In the PHONES OUT field, you can select the playback channels
CH 1-2 or CH 3-4 for the headphones connector
(Playback).
Use DRIVER LATENCY to adjust the latency in order to optimize
your computer’s performance. If you set the control to “low” this
will optimize the response of your BCD2000, but also increase
the processor workload. In extreme cases, this can lead to clicking
and drop-outs in the audio signal. The “mid” position gives you a
good compromise between processor workload and the response
time of the BCD2000. A “high” latency ensures trouble-free
performance even on slow computers.
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“Latency” is the time that elapses between an operator
action on the BCD2000 (e. g. pressing the PLAY button)
and the actual output of the audio signal from the OUT
connectors. Latency depends on the system used and
the processing speed of your computer. Typical
latencies are in the milliseconds range (1 ms = one
thousandth of a second). Most people cannot hear
latencies below 10 ms. When audio signals are passing
through a computer, it is impossible to achieve a 0-ms
latency.
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The WDM/MME page:
Fig. 2.2: The WDM/MME window in the BCD2000 control panel
Use the WDM/MME driver if your music software does not support
ASIO (e. g. most software media players).
RECORD SELECT allows you to select BCD2000 input IN A or
IN B for 2-channel recording.
When you choose IN A, you can determine in the left-hand field
whether the phono or microphone signal will be recorded.
PLAYBACK of this driver type is always stereo (channels 1-2).
For this reason, the MASTER OUT connectors on the rear panel
and the PHONES connector on the front panel always provide
the same music signal.
The MIDI page:
Fig. 2.3: The MIDI window in the BCD2000 control panel
On the MIDI page no parameters can be set. It only informs you
about the various MIDI modes, depending on the GLOBAL MODE
selected:
In B-DJ mode, the buttons are “toggle off”, i. e. when you release
a button after pressing, the MIDI command is set back to its
original value (like when you release a key on a keyboard).
In B-DJ mode, all LEDs can be switched on and off individually
with specific MIDI commands.
In ADVANCED mode, all buttons are “toggle on”, i. e. press =
“switch on”; press again = “switch off” the MIDI function (similar
to a light switch).
In ADVANCED mode, the response of the button LEDs depends
on the respective button, i. e. LED on = “function enabled”, LED
off = “function disabled”.
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3. CONTROL ELEMENTS AND CONNECTIONS
The various control elements of your BCD2000 are described in this chapter. All controls and connections are explained in detail, and
there are several useful tips on their use.
3.1 Control surface
Fig. 3.1: The BCD2000’s control elements
The microphone input section (MIC INPUT)
Set the volume of the microphone signal with the MIC LEVEL
control.
The CLIP LED illuminates as soon as the microphone signal
level is too high and could possibly cause audible distortion.
If this happens, slightly turn the MIC LEVEL control counterclockwise.
The microphone input section has a 2-band equalizer
(EQ HIGH for high frequencies and EQ LOW for low
frequencies).
Use the TALKOVER button to activate the software’s talkover function. The talk-over function reduces the master
output signal and can come in handy when your own voice
needs to be prominently heard. When you want to make an
announcement, also press button
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The ON AIR button routes the microphone signal to the
master output signal.
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The FX CONTROL section
These four controls
as well as the buttons A to D
can
have various software functions assigned to them. By default they
are assigned to the two effects sections.
Use the ANALOG INPUT buttons
to select the input source.
If the buttons are not pressed, the signals from decks A and B of
the software are played back. When you press a button, the analog
input signal will be added to the corresponding deck in the B-DJ
software. Deck A can play back the phono input A
or the
microphone signal. Deck B plays back the signal applied at
input B (phono or CD). The input source for deck A is chosen in
the control panel (see chapter 2.3), while the input source for
deck B is selected on the rear panel (phono/line switch
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The OUTPUT section
The PHONES output (1/4" stereo connector) is used for
connecting headphones.
Use the PHONES control to adjust the volume for the
headphones output
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The PFL MIX control determines the headphone volume
ratio between deck A and deck B. Both signals can be heard
in both earcups (stereo). When the PHONES SPLIT button
is pressed, it controls the volume ratio between the
signals of deck A in the left and deck B in the right earcup.
PHONES SPLIT/MASTER OUT button. In the position
PHONES SPLIT (press button briefly) the signals of both
decks are separated in the headphones. In this case, they
will be audible in mono in each earphone. In the position
MASTER OUT (keep button pressed until button LED starts
flashing), the same signal is applied to the headphones
output and the master outputs. This allows you to control
your crossfader skills, for example, when practicing at home
or when there is nothing connected to the master outputs.
Set the volume of the MASTER output
MASTER OUTPUT control.
with the
The POWER ON-LED lights up when the BCD2000 is
switched on.
The deck sections A and B
The control elements of decks A and B are the same. However,
some of them are grouped the opposite way round. We will
therefore describe the elements
to
only once. All of
these control elements refer to the software functions which can
be “remotely” controlled from the BCD2000.
The crossfader is used to fade between deck A and deck B.
BEND button. Press the UP button (+) to raise the playback
tempo. Press the DOWN button (–) to slow down the
playback tempo. With this function you can synchronize the
beats of two pieces currently running. In the Configuration
window of the B-DJ software you can adjust the percentage
by which the tempo is changed.
The pitch fader provides continuously adjustable playback
tempo control. The pitch range can be adjusted in the
Configuration menu.
Use the SEARCH buttons to move forward or backward in
a song.
The function performed by the scratch wheel depends on
whether the deck is in PLAY or PAUSE mode.
PLAY: pitch bend is active. This function mimics the
“pitching” technique (accelerating and slowing down the
turntable to adapt the rhythm of two vinyl records to each
other). Turn the scratch wheel clockwise to raise the
playback tempo. Turn it counter-clockwise to slow down
the tempo. However, if the SCRATCH button is pressed,
you can also scratch during playback.
PAUSE: Cue Search is active: You can both scratch and
locate exact cue positions.
3.2 The rear panel
Use the GAIN control to adjust the input signal.
Each deck features a 3-band equalizer (HI, MID and LOW)
with kill feature. Thus, the signal can be attenuated to a
much greater extent (-36 dB) than it can be raised (+12
dB). The CUT buttons below the EQ controls give you
maximum signal attenuation at the touch of a button. In this
way, you can fade out a specific frequency range of a music
piece completely and produce interesting filter effects. For
beat juggling, too, this function is a must.
When you press the BACK TO TOP button, the song position
pointer is set back to the beginning of the piece. Playback
stops even though the deck has just played!
LOOP IN/END determines the start and end points of a
sequence to be played back several times in a loop. Press
the button to set the loop start point, and then again to set
the end point. Once the end point has been set, the loop
starts, i. e. the sequence is played back from the start point
and is repeated until you press the LOOP OUT button.
LOOP OUT deactivates the loop which was started with
button
. Depending on the setting chosen in the software
configuration, the loop is either deleted directly or repeated
one more time.
SYNC SLAVE is a function which allows you to automatically
adapt the tempo of two music pieces to each other. The
song whose SYNC SLAVE button is pressed, is automatically adapted to meet the tempo of the song currently
playing.
The scratch function is usually active only when the deck is
in pause mode. The SCRATCH button activates the scratch
function of the scratch wheel also during playback (PLAY
button pressed).
Fig. 3.2: The rear-panel audio connectors of the BCD2000
MIC INPUT. The MIC IN connector is the balanced XLR
input for your dynamic microphone.
The analog input A (PHONO) is used for connecting a
turntable.
Connect the ground cable on your turntable to the GND
screw on the BCD2000 housing.
Analog input B. To connect a CD player or tape deck to this
input, set the switch to LINE.
Connect the MASTER OUTPUT to your power amplifier. It
provides the main output signal, which can be adjusted with
the MASTER control
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SERIAL NUMBER.
With the VOLUME fader, you can control the volume. While
mixing, it is important to have the same volume in both
decks.
Use the CUE button to set and select the cue points. Press
the CUE button a little longer to delete the currently selected
CUE point. How to use the CUE function is described in
chapter 5.2.
Playback is started with the PLAY/PAUSE button. Press
this button again to stop playback. Press the button once
again to resume playback from the position where it stopped.
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5. OPERATION
The operating concept of the B-DJ system has been designed so
that you will understand it quickly and intuitively. All control
elements are arranged in a way you probably know from DJ mixers
or DJ CD players. The user interface (BCD2000 Blue Skin) is
almost identical to the user interface of the BCD2000, so that you
can control as many functions as possible from the B-CONTROL,
thus knowing immediately where to do what—without having to
touch your computer mouse.
5.1 First steps
Fig. 3.3: POWER switch, mains and USB connectors
The USB connector is used for connecting to a computer
with a compatible USB port. The BCD2000 uses the USB
connector to send and receive audio and control data.
Wiring
First of all, connect all the devices you need to the BCD2000.
Make sure the unit is off before connecting it to other equipment.
If you want to use the BCD2000 without additional audio sources
(CD player, turntable, microphone), you only need to wire the
outputs:
A standard power socket is provided for connection to the
mains. A matching power cable is included with the unit.
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The POWER switch turns your BCD2000 on and off. It
should always be in the OFF position (out) when connecting
the unit to or disconnecting the unit from the mains.
Please note: The power switch does not completely
separate your BCD2000 from AC power. If you plan on
not using your BCD2000 for a prolonged period of time,
please disconnect it from the mains by removing the
power cable from the wall outlet.
4. THE B-DJ SOFTWARE
Here’s a short overview of the enclosed B-DJ program. Since
many program functions are controlled from the B-CONTROL,
chapter 5 describes how to work with the B-DJ system (hardware
and software) as a whole. A detailed description of the B-DJ
software can be found in the enclosed B-DJ manual (pdf document
accessible via Configuration > Help).
Fig. 4.1: The main B-DJ window
The B-DJ user interface is divided into several sections: the two
decks are displayed in the lower left and right halves of the screen,
like two CD players or turntables (deck A is on the left and deck B
is on the right). Between the two decks, there is the mixer section
with the crossfader and level indicators for both decks as well as
the master level indicator.
The List Browser is located in the upper half of the screen, on the
left; the list currently selected is shown on the right.
In the middle of the screen, there are the two graphic waveform
displays showing the tracks currently loaded in the decks.
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Fig. 5.1: Standard wiring of the BCD2000
Connect the MASTER output
to your hi-fi system, a pair of
active speakers or the PA system in the club where you are
playing. Connect your headphones to the PHONES output
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The BEHRINGER DJ headphones HPX4000 are particularly well
suited.
Program launch
Once you have installed the driver and B-DJ software, you can
launch the program. Boot your computer, then switch on the
BCD2000. Your computer will detect the driver and display the
control panel icon. Start the B-DJ program via the Start bar or by
clicking on the B-DJ icon.
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The output section
Set the volume of the MASTER output
with the MASTER
control
. The MASTER output always provides the signal
routed to the crossfader.
Pitch Bend
With the pitch bend function, you can modify the tempo of a track,
in order to adapt it to the tempo of the track playing on the other
channel. There are several ways to do this:
to adjust the headphone volume.
Use the PHONES control
The PFL MIX
control determines the balance between deck
A and deck B.
1.
Use the pitch fader to control the software’s pitch function.
Move the pitch fader
up or down to raise or slow down
the tempo. The pitch range can be adjusted in the
Configuration menu.
2.
If the deck is in play mode, you can use the scratch wheel
to adapt to the tempo (and beat) of the second track. It’s
similar to vinyl records: turn the scratch wheel clockwise to
raise the playback tempo; turn it counter-clockwise to slow
down the tempo.
3.
The bend “+” and bend “–” buttons perform the same
functions as the software’s bend buttons: Press either of
these buttons to temporarily change the tempo.
Create a play list
Before you can play back a song or track, you need to create a
list or load an existing list. Click on the ADD button to load a new
track onto the current list. “Add Directory” allows you to upload a
complete directory from hard-disk. The sequence of songs on
the list can always be changed later on.
Load a track
Load a song from the list by clicking on the title and dragging it to
the waveform display of deck A. Alternatively, you can use the
Load button to load the next track you have marked from the
current list.
Start playback
Move the crossfader fully to the left and start playback by pressing
the PLAY button of deck A. Select a second track, move it to
deck B and start it by pressing the PLAY button of deck B.
Pre-listen to next song
to the right to pre-listen to the
Move the PFL MIX control
next song on your headphones. You will hear the song played on
deck B. Now you have to adapt its tempo to the tempo of the
song that is currently being played back on deck A. There are
various ways to do this. Either you control the tempo with the
pitch fader
or use the pitch bend buttons
located below
the pitch fader. A third alternative is to turn the scratch wheel
clockwise (faster) or counter-clockwise (slower). It will be
best to use the currently playing kick or snare drum as a
“metronome”. Once the rhythms are in sync, the beat has been
aligned perfectly. Use the Beat Mix indicator in the waveform
display as your optical guide, or simply use the Sync Slave function
(button
).
Loop function
The loop function of the B-DJ software can also be controlled
from the BCD2000. This is done with the LOOP IN/END and LOOP
OUT buttons. Basically, you can define any segment of a currently
played song as a loop. First, mark the start and end points on the
fly, i.e. during playback (first press = start point; second press =
end point). Once the end point has been set, playback returns to
the IN point and the loop is started immediately. Press the LOOP
OUT button to deactivate loop playback.
Sync Slave
With its Sync Slave function, the B-DJ software gives you a tool
for synchronizing two musical pieces. This function should always
be activated in the currently pre-listened channel. Otherwise, there
may be jumps in the rhythm, which would be very annoying. The
pre-listened song is adapted to the piece currently being played
back.
5.2 Additional DJ functions
Phones Split
In order to listen to both decks separately (Phones Split function),
briefly hit the PHONES SPLIT/MASTER OUT button
(LED
lights up). The signal on deck A can be heard on the left. The
signal on deck B can be heard on the right. The PFL MIX control
determines the volume ratio between the left and right signals.
Master Out
Press the PHONES SPLIT/MASTER OUT button longer to activate
the Master Out function (button LED starts flashing). When Master
Out is on, you will always hear the master signal in your
headphones, i. e. the music that is being played on the dance
floor.
CUE function
The CUE function allows you to set cue points in a track. Cue
points are positions in the track, which you can mark during
playback. Mainly, these will be positions you want to return to
later to start the song from this point, e. g. the beginning of a
chorus. You can set eight cue points per track and select them at
the touch of a button. When you press the CUE button
, the
song position cursor “jumps” to the selected cue point. If no cue
point has been selected, it will automatically go back to the
beginning of the track.
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5.3 Expanded setup
5.4 Signal routing
Even though the B-DJ system can do without external drives and
media, you can expand this controller software setup by adding a
CD player (which you maybe already have) or two turntables. In
this case, you can integrate the analog signal into the software
mixer and process it with all real-time functions of the decks (such
as EQ, cut-off filter, effects, fader, crossfader, VU meters, etc).
Operating external devices is as intuitive as internal mixing.
The USB interface allows you to record and play back four audio
signals at the same time. The signal routing is determined by the
settings of the B-DJ software, the control panel and the button
positions. The signal routing also depends on the selected driver
(ASIO or WDM/MME).
5.4.1 Routing options with ASIO driver
B-DJ Mode:
If “B-DJ” is selected in the GLOBAL MODE of the control panel,
you can only select the input signals. The assignment of the
outputs is fixed. Output 1-2 always provides the MASTER OUT
signal, while the stereo headphone mix is assigned to output
3-4. The headphones mix is the same as the master signal, if
MASTER OUT
has been activated too.
Fig. 5.3: Audio routing in B-DJ mode (ASIO driver)
Advanced Mode:
In Advanced Mode all ASIO parameters can be set. Select the
input source for channel IN A (CH 1-2, Mic or Phono A) in the
control panel. Select the input source for IN B (CH 3-4, Phono or
Line) with the PHONO/LINE switch
on the rear of the
BCD2000. The playback channels CH 1-2 or CH 3-4 for the main
outputs
and the headphones connector
are also selected
in the control panel (MASTER OUT or PHONES OUT field
respectively).
Fig. 5.2: Expanding the standard setup
In this setup, the standard setup shown in fig. 5.1 is expanded by
adding two turntables and a microphone. The connection to the
computer and the other peripheral devices is the same as in
example 1.
Connect the outputs of the turntables to inputs A and B. To use
input B, set the PHONO/LINE switch to position “PHONO”.
Alternatively, you can connect a CD player to input B. In this
case, the PHONO/LINE switch must be set to “LINE”. Press the
input source button
to activate the inputs. You can manage
up to four signal sources at the same time by switching the two
channels between the analog source and the software signal.
Fig. 5.4: Audio routing in Advanced Mode (ASIO)
The MIC input with its XLR connector allows you to connect a
microphone. The MIC LEVEL control in the MIC INPUT section
determines the volume of the microphone signal. Use the ON AIR
switch to activate the microphone channel. The clip LED illuminates
as soon as the input signal’s level is too high and could possibly
cause audible distortion. If this happens, turn the MIC LEVEL
control to the left until the LED does not light up anymore.
ANALOG INPUT A
overrides the microphone channel. When
this button is pressed, you cannot use the microphone.
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5.4.2 Routing options with WDM/MME driver
Rotary control functions:
The WDM/MME driver supports playback/recording of 2 audio
signals. For 2-channel recording you can select input IN A or IN
B in the WDM/MME window of the control panel. When you choose
IN A, you can also determine the signal to be recorded (Phono A
or MIC).
Group
DECK A
When you select IN B, you can use the PHONE/LINE switch
to determine the signal to be recorded (phono or line).
DECK B
Playback with the WDM/MME driver is always in stereo, which is
why the MASTER output and the PHONES connector of the
BCD2000 provide the same music signal.
FX CONTROL
OUTPUT
Name
LOW (EQ)
MID (EQ)
HIGH (EQ)
GAIN
LOW (EQ)
MID (EQ)
HIGH (EQ)
GAIN
Value A
Value B
Value C
Value D
PFL MIX
MIDI&&no.
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
13
14
15
16
17
Table 6.1: MIDI commands for transmitting rotary
control functions
Infinitely variable encoder functions:
Group
DECK A
DECK B
Fig. 5.5: Audio routing with the WDM/MME driver
Name
MIDI && no.
19*
PITCH BEND/CUE
SEARCH WHEEL
18*
PITCH BEND/CUE
SEARCH WHEEL
* the scratch wheels transmit +1/-1 pulses only (Inc/Dec)
Table 6.2: MIDI commands for transmitting infinitely variable
encoder functions
6. MIDI CONTROL
All control functions of the BCD2000 are sent to your computer
as MIDI data. The Musical Instruments Digital Interface is a
generic, non-manufacturer-specific standard that enables
communication between electronic musical instruments. Although
the BCD2000 is not equipped with the “classic” 5-pin MIDI
connectors, it still uses the MIDI protocol for data transmission
via USB. Thus, the BCD2000 can also control third-party software,
as long as it is able to “speak” MIDI. In turn, the BCD2000 can
receive MIDI data and use them to show the switching status of
the button LEDs.
Basically, two types of MIDI data are used: Control Change
(CC no.) and note messages (Note no.). CC commands are used
for the real-time transmission of values that are changed
continuously. Note commands are used for the transmission of
button functions. You can use any DJ software you like to adapt
the MIDI commands to the software functions.
6.1 Sending control change functions
All rotary controls, all faders, the scratch wheel and the crossfader
are control elements sending CC data. Each control element has
a CC number assigned to it. The absolute values transmitted
range from 0 to 127, an exception being the scratch wheels as
they are infinitely variable encoders sending no absolute values.
Instead, they transmit value changes in steps of 1 (increment =
+1, decrement = -1). The following tables show the fixed
assignment of CC numbers according to function groups.
Fader functions:
Group
DECK A
DECK A<>B
DECK B
Name
PITCH Fader
VOLUME Fader
CROSS Fader
PITCH Fader
VOLUME Fader
MIDI && no.
11
0
1
12
2
Table 6.3: MIDI commands for transmitting fader functions
6.2 Sending button functions
All switching elements (buttons) of the BCD2000 transmit MIDI
note commands. When you press a button, the system sends a
“note on” command, together with the corresponding note number.
When the button is released, the system transmits a “note off”
command.
Press (and hold) a button = note on / release a button = note off.
(For a permanent note-on command, please select “toggle on” in
the software.)
6. MIDI CONTROL
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MIDI QRWH MIDI QRWH
no.
name
DECK A
SEARCH <<
0
C -1
SEARCH >>
1
C# -1
BEND 2
D -1
BEND +
3
D# -1
LOW CUT
12
C0
MID CUT
13
C# 0
HIGH CUT
14
D0
BACK TO TOP
4
E -1
LOOP IN/END
15
D# 0
LOOP OUT
5
F -1
SYNC SLAVE
16
E0
SCRATCH
17
F0
CUE
18
F #0
PLAY/PAUSE
19
G0
DECK B
SEARCH <<
6
F# -1
SEARCH >>
7
G -1
BEND 8
G# -1
BEND +
9
A -1
LOW CUT
20
G #0
MID CUT
21
A0
HIGH CUT
22
A# 0
BACK TO TOP
10
A# -1
LOOP IN/END
23
B0
LOOP OUT
11
B -1
SYNC SLAVE
24
C1
SCRATCH
25
C# 1
CUE
26
D1
PLAY/PAUSE
27
D# 1
MIC INPUT
TALKOVER
29
F1
ON AIR
30
F# 1
FX CONTROL Button A
31
G1
Button B
32
G# 1
Button C
33
A1
Button D
34
A# 1
INPUT SELECT ANALOG INPUT A
35
B1
& OUTPUT
ANALOG INPUT B
36
C2
PHONES SPLIT
28
E1
Group
Name
Group
DECK A
Name
LOW CUT
MID CUT
HIGH CUT
LOOP ON/OFF
SYNC SLAVE
SCRATCH
CUE
PLAY/PAUSE
MIDI && no.
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
DECK B
LOW CUT
MID CUT
HIGH CUT
LOOP ON/OFF
SYNC SLAVE
SCRATCH
CUE
PLAY/PAUSE
MIC INPUT
TALKOVER
ON AIR
FX CONTROL Button A
Button B
Button C
Button D
INPUT SELECT ANALOG INPUT A
& OUTPUT
ANALOG INPUT B
PHONES SPLIT
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
25
Table 6.5: MIDI commands for receiving button LED statuses
Data request for all moving elements:
Current control element values of the program used can be
transmitted to the B-CONTROL using a “data request” command,
as long as this command type is supported by the program. In
this case, the MIDI device doesn’t send data. The B-CONTROL
requests them instead. The required command is of the control
change type:
MIDI && no.
100
Table 6.6: Controller for data request
6.3 Receiving MIDI commands
Selecting the input channel:
You can select the analog input A (see chapter 2.3) via MIDI. To
do this, a program change command must be sent to the
BCD2000.
The reception of MIDI data also allows for transmitting commands
from third-party DJ software to your BCD2000. Although this
function is not necessary to control the device from the software,
you can still display the switching status of button LEDs, which
enables you to work more intuitively.
ANALOG INPUT A MIDI channel
MIDI message
selection
3+212$ IN
Program Change &+
Program Change 0,& IN
&+
Table 6.4: MIDI commands for transmitting button functions
All button LEDs receive MIDI control change data (on/off). If the
controller value transmitted is between 0 and 63, this value
corresponds to the switched-off status (LED off). If the value is
64 or higher (max. 127), the LED illuminates.
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Table 6.7: Switching the analog input using program change
commands
6. MIDI CONTROL
B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD2000
7. AUDIO CONNECTIONS
8. SPECIFICATIONS
You will need a large number of cables for different applications.
The illustrations below show how the connectors should be wired.
Be sure to use only high-grade cables.
The microphone input of the BCD2000 is electronically balanced
to avoid hum problems.
Of course, you can also connect unbalanced microphones to the
balanced input. In this case, connect pin 1 and pin 3.
AUDIO INPUTS
Microphone input
Type
Gain range
Frequency response
Impedance
Max. input level
Signal-to-noise ratio
Distortion (THD+N)
CMRR
Equalizer
EQ low
EQ high
Fig. 7.1: XLR connector
XLR balanced
-oo - +50 dB
10 Hz - 29 kHz (-3 dB)
approx. 2 kΩ (balanced)
-25 dBu @ 35 dB Gain
(mic level center position)
110 dB (A-weighted)
0.01 % (A-weighted)
typ. -40 dB
±12 dB @ 40 Hz
±12 dB @ 12 kHz
Line inputs
Phono in
Line in
Impedance
Max. input level
40 dB Gain
0 dB Gain
approx. 47 kΩ
+12 dBu
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Master Out
Type
Impedance
Signal-to-noise ratio
Crosstalk
Max. output level
RCA
120 Ω
101 dB
<80 dB @ 1 kHz
+18 dBu
Phones Out
Type
Max. output level
1/4" TRS connector
+4.7 dBu (+18.2 dBm) @ 30 Ω loading
DIGITAL PROCESSING
Converter
24 Bit
Sample rate
44.1 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio
A/D: 100 dB
D/A: 100 dB
Fig. 7.2: 1/4" TRS headphones connector
USB INTERFACE
Type
Full-Speed 12 MBit/s
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
Signal-to-noise ratio
>80 dB
Crosstalk
<80 dB
Distortion (THD)
0.01%
Frequency response 15 Hz - 21 kHz, +0/-3 dB
POWER SUPPLY
Voltage
Power consumption
Fuse
Mains connection
100 - 240 V~, 50/60 Hz
max. 7 W
T 1 A H 250 V
Standard IEC receptacle
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
13" x 3.9" x 11.8"
(330 mm x 100 mm x 300 mm)
Weight
approx. 4.41 lbs (2.0 kg)
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B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD2000
Responsible party name:
MUSIC Group Services USA, Inc.
Address:
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USA
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
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(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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