Monster Go DJ Quick start manual

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Quick Start Guide

This guide will get you up and running with basic DJ skills as quickly as possible.

For The Best Results

To get the most from this introduction please have the following essential DJ items ready to go.


To load your tracks they need to be in WAV

(16-bit 44.1 kHz stereo) or MP3 (maximum 320kbps 44.1 kHz stereo) format, and they need to be on a PC or Mac.


You need headphones and with a headphone cable that has a mini stereo 1/8” plug.


You need a mini stereo 1/8” plug to for the line out plug on the GO-DJ™. Connect this cable to any powered monitors (speakers that have internal amplification.) Computer speakers are fine. Or you can plug the GO-DJ™ into an “AUX IN” on a component set-up.


Important User Interface Information

Swipe Once

Start Here

Swipe Once

Swipe Again Swipe Again


When you turn on the GO-DJ™, you will see a

Digital Turntable on each screen. You can swipe left and right at the bottom of each screen (start swiping from where it says “Monster”) to get to other screens. If you prefer not to swipe, you can

Swipe Again just touch the small arrows in the two bottom corners of each screen. If you see an arrow in only one of the bottom corners, that’s because you’re at the left most or right most screen.


There are three ways to manipulate these buttons:

• Turn

• Press and Release

• Press and Turn

The knobs are actually continuous controllers that can be turned endlessly. They can also be clicked like buttons. This does things like enable / disable effects, select folders, and other functions depending on the context (i.e. which touch screen is being displayed). You can also turn them while holding them down, which also does a variety of things depending on the context.

For more info Please check the manual for a detailed description of all of the functions of each controller.


STEP 1 Turn it On

Hold down the power button (on the right side of the unit) for about one second. Unit will power on.

STEP 2 Load Your Music


With the GO-DJ™ powered on, connect it to a USB port on your computer using the supplied cable.

(The cable is mini USB to standard USB) While plugged in the GO-DJ battery is charging.


Swipe all the way to the Options screen, which is the farthest screen to the right, four screens away from the Digital Turntables. You should see a screen with five tabs at the top of it. Click on the SYSTEM tab on the right. One of the controls on the screen will be labeled “USB Storage Mode”. Slide that to the right and a dialog box will appear. Click “OK”.

You will see a message saying “Connected” on the GO-DJ™. Meanwhile, on your computer, three removable drives will have appeared along with your other drives.


Copy your music into the drive named GO-DJ™

DRIVE. You can create a folder structure within the drive that helps you organize your music. Ignore the other drives for now.

One of the other drives that appears is used to store recordings of your mixes. Another contains a copy of the owner’s manual in

PDF form.


Safely eject the GO_DJ™ drives from your computer.

Please eject all visible GO-DJ™ drives and when finished press the “Cancel” button on either screen of the GO-DJ™ A dialog box will appear. Press “OK” in the dialog box. The GO-DJ™ will reboot.

STEP 3 Hook It Up


Connect your speakers to the mini stereo 1/8"

(3.5mm) LINE OUT jack on the back of the GO-DJ.


Connect your headphones to the mini stereo 1/8"

PHONES jack on the front.

If you don’t have speakers, you can also connect your headphones to the LINE OUT jack on the back, but you’ll be missing out.


STEP 4 Load Two Tracks

On the left touch screen ( TRACK A), swipe left to the File Browser screen. Navigate to the folder named “GO-DJ™ Drive”. You can either doubletap on the folder on the touch screen, or rotate the

“FUNCTION A” controller and then press it when the folder is highlighted. In this way, navigate to one of the audio files that you loaded into the GO-DJ™.

Double-tap it on the screen or highlight and click it using the “FUNCTION A” controller. You will then see a dialog box: click “Load”.

The first time the GO-DJ™ sees a new track, it automatically analyzes it to determine the tempo. If you have just loaded up your GO-DJ™ with a bunch of tracks, you might encounter a little latency at this point while the tempo mapping takes place. This only happens once for each new track you load.

Load a track into the right channel ( TRACK B) in the same way.

For More Info There’s a way to set up the headphone jack so that it has the same output as the main mix. Please check the manual.

STEP 5 Make Some Noise

Press the left Play/Pause button. You should hear TRACK A in your speakers. You can listen on your headphones as well. To change the overall headphone volume, press and turn the

VOLUME-B controller.


If you don’t hear anything, here’s what to do:

Turn up the VOLUME A controller. (The ring of LEDs around it will be completely lit up in blue when the volume is at maximum.) Also check that the cross-fader isn’t all the way over to the other side… the side you are not playing. If you still can’t hear anything, check the master volume as follows:

Rotate the FX SELECT controller clockwise until the last LED around it is lit up in green Then rotate the FX LEVEL controller (which is now acting as the master volume) clockwise to increase the Master

Volume level.

STEP 6 Cue a Track in Your Headphones

Notice the light blue headphone icon, beside the battery level indicator in the top right corner of the left screen.

While keeping an eye on it, press the VOLUME-A controller.

In this way, you can independently route either track to one or both ears of your headphones. If you’re not sure what to do, may we suggest you set up “split cueing”: route TRACK A to your left ear (by pressing the VOLUME-A encoder), and TRACK B to your right ear.

You will notice that the right side of the headphone icon dims (turns dark gray), and that you can now hear the track only in your left ear.

When you press this controller again, the left side dims, the right side turns back to light blue, and the track can be heard only in your right ear.

Press the VOLUME-A controller again and the track is not routed to your headphones at all.

Finally, press the controller once more and the track is routed to both ears again 4

STEP 7 Your First Mix

Slide the cross-fader all the way over to the left so that only TRACK A is playing on your speakers.

Then press Play to start TRACK B. You should hear

TRACK B in your right ear but not through your speakers. (You might want to uncover your left ear so you can hear the main mix out of the speakers.)

STEP 8 Beatmatching


If manual beatmatching is more than you want to do when you’re starting out, set the AUTO SYNC slider on the TRACK B screen to ON and skip to the next step.


Make sure that the AUTO SYNC slider on the

TRACK B screen is set to OFF. The pitch control is the vertical slider along the outer vertical edge of each screen. Slide the TRACK B pitch control up or down to match the tempo (BPM) of TRACK A.

Play with the Digital Turntable a little. Note that if you touch it with your finger, the track stops completely. You can scratch it too, but this mode is not precise enough for beatmatching, so let’s change to Pitch Bend mode.

With TRACK B still playing, rotate the FUNCTION-B controller and watch what happens to the labels beside the Digital Turntable.

Rotate this controller to highlight the CUE CLEAR label at the top. You will notice that the appearance of the Digital Turntable changes. It should have

“+” (plus) and “-” (minus) signs in the middle. The

Digital Turntable is now in Pitch Bend mode. Touch and hold the top half of the turntable again.

The track will play more slowly as long as you’re holding your finger down. This is how you nudge the track backward. Touch and hold the bottom half of the turntable to speed the track up and nudge it forward.

The area to the side of each Digital Turntable with all of the labels is known as the “Arc Selector.” The other settings enable a variety of functions, such as looping and marking cue points. The behaviour of the Digital Turntable is different depending on the position of the Arc Selector.

STEP 9 Use the EQ

From the Digital Turntables, swipe once to the right to access the 3-band EQ. You can use your finger to move them up and down. The screen is multitouch, so you can even move two or three faders independently at the same time. The EQ for TRACK

B can also be controlled using the FUNCTION-B controller. Note the round link button next to each fader. Press it once to enable it, and again to disable it. If enabled, the fader moves when you turn the

FUNCTION-B controller. In this way you can move one, two, or all three faders just by turning one knob.



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