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1xxxx SCRATCHLIVE TTM 57SL OPERATORS MANUAL 1.8.0
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or groundingtype 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 third prong is 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 and plug from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where it exits from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments and accessories specified by Rane.
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. The plug on the power cord is the AC mains disconnect
device and must remain readily operable.
16. This apparatus shall be connected to a mains socket outlet
with a protective earthing connection.
17. When permanently connected, an all-pole mains switch with
a contact separation of at least 3 mm in each pole shall be
incorporated in the electrical installation of the building.
18. If rackmounting, provide adequate ventilation. Equipment
may be located above or below this apparatus, but some
equipment (like large power amplifiers) may cause an
unacceptable amount of hum or may generate too much heat
and degrade the performance of this apparatus.
19. This apparatus may be installed in an industry standard
equipment rack. Use screws through all mounting holes to
provide the best support.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. Apparatus shall not
be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
WARNING
CAUTION
Introduction
Please read this manual to get the most from your TTM 57SL
and the included Scratch LIVE software. If you ever lose this, a
new copy may be downloaded at www.rane.com/ttm57sl.html.
To keep up with the latest tips and software updates, visit the
Official Scratch LIVE Forum at scratchlive.net.
Minimum system requirements
• At least one turntable or CD player.
• Computer with USB 1 port supporting Full Speed Mode (USB 1.1).
• Screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher.
• Hard drive space for storing music.
Mac
• 1 GHz G4 with 1 GB RAM
• OSX 10.3.9 or higher (Intel Mac compatible)
Windows
• 1.5 GHz PC with 1 GB RAM
• Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher, or Vista. We
recommend Windows XP over Vista for performance reasons.
By using XP, you can have a lower latency (for a better vinyl
feel) and better performance in general.
Note: This is the minimum requirement to run Scratch LIVE. We
recommend a higher spec computer, and particularly if you
have a large library, you will benefit from having more RAM.
Note: No sound card is necessary.
Check List
These items are included with the TTM 57SL in the box:
• Scratch LIVE software install disc.
• 2 (two) control CDs.
• 2 (two) control records.
• 1 USB cable.
• IEC C5 line cord.
• Package of 4 rubber feet.
• Quick Start Guide and this manual.
Copyright notices
© 2007 Rane Corporation. All rights reserved. Scratch LIVE and
the Scratch LIVE logo are trademarks of Serato Audio Research.
Trademarked in the U.S. and other countries. Licensed exclusively to Rane Corporation. This software is based in part on the
work of the Independent JPEG Group, and uses libpng code,
copyright © 2000-2002 Glenn Randers-Pehrson. Control vinyl
and CDs are available for single use only — any further copying
or unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited. Windows
XP and Vista is either a registered trademark or a trademark of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, Mac, Macintosh and iTunes are trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc., registered in the US and/or other countries.
The symbols shown below are internationally accepted symbols that
warn of potential hazards with electrical products.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This symbol indicates that a dangerous voltage
constituting a risk of electric shock is present
within this unit.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not open the unit.
No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
This symbol indicates that there are important
operating and maintenance instructions in the
literature accompanying this unit.
TTM 57SL MIXER
Contents
TTM 57SL: The Hardware..................................... 3
Connecting the Mixer........................................... 3
PGM Inputs 1-4 and Aux Input.......................... 3
Mic Input.......................................................... 3
Outputs............................................................ 3
Power Supply.................................................... 3
Program controls.................................................. 4
INPUT............................................................... 4
GAIN................................................................. 4
PAN.................................................................. 4
HIGH / MID / LOW EQ....................................... 4
Faders............................................................... 5
CONTOUR......................................................... 5
REVERSE........................................................... 5
CHANNEL SWAP................................................ 5
METER.............................................................. 5
AUX IN............................................................. 6
MIC LEVEL and EQ............................................ 6
OUTPUT LEVELS................................................ 6
PHONES............................................................ 6
CUE.................................................................. 6
MASTER CUE..................................................... 6
FlexFX Loop...................................................... 7
USB Streaming Audio........................................ 7
Effects: Hardware and Software Control Panels.... 8
Internal Digital Effects...................................... 8
Inserting an Effect............................................ 8
Basic Effects Controls........................................ 9
Footswitch........................................................ 9
Effects Cueing................................................... 9
Controls for Filter Effects................................ 10
Controls for Flanger and Phaser Effects........... 10
Controls for Echo Effects................................. 12
Controls for Hold Echo Effects......................... 13
Controls for Desecrator Effect......................... 14
Scratch LIVE: The Software................................. 15
Install the software / Connect the mixer.......... 15
Setting up your turntables.............................. 16
Using tool tips................................................ 16
Calibrating Scratch LIVE..................................... 17
Audio output.................................................. 17
Signal threshold.............................................. 17
Scope view...................................................... 17
Playing your first track....................................... 18
Loading tracks................................................ 18
Supported file types........................................ 18
Preparing your files............................................ 18
Build overviews.............................................. 18
Set auto BPM.................................................. 18
Reset track gain.............................................. 18
Offline Player..................................................... 18
Playing tracks.................................................... 19
The control record........................................... 19
Vinyl Scroll...................................................... 19
Virtual Deck.................................................... 19
Visual aids...................................................... 20
Tempo, track, main & beat matching displays.. 20
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Scratch LIVE Version 1.8
Tracking indicator........................................... 22
Autoplay......................................................... 22
Master gain..................................................... 22
Track gain....................................................... 22
Key Lock......................................................... 22
33 / 45 Speeds................................................ 22
Repeat............................................................ 22
Tap Tempo...................................................... 22
Scratch LIVE modes............................................ 23
Absolute mode................................................ 23
Relative mode................................................. 23
Censor............................................................ 23
Internal mode................................................. 24
Cue points......................................................... 25
Looping............................................................. 25
Auto-looping...................................................... 25
MIDI Control...................................................... 26
MIDI controller setup...................................... 26
Assigning Controls.......................................... 26
Presets............................................................ 26
MIDI implementation....................................... 26
Organizing your music....................................... 27
Grouping tracks into crates............................. 27
Subcrates........................................................ 27
Sorting your files............................................ 27
Using the song browser..................................... 28
Searching........................................................ 28
Prepare window.............................................. 29
Review window.............................................. 29
Editing ID3 tags.............................................. 29
Status icons.................................................... 29
Display album art............................................ 29
Playing tracks direct from audio CD................. 29
Previewing tracks............................................ 29
Autobackup.................................................... 29
Recording.......................................................... 30
Keyboard shortcuts............................................ 31
Additional setup................................................ 32
Hardware........................................................ 32
Playback......................................................... 33
Vinyl control................................................... 34
Library............................................................ 34
Display........................................................... 35
Plugins........................................................... 35
USB dropout indicator..................................... 35
The hardware control panel............................... 36
Controlling Scratch LIVE from the TTM 57SL.... 36
Groups............................................................ 36
Customizing the control assignments.............. 36
Group details.................................................. 37
Mixing with only one turntable.......................... 40
TTM 57SL specifications..................................... 40
Troubleshooting and FAQ................................... 41
Scope reading and fixes..................................... 42
Corrupt file descriptions and diagnoses.............. 44
Magnetic fader maintenance.............................. 45
Appendix: DSP and analog block diagrams......... 47
Foot switch diagram.......................................... 48
1
TTM 57SL Mixer Overview
Advanced recording capabilities
Record your mix directly to hard drive. See page 30.
The TTM 57SL Performance Mixer combines the best technologies that Rane and Serato have to offer in a single high-performance mixer. The TTM 57SL fully integrates Rane’s proven
hardware and Serato Scratch LIVE, creating a whole new range of
possibilities for your performance. The TTM 57SL was specifically
designed to work with Scratch LIVE and the available features are
best served when used with Scratch LIVE. The TTM 57SL is also a
very competent standalone performance mixer.
External sound card interface
Use the TTM 57SL as a high quality USB audio interface for your
favorite Mac or PC software — USB 1.1 with 8 channels of streaming 16 bit / 44.1 kHz audio with onboard DSP effects processing.
Magnetic faders
Rane's legendary patented magnetic faders are the fastest, most
accurate, and longest lasting on the planet. The TTM 57SL uses
the same faders and performance oriented layout that made the
TTM 56 famous.
Future proof
The features and functionality of your mixer will improve with
each new release of the Scratch LIVE software – and all Scratch
LIVE updates are free.
Hardware features
• Internal universal power supply works in almost any country.
• 4 line / phono switchable inputs.
• “Kills” on each EQ band, on each bus; six total.
• Dual headphone outputs: ¼" jack and 3.5 mm mini-jack.
• Rane’s famous “FlexFX” effects loop system, in addition to
built-in effects.
• RCA, ¼" and XLR outputs, each with an independent volume
control.
• USB 1.1 with eight channels of streaming 16-bit / 44.1 kHz
audio.
• Mic input EQ and Engage switch.
Scratch LIVE control surface
Control Scratch LIVE without taking your hands off the mixer.
Navigate though your library, load tracks, hit cues, loop and
control effects via the integrated control surface. Control includes
an input for connecting a Footswitch for hands free looping,
sampling and effects.
Effects
24-bit effects using Rane and Serato's award winning studio and
live sound software technologies give you professional studioquality sound. The mixer comes with Echo and Filter effects.
USB
DUAL CD PLAYER OUTS
TURNTABLE OUT
GROUND
GROUND
TURNTABLE OUT
PGM 1
PGM 2
2
1 D
4
6
0
10
2
2
1 D
A
-15
INPUT
L
-12
+12
-12
+12
PAN
R
FlexFX
+15
10
OL
OFF
+6
OFF
+6
OFF
+6
OFF
+6
L
PAN
R
8
8
0
FlexFX
MID
+6
OFF
1
B1
10:00
CV02
4
6
0
10
4
6
0
10
8
AUX OUT
+6
P2
2
8
GROUP
2
B2
B3
B4
B5
PGM 1
B6
CUE
This record contains a control signal only
and is intended solely for use in conjunction
with Serato Scratch LIVE software.
STEREO
HOUSE
CHANNEL
SWAP
J1
SLOW
MASTER
CUE
J2
FAST
FADER 1 CONTOUR
SLOW
REVERSE
FAST
CROSSFADE CONTOUR
SLOW
REVERSE
FADER 2 CONTOUR
REVERSE
OL
+2
0
–2
–4
–8
–16
–24
B
15:00
CV02
12-125-33
RECORDS
This record contains a control signal only
and is intended solely for use in conjunction
with Serato Scratch LIVE software.
+8
A
B
CONTROL RECORD
FAST
+4
2
PGM 2
METER
RECORDS
CONTROL RECORD
©2004 Serato Audio Research
©2004 Rane Corporation
All rights reserved.
14368
10
BOOTH
2
PHONES
DECK
MIC ON
12-125-33
6
2
MIC LEVEL
A
10
MAIN
LOW
OFF
P1
6
0
HIGH
LOW
8
4
4
2
INPUT
GAIN
6
2
0
-15
MID
MIC LOW
4
+15
GAIN
HIGH
MIC HIGH
OUTPUT
LEVELS
A
8
AUX IN
TTM 57SL
PERFORMANCE MIXER
©2004 Serato Audio Research
©2004 Rane Corporation
All rights reserved.
14368
TTM 57SL: The Hardware
The best way to understand the TTM 57SL is to learn the basic
mixer without a computer first. Only after you are familiar with
what this mixer can do on its own, then connect a computer and
learn Scratch LIVE and the digital effects.
PGM 1
4
2
3
1
LINE
4
L
L
L
PHONO
R
R
R
R
MIC
BALANCED
INPUT
AUX
Mic Input
The Mic Input will accept either a balanced ¼" TRS (tip-ringsleeve) plug or an unbalanced TS (tip-sleeve) plug. Any type of
microphone may be used, except those that require phantom
power to operate. See the Mic Level section on page 6.
OUT
BALANCED
RIGHT
MAIN
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
BOOTH
POWER
Analog Outputs
All analog outputs come from the same “Main Mix” signal.
Main, Booth and Aux outputs each have their own Level control.
The Main output is on balanced XLR jacks with pin 2 “hot”
per AES standards. The Booth output is on balanced ¼" TRS
(tip-ring-sleeve) jacks, though unbalanced TS (tip-sleeve) plugs
may be used. The Aux output is on regular unbalanced RCA
jacks. Because all signals are identical, users may use any of these
outputs as the “main” output if a different cable type is required
for system connection.
Rane recommends balanced wiring for the strongest signal
and rejection of hum and noise. If your cable to the amp rack
is less than 10 feet (3 meters), you can usually get away with an
unbalanced cable. See the RaneNote “Sound System Interconnection” available at www.rane.com for details and cable wiring.
L
ON
PGM Inputs 1-4 and Aux Input
The TTM 57SL has two stereo analog inputs for PGM 1 and two
stereo analog inputs for PGM 2. Any of these analog inputs may
be set for Line Input or Phono Input using the LINE / PHONO
switches located on the rear panel. Up is LINE and down is
PHONO. Unused inputs are best set to LINE. Attach your turntable’s ground wires to the Phono Ground connectors.
Two stereo digital inputs from the USB connection, Digital 1
and Digital 2, are also available for PGM 1 and PGM 2. It is possible to select any combination of digital and analog signals.
Any of the four analog inputs may be used for Scratch LIVE
vinyl emulation control. Input 1 or Input 2 may be selected for
Scratch LIVE Virtual Deck 1 control. Input 3 or 4 may be selected
for Scratch LIVE Virtual Deck 2 control. Control input sources
are selected using the Scratch LIVE software. As will be discussed
later in Program Controls, if a source has been selected for vinyl
emulation control by the Scratch LIVE software, the number is
back-lit as a reminder that the source is selected for control.
See the Aux input as described on page 6.
3
IN
PGM 2
2
Leave the power unplugged until everything else is connected!
AUX
1
Connecting the Mixer
Set the unused inputs to LINE.
Power Supply
The TTM 57SL features an internal universal switching power
supply that operates on any AC mains 100 to 240 VAC, 50 or 60
Hz (most places in the world). All that is required when traveling
is the appropriate IEC line cord which is usually readily available.
The universal supply is a major plus for the traveling DJ.
100-240V
50/60 Hz
20 WATTS
3
Program
Controls
2
1 D
4
6
A
4
INPUT
2
Choose one of four INPUT
0
10
sources for each Program.
INPUT
GAIN
PGM 1 selects:
• Analog-1 (A1)
HIGH
• Analog-2 (A2)
• Digital-l
(D1)
• Digital-2. (D2)
L
R
OFF
+6
PGM 2 selects:
PAN
• Analog-3 (A3)
• Analog-4 (A4)
MID
FlexFX
• Digital-l
(D1)
• Digital-2. (D2)
The Analog Inputs come
OFF
+6
from your turntables or CD
players. The Digital Inputs
come from the Virtual Decks in the Scratch LIVE
LOW
software.
If the number for A1 or A2 is illuminated, the
Input has been selected by the Scratch LIVE software
OFF
+6
as the vinyl emulation input for Deck One. If the
number for A3 or A4 is illuminated, the Input has
been selected by Scratch LIVE as the vinyl emulation
input for Deck Two. The backlit number is a reminder that this
source may be a control signal and not audio. You may select a
control input and use it as a normal analog input at any time
without de-selecting it for control in Scratch LIVE, but remember
that if you are playing a control record or CD, you will hear the
control signal.
See Control source and Phono sensitivity on page 32.
PAN
These controls pan the signal between the Left and Right outputs.
0
10
INPUT
GAIN
HIGH
OFF
L
+6
MID
OFF
PAN
R
FlexFX
+6
LOW
OFF
+6
AUDIO PRECISION AMPL (dBr) vs AMPL (dBr)
LOW+
5
MID+
HIGH+
0
G -5
A
I -10
N
-15
-20
-25
MID–
GH
–
4
A
8
HI
HIGH / MID / LOW EQ
The control range is OFF to +6 dB. These use 2nd-order (12 dB
per octave), Linkwitz-Riley, Accelerated Slope™ filters. The LowMid crosspoint is 300 Hz. The Mid-High crosspoint is 4 kHz.
Kill switches provide instant-off for each control. The
skull lights red and the band is off when its Kill switch is pressed.
When the switch is released, the EQ goes back to the setting of
its EQ control. These switches may be set to momentary or toggle
operation within the Scratch LIVE software.
See latch kill switches on page 32.
10
6
2
LO
W–
GAIN
These “trim” controls adjust the selected input to match other
inputs. These controls have a built-in Limiter that prevents the
signal from clipping regardless of the Gain setting. If increasing the Gain does not increase the signal level, then the signal is
already at maximum and the Limiter is controlling the signal to
prevent clipping. The Gain range is +15 dB to off.
8
2
1 D
-30
-35
-40
20
100
1k
FREQUENCY
10k
Interactivity of the Accelerated-Slope™ EQ controls
20k
Faders
Magnetic faders are used for both Channel Faders and Crossfader
(the same faders used in the TTM 56). Each fader has an independent Contour control and a Reverse switch.
CHANNEL SWAP
This button reverses the channel assignment for all three faders.
Pressing the switch toggles Channel Swap on and off. When the
yellow indicator is lit, Channel Swap is engaged. When channels
are swapped, the PGM 1 Fader controls PGM 2 and the PGM 2
Fader controls PGM 1. PGM 1 is also moved from the A side of
the Crossfader to the B side of the Crossfader. Fader Contour and
Reverse controls stay with the original Fader. Fader 1 Contour
and Reverse is always with the left Fader and Fader 2 Contour
and Reverse is always with the right Fader. This switch is slightly
recessed to prevent accidental engagement.
CONTOUR
These controls provide a full range of fader adjustment from
constant power (Slow) to extremely fast cut (Fast).
dB Attenuation
Channel and CrossFader Contour
travel
0
20
METER
The Meter has two modes of operation. The METER switch
toggles between dual mono CUE and STEREO HOUSE. When
the green indicator is lit, the Meter displays Stereo Mix, which is
being sent to all three outputs. When the green indicator is off,
the Meter displays Dual Mono Cue, to show the levels of PGM 1
and PGM 2. The red OL indicator lights at 0 dBFS (clipping).
The Meter displays loudness with a solid string of lights, and how
close you are to clipping with a moving dot. If the red OL indicator lights, turn the level down using the Gain control.
SLOW
FAST
40
60
80
100
REVERSE
These switches are provided for each fader just to the right of each
Contour control. Reverse toggles on (lit green) and off with each
push of the switch. These switches are slightly recessed to prevent
accidental engagement.
METER
STEREO
HOUSE
CHANNEL
SWAP
On = Stereo House Metering
Off = Dual Mono Cue Metering
SLOW
FAST
FADER 1 CONTOUR
SLOW
REVERSE
FAST
CROSSFADE CONTOUR
SLOW
REVERSE
FAST
FADER 2 CONTOUR
REVERSE
OL
+8
+4
+2
0
–2
–4
–8
–16
–24
A
B
TTM 57SL
PERFORMANCE MIXER
5
4
AUX IN
This level adjusts the level of the Auxiliary Input signal. This is a
full-range control providing Off to +6 dB gain adjustment.
6
2
MIC LEVEL and EQ
The MIC ON switch engages the Mic. The green indicator is lit
when the MIC is engaged.
MIC LEVEL adjusts the Mic gain over a range of Off to +50
dB. Set the gain where you want it and use the MIC ON switch
to turn the MIC on and off.
The OL indicator lights when the signal reaches clipping. If
this lights red, turn the MIC LEVEL down.
MIC HIGH and MIC LOW tone controls allow you to
adjust the bass and treble of the MIC Input signal.
8
0
10
AUX IN
-12
+12
MIC HIGH
-12
+12
MIC LOW
4
6
2
8
0
10
MIC LEVEL
MIC ON
OL
OUTPUT LEVELS
Output Level controls are provided for MAIN, BOOTH and
AUX Outputs. All three outputs have the same Main Mix source.
As shown previously in Analog Outputs (on page 3), the Main
output is a balanced output on XLR connectors, the Booth output is a balanced signal on TRS connectors and the AUX output
is an unbalanced signal on RCA connectors. This combination of
jacks allows you to hook into other equipment regardless of the
connector type.
OUTPUT
LEVELS
4
2
PHONES
The headphone output can deliver very high volume to some
headphones. To avoid pain, never put headphones on your head
before plugging them in. Always start with the PHONES Level
turned down, and then turn it up to the desired level.
0
10
4
6
8
(XLR)
8
(TRS)
8
(RCA)
MAIN
2
0
10
4
6
BOOTH
2
0
10
4
6
AUX OUT
2
8
0
10
PHONES
Headphone Cueing
The Cueing system allows users to Pan the Cue from PGM 1 to
PGM 2 or select the Master Mix. Cueing is also provided for the
internal digital effects, covered on page 9.
Both 3.5 mm and ¼" jacks are provided. These can be used
simultaneously, but using only one at a time yields more power to
the headphones.
6
PGM 1
CUE
PGM 2
MASTER
CUE
CUE
This slider allows you to pan between PGM 1 and PGM 2 in the
headphones when the Master Cue light is off. When Master Cue
is on, this control has no effect. The cue signals are post-EQ and
pre-fader.
MASTER CUE
Press this switch (green light on) to hear the Main Mix in the
headphones. When this light is off, the Cue slider takes over.
6
HEADPHONES
FlexFX Loop
FlexFX
This stereo loop connects an external effects processor. The signals coming from the PGM 1 fader, the
PGM 2 fader, or both may be routed to the FlexFX
loop. This allows a single external effects unit to process PGM 1
and/or PGM 2. (See internal digital effects on page 8.)
FlexFX switches are provided for PGM 1 and PGM 2. Pressing the FlexFX switch lights the green indicator and sends the
signal to the external FlexFX Loop. Press the switch again to stop
sending signal to the loop (the green indicator goes dark).
FlexFX jacks are unbalanced mono ¼" TS (Tip/Sleeve).
SEND jacks provide output to the effects processor. RETURN
jacks provide input from the effects processor. Effects insert
devices with a single in/out TRS jack place Send on the TIP and
Return on the RING. For this application, you will need a “Y”
cable, as shown below.
Send signals may be used as another auxiliary output, allowing PGM 1, PGM 2 or both to be routed to an external source
(another amp or recorder).
If you wish to disconnect your external effects processor, it
is not necessary to connect cables from FlexFX Send to FlexFX
Return, as the TTM 57SL detects the presence of cables, and
automatically connects the Send and Return when a cable is not
connected.
Any signal assigned to the FlexFX Loop will be processed by
any internal digital effect assigned to the AUX BUS. This has the
advantage of allowing one of the two internal effects to be assigned to the AUX BUS and then assigning PGM 1 and/or PGM
2 to the FlexFX Loop.
USB Streaming Audio
There are eight channels of streaming audio
over the USB port. Two stereo channels from
the computer and two stereo channels to the
computer. While internal processing is all
24-bit 44.1 kHz, streaming audio is 16-bit
USB
44.1 kHz. If the blue indicator is on, the
device is connected and communicating with the computer. For
troubleshooting connection problems see page 41.
Two stereo signals from the computer appear as Digital 1 and
Digital 2 inputs. These stereo digital signals may be selected for
PGM 1 and/or PGM 2 (see source selection in Program Controls
section).
As well as the 2 stereo channels sent to the computer for vinyl
emulation control, one stereo pair can also be sent to your computer for recording. See Recording on page 30.
When not using the Scratch LIVE software, the mixer appears
as two four-channel sound cards with stereo in and stereo out.
The source for the stereo output channels must be selected in
your software.
The following signals may be selected as the source for either
digital output to the computer:
PGM 1 Pre- or Post- Fader
PGM 2 Pre- or Post-Fader
Main Mix
AUX BUS (sum of MIC, AUX and FlexFX Return).
UNBALANCED
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
SEND
RETURN FlexFX
+
1-CONDUCTOR SHIELDED CABLE
+
SEND
T = SEND
R = RETURN
S = SHIELD
SHIELD
+
1-CONDUCTOR SHIELDED CABLE
SHIELD
+
RETURN
SHIELD
Send/Return Cable Wiring
7
Effects
Hardware and software control panels
These “soft” controls have multiple functions for controlling
Serato Scratch LIVE software. These also control the Internal
Digital Effects when the mixer is operated stand-alone without
a computer. The Effects function the same way if connected to
the Scratch LIVE software or when using the TTM 57SL standalone. Scratch LIVE software controls are described on page 36.
P1
P2
DECK
1
B1
J1
GROUP
2
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
J2
Scratch LIVE software effect controls mirror the TTM 57SL front panel.
When one status changes, so does the other.
Internal Digital Effects
There are two Effects Processors available in the TTM 57SL.
Digital Effects hang out in the mixer instead of the software so
they are available for signal processing even when Scratch LIVE is
not running. Each processor can load one of ten effects:
• Echo
[post fader]
• Hold Echo
[post fader]
• HP Echo
[post fader]
• HP Hold Echo
[post fader]
• LP Filter (Low Pass)
[pre fader]
• BP Filter (Band Pass)
[pre fader]
• HP Filter (High Pass)
[pre fader]
• Phaser
[pre fader]
• Flanger
[pre fader]
• Desecrator
[pre fader]
When Scratch LIVE software is running, the deployed effect
for each Effect Processor is on the computer screen, along with
all control assignments and settings. The Effects are still available
when the mixer is operating stand-alone, however, there is no
display on the mixer for indicating the deployed Effect, control
assignment or settings.
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For this reason, you may want to begin by using the Effects
with Scratch LIVE software to learn control assignments. Typically,
Effects are controlled by ear. If you know which Effect is installed
in the Effects Processors and what controls are assigned to what
functions, the Effects are very usable without the software. The
function of the controls has been standardized to help keep
stand-alone operation simple. The TTM 57SL ships with Echo
in Processor 1, and LP Filter in Processor 2 before Scratch LIVE
reassigns them. Note: these defaults can be changed and saved to the
mixer with the Hardware Setup screen shown on page 32.
Group 6
If you are connected to the Scratch LIVE software, switch to
Group 6 to begin using Effects. Press GROUP then B6 (See page
36 for more information on Groups).
Inserting an Effect
There are four possible insert points for a deployed Effect:
PGM 1, PGM 2, AUX BUS or Main Mix. When an Effects
Processor is inserted in PGM 1 or PGM 2, pre- or post-fader
operation is determined by the Effect. All the Echo Effects
are post-fader, and all other Effects are pre-fader. Both Effects
Processors can use the same insert point, but the order depends
on the effect. For instance, the Filter effect will be processed first
(because it is pre-fader), and the Echo effect will be processed
second (because it is post-fader). If both are pre-fader Effects,
Processor 1 will be first.
Note: Any Echo Effect can only be loaded into one of the
processors.
The controls required to select an Effects Processor and determine it’s insert point are shown below. The DECK button selects
the Effects Processor to be controlled. Pressing the button toggles
between Effects Processor 1 and Effects Processor 2.
B1 inserts the selected Effects Processor in PGM 1.
B2 inserts the selected Effects Processor in PGM 2.
B3 inserts the selected Effects Processor in AUX Bus.
B4 inserts the selected Effects Processor in Main Mix.
DECK
PROCESSOR 1
1
B1
PROCESSOR 2
2
B2
B3
B4
INSERT POINT
PGM 1
PGM 2
AUX
MAIN
To share an effect with both PGM 1 and PGM 2, insert the
effect in the Aux Bus and use the FlexFX switches. Remember
that an effect in the Aux Bus affects the FlexFX, Mic and Aux
Inputs.
Basic Effects Controls
The selected effect is edited with the remaining soft controls. The
function of some controls depends on the selected Effect. Specific
control funtions are detailed for each Effect. The basic operation
of these controls is outlined here:
B5
B6
CUE
EFFECT
ON
ON
TRANSFORM
J2
B5 Toggles the Effects Cue On / Off. This is a global setting and
does not change state when toggling between Effects Processors.
See the Effects Cueing section to the right for details.
B6 toggles the selected Effects Processor On / Off.
J1 and J2 joysticks may operate as transform switches or be used
to control effects parameters. J1 and J2 each feature an eightposition joystick, a push switch and a green mode indicator light.
• If the indicator light is off, the associated joystick operates as a
transform switch.
• If the green indicator light is on, the joystick is assigned to an
effect parameter as shown on the following pages. Pressing
the joystick toggles between the two modes of operation. If a
second function is not available, pressing the joystick has no
effect. See page 36 for a more detailed description of how to
switch joystick modes.
P1 and P2 may be used to control Effect parameters, each consisting of a rotary encoder, a push switch and a green mode light.
Footswitch
The last soft control is the optional footswitch. A footswitch allows hands-free control of these Effects parameters:
• Tap to set the BPM
• Turn the Effect on & off
• Select between the two Effects Processors (the DECK switch).
The footswitch can also assist with looping and recording
functions. These are shown in the Groups section on pages 36 to
39. See page 48 for details on compatible footswitches.
Effects Cueing
You can cue an effect before you turn it on so that you can check
how it sounds before you bring it into the mix. Button B5 turns
the Effect Cue on or off. Note that if you turn Effect Cue on, it
stays on even when you switch between effects.
For an Effect Cue to be heard in the headphones, the Effect
Processor must be selected, Effect Cue must be on and the Cue
Pan and Master Cue controls must be in the correct position.
For instance, with a track playing in PGM 1:
1. Select Processor 1 to choose your Effect.
2. Select B1 to route PGM 1 to the Effect.
3. Select B5 to Cue the Effect in your phones.
4. Select B6 to send the Effect to the Master.
5. Echo Effects are post-fader, so the fader needs to be up to
send the Effect a signal. Other Effects do not rely on the fader.
The Effects Cue for an Effect inserted in Main or Aux Bus is
only heard in the headphones if the Master Cue switch is on.
The Hold Echos are the only Effects that cannot be heard in
the headphones unless it is on and also sent to the Master.
AUX BUS EFFECT CUE
MAIN MIX EFFECT CUE
MAIN MIX CUE
PGM 1 EFFECT CUE
PGM 1 CUE
CUE PAN
PGM 2 EFFECT CUE
PGM 2 CUE
MASTER CUE
ON
CUE
OFF
Effects Cue Logic Diagram
New Effects in 1.8
Phaser:
* Is a pre-fader effect
* P1 Controls the design frequency
* P1 second function taps the bpm as per the filter effects
* P2 Controls the feedback
* P2 second function controls the phaser depth
Flanger:
* Is a pre-fader effect
* P1 controls the base delay. This is in ms.
* P1 second function taps the bpm, bpm affects LFO sweep rate
* P2 controls feedback, providing fullness to the flanger effect
* P2 second function controls the depth which represents the
peak delay change.
Desecrator:
* Is a pre-fader effect
* P1 controls the drive.
* P2 controls the down sampler.
* P2 second function controls the bit depth
HP Echo and HP Hold Echo:
* Hold Echo, with a high-pass filter added to remove the bass
LFO syncing - A single tap of the bpm button resyncs the LFO.
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Control Assignments for Sweep Filter Effects
Three Filters have the same parameters, but are different filter
types:
• LP Filter is an automatically sweepable Low Pass Filter.
• BP Filter is an automatically sweepable Band Pass Filter.
• HP Filter is an automatically sweepable High Pass Filter.
(In case you are wondering, a high pass is the same as a low cut.)
Each Filter’s settings are independent from the other Filters.
P1 Frequency / Tap BPM
If the track has a BPM tag, the Filter sweep automatically matches it and a lock icon appears in the Filter section. To manually
set the sweep BPM, tap P1 to the beat. The default BPM is 120,
and tapping P1 can set it from 24 to 480 with a resolution of 0.1
BPM. A single Tap of P1 resyncs the sweep to the BPM.
The primary function of P1 (indicator off) is Cutoff Frequency, which starts at 722 Hz and is adjustable from 31.5 Hz to
16 kHz (9 octaves). The full sweep of the filter is reached in 11/3
rotations of P1.
J1 Multiplier
The BPM Multiplier is selected with J1, which toggles between
transform operation and BPM multiplier. If the green mode
indicator is on, J1 may adjust the multiplier to 16, 8, 4, 2, 1, 3/4,
½, or 1/4.
P1 • Frequency
31.5 Hz
16 kHz
P2 Resonance / Depth
Resonance is adjusted using the primary function of P2 (indicator off). The diagrams below show the different resonances for
each Filter type.
LP and HP Filter Resonance determines how peaked the
cutoff is, which is adjustable over a range of 0.7 to 3.0.
BP Filter Resonance determines the width of the peak, which
is adjustable over a range of 0.7 to 3.0.
Depth is adjusted using the second function of P2 (green
indicator on). Depth sets how far the sweep of the LFO (low
frequency oscillator) modulates the Frequency set by P1. The
Depth is adjustable ±4.5 octaves. The full range is reached in 11/3
rotations of P2. With Depth at minimum, the LFO ceases to
have any effect, and P1 becomes a manual sweep control.
J2 Wet / Dry
Pressing J2 toggles between transform operation (indicator off)
and Wet / Dry control (green indicator on). The default is 100%
wet. Holding the joystick left goes more Dry, to the right goes
more Wet. Moving the joystick up provides instant, momentary
100% Wet. Moving the joystick down provides instant, momentary 100% Dry. This allows Wet or Dry transforming with the
control returning to the set Wet/Dry ratio when the control is at
rest (in the center).
P1 • Frequency
31.5 Hz
16 kHz
31.5 Hz
max 3.0
• P2 Resonance
• P2 Resonance
max 6.0
min 0.7
min 0.7
• P2
min
Depth
P1 •
single
tap BPM
sync
point,
multiple
taps to set BPM. Sweep
min 0.7
• P2
min
Depth
P1 •
single
tap BPM
sync
point,
multiple
taps to set BPM. Sweep
LP Filter Effect Response
DEPTH
P2
¼
J1
10
1
PROCESSOR 1
4
16
8
GROUP
2
PROCESSOR 2
B2
B3
B4
INSERT POINT
PGM 1
PGM 2
AUX B
MAIN
B5
B6
CUE
EFFECT
ON
ON
min
P1 •
single
tap BPM
sync
point,
multiple
taps to set BPM.
HP Filter Effect Response
RESONANCE
DECK
Depth
Sweep
TAP BPM
P1
½
• P2
BP Filter Effect Response
FREQUENCY
B1
16 kHz
max 3.0
• P2 Resonance
MULTIPLIER
¾ 1 2
P1 • Frequency
ALL WET
MORE
DRY
MORE
WET
ALL DRY
J2
J2 Wet / Dry Mix
Pressing J2 toggles between transform operation (indicator off)
and Wet / Dry control (green indicator on). The default is 100%
wet. Holding the joystick left goes more Dry, to the right goes
more Wet. Moving the joystick up provides instant, momentary
100% Wet. Moving the joystick down provides instant, momentary 100% Dry. This allows Wet or Dry transforming with the
control returning to the set Wet/Dry ratio when the control is at
rest (in the center).
• P2 Feedback
range = 0 to 100%
P1 Phaser Frequency / Flanger Delay / Tap BPM
The Phaser’s primary function of P1 (indicator off) is filter design
frequency, which starts at 722 Hz and is adjustable from 31.5 Hz
to 16 kHz (9 octaves). The full sweep of the filter is reached in
11/3 rotations of P1.
The Flanger’s primary function of P1 (indicator off) is Base
Delay, adjustable from 0 to 11.6 milliseconds. The Base Delay
sets the high frequency point of the sweep. The Depth control
(P2) sets the range of the swept comb filter.
If the track has a BPM tag, the sweep automatically matches
it and a lock icon appears in the BPM section. To manually set
the sweep BPM, tap P1 to the beat. The default BPM is 120,
and tapping P1 can set it from 24 to 480 with a resolution of 0.1
BPM. A single Tap of P1 resyncs the sweep to the BPM.
B6
on
P1 •
single tap
BPM sync
point,
multiple
taps to
set BPM.
½
¼
J1
B1
0 sec
B6
4
16
8
PGM 2
Sweep
P1 • Base Delay
11.6 ms
on
P1 •
single tap
BPM sync
point,
multiple
taps to
set BPM.
Sweep
P2 •
Delay Depth
Flanger Effect Diagram
FEEDBACK
DEPTH
P2
GROUP
B3
B4
INSERT POINT
PGM 1
• P2
Delay
•
2
PROCESSOR 2
B2
Depth
• P2 Feedback
range = 0 to 100%
P1
1
PROCESSOR 1
min
Phaser Effect Diagram
P2 Feedback / Depth
Feedback is the primary function of P2 (indicator off) controlling
the amount of phased or delayed signal fed back to the input, increasing “fatness.” Minimum to maximum is 11/3 rotations of P2.
Depth is adjusted using the second function of P2 (green
indicator on). Depth sets how far the sweep of the LFO (low
frequency oscillator) modulates the Frequency (Phaser) or Delay
(Flanger) as set by P1. The Phaser Depth is adjustable from 0 to
±4.5 octaves, and the Delay Depth is adjustable from 0 to 11.6 ms. The full range
PHASER FREQUENCY is reached in 11/3 rotations of P2. With
or FLANGER DELAY
Depth at minimum, the LFO ceases to
have any effect, and P1 becomes a manual
TAP BPM
sweep control.
MULTIPLIER
¾ 1 2
16 kHz
All-pass filter
•
J1 Multiplier
The BPM Multiplier is selected with J1, toggling between transform operation and BPM multiplier. If the green mode indicator
is on, J1 may adjust the multiplier to 16, 8, 4, 2, 1, 3/4, ½, or 1/4.
DECK
P1 • Frequency
31.5 Hz
Base Delay
Control Assignments for Phaser & Flanger
Phasing is a swept comb-filter effect with no linear harmonic
relationship between the comb teeth. Splitting an audio signal in
two, shifting the phase of one signal by passing it through an allpass filter, then recombining, creates the phasing effect.
A Flanger creates a unique “flyover”sound by creating a set
of equally spaced notches in the the frequency spectrum in a
linear harmonic comb filter. This is done by mixing a signal with
a slightly delayed copy of itself and by constantly changing the
length of the delay.
Both effects use an LFO to cause the comb peaks and notches
to sweep up and down the frequency spectrum.
AUX B
MAIN
B5
B6
CUE
EFFECT
ON
ON
ALL WET
MORE
DRY
MORE
WET
ALL DRY
J2
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Control Assignments for Echo Effects
If the track has a BPM tag, the Echo BPM is automatically set
and a lock icon appears in the Echo section. To manually set the
BPM of the Echo, tap P1 (or the footswitch) to the beat.
J1 Multiplier
Pressing J1 toggles between normal transform operation (indicator off) and the BPM Multiplier (green indicator on). With the
green indicator lit, J1 adjusts the multiplier to 4, 2, 1, 3/4, ½, 1/4,
1/8, or 1/16. Multipliers that exceed the Delay memory will not
function and are grayed-out in the software control panel. If
BPM is set with tapping, the multiplier is set to 1. The multiplier
is not reset when the BPM is set via the ID3 tag, so your subsequent tracks can stay at x4 if you wish. The active Multiplier is
shown in green text when locked to a BPM.
P1 Delay / Tap BPM
Once you turn P1, the lock icon disappears, the Multiplier
number turns white and P1 becomes a Delay control. Delay has
a range of 1ms to 2.9 seconds, and a track without a BPM tag
will start at 500 ms. A slow turn gives 1ms adjustment resolution, while a fast turn increases the resolution to 200 ms per step.
To get back to the original BPM after adjusting Delay, select a
multiplier with J1, and the Multiplier number changes to green.
A single Tap of P1 will resync the delay to the BPM.
P2 Feedback
Feedback is the amount of delayed signal fed back to the delay
input. Feedback minimum to maximum is 11/3 rotations of P2.
The Delay clears after one circulation when Feedback is brought
to 0%. The Delay clears immediately when uninserted, but
changing the insert point does not clear the feedback loop. This
is useful for adding PGM 2 Echo to the fading PGM 1 Echo. To
clear the loop and start a fresh Echo immediately, rapid doubleclick on the insert point B1, B2, B3 or B4.
HP Echo Effect Differences:
• Each delay cycle repeatedly runs through a second-order High
Pass Filter having a set resonance of 0.7.
• Filter Cutoff Frequency is adjusted with the second function of
P2 (green indicator on), adjustable from 31.5 Hz to 16 kHz (9
octaves). The full sweep of the filter is reached in 11/3 rotations.
J2 Wet / Dry
Pressing J2 toggles between transform operation (indicator off)
and Wet / Dry control (green indicator on). The default is 50%
Wet / 50% Dry. Holding the joystick left goes more Dry, to the
right goes more Wet. Moving the joystick up provides instant,
momentary 100% Wet. Moving the joystick down provides instant, momentary 100% Dry. This allows Wet or Dry transforming with the control returning to the set Wet/Dry ratio when the
control is at rest (in the center).
B1 PGM 1
B2 PGM 2
•
•
¼
J1
12
B1
4
�⁄�
�⁄��
B4
INSERT POINT
PGM 1
PGM 2
AUX B
MAIN
B3
MAIN
B4
•
•
range = 0 to 94%
B1 PGM 1
B2 PGM 2
•
P1 •
Delay
B3 AUX
•
P2 •
Frequency
•
• P2 Feedback
range = 0 to 94%
HP Echo Effect Signal Flow
B6
CUE
EFFECT
ON
ON
ALL WET
MORE
DRY
MORE
WET
ALL DRY
J2
•
B6
•
on
HP Filter
Echo starts to
build when effect
is inserted
B5
PGM 1 B1
Delay is set by BPM tag.
Tap P1 • for manual BPM.
•
GROUP
B3
•
AUX
Echo Effect Signal Flow
2
PROCESSOR 2
B2
PGM 2 B2
• P2 Feedback
HP ECHO FREQUENCY
P2
1
PROCESSOR 1
on
•
Echo starts to
build when effect
is inserted
FEEDBACK
MULTIPLIER
¾ 1 2
•
B4 MAIN
TAP BPM
P1
½
P1 • Delay
B3 AUX
DELAY
DECK
•
B6
B4 MAIN
Echo Effect Differences:
• Feedback starts at 70% and adjustable from 0% to 94%.
• Feedback generates as long as it is inserted.
• P2 has no second function in the Echo Effect.
PGM 1 B1
Delay is set by BPM tag.
Tap P1 • for manual BPM.
•
PGM 2 B2
•
AUX
B3
MAIN
B4
•
•
Control Assignments for Hold Echo Effects
If the track has a BPM tag, the Echo BPM is automatically set
and a lock icon appears in the Echo section. To manually set the
BPM of the Echo, tap P1 (or the footswitch) to the beat.
J1 Multiplier
Pressing J1 toggles between normal transform operation (indicator off) and the BPM Multiplier (green indicator on). With the
green indicator lit, J1 adjusts the multiplier to 4, 2, 1, 3/4, ½, 1/4,
1/8, or 1/16. Multipliers that exceed the Delay memory will not
function and are grayed-out in the software control panel. If
BPM is set with tapping, the multiplier is set to 1. The multiplier
is not reset when the BPM is set via the ID3 tag, so your subsequent tracks can stay at x4 if you wish. The active Multiplier is
shown in green text when locked to a BPM.
P1 Delay / Tap BPM
Once you turn P1, the lock icon disappears, the Multiplier
number turns white and P1 becomes a Delay control. Delay has
a range of 1ms to 2.9 seconds, and a track without a BPM tag
will start at 500 ms. A slow turn gives 1ms adjustment resolution, while a fast turn increases the resolution to 200 ms per step.
To get back to the original BPM after adjusting Delay, select a
multiplier with J1, and the Multiplier number changes to green.
A single Tap of P1 resyncs the delay to the BPM.
P2 Feedback
Feedback is the amount of delayed signal fed back to the delay
input. Feedback minimum to maximum is 11/3 rotations of P2.
The Delay clears after one circulation when Feedback is brought
to 0%. The Delay clears immediately when uninserted, but
changing the insert point does not clear the feedback loop. This
is useful for adding PGM 2 Echo to the fading PGM 1 Echo. To
clear the loop and start a fresh Echo immediately, rapid doubleclick on the insert point B1, B2, B3 or B4.
Hold Echo Effect Differences:
• Feedback starts with 100% but adjustable to 0% with P2.
• Feedback generates as long as it is inserted and B6 is on.
• Delay still loops after B6 is off. If Feedback is set to 100% it
will loop for days. The loop will decay if Feedback is reduced.
Uninsert the Effect to stop the loop immediately.
• P2 has no second function in the Hold
DELAY
Echo Effect.
HP Hold Echo Effect Differences:
• Each delay cycle repeatedly runs through a second-order High
Pass Filter having a set resonance of 0.7.
• Filter Cutoff Frequency is adjusted with the second function of
P2 (green indicator on), adjustable from 31.5 Hz to 16 kHz (9
octaves). The full sweep of the filter is reached in 11/3 rotations.
J2 Wet / Dry
Pressing J2 toggles between transform operation (indicator off)
and Wet / Dry control (green indicator on). The default is 50%
Wet / 50% Dry. Holding the joystick left goes more Dry, to the
right goes more Wet. Moving the joystick up provides instant,
momentary 100% Wet. Moving the joystick down provides instant, momentary 100% Dry. This allows Wet or Dry transforming with the control returning to the set Wet/Dry ratio when the
control is at rest (in the center).
B1 PGM 1
B2 PGM 2
•
MULTIPLIER
¾ 1 2
J1
1
PROCESSOR 1
B1
4
�⁄�
�⁄��
•
P1 • Delay
on
B4 MAIN
•
•
AUX
B3
MAIN
B4
•
•
• P2 Feedback
Echo starts to
build when effect
is inserted and on
range = 0 to 100%
Hold Echo Effect Signal Flow
Delay is set by BPM tag.
Tap P1 • for manual BPM.
B1 PGM 1
•
B2 PGM 2
B6
•
•
B3 AUX
P1 •
Delay
on
•
P2 •
Frequency
HP Filter
B4 MAIN
•
• P2 Feedback
Echo starts to
build when effect
is inserted and on
PGM 1 B1
•
PGM 2 B2
•
AUX
B3
MAIN
B4
•
•
range = 0 to 100%
HP Hold Echo Effect Signal Flow
FEEDBACK
HP ECHO FREQUENCY
P2
DECK
¼
•
•
PGM 1 B1
PGM 2 B2
B6
B3 AUX
TAP BPM
P1
½
Delay is set by BPM tag.
Tap P1 • for manual BPM.
•
GROUP
2
PROCESSOR 2
B2
B3
B4
INSERT POINT
PGM 1
PGM 2
AUX B
MAIN
B5
B6
CUE
EFFECT
ON
ON
ALL WET
MORE
DRY
MORE
WET
ALL DRY
J2
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Control Assignments for Desecrator
The Desecrator adds controlled distortion...from fine dust to
rusty metal spikes, by allowing adjustment of bit-depth and
sample rate without dithering or anti-aliasing. Clipping can be a
fine shave, or enough for a wig!
P1 Drive Level
The only function of P1 (indicator off) is Drive Level, adjusting
from 0 dB to +24 dB in 32 uniform steps. To keep audio output
level constant, inverse gain is applied after the bit-depth stage. A
slight level reduction occurs when clipping.
P1 has no second function when using the Desecrator.
J1 has no function when using the Desecrator.
P2 Sample Rate / Bit Depth
Sample Rate is the primary function of P2 (indicator off) adjusting the sample rate from a clean 44.1 kHz to a dirty 34 Hz over
32 steps with 1/3-octave spacing.
Bit Depth is adjusted with the second function of P2 (green
indicator on) adjusts from a creamy 24 bits to a crunchy 3 bits in
22 steps. Increasing the P1 Drive Level increases the spreadability
when bits are reduced to a single digit.
J2 Wet / Dry Mix
Pressing J2 toggles between transform operation (indicator off)
and Wet / Dry control (green indicator on). The default is 100%
wet. Holding the joystick left goes more Dry, to the right goes
more Wet. Moving the joystick up provides instant, momentary
100% Wet. Moving the joystick down provides instant, momentary 100% Dry. This allows Wet or Dry transforming with the
control returning to the set Wet/Dry ratio when the control is at
rest (in the center).
B6
•
on
P2 •
Sample
Rate
P2 •
Bit
Depth
SAMPLE RATE
BIT DEPTH
P2
P1
DECK
1
PROCESSOR 1
B1
GROUP
2
PROCESSOR 2
B2
B3
B4
INSERT POINT
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3 to
24 bits
Desecrator Effect Diagram
DRIVE LEVEL
J1
P1 •
Drive
Level
44.1 kHz
to 34 Hz
PGM 1
PGM 2
AUX B
MAIN
B5
B6
CUE
EFFECT
ON
ON
ALL WET
MORE
DRY
MORE
WET
ALL DRY
J2
Inverse
Drive
Level
The Software:
Getting started
1) Install the software
Mac
Insert the Software Installation CD-ROM and double-click the
installer icon.
Windows
1. Insert the Software Installation CD-ROM. If Setup doesn’t
start automatically, browse to the CD drive and run
setup.exe. Note: Select custom install to change the directory
you wish to install Scratch LIVE into.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions. Once the installation is
complete, Scratch Live appears in the Start Menu under All
Programs > Serato > Scratch Live.
2) Connect the TTM 57SL mixer
Mac
Mac users need only connect the mixer after installing the software. No extra hardware installation is required.
Windows XP Drivers
There are two drivers to install. The first is the standard Windows
driver that allows you to use your TTM 57SL as a sound card.
The second driver allows you to use the TTM 57SL with Scratch
LIVE.
When the TTM 57SL is connected to the computer with
the USB cable for the first time, Windows will recognize it with
'Found New Hardware' bubbles appearing in the taskbar. Wait
for it to finish as it loads the default sound card driver. When you
see the bubble "Your new hardware is installed and ready to use,"
proceed to install the Scratch LIVE driver.
Installing the Scratch LIVE driver.
1. With the Scratch LIVE installation CD in the drive, run
Scratch LIVE.
2. Windows will ask you if you wish to search for drivers on the
internet – select “No, not this time”, and click “Next”
3. Choose the “Install the software automatically” option, and
click “Next”
4. Windows may warn you that the driver has not been signed.
Click “Continue Anyway”
5. Click Finish.
TTM 57SL as a sound card
The TTM 57SL will be available as a standard Windows sound
card whenever Scratch LIVE is not running. It will replace the
previous sound card and default to TTM57SL Line 2 (select D 2 on
either of the PGM INPUTS).
If you wish to change to Line 1 or back to your previous
sound card when not using the TTM 57SL:
1. Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices.
2. Click the Audio tab.
3. Make changes using the drop menus for both Sound Playback
and Sound Recording.
4. Click OK .
Tip: Be aware that Windows system event sounds (beeps, dings,
etc.) will come through your TTM 57SL when it is your sound
card. To prevent embarrassment, have no other applications running. Better yet, turn off your computer’s sound scheme:
1. Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices.
2. Click the Sounds tab.
3. Under Sound scheme, change to No Sounds.
4. Click OK .
Vista Drivers
When you plug in your hardware:
1. A Found New Hardware wizard will pop up.
2. Choose "Locate and install driver software"
3. After Windows looks for the driver it will say "Windows
couldn't find driver software for your device. Choose "Browse
my computer for driver software"
4. Browse to the location that you extracted the ScratchLIVE .zip
file to. Choose the Drivers folder.
5. Click next and Windows will say "Windows can't verify the
publisher of this driver software". Click "Install this driver
software anyway".
6. When you see the bubble "Your new hardware is installed and
ready to use," proceed to install the Scratch LIVE driver.
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Setting up your turntables
1. Set the tone arms to the specific recommendations of the
cartridge used, such that the needle never leaves the record, but
not heavy enough that it heats up significantly. Both produce
poor tracking.
2. If the track plays backwards, try swapping the left and right
cables. The inputs from your turntables might be the wrong
way around. Left=white, Right=red.
3. Grounding is extremely important when using Scratch LIVE.
Make sure you have good connections from the ground wires
of your turntables to the grounding post of your DJ mixer.
All DJ mixers with turntable inputs have built in grounding
points for this purpose. If you do not ground your turntables
properly, the control signal will be noisy and the tracking of
the record position will be erratic. (See signal threshold on
the next page.
Tip: We recommend Shure M44-7 needles for use with Scratch
LIVE, due to their high output volume, excellent tracking
and low record wear.
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Starting the software
Close all other programs on your Mac or PC. When you load
Scratch LIVE for the first time, you will see the screen below.
Troubleshoot: The TTM 57SL mixer is not recognized
It takes five seconds for Scratch LIVE to detect the TTM 57SL.
The mixer can be unplugged at any time; you do not need to exit
Scratch LIVE before disconnecting the hardware. In some situations you might need to “wake up” your USB port by unplugging
and re-plugging in the TTM 57SL for Scratch LIVE to recognize
it. Use the supplied USB cable — longer lengths are not recommended. On some Windows machines each USB port is treated
separately, so you will need to install the driver separately for each
USB port.
Using tool tips
Click on the ? icon to enable tool tips. Tool tips provide a handy
way to learn the various features of Scratch LIVE. 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.
Tool tips are available in several languages. Scratch LIVE will
display the tool tips in the language that your computer is set to.
If your language is not available, the tool tips will be displayed in
English.
Calibrating Scratch LIVE
The TTM 57SL interprets the signal on record and communicates with the software. The signal needs to be clear for Scratch
LIVE to perform well. This section describes how to calibrate
Scratch LIVE to optimize reading the control signal from your
turntables or CD players.
For best results, re-calibrate Scratch LIVE each time you move
or make changes to your DJ equipment. To calibrate Scratch
LIVE, go to the setup screen by pressing the button at the top of
the main screen, to the right of the Scratch LIVE logo.
Signal threshold
The first step is to set signal threshold. There is always a certain
amount of background noise, particularly when using turntables
in a club environment. With a normal turntable setup, this background noise is transmitted through the body of the turntable
and platter to the stylus, and can cause stylus feedback. In Scratch
LIVE, this can cause errors on the reading of the position and
velocity of the control record, resulting in a garbled digital noise
and/or poor tracking.
Place the needle on the record with the record stopped.
Click the estimate button to measure the background noise and
estimate the appropriate threshold. Moving the threshold slider
to the left will make Scratch LIVE more sensitive to slow record
movement, but also more sensitive to background noise.
Tip: If the slider jumps to the far right, then you have a problem with noise in your turntables/CD players/mixer. Check all your
connections and make sure your equipment is well earthed. In some
situations you will not be able to improve the signal quality, and
you will have to play on regardless. In this situation, stick to relative
mode. (See page 23 for details)
Scope view
Once you have set the threshold, start both turntables. You will
see green rings appear in the scope view, as shown below.
For optimal performance the inner ring should be as close
to circular as possible. Use the scope zoom slider (1x to 16x) to
zoom in or out as necessary. Use the scope L/R balance and P/A
balance controls to adjust the shape of the inner ring.
The number in the top left corner of the scope view gives the
current absolute position within the control record or CD. The
number in the top right corner is the current speed in RPM. In
the bottom left is the current threshold setting, and the number
in the bottom right shows the percentage of readable signal – this
number should be at least 85% when your system is calibrated
properly.
Tip: If you have trouble getting the rings circular, you probably
need to clean or change your needles. If the image appears as a line,
then one of the channels of the turntable is not working. See examples
of potential problems and fixes on pages 42-43.
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Playing your first track
Now that you have calibrated Scratch LIVE, you are ready to play
your first track. We will return to the setup screen later to set
general system preferences.
When you first run Scratch LIVE, your library contains only
the pre-installed tracks. Load files into Scratch LIVE by pressing
the import button. Navigate the hard drive of your computer to
locate your audio files. Click on these files (or folders containing
files) and drag them onto the ✽ All… icon.
You can also import by dragging files and folders directly
from Windows Explorer (PC version) or Finder (Mac version)
into the Scratch LIVE library (see pic below).
Scratch LIVE supports importing M3U playlists.
Loading tracks
Click on the ✽ All… icon to show all the tracks in your library.
To load a track on to one of the decks, drag the track from the
track list on to either deck. You can drag the same track on to
both decks to load it onto both turntables.
Tip: Use the keyboard shortcut shift  to load the highlighted
track on to the left deck, and shift  to load the highlighted track on
to the right deck.
To start playing a track, simply put the needle on the record
and start the turntable. The track will start playing from the position dictated by the placement of the needle on the record – if
you place the needle at the beginning of the record, the track will
start playing from the beginning. You can skip through the track
by picking up the needle and placing it further into the record,
just as with regular records (This is known as needle dropping).
Supported file types
Scratch LIVE supports fixed and variable bit rate .MP3, Ogg Vorbis, .AIFF, .AAC and .WAV file types. iTunes™ library and iTunes
playlists can be automatically imported in the setup screen by
clicking read iTunes library. See Rescan 1D3 tags on page 35.
NOTE: iTunes Music Store DRM-protected files are not able to
be played back using Scratch LIVE.
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Preparing your files
Build overviews
If you run Scratch LIVE with the hardware interface disconnected,
you will notice a button labeled build overviews on the main
screen. Click this to automatically build the overviews for all the
tracks in your library. The track name (and location) are shown
in the bar immediately below the button. When activated, three
more bars appear. The first bar shows track reading progress, the
second bar shows overview building, and the third bar shows
track writing progress. This process prepares the overviews of all
your tracks, and alerts you to any corrupt files you might have.
These are indicated by Status Icons, shown on page 29.
Set auto BPM
If this option is checked, building overviews will include the
estimated tempos of your files. If Scratch LIVE is confident that
the auto BPM estimate for a file is accurate, it will be written to
an ID3 tag in the file. The auto BPM function will not be applied
if the track already contains BPM information. If you know your
files BPM will fall within a certain range, use the range dropdown
to avoid double or half value BPMs being calculated.
Note: As auto BPM is part of the overview building process, files
in your library with overviews already built will not be processed
by clicking the build overviews button. To rebuild overviews and
use auto BPM or auto gain on those files, drag them onto the build
overviews button.
Offline Player
The offline player is available when Scratch LIVE hardware is not
connected, and outputs through the current default audio device.
Load a track to the offline player by dragging and dropping onto
the deck, or pressing shift . If the end of the loaded track is
reached, the next track in the current playlist is played automatically.
The offline player is a useful tool for preparing crates, auditioning tracks, and setting cue and loop points.
Note: for more information about cue points and looping, see
page 25. For more information on crate organization, see page 27.
Playing tracks
When a track is loaded, the track name, artist and length are
displayed in the track title bar, and the Virtual Deck shows
a solid black line. The track will start playing as soon as it
detects the signal from the control vinyl (or CD).
The control record
The control record has two sides. The first side is 10 minutes long and contains the Vinyl Scroll
section. The second side is 15 minutes long. Scratch LIVE can be configured to work with
records playing at either 33 RPM or 45 RPM, depending on your preference.
The record has thin marks every minute, and a thicker mark every 5 minutes
(when playing at 33 RPM). These marks are to assist you when using needle
dropping to move through the track. These marks do not affect the playback
of the track.
Vinyl Scroll
Vinyl Scroll allows you to select and load tracks using only your
turntables (or CD player) – no contact with the computer necessary!
To use Vinyl Scroll with turntables, lift the needle off the record
and drop it into special “bonus track” section at the end of the record’s A side. The movement of the control disk now controls the
selected track within your library. Lift the needle out of the Vinyl
Scroll section of the record and into the lead out (between the
Vinyl Scroll area and the end of the record) to change crates or
iTunes playlists. Go back to the Vinyl Scroll area of the record to
choose a track within the crate or playlist. Once you have found
the track you wish to play, put the needle back at the beginning
of the record and it will load automatically.
This feature is available to CD users. Go to track 2 on the
control CD to access Vinyl Scroll. Find the track you want to load,
and go back to track 1. The track you selected will be loaded and
ready to play.
You can reverse the direction of Vinyl Scroll and set the sensitivity
in the setup screen (page 28).
Tip: You can also use Vinyl Scroll in the prepare window. See page 34.
Virtual Deck
Virtual Deck shows everything about the speed and position of a track. As the vinyl
rotates, so does the line on the label. The circular progress bar around the edge is a visual
representation of the position within the song, and can be set to flash to warn you that the
track is nearing its end. The time and remaining time are displayed in minutes and seconds.
The turntable speed as a percentage pitch shift is shown on the left of the Virtual Deck, and
the pitched BPM (BPM with pitch adjustment multiplier added) is shown on the right of the
virtual Deck. If the track has no BPM information, pitched BPM will not be shown.
See page 22 for information on the key lock and repeat buttons.
If you are playing regular vinyl, notice that the Virtual Deck behaves strangely as Scratch
LIVE attempts to decode the incoming signal. This will not cause any problems, but you may
find it distracting. You can unload the currently loaded track using the eject button next to
each Virtual Deck.
Tip: Use the keyboard shortcut shift-alt-arrow to unload a track from the Virtual Deck.
Eject button
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Visual aids
When the track is playing several waveforms are displayed. Each
shows a different aspect of the track being played.
Tempo Matching display
The Tempo Matching display area provides a helpful tool for beat
matching. Scratch LIVE detects the beats within the track, and
places a row of orange peaks (for the track on the left side) above
a row of blue peaks (for the track on the right side) in the Tempo
Matching display area. When the two tracks are matched to the
same tempo, the peaks will line up.
Note that the tempo display is aligned with the beginning of
the bar, so the peaks keep their relative position as the track plays.
This display does not show the relative timing of the beats, only
the tempos of the tracks. The peaks will still line up when the
tracks are playing at the same tempo, but are out of sync.
Track Overview display
This view provides a complete overview of the waveform of the
track, and includes a marker to show the current position within
the track.
This view is useful for finding transitions within the track.
The waveform is colored according to the spectrum of the sound
– red representing low frequency bass sounds, green representing mid frequency sounds and blue representing high frequency
treble sounds.
You can jump to different positions within the track by clicking on the Track Overview display (disabled in absolute mode).
Grey lines behind the overview show the length of the track
– a thin grey line every minute, and a thick grey line every 5
minutes.
The overview will be filled when you load the track onto a
Virtual Deck. On slower computers, you should disable auto fill
overviews in the setup screen – with this setting disabled, the
overview will be filled as you play the track.
See also: Cue points on page 25
Absolute mode on page 23
Build overviews on page 18
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Track overview display
Main Waveform display
This view provides a close-up view of the track, including colorcoding to show the frequency of the sound; red representing lowfrequency bass sounds, green representing mid-frequency sounds
and blue representing high-frequency treble sounds.
You can also switch to a three-band spectrum view by holding
the crtl key and clicking on the waveform.
Click on the waveform to ‘scrub’ or make fine adjustments
to your position within the track. This applies to internal mode
only, and may be useful if you wish to set cue points in your
tracks without turntables or CD players connected. The Main
Waveform is zoomed around the current position in the track.
See also: Internal mode on page 24.
Cue points on page 25.
Tip: Use the + and – keys to zoom in and out.
In the example below, the red part of the wave represents a
kick drum, while the purple part represents a snare drum.
Kick Drum
Main waveform display
Snare Drum
Tempo Matching display
Beat Matching display
This view shows the position of beats within the track. When
beat matching, this view helps align the downbeats of the two
tracks. The markers are matched up when the two tracks are beat
matched.
Example
The following is a demonstration of using the visual aids to help
beat match. In this example, the track that is playing is on the left
deck, and the track to be mixed in is on the right deck.
1.Start the track playing on the right deck. After a few seconds,
blue peaks appear in the Tempo Matching display.
2.Adjust the pitch of the right turntable until the blue peaks sit
under the orange peaks in the Tempo Matching display. Once
they are aligned, the two tracks have the same tempo.
3.Next align the markers in the Beat Matching display. Watch
the color of the items passing by in the Main Waveform display. Remember that a kick or bass drum will be red in color,
and a snare drum will be green or blue.
This technique will by no means guarantee perfect mixes, but
may help to speed up the process of beat matching.
Beat matching display
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Master gain
The master output of Scratch LIVE can be controlled
using the master gain control. This adjusts the output
volume of all tracks played. Note: for best results, set
the master gain to the 12 o’clock position, and adjust
the volume of individual tracks using the track gain
adjustment.
Tracking indicator
The tracking indicators on the
main screen show the quality of
the signal coming from the control record or CD. The length
of the bar indicates the speed
of the record or CD. The color
indicates the amount of position
information Scratch LIVE is
receiving. When you are playing
the record at normal speed, the
tracking indicator should be
grey. If it is mostly red there is a
problem reading the control signal. Make sure your needles are
clean, and check the calibration
in the setup screen. Note: it is
normal for the light to be red
when cueing or scratching.
Autoplay
Click the auto button to
enable autoplay. With this
setting turned on, when one
track finishes playing, the next
track starts automatically. Load
from a crate to play through
the songs in that crate, or from
your library to play through
your library. Use the next |
and previous | buttons to
jump to the next track or go to
the previous track in the list.
Autoplay works in both relative and internal modes. Play
from start must be checked in
the setup screen for autoplay to
work correctly. See page 33.
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Tap Tempo
For tracks with no BPM information, there is a tap tempo button displayed where the BPM
usually is, in the song info area. There is also an auto BPM feature described on page 18.
Pressing alt-space bar activates the tempo tapper (press alt-space bar a second time to activate
the tempo tapper on the right Virtual Deck). Tap the space bar along with the beat.
After you’ve tapped the first beat, you can switch to double time tapping, half time, start of
each bar etc. The range is set by the first two taps, after that you can switch to any steady rhythm
you feel comfortable with – quarter notes, half note, whole notes. Esc resets the BPM, Enter saves
the BPM to the track. You can use the mouse if you prefer.
Your CD player or turntable’s pitch slider doesn’t need to be at zero, we do the math for
you. You can also use the tempo tapper when no song is loaded, for finding the BPM of regular
records, for example.
Key Lock
When Key Lock is on, the key
or pitch of the song stays locked
at what it would be if the track
was playing at normal speed,
regardless of the platter speed
of the turntable or CD player.
Key Lock has scratch detection,
so that it automatically turns off
when scratching for a natural
scratching sound. Turn Key
Lock on or off by pressing the
button to the top right of the
Virtual Deck.
Tip: F5 and F10 will turn
Key Lock on and off for the left
and right decks respectively.
33 / 45 Speeds
Set this to match the speed of your
turntable for normal playback.
Repeat
Use the repeat function to repeat the song across the
entire length of the control record.
Tip: Short “loop” samples can be turned into a
continuous track using the repeat function. The loops
must be less than 10 seconds long, and cut at the start
and end of a bar.
Track gain
Use the track gain adjustment to
balance the volume of the tracks
in your library. Any adjustment
made to the gain of a track is
saved with the file, and will be
reapplied to the entire track
when it is loaded again.
The level meter shows
the level sent to the hardware
interface — after both individual track gain and master gain
adjustment.
Note: for automatic gain
setting of your tracks, see Use
auto gain on page 29.
Scratch LIVE modes
Scratch LIVE has three different modes of operation. You can
switch between these modes by clicking the mode buttons near
the Virtual Deck.
Absolute mode
Abs mode is the default mode, and most closely resembles
the properties of normal vinyl. The beginning of the track
is mapped to the start of the record, and by picking up the
tone arm and moving the needle to another part of the record
(needle dropping) you can move to a different position within
the track.
Absolute mode faithfully reproduces the movement of
vinyl control records, including stops, starts, scratching, needle
dropping, rubbing and other turntablist techniques.
When you reach the end of the record, Scratch LIVE automatically switches to internal mode. This is known as Emergency Internal mode, and prevents long tracks from stopping
when you run out of record. You can switch from Emergency
Internal mode to relative mode by lifting the needle and placing it in the lead-in of the control record. Emergency internal
mode will activate after 1 second.
Note: Be careful when scratching near the end of the record
not to accidentally go past this point and into internal mode –
the track will no longer respond to record movement!
Tip: Use the keyboard shortcut F1 (left deck) or F6 (right
deck) to switch to absolute mode.
Relative mode
Rel mode observes the relative forward and backward movement of the record, but does not take into account the position
within the record. Relative mode disables needle dropping, but
allows skip-free scratching.
Relative mode adds additional speed controls:
 Rewind – The rewind function speeds up the longer you
press the button.
 Bend down – Create a temporary decrease in the playback speed. Use bend down if the two tracks are in time, but
this track is slightly ahead of the other track.
 Bend up – Create a temporary increase in the playback
speed. Use bend up if the two tracks are in time, but this
track is slightly behind the other track.
 Fast forward – The fast forward function speeds up the
longer you hold the button.
 Censor – see description 
When you reach the end of the record, Scratch LIVE automatically switches to internal mode. This is known as Emergency
Internal mode, and prevents long tracks from stopping when you
run out of record. You can switch from Emergency Internal mode
back to relative mode by lifting the needle and placing it back at
the beginning of the control record.
Tip: Use the keyboard shortcut F2 (left deck) or F7 (right
deck) to switch to relative mode.
Tip: If you wish to change the orientation of the sticker on
your control vinyl, lift the needle, turn the control vinyl, and
drop the needle more than 1 minute from where you picked it
up.
Censor
Use the censor button to ‘mask’ parts of a song, or use as a special
effect. When you press the censor button, the track starts playing
backwards from that point. When you release the censor button,
the track plays forward from the point you would have been, had
you not pressed the censor button. Censor is available only in
relative and internal modes.
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Internal mode
Int mode allows you to play tracks without external
vinyl (or CD player) control. Internal mode has a
start / stop function and virtual pitch slider. Holding down the shift key moves the pitch slider slowly.
Holding the ctrl key and clicking on the pitch
slider resets it to 33 rpm or 45 rpm, depending on
which you are closest to at the time.
Scratch LIVE automatically switches to internal
mode when the end of the control record is reached;
you can switch back to absolute mode by placing
the needle in the lead-in of the control record.
If you switch from absolute or relative into
internal mode, Scratch LIVE automatically adjusts
pitch to maintain playback speed as set by the
turntable.
Internal mode adds these additional controls:
 Rewind – The rewind function speeds up the longer you
press the button.
 Bend down – Create a temporary decrease in the playback
speed. Use bend down if the two tracks are in time, but this
track is slightly ahead of the other track.
 Play / pause reverse – Press to play, press again to stop playback. You can adjust the braking knob in the setup screen to
range from an immediate stop to a slow turntable-style ‘power
down’. See page 33.
 Play / pause forward – Press to play, press again to stop playback. Uses the same braking as described above.
 Bend up – Create a temporary increase in the playback
speed. Use bend up if the two tracks are in time, but this track
is slightly behind the other track.
 Fast forward – The fast forward function speeds up the
longer you hold the button.
Scratch LIVE has two pitch sliders – a large slider for coarse
pitch adjustment, and a small pitch slider for fine adjustments.
Click above or below the handle on the large pitch slider to make
small pitch adjustments, or hold the shift key and drag the pitch
slider to move it slowly. Drag the center of the small pitch slider
to make fine pitch adjustments, or click on either side of the
small slider to pitch bend.
There is a temporary cue point that can be used like the Cue
button on many DJ CD players. Press ctrl-I to set this temporary cue point on the left deck, and ctrl-K to set it on the right
deck. This temp cue point is shown in the main waveform as a
white marker. This cue point is not saved with the track, and by
default is set to the beginning of the track. Press I to jump to this
temporary cue point on the left deck, and K for the right deck. If
you hold down the I or K key while the track is stopped, it will
play from the temp cue point. As soon as you release the key, it
will jump back to the temp cue point. Note that you can use this
shortcut to jump the beginning of the track if the temporary cue
point has not been set. See Cue points on the next page.
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The buttons above the small pitch slider allow you to seed the
base playback speed – 1/2 (half speed), 33/45 or the speed of a
45 rpm recording playing at 33 rpm, 1x or normal speed, 45/33
or the speed of a 33 rpm recording playing at 45 rpm, or 2x
(double speed).
You can also control playback using the computer keyboard –
turn Caps Lock on to enable.
Left Deck
Function
Right Deck
Q
play / pause reverse
A
W
play / pause forward
S
E
pitch down
D
R
pitch up
F
T
bend down
G
Y
bend up
H
Alt-Q
load previous track
Alt-W
load next track
Alt-S
Alt-E
rewind
Alt-D
Alt-R
fast forward
Alt-F
Ctrl-I
set temporary cue point
Ctrl-K
Alt-A
Click on the waveform to ‘scrub’ or make fine adjustments to
your position within the track. This may be useful if you wish to
set cue points in your tracks, and don’t have your turntables or
CD players connected.
Note: If you play a track in internal mode, and then switch to
absolute or relative mode, the pitch adjustment will be dictated by
the turntable, so there will be a jump in pitch unless they are already
perfectly matched.
Tip: Use the keyboard shortcut F3 (left deck) or F8 (right deck) to
switch to internal mode.
Tip: Panic! If you are in absolute or relative mode and you get
a build up of dust on the needle that is breaking up the audio, hold
down ctrl and press the int button. This takes you to internal mode,
and resets the pitch to zero.
properties are in the Control Panel. Mac users: Keyboard and Mouse
are in System Preferences.
Tip: use the keyboard shortcuts ctrl-comma (for left deck) and
ctrl-dot (for right deck) to place cue points.
Looping
The stripe grows a fifth by each rotation closer to the cue point
The stripe is a solid color at the cue point
Cue points
You can set up to five visual cue points within each track. Use the
+ button to place a cue point.
Click the arrow to the left of each cue point to jump to it
(relative and internal mode only). You can also jump to cue
points using keyboard shortcuts – 1 through 5 for the cue points
on the left deck, and 6 through 0 for the right deck cue points.
Notice that the stripe on the Virtual Deck jumps to the 12
o’clock position and changes color when you set a cue point –
you are at the cue point when the stripe is one solid color and at
the 12 o’clock position.
As the record plays on beyond the position of the cue point,
the colored bar will shorten by a fifth for each rotation. Likewise,
as you approach the cue point, the color will grow by a fifth each
rotation. For example, the picture below right shows the record
just before the end of the 5th rotation before the cue point.
Each cue point can have a different color. To change the color
of a cue point, click on the colored square and choose a new color
from the drop down menu.
To remove a cue point, use the x button on the right side of
the cue point panel.
A cue point can occupy any of the 5 slots. You can drag and
drop cue points to change their order in the list. If you wish to
have the cue points sorted chronologically, check the sort cues
chronologically option in the setup screen. If you load the
same track on to both decks, you will be able to add or modify
cue points from either deck.
When you jump to a cue point in internal mode while
paused, the track will play from the cue point for as long as the
key or mouse button is pressed, after which the playhead returns
to the cue point. If this is done using the keyboard while the
track is playing in either internal or relative mode, the cue point
will be repeatedly triggered, producing a stuttering effect.
Tip: The rate of cue point stuttering is controlled by your operating system keyboard repeat rate settings. Windows users: Keyboard
You can save up to 9 loops per track; these
loops are saved in the file, and will be present when you reload the track. To make a loop, set the in-point
by clicking the in button, and the out-point by clicking the out
button. To turn the loop on or off, click the loop button. If you
want the playhead to jump to the start of the loop when you enable the loop, hold the control key and press the loop button.
To adjust the in-point of the loop, click the in button. You
can use the arrow keys:  to move the in-point towards the start
of the track,  to move the in-point towards the end of the track.
Hold down the shift key while pressing the arrow key to make
coarse adjustments. Click the in button again to save the inpoint. The same applies to adjusting the out-point.
You can also use the control vinyl (or CD) to adjust the inand out-point. Click the in button, then move the control vinyl.
Moving the vinyl will adjust the in-point. Once you are happy
with the new in-point, click the in button to save, and release
the control vinyl. The control vinyl will go back to controlling
playback once the record is back up to normal speed. Using the
control vinyl to adjust loop end points is optional – to turn this
feature off, disable the adjust loops with vinyl option in the
setup screen.
There are 9 available loop slots per track. If a loop is set in
a given slot, the background (behind the loop number) will be
green. Press the x button to clear the loop. If you click on the
number of a occupied loop slot, a red border will appear. This
indicates the loop is locked, and you will not be able to adjust the
end points or delete the loop until you unlock it, by clicking on
the number again.
Looping applies to relative and internal modes.
Auto-looping
Auto looping allows you to create
loops that will automatically be in time with the music in tracks
that Scratch LIVE knows the BPM of. When you press an auto
loop button, a loop is created of the beat value selected. The loop
is snapped to the beats in the song detected by Scratch LIVE so
even if when you press the button slightly out of time Scratch
LIVE will still create a perfect loop for you.
Five auto-loop buttons are available on screen at any one
time. They range from 1/8 to 32 beats. The user can select the
autoloop range with the  and  buttons.
Auto-looping buttons require the track BPM to be set to
work. See Set auto BPM on page 18.
Pressing auto-loop for n beats will create a loop start point
from the nearest beat to the playhead (within reason), and set a
loop endpoint n beats in the future. Pressing auto-loop 1 while
auto-loop 1 is active will deactivate the loop. Pressing a different
auto-loop button while looping is active will extend the endpoint
of the current loop to the appropriate new auto-loop length.
You can also save an auto-loop to the next available slot.
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When using an auto-loop, a save button is visible where the lock
loop button normally is.
The A - Slot
A special loop slot 'A' exits for auto-looping. The act of using the
auto-loop buttons sets a loop in the 'A' slot, following the rules
above. Turning a loop off using the auto-loop buttons returns
you to the loop slot that you were previously in at the time you
started auto-looping. Turning the loop off using the 'loop' button
leaves you in the 'A' slot. The 'A' slot is not saved to disk automatically – pressing 'save' saves the loop to the first empty slot
in 1-9.
Auto-looping shortcut keys are alt-1 to 5 for the left deck, and
alt-6 to 9 for the right deck. They correspond to the looping buttons as laid out on screen: ie., if the onscreen buttons display 1 2
4 8 16 beat loops, alt-1 triggers a 1 beat loop, and alt-5 triggers a
16 beat loop.
MIDI Control
Overview
The MIDI Control feature in Scratch LIVE provides the ability to
map MIDI controls to Scratch LIVE controls, and thus control
the functions of Scratch LIVE using MIDI controllers such as
keyboards, triggers, sliders, and knobs.
Integrating MIDI controllers into your Scratch LIVE setup
can improve live performance usability, such as hitting pads on a
MIDI controller to trigger loops and cue points.
MIDI controller setup
The process of setting up a MIDI controller for use with Scratch
LIVE will vary depending on the hardware in question. Many devices can connect to a computer using MIDI over USB, and will
either be supported directly by your operating system, or require
installation of drivers and configuration utility software. Follow
the manufacturers instructions for installation.
Other controllers may solely use a MIDI OUT connector to
send control messages, and will require a separate MIDI interface
unit to communicate to software. Generally the MIDI interface
will come with drivers and configuration tools which pass your
controllers output onto an available MIDI channel, which can be
used by Scratch LIVE.
Once your controller is installed and functioning correctly,
use the directions for assigning controls below.
Assigning Controls
To enable MIDI assign mode, click the MIDI button
or
press ctrl+M.
Hovering the mouse pointer over a control will bring up the
MIDI assignment box, showing the current assignment status.
To assign a MIDI control, click on the control in Scratch
LIVE, then move the MIDI control. The MIDI assignment box
updates to show it has mapped the controls to one-another.
To un-assign a MIDI control, click on the control in Scratch
LIVE, and press return on your computer keyboard.
Note: Once in MIDI assign mode, Scratch LIVE controls will no
longer respond directly to the mouse—if you need to change a control
using the mouse, disable MIDI assign mode.
While in MIDI assign mode, controls which have MIDI
inputs assigned show a green box indicator around them.
MIDI platters
The Scratch LIVE virtual decks are not assignable to MIDI control. MIDI devices with platters on them all send different data so
user mapping is not possible. Support for specific MIDI devices
with platters on them will be introduced in Scratch LIVE 1.8.1.
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Note: If you have a MIDI controller designed for DJing which
includes platter controls, assigning them to the Scratch LIVE decks
may be possible by installing a custom preset .xml file. Visit the
Scratch LIVE forums to discuss your controller with other users, and
for information regarding writing and trading user presets.
Assigning MIDI to other controls
Controls which aren’t normally visible are available for assignment in the lower part of the screen when in MIDI assign mode.
These include library navigation controls and the temporary cue
points for either deck.
Assigning Ctrl-Click Functionality
Some Scratch LIVE screen controls have additional functionality
assigned to ctrl-click. You can assign ctrl-click functionality to a
MIDI control, alongside the normal functionality.
For example, ctrl-click on the internal mode pitch slider
returns pitch to zero. To assign this to MIDI control, enter MIDI
assign mode, ctrl-click on the slider, and then assign one of the
pads to it. When you press the pad, the pitch goes to 0.
Presets
MIDI presets are accessible in the MIDI panel of the setup
screen. By default the current MIDI assignments in Scratch LIVE
are automatically remembered and loaded the next time you start
the program. The preset screen allows you to save and recall several different MIDI setups. This is useful if you are using several
MIDI devices or want to quickly switch MIDI setups without
having to re-assign all your controls.
MIDI implementation
Scratch LIVE MIDI Control only supports:
• Note On/Off
• Control Changes (standard 7-bit and 14-bit CC)
• RPN/NRPN (14-bit).
Organizing your music
Scratch LIVE can support an unlimited number of tracks – the
only limitation is the size of the hard drive of your computer. A
number of features are included to help you to keep your music
organized and find songs quickly and easily.
Grouping tracks into crates
Scratch LIVE supports several ways of organizing and sorting your
file library. iTunes™ users will notice that Scratch LIVE automatically incorporates your existing iTunes library and playlists.
Scratch LIVE uses digital “crates” for quick access to your
favorite collections. There is no limit to the number of crates you
can create, and any given track can be placed in multiple crates.
For example, you could organize your files into the following
crates, where any one track would be filed in more than one crate:
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Hip Hop
UK Hip Hop
French Hip Hop
Instrumental Hip Hop
Old School Hip Hop
Hip Hop LPs
To make a new crate, click the + button. To rename a crate,
double click the crate name.
You can change the order of tracks within a crate by dragging
them up or down.
Tip: The protect library option in the setup screen applies to
removing, editing and renaming crates. Check this option to prevent
changes to your crates. If you do delete a crate by accident, you can
get it back from the recycle bin / trash. Crate files have the extension
.crate.
Subcrates
You can drag and drop crates into other crates to make subcrates.
If you drag a crate to the very left of the crate panel, it will stay in
the top level of the crate structure. If you drag the crate a little to
the right, onto the name of another crate, it will make the crate
you are dragging a sub crate of the first crate.
Sorting your files
The track information display area can be customized to display
the columns listed below:
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added
album
artist
bitrate
BPM
comment
composer
filename
genre
grouping
label
length
location
remixer
sampling rate
size
track
video track
year
Click on the column button  to select which columns you
want to display.
To sort your library by a column, click the column header so
it highlights. For example, clicking on the album column header
will sort your library alphabetically by album title. To move a column, drag the header to the left or right. To resize a column, click
on the column boundary and drag it to the left or right.
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Using the song browser
The song browser allows you to filter your song list by Genre, BPM, Artist and Album. To turn the song browser on or off, click the
browse button.
Searching
Scratch LIVE includes a search function to help you find files quickly and easily. Enter text into the search box and Scratch LIVE will
automatically find as you type.
Tip: Use the keyboard shortcut ctrl-f to jump to the search box. This keyboard shortcut will also take you out of any crate or playlist that you
might be in and into your main library, so you can find any track in your collection. If you then click on a crate or playlist, the search query
will be cleared.
search box
To select which fields the search function will look through, click on the left hand side of the search box. The drop down menu shows
which fields are currently being used.
Press esc or the x button on the right of the search box to clear the search.
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Prepare window
The prepare window is a holding area for tracks, much like
preparing a set by lifting records part way out of your record bag.
You can drag tracks (or whole crates) from the main track list into
the prepare window, or simply drag them onto the prepare button. These tracks will be removed from the prepare window once
they have been played. All tracks in the prepare window will be
discarded when you exit Scratch LIVE.
Tip: Use the keyboard shortcut ctrl-p to add tracks to the prepare
window.
Tip: Select the contents of the prepare window and drag them
onto the new crate button (+) to save the selection.
Review window
The review window shows the tracks you have recently played
in the order in which they were played. Tracks you have played
recently are colored green – press the clear button to reset the list
of recently played tracks.
Tip: Select the contents of the review window and drag them onto
the new crate button (+) to save a history of the tracks you played.
Status icons
The leftmost column shows the status of each track. The image to
the left shows 5 tracks with differing statuses.
From top to bottom:
• Scratch LIVE has detected some corruption in the
MP3 file. If possible, re-encode the MP3.
• The track has been imported from the iTunes™
library.
• The track has been imported from the iTunes library,
and Scratch LIVE has detected some corruption in the
MP3 file. Solution: If possible, re-encode the MP3.
• The track cannot be found. Most likely the file has
been renamed or moved.
• Scratch LIVE is trying to import a track from the
iTunes library, but cannot find the file.
• Tracks that are read-only have a locked icon.
Editing ID3 tags
Much of the information associated with each file can be edited
from within Scratch LIVE. Double click on the attribute within
the main library to edit the attribute. Filename, length, size, bit
rate and sampling cannot be edited. This information is saved
in the file itself. Note that the protect library option in setup
must be unchecked to allow edits.
See Preparing your files on page 18 for details on prebuilding overviews and auto BPM.
Tip: Use the keyboard shortcut ctrl-e to edit text. Hold down
the ctrl key and move with the arrow keys to change to a different
field while staying in edit mode. When you have more than one file
selected, editing tags changes all the files in your selection.
Tip: The second column in the library � is the label color for
that file. Click it to bring up a color palette, and customize the virtual deck for that file.
Playing tracks direct from audio CD
You can play tracks direct from an audio CD in your CD-ROM
drive. When you insert the CD into your computer, it appears
under your Scratch LIVE library. Click on the CD and the tracks
will be displayed in the track list.
Tip: Disable any third-party CD Auto-Play functions before
inserting a CD, as they may interfere with Scratch LIVE.
Display album art
MP3 files can contain album art information. To display this
album art, click the show album art button. There are many
third party applications available for adding album art to MP3s.
We recommend Apple’s iTunes™.
Previewing tracks
You can preview the tracks in your library using your computer’s
default media player. Highlight a track and press ctrl-o. This will
launch the player your computer has associated with the file type,
and start playback. Also applies to the import panel.
More info on corrupt files
If you have a corrupt file in your library, hover your mouse over
the status icon for information on what type of corruption was
found. Detailed explanations of these messages can be found on
page 41, and more help with these is at scratchlive.net.
Autobackup
Scratch LIVE stores your library database and crates information
in a ScratchLIVE folder on your hard disk. This folder is created on
a drive when files from that drive are added to Scratch LIVE. This
way, there is one on your system drive and there will be one on
every external drive that you use with Scratch LIVE.
Auto backup creates a copy of the Scratch LIVE folder on your
system drive once a week on startup. If an external drive containing a Scratch LIVE folder is detected it will be backed up if the last
backup on that drive is older than a week or if no backup exists.
A copy of each ScratchLIVE folder called ScratchLIVEbackup is
created next to the folder it is backing up.
Auto-Backup will only keep one level backup at a time. Each
time autobackup runs it overwrites the previous backup.
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Recording
Scratch LIVE allows you to record one of six stereo signals from
the TTM 57SL:
• Main Mix
• AUX BUS (sum of MIC, AUX and Flex-FX Return)
• PGM 1 (a) Pre-Fader
• PGM 1 (a) Post -Fader
• PGM 2 (b) Pre-Fader
• PGM 2 (b) Post -Fader
Stereo recording is possible even while using two stereo vinyl
control inputs.
Input
Record Select Meter
Recording
Time Elapsed
Save File
Name Box
Save File
Recordings can be loaded onto the decks, renamed and managed like other files. Recordings are saved in “MyDocuments\MyMusic\ScratchLIVE\Recording” on a PC and “~/Music/ScratchLIVE/
Recording Temp” on a Mac. Recordings are saved as 16-bit, 44.1
kHz stereo AIFF files
Tips:
• The keyboard shortcut ctrl-n turns recording on and off
• You can load a recording without saving it using the short cut
keys shift  to deck 1 or shift  to deck 2.
• If the Virtual Deck is set to internal mode and is unloaded,
the input record level is sent to the Virtual Deck’s higher
resolution stereo meters. E.g., if you're recording from input
2, set the right Virtual Deck to int, eject the track if there is
one loaded, and the Virtual Deck’s meters will show the signal
coming into input 2.
Recording directly with the TTM 57SL soft controls is possible using the Record Group and an optional footswitch. See
page 34.
Note: Any recordings over 3 hours are automatically split into
individual files.
1. Click on the downward arrow (icon) to get the drop menu
displaying the six possible record sources.
2. Select the desired source and press the record icon to start
recording.
3. The record icon flashes while recording and the display shows
the elapsed recording time.
4. Press the record icon again to stop the recording.
5. To save the recording, type in a name for the recording and
click the save icon.
6. The recording is automatically placed in a crate named
“RECORDED”. If the crate does not already exist, it will be
created automatically.
7. To start a new recording without saving, simply click the
record button again.
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Keyboard shortcuts
Key
ctrl - L
ctrl - R
ctrl - F
ctrl - A
ctrl - C
ctrl - E
ctrl - V
ctrl - X
ctrl - Z
shift - ctrl - 
shift - ctrl - 
These actions can be accessed directly from the computer keyboard.
Action
Locate the current track. This will highlight the track you most recently loaded.
Pressing ctrl - L again will alternate between the tracks recently loaded on both decks.
Reveal - the highlighted song is opened in a file browser.
Find - moves the cursor to the search box.
Select all.
Copy text in edit mode.
Edit text.
Paste text in edit mode.
Cut text in edit mode.
Undo last track load.
Move focus up / down through the library or crates. Note that if you have a song highlighted in the song view,
and use shift - ctrl -   you will move up or down through the library or crates. When you release the shift or
ctrl key, the focus will go back to the song view so that you can move up and down through songs using  .
Add tracks to the prepare window.
Start a new mic recording.
Open the track in your default MP3/WAV/OGG/AIF player.
Zoom the main waveform display.
Alternate focus between crates or songs.
Remove track from library, remove track from crate, delete crate (does not delete the file).
ctrl - P
ctrl - N
ctrl - O
- or +
tab
ctrl - del and
ctrl - backspace
Delete the file from your library and send to the recycle bin.
ctrl - shift - del and
(Note to iTunes users: files in your iTunes library cannot be deleted this way).
ctrl - shift - backspace
Toggle the input reverse switch
ctrl - shift - /
Clear search string if searching, or exit Scratch LIVE.
esc
Note: Playback, cue and speed controls use Shift or Caps Lock
Left Deck
Action
Load the highlighted song to a deck.
ctrl -  or shift - 
Load the track currently on one deck onto the other deck as well.
ctrl - shift - 
Swap the two currently playing tracks from one deck to the other.
ctrl - /
shift - alt - 
Unload the track from a deck. (shift - option -  or  on some Macs).
Place a cue point.
ctrl - , (comma)
Jump to cue points in track.
12345
(relative and internal modes)
F1
Switch deck to absolute mode.
F2
Switch deck to relative mode.
F3
Switch deck to internal mode.
Key lock on / off.
F5
Play / pause reverse.
Q
Play / pause forward.
W
Pitch down.
E
Pitch up.
R
Bend down.
T
(relative and internal modes)
Y
U
I
O
P
[
ctrl - [
alt - Q
alt - W
alt - E
alt - R
alt - O
alt - L
alt - 1 to 5
alt - space bar
ctrl - I
Bend up.
(relative and internal modes)
Censor.
(relative and internal modes)
Go to temporary cue point.
(relative and internal modes)
Set / adjust loop in-point.
Set / adjust loop out-point.
Loop on / off.
Jump to selected loop.
Load previous track.
Load next track.
Rewind.
(relative and internal modes)
Fast forward.
(relative and internal modes)
Previous loop.
Next loop.
Auto loop bar length. ie., if display shows 1 2 4 8 16, alt-1 = 1 bar, alt-5 = 16 bars.
Activate the tempo tapper.
Set temporary cue point.
(relative and internal modes)
Right Deck
ctrl -  or shift - 
ctrl - shift - 
ctrl - /
shift - alt - 
ctrl - . (period)
67890
F6
F7
F8
F10
A
S
D
F
G
H
J
K
L
;
'
ctrl - '
alt - A
alt - S
alt - D
alt - F
alt - P
alt - ;
alt - 6 to 0
alt - space bar (2x)
ctrl - K
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Additional setup
This section covers general preferences and adjustments you can
make to improve the performance of Scratch LIVE. From the
main screen, tick setup to get to this area.
Hardware
This area contains settings dedicated to the TTM 57SL.
Firmware
If a firmware update is available after installing a new Scratch
LIVE software release, an update firmware button appears in
the setup screen. The firmware upgrade takes approximately 10
seconds, during which time the mixer will not be usable. If for
any reason the firmware upgrade does not work, just turn the
mixer off and back on again. It's not possible to damage the mixer
whilst performing a firmware upgrade.
Note: Newer firmware may not work with older versions of
Scratch LIVE! The mixer will still be usable with older Scratch LIVE
versions, but the effects do not display parameter values onscreen so
you will not be able to see how the effects are configured. You will
have same control over the effects that you have when using effects
without Scratch LIVE connected.
If you are using a mixer that is not yours and shared by other
people please DON'T UPGRADE their firmware without their
permission. If you don't click on update firmware, the mixer
will run fine on the older firmware without the new effects.
If you have upgraded your firmware and you need to downgrade please do the following:
1. Run the older version of Scratch LIVE with the mixer attached.
2. Power off the mixer.
3. Hold the two High kill buttons down while powering on the
mixer.
4. The kill lights will all be lit up red, and the firmware will
downgrade to the version that shipped with that Scratch LIVE
version. When the kill lights go out, the update is complete.
usb buffer size (latency)
Scratch LIVE processes audio in small chunks. When smaller
chunks are used, the movement of the record is translated into
audio more often which results in a lower overall system latency.
However, this requires more processing and therefore a higher
CPU load, so lower buffer size settings require a more powerful
computer to produce uninterrupted audio. If you want tighter
control, you should try decreasing
this setting, on the other hand, if you
experience audio dropouts, you need
to increase this setting (or use a more
powerful computer).
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mixer settings
save to mixer
The following settings are transferred to the mixer with the central save to mixer button.
• Transform direction.
• Latched or momentary kill switch preference.
• Phono sensitivity.
• Meter setting (Stereo House / Dual Mono Cue).
• Phones setting (Master / Cue)
Each of the save to mixer buttons in the effects sections save
to the mixer processors independently so it can be used without
Scratch LIVE running and attached.
phono sensitivity
Set the phono sensitivity at the level of your cartridge (see your
cartridge documentation for the value). This will make your turntable inputs the same level as your line inputs.
transform direction
The joysticks also double as transform switches. To change the
joystick from software control to transform, press the joystick
down – as if you were trying to push it down into the mixer,
you’ll here a click – and hold it down until the green LED lights.
The eight check boxes around the joystick image show the directions you can move the joystick. The audio will cut out when the
joystick is moved in a direction that is checked.
latch kill switches
The EQ kill switches on the mixer can be set to be either momentary (on while the button is held down) or latched (on until the
button is pressed on). Select this option to keep the kills on until
you press the button again.
meters
This button switches the meter mode, which is be reflected by
the mixer hardware. Stereo House = on, dual mono cue = off. For
more information see page 5.
phones
This button changes the state of the Master Cue button on the
mixer. Main mix goes to phones when on, and the cue slider position goes to phones when off. For more information see page 6.
miscellaneous options
expand library on track scroll
With this option turned on, the hardware panel will hide temporarily while you are using the mixer to scroll through your library.
flashing deck indicator
The flashing deck indicator shows which Virtual Deck is selected
by the deck button on the mixer. When this option is on, a red
border will flash around the selected virtual deck.
foot switch type
The TTM 57SL supports 1, 2 or 3 button footswitches. Click on
the number that corresponds to your foot switch.
reset controls to defaults
Each of the software control assignments can be customized.
Click this button to reset all the control assignments/mappings to
their default state.
Control source
Any of the four inputs on the TTM 57SL can be set to control
Scratch LIVE. Use these two knobs to choose the inputs that are
used to control Scratch LIVE.
Playback
general
track end warning
Enable track end warning to flash the virtual deck as you approach the end of the track. The label will start flashing 20
seconds from the end of the record. The track end warning does
not apply to any tracks under 1 minute long.
playback keys use shift
This is checked by default. Unchecking this option will enable all
of these keys without pressing shift or having caps lock on. This
applies to all cue points (1...0) and cue controls (QWERTY etc).
See page 31 for all keyboard shortcuts.
lock playing deck
Every DJs nightmare used to be lifting the needle of the wrong
turntable in the middle of a set. This setting helps to avoid the
digital equivalent – loading a new track to the wrong deck. When
checked, you can only load a track if the target deck is stopped.
gain that you would like. This can be turned on / off, and the
target gain changed on the fly. If you change the target gain while
a song is loaded to a deck, the change will apply the next time a
song is loaded.
When a track is in auto gain mode (auto gain is turned on
and the track has an auto gain setting), the track gain knob appears depressed to provide visual feedback that auto gain is in
effect for that track. To fine tune your gain values, you can still
change each file by the gain knob. To reset the gain to the calculated auto gain value, alt-click the gain knob.
hi-fi resampler
This significantly reduces digital distortion at very slow or very
fast record speeds, increasing the CPU load slightly. This option is
on by default, and the old resampler is used when switched off.
on song load
play from start
Enable this to start all tracks from the beginning when loaded in
relative and internal modes. If this setting is not enabled, freshly loaded tracks will continue to play from the point the last track
was at. This option is on by default. This option is overridden by
the instant doubles and play from first cue point options.
instant doubles
This quickly matches the playhead position of two tracks. With
this on, when you load a track on one virtual deck already loaded
on the other virtual deck (it must be the same file), the playhead
will jump to the position of the track that was loaded first, with
the keylock state and looping settings copied. This setting overrides play from start and play from first cue point options.
Play from first cue point
Enable this to start all tracks from the first cue point when loaded
in relative and internal modes. This overrides play from start.
braking (internal mode)
This controls how fast the deck stops when play is stopped.
Counterclockwise, the stop is immediate. Clockwise rotation increases the stop from a finger grab all the way to a slow turntable
power-down.
audio output
Sets the audio output to mono or stereo.
sort cues chronologically
The five cue points can be placed in
any order, and can be dragged up and
down if you wish to reorder them. If
you prefer to lock them to chronological order, turn this option on.
use auto gain
For songs with overviews built (by
version 1.7.2 or later), check this if
you want to use the calculated auto
gain value while playing songs. There
is also a target gain dropdown menu
next to this option, that sets the target
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Vinyl Control
vinyl control
reverse vinyl scroll
This setting allows you to reverse the direction of Vinyl Scroll.
For a full description, see page 19.
adjust loops with vinyl
Loop end points can be adjusted using the control vinyl, as
described on page 25. Disable this option if you wish to use the
computer’s arrow keys to adjust loops, and keep audio playback
controlled by the vinyl.
next song on flip
When this option is enabled, changing the side of control vinyl
you're using ('flipping the record') loads the next song, as with
the Autoplay function (see page 22).
Vinyl scroll speed
Vinyl Scroll allows you to load a new track without touching
the computer, simply by lifting the needle and placing it in the
special section of side A of the control record. For a full description, see page 19. This setting allows you to adjust the sensitivity
of Vinyl Scroll, so that you can control the amount of record
movement required to move between tracks.
Library
Read iTunes™ library
Existing iTunes users will recognize many features from iTunes.
Scratch LIVE can read the iTunes library format, and will automatically import the iTunes library and iTunes playlists. iTunes
is available for Mac and PC, for more information about iTunes,
visit www.apple.com. Click read iTunes library to activate.
Note: it may take some time to read your iTunes library if it
contains a lot of tracks. If you edit the file information of tracks from
your iTunes library, the changes will not appear in iTunes until after
you play the track. Scratch LIVE cannot play files that have been
protected by Digital Rights Management systems, such as those sold
through the Apple iTunes Music Store.
protect library
Uncheck this setting to remove files and crates from your library.
Enable to lock your library and prevent accidental file or crate
deletion while using Scratch LIVE. Enabling this setting will also
lock all file tags and crate names, so that no text can be changed.
center on selected song
With this option on, scrolling up and down in your library holds
the selected track in the middle of the library panel.
needle dropping (relative mode)
These options configure needle dropping functionality while in
relative mode.
show all file types
Enable this option to show all files when importing tracks into
Scratch LIVE. If this option is not selected, only files that Scratch
LIVE can play will be displayed.
drop to absolute position
This detects a deliberate repositioning of the needle, and moves
the playhead to the absolute position of the needle, as in absolute
mode. Accidental skipping of the needle does not reposition the
playhead.
include subcrate tracks
As described on page 27, you can drag crates into other crates
to make subcrates. If you have the “include subcrate tracks” option turned on, any crate will also display the contents of all its
subcrates.
drop to cue points
This option triggers the corresponding cue point when the needle
is repositioned into one of the first 5 one-minute sections on
the control vinyl. For instance: needle dropping into the second
minute on the left turntable, will send playback for deck 1 to
cuepoint 2, if that cuepoint is set.
auto fill overviews
Enable this setting to automatically generate the track overview
as soon as a track is loaded. If this setting is not enabled, the
track overview will be generated as the track plays. Automatically
generating the track overview uses more of the computer’s CPU
power, and should be disabled on slower computers.
vinyl start offset
If you have cue burn at the beginning of the record, you will notice the
tracking will be poor at this point. Use
the two knobs to offset the start point,
so the track will start playing from a
point further into the control record.
The first knob sets the number of
whole minutes to offset by, the second
knob sets the number of whole rotations within that minute.
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import AAC files
Turn this option off if you do not wish to import AAC files into
your library. Changing this option will cause your iTunes library
to be reloaded if you have the read iTunes library option turned
on.
rescan ID3 tags
Click this button to force Scratch LIVE to re-read all file tags. Use
this function if you have edited or modified file tags outside of
Scratch LIVE.
Tip: Rescanning the tags is a handy way to identify all the files
that Scratch LIVE can’t find (for example if the files have been altered
or moved). These tracks will show up red in the main track list, with
an exclamation mark in the status column. You can sort by the status
column to group all these tracks together.
relocate lost files
If you’ve moved some files which are already in your library, they
will show up as not found and displayed in pink. Drag a folder
from finder (mac) or explorer (windows) on the relocate lost
files button to search it and any sub-folders, for files currently
marked as not found in your library to update them with their
new location.
USB dropout indicator
The USB dropout indicator on the
main screen is a useful trouble shooting tool if you have problems with
audio dropouts. Such dropouts are
caused by an interruption in passing the audio to the Scratch LIVE
hardware interface. If such an interruption (or dropout) occurs,
a red light will appear briefly, just to the left of the Scratch LIVE
logo at the top of the screen. The light will be red for one second,
and then orange for four seconds.
If you do experience USB drop outs:
• Increase the USB audio buffer size (in the setup screen).
• Try closing other applications that are running at the same time
as Scratch LIVE.
• Try turning off background tasks, for example, wireless networking.
• Visit the forum at scratchlive.net, and try some of the computer
optimization tips in the Tips and Tricks section.
• If your CPU load is very high, try decreasing the maximum
screen updates (in the setup screen).
Display
user interface settings
maximum screen updates (per second)
This feature allows you to throttle back the screen refresh rate.
Users with slower computers might like to do this if they are having performance issues. It could also be useful if you want to limit
Scratch LIVE’s processor usage, for example if you are running a
recording program at the same time. The default setting is 60 Hz,
or refreshed 60 times per second. This setting applies to the entire
screen (i.e. the Virtual Decks, the Waveforms, the library, and the
setup screen).
audio cache (seconds)
Use the slider to set the amount of audio that is loaded into
memory. A small audio cache will place less load on your computer, and the tracks will load faster. A large audio cache will give
you a bigger view of the waveform when the main waveform view
is zoomed out.
horizontal waveforms
Check this option to display the main
waveform view horizontally. The waveform will expand to fill available screen
space. If you are using a widescreen
computer, increase the audio cache
size to make the waveform bigger.
Plugins
Appears for users of the VIDEO-SL
video plugin for Scratch LIVE. For
more information on VIDEO-SL see
www.serato.com.
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The hardware control panel
When you connect the TTM 57SL to Scratch LIVE, the hardware
control panel appears. You can show or hide this panel by clicking
on the hardware button.
You can control many of the features of Scratch LIVE directly
from your TTM 57SL mixer. The hardware panel shows you
what functions in the software are connected to the physical
controls on the mixer, and allows you to customize the control
assignments. It also provides an interface for the effects running
in the mixer.
Controlling Scratch LIVE from the TTM 57SL
Each of the controls on the mixer controls a software function in
Scratch LIVE.
Each parameter knob (labeled P1 and P2 on the mixer) has
two states. The LED next to P1 and P2 on the mixer indicates the
state: the control above applies when the LED is off, the control
below applies when the LED is on. Some controls, such as “tap
tempo”, and “load track” are momentary.
The joysticks J1 and J2 also have two states. When the LED
next to J1 or J2 is on, the joystick controls Scratch LIVE software.
When the LED is not lit, the joystick acts as a transform switch.
To switch between using the joystick as a control for Scratch LIVE
and a transform switch, press the joystick straight down and hold
it down.
Note: the joystick is also a button, press it straight down, as if you
were trying to push it into the mixer – you will feel it click.
When you are in transform mode, the LED next to the
joystick is not lit, and its controls on the Scratch LIVE hardware
panel are grayed out.
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Groups
Functions are organized in a series of groups. Each group contains a bank of software controls. The first two groups are custom
groups, designed to contain the commands you need most often
during a set. The next four groups contain other functions ordered by category.
To access a group, press the GROUP button on the mixer,
then press:
B1 – general: Custom group 1, with the most common commands.
B2 – library: Custom group 2 — move through library, make
new recordings.
B3 – playback: Control all playback functions directly from the
mixer.
B4 – cue/loop: Full control over all cue points on both Virtual
Decks and looping.
B5 – recording: Select source and start / stop / save / play
recordings.
B6 – effects: Select and insert effects. Adjust effect parameters.
Customizing the control assignments
You can customize almost all of the software control assignments.
To change what a button, parameter knob or joystick does to
Scratch LIVE, right-click on the control label. A list appears, and
you can choose the new function you wish to have associated
with that control.
Some software functions can be assigned to either the left
or the right Virtual Deck. If you choose a function that can be
assigned to a Deck, after you select the function from the menu,
you will be presented with another list. Choose selected deck to
have the function controlled by the DECK button on the mixer,
or left deck or right deck to have it always apply to one of the
decks.
Any customization resides in the computer, not in the mixer.
This means that if two different DJs, each with their own laptop,
use the same mixer, each DJ can have their own custom groups.
See the save to mixer function on page 32.
(Group B1) general controls (custom group 1)
This is the first group shown below with default commands when you first start Scratch LIVE. These give you basic playback controls
and up to three cue points per Virtual Deck. The orange arrows (left) control the left Virtual Deck and the blue (right) arrows control
the right Virtual Deck. The joysticks default to transform mode (LEDs off). Press the joystick in (LED on) to activate its controls as
shown here.
Push to load track on left Deck.
Scroll through your crates and library.
Push to load track on right Deck.
Hold the joystick
up to play the
track backwards
momentarily then
release to jump
ahead with timing
intact.
Hold the joystick
down and press a
B button to set a
cue point on the
left Deck.
Joystick right to
‘Double’ : Copy the
track from the left
Deck to the right
Deck.
Jump to Cue points on the
left Deck.
Control looping
from the footswitch.
Jump to Cue points on the
right Deck.
Joystick left to jump to
the temporary point on
the right Deck.
(Group B2) library (custom group 2)
In this second custom group, many of the functions can be applied to either of the Virtual Decks. To select which of the Virtual Decks
a given effect is applied to, press the mixer’s DECK button. The LED next to the button indicates which of the Virtual Decks the
software function applies.
Hold the joystick
up to play the
track backwards
momentarily then
release to jump
ahead with timing
intact.
Push to undo the
last action.
Scroll through your crates and library.
Push to load.
Joystick right to
‘Double’: Copy the
track from the left
Deck to the right
Deck.
< = previous loop.
> = next loop.
Hold the joystick
down and press
one of the B
buttons to set a
cue point.
Jump to Cue points.
Control looping
from the footswitch.
Loop on / off
(toggle).
Joystick right to
‘Double’: Copy the
track from the
right Deck to the
left Deck.
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(Group B3) playback
To access this group, press the GROUP button on the mixer, then press B3. This group contains all the software functions required for
mixing in internal mode. To select which of the Virtual Decks a given effect is applied to, press the mixer’s DECK button. The LED
next to the button indicates which of the Virtual Decks the software function applies.
Hold the joystick
up to play the
track backwards
momentarily then
release to jump
ahead with timing
intact.
Nudge forward or back.
Push (LED on) and
turn to quickly
shuttle through
the track.
Joystick up: Zoom
in the waveform.
<< = Rewind.
>> = Fast forward.
Play the track
reverse from the
current position.
Joystick down:
Zoom out the
waveform.
Play / Set temp
Pause. cue point.
Control looping
Hold to play from
Playback modes.
temp cue. Release from the footswitch.
returns to temp cue.
(Group B4) cueing & looping
To access this group, press the GROUP button on the mixer, then press B4. This group gives you access to all the cue points and looping functions. To select which of the Virtual Decks a given effect is applied to, press the mixer’s DECK button. The LED next to the
button indicates which of the Virtual Decks the software function applies.
Turn to adjust, and push to set loop in point.
Turn to adjust, and push to set loop out point.
Hold the joystick
up or down and
press a B button to
set a cue point.
Next loop.
Previous loop.
Jump to Cue points.
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Control looping
from the footswitch.
Loop on / off
(toggle).
(Group B5) recording
To access this group, press the GROUP button on the mixer, then press B5. In this group you can select your input source, start and
stop recording, and load this new recording to either Virtual Deck.
Push to load track on left deck.
Scroll through your crates and library.
Push to load track on right deck.
Select recording
source by scrolling
up or down.
Stop and erase the
last recording.
Start recording.
Load to Load to Start recording from
the footswitch.
left deck. right deck.
Load to
left deck.
Load to
right deck.
(Group B6) effects
The TTM 57SL has two built in effects processors. Unlike other groups, when you are in the effects group, the DECK button on the
mixer switches between these two effects processors. DECK 1 activates Processor 1, and DECK 2 activates Processor 2. Each effect has
parameters controlled by P1 and P2. See the Effects section with all the details on page 8.
The left joystick, J1, sets the BPM (tempo) multiplier. Set the BPM by tapping P1 to the beat, or manually adjust by turning P1.
The optional footswitch can also tap in the BPM. Use the left joystick to quickly halve, split, double or quadruple the tempo.
The buttons B1 through B4 set the effect’s insert point: either PGM, the Aux bus (which includes the Mic) or the Main output.
Functions vary depending
upon the assigned effect.
Cue
effect.
Effect
on / off.
Functions vary depending
upon the assigned effect.
Wet / Dry control.
– = more dry.
+ = more wet.
up = all wet.
down = all dry.
BPM
multiplier.
Assign effect to: PGM 1. PGM 2. AUX BUS. MAIN.
Tap to set BPM.
Turn effect on and off.
Select effect.
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Mixing with only one turntable
TTM 57SL Specifications
The single turntable technique allows you to mix as if you had
two turntables, using just one. If one of your turntables is not
performing properly, or if you only have one available, you will be
able to continue to mix the way you are used to.
The following is a step-by-step description of mixing using a
standard 2-channel mixer, with one turntable set up on the right
hand side of the mixer. In this example, all mixing is done with
the mixer crossfader.
Parameter, Specification, Conditions & Comments
Analog Inputs: 4 Stereo, Unbalanced RCA jacks:
..........Phono or line level input
..........Phono Response: RIAA ±1 dB, Gain: 30 dB at 1 kHz
..........Max input 133 mV
..........Input Impedance: 47.5k Ω, 200 pF
..........Line Gain: +15 dB to off @ 1 kHz
..........Auxiliary Input: Stereo Unbalanced RCA jacks
..........Gain: Off to +6 dB
FlexFX Return: Stereo Unbalanced ¼" TS (tip-sleeve) phone jack
FlexFX Send: Stereo Unbalanced ¼" TS phone jack
Mic Input: Active Balanced: ¼" TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) phone jack
..........Input Impedance: 511Ω, each leg to ground
..........Gain: 50 dB 1 kHz
..........Frequency Response: 30 to 20 kHz +0, -3 dB, max gain
..........CMMR: >40 dB 1 kHz, max gain
..........S/N: 76 dB Re 0 dBFS, max gain, 20 kHz BW
..........Tone Controls: 2-Band
Main/Booth Outputs: Stereo balanced XLR/TRS jacks
..........Frequency Response 15 Hz to 20 kHz +0, -3 dB
..........THD+N <0.005% re 0 dBFS, 20 to 20 kHz, 20 kHz BW
..........S/N (balanced output) 102 dB re 0 dBFS, A-weighted
Auxiliary Output: Stereo Unbalanced RCA jacks
General Specifications:
..........Maximum Input (all inputs): 4Vrms
..........Maximum balanced output (main and booth): 8Vrms
..........Maximum unbalanced output (FlexFx and AUX): 4Vrms
..........Mixer digital audio: 24-bit, 44.1 kHz, 102 dB dynamic range
..........USB digital audio: 16-bit, 44.1 kHz, 102 dB dynamic range
..........Crosstalk: -75 dB re 0 dBFS, 1 kHz
Universal Power Supply: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz
USB Power: Mixer is self-powered.
1.Load a track onto the right deck in Scratch LIVE and play it in
absolute mode. The crossfader is set to the right hand side.
2.Put the left hand deck into internal mode and load a track.
3.Flick the reverse input control switch. The physical record
now controls the left hand deck in Scratch LIVE, and the right
hand channel of Scratch LIVE plays on in internal mode.
4.Cue the record and mix in the track. Note that you will be
using what feels like the wrong channel of your DJ mixer to do
this – the crossfader will be moving away from the turntable.
5.Having completed the first mix, flick the reverse input control switch. The track you just mixed in will play on in internal mode, and the physical record is now back to controlling
the right hand deck in Scratch LIVE.
6.Load a track on to the right deck in Scratch LIVE, and mix as
normal.
7.Flick the reverse input control switch.
8.Load a track on the left deck, and mix — moving the cross
fader the wrong way.
9.Flick the reverse input control switch, and repeat.
Mixing with only one turntable, using instant
doubles instead of input reverse
When using Instant Doubles with internal mode, the pitch will
get transferred to the second deck as well as the playhead position. This makes it easier to DJ using a single deck. ( Start playing
your song on the left deck with the turntable, then instant double
over to the right deck, then fade to the right deck. Voila, the left
deck is ready for a new track.)
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Note: All specifications are typical unless otherwise stated.
Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions
The audio playback is dropping out / clicking / popping
Scratch LIVE is not getting a clear signal from the record, or your computer is not able to process the information quickly enough. Go to the
setup screen and check the scope views. When the record is playing, the circles should be round, and the value in the bottom right corner should be
100%. If this is not the case, you need to calibrate. See page Manual–17 for details.
You should also try increasing the USB audio buffer size if your computer is close to the minimum spec.
Clean your needles! This is the most common cause of audio drop-out. Because you are playing the same record over and over, the needles will get
dirty more quickly than usual.
The threshold goes to the far right when I click the estimate button
Make sure the needle is on the record and the record is stopped when you click estimate. If the slider goes hard right and stays there, you most
likely have an earthing problem with your turntables/mixer. If you cannot eliminate this problem, use relative mode over absolute mode.
The tracks are playing backwards!
The inputs (from the turntables or CD players) are the wrong way around. Try swapping red and white wires at one end.
I can’t get the Scope View to show nice clean circles
Select phono as the audio input level in the setup screen if you are using vinyl. Check your needles and make sure they are clean. If the circles
look fuzzy, try cleaning your control record. If the Scope View shows a line instead of a circle, Scratch LIVE is only receiving a signal from one channel
— check all your cables, and the connection between your cartridges and the tone arm. You can order replacement control records from your local
distributor. You may also order these in the online store at www.rane.com if you are in the USA.
Scratch LIVE makes a strange “digital” noise, even when no track is playing
Scratch LIVE is interpreting background noise as record movement. Go to the setup screen and move the threshold slider (located to the left side
of the estimate button) to the right until the noise stops.
The first time I play a new track, it takes a while to load
Scratch LIVE has to read the entire file and create a file index the first time it is loaded. This may take a few seconds for longer files. After the first
load, it should load instantly. See Build Overviews on page 18.
I have a particular MP3 that won’t play / plays badly / takes a long time to load / crashes the program. What should I do?
The file may be damaged. Please go to the forum at scratchlive.net and notify the support team that you have a bad file. By reporting damaged or
corrupt files, you will help the developers to improve Scratch LIVE’s ability to play damaged MP3 files in the future.
Scratch LIVE freaks out when I use the master tempo (key correction) function on my CD player
Scratch LIVE interprets the signal coming out of the CD player, and uses this information to control the play back of the files on your computer. Any audio processing performed on the signal before it reaches the hardware interface, such as key correction, will scramble the signal making it
illegible to Scratch LIVE . Key correction will be available in Scratch LIVE in the future.
I get a loud screeching sound like a fax machine and no music, what am I doing wrong?
That is the sound of the control signal – make sure you are listening to the line outputs of the hardware interface.
Can I use one turntable and one CD player?
Yes. You need a phono preamp (as in a DJ mixer) to boost the signal from the turntable to line level, and you need to set the input to line in the
setup screen.
When I do transform scratches (switching between phono and line level inputs) I hear a crazy noise; what’s happening?
When you switch to phono level, you will hear the sound of the control vinyl. If you want to use the transform switches to scratch, use separate
channels on your mixer if you have more than four channels, or disconnect the phono thrus if you have a two channel mixer.
I want to backup my library and crates or move them to another machine, so where are they stored?
Your database and crates are stored in the folder Home\Music\ScratchLIVE on a Mac, and My Documents\My Music\ScratchLIVE on a
PC. Crates have the file extension .slc. If your library contains tracks that are stored on a drive other than your boot drive, a hidden folder called
.scratchLIVE will be created in the root of that drive, and a separate database will be made in this folder. If it is a removable drive, the tracks will
only appear in your library when the drive is connected.
What needles are best for use with Scratch LIVE?
We recommend Shure M44-7 needles for use with Scratch LIVE , due to their high output volume, excellent tracking and low record wear.
I have cue burn at the beginning of my control record, does that mean I need to replace it?
No, use the track start offset function (in the setup screen) to move the point at which tracks begin to a position further into the vinyl.
Why do none of the songs I have imported from iTunes show up in Scratch LIVE?
iTunes’ default encoder is set to AAC, which Scratch LIVE currently does not support. You need to re-encode those files to a supported file type
(AIFF, WAV, OGG, MP3). To change the default encoding preferences in iTunes, go to Preferences > Importing. Change the “import using” option to a supported file type and click OK. To re-encode a track, select/highlight it. Go to Advanced > Convert Selection to... . You can lose quality
after you re-encode a track, so it's best to start from the original source if possible.
To keep up with the latest tips, visit the Official Scratch LIVE Forum online at scratchlive.net
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Scope reading and fixes
Most of the problems that occur with Scratch LIVE can be attributed to it not getting a good reading of the control signal from your records or CDs. These examples show what the scopes on the setup screen can look like to help solve possible problems. Some problems
cause similar looking scopes, e.g. if your scope looks like the Dusty Needle one, the cause could be a damaged needle.
Good Signal
Clean signal with 100% tracking.
CD Player into Phono Input
TTM 57SL is set to receive phono level
input. Set to the correct value on the
setup page.
Unearthed
Very susceptible to interference. Attach
the turntable’s green (ground) wire.
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No Signal
TTM 57SL is not receiving any control
signal — check your connections as
shown on page 3.
Phono into Line Input
TTM 57SL is set to receive line level
input. Set to the correct value on the
setup page.
Using Piggyback Cables
Picking up huge amounts of noise,
barely tracking. Connect your turntables
directly to the TTM 57SL.
Bad Turntable Vibration
Bass is reaching the stylus. Try to isolate
the turntable from the speakers.
Dusty Needle
Dust is preventing the stylus from tracking the groove correctly. Clean your
needle and the control vinyl.
Damaged Needle
Try re-seating, cleaning or replacing your
stylus.
Record Burn
This section of the control vinyl has been
worn. Swap sides or use the track start
offset.
Bad Record Burn
Your record is very badly worn and the
TTM 57SL is unable to track correctly.
Swap sides or get new vinyl ASAP.
Tonearm is Slightly too Light
Susceptible to dust and vibration. Adjust
the tonearm.
Left Channel Missing
The left signal from the needle is not
reaching the TTM 57SL. Check the cable
and cartridge connections.
Left Channel is Noise
Left signal has been lost with a noisy
loose connection.
Tonearm is Extremely Light
The needle isn’t sitting in the groove.
Increase the tonearm weight.
Right Channel Missing
The right signal from the needle is not
reaching the TTM 57SL. Check the cable
and cartridge connections.
Right Channel is Noise
Right signal has been lost with a noisy
loose connection.
Right Channel is Interference
Right signal has been lost with a noisy
loose connection and left channel crosstalk.
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Corrupt file descriptions and diagnoses
Corrupt file: This MP3 contains invalid
frames.
This MP3 contains frames which do not conform strictly to the official MP3 specification. Scratch LIVE can not be certain that this file will play back 100% accurately.
Corrupt file: This file contains corrupt
frames that may result in audible
glitches.
This file contains two or more contiguous corrupt frames. Since corrupt frames are
replaced with silence, this could result in what might sound like an audio glitch.
Corrupt file: This file has been split. You
should check the beginning for audio
glitches.
The first MPEG audio frame in this file refers to audio that should be present before it
but is not. This is usually the result of incorrect MP3 editing. Since a corrupt frame is
replaced with silence and most songs start with silence, the resulting silence might not
be noticeable. All the same, listen to the beginning of the song, just to be sure.
Corrupt file: This MP3 contains frames
with corrupt data.
Decoding of an MPEG audio frame failed. This means that the frame contained
invalid data. As usual with corrupt frames, this frame will be played as silence.
Corrupt file: This MP3 lost syncronization This is a rare message and you should not see this. Do notify us if you see it and please
between the frame index and the frames. send us the file that caused the message to appear so we can fix the problem.
Corrupt file: This MP3 is completely
invalid and is not playable.
Self explanatory. Possible causes are disk bad sectors, file system corruption, wrong file
types, wrong file extensions, etc
Corrupt file: This file contains invalid
audio data.
Scratch LIVE encountered a lot of invalid data while looking for audio in this file. This
message alerts you to the fact that the file you're trying to play contains corrupt data.
This may, or may not, affect playback.
Corrupt file: This MP3 contains no valid
frames.
No audio could be found in this file, which means it is completely unplayable as far as
Scratch LIVE is concerned. Please make sure this really is an audio file.
Unsupported file: This MP3 contains
multiple layers.
While scanning this file, Scratch LIVE found frames belonging to multiple MPEG
layers. Scratch LIVE does not support MP3s that contain frames from multiple layers –
some frames may be output as silence.
Unsupported file : This file is more than
2GB in size.
Self explanatory. At the moment, Scratch LIVE does not support files that are 2GB in
size (or larger).
Unsupported file : This file has data
blocks greater than 2GB in size.
This file contains chunks of data that are larger than 2GB. Scratch LIVE does not support files that are more than 2GB in size.
Corrupt file: This WAV contains no valid
chunks.
This WAV file contains no recognizable WAV data. It is quite possible that this might
not be a WAV file.
Unsupported file: This file's data is not in
PCM format.
WAV files can contain data in several formats. Scratch LIVE only supports WAV files
that contain data in the PCM format.
Unsupported file: This file has a sampling Scratch LIVE does not support sampling rates greater than 48 kHz. If you see this message, the simplest approach is to re-sample the audio at 48 kHz and re-save the file.
rate greater than 48kHz.
Unsupported file: This file uses more than Scratch LIVE supports a maximum of 24 bits per sample of audio data.
24 bits per sample
Corrupt file: This WAV is incomplete.
Scratch LIVE expected more data in the file, but found none. This could be because the
file was incorrectly truncated or because the data in the file is corrupt, causing Scratch
LIVE to incorrectly estimate the amount of data present in the file.
Corrupt file: This file contains corrupt
blocks.
This file contains blocks of data that report their size to be zero. This message was
inserted to identify files that might cause lockups on previous versions of Scratch LIVE.
Corrupt file: This song contains no audio
data.
Scratch LIVE could not find any audio in this file. Please check to make sure this file
contains audio in a format that Scratch LIVE supports.
Corrupt file: This song contains invalid
samples.
This file contains samples of audio that are too small to represent accurately and will
therefore be truncated to zero. This should not result in any audible audio artifacts,
but could cause audio dropouts on earlier versions of Scratch LIVE.
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Magnetic Fader Q and A
Q: Will I damage the faders if I spray them with bad stuff or
spill bad things in them?
A: No. The faders in the TTM 57SL are designed with materials highly resistant to corrosion and most chemicals. There are
no electrical contacts to clean or damage. While bad things may
change the feel of the faders, bad things will not affect the
sound. To clean faders that have had a bad thing put in them,
follow the simple instructions to the right.
Q: Can I install magnetic faders in any other mixer?
A: Sorry. The connectors may be similar, but the circuits are very
different. Connecting the faders to anything other than the
intended cable in the TTM 57SL could permanently damage
them.
Q: Can I install other faders in my TTM 57SL?
A: No. The cable connections are specially designed for Rane
magnetic faders.
Q: Can I install a different magnetic fader in my mixer or
swap the position of my faders?
A: No. In order to achieve the highest possible accuracy, each
magnetic fader is factory calibrated for the location in which
it was shipped. For information about replacement or calibration, contact Rane Customer Service. If you remove the faders
for cleaning, make sure you mark them. This helps you to put
them back in the same location.
Magnetic Fader Maintenance
There are no electrical contacts to clean!
The faders in the TTM 57SL are designed with materials highly resistant to corrosion and most chemicals. While the
faders will handle millions of operations, they may become dirty
over time. Bad things may be spilled or sprayed into the faders.
In either case, the faders are not damaged and the sound quality
is unaffected. Cleaning is only required to maintain the feel of the
faders.
The faders are self-lubricating and with normal use, should
not require additional lubrication. If you wish, you can use a light
silicone lubricant rated for use with electrical parts. This will help
maintain the feel. We recommend Caig DeoxIT FaderLube F100
spray lubricant.
Order DeoxIT® F100 from CAIG Laboratories, Inc.
12200 Thatcher Ct.
Poway, CA 92064
Phone 858-486-8388
Fax 858-486-8398
Web www.caig.com
Never use a heavy lubricant or grease. Doing so will not
damage the faders, but can undo the feel. If grease was used, it
may be removed by following the cleaning instructions. Light
lubrication is possible with the Lexan plate on. A couple of drops
or a short spray will do it. Make sure the products you use are
suitable for use with electrical parts that contain plastic.
Sensors
Torsion
Spring
Rails
Magnetic Slider Rail Cleaning
a. Move the carrier all the way to one side.
b. Use a soft lint-free cloth to wipe off the rails.
c. Add a drop of silicone lubricant (or quick spray from aerosol) to the center of each rail.
d. Move the carrier back and forth to distribute lubricant.
e. Do not bend the torsion spring or touch the sensors.
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Remove
#4 screw
Remove
#4 screw
Torsion spring
Mark location before
disconnecting ribbon:
PGM 1
PGM 2
XFADER
Remove ribbon
Sensors
For more effective cleaning and lubrication, follow the directions outlined below:
1. Required Tool: #1 Philips screwdriver
2. Disconnect the power.
3. Remove knobs from controls covered by the Lexan faceplate.
4. Remove the four, 4-40 screws attaching the Lexan faceplate.
5. Remove the Lexan faceplate. See the picture and instructions below. The rails of the fader are now accessible for normal cleaning and
lubrication.
6. Remove fader from mixer if more thorough cleaning is required.
7. NOTE: Do not disturb the position of the small sensors at each end of the Fader. If you do, make sure the parts are standing straight
before reinstalling.
8. NOTE: In order to achieve the highest possible accuracy, each magnetic fader is factory calibrated for the location in which it was
shipped. If you remove the faders for cleaning, make sure you mark them. This helps you to put them back in the correct location.
9. Remove the fader by removing the two #4 screws securing it. Then disconnect the ribbon cable.
10. Sugary liquids spilled into a fader may be removed by thoroughly rinsing the part in hot water. Make sure the part is clean and dry
before lubricating or reinstalling.
11. Removal of grease or other stubborn debris may require alcohol or contact cleaner. Make sure the part is clean and dry before lubricating or reinstalling.
12. To reassemble, reverse the disassembly procedure.
13. Problems? Contact Rane Corporation customer service at 425-355-6000.
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ANALOG 1L
ANALOG 2L
DIGITAL 1L
DIGITAL 2L
INPUTS
ANALOG 3L
ANALOG 4L
ANALOG 1R
ANALOG 2R
DIGITAL 1R
DIGITAL 2R
INPUTS
ANALOG 3R
ANALOG 4R
15 Hz HP
OL
15 Hz HP
15 Hz HP
RIGHT
CONTROL
SOURCE
SELECT
RECORD 2 RIGHT
B
+6
+6
HIGH
OFF
HIGH
OFF
HIGH
RECORD OR CONTROL
AUX BUS RIGHT
AUX BUS LEFT
(xfader / ch fader)
GAIN BLOCK
RECORD
CUE
(xfader / ch fader)
GAIN BLOCK
RECORD
CUE
(xfader / ch fader)
GAIN BLOCK
CUE
RECORD
(xfader / ch fader)
GAIN BLOCK
CUE
RECORD
RECORD 1 LEFT
B
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS RETURN
OL
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS RETURN
OL
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS RETURN
OL
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS RETURN
OL
RECORD 1 RIGHT
RIGHT
CONTROL RIGHT
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
PGM 1 PRE
PGM 1 POST
MIX
PGM 2 PRE
PGM 2 POST
AUX BUS
A
DIGITAL RECORD 1
CONTROL LEFT
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
PGM 1 PRE
PGM 1 POST
MIX
PGM 2 PRE
PGM 2 POST
AUX BUS
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT
RECORD 1 SOURCE SELECT
RECORD 2 LEFT
A
LOW MID
EQ
KILLS
+6
OFF
HIGH
OFF
+6
AUX BUS INPUT
A3L
A4L
A3R
A4R
EQ
LOW MID
KILLS
LOW MID
EQ
KILLS
LOW MID
EQ
KILLS
LEFT
A1L
A2L
A1R
A2R
B5
B6
B1
B2
B3
B4
DIGITAL RECORD 2
LEFT
PGM 2 PRE
PGM 2 POST
AUX BUS
PGM 1 POST
MIX
PGM 1 PRE
A3
A4
A5
A6
A1
A2
RECORD 2 SOURCE SELECT
15 Hz HP
LIMIT
GAIN TRIM
-15
+15
L/R PAN
LIMIT
GAIN TRIM
-15
+15
LIMIT
GAIN TRIM
-15
+15
L/R PAN
LIMIT
GAIN TRIM
-15
+15
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT
RECORD
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS RETURN
OL
RECORD
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS RETURN
OL
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS RETURN
OL
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS RETURN
OL
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS RETURN
OL
EFFECTS SEND
EFFETS RETURN
OL
RECORD
FlexFX ASSIGN
RECORD
FlexFX ASSIGN
RECORD
FlexFX ASSIGN
RECORD
FlexFX ASSIGN
ON/OFF
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS RETURN
MIX RIGHT
CUE
RECORD
MIX LEFT
RECORD
CUE
EFFECTS RETURN
EFFECTS SEND
EFFECTS INSERT OL
ON/OFF
EFFECTS INSERT OL
FlexFX SEND RIGHT
FlexFX SEND LEFT
MIX OUTPUT
PGM 1 PRE
PGM 1 POST
MIX
PGM 2 PRE
PGM 2 POST
AUX BUS
SOURCE
OL
PROGRAM 2
SOURCE
SOURCE
OL
PROGRAM 1
SOURCE
OL
FlexFX OUTPUT
Appendix
DSP processing block diagram
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Analog diagram
Simplified block diagram of the analog inputs and outputs around the DSP. Only one channel is shown.
PHONO / LINE
ANALOG 1
RIAA
ADC
RECORD 2 L/R
RECORD 1 L/R
ANALOG 1 L/R
DIGITAL 2 L/R
DIGITAL 1 L/R
PHONO / LINE
ANALOG 2
RIAA
ADC
ANALOG 2 L/R
MAIN
LEVEL
PHONO / LINE
ANALOG 3
DSP
RIAA
ADC
USB
MIX OUT L/R
ANALOG 3 L/R
DAC
BOOTH
LEVEL
PHONO / LINE
ANALOG 4
RIAA
ADC
AUX
LEVEL
ANALOG 4 L/R
CUE OUT
FlexFX OUT
BOOTH OUT
AUX OUT
AUX INPUT L/R
AUX IN
AUX IN
DAC
MAIN OUT
FlexFX
SEND
ADC
FlexFX
RETURN
PHONES
DAC
1/4"
3.5mm
HEADPHONE OUTPUTS
OL
MIC LEVEL
LOW
HIGH
MIC ON
MIC/LINE INPUT
EQ
Foot switch diagram
Rane does not manufacture or distribute the optional foot
switch. The foot switch needs to be a passive pull-down
device capable of grounding the TIP, RING or TIP and RING to
get the three possible states. Good choices are the DigiTech
FS300 or GNXFC. To the right is a basic diagram of a 3-switch
foot switch. Three buttons gives the most flexibility, but you
can also use one or two button footswitches (see page 35 for
info on configuring Scratch LIVE to work with 1, 2 or 3 button
footswitches).
S1
RING
TIP
S2
SLEEVE
S3
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