PRO-DJ - American Audio

PRO-DJ - American Audio
American Audio
®
Operating Instructions
PRO-DJ
Featuring:
Sampling
FLIPFLOP
American Audio®
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
Rev. 4/05
CONTENTS
CAUTIONS REGARDING HANDLING..................................................................................................3
PRODUCT INFORMATION....................................................................................................................5
CUSTOMER SUPPORT .......................................................................................................................6
SET-UP.......................................................................................................................6
FEATURES..............................................................................................................................7
FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS.............................................................................................................8
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY..................................................................................................................11
BASIC OPERATION
LOADING/EJECTING DISC.......................................................................................................13
SELECTING TRACKS...............................................................................................................13
STARTING/STOPPING PLAYBACK..........................................................................................13
FRAME SEARCH.......................................................................................................................14
ADJUSTING TIME DISPLAY.....................................................................................................14
MAKING PITCH CHANGES .....................................................................................................15
SETTING CUE POINTS.............................................................................................................17
CREATING SEAMLESS LOOPS...............................................................................................18
EDITING LOOPS.......................................................................................................................19
PROGRAMMING AND PROGRAM PLAY.................................................................................20
BASIC OPERATION
CREATING A BOP EFFECT......................................................................................................21
FLIP-FLOP.............................................................................................................................22
SHUT DOWN PROCEDURES..............................................................................................................23
HANDLING COMPACT DISC..............................................................................................................23
WARRANTY.......................................................................................................................................24
SPECIFICATIONS.................................................................................................................................25
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
NOTE: This CD player uses a semiconductor
laser. It is recommended for use in a room
at the following temperature: 41˚F - 95˚F / 5˚C
- 35˚C
CAUTION:
1. Handle the power supply cord carefully. Do
not damage or deform; it may cause electric
shock or malfunction when used. Hold plug
attachment when removing from wall outlet.
Do not pull on the cord.
2. To avoid electric shock, do not open the
top cover when the unit is plugged in. If
problems occur with the unit, call your local
American Audio® dealer.
3. Do not place metal objects or spill liquid
inside the CD player. Electric shock or malfunction may occur.
The serial and model number for this unit is
located on the rear panel. Please write down
the numbers here and retain for future reference.
Model No._____________________________
Serial No._____________________________
NOTE: This product satisfies FCC regulations
when shielded cables and connectors are
used to connect the unit to other equipment.
To prevent electromagnetic interference with
electrical appliances such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and connectors for
connections.
CAUTION:
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS
OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN
MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION
EXPOSURE
THE COMPACT DISC PLAYER SHOULD NOT
BE ADJUSTED OR REPAIRED BY ANYONE
EXCEPT PROPERLY QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
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CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH
AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE, OR
OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN
BE CAREFULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT
BLADE EXPOSURE
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS
ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE
FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU
UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF
SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A
FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A
DECOUVERT.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO
WATER OR MOISTURE
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the unit into an electrical outlet
on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
ELECTRICAL PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK).
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE REFER SERVICE TO YOUR AUTHORIZED
AMERICAN AUDIO® SERVICE TECHNICIAN.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and
in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
CLEANING — The product should be cleaned only with
a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with
furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other volatile
liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they
may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product
near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement;
or near a swimming pool; and the like.
ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with
the product. Any mounting of the product should
follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
CART — A product and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be
blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface. This product should not be
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or
rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
POWER SOURCES —This product should be operated
only from the type of power source indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product
dealer or local power company.
LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a
stable location.
NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
•
If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This
is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
•
If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding)
pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet.
This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION - Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the product,
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so
as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information
with regard to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure
A.
LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES — An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push objects of
any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE - Unplug this product
from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
•
When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
•
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
the product.
•
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
•
If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions as an
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to its
normal operation.
•
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any
way.
•
When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance — this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- W hen replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK - Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product
is in proper operating condition.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should
not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT — The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
Fig. A
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
I. Heat - The CD player should be situated
away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
2. Do not let insecticides, benzene, or thinner
come in contact with the surface of the unit.
3. Never disassemble or modify your unit in any
way, doing so will void your manufactures
warranty.
4. Never plug this unit in to a dimmer pack
5. Do not attempt to operate this unit if it
becomes damaged in any way.
6. This unit is intended for indoor use only, use
of this product outdoors voids all warranties.
7. Always mount this unit in safe and stable
matter.
This unit has been thoroughly tested and has
been shipped in perfect operating condition.
Carefully check the shipping carton for damage
that may have occurred during shipping. If
the carton appears to be damaged, carefully
inspect your unit for any damage. Be sure all
accessories needed to operate the unit has
arrived intact. In the event damage has been
found or parts are missing, please contact our
toll free customer support number for further
instructions. Please do not return the unit to
your dealer without first contacting customer
support.
LINE VOLTAGE SELECTION
• The desired voltage may be set with the
VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch on the rear
panel (using a flat head screw driver).
• Do not force the VOLTAGE SELECTOR
switch as this may cause damage
• If the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch does
not move smoothly, please contact a qualified service technician.
8. Disconnect from main power before making
any type of connection.
9. Cleaning • The CD Player should be cleaned only as
recommended by the manufacturer. Use a
soft cloth to wipe down the outside of the
unit. For stubborn stains moisten a soft cloth
with class cleaner or other mild detergent to
wipe away any stains. Use a soft cloth to
wipe any residual cleaner. Never use volatile
cleaners such as benzene, solvent, or thinner
to clean your unit, these cleaners will damage
the units surface.
• Cleaning the pick-up lens - The pick-up lens
should not become dirty under normal usage. If the lens does become dirty, contact
American Audio Technical Support for further
instructions. Third party lens cleaners available but not highly recommended. Use of
some of these cleaner may damage the pickup lens, be sure to follow extreme caution
when using these types of cleaners.
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VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCH
WARRANTY INFORMATION
The PRO-DJ™ carries a ONE year (365 days)
limited warranty. This warranty covers parts
and labor. Please fill out the enclosed warranty
card to validate your purchase and warranty. All
returned service items whether under warranty
or not, must be freight pre-paid and accompany a return authorization (R.A.) number. If
the unit is under warranty, you must provide a
copy of your proof of purchase invoice. Please
contact American Audio® customer support at
(800) 322-6337 for a R.A. number.
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CUSTOMER SERVICE
Customer Support: American Audio® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set up help and
to answer any question should you encounter problems during your set up or initial operation. You may also
visit us on the web at www.americandj.com for any comments or suggestions. For service related issue please
contact American Audio®. Service Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard
Time.
Voice:
(800) 322-6337
Fax:
(323) 582-2610
E-mail:
[email protected]
For service parts visit http://parts.americandj.com
Warning! To prevent or reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit. Do not attempt any repairs yourself, doing so will
void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your unit may require service please contact customer
SET-UP
1. Checking the Contents:
Be sure your Pro-DJ™ was shipped with the following:
1) Pro-DJ™ Professional CD player.
1) Operating instructions (this booklet).
1) One dual stereo RCA cable.
1) One male to male 1/8” mini plug.
1) Warranty card.
2. Installing the Units
1) Place your unit on a flat surface or mount it in a secure case such as optional PRO-DJ/CASE.
2) Be sure the player is mounted in a well ventilated area where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight,
high temperatures, or high humidity.
3) Try to place the unit as far as possible from TVs and tuners, as the unit may cause undesirable
interference.
3. Connections
1) Be sure main power is connected last to prevent any electrical damage.
2) AUDIO CONNECTIONS: Use the included RCA cable to connect the Pro-DJ™ outputs to the line
inputs of a mixer. Never connect a CD player's output to a mixers "phono" inputs.
3) CONTROL JACK CONNECTIONS: Use the supplied 1/8” mini plug cable to connect your Pro-DJ™
to a mini jack connection (A or B) on a compatible American Audio “Fader Q Start” mixer. (This will
enable the Fader “Q” Start function - See “Q” start control page 7)
CAUTION: Be sure to use the supplied control cables. Using different types of cables may result in unit
damage. To avoid server unit damage, be sure main power is off when connecting the control cables.
CAUTION:
• The player will work normally when the main unit is
mounted with the front panel within 15 degrees of
the vertical plane. If the unit is tilted excessively,
discs may not be loaded or unloaded properly.
(Figure 1)
CAUTION:
• The LCD is designed to be clearly visible within the
angles shown in Figure 2. Mount the control unit
so that the visual angle is within this range.
10˚
15˚
Figure 1
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Figure 2
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MAIN FEATURES
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8 times over sampling 1 bit D/A converter
• 6 different shuttle speeds
20 Seconds Digital Anti-Shock Protection
• 30 Programmable Tracks
10 Programmable Cue Points
• Bop Effect (b)
Real time Cue (“Cue on the Fly”)
• 60 Second Transport Protection (d)
Selectable Time Display
• Memory Backup, Defaults to last setting (f)
S/PDIF Digital Audio RCA Coaxial Output
• Pitch Display
Fader “Q” Start Control (a)
• Single/Continuous/Repeat Play Modes
Flip-Flop (Relay Playback) (c)
• 1/75 Frame Search
• Large bright LCD Screen can be viewed from
10 Seamless Loops can be Memorized
Auto cue Function
wide angles.
Seamless Loop - Uninterrupted Loop Playback
• 10 Buttons for Direct Track Access
Instant Start within 10 msec (sound is produced immediately when the PLAY button is pressed)
(a) FADER “Q” START CONTROL: This feature is used in conjunction with American Audio® mixers that also
feature “Fader Q Start” control. For best results use this feature with two Pro-DJ players. Connect your ProDJ’s as described in the set-up section of this manual. After set-up is completed load your unit's. By moving
the mixer’s crossfader from left to right you can start and pause your Pro-DJ playback functions. For Example,
when using two Pro-DJ units and a Fader “Q” Start mixer, if your mixer’s crossfader is all the way to the left
(player one is playing, player two is in cue or pause mode), and you move the fader at least 20% to the right,
player two will begin to play and player one will return to cue mode. When the crossfader is to the right, and you
move it 20% to the left, player one (will begin to play and player two will return to its’ cue point. You can create great effects similar to scratching with this feature. After storing cue points on each side of the CD player,
different songs or samples may quickly be recalled by moving the mixer crossfader back and forth. New cue
points can be easily selected on the Pro-DJ player (see setting cue points page 17). “Q” Start control is easy
to use and mastering this feature will help you create amazing effects with your music. Note: For proper “Q”
Start operation be sure your mixers “Hamster” setting are set to 1/2 (Normal Setting).
(b) BOP EFFECT: The Bop Effect button serves two features. First, it is a stutter effect, creating a sound similar
to a sampler. Second, it will return to the last Cue point in memory instantly. This will allow you to create great
effects. To create the BOP Effect, see BOP Effect on page 21.
(c) FLIP-FLOP: This feature is used in conjunction with American Audio® mixers that also feature Fader “Q”
Start. For FLIP-FLOP results you must use two Pro-DJ players. Connect your Pro-DJ’s as described in the
set-up section of this manual. This feature will start the next player once one player has ended. For example, if
player one is playing a disc and it ends, player two will instantly begin to play. You may set FLIP-FLOP to play
track to track or disc to disc. For more information on this feature, see FLIP-FLOP™ on page 22.
(d) 60 SECOND TRANSPORT PROTECTION: The CD transport tray will automatically close if left open for
more than 60 seconds. If a CD is left in the tray it will immediately cue.
(e) SLEEP MODE: The Pro-DJ’s laser and pick-up assembly will power down after 15 minutes of inactivity
(when in pause or cue mode). This will lengthen the life of your motor drive and laser. To initialize the player,
just press the cue or play buttons.
(f) MEMORY BACKUP: The Pro-DJ has a five year memory back-up, that will save your setting in case the
power supply is accidentally disconnected. Pro-DJ will automatically remember your last setting (repeat, SGL,
CTN) even if you disconnect your main power.. The Pro-DJ will store your cue points in memory if you accidentally open transport tray or shut off the power. Note: Memory cues are erased automatically when a new
CD is played, or by holding memory button down for 3-4 seconds.
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1. BANK BUTTONS - These buttons are used to store cue points or seamless loops. They are also
provide direct track access. eg. Button 5 will start track number 5.
2. MEMORY BUTTON - This button allows you to store a cue point or seamless loop in any of the
BANK BUTTONS (1).
3. RECALL BUTTON - This button allows you to access any cue points or seamless loops stored in
any of the BANK BUTTONS (1).
4. OPEN/CLOSE (Disc Tray Open/Close) - This button is used to open and close the disc transport
tray door. NOTE: When a disc is loaded, the tray will not open unless the unit is in pause or cue
mode.
5. LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD) - This high quality LCD Indicates all the functions (play, pause,
cue, etc...,), as they occur. This display is viewable at several comfortable angles as described on
page 11. The LCD icons will be described in the next section.
6. JOG WHEEL - (INNER WHEEL) This jog wheel serves two functions depending on the current
operating mode:
A. The jog wheel will act as a slow frame search control when the unit is in pause or cue mode allowing you to set a specific cue point or find a particular starting point.
B. The inner wheel also works as a momentary pitch bend during playback. Turning the wheel clockwise will increase the pitch percentage up to 12%, and turning the wheel in the counterclockwise
direction will decrease the pitch percentage up to -12%. The pitch bend will be determined on how
fast you turn the wheel.
SHUTTLE WHEEL - (OUTER RING) This wheel has two forward and two reverse speed positions
for speed searching through tracks. The more you turn the wheel in either direction, the faster you
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search.
7. IN REALTIME CUE (SEAMLESS LOOP IN BUTTON) - “CUE ON THE FLY” - This button allows
you to set a CUE POINT (see CUE POINT page 18) without music interruption (“on the fly”). This button also sets the starting point of a loop (see SEAMLESS LOOP on page 18).
8.
TRACK BUTTON - This buttons is used to select a track. Tapping this button will back-skip
to the previous track, holding down this button will rapidly back-skip through the tracks on a CD.
9. CUE - Pressing the CUE button during playback immediately pauses playback and returns the
track to the last set cue point (see setting a CUE POINT, page 17). The red CUE LED will glow when
the unit is in cue mode The LED will also flash every time a new CUE POINT is set. The CUE button
can be held down to momentarily play the CD. When you release the CUE button it instantly returns
to the last set CUE POINT. You can also tap the CUE button to create a BOP EFFECT (for definition
of BOP EFFECT, see page 21).
10.
TRACK BUTTON - This buttons is used to select your desired track. Tapping this button will forward skip to the next track, holding down this button will rapidly forward skip through the
tracks on your CD.
11. PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON - Each press of the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON causes the operation to
change from play to pause or from pause to play. While in play mode the green play LED will glow,
and while in pause mode the green play LED will flash.
12. BOP - This button is used to activate the BOP Effect. A Bop Effect is a stutter, creating a sound
similar to a CD skipping. This function will instantly play the last set cue point during playback without
music interruption. The Bop Effect can be created in 2 ways. See creating a BOP on page 21.
13. RELOOP BUTTON - If a Loop has been made (see setting a Seamless Loop on page 18), but the
unit is not actively in Loop mode (a loop is not playing), pressing the RELOOP BUTTON will instantly
reactivate Loop mode. To exit the Loop , press the OUT BUTTON (23). LOOP (34) and RELOOP (35)
will display in the LCD (5) when the Reloop function is available.
14. PITCH SLIDER - This slider is used to adjust the playback pitch percentage when the PITCH (18)
function is activated. The slider is a set adjustment and will remain set until the pitch slider is moved
or the PITCH (18) function has been turned off. The pitch percentage of the slider can be changed by
holding the Pitch Button (21) and pressing the (+) Pitch Bend Button. This adjustment can be made
with or without a CD in the drive. The pitch adjustment will remain even if a disc has been removed,
and will reflect on any other disc loaded into the unit. That is to say, if you set a +2% pitch on one
disc, remove that disc and insert another, that disc too will have a +2% pitch. The amount of pitch
being applied will be displayed in the LCD (5). Use this slider to match the BPM’s of this unit to that
of another music source. By changing the pitch of one disc with respect to the other in this way, the
beats can be matched.
15. OUT - This button serves two functions. This button is used to set the ending point of a loop.
During normal loop playback, a loop is exited by pressing the OUT button.
16. (-) PITCH BEND BUTTON - The (-) pitch bend function creates a momentary “Slow Down” in the
CD’s pitch speed (Beats per minute - BPM) when the PITCH (18) function is activated. This functions
allows the beats between two CD’s or any other music source to match. This is a momentary function. When the button is depressed the pitch speed will automatically return to the PITCH SLIDER'S
(14) selected pitch. Holding down this button will give a maximum of -16% pitch. Be sure to remember that this function is a momentary pitch adjustment, for a more precise adjustment use the PITCH
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SLIDER (14) to match the BPM’s with another playing music source.
17. (+) PITCH BEND - The (+) pitch bend function creates a momentary “BUMP” in the CD’s p i t c h
speed (Beats per minute - BPM) when the PITCH (18) function is activated. This functions allows the
beats between two CD’s or any other music source to match. This
is a momentary function.
When the button is depressed the pitch speed will automatically return to the PITCH SLIDER'S (14)
selected pitch. Holding down this button will give a maximum of +16% pitch. Be sure to remember
that this function is a momentary pitch adjustment, for a more precise adjustment use the PITCH
SLIDER (14) to match the BPM’s with another playing music source.
18. PITCH BUTTON - This button is used to turn the pitch function on and off. Also, when this button
is held down and the (+) pitch bend button is pressed it will change the pitch percentage of the Pitch
Slider (14). The pitch functions of the PITCH SLIDER (14), PITCH BEND BUTTONS (16 & 17) and JOG
WHEEL (6) will not function without this function being activated.
19. SGL/CTN - This button allows the unit's play mode to change between Single and Continuous.
In single mode the unit will play a single track and return to cue mode. In continuous mode the unit
continues to play track by track and returns to cue mode after all tracks have played. This function
also operates in PROGRAM and FLIP FLOP modes. In program mode the continuous function will
play all tracks in a program, than return to cue mode on the first track in the program. When using
two units in Flip-Flop mode, each unit may be set up to run in either single or continuous. In single
mode a unit will play a single track and jump to the next unit. If the next unit is in continuous mode,
that unit will play all tracks and jump back to next unit, and so on.
20. TIME - The TIME button is used to changed the displayed time values. Time can be displayed as
elapsed track time, remaining track time, and total disc remaining time.
21. PROG. - (PROGRAM BUTTON) This button is used to enter Program Mode. The word “PROGRAM”
will be indicated in the LCD Display (5) when Program Mode is activated. For programming information see “Programming” on page 20.
22. TRANSPORT TRAY - This tray is used to load and load compact disc. The tray is opened and
closed by pressing the OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (4). Never attempt to force the transport tray open or
closed when the power is turned off.
23. POWER SWITCH - This switch is used to control the unit's main power.
24. CONTROL - These control jacks are only used for the "Q" function. Only use these jacks in
conjunction with a compatible "Q" series American Audio® mixer or CD unit. Connect the supplied
mini-plug from the CONTROL jack on the rear of your unit to the control jack on a compatible mixer
or CD unit.
25. DIGITAL OUT - This jack sends a digital stereo out signal. Use this connection to create near
perfect copies of your disc to a Mini disc, CD-R, or any other recording device with a digital input.
26 & 27. AUDIO OUT R & L - These jacks send a left and right analog mono output signal. Use these
jacks to send standard audio to a mixer or receiver.
28. POWER CONNECTOR - This is the main power connection. Only use the supplied polarized
power cord. Use of any other power may result in sever damage to the unit. Be sure the local power
matches the unit’s required power.
29. VOLTAGE SELECTOR - Because power supplies vary from location to location a voltage selector switch has been incorporated in the unit's design. This switch can select a voltage input of 120v
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LCD DISPLAY
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31
32
33
34
35
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
39
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37
36
Figure 6
B. LCD DISPLAY (FIGURE 6)
31. TOTAL REMAIN INDICATOR - This indicator is in direct reference to the TIME METER (37, 39, &
40). When the TOTAL REMAIN indicator is displayed in the LCD, the time defined will refer to a disc's
total remaining time. The time mode is changed by tapping on TIME BUTTON (20).
32. SINGLE INDICATOR - This indicates the unit is in single play mode, the unit will play a single
and return to CUE mode. If the single indicator is not displayed the unit is in continuous mode. In
continuous mode the drive will play through all the tracks on the disc. Once all the tracks have ended
the unit will return to cue mode.
33. REMAIN INDICATOR - This indicator is in direct reference to the TIME METER (37, 39, & 40).
When the REMAIN indicator is displayed in the LCD, the time defined will refer to a single track's
remaining time. The time mode is changed by tapping on TIME BUTTON (20).
34. LOOP - This icon flashes when a loop is engaged or displays when a loop is not engaged but is
set and ready to be engaged.
35. RELOOP INDICATOR - This icon will display when a LOOP is engaged or is set and ready to be
engaged.
36. PITCH METER - This meter displays the pitch percentage being applied to playback by the
PITCH SLIDER (14). If the meter read zero regardless of the PITCH SLIDER'S (14) position, the PITCH
(18) function is not activated.
37. FRAME METER - This meter will display the elapse, total, or frames. The displayed frames will be
indirect reference to the current time mode.
39. SECONDS METER - This meter will display the elapse, total, or remaining time in seconds. The
display time will be indirect reference to the current time mode.
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40. MINUTES METER - This meter will display the elapse, total, or remaining time in minutes. The
display time will be indirect reference to the current time mode.
41. ELAPSE INDICATOR - This indicator is in direct reference to the TIME METER (37, 39, & 40).
When the ELAPSE indicator is displayed in the LCD, the time defined will refer to a single track's
elapsed time. The time mode is changed by the tapping on the TIME BUTTON (20).
42. TRACK INDICATOR - This double digit indicator details a current track. The number displayed in
the track indicator is a direct reference to a track being selected for programming or a track in play,
pause, or cue mode.
43. PAUSE INDICATOR - This indicator will glow when the unit is in pause or cue mode.
44. PLAY INDICATOR - This indicator will glow when the unit is in play mode.
45. CUE INDICATOR - This indicator will glow when the unit is in CUE mode and will flash every time
a new CUE POINT is recorded in memory (see setting CUE POINTS on page 17).
46. PROGRAM INDICATOR - This icon indicates "Program Mode" is activated. See Program Play on
page 20 for more information on programing.
46. TIME BAR INDICATOR - This bar visually displays the time defined in the TIME METER (37, 39, &
40). As with the TIME METER (37, 39, & 40), this bar is also dependent on the selected time function
(TOTAL REMAIN (31), REMAIN (33) OR ELAPSED (41). This bar will begin to flash when 15 seconds of
a track remain and will begin to rapidly flash when three seconds of a track remain. The flashing bar
is a great visual reminder a track is about to end. The flashing bar will function regardless of which
time mode the unit is in.
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1. OPENING AND CLOSING THE DISC TRAY/LOADING DISCS
This is an electronic operation and can only work when the power is on. Press the
OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (4) to open or close the disc tray. Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE
BUTTON (11), will also automatically close the tray if it is open and immediately cue
any CD that is in it. If the transport tray is left open for more than 60 seconds it will
close automatically to prevent accidental damage to the transport. Again if a CD is
left in the transport tray it will immediately cue to the first song. The disc trays cannot
be opened during playback to prevent playback from being interrupted if the OPEN/
CLOSE BUTTON (4) is pressed accidentally. Stop playback, then press the OPEN/
CLOSE BUTTON (4).
5 in. / 12cm disc
Figure 7
2. LOADING DISCS
The Pro-DJ can play both 3 inch (8 cm) and 5 inch (12 cm) compact discs (CD’s). Odd
shaped and oval CD’s are not compatible. When loading a CD into the unit always hold the disc by its' edges
and place it in the disc tray. Never touch the signal surface (the glossy side). When using 5 inch/12 cm discs,
place the disc in the outer tray guides (figure 7), and when using 3 inch/8 cm discs, place them securely in the
inner guides.
CAUTION:
• NEVER insert any foreign objects in the disc tray.
• NEVER attempt to insert more than one disc in the disc tray at a time. Doing so may result in severe
dam age to the unit.
• NEVER force the transport tray open or closed when the power is off, as this may result in malfunction
and damage the transport system.
3. SELECTING TRACKS
Select a desired track by using either of the two TRACK BUTTONS (8 & 10). Tapping the TRACK BUTTONS
(8 & 10) once will select either a higher or lower track. You may hold down the TRACK BUTTONS (8 & 10) to
change tracks continuously at a higher speed. If you are using the TRACK BUTTONS (8 & 10) to select a new
track during playback (a track already playing) the new track you selected will immediately begin playback as
soon as the search operation is completed.
4. STARTING PLAYBACK
Insert an audio CD as describe above (loading discs). Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (11) with an audio
CD inserted will immediately start playback. The PLAY INDICATOR (44) will glow as soon as playback begins.
The point at which playback starts (cue point) will automatically be stored in the memory as the cue point. The
unit will return to this cue point (the point at which playback started) when the CUE BUTTON (9) is pressed.
5. STOPPING PLAYBACK
Stopping playback will not stop the drive mechanism, but merely pause or cue the track. There are two ways
to stop playback:
1) Press the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (11) during playback to pause at that point.
2) Press the CUE BUTTON (9) during playback to return the track to it’s last cue point.
6. PAUSING
Pausing temporarily stops playback. Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (11) changes the operating mode
between play and pause. The PAUSE INDICATOR (43) in the LCD (5) will glow when pause mode is activated
or when a track is in cue mode.
7. AUTO CUE
”Cueing” is the action of preparing for playback. When the unit is in cue mode the CUE INDICATOR (45) in
the LCD (5) will glow. The unit is designed to automatically cue at the first audible signal on the first of a disc
when a disc is inserted. If a track is selected before a disc is inserted, the unit will automatically cue to the first
audible signal for the selected track.
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8. FRAME SEARCH
This feature allows you to scroll through a track to set a cue, starting
sample, or loop point. To use the scroll function you must first be in Pause
Mode or Cue Mode. Once you are in Pause or Cue mode, use your finger tip
to turn the JOG WHEEL (6) to scroll through the track (figure 8). Turning the
wheel in a clockwise direction will advance the frame search and turning the
wheel in a counter-clockwise direction rewinds the frame search. When you
use the JOG WHEEL (6) the monitor (headphone level) function allows you
to here what you are scrolling through. Once you reach your desired starting point you can set a cue (starting) point by pressing the PLAY/PAUSE
BUTTON 11) as in figure 9. Pressing the CUE BUTTON (9) will return the
disc to the cue point just set.
Figure 8
9. SCANNING (FAST FORWARD / FAST REVERSE)
This function gives you a fast search through a disk or track. To do
this turn SHUTTLE WHEEL (6) in clockwise direction for fast forward
or counterclockwise for fast reverse. You can scan in 6 different forward and 6 different reverse speeds depending on how much you
rotate the wheel.
Figure 9
9. CHANGING THE TIME DISPLAY (37, 39, & 40)/TIME BAR (38):
The time may be displayed in three different modes; Elapsed, Remain, and Total Remain. During normal playback, pressing the TIME BUTTON (20) as in figure 10, will change the time display information (37, 39, 40, &
38) in the LCD. The following is a break down of the time settings and their definitions:
1) ELAPSED (41) - This details the time in the LCD (5) as the current tracks’
elapsed running time. The elapsed function only details a tracks elapsed
time and not the entire disc.
2) REMAIN (33) - This details the time in the LCD (5) as the current tracks’
remaining running time.
3) TOTAL REMAIN (31) - This details the time in the LCD (5) as the total disc
remaining time.
TIME BAR INDICATOR - The time bar in the LCD visually details the time
defined in the TIME METER (37, 39, & 40). This bar is also dependent on the
selected time function (TOTAL REMAIN (31), REMAIN (33) or ELAPSE (41).
This bar will begin to flash when 15 seconds of a track remain and will
begin to rapidly flash when three seconds of a track remain. The flashing bar is a great visual reminder a track is about to end. The flashing
bar will function regardless of which time mode the unit is in.
Figure 10
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10. PITCH ADJUSTMENTS:
This function will increase or decrease a tracks playback speed or "PITCH," this is not a momentary change
as in "PITCH BENDING" (see page 17). The maximum pitch bend percentage allowed is +/-18%. The PITCH
SLIDER (21) is used to decrease or increase the playback pitch. If the slider is moved up (towards the top of the
unit) the pitch will decrease, if the slider is moved down (towards the bottom of the unit) the pitch will increase.
The pitch adjustments will effect playback, and loops.
Activating the Pitch Slider (14): To activate the PITCH SLIDER (14), turn
the pitch function on. Press the PITCH BUTTON (18) to turn on the pitch function, when the pitch function is activated a LED will begin to glow (or flash
depending on what pitch percentage value is selected, see changing pitch
values on page 18). If the pitch function is not activated neither the PITCH
SLIDER (14) nor the PITCH BEND BUTTONS (16 & 17) will not function.
Figure 11
Using the Pitch Slider (14): To use the PITCH SLIDER (14) slide the
slider up and down. Down will increase the pitch and up will decrease
the pitch. When the slider is in the center position, a green LED just left
of the slider will glow. When this slider LED is glowing there is zero pitch
being applied to a track.
Figure 12
Adjusting the Pitch Slider's Range (14): You may change the PITCH
SLIDER'S (14) operating range. To change the operating range be sure
the pitch function is turned on, see figure 13. The pitch percentage can
be changed between +/-8%, +/-12%, and +/-16%. +/-8% will allow the
least amount of pitch manipulation and +/-16% will allow the most amount
of pitch manipulation. To adjust to the different values hold the PITCH
BUTTON (18) and tap the (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (17).
Figure 13
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11. PITCH BEND:
This function will momentarily increase or decrease a tracks playback speed. There are two ways to operate
this function with the (-) & (+) PITCH BUTTONS (16 & 17) or with the JOG WHEEL (6). The maximum pitch bend
percentage allowed is +/- 16%.
PITCH BEND BUTTONS (16 & 17):
The (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (17) will provide a speed bump and the (-) PITCH BEND BUTTON (16) will provide a slow down. The extent to which the speed changes is proportionate to the amount of time the button
is pressed. For example, if the (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (17) is held down continuously, the disc speed will
increases and will continue to increase until reaches a maximum of 100% speed gain. When you release the
(+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (17) the disc speed will automati ally return to it’s previous speed.
c
Holding down or tapping on the
(+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (17)
will provide a speed bump in the
playback pitch.
Holding down or tapping on the
(-) PITCH BEND BUTTON (16)
will provide a slow down in the
playback pitch.
Figure 14
Figure 15
JOG WHEEL (14):
The JOG WHEEL (6) will temporarily bend the pitch if a track is in play
mode Rotating the wheel in a clockwise direction will increase your
track pitch and rotating the wheel in a counter-clockwise direction will
slow your track pitch. The speed you rotate the JOG WHEEL (6) will
determine pitch bend percentage (%).
Figure 16
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12. SETTING and STORING a CUE POINT:
Setting A Cue Point:
A cue point is the exact point playback will begin when the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (11) is pressed. A cue point
may be anywhere on a disc or in a track. You may set and store up to five independent cue points per disk. Ten
cue points are stored in the BANK BUTTONS (1) and one in the IN REALTIME CUE BUTTON (24). Once a cue
point is set it may be recalled at any time during normal playback. Figures 17 and 18 will detail the procedures
for setting your custom cue points. There are two ways to set a CUE point:
1) Press the IN REALTIME CUE BUTTON (7) on the fly (while a disc is playing).
This will set a CUE Point without music interruption. Once this point is set, you
may return to this point at any time by pressing the CUE BUTTON (9) OR BOP
BUTTON( 12). Pressing the CUE BUTTON (9) will stop playback and return the
disc in cue mode, pressing the RECALL BUTTON (3) first and then pressing the
BOP BUTTON (12) will return the disc to cue point without music interruption
and continue playback from that point.
Figure 17
2) The JOG WHEEL (6) may be used to set a cue point by frame. While a
disc is in pause or cue mode, use the JOG WHEEL (6) to scroll through a
track to find your desired starting point. Once you have found your desired
cue point press the PLAY BUTTON (11) to enter this point in to the unit's
memory. At this point pressing either the CUE BUTTON (9) or the BOP
BUTTON (12) will return you to this exact point.
Figure 18
Storing A Cue Point: Once you have set a cue point by one of the two means as detailed above, you may
store this point in any one of the BANK BUTTONS (1). Once a cue point is stored in to memory it may be
recalled at any time by pressing the cue button it was stored into. A cue point may even be recall if the disc
has been remove or power had been disconnected. To Store a cue point:
1) Create a cue point, then press the MEMORY BUTTON (2), as in
Figure 19. The yellow Memory LED will glow. This indicates a cue point
is ready to be stored in to memory.
Figure 19
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Figure 20
2) At this point pressing any one of the ten BANK BUTTONS
(1) will store your cue point into memory (Figure 20), and the
yellow Cue Memory LED will shut off.
3) Repeat steps one and two to store up to ten Cue Points.
Once all your ten cue points have been stored you
may access them at any time.
4) During playback the cue points will instantly start without any
music interruption. During play or pause mode accessing a
stored cue point will cue to that point in play mode.
13. CREATING AND PLAYING A SEAMLESS LOOP
A seamless loop is a sound loop that plays continuously without sound interruption. You can use this loop to
create dramatic effect in your mixing. This loop has no time limit and you could actually loop the entire length
of disc. You create a seamless loop between two continuous points of a disc. The following steps illustrate the
procedures for creating a seamless loop:
1) Press the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (11) to activate
playback mode.
Figure 21
2) Press the IN REALTIME CUE BUTTON (7). This will set
a loops starting point. The IN REALTIME CUE BUTTON (7)
LED will blink indicating a starting point has been set.
Figure 22
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3) Press the OUT BUTTON (15) to set the ending point for your SEAMLESS
LOOP (Figure 22). The IN REALTIME CUE BUTTON (7) and OUT BUTTON
(15) LEDs will begin to flash indicating SEAMLESS LOOP mode has been
activated.
LOOP INDICATORS - During a seamless loop, the LOOP (34) and RELOOP
(35) INDICATORS will light in the LCD (5) indication a loop is active.
Figure 23
EXITING A LOOP - To exit a SEAMLESS LOOP, press the OUT BUTTON
(15). The IN REALTIME CUE BUTTON (7) and OUT BUTTON (15) LEDs will
remain on, but will stop flashing. Music playback will resume normal play
(Figure 24). The IN REALTIME CUE BUTTON (7) and OUT/EXIT BUTTON
(15) LEDs will remain on to remind you that a loop is stored in memory.
Figure 24
REPLAY LOOP - The RELOOP (13) function allows you to return to your stored
loop at any time. The IN REALTIME CUE BUTTON (7) and OUT BUTTON (15)
LEDs will indicate a loop is stored in memory, and may be played at any time.
To replay the loop, press the RELOOP BUTTON (13). The IN REALTIME CUE
BUTTON (7) and OUT BUTTON (15) LEDs will again begin to flash indicating
SEAMLESS LOOP mode has been activated (Figure 25) and your stored loop
will immediately begin to play.
Figure 25
14. EDITING A LOOP:
Please note only the ending point of a loop may be edited, a loop may be made shorter or longer. Before you
can edit your seamless loop you obviously must first have created a seamless loop to edit. If you haven’t created a SEAMLESS LOOP, follow the instructions in step 10. If a SEAMLESS LOOP has already been created,
press the RELOOP BUTTON (13) to activate your SEAMLESS LOOP (Figure 25), if it is not already playing. To
edit a loop’s ending point:
1) Press the OUT BUTTON (15) to return to normal play from the loops cue point (Figure 24). This will
disengage the SEAMLESS LOOP and allows you to edit the loops ending point.
2) Press the OUT BUTTON (15) again when you reach your new ending point (Figure 23).
- FOR A SHORTER LOOP: Press the OUT BUTTON (15) at sooner point in the track (Figure 23).
- FOR LONGER LOOP: Press the OUT BUTTON (15) at later point in the track (Figure 23).
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15. PROGRAM PLAY
This operation allows you to customize your disc playback. You may select specific tracks to played and the
order they will be played in. You may program a maximum of 30 tracks at once and program a single track to
played more than once. To create a program:
1) Be sure a disc is inserted in the drive and press the PROGRAM
BUTTON (21). Pressing the PROGRAM BUTTON (21) from any function
will immediately pause the disc and enter the program mode.
2) After activating the program mode the program indicator LED beside the
PROGRAM BUTTON (21) and the PROGRAM INDICATOR (46) in the LCD
(5) will begin to glow indicating Program Mode has been activated.
Figure 26
3) Select a track to be programmed by using the
FORWARD TRACK SKIP (10) and BACK SKIP
TRACK BUTTON (8).
Figure 27
4) Once you reach the track you wish to place in to the program memory
pressing PROGRAM BUTTON (21) will lock the track into memory.
Figure 28
5) Repeat these steps three and four up to 29 times (up to 30 tracks may be programmed).
6) As you program tracks in memory the LCD (5) will indicate the tracks that have been programmed
in to memory.
7) When you have finished your programming and are ready to begin
playback simply press the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (11) and your
program will begin to play.
8) After you have complete your program you can always add more
tracks to your program by repeating the steps one through four.
Remember that you can only a maximum of 30 tracks in a program
and you can only add tracks not subtract.
9) To cancel and clear the program press and hold down the PROGRAM
BUTTON (21) for more than two seconds.
Figure 29
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ADVANCED OPERATIONS
Creating a BOP Effect:
The Bop Effect is a stutter effect that is similar to a CD skipping. You can use this effect to create tricks in your
mixing. Creating a BOP effect is a simple process:
1) Press the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON
(11) so music is playing (Figure 30).
Figure 30
2) Press the IN BUTTON (7) at the point
you want your BOP to take place (Figure
31).
Figure 31
3) Now tap the BOP BUTTON (13). It will prod
uce a stutter effect as quickly as you tap
the BOP BUTTON (13). See Figure 32.
Figure 32
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ADVANCED OPERATIONS
FLIP-FLOP™
This feature is kind of “auto pilot." “Flip-Flop” mode can only function with the use of two Pro-DJ
units. The “Flip-Flop” function may be used with or without an American Audio “Q” deck mixer, you
can have one unit begin playback when the other ends. You can “Flip Flop” single tracks, the entire
disc, a combination of the two, or you can even “Flip-Flop” your programmed tracks.
To FLIP-FLOP single tracks or programmed tracks:
1) Connect your system as described in the set up section on page 6.
2) Set your mixer’s crossfader to the center position.
3) Be sure your two units are single mode. SINGLE (32) should be indicated in the LCD (5).
4) Load your two Pro-DJ with audio disc.
5) After they have both cued, press the PLAY/
PAUSE BUTTON (11) on one of your drive to
begin playback.
6) After the first unit’s single track has ended the
second unit’s track will immediately begin playback.
7) FLIP FLOP will continue until you stop it or
power is interrupted.
Figure 33
To FLIP-FLOP entire CDs:
To FLIP-FLOP an entire disc, be sure both drives are in continuous play mode. The SINGLE ICON
(32) should not be displayed in the LCD (5). When both drives are in continuous play mode, follow the
directions for single track FLIP-FLOP as detailed above. When one the disc in one unit ends the other
unit will immediately begin playback.
Combining FLIP-FLOP modes:
Flip-Flop modes may combined. One unit may run in single mode and the other in continuous mode.
When the units are arranged in this fashion, the unit in single mode will play a single track and flip to
the next unit. The next unit will then play the entire disc and flip back to the other. The other will then
play the next track and flip back to the other unit, and so on.
Fader Q-Start™
This function works in conjunction with a compatible American Audio “Q-Start" DJ mixer. When used
with a compatible CD player, you can use the crossfader to start and stop the CD Player with the slide
of the fader.
Connecting your Pro-DJ to a Fader “Q” Start mixer for “Flip Flop” control: Be sure to connect
1/8” mini plugs from the control connection on the rear your Pro-DJ to the 1/8” control jack on the
rear of American DJ “Q” series mixer. That’s it, you’ll be set for FLIP FLOP!
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BEFORE SWITCHING OFF THE POWER
• When you have finished using the CD unit, and before switching off the power, be sure that the disc hold
er has been closed with the OPEN/CLOSE button (see figure 7).
• TRAY PROTECTION: If tray is not closed after 60 seconds, it will close automatically and pause.
CAUTION: DO NOT forcibly close the disc holder when the power is off.
DO NOT switch off the power when the disc holder is
open. Switch off the power after the disc holder has
been closed with the OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (4).
COMPACT DISCS
1. PRECAUTIONS ON HANDLING COMPACT DISCS
Compact disc are constructed of the same types of plastic record are. To avoid severe damage to you valuable
disc please observe the following guide lines. Following the these guide lines will ensure long disc life.
• Do not allow fingerprints, oil or dust to get on the surface of the disc. If the disc is dirty, wipe it off with
a soft dry cloth.
• Do not use benzene, thinner, water, record spray, electrostatic-proof chemicals, or silicone-treated cloths
to clean discs.
• Always handle discs carefully to prevent damaging the surface; in particular when removing a disc from
its jewel case.
• Do not bend the disc.
• Do not apply heat.
• Do not enlarge the hole in the center of the disc.
• Do not write on the label (printed side) with a hard tipped implement such as a pencil or ball point pen.
• Condensation will form if a disc is brought into a warm area from a colder one, such as outdoors in
winter. Do not attempt to dry the disc with a hair dryer, etc.
2.
•
•
•
PRECAUTION ON STORAGE
After playing a disc, always unload it from the unit.
Always store the compact disc in the jewel case, protecting from dirt or damage.
Do not place discs in the following areas:
a) Areas exposed to direct sunlight for a considerable time.
b) Areas subject to accumulation of dust or high humidity.
c) Areas affected by heat from indoor heaters, etc.
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WARRANTY
1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
A. American Audio® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American Audio® products to
be free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 Year (365 days)
from the date of purchase. This warranty shall be valid only if the product is purchased within the
United States of America, including possessions and territories. It is the owner’s responsibility to
establish the date and place of purchase by acceptable evidence, at the time service is sought.
B. For warranty service, send the product only to the American Audio® factory. All shipping
charges must be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or service (including parts replacement) are
within the terms of this warranty, American Audio® will pay return shipping charges only to a
designated point within the United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be shipped
in its original package. No accessories should be shipped with the product. If any accessories
are shipped with the product, American Audio® shall have no liability whatsoever for loss of
or damage to any such acces-sories, nor for the safe return thereof.
C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product is
modified in any manner which American Audio® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product; if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the
American Audio® factory unless prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American Audio®; if the product is damaged because not properly maintained as set forth in the
instruction manual.
D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning
or periodic check-up. During the period specified above, American Audio® will replace defective parts at its expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor by
reason of defects in material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American Audio®under
this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof, including
parts, at the sole discretion of American Audio®. All products covered by this warranty were
manufactured after January 1, 1990, and bear identifying marks to that effect.
E. American Audio® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon
its products without any obligation to include these changes in any products theretofore manufactured.
F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied with products described above. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable
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warranties of merchantability or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set forth
above. And no warranties, whether expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to this product after said period has expired. The consumer’s and
or Dealer’s sole remedy shall be such repair or replacement as is expressly provided above;
and under no circumstances shall American Audio® be liable for any loss or damage, direct or
consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.
G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American Audio® Products and
supersedes all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions heretofore published.
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Audio® - www.americandj.com - Pro-DJ™ Instruction Manual Page 24
SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
System:
Disc type:
Dimensions:
Installation:
Weight:
Power supply:
Power consumption:
Pitch control range:
Pitch bend:
Pitch accuracy:
Environmental conditions:
Accessories:
AUDIO SECTION
Quantization:
Sampling rate:
Over sampling rate:
D/A conversion
Frequency response:
Output level:
Load impedance:
Model: American Audio® Pro-DJ™ - Professional Compact Disc Player
Single, Tray Loading, Digital Compact Disc Audio Player.
Standard compact discs (5 in / 12cm and 3in/8cm discs)
8.5" (W) x 4.7" (H) x 10" (D)
Place on flat surface or mount in flat case
5.3 Lbs. / 2.4 kgs
AC 115v/230v, 50/60Hz
14W
+/-8%, +/-12%, +/-16%
+/-16%
+/- 0.1%
Operational temperature:
5 to 35˚C
(41 to 95˚F)
Operational humidity:
25 to 85% RH (non-condensation)
Storage temperature:
-20 to 60˚C (4 to 140˚F)
Dual RCA Cable (for left and right channels)
Control 1/8” miniplug type (3 feet)
16 bit linear per channel
44.1 kHz at normal pitch
8 times over sampling 1 bit D/A converter
16 bit
+/- 1 dB 20 Hz to 20,000 KHz
2.0V +/- 1dB
47k ohm or more
AUDIO CHARACTERISTICS (TEST DISC: TCD-782, LOAD=47Kohm)
ITEM
NOMINAL
LIMIT
CONDITION
Output level
2.0Vrms+/-1dB
2.0V+/-1dB 1KHz,0dB
Channel balance
0.5dB
1.0dB
1KHz,0dB
Frequency response
+/-0.5dB
+/-1.0dB
20Hz-20KHz,0dB
De-emphasis response
+/-0.5dB
+/-1dB
16KHz, -20dB
Channel separation*
75dB
70dB
1KHz,0dB
T.H.D. + NOISE*
0.016%
0.03%
1KHz,0dB
S/N ratio (IHF-A)*
79dB
70dB
1KHz.0dB
NOTE: *With 20KHz low pass filter.
SEARCHING TIME (TEST DISC: TCD-792)
ITEM
NOMINAL
Short access time
1.7 sec
Long access time
3 sec
CD recover time
1 sec
LIMITS
4 sec
6 sec
2 sec
PLAYABILITY
ITEM
Interruption
Black dot
Finger prints
Eccentricity
Vertical deviation
NOMINAL
1000um
1000um
75um
140um
1mm
LIMIT
CONDITION
800um
TCD-725
600um
TCD-725
65um
TCD-725
140um
TCD-712,713 NO TRACK JUMP
500um TCD-731R
PICK-UP
System
Object lens drive system
Tracking detection
Optical source
Wave length
Object lens drive system optical pick-up
2 dimensional parallel drive
3 spot beam detection
Semiconductor laser
780nm
CONDITION
Play next track
Track 1 ->Track 20 / Track 20 ->Track 1
CD play interrupted by mechanical shock
NOTES:
The specifications are subject to change to any improvement by negotiations in advance.
The parts are subject to change to any improvement within the range of the specifications.
American Audio® • Pro-DJ™ INSTRUCTION MANUAL • PAGE 25
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Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA
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