DJ controller
DDJ-RX
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
The Pioneer DJ site shown above offers FAQs, information on software and various other types of information
and services to allow you to use your product in greater comfort.
http://rekordbox.com/
For the latest version of the rekordbox software, access rekordbox.com and download the software from there.
Operating Instructions
Contents
How to read this manual
! Thank you for buying this Pioneer DJ product.
Be sure to read both this manual and the Operating Instructions (Quick Start
Guide). Both contain important information that you should understand before
using this product.
For instructions on obtaining the rekordbox software’s manual, see Acquiring the
manual (p.​31​).
! In this manual, names of screens and menus displayed on the product and on
the computer screen, as well as names of buttons and terminals, etc., are indicated within brackets. (e.g.: [CUE] button, [Files] panel, [MIC1] terminal)
! Please note that the screens and specifications of the software described in this
manual as well as the external appearance and specifications of the hardware
are currently under development and may differ from the final specifications.
! Please note that depending on the operating system version, web browser settings, etc., operation may differ from the procedures described in this manual.
This manual consists mainly of explanations of functions of this unit as hardware.
For detailed instructions on operating rekordbox dj, see the rekordbox software’s manual.
Before start
Features..............................................................................................................................3
What’s in the box...............................................................................................................3
About the AC adapter........................................................................................................4
Installing the software.......................................................................................................5
About the driver software and the ASIO settings utility software.................................6
Connections and part names
Connections.......................................................................................................................7
Part names and functions................................................................................................9
Basic Operation
Connections.....................................................................................................................14
Starting the system..........................................................................................................15
Quitting the system.........................................................................................................17
Advanced Operation
Using the performance pads..........................................................................................18
Using the slip mode.........................................................................................................20
Using the dual deck mode..............................................................................................21
Using the fader start function........................................................................................22
Using the velocity sampler..............................................................................................22
Calling out a cue point or loop point stored in a track.................................................22
Analyzing tracks...............................................................................................................22
Using effects....................................................................................................................22
Using recording functions..............................................................................................24
Using external inputs......................................................................................................24
Changing the settings
Launching utilities mode................................................................................................26
Utilities modes.................................................................................................................26
Adjusting the sensitivity of the jog dial’s touch sensor................................................28
Additional information
Troubleshooting...............................................................................................................29
Audio Block Diagram......................................................................................................30
Acquiring the manual.....................................................................................................31
Using as a controller for other DJ software...................................................................31
About trademarks and registered trademarks.............................................................32
Cautions on copyrights...................................................................................................32
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Features
HIGH SOUND QUALITY
This unit is an all-in-one DJ controller designed specifically for “rekordbox dj”.
It’s interfaces incorporating various controls such as “BIG JOG”, “PERFORMANCE
PADS” and 4-channel mixer are positioned with room to spare to allow for more individualistic DJ performances using “rekordbox dj”. Also, the unit provides “SOUND
COLOR FX” and “SEQUENCER” functions so that original arrangements can be
added to the music being played back. Furthermore, numerous input and output
terminals support a variety of DJ styles. Featuring aluminum material for the top
panel, the design makes the unit look high quality, which is appropriate in a variety
of scenes such as nightclubs, home parties, etc.
The audio output circuitry uses a low-jitter clock and high performance DAC to
reproduce the original sound faithfully and achieve clear club sound. In addition, the
sound quality technology Pioneer DJ has developed with its professional series is
used to achieve the industry’s highest level of sound quality for a DJ controller.
“BIG JOG” & “ON JOG DISPLAY”
PROFESSIONAL QUALITY DESIGN
Aluminum material on the top panel and jog plate provides a sense of high quality
design.
This unit is an essential part of DJ performance in clubs and home party scenes.
We have achieved the shortest time required from when jog is operated until when
the control signal is transferred to the software. Additionally, “BIG JOG”, a large
sized jog, allows the DJ to play scratches as they wish with smooth operability. At
the center of the jog, the “ON JOG DISPLAY” displays the playback status of music
and the current playback position so that the DJ can perform scratching more
accurately.
SLIP MODE
“MULTI-COLOR PERFORMANCE PADS”
NEEDLE SEARCH
“MULTI-COLOR PERFORMANCE PADS”, large rubber pads used to operate functions such as HOT CUE, PAD FX, and SAMPLER, are positioned at the front of the
unit.
Music can be arranged by dynamic actions such as beating and rolling and the
volume of the sampler can be increased or decreased depending on the strength of
the beat.
Also, each pad has built-in multi-color illumination so you can instantaneously
understand the information required for your performance from the color and lighting state of the pad.
Points can be searched for simply by touching the touch pad with a finger. This
makes for intuitive, speedy searching with the sense of touching the music directly.
SEQUENCER
The “SEQUENCER” function that enables recording sampler operation patterns and
playing back recorded sampler operation patterns can be intuitively operated from
the included dedicated operation interface.
DJ performances full of originality are possible as the “SEQUENCER” function and
dedicated operation interface can be used to easily create phrases using sounds
loaded in the sampler.
Before start
Before start
This unit is equipped with a SLIP MODE function to enable sound to continue in the
background while operations such as looping, scratching, and hot cueing are being
performed. This means operations such as looping, scratching, and hot cueing can
be performed without changing the original track’s composition.
What’s in the box
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AC adapter
Power plug1
USB cable
Warranty (for some regions only)2
Operating Instructions (Quick Start Guide)
rekordbox dj license key 3
The number of power plugs included differs depending on the region.
The warranty is included for European region only.
— For the Japanese region, the corresponding information is provided on the
back cover of the “Operating Instructions (Quick Start Guide)”.
— For the North American region, the corresponding information is provided
on the last page of both the English and French versions of the “Operating
Instructions (Quick Start Guide)”.
3 The license key cannot be reissued. Be careful not to lose it.
4-CHANNEL MIXER
The unit includes “4-CHANNEL MIXER”, which allows the DJ to independently operate songs being played back with four decks. Four songs can be mixed to create a
highly individualistic DJ mix.
Level meters are located near the master unit and the operation interface of each
channel, so that input and output levels can be understood instantly.
SOUND COLOR FX
The unit is equipped with four “SOUND COLOR FX” functions (NOISE, CRUSH,
PITCH, and FILTER) for achieving a wide range of musical arrangements.
By simply turning the control, it is possible to create the effect you want, and a variety of remix can be achieved such as adding original arrangements to the music.
Creative effect performances are also made possible by assigning your favorite
SOUND COLOR FX included in “rekordbox dj”.
PLUG AND PLAY
The sound cards of the unit and all buttons and controls are set to be linked with
“rekordbox dj” beforehand. The DJ can begin performances immediately using
“rekordbox dj” without having to make troublesome settings.
FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY
Four external input systems and two MIC input systems are provided to connect to
DJ players or analog turntables.
Mixing is possible without going through a computer, so the unit can be used as a
single DJ mixer as well.
In addition, two MASTER OUT systems and one BOOTH OUT system are provided to
handle professional PA device output.
All kinds of party scenes and DJ playing styles are supported.
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About the AC adapter
! When mounting the AC adapter on a wall outlet, make sure there is no space
between the AC adapter and the wall outlet. Faulty contact or a coin, paper clip
or other metal object getting stuck in the space could cause a short circuit, leading to fire or electric shock.
Safety instructions
To ensure your personal safety and to maximize the full operating potential of your
unit, read and follow these safety instructions.
Coin, paper clip or other metal object
Read & Retain Instructions
Read all operating and user information provided with this product.
Cleaning
Use a damp cloth to clean the exterior housing. Avoid using any fluids including
liquid, aerosol or alcohol-based cleaning products.
Water or Moisture
Avoid operating or locating this product near water or other sources of fluid.
Accessories
Top
Side
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall
and be seriously damaged.
Ventilation
Do not block or cover this product in use. This unit should not be placed in a built-in
installation unless properly ventilated.
Environment
! The power plug could come detached from the AC adapter and remain in the
power outlet if someone trips on the AC adapter’s power cord or if something
hits the AC adapter. If this happens, remove the power plug remaining in the
outlet with dry hands, holding it as shown on the diagram below and without
touching metal parts. Do not use any tools to remove it.
Avoid placing this product in a location with exposure to large quantities of dust,
high temperatures, high humidity, or subject to excessive vibrations or shocks.
Power Sources
Operate this product only from the recommended power sources. If you are unsure
of the power source, consult an authorized Pioneer representative.
Power-Cord Protection
When unplugging the unit, pull on the plug – not on the cord. Do not handle the
cord or plug with wet hands; doing so could cause an electric short or shock. Do not
allow anything to pinch or rest on the power cord and do not place in a walkway.
Power
Turn OFF the system before installing this or any other hardware device.
Overloading
Avoid connecting too many devices to a single wall socket or power source as this
can cause fires or short circuits.
Object & Liquid Entry
Do not touch.
Mounting the power plug
Slide the power plug along the guide rails in the AC adapter
unit as shown on the diagram below, then press in until a click
is heard.
Never push inappropriate objects in to the device. Avoid spilling any liquids in to or
on the outside of the drive.
Servicing
Opening or removing the cover exposes you to possible electrical shock or other
danger. Contact a Pioneer authorized service representative for repairing this product (refer to the enclosed Service & Support Card).
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the unit and refer servicing to qualified service personnel in the following
situations:
% When the power cord, plug, or chassis 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 when the operating instructions are
followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and can require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the unit to its normal operation.
% When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance – this indicates a
need for service.
Check that there are no irregularities with the AC adapter or power plug, then insert
the power plug into the specified position of the AC adapter using the specified procedure until a click is heard. For details, see Mounting the power plug on page ​4​.
If there are irregularities with the AC adapter or power plug, ask your nearest
Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
Cautions on use
! Do not use this unit with a coin, paper clip or other metal object stuck between
the AC adapter and power plug. Doing so could cause a short circuit, leading to
fire or electric shock.
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Removing the power plug
While pressing the [PUSH] button on the AC adapter unit,
slide the power plug away from the adapter as shown on the
diagram below to remove it.
Once the power plug is mounted, there is no need to remove it.
Installing the software
The rekordbox software and driver software are not included.
Access “rekordbox.com” for the rekordbox software and Pioneer DJ site for the
driver software, and download the software.
http://rekordbox.com/
http://www.pioneerdj.com/
! The user is responsible for preparing the computer, network devices and other
elements of the Internet usage environment required for a connection to the
Internet.
About the driver software (Windows)
This driver software is an exclusive ASIO driver for outputting audio signals from the
computer.
! There is no need to install the driver software when using Mac OS X.
1 Launch a web browser on the computer and access the
rekordbox.com site below.
http://rekordbox.com/
2 Click [Download] in the [Download] menu of “rekordbox.
com”.
The rekordbox download page is displayed.
3 Click the download icon.
Downloading of rekordbox starts.
If you are already using rekordbox 3, update the software to the latest version to use
rekordbox dj.
About the installation procedure
The installation procedure depends on the operating system (OS) on the computer
you are using.
For Windows
After installing the driver software, install the rekordbox software.
Obtaining the driver software
For Mac OS X
1 Launch a web browser on the computer and access the
Pioneer DJ site below.
Installation Procedure (Windows)
http://www.pioneerdj.com/
Only install the rekordbox software.
Do not connect this unit and the computer until installation is completed.
2 Click the [Support] icon.
3 Click the [FIND SOFTWARE & FIRMWARE UPDATES] icon.
4 Click the [DDJ-RX] icon in the [CONTROLLER] category.
5 Click the [Drivers] icon.
6 Click the [Download link] icon and save the file.
About rekordbox and rekordbox dj
! rekordbox is a composite software that enables track management and DJ
performances.
! The DJ performance function of rekordbox is called rekordbox dj. Enter the
license key included with this product to use rekordbox dj.
Minimum operating environment
Supported operating systems
CPU and required memory
Intel® processor, Core™ i3, i5, or i7
Mac OS X: 10.10, 10.9, 10.8
(latest update)
Windows: Windows 8,
Windows 8.1, Windows 8
Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro (latest service pack), Windows
7 Home Premium,
Professional, Ultimate (latest
service pack)
Before start
Before installing the software
Obtaining the rekordbox software
4 GB or more of RAM
32-bit version
Intel® processor, Core™ i3, i5, or i7
​ 1​ carefully.
! First read the Software end user license agreement on page 3
! Log on as the user which was set as the computer’s administrator before
installing.
! If any other programs are running on the computer, quit them.
1 Double-click the downloaded driver software
(DDJ_RX_Driver_X.XXX.exe).
2 Proceed with installation according to the instructions on
the screen.
If [Windows Security] appears on the screen while the installation is in progress,
click [Install this driver software anyway] and continue with the installation.
When the installation program is completed, a completion message appears.
After installing the driver software, install the rekordbox software.
3 Unzip the downloaded rekordbox software file.
4 Double-click the unzipped software file to launch the
installer.
5 Read the terms of the license agreement carefully, and if
you agree, select [Agree], then click [Next].
4 GB or more of RAM
Intel® processor, Core™ i3, i5, or i7
64-bit version
4 GB or more of RAM
Others
USB port
A USB 2.0 port is required to connect the computer with this
unit.
Display resolution
Resolution of 1280 x 768 or greater
Internet connection
An Internet connection is required for registering the rekordbox
user account and downloading the software.
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For information on the latest system requirements, compatibility, and supported operating
systems of rekordbox, see [System Requirements] of “rekordbox.com” below.
http://rekordbox.com/
Operation is not guaranteed on all computers, even if all the required operating environment
conditions indicated here are fulfilled.
Depending on the computer’s power-saving settings, etc., the CPU and hard disk may not
provide sufficient processing capabilities. For notebook computers in particular, make sure
the computer is in the proper conditions to provide constant high performance (for example
by keeping the AC power connected) when using rekordbox.
Use of the Internet requires a separate contract with a provider offering Internet services and
payment of provider fees.
Use the latest version/service pack of the operating system.
! If you do not agree to the contents of the license agreement, click [Cancel] to
cancel installation.
After the installation destination is specified, the installation starts.
The message of successful installation appears once installation is completed.
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6 Click [Finish] to quit the rekordbox installer.
Adjusting the buffer size
In the same way as the setting of [Buffer Size], decreasing the value of the [Kernel
Buffers] setting lowers the transfer delay (latency) of the audio data, while increasing the value reduces the tendency for dropouts (breaks in the sound) to occur in
the audio data (the default setting of [Buffer Size] is 256 samples/5 ms and [Kernel
Buffers] is [3]).
! If the [Buffer Size] or [Kernel Buffers] number is made large, drops in the data
(breaks in the sound), etc., occur less easily, but the time lag due to transmission delays in the audio data (latency) increases.
If breaks in the sound occur with the default setting
1 Launch [DDJ_RX ASIO Settings Utility] and change [Kernel
Buffers] to [4].
Installation procedure (Mac OS X)
Do not connect this unit and the computer until installation is completed.
2 Set to the minimum [Buffer Size], with which breaks in the
sound do not occur.
If no breaks in the sound occur with the default setting
! If any other programs are running on the computer, quit them.
1 Unzip the downloaded rekordbox software file.
2 Double-click the unzipped software file to launch the
installer.
3 Read the terms of the license agreement carefully, and if
you agree, click [Agree].
1 Launch [DDJ_RX ASIO Settings Utility] to set to the
minimum [Buffer Size], with which breaks in the sound do not
occur.
2 Change [Kernel Buffers] to [2], and check that no breaks
occur in the sound.
3 If no breaks occur in the sound, set to the minimum [Buffer
Size]. If breaks do occur in the sound, change [Kernel Buffers]
to [3].
Checking the version of the driver software
For Windows 7
Click [All Programs] > [Pioneer] > [DDJ_RX] > [DDJ_RX Version Display Utility]
from the Windows [Start] menu.
For Windows 8.1/Windows 8
! If you do not agree to the contents of the license agreement, click [Disagree]
to quit installation.
4 If the installation completion screen appears, click [Close]
to close the rekordbox installer.
About the driver software and the ASIO
settings utility software
This unit functions as an audio device conforming to the ASIO standards.
Using the ASIO settings utility software
This function can only be used by those using a Windows operating system.
Launching the ASIO settings utility software
For Windows 7
Click [All Programs] > [Pioneer] > [DDJ_RX] > [DDJ_RX ASIO Settings Utility]
from the Windows [Start] menu.
For Windows 8.1/Windows 8
From [Apps view], click [Pioneer] > [DDJ_RX ASIO Settings Utility].
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From [Apps view], click [Pioneer] > [DDJ_RX Version Display Utility].
! You can check the firmware version of this unit on the screen.
! The firmware version is not displayed when this unit is not connected to the
computer or when this unit and computer are not properly communicating.
Connections and part names
! Connect the AC adapter after all the connections between devices have been
completed.
Be sure to turn off the power and unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet
before making or changing connections between devices.
Connections and part names
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Connections
Refer to the operating instructions for the component to be connected.
Only use the AC adapter included with this unit.
Power is supplied to this unit by the AC adapter.
Connect this unit and the computer directly using the included USB cable.
A USB hub cannot be used.
Refer to the operating instructions for the component to be connected.
Names of Parts
Rear panel
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2
3
4
5
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1MASTER OUT 1 terminals
Connect powered speakers, etc., here.
! Compatible with XLR connector type balanced outputs.
2MASTER OUT 2 terminals
Connect to a power amplifier, etc.
! Compatible with RCA pin-jack type unbalanced outputs.
3BOOTH OUT terminals
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6
5
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a
b
c
d
! Connect the AC adapter after all the connections between devices have been
completed.
! Only use the included AC adapter.
dCord hook
Catch the AC adapter’s power cord and USB cable on this hook when using this
unit.
! The sound will be interrupted if the AC adapter or USB cable is disconnected
during playback.
Output terminals for a booth monitor, compatible with balanced or unbalanced
output for a TRS connector.
The master channel sound can be output from the [BOOTH OUT] terminals
regardless of the audio level set for the master channel.
! The sound will be distorted if the level is raised too high when using unbalanced outputs.
! The default setting of booth monitor output has been set to output the
microphone sound. In the utilities mode, it is possible to set not to output the
microphone sound.
= Setting the microphone output of the booth monitor (p.​27​)
4MIC2 terminal
Connects a microphone here.
! The [INPUT SELECT] switch on the main unit’s front panel must be set to
[MIC2].
5CD terminals
Connect to a DJ player or other line level device.
! The [INPUT SELECT] switch on the main unit’s front panel must be set to
[CD].
6PHONO/LINE input terminals
Connect to a phono level (for MM cartridge) output device such as an analog turntable or line level output device such as a DJ player. Depending
on the device connected, the terminal function can be switched using the
[INPUT SELECT] switch in the front of the unit.
7SIGNAL GND terminal
Connect an analog turntable ground wire here. This helps reduce noise when
the analog turntable is connected.
8MIC1 terminal
Connects a microphone here.
! The [INPUT SELECT] switch on the main unit’s front panel must be set to
[MIC1].
! Either an XLR connector or a phones plug (Ø 6.3 mm) can be used.
9Kensington security slot
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USB terminal
Connect to a computer.
! Connect this unit and the computer directly using the included USB cable.
! A USB hub cannot be used.
bSTANDBY/ON switch
This switches this unit’s power between on and standby.
cDC IN terminal
Connect to a power outlet using the included AC adapter (with the power plug
mounted).
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Front panel
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2
3
4
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1PHONES jacks
Connect headphones here.
Both stereo phone plugs (Ø 6.3 mm) and stereo mini phone plugs (Ø 3.5 mm)
can be used.
! There are two input jacks, both a stereo phones jack and a mini phones jack,
but do not use both simultaneously. If both are used simultaneously, when
one is disconnected and/or connected, the volume of the other may increase
or decrease suddenly.
2HEADPHONES LEVEL control
Adjusts the audio level output from the [PHONES] terminal.
3HEADPHONES MIX control
Adjusts the balance of the monitor volume between the sound of the channels
for which the headphones [CUE] button is pressed and the sound of the master
channel.
4INPUT SELECT switch
Selects the input source of each channel from the components connected to
this unit.
—[PC]: Select this to use the track loaded in the rekordbox dj deck.
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—[MIC1] or [MIC2]: Select one of these to use the microphone connected to
the [MIC1] or [MIC2] terminal.
—[CD]: Select this to use a line level output device (DJ player, etc.) connected
to the [CD] terminals.
5INPUT SELECT switch
Selects the input source of each channel from the components connected to
this unit.
—[PC]: Select this to use the track loaded in the rekordbox dj deck.
—[PHONO]: Selected when using an phono level (for MM cartridge) output
device such as an analog turntable connected to the [PHONO/LINE] input
terminal.
— The sound is muted for approximately 3 seconds when switched to
[PHONO].
—[LINE]: Select this to use a line level output device (DJ player, etc.) connected
to the [PHONO/LINE] input terminals.
6CROSS FADER CURVE selector switch
This switches the crossfader curve characteristics.
! The further the control is turned clockwise, the sharper the curve rises.
! The further the control is turned counterclockwise, the more gradually the
curve rises.
Connecting the input/output terminals
Connecting input terminals
Rear panel
DJ player
DJ player
Analog player
AUDIO OUT
R
Analog player
To power outlet
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AC adapter
(included)
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Microphone
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Portable audio
device
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R
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DJ player
DJ player
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Portable audio Microphone
device
Computer
Connecting output terminals
Part names and functions
Rear panel
Connections and part names
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1Browser section
2Deck section
Component, amplifier,
powered speaker, etc.
Power amplifier,
powered speakers, etc.
3Mixer section
Power amplifier (for booth monitor),
powered speakers, etc.
4Effect section
Browser section
Front panel
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3
2
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4
1LOAD button
Headphones
Cord hook
Hook the USB cable in the top of the cord hook, the AC
adapter’s power cord in the bottom.
Fasten the AC adapter’s power cord and USB cable in place by hooking them on
the cord hook. This prevents the power cord and USB cable from being accidentally
pulled and the plugs from being disconnected from the terminals.
! Do not fasten with the base of the AC adapter’s power cord bent. If used continuously under these conditions, the power cord may be damaged, resulting
in faulty contact.
! The sound will be interrupted if the AC adapter or USB cable is disconnected
during playback.
USB cable
Cord hook
Press:
The selected tracks are loaded to the respective decks.
! When the [LOAD] button is pressed twice, the tracks loaded in the selected
deck on the opposite side are loaded into the deck whose [LOAD] button was
pressed. When this is done while a track is playing, the track is played from
the same position. (Instant Doubles)
[SHIFT] + press:
The library’s track list is sorted when one of the [LOAD] buttons is pressed.
: Sorts by track number.
: Sorts by BPM.
: Sorts by track title in alphabetical order.
: Sorts by artist.
2Rotary selector
Turn:
Moves up or down the cursor in the tree view or track list.
Press:
Moves the cursor between the tree view and track list each time the rotary selector is pressed.
! When the playlist palette is displayed, the cursor moves between playlists in
addition to the tree view and track list.
! The tree view, track list and playlist palette are in the browse section of
rekordbox dj. For each function, see the rekordbox software’s manual.
3BACK button
AC adapter’s power cord
Press:
Moves the cursor between the tree view and track list each time the button is
pressed.
! When the playlist palette is displayed, the cursor moves between playlists in
addition to the tree view and track list.
! The tree view, track list and playlist palette are in the browse section of
rekordbox dj. For each function, see the rekordbox software’s manual.
[SHIFT] + press:
Switches the display of the browse section of rekordbox dj.
4TAG TRACK button
Press:
Adds tracks to the tag list.
! You can temporarily collect the music files to be played in the rekordbox tag
list separately from the playlist.
[SHIFT] + press:
Displays the tracks whose BPM and key are similar to those of the track currently being played as the candidate to be played next on the screen.
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6AUTO BEAT LOOP button
Deck section
This section is used to control the four decks. The buttons and controls for operating
decks 1 and 3 are located on the left side of the controller, those for operating decks
2 and 4 are located on the right side of the controller.
t
Press:
Turns the auto beat loop function on and off.
! During loop playback, this operation cancels looping.
[SHIFT] + press:
Switches the loop saved in the track between active and non-active. (Active Loop)
! If the button is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] button during playback,
the loop set closest to the playback position among the loops saved in the
track will be active.
! If the button is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] button when a loop saved
in the track is called out, the loop will be active or inactive.
7LOOP 1/2X button
Press:
Selects a beat for auto beat loop.
Halves the loop playback length.
[SHIFT] + press:
During loop playback, moves the loop to the left by the amount equal to its
length. (Loop Move)
8LOOP 2X button
Press:
Selects a beat for auto beat loop.
Doubles the loop playback length.
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[SHIFT] + press:
During loop playback, moves the loop to the right by the amount equal to its
length. (Loop Move)
9LOOP IN button
Press:
Loop In Point is set.
When this button is pressed during loop playback, the loop in point can be fineadjusted using the jog dial.
1Jog dial
Turn top:
When the vinyl mode is on, the scratch operation is possible.
When the vinyl mode is off, the pitch bend operation (adjustment of the playing
speed) is possible.
Turn outer section:
The pitch bend operation (adjustment of the playing speed) is possible.
[SHIFT] + Turn top:
Skips the playback position.
2NEEDLE SEARCH pad
Jumps to the desired position in the track loaded in the deck by touching the pad
during pause.
! It can jump to the desired position during playback depending on the
[Preferences] of rekordbox.
3TEMPO slider
Use this to adjust the track playing speed.
Press:
Turns the master tempo function on or off.
When the master tempo function is on, the key does not change even when the
playback speed is changed with the [TEMPO] slider.
The sound is digitally processed, so the sound quality decreases.
[SHIFT] + press:
The [TEMPO] slider’s range of variation switches each time the button is
pressed.
[±10%]
[±16%]
Press for over 1 second:
Turns the auto 4-beat loop on.
aLOOP OUT button
Press:
The loop out point is set, and loop playback begins.
When this button is pressed during loop playback, the loop out point can be fineadjusted using the jog dial.
[SHIFT] + press:
Cancels loop playback. (Loop Exit)
After loop playback is canceled, playback returns to the previously set loop in
point and loop playback resumes. (Reloop)
bCAPTURE button
4MASTER TEMPO button
[±6%]
[SHIFT] + press:
The track returns to the set loop in point and loop playback continues.
[WIDE]
5Takeover indicator
When decks are switched while the sync function is off, the position of the
controller’s [TEMPO] slider may not match the software’s tempo (pitch). To
regain control of the tempo from the controller, adjust using the [TAKEOVER]
indicator as reference. Slowly move the [TEMPO] slider in the direction in
which the [TAKEOVER] indicator lights. When moved to the position at which
the [TAKEOVER] indicator turns off, the [TEMPO] slider’s position matches the
software’s tempo (pitch) and the tempo can once again be controlled with the
[TEMPO] slider.
Press a performance pad while pressing the [CAPTURE] button to load the active
loop to the sampler slot.
[SHIFT] + press:
Loads the sections in the target area of slicer or slicer loop to separate sampler
slots.
! For details on slicer and slicer loop, see Using the Slicer function on page ​
18​and the rekordbox software’s manual.
cSEQUENCER OVERDUB button
Press:
Turns the sequencer on standby for recording.
Recording operation information (sequence) is started if the sampler is operated
when the sequencer is on standby for recording. Press the button again to stop
recording.
[SHIFT] + press:
Saves the recorded sequence to the sequencer slot.
dSEQUENCER START button
Starts the sequence playback when the sequence recording is stopped.
Overdubs the new sequence onto the sequence being played back while recording a sequence.
[SHIFT] + press:
Selects the sequencer slot.
eHOT CUE mode button
Press:
Sets the hot cue mode.
[SHIFT] + press:
Sets the beat jump mode.
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fPAD FX 1 mode button
rSLIP button
Press:
Sets the pad FX mode 1.
Turns the slip mode on and off.
= Using the slip mode (p.​20​)
[SHIFT] + press:
Sets the pad FX mode 2.
[SHIFT] + press:
Turns the vinyl mode on and off.
Press:
Sets the slicer mode.
[SHIFT] + press:
Sets the slicer loop mode.
! To cancel the slicer or slicer loop mode, press the [PAD FX 1] mode,
[SAMPLER] mode or [HOT CUE] mode button.
hSAMPLER mode button
Press:
Sets the sampler mode.
[SHIFT] + press:
Sets the velocity sampler mode.
iPerformance pads
Controls the “hot cue”, “pad FX”, “slicer”, “sampler” and other functions.
= Using the performance pads (p.​18​)
jPARAMETERc button, PARAMETERd button
Sets parameters for the “pad FX”, “slicer”, “sampler” and other functions.
= Using the performance pads (p.​18​)
kPLAY/PAUSE f button
Press:
Use this to play/pause tracks.
lCUE button
Press:
Sets, plays and calls out cue points.
! When the [CUE] button is pressed during pause, the cue point is set.
! When the [CUE] button is pressed during playback, the track returns to the
cue point and pauses. (Back Cue)
! When the [CUE] button is pressed and held after the track returns to the cue
point, playback continues as long as the button is pressed. (Cue Sampler)
! When the [PLAY/PAUSE f] button is pressed during Cue Sampler, playback continues from that point.
sSLIP REVERSE button
Press:
Plays the track in the reverse direction while the [SLIP REVERSE] button is
pressed, and resumes normal playback when the button is released.
! Even during playback in the reverse direction, normal playback continues in
the background. When the button is released, playback resumes from the
point reached in the background.
! Slip reverse play is automatically canceled after 8 beats have elapsed even if
the [SLIP REVERSE] button is kept pressed. The playback returns to normal
after reverting to the background.
[SHIFT] + press:
Starts reverse playback. When the [SHIFT] and [SLIP REVERSE] buttons are
pressed again, reverse playback is canceled and normal playback resumes.
Connections and part names
gSLICER mode button
tFX PANEL button
Press:
Displays the FX panel.
[FX] panel·[CFX] panel display off l [FX] panel l [CFX] panel l [FX] panel
+ [CFX] panel l back to [FX] panel·[CFX] panel display off
[SHIFT] + press:
Displays the sampler panel.
Sampler panel display off l sampler panel l back to sampler panel display off
uQUANTIZE button
Turns the quantize function on.
For example, when the quantize function is turned on, the point is automatically
set to the nearest beat position when a hot cue is set.
— The resolution of the quantized beat can be selected in the [Preferences]
of rekordbox.
[SHIFT] + press:
Returns the playback position to the beginning of the track.
mSYNC button
Press:
Synchronizes with the tempos (pitches) and beat grids of the deck set as the
master for synchronization automatically.
[SHIFT] + press:
Sets the deck whose button is pressed as the master deck for synchronization.
nSHIFT button
When another button is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] button, a different
function is called out.
oDECK button
Press:
Switches the deck to be operated.
Pressing the [DECK3] button while holding down the [DECK1] button or pressing the [DECK1] button while holding down the [DECK3] button:
Turns on DUAL DECK mode on the left deck.
Pressing the [DECK4] button while holding down the [DECK2] button or pressing the [DECK2] button while holding down the [DECK4] button:
Turns on DUAL DECK mode on the right deck.
pGRID ADJUST button
Press:
When the jog dial is turned while pressing the [GRID ADJUST] button, the beat
grid interval can be adjusted.
[SHIFT] + press:
The BPM value is divided by 1/2 (doubling the beat grid’s spacing).
qGRID SLIDE button
Press:
When the jog dial is turned while pressing the [GRID SLIDE] button, the overall
beat grid can be slid to the left or right.
[SHIFT] + press:
The BPM value is multiplied by 2 (reducing the beat grid’s spacing by 1/2).
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aCrossfader Assign Switch
Mixer section
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Assigns the channel output to the crossfader.
[A]: Assigns to [A] (left) of the crossfader.
[B]: Assigns to [B] (right) of the crossfader.
[THRU]: Selects this when you do not want to use the crossfader. (The signals do
not pass through the crossfader.)
! If microphone sound is selected using the [INPUT SELECT] switch of channel 3 or channel 4, even through the crossfader assign switch is switched,
the sound of that channel cannot be assigned to the crossfader.
bCrossfader
Outputs the sound assigned with the crossfader assign switch.
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[SHIFT] + move:
Uses the crossfader start function.
= Using the crossfader start function (p.​22​)
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cMASTER LEVEL control
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dMaster level indicator
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Adjusts the master sound level output.
Displays the master output’s audio level.
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eBOOTH MONITOR LEVEL control
Adjusts the level of audio signals output from the [BOOTH OUT] terminal.
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fSOUND COLOR FX buttons
Turns SOUND COLOR FX on and off.
gMASTER CUE button
Turns monitoring of the master output’s sound on and off.
hSAMPLER SYNC button
1FX 1 assign button
Turns effect unit FX1 on and off for the respective channel.
2FX 2 assign button
Turns effect unit FX2 on and off for the respective channel.
3TRIM control
Adjusts the individual channel output gain.
4EQ (HI, MID, LOW) controls
Boosts or cuts frequencies for the different channels.
5Channel Level Indicator
Displays the sound level of the respective channels before passing through the
channel faders.
6COLOR control
This changes the parameters of the SOUND COLOR FX of the different channels.
7Headphones CUE/MIC TALK OVER button
Press:
The sound of channels for which the headphones [CUE] button is pressed is
output to the headphones.
! When the headphones [CUE] button is pressed again, monitoring is
canceled.
When the [INPUT SELECT] switch for channel 3 or 4 is set to [MIC1] or [MIC2],
the talkover function can be turned on or off.
When the talkover function is on, the headphones [CUE/MIC TALK OVER] button flashes. When a sound of over –15 dB is input to the microphone, the sound
other than that of the microphone is attenuated by approximately 20 dB.
! The talkover function for both the microphone connected to the [MIC1] terminal and the microphone connected to the [MIC2] terminal can be turned
on and off by pressing the headphones [CUE/MIC TALK OVER] button for
either channel 3 or channel 4.
[SHIFT] + press:
The track’s tempo can be set by tapping the button. (Tap function)
8Headphones CUE button
Press:
The sound of channels for which the headphones [CUE] button is pressed is
output to the headphones.
! When the headphones [CUE] button is pressed again, monitoring is
canceled.
[SHIFT] + press:
The track’s tempo can be set by tapping the button. (Tap function)
9Channel fader
Move:
Adjusts the level of audio signals output in each channel.
[SHIFT] + move:
Use the channel fader start function.
= Using the channel fader start function (p.​22​)
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Synchronizes the sampler deck’s tempo with the master deck’s tempo.
! Only a sampler slot with the PLAY mode set to [Loop] synchronizes the
tempo with the master deck’s tempo.
[SHIFT] + press:
Sets the sampler deck as the master for synchronization.
iSAMPLER CUE button
Turns monitoring of the sampler deck’s sound on or off.
[SHIFT] + press:
Sets the sampler deck’s tempo by tapping the button.
! Only a sampler slot with the PLAY mode set to [Loop] will be the same tempo
as the BPM value on the sampler panel.
jSAMPLER VOLUME fader
Adjusts the sampler’s overall sound level.
Effect section
Jog dial display section
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Connections and part names
This section is used to control the two effect units (FX1 and FX2). Controls and buttons used to operate the FX1 unit are located on the left side of the controller, those
used to operate the FX2 unit are located on the right side of the controller. The channels to which the effect is to be applied are set using the effect assign buttons on
the mixer section.
The effect units consist of beat FX and release FX.
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1Effect parameter controls
Adjusts the beat FX parameter.
2RELEASE FX control
Turn:
Switches the types of release FX.
Press:
The release FX is on while the control is pressed.
! If the release FX turns on, the beat FX in the same effect unit turns off.
[SHIFT] + turn:
Adjusts the beat FX time parameter.
[SHIFT] + press:
Switches the beat FX mode.
3Effect parameter buttons
Press:
Turns the beat FX on and off or switches the parameters.
[SHIFT] + press:
Switches the types of beat FX.
1Operation display
Synchronizes with the platter display of rekordbox dj. One rotation equals to one
rotation of the platter.
For display, separate patterns can be stored for decks 1 or 2, and decks 3 or 4,
respectively, and one of five patterns can be selected.
= Switching illumination mode in the white area of the jog dial (p.​27​)
! During sensitivity adjustment of the touch sensor of the jog dial, the set
sensitivity is indicated.
2On Air display/slip play display
The indicator lights when the sound of the deck being operated can be output as
the master sound.
! As with the [SLIP] button, it is possible to display the slip status.
= Switching the illumination mode in the red area of the jog dial (p.​28​)
! The displayed contents do not depend on the [Preferences] of rekordbox.
4BEATc button
Decreases the beat fraction for synchronizing the beat FX effect sound each time
the button is pressed.
[SHIFT] + press:
Sets the beat FX tempo mode to the BPM auto mode. The track’s BPM value is
used as the basis for the effect’s tempo.
5BEATd button
Increases the beat fraction for synchronizing the beat FX effect sound each time
the button is pressed.
[SHIFT] + press:
Sets the beat FX tempo mode to the BPM tap mode. The BPM value used as the
basis for beat FX is calculated by the interval at which the button is tapped.
To monitor the effect sounds
Depending on the effect type, the effect sounds of rekordbox dj are not output to the
channel whose headphones [CUE] button is pressed when the [HEADPHONES MIX]
control is turned to the [CUE] side. To monitor the effect sounds of rekordbox dj, turn
the [HEADPHONES MIX] control to the [MASTER] side and turn on the [MASTER
CUE] button, then monitor the effect sounds with the master output’s sound.
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Basic Operation
Connections
6 Connect the AC adapter.
1 Connect headphones to one of the [PHONES] terminals.
To power outlet
AC adapter
(included)
2 Connect powered speakers, a power amplifier,
components, etc., to the [MASTER OUT 1] or [MASTER OUT 2]
terminals.
7 Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch on this unit’s rear panel to
turn this unit’s power on.
Powered speaker, etc.
! To output the sound from the [BOOTH OUT] terminals, connect speakers or
other devices to the [BOOTH OUT] terminals.
! For details on the connections of the input/output terminals, see
Connections (p.​7​).
3 Connect this unit to your computer via a USB cable.
USB cable
(included)
4 Turn on the computer’s power.
5 Connect the power plug to the AC adapter.
Slide the power plug into the AC adapter’s guide rails as shown on the diagram and
press in until a click is heard.
! For detailed cautions on the AC adapter, see About the AC adapter (p. ​4​).
! The shape of the plug differs according to the region in which the unit is
sold.
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Turn on the power of this unit.
! For Windows users
The message [Installing device driver software] may appear when this
unit is first connected to the computer or when it is connected to a different
USB port on the computer. Wait a while until the message [Your devices
are ready for use] appears.
! For Mac OS X users
When this unit is connected to a computer for the first time, the computer
occasionally cannot recognize this unit. In that case, disconnect the USB
cable connecting the unit and the computer, start the utilities software for
Mac OS X “Audio MIDI Setup”, and display the [MIDI Window] or [MIDI
studio]. After selecting the [DDJ-RX] icon, click [Remove Device]. (The
[USB MIDI Device] icon may be displayed instead of the [DDJ-RX] icon. In
that case, select [USB MIDI Device].) Then, connect this unit to the computer using the USB cable.
8 Turn on the power of the devices connected to the output
terminals (powered speakers, power amplifier, components,
etc.).
! When a microphone, DJ player or other external device is connected to input
terminals, the power of that device also turns on.
Starting the system
Launching rekordbox
This manual consists mainly of explanations of functions of this unit as hardware. For detailed instructions on operating rekordbox dj, see the rekordbox software’s manual.
For Windows 7
From the Windows [Start] menu, click the [rekordbox X.X.X] icon under [All Programs] > [Pioneer] > [rekordbox X.X.X].
For Windows 8/Windows 8.1
Basic Operation
When the rekordbox software is started up for the first time, enter the rekordbox dj license key and activate the software. Prepare the rekordbox dj license key included with
this unit.
! For instructions on the activation, see the rekordbox software’s manual.
! There is no need for this product’s users to purchase the rekordbox dj license key separately.
From [Apps view], click the [rekordbox X.X.X] icon.
For Mac OS X
Open the [Applications] folder in Finder, then click the [rekordbox] icon.
The screen displayed immediately after the rekordbox software is started on the computer (the screen on the right shows the [EXPORT]
mode in which the operations equivalent to the previous rekordbox 3 are possible.)
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Computer screen when a track is loaded in rekordbox dj
Select the desired layout from the pull-down menu for the layout selection at the upper right of the computer screen.
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A Track deck section
The track information (the name of the loaded track, artist name, BPM, etc.), the overall waveform and other information is displayed here.
B Enlarged waveform section
The loaded track’s waveform is displayed here.
C Browse section
Displays the track list, tree view, and playlist palette.
D Global section
Displays the display status of effect panel and sampler panel, and the level of the master sound, etc.
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Adding music files to [Collection]
Playing tracks and outputting the sound
“Collection” is music files that are managed by rekordbox.
Music files on the computer can be used with rekordbox if they are analyzed and
registered as rekordbox music collection files.
The following describes the procedure for outputting the channel 1 sound as an
example.
! Set the volume of the devices (power amplifier, powered speakers, etc.) connected to the [MASTER OUT 1] and [MASTER OUT 2] terminals to an appropriate level. Note that loud sound will be output if the volume is set too high.
1 Click [Collection] in the tree view.
The [Collection] music files are displayed in the track list.
2 Open Finder or WindowsExplorer and drag and drop music
files and/or folders, where music files are stored, to the track
list.
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The music files are added to the collection, and the waveform information analysis
of the music files starts. Wait until the analysis of all the music files are finished.
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a Track list
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Loading tracks and playing them
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The following describes the procedure for loading tracks into deck [1] as an
example.
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4TRIM control
5EQ (HI, MID, LOW) controls
6COLOR control
1Rotary selector
7Headphones CUE button
2BACK button
8Channel fader
3LOAD button
9Crossfader Assign Switch
1 Press this unit’s [BACK] button, move the cursor to the tree
view on the computer screen, then turn the rotary selector
and select a collection or playlist, etc.
aMASTER LEVEL control
2 Press the rotary selector, move the cursor to the track list
on the computer screen, then turn the rotary selector and
select a track.
cSOUND COLOR FX buttons
b
bBOOTH MONITOR LEVEL control
dMASTER CUE button
eCrossfader
fHEADPHONES LEVEL control
a
gHEADPHONES MIX control
hINPUT SELECT switch
iCROSS FADER CURVE control
a Track list
b Tree View
3 Press the [LOAD] button to load the selected track onto the
deck.
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1 Set the positions of the controls, etc., as shown below.
Names of controls, etc.
Position
MASTER LEVEL control
Turned fully counterclockwise
TRIM control
Turned fully counterclockwise
EQ (HI, MID, LOW) controls
Center
COLOR control
Center
Channel fader
Moved forward
Crossfader Assign Switch
[THRU] position
INPUT SELECT switch
[PC] position
2 Press the [f] button to play the track.
Basic Operation
3 Move the channel fader away from you.
4 Turn the [TRIM] control.
Adjust [TRIM] so that the orange indicator on the channel level indicator lights at
the peak level.
5 Turn the [MASTER LEVEL] control to adjust the audio level
of the speakers.
Adjust the sound level output from the [MASTER OUT 1] and [MASTER OUT 2]
terminals to an appropriate level.
Monitoring sound with headphones
Set the positions of the controls, etc., as shown below.
Names of controls, etc.
Position
HEADPHONES MIX control
Center
HEADPHONES LEVEL control
Turned fully counterclockwise
1 Press the headphones [CUE] button for the channel 1.
2 Turn the [HEADPHONES LEVEL] control.
Adjust the sound level output from the headphones to an appropriate level.
Note
This unit and rekordbox dj are equipped with variety of functions to allow for
more individualistic DJ performances. For each function, see the rekordbox software’s manual.
! The rekordbox software manual can be downloaded from “rekordbox.com”. For
details, see Downloading the rekordbox software manual (p. ​31​).
Quitting the system
1 Quit rekordbox.
2 Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch on this unit’s rear panel to
set this unit’s power to standby.
3 Disconnect the USB cable from your computer.
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Advanced Operation
The descriptions from this point on are for functions that are specific for when this
unit and rekordbox dj are used in combination and are not described in the rekordbox software’s manual.
Using the pad FX
A wide range of effect performances are possible with just the simple operation of
pressing and releasing performance pads.
1 Press the [PAD FX 1] mode button.
Using the performance pads
Use the pad mode buttons ([HOT CUE] mode button, [PAD FX 1] mode button,
[SLICER] mode button and [SAMPLER] mode button) to switch the functions.
The mode switches to pad FX mode 1.
Effects are assigned to the performance pads as shown below.
①
Effect A
②
Effect A
③
Effect A
④
Effect A
⑤
Effect B
⑥
Effect C
⑦
Effect D
⑧
Release
FX A
Using hot cues
Playback can be started instantaneously from the position at which a hot cue is set.
In addition to hot cues, loops can be set and called out instantaneously.
! Up to eight hot cue points can be set and saved per track.
! If the [PAD FX 1] mode button is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] button, the
mode changes to pad FX mode 2.
Effects are assigned to the performance pads as shown below.
Setting and calling out a hot cue
1 Press the [HOT CUE] mode button.
Switches to hot cue mode.
2 In the play or pause mode, press a performance pad to set
the hot cue point.
The hot cue points are assigned to the respective performance pads as shown
below.
Hot cue A
Hot cue B
Hot cue C
Hot cue D
Hot cue E
Hot cue F
Hot cue G
Hot cue H
3 Press the performance pad at which the hot cue point was
set.
Playback starts from the hot cue point.
! Set hot cue points can be cleared by pressing a performance pad while
pressing the [SHIFT] button.
Setting and calling out an auto beat loop
1 Press the [HOT CUE] mode button.
Switches to hot cue mode.
2 Press the [LOOP 1/2X] or [LOOP 2X] button.
Selects a beat for auto beat loop.
3 Press the [AUTO BEAT LOOP] button during playback.
A loop with the specified number of beats is set and loop playback starts.
4 Press the performance pad to set a loop during loop
playback.
5 Press the performance pad at which the loop is set.
Loop playback starts from the loop in point of the set loop.
! The set loop can be cleared by pressing the performance pad while pressing
the [SHIFT] button.
Setting and calling out a manual loop
1 Press the [HOT CUE] mode button.
Switches to hot cue mode.
2 Press the [LOOP IN] button during playback, and then press
the [LOOP OUT] button.
②
Effect E
③
Effect E
④
Effect E
⑤
Effect F
⑥
Effect G
⑦
Effect H
⑧
Release
FX B
! Effects assigned to the performance pads can be customized (effects applied
to pad 1 are also applied to the pads 2 to 4). For details, see the rekordbox software’s manual.
! The type of release FX assigned to pad 8 cannot be changed by turning the
unit’s [RELEASE FX] control.
To change the release FX type assigned to pad 8, use rekordbox dj. For details,
see the rekordbox software’s manual.
2 Press and hold one of the performance pads.
The effect turns on according to the effect and number of beats settings assigned to
the pad that was pressed.
3 Press the [PARAMETER c] button or [PARAMETER d]
button while pressing the performance pad.
The number of beats setting for the effect temporarily increases or decreases.
! Depending on the type of effect, changing the setting may not be possible
even by pressing the button.
4 Release your finger from the performance pad.
The effect turns off.
Using the release FX of the pad FX
1 Press and hold one of performance pads 1 to 7.
The effect turns on according to the effect and number of beats settings assigned to
the pad that was pressed.
2 Press performance pad 8.
The pad FX effect that was on up until now turns off and the release FX effect is
added.
Using the Slicer function
The specified range is divided into eight equal sections, and these eight sliced
sections are assigned to the respective performance pads. While one of the performance pads is pressed, the sound for the section assigned to that pad is played in
a loop.
During loop playback of the pad’s sound, normal playback with the original rhythm
continues in the background. When the pad is released and loop playback ends,
playback resumes from the position reached at that point.
Loop playback starts.
1 Press the [SLICER] mode button.
3 Press the performance pad to set a loop during loop
playback.
Switches to slicer mode.
! While pressing the [SHIFT] button, pressing the [SLICER] mode button
switches the mode to slicer loop mode.
= About slicer mode and slicer loop mode (p.​19​)
4 Press the performance pad at which the loop is set.
Loop playback starts from the loop in point of the set loop.
! The set loop can be cleared by pressing the performance pad while pressing
the [SHIFT] button.
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2 Press the [PARAMETERc] or [PARAMETERd] button while
pressing the [SHIFT] button.
Load the track in a sampler slot.
Set the slicer’s “SLICE LENGTH”.
The setting value of SLICE LENGTH changes each time the button is pressed while
pressing the [SHIFT] button.
Equally-divided eight sections of the range specified with “SLICE LENGTH” are
assigned to the respective performance pads as shown below.
1 Press the [SAMPLER] mode button.
SLICE LENGTH
Switches to the sampler mode.
2 Press the rotary selector or [BACK] button to move the
cursor to the track list.
3 Turn the rotary selector.
Select the track you wish to load in a sampler slot.
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4
5
6
Sliced sections 1 to 8
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The selected track is loaded into the sample slot.
! Loading by overwriting an already loaded sampler slot may not be possible
depending on the [Preferences] of rekordbox.
Loading a loop in a sampler slot.
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
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Section 5
⑥
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
1 Press the [AUTO BEAT LOOP] button, or press the [LOOP IN]
button and then the [LOOP OUT] button during track
playback.
Advanced Operation
4 Press the performance pad while pressing the [SHIFT]
button.
Loop playback starts.
3 Press the [PARAMETERc] or [PARAMETERd] button.
Set slicer’s “SLICE ROLL”. The setting value of SLICE ROLL changes each time the
button is pressed.
The loop playback length while the pad is pressed can be changed with the “SLICE
ROLL” setting. For example, when “1/4” is set to “SLICE ROLL”, only the first quarter
of the section assigned to the pad is played in a loop.
4 Press pad 5 or pad 6 while pressing the [SHIFT] button.
If pad 5 is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] button, the slicer’s target area moves
to the left.
Also, if pad 6 is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] button, the slicer’s target area
moves to the right (slice shift).
5 Press and hold one of the performance pads.
When the pad is pressed and held, the sound is played in a loop.
! The loop playback length differs depending on the “SLICE ROLL” setting.
When the pad is released, the track returns to the position that is playing in the
background.
About slicer mode and slicer loop mode
Slicer mode
When the playback position advances to the end of the range that has been sliced
into eight equal sections, the range shown on the display switches to the next eight
sliced sections, and these sliced sections are assigned to the respective pads,
replacing the previously assigned sections.
2 Press a performance pad while pressing the [CAPTURE]
button.
The pad mode is temporarily switched to the sampler mode and the loop is loaded in
a sampler slot.
! Loading by overwriting an already loaded sampler slot may not be possible
depending on the [Preferences] of rekordbox.
Loading the slicer target area in sampler slots
1 Press the [SLICER] mode button while pressing the [SHIFT]
button during track playback.
The mode switches to the slicer loop mode.
! Alternatively, press the [SLICER] mode button to switch to the slicer mode.
2 Press the [CAPTURE] button while pressing the [SHIFT]
button.
Each of the sections of the slicer target area is loaded in a separate sampler slot.
! It is loaded to the sampler bank 4 by default.
If there is even one sampler slot already loaded in sampler bank 4, loading
may not be possible.
Using the performance pads to play the sampler
1 Press the [SAMPLER] mode button.
Switches to the sampler mode.
2 Press the [PARAMETERc] or [PARAMETERd] button.
The sampler bank is switched. The sampler has four banks and each bank has
sixteen slots.
3 Move the [SAMPLER VOLUME] fader to the far side.
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Slicer loop mode
When the playback position advances to the end of the range that was sliced into
eight equal parts, the playback position returns to the beginning of the range that
was sliced into eight equal parts.
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Using the sampler function
This procedure can be used to play tracks loaded in the sampler’s sampler slots
using the performance pads.
Preparing to use the sampler
4 Press a performance pad.
The sound for the slot assigned to the pad that was pressed is played.
! When the pad mode of deck 1 or deck 3 is the sampler mode, sampler slots
are assigned to the respective performance pads as shown below. (The slots in
parentheses are for when the pad mode of deck 2 or deck 4 is the sampler mode)
Slot 1
(slot 9)
Slot 2
(slot 10)
Slot 3
(slot 11)
Slot 4
(slot 12)
Slot 5
(slot 13)
Slot 6
(slot 14)
Slot 7
(slot 15)
Slot 8
(slot 16)
5 During playback, press a performance pad.
Playback continues by returning to the beginning.
6 Press a performance pad while pressing the [SHIFT] button
during playback.
The sound of the slot that is currently playing stops.
% Press the [FX PANEL] button while pressing the [SHIFT]
button.
The sampler panel appears on the rekordbox dj screen.
A track, loop, and slicer target area can be loaded in sampler slots.
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Recording a sequence
Using beat jump
The playback position can be moved instantaneously without breaking the rhythm of
the track being played back.
1 Press the [PARAMETERc] or [PARAMETERd] button.
1 Press the [HOT CUE] mode button while pressing the
[SHIFT] button.
2 Click the part indicated as [1 Bar] on the sampler panel of
rekordbox dj.
The mode switches to the beat jump mode.
2 Press the [PARAMETERc] or [PARAMETERd] button.
The movement amount (number of beats or number of bars) of the playback position
assigned to the performance pad changes each time a button is pressed.
The following nine settings can be made. (The operations are the same as when the
left/right buttons of [page*] on the track deck screen are clicked.)
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FINE/1/8 beat/1/4 beat/1/2 beat
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1/8 beat/1/4 beat/1/2 beat/1 beat
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1/4 beat/1/2 beat/1 beat/2 beats
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1/2 beat/1 beat/2 beats/4 beats
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1 beat/2 beats/4 beats/8 beats
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2 beats/4 beats/8 beats/16 beats
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4 beats/8 beats/16 beats/8 bars
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8 beats/16 beats/8 bars/16 bars
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16 beats/8 bars/16 bars/32 bars
Recording of the sequence begins.
! Only a sampler slot with the PLAY mode of the sampler set to [One Shot]
can record a sequence.
! When [QUANTIZE] of the sampler panel is on, the operation timing of the
performance pads is quantized and the sequence is recorded.
③
1/4 beat
(left
direction)
④
1/4 beat
(right
direction)
⑤
1/2 beat
(left
direction)
⑥
1/2 beat
(right
direction)
⑦
1 beat
(left
direction)
⑧
1 beat
(right
direction)
3 Press the [PARAMETERc] or [PARAMETERd] button while
pressing the [SHIFT] button.
The amount of movement (number of beats or number of bars) of the playback position assigned to the performance pad changes each time the [PARAMETERc] or
[PARAMETERd] button is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] button.
The following three settings can be made.
1 beat/2 beats/4 beats/8 beats
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16 beats/8 bars/16 bars/32 bars
Select the slot to save the sequence to.
5 Create a performance using the performance pads.
②
1/8 beat
(right
direction)
FINE/1/8 beat/1/4 beat/1/2 beat
3 Press the [SEQUENCER START] button while pressing the
[SHIFT] button.
The sequencer switches to the recording standby state.
①
1/8 beat
(left
direction)
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Select a length for recording the sequence from 1 bar, 2 bars, and 4 bars in the pulldown menu that appears.
4 Press the [SEQUENCER OVERDUB] button.
For example, when set to “1 beat from 1/8 beat”, the pad’s setting is as shown below.
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Select the bank of the sampler to be used for the performance.
6 Press the [SEQUENCER OVERDUB] button while pressing
the [SHIFT] button.
The recorded sequence is saved.
Calling out and playing a saved sequence
1 Press the [SEQUENCER START] button while pressing the
[SHIFT] button.
Select the sequence you wish to call out.
2 Press the [SEQUENCER START] button.
The sequence plays.
! If the [SEQUENCER START] button is pressed again, the sequence stops.
Using the sequence mute mode
In the sequence mute mode, you can control mute for each sampler slot with a
performance pad.
This enables you to remove and add a kick, snare, or other drum sound to change
the arrangement for a rhythm loop created with the sequencer.
1 Call out and play a sequence.
= Calling out and playing a saved sequence (p. ​20​)
4 Press pad 1, pad 3, pad 5, or pad 7.
The playback position moves to the left by the number of beats or number of bars
assigned to the pressed pad.
5 Press pad 2, pad 4, pad 6, or pad 8.
The playback position moves to the right by the number of beats or number of bars
assigned to the pressed pad.
Using the sequencer
Sampler performances can be recorded and played back.
The sequencer function can be used to achieve a variety of performances, such as
superimposing an original rhythm loop or vocal loop created in advance on the track
that is playing or changing the arrangement of an impromptu finger drum performance by adding sound using the overdub recording function or removing and
adding sound using the mute function.
The following describes the basic operations of the sequencer. For sequencer
application examples, see the rekordbox software’s manual.
Preparing to use the sequencer
1 Press the [FX PANEL] button while pressing the [SHIFT]
button.
2 Press and hold the [PARAMETERc] button.
rekordbox dj remains in the sequence mute mode while the [PARAMETERc] button
is pressed.
! If the [PARAMETERc] button is released, the sequence mute mode is
canceled.
3 Press a performance pad.
The sound of the slot assigned to the pad that was pressed is muted.
! If the same pad is pressed again, mute is canceled.
Using the sequence erase mode
In the sequence erase mode, you can erase sequences on a sampler slot basis.
1 Call out and play a sequence.
= Calling out and playing a saved sequence (p. ​20​)
2 Press and hold the [PARAMETERd] button.
rekordbox dj remains in the sequence erase mode while the [PARAMETERd] button
is pressed.
! If the [PARAMETERd] button is released, the sequence erase mode is
canceled.
3 Press a performance pad.
The sequence of only the slot assigned to the pad that was pressed is erased.
The sampler panel appears on the rekordbox dj screen.
2 Press the [SAMPLER] mode button.
The unit’s pad mode switches to the sampler mode.
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Using the slip mode
When the slip mode is turned on, normal playback with the original rhythm continues in the background during scratching, looping and hot cue playback. When
scratching, looping or hot cue playback is canceled, normal playback resumes from
the position reached up to the point at which the operation was canceled.
Various performances can be achieved without breaking the rhythm.
! By default, the [SLIP] button lights when you switch to the slip mode and flashes
while playback is continuing in the background.
Slip hot cue
Manual slip looping
1 Press the [HOT CUE] mode button.
1 Press the [SLIP] button.
Set the hot cue mode.
The mode switches to the slip mode.
2 Set the hot cue.
Press a performance pad to set the hot cue.
2 Press the [LOOP IN] button during playback, and then press
the [LOOP OUT] button.
3 Press the [SLIP] button.
Loop playback starts.
Normal playback continues in the background even during loop playback.
The mode switches to the slip mode.
Playback starts from the position at which the hot cue was set. Playback continues
as long as the performance pad is pressed.
Normal playback continues in the background even while the hot cue is playing.
3 Press the [LOOP OUT] button while pressing the [SHIFT]
button.
Looping is canceled and playback starts from the position reached in the
background.
! To cancel the slip mode, press the [SLIP] button again.
5 Release your finger from the performance pad.
Playback starts from the position reached in the background.
! To cancel the slip mode, press the [SLIP] button again.
Slip scratching
1 Check that VINYL mode is on.
While pressing the [SHIFT] button, check that the [SLIP] button lights.
2 Press the [SLIP] button.
The mode switches to the slip mode.
3 During playback, operate the top of the jog dial to scratch.
Normal playback continues in the background even while scratching.
4 Release your hand from the top of the jog dial.
Using the dual deck mode
The dual deck mode is a function allowing you to control both decks simultaneously
when mixing two different tracks on deck 1 and deck 3 (or on deck 2 and deck 4).
A feature of this function is that it enables such operations as scratching, looping
and hot cueing of two different tracks that have been mixed by mashing them up or
blending them, as if they were a single track.
The explanation below describes an example of the operation for controlling decks
1 and 3 simultaneously.
1 Press the [DECK3] button while pressing the [DECK1]
button or press the [DECK1] button while pressing the
[DECK3] button.
Playback starts from the position reached in the background.
! To cancel the slip mode, press the [SLIP] button again.
DUAL DECK mode turns on and the [DECK] button, which was pressed first, flashes
and the [DECK] button, which was pressed later, lights.
How to check VINYL mode on/off
Status display in the dual deck mode
! When entering DUAL DECK mode, the deck status of the [DECK] button, which
was pressed first, is displayed.
By default, VINYL mode is on and scratch play is available. You can check the current status based on the lighting status of the [SLIP] button while the [SHIFT] button
is pressed.
! When VINYL mode is on, the [SLIP] button lights while the [SHIFT] button is
pressed.
! When VINYL mode is off, the [SLIP] button lights out while the [SHIFT] button is
pressed.
To turn VINYL mode on/off, press the [SLIP] button while pressing the [SHIFT]
button.
Slip braking
1 Adjust the [VINYL SPEED ADJUST] - [TOUCH/BRAKE] setting
in the [Deck] tab of rekordbox’s [Preferences] > [CONTROLLER]
menu.
The VINYL SPEED ADJUST setting adjusts the speed, etc. at which the track stops
from the play mode.
When using slip braking, adjust the [TOUCH/BRAKE] control of
[VINYL SPEED ADJUST] on the computer screen and set to stop the sound slowly.
2 Press the [DECK1] or [DECK3] button.
The dual deck mode turns off, and the [DECK] button lights.
The controller switches to the deck of the pressed [DECK] button.
Functions that can be controlled in the dual
deck mode
The functions below can be controlled on the two decks simultaneously in the dual
deck mode.
Button or control that
Function
is operated
Jog dial
Scratch, pitch bend, skip, slip scratch
SLIP button
Slip mode, VINYL mode
MASTER TEMPO button
Master tempo
AUTO BEAT LOOP button
Auto beat loop, slip auto beat loop
LOOP 1/2X button
Beat selection for auto beat loop, loop half, loop move
LOOP 2X button
Beat selection for auto beat loop, loop double, loop move
LOOP IN button
Loop in, loop in adjust, slip manual loop, retrigger, 4 beat loop
LOOP OUT button
Loop out, loop out adjust, reloop/exit, manual slip loop
3 During playback, press the [PLAY/PAUSE f] button.
HOT CUE mode button
Hot cue mode, beat jump mode
Playback slowly stops. Normal playback continues in the background even while
playback is slowly stopping.
PAD FX 1 mode button
Pad FX mode 1, pad FX mode 2
SLICER mode button
Slicer mode, Slicer loop mode
Performance pads
Hot cue trigger, hot cue deletion, slip hot cue, slicer trigger, slice
shift, beat jump trigger, pad FX trigger
PARAMETERc button,
PARAMETERd button
SLICE ROLL selection, SLICE LENGTH selection, beat setting for
beat jump, beat setting for pad FX
Slip auto beat loop
PLAY/PAUSE f button
Play, pause, slip braking
CUE button
Cue setting, back cue, cue sampler
1 Press the [SLIP] button.
SYNC button
SYNC
2 Press the [SLIP] button.
The mode switches to the slip mode.
4 Press the [PLAY/PAUSE f] button again.
Playback starts from the position reached in the background.
! To cancel the slip mode, press the [SLIP] button again.
The mode switches to the slip mode.
2 Press the [LOOP 1/2X] or [LOOP 2X] button.
Selects a beat for auto beat loop.
Advanced Operation
4 During playback, press and hold a performance pad.
SLIP REVERSE button
Slip reverse, reverse
NEEDLE SEARCH pad
Needle search
QUANTIZE button
Quantize
3 Press the [AUTO BEAT LOOP] button during playback.
A loop with the specified number of beats is set and loop playback starts.
Normal playback continues in the background even during loop playback.
4 Press the [AUTO BEAT LOOP] button again.
Looping is canceled and playback starts from the position reached in the
background.
! To cancel the slip mode, press the [SLIP] button again.
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Functions that are limited in the dual deck mode
In DUAL DECK mode, the following functions can only be operated on the deck
where the [DECK] button is flashing.
Button or control that
Function
is operated
Calling out a cue point or loop point
stored in a track
1 Load the track whose cue or loop points you want to call out.
TEMPO slider
Tempo adjustment
MASTER TEMPO button
Tempo range
2 Press the [HOT CUE] mode button.
CAPTURE button
Capture
Switches to hot cue mode.
SYNC button
Master deck setting
PARAMETERc button,
PARAMETERd button
3 Press the [PARAMETERc] or [PARAMETERd] button.
Calls out a cue point or loop point stored in a track.
AUTO BEAT LOOP button
Active loop
To call out a cue point set before the current playback position, press the
[PARAMETERc] button. To call out a cue point set after the current playback position,
press the [PARAMETERd] button. The track cues to the called out point and pauses.
! Depending on the [Preferences] of rekordbox, a cue point or loop point cannot be called out even if the [PARAMETERc] or [PARAMETERd] button is
pressed during track playback.
Deck status mirroring function
When the following modes are in the different status for each deck, the status is
automatically set to the one in which the [DECK] button is flashing.
! Vinyl mode status, pad mode status, slip mode status
4 Press the [PLAY/PAUSE] button.
Normal or loop playback starts from the point that was called out.
Using the fader start function
Analyzing tracks
Using the channel fader start function
Track analysis starts by dragging and dropping a track file or a folder including track
files to the track list of rekordbox.
! If a track is loaded to a deck by pressing the [LOAD] button before the analysis is
completed, it may take time to display BPM and waveform.
! Depending on the number of tracks, some time may be required for analysis.
1 Set the cue.
Pause at the position from which you want to start playback, then press the [CUE]
button for the corresponding deck.
Using effects
2 While pressing the [SHIFT] button, move the channel fader
from the position nearest you towards the back.
rekordbox dj has the two effect units FX1 and FX2. The effects can be applied to the
selected decks. The following describes how to assign an effect unit to channel 1
with the operations of this unit.
Playback of the track starts from the set cue point.
! When the channel fader is moved back to the position nearest you while pressing the [SHIFT] button during playback, the track moves instantaneously back to
the set cue point and the pause mode is set. (Back Cue)
When the channel fader is moved from the back to the position nearest you while
pressing the [SHIFT] button when standing by at a cue, track playback starts from
the set cue.
Screen display of rekordbox dj effect unit
Multi mode: Up to three beat FX and one release FX can be selected per effect unit,
and each beat FX has one adjustable parameter.
3
Using the crossfader start function
To use the crossfader start function, set the crossfader assign switch of the channel
you want to move to [A] or [B].
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1
1
2
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6
7
8 9
Single mode: One beat FX and one release FX can be selected per effect unit, and
beat FX has multiple adjustable parameters.
3
1 Set the cue.
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2
7
Pause at the position from which you want to start playback, then press the [CUE]
button for the corresponding deck.
2 Move the crossfader to the left edge or right edge position.
Set to the edge opposite the side on which the channel you want to use with the
fader start function is set.
3 While pressing the [SHIFT] button, move the crossfader in
the opposite direction from the left edge or right edge.
Playback of the track starts from the set cue point.
! When the crossfader is returned to the original position while pressing the
[SHIFT] button during playback, the track moves instantaneously back to the set
cue point and the pause mode is set (Back Cue).
When the crossfader is moved from the left edge to the right edge (or from the
right edge to the left edge) while pressing the [SHIFT] button when standing by
at a cue, track playback starts from the set cue point.
Using the velocity sampler
When velocity sampler mode is on, the sample volume level changes according to
the amount of force used to tap the performance pads. The volume level increases
when the performance pads are tapped strongly and decreases when they are
tapped weakly.
When the velocity sampler mode is off, the sound is triggered at the volume level
set with rekordbox, regardless of the strength that the performance pads are tapped
with.
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2
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4
5
6
7
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9
6
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Displays the beat FX type.
Displays the tempo mode of beat FX.
This displays the number of the deck to which the effect unit is assigned.
Displays the parameter status of beat FX.
Displays the on/off setting of beat FX.
Displays the beat that beat FX effect synchronizes to or effect time.
Displays the release FX type.
Displays the beat that release FX synchronizes to.
Displays the on/off setting of release FX.
Operating beat FX in the multi mode
1 Press the [RELEASE FX] control while pressing the [SHIFT]
button to switch the FX mode of rekordbox dj to the multi mode.
The mode switches between the multi mode and single mode each time this operation is performed.
2 Press the [FX1] button or [FX2] button of channel 1 to select
the effect unit to assign.
Turning the velocity sampler mode on
When the [SAMPLER] mode button is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] button, the
velocity sampler mode is turned on.
Turning the velocity sampler mode off
When the [SAMPLER] mode button is pressed, the mode is changed to the usual
sampler mode (velocity sampler mode is turned off).
! The velocity curve can be set in the utilities mode.
= Changing the velocity curve setting of velocity sampler mode (p.​27​)
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The number of the deck which the effect unit is assigned to is highlighted on the
rekordbox dj screen.
3 Press the effect parameter 1 button while pressing the
[SHIFT] button to select the first beat FX type.
2 Press the [FX1] button or [FX2] button of channel 1 to select
the effect unit to assign.
To select the second beat FX type, press the effect parameter 2 button while pressing the [SHIFT] button.
To select the third beat FX type, press the effect parameter 3 button while pressing
the [SHIFT] button.
4 Press the effect parameter 1 button to turn the first beat FX
on.
Press the effect parameter 2 button to turn the second beat FX on.
Press the effect parameter 3 button to turn the third beat FX on.
The number of the deck which the effect unit is assigned to is highlighted on the
rekordbox dj screen.
3 Press the effect parameter 1 button while pressing the
[SHIFT] button to select the beat FX type.
The selected beat FX is displayed on the rekordbox dj screen.
Advanced Operation
The currently selected beat FX type is displayed on the rekordbox dj screen.
4 Press the effect parameter 1 button to turn beat FX on.
The [ON] key for the corresponding effect is highlighted on the rekordbox dj screen.
5 Operate the effect parameter 1 control to adjust the
parameter of the first beat FX.
Operate the effect parameter 2 control to adjust the parameter of the second beat
FX.
Operate the effect parameter 3 control to adjust the parameter of the third beat FX.
Beat FX turns on and off each time the button is pressed.
! The [ON] key for the effect is highlighted on the rekordbox dj screen.
5 Operate the effect parameter 2 or effect parameter 3
button to switch the beat FX’s parameters.
! Depending on the beat FX type, the button may not light when the button is
operated.
6 Operate the effect parameter control to adjust the beat
FX’s parameters.
6 Press the [BEATc] or [BEATd] button to adjust the beat
fraction to synchronize the effect sound with.
! Depending on the beat FX type, it can be specified using parameters instead of
beat.
! It is also possible to set the BPM value used as the basis for the effect time with
the interval at which the [BEATd] button is tapped while pressing the [SHIFT]
button.
= Switching the effect’s tempo mode (p.​24​)
7 Press the [BEATc] or [BEATd] button to adjust the beat
fraction to synchronize the effect sound with.
Operating beat FX in the single mode
1 Press the [RELEASE FX] control while pressing the [SHIFT]
button to switch the FX mode of rekordbox dj to the single
mode.
The mode switches between the multi mode and single mode each time the buttons
are operated.
! Depending on the beat FX type, it can be specified using parameters instead of
beat.
! It is also possible to set the BPM value used as the basis for the effect time with
the interval at which the [BEATd] button is tapped while pressing the [SHIFT]
button.
= Switching the effect’s tempo mode (p.​24​)
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Switching the effect’s tempo mode
With rekordbox dj effects, there are two ways to set the beat FX tempo: with “BPM
auto mode” and “BPM tap mode”.
! By default, the BPM auto mode is set.
BPM auto mode
Types of SOUND COLOR FX effects
Effect
Name
Descriptions
[COLOR] control
NOISE
Mixes white noise with the sound of
the channel via the filter and output.
Turn counterclockwise: The cut-off frequency of the filter through which the
white noise passes gradually descends.
Turn clockwise: The cut-off frequency of
the filter through which the white noise
passes gradually rises.
CRUSH
Changes the original sound to a
crushed-like sound for output.
Turn counterclockwise: Increases the
sound’s distortion.
Turn clockwise: The sound is crushed,
then pass through the high pass filter.
PITCH
Changes the sound pitch.
Turn counterclockwise: The pitch
descends.
Turn clockwise: The pitch rises.
FILTER
Outputs sound that has passed
through a filter.
Turn counterclockwise: Gradually
descends the low-pass filter’s cutoff
frequency.
Turn clockwise: Gradually rises the highpass filter’s cutoff frequency.
The track’s BPM value is used as the basis for the effect’s tempo.
BPM tap mode
The BPM used as the base value for the effect is calculated from the interval at
which the [BEATd] button is tapped while pressing the [SHIFT] button.
Switching to the BPM tap mode
Press the [BEATd] button while pressing the [SHIFT] button.
! If the [BEATc] button is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT] button, the mode
switches to the BPM auto mode.
Using the release FX
Release FX turns off the beat FX that was on up until then simultaneously with the
addition of an effect.
The track being played and effect sound can be smoothly connected by using
release FX.
One release FX can be used per effect unit in both the multi mode and single mode.
1 Press the [FX1] button or [FX2] button of channel 1 to select
the effect unit to assign.
The number of the deck which the effect unit is assigned to is highlighted on the
rekordbox dj screen.
2 Turn the [RELEASE FX] control to select the release FX type.
3 Click the [c] or [d] button on the rekordbox dj screen to set
the release FX beat.
! The release FX beat can be set separately from the beat setting for beat FX.
4 Press and hold the [RELEASE FX] control.
The selected release FX turns on, and the beat FX in the same effect unit that was on
up until then turns off.
Using recording functions
rekordbox dj has recording functions and can record mixed sound.
For detailed instructions on recording, see the rekordbox software manual.
1 Click the [REC] button in the global section of rekordbox dj.
The panel used for recording appears on the rekordbox dj screen.
2Click
on the recording panel of rekordbox dj to start
recording.
! If you click
again, recording stops.
! If the recording is completed, the file is automatically saved.
! The saving destination of the file can be changed in the [Preferences] >
[Controller] > [Other] tab of rekordbox.
Using external inputs
Four external input systems are provided to connect to a DJ player or analog turntable. The 4-Channel Mixer of this unit can mix externally input sounds without using
a computer. The following mixer functions can be operated without connecting to a
computer.
5 Release the [RELEASE FX] control.
Release FX turns off.
Using the SOUND COLOR FX function
These effects change in association with the [COLOR] controls for the different
channels.
1 Press one of the [SOUND COLOR FX
(NOISE, CRUSH, PITCH, FILTER)] buttons.
This selects the type of effect.
The button that was pressed flashes.
! Even when one of the [SOUND COLOR FX] buttons is selected, if a different
[SOUND COLOR FX] button is pressed, the newly pressed button is selected.
! The same effect is set for all channels.
2 Turn the [COLOR] control.
The effect is applied to the channel(s) for which the control(s) was (were) turned.
Canceling the SOUND COLOR FX effect
Press the flashing [SOUND COLOR FX] button.
The effect is canceled.
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Notes
! For details on the respective items, see Connections (p.​7​) and Part names and
functions (p.​9​).
! The functions below do not work with respect to external inputs.
— Track tempo setting (pressing the headphones [CUE] button while pressing
the [SHIFT] button)
— Fader start function (while pressing the [SHIFT] button, move the channel
fader or cross fader)
— Application of the rekordbox dj effect
! The values adjusted with the various controls for rekordbox dj differ from the
values adjusted with the various controls for external input.
Mixer section
Mixing the sound of a DJ player, etc.
1 Connect the DJ player or other line level output device to
the [CD] or [PHONO/LINE] terminals.
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3
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2
2
3
c
d
2 Set the [INPUT SELECT] switch to [CD] or [LINE].
3 Operate the [TRIM] control and channel fader to adjust the
sound level output from each channel.
! The sound can be adjusted with the [EQ (HI, MID, LOW)] controls and the
selected SOUND COLOR FX can be applied using the [COLOR] control.
Mixing the sound of an analog turntable, etc.
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1 Connect the analog player or other phono level (for MM
cartridges) output device to the [PHONO/LINE] terminals.
! Make sure to connect the ground wire of an analog player to this
unit’s SIGNAL GND terminal.
Advanced Operation
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2 Set the [INPUT SELECT] switch to [PHONO].
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3 Operate the [TRIM] control and channel fader to adjust the
sound level output from each channel.
! The sound can be adjusted with the [EQ (HI, MID, LOW)] controls and the
selected SOUND COLOR FX can be applied using the [COLOR] control.
1 TRIM control
2 EQ (HI, MID, LOW) controls
3 Channel Level Indicator
4 COLOR control
5Headphones CUE/MIC TALK OVER button
6Headphones CUE button
7 Channel fader
8 Crossfader Assign Switch
9Crossfader
a MASTER LEVEL control
b Master level indicator
c BOOTH MONITOR LEVEL control
d SOUND COLOR FX buttons
e MASTER CUE button
Front panel
1
1
2
3
4
5
2
3
4
4
3
5
HEADPHONES LEVEL control
HEADPHONES MIX control
INPUT SELECT switch
INPUT SELECT switch
CROSS FADER CURVE selector switch
Mixing the sound of the microphone
1 Connect a microphone to the [MIC1] or [MIC2] terminal.
2 Set the [INPUT SELECT] switch to [MIC1] or [MIC2].
3 Operate the [TRIM] control and channel fader to adjust the
sound level output from each channel.
! The sound can be adjusted with the [EQ (HI, MID, LOW)] controls and the
selected SOUND COLOR FX can be applied using the [COLOR] control.
! The sound volume of channels for which the [INPUT SELECT] switch is set to
[MIC1] or [MIC2] does not change even when the crossfader is moved.
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Changing the settings
Launching utilities mode
If the utilities mode is launched while the unit and a computer are connected by a
USB cable, the set status may not be displayed properly.
1 Disconnect the USB cable from your computer.
Changing the crossfader start setting
The crossfader start function settings can be changed.
! The crossfader start function is enabled by default.
Press the effect parameter 1 or effect parameter 2 button on
the right deck.
2 Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch on this unit’s rear panel to
set this unit’s power to standby.
Set this unit’s power to the standby mode.
3 While pressing both the [SHIFT] and [PLAY/PAUSE f]
buttons on the left deck, press the [STANDBY/ON] switch on
this unit’s rear panel.
Utilities mode is launched.
! Effect parameter 1 button lit: The crossfader start function is enabled.
! Effect parameter 2 button lit: The crossfader start function is disabled.
4 After launching utilities mode, operate the controller for
the items whose settings you want to change.
Setting the master output’s attenuator level
See the explanations below for the settings that can be changed.
5 Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch on this unit’s rear panel to
set this unit’s power to standby.
To save the settings, set the [STANDBY/ON] switch on this unit’s rear panel to
standby and quit utilities mode.
Utilities modes
The following settings can be changed:
! MIDI controller setting
! Channel fader start setting
! Crossfader start setting
! Master output attenuator level setting
! Slip mode flashing setting
![SLIP] button lit/flash operation setting
! Demo mode setting
! Setting of the velocity curve in velocity sampler mode
! Cut lag setting of crossfader
! Output setting of microphone to booth monitor
! Jog dial illumination mode setting
! Back spin length setting
! Operation setting of microphone sound low cut filter
! Operation setting of crossfader MIDI message
Forcefully using the unit as the general MIDI
controller
The unit automatically changes operation as follows depending on whether rekordbox is running.
! When rekordbox is running, controller operation depends on the rekordbox dj
functions.
! When rekordbox is not running, the unit operates as a general MIDI controller.
Even though rekordbox is running, you can forcefully operate the unit as a general
MIDI controller.
Press one of the left deck’s [HOT CUE] mode, [PAD FX 1] mode,
and [SLICER] mode buttons.
![HOT CUE] mode button lit: 0 dB (no attenuation)
![PAD FX 1] mode button lit: –3 dB
![SLICER] mode button lit: –6 dB
Changing the slip mode flashing setting
When the slip mode is on, the buttons that can be operated in the slip mode (jog dial
indicator, [AUTO BEAT LOOP] button, [PLAY/PAUSE f] button, etc.) flash. This
setting can be used to disable the flashing of these buttons.
! By default, slip mode flashing is enabled.
Press the [SLIP] button on the left deck.
![SLIP] button lit: Slip mode flashing enabled
![SLIP] button off: Slip mode flashing disabled
Setting the [SLIP] button lit/flash operation
By default, the [SLIP] button lights when you switch to the slip mode and flashes
while playback is continuing in the background.
With this setting, the [SLIP] button can be made to flash when Slip mode is started,
regardless of whether or not normal playback continues while the original rhythm is
maintained in the background.
Press the [SLIP] button on the right deck.
![SLIP] button lit: The [SLIP] button flashes upon entering slip mode
![SLIP] button off: The [SLIP] button lights upon entering slip mode and the
[SLIP] button flashes while normal playback is continued while the original
rhythm is maintained in the background.
Press the [HOT CUE] mode button on the right deck or the
[PAD FX 1] mode button.
Changing the demo mode setting
Changing the channel fader start setting
Press the [AUTO BEAT LOOP] button on the right deck.
![HOT CUE] mode button lit: Operation automatically changes depending on
whether or not rekordbox is running.
![PAD FX 1] mode button lit: Regardless of whether or not rekordbox is running,
the unit operates as a general MIDI controller.
The channel fader start function’s setting can be changed.
! The channel fader start function is enabled by default.
Press the effect parameter 1 or effect parameter 2 button on
the left deck.
! Effect parameter 1 button lit: The channel fader start function is enabled.
! Effect parameter 2 button lit: The channel fader start function is disabled.
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On this unit, the demo mode is set if no operation is performed for 10 minutes under
normal usage conditions. This demo mode can be changed.
! By default, demo mode starts when there is no operation for 10 minutes.
! When any control or button on this unit is operated while in the demo mode, the
demo mode is canceled.
The demo mode setting changes each time the [AUTO BEAT LOOP] button is
pressed.
The currently set value is indicated by how the [LOOP 1/2X], [LOOP 2X], [LOOP IN]
and [LOOP OUT] buttons light.
![LOOP 1/2X] button lights: Demo mode is disabled
![LOOP 2X] button lights: Demo mode starts when there is no operation for 1
minute
![LOOP IN] button lights: Demo mode starts when there is no operation for 5
minutes
![LOOP OUT] button lights: Demo mode starts when there is no operation for 10
minutes
Changing the velocity curve setting of velocity
sampler mode
Switching illumination mode in the white area
of the jog dial
Use the procedure below to set the velocity curve of velocity sampler mode. You can
choose one of four velocity curves.
! By default, curve 3 is set.
You can adjust the lit pattern of the white area of the illumination around the jog dial
center part.
! The illumination can be set for decks 1 / 2 and decks 3 / 4, separately.
! By default, decks 1 and 2 are set to pattern 2 and decks 3 and 4 are set to pattern 4.
Press the [AUTO BEAT LOOP] button on the left deck.
The velocity curve setting changes each time the [AUTO BEAT LOOP] button is
pressed.
The currently set value is indicated by how the [LOOP 1/2X], [LOOP 2X], [LOOP IN]
and [LOOP OUT] buttons light.
Curve 1
The illumination at the center of the jog dials lights once around. The current setting
is indicated by how the performance pads light.
When a performance pad on the left side deck is pressed, illumination for decks 1
and 2 is set. When a performance pad on the right side deck is pressed, illumination
for decks 3 and 4 is set.
Pattern 1
Off
Lit
Min.
Max.
Strength which
performance pad is pressed
Curve 2
MIDI
code
Changing the settings
MIDI
code
Press any of performance pads 1 to 5 of the left deck (right
deck).
Pattern 2
Min.
Max.
Strength which
performance pad is pressed
Curve 3
Pattern 3
MIDI
code
Min.
Max.
Strength which
performance pad is pressed
Curve 4
Pattern 4
MIDI
code
Min.
Max.
Strength which
performance pad is pressed
Pattern 5
Dimly lit
Adjusting the crossfader cut lag
Adjust the cut lag on both edges of the crossfader. It can be adjusted between 0
(0.5 mm) and 52 (5.7 mm) in increments of 0.1 mm.
! The above cut lag position for the cut lag setting is a guide and it may not match
the position at which the sound volume becomes zero.
! By default, it is set to 5 (1 mm).
Turn the rotary selector.
The current setting (0 to 52) is displayed by the lit condition of the channel level
indicator.
! Number of lit segments of the [CH3] channel level indicator: Ten’s place
! Number of lit segments of the [CH1] channel level indicator: One’s place
Setting the microphone output of the booth
monitor
! By default, it is set to output microphone sound from the [BOOTH OUT]
terminal.
Press the [SAMPLER] mode button on the right deck.
![SAMPLER] button lit: Outputs microphone sound from the [BOOTH OUT]
terminal
![SAMPLER] button off: Does not output microphone sound from the [BOOTH
OUT] terminal
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Switching the illumination mode in the red area
of the jog dial
Disabling optimization of crossfader MIDI
messages
The light of the red area of illumination in the center part of the jog dial can be set to
On Air display or slip mode status display.
! On Air display is set by default.
When the [CROSS FADER CURVE] selector control is turned fully clockwise, the
crossfader MIDI messages output method is optimized to improve crossfader
response during scratching.
With this setting, optimization of crossfader MIDI messages can be disabled.
! By default, optimization of crossfader MIDI messages is enabled.
! Optimization of crossfader MIDI messages is performed only when the
[CROSS FADER CURVE] selector control is turned all the way clockwise.
! If optimization of crossfader MIDI messages is enabled, the crossfader position
on the rekordbox dj mixer panel may not match the crossfader position on this
unit.
Press performance pad 6 or 7 on the left deck.
Pad 6 lit: The indicator lights when the sound of the deck being operated can be
output as the master sound. (On Air display)
Press the [MASTER TEMPO] button on the left deck.
Pad 7 lit: Lights or flashes in the same way as the [SLIP] button.
![MASTER TEMPO] button lit: Optimization of crossfader MIDI messages is
enabled.
![MASTER TEMPO] button off: Optimization of crossfader MIDI messages is
disabled.
Adjusting the sensitivity of the jog
dial’s touch sensor
Switching the backspin length
It is possible to make the unit perform back spin longer than the actual jog dial rotation amount when back spin operation of jog dial is performed.
The length of back spin operation can be selected from one of three types: short,
normal, and long.
! The default setting is back spin length normal.
Press any of performance pads 6 to 8 on the right deck.
Pad 6 lit: Back spin length short
This unit is equipped with a mode for adjusting the sensitivity of the jog dial’s touch
sensor.
! The value set in the jog dial sensitivity adjustment mode is retained even when
this unit’s power is turned off.
! The sensitivity of the left and right jog dials can be adjusted separately.
The example below describes the procedure for adjusting the sensitivity of the left
jog dial.
1 Connect this unit to your computer via an included USB
cable.
2 Press the [DECK1] or [DECK3] button while pressing the
[SHIFT] button.
The sensitivity adjustment mode is set, and the current sensitivity is displayed on the
indicator in the center area of the jog dial.
! When in the sensitivity adjustment mode, perform the next operation within
3 seconds. (If more than 3 seconds pass after a button was pressed, the set
value is stored and the indicator returns to the normal display.)
3 Press the [DECK1] or [DECK3] button while pressing the
[SHIFT] button.
Pad 7 lit: Back spin length normal
The sensitivity increases each time the [DECK1] button is pressed and decreases
each time the [DECK3] button is pressed.
When the jog dial’s sensitivity is adjusted, the set sensitivity is displayed on the
indicator in the center area of the jog dial.
Pad 8 lit: Back spin length long
Low sensitivity (-10)
No adjustment (±0)
High sensitivity (+10)
The jog dial’s sensitivity can be adjusted in 37 steps.
! The default setting is “No adjustment (±0)”.
! To adjust the sensitivity of the jog dial on the right side, press the [DECK2] or
[DECK4] button while pressing the [SHIFT] button.
4 Once the setting is completed, wait as such for 3 seconds.
Disabling the low cut filter of microphone
sound
For microphone sound, a filter is used to attenuate sounds lower than the human
voice.
This low cut filter reduces input of background noise generated from speakers, etc.
into the microphone.
With this setting, you can disable the low cut filter of microphone sound.
! The low cut filter of microphone sound can be set for microphone 1 and microphone 2, respectively.
! By default, the low cut filter of microphone sound is enabled.
Press the [BEATc] button on the left deck (right deck).
If the [BEATc] button on the left deck is pressed, the low cut filter of microphone 1
is set. If the [BEATc] button on the right deck is pressed, the low cut filter of microphone 2 is set.
![BEATc] button lit: The low cut filter of microphone sound is enabled.
![BEATc] button not lit: The low cut filter of microphone sound is disabled.
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When 3 seconds have passed after a button was pressed, the set value is stored and
the indicator returns to the normal display.
Additional information
Troubleshooting
! If you think that there is something wrong with this unit, check the items below and access the Pioneer DJ site and check [FAQ] for the [DDJ-RX].
Sometimes the problem may lie in another component. Inspect the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the problem cannot be rectified, ask your
nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
! This unit may not operate properly due to static electricity or other external influences. In this case, proper operation may be restored by turning the power off, waiting 1
minute, then turning the power back on.
Problem
Check
Remedy
The power of the unit does not turn on.
Is the [STANDBY/ON] switch of the power on?
Turn the [STANDBY/ON] switch of the power on.
Is the included AC adapter properly connected?
Mount the power plug properly on the included AC adapter.
Connect the included AC adapter properly to the power outlet. (page ​4​)
Is the included USB cable properly connected?
Connect the included USB cable properly.
Are you using a USB hub?
USB hubs cannot be used. Connect the computer and this unit directly using the included
USB cable.
Is the driver software properly set? (Windows)
Set the driver software properly. (With Mac OS X, no driver software is necessary.)
(page ​5​)
Is your computer recognizing the unit?
Windows: In [DDJ_RX Version Display Utility], check if the firmware version of this unit is
displayed. (page 6
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Mac: Check if this unit is recognized by the computer in [System Information] of Mac OS.
Are other applications running?
Quit other applications including screen savers and resident software. (When quitting antivirus security software, before doing so, disable the Internet connection to ensure the security
of your computer.)
Are USB devices other than this unit connected?
Remove external hard disks and the keyboard (for some models), etc. to check the status with
only the built-in hard disk.
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If your computer has more than one USB terminal, check using a different USB terminal.
Are multiple ASIO drivers for units other than this unit
installed on the computer?
Uninstall unnecessary ASIO drivers.
For details of how to uninstall ASIO drivers, check with the manufacturer of the respective
ASIO driver.
Is the sound setting on the computer set properly?
Mac: Disconnect the USB cable connecting the unit and the computer, start the utilities software for Mac OS X “Audio MIDI Setup”, and display the [MIDI Window] or [MIDI studio].
After selecting the [DDJ-RX] icon, click [Remove Device]. (The [USB MIDI Device] icon may
be displayed instead of the [DDJ_RX] icon. In that case, select [USB MIDI Device].) If this
unit is connected to the computer using the USB cable again, the [DDJ-RX] icon appears.
Is the jog dial dirty?
An electrostatic system is used as the detection method in the jog dial of this unit. Therefore,
if the jog dial is dirty or the user has hand cream on their hands, detection may not respond.
When cleaning the jog dial, dry wipe with a soft cloth. If it is very dirty, prepare a 5:1 or 6:1
solution of water and neutral detergent, immerse a soft cloth in the solution and wring out
well, then clean the jog dial and wipe with a dry cloth after that.
Is the touch sensor sensitivity of the jog dial set
appropriately?
Adjust the touch sensor sensitivity of the jog dial. (page 2
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Does the jog dial respond when touched while touching
some other metal part of the unit?
If touching the jog dial while touching some other metal part of the unit makes it work, there
is a possibility that the unit is affected by another device connected to the unit. Review the
connection environment (setting location or ground connection status, etc.) of the devices
(computer, amplifier, etc.) connected to the unit.
Recording is not possible.
Is the recording level low?
Adjust the recording adjustment control on the recording panel of rekordbox dj.
No sound or small sound.
Are the [TRIM] control, channel faders, crossfader,
[INPUT SELECT] switch and [MASTER LEVEL] control set
to the proper positions?
Set the [TRIM] control, channel faders, crossfader, [INPUT SELECT] switch and
[MASTER LEVEL] control to the proper positions.
Are the connected powered speakers, etc., properly set?
Properly set the external input selection, volume, etc., on the powered speakers, etc.
Are the connection cables properly connected?
Connect the connection cables properly.
Are the terminals and plugs dirty?
Clean the terminals and plugs before making connections.
Is the driver software properly set? (Windows)
Set the driver software properly. (With Mac OS X, no driver software is necessary.)
(page ​5​)
Is the [MASTER LEVEL] control set to the proper position?
Adjust the [MASTER LEVEL] control so that the master level indicator’s orange indicator
lights at the peak level.
Is the [TRIM] control set to the proper position?
Adjust the [TRIM] control so that the channel level indicator’s orange indicator lights at the
peak level.
Sound being played is interrupted when
using DJ software.
Is the buffer size (latency) value appropriate?
On a Windows system, use the ASIO setting utility to set an appropriate buffer size value.
(page ​6​)
Sound of an external device or microphone
cannot be output.
Is the [INPUT SELECT] switch set to the proper position?
Set the [INPUT SELECT] switch to the proper position.
The indicator flashes and operation is
strange.
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Normal operation can be restored by disconnecting the AC adapter, waiting at least 1 minute,
then reconnecting the AC adapter.
If the same symptom persists, disconnect the AC adapter, then request repairs.
The jog dial does not respond to touching.
Distorted sound.
Additional information
Connect the included AC adapter’s DC plug properly to this unit.
This unit is not recognized.
On a Macintosh, set the appropriate buffer size (latency) value for the DJ software.
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Problem
Check
Remedy
Operation of rekordbox dj becomes
unstable.
Are you using softwares other than rekordbox at the same
time?
Quit other applications to decrease the load on the computer.
If operation continues to be unstable, try disabling the wireless network or other wireless
connections, antivirus software, the screen saver, the low power mode, etc.
(​5​Page)
When other USB devices are connected to the computer.
Disconnect other USB devices from the computer.
When another USB audio device is connected to the computer at the same time, it may not
operate or be recognized normally.
Are you using a USB hub?
USB hubs cannot be used. Connect the computer and this unit directly using the included
USB cable.
There is a problem with the USB port to which this unit is
connected.
If your computer has multiple USB ports, try connecting this unit to a different USB port.
Is this unit connected to a notebook computer running on
its battery?
Supply power to the notebook computer from an AC power supply.
(Depending on the notebook computer’s settings, the low power mode may be set when the
computer is running on its battery, automatically reducing the performance of the computer
itself.) (​5​Page)
The USB buffer size is too small.
Raise the USB buffer size. (page 6
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Is a cue set?
Set the cue.
Is the crossfader assign switch for the channel that you
wish to start outputting from set to [A] or [B] ? (For crossfader start)
Set the crossfader assign switch for the channel that you wish to start outputting from to [A]
or [B].
After jog dial rotation stops, the track playback position may advance in the rotation
direction for a while.
Is the back spin length of the utilities mode set to standard
or long?
Set the back spin length of the utilities mode to short. When the jog dial rotation stops,
playback pauses or becomes normal playback at the position.
The jog illumination does not rotate during playback. or it rotates but it does not
synchronize with the platter display of
rekordbox dj. The [TEMPO] slider does not
work if the deck is switched. (TAKEOVER
indicator lights.)
In the utilities mode, is the unit set to be forcefully operated as a general MIDI controller?
In the utilities mode, set the mode with which the operation of the unit is automatically
switched according to whether or not rekordbox is running.
Only one track deck is display on the screen.
The platter is not displayed on the track
deck.
Is rekordbox set to the [EXPORT] mode?
Click the area indicated by [EXPORT] at the upper left of the screen, and then select
[PERFORMANCE].
Has rekordbox dj been activated?
Enter the rekordbox dj license key included with this unit on the [Preferences] > [License]
screen of rekordbox. For details on the activation, see the rekordbox software’s manual.
There is not change even if a performance pad is pressed while pressing the
[CAPTURE] button.
Is any loop active?
Set a loop using the [AUTO BEAT LOOP] button/[LOOP IN]/[LOOP OUT] buttons.
Is the sampler slot that has been already loaded selected?
Clear the sampler slot by clicking the [EJECT] button on the sampler panel of rekordbox dj, or
select the [SAMPLER] tab on the [Preferences] > [CONTROLLER] screen of rekordbox and
unlock [Eject/Load Lock].
There is no change even if the [CAPTURE]
button is pressed while pressing the [SHIFT]
button.
Is the slicer or slicer loop mode set?
Press the [SLICER] mode button to set the slicer mode, or press the [SHIFT] and [SLICER]
mode buttons to set the slicer loop mode.
Is the sampler slot that has been already loaded selected?
Clear the sampler slot by clicking the [EJECT] button on the sampler panel of rekordbox dj, or
select the [SAMPLER] tab on the [Preferences] > [CONTROLLER] screen of rekordbox and
unlock [Eject/Load Lock].
The fader start function does not work.
The sampler deck’s sound cannot be monitored with headphones.
Is [SAMPLER CUE] selected?
Press the [SAMPLER CUE] button to turn on the monitor of the sampler deck.
Is the [SAMPLER VOLUME] fader position set to the near
side?
Set the [SAMPLER VOLUME] fader to the appropriate position.
The playback position does not move even if
the [NEEDLE SEARCH] pad is touched.
Is [Needle Lock] of rekordbox dj enabled?
Unlock [Needle Lock] in the [DECK] tab on the [Preferences] > [CONTROLLER] screen of
rekordbox.
If [Needle Lock] is locked, the playback position can be moved using the [NEEDLE SEARCH]
pad when track playback is paused or while touching the jog.
Hissing sound is output from the master
output when a track is not played back.
Is [NOISE] of SOUND COLOR FX on?
If the [NOISE] button of SOUND COLOR FX is blinking, press the [NOISE] button. Set the
[COLOR] control to the center position.
Audio Block Diagram
CH3 CD
MIC1
PHONO
CH4 CD
USB
PC
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CH2
Control
Tone
MIC2
MIC1
SOUND
3Band
COLOR
EQ
FX
CH3
CH1
CUE
CUE
CH
FADER
Trim
SOUND
3Band COLOR
EQ
FX
CH1
CUE
CH
FADER
SOUND
3Band COLOR
Trim
EQ
FX
CH2
CUE
CH
FADER
SOUND
3Band COLOR
Trim
EQ
FX
CH4
CUE
CH
FADER
CH1
Control
Tone
CH2 LINE
CH
LEVEL
METER
Trim
CH1 LINE
PHONO
PC
CD
CROSS FADER
ASSIGN
CROSS
FADER
CURVE
CROSS
FADER
MIC2
MIDI
OUT
CD
LEVEL
BOOTH OUT
MASTER
LEVEL
METER
MASTER
OUT1(XLR)
LEVEL
MASTER
OUT2(RCA)
MASTER CUE
CH3 CUE
CH1 CUE
CH2 CUE
CH4 CUE
HEADPHONES
(Ø 6.3 mm)
MIX LEVEL
HEADPHONES
(Ø 3.5 mm)
Software end user license agreement
Acquiring the manual
Various instructions are sometimes provided as files in PDF format.
Adobe® Reader® must be installed in order to view PDF format files.
Downloading the rekordbox software manual
1 Launch a web browser on the computer and access the
rekordbox.com site below.
This Software End User License Agreement (“Agreement”) is between you (both the
individual installing the Program and any single legal entity for which the individual
is acting) (“You” or “Your”) and Pioneer DJ Corporation (“Pioneer DJ”).
TAKING ANY STEP TO SET UP OR INSTALL THE PROGRAM MEANS THAT YOU
ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT. PERMISSION TO
DOWNLOAD AND/OR USE THE PROGRAM IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED ON
YOUR FOLLOWING THESE TERMS. WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC APPROVAL IS
NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE THIS AGREEMENT VALID AND ENFORCEABLE. IF
YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE
NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE PROGRAM AND MUST STOP INSTALLING IT OR
UNINSTALL IT, AS APPLICABLE.
1DEFINITIONS
http://rekordbox.com/
For inquiries on rekordbox, see “rekordbox.com” indicated above.
2 PROGRAM LICENSE
Using as a controller for other DJ
software
This unit also outputs the operating data for the buttons and controls in MIDI format. If you connect a computer with a built-in MIDI-compatible DJ software via a
USB cable, you can operate the DJ software on this unit. The sound of music files
being played on the computer can also be output from the DDJ-RX.
To use as a controller for operating DJ software other than the rekordbox software,
also configure the DJ software audio and MIDI-related settings.
! For details, see your DJ software’s operating instructions.
About MIDI messages
For details on this unit’s MIDI messages, see “List of MIDI Messages”.
! “List of MIDI Messages” can be acquired from the following URL:
http://www.pioneerdj.com/
About the driver software (Windows)
This driver software is an exclusive ASIO driver for outputting audio signals from the
computer.
! There is no need to install the driver software when using Mac OS X.
Operating environment
1 Limited License. Subject to this Agreement’s restrictions, Pioneer DJ grants
to You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, license (without the right to
sublicense):
a To install a single copy of the Program in Your computer or mobile
device, to use the Program only for Your personal purpose complying
with this Agreement and the Documentation (“Authorized Use”);
b To use the Documentation in support of Your Authorized Use; and
c To make one copy of the Program solely for backup purposes, provided
that all titles and trademark, copyright and restricted rights notices are
reproduced on the copy.
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as expressly permitted by this Agreement. You will not transfer, sublicense,
rent, lease or lend the Program, or use it for third-party training, commercial
time-sharing or service bureau use. You will not Yourself or through any third
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except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law, and then only
after You have notified Pioneer DJ in writing of Your intended activities.
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and to all patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual
property rights in the Program and Documentation, and any derivative works
thereof. You do not acquire any other rights, express or implied, beyond the
limited license set forth in this Agreement.
4 No Support. Pioneer DJ has no obligation to provide support, maintenance,
upgrades, modifications or new releases for the Program or Documentation
under this Agreement.
3 WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
Supported operating systems
Checking the latest information on the driver software
THE PROGRAM AND DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY
REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, AND YOU AGREE TO USE THEM AT
YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, PIONEER DJ
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE
PROGRAM AND DOCUMENTATION, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY,
OR ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING OR
USAGE OF TRADE, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURACY,
TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
For the latest information on this unit’s dedicated driver software, see the Pioneer
DJ site below.
http://www.pioneerdj.com/
4 EXPORT CONTROL AND COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND
REGULATIONS
Windows® 8.1/8.1 Pro (latest service pack)
Windows® 8/8 Pro
32-bit version
64-bit version
1
Windows® 7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate (latest
service pack)
32-bit version
1
64-bit version
1
1
1
1
1 When using a 64-bit version of Windows, the driver software can only be used for 32-bit
applications.
About the installation procedure
Additional information
1 “Documentation” means written documentation, specifications and help
content made generally available by Pioneer DJ to aid in installing and using
the Program.
2 “Program” means all or any part of Pioneer DJ’s software licensed to You by
Pioneer DJ under this Agreement.
2 Download the software manual from the rekordbox
software manual download page.
! For the operating procedure, see Installation Procedure (Windows).
You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Program except as authorized
by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Program was
obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Program may not be exported
or re-exported (a) into any U.S.-embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S.
Treasury Department's Specially Designated Nationals List or the U.S. Department
of Commerce Denied Persons List or Entity List. By using the Program, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list.
You also agree that you will not use the Program for any purposes prohibited by
United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture, or production of nuclear, missile, or chemical or biological weapons.
5 U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS
The Program and Documentations are “commercial computer software” and
“commercial computer software documentation” as those terms are defined in
48 C.F.R. §252.227-7014 (a) (1) (2007) and 252.227-7014 (a) (5) (2007). The U.S.
Government’s rights with respect to the Program and Documentations are limited
by this license pursuant to 48 C.F.R. §12.212 (Computer software) (1995) and 48
C.F.R. §12.211 (Technical data) (1995) and/or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-3, as applicable. As such, the Program and Documentations are being licensed to the U.S.
Government end users: (a) only as “commercial items” as that term is defined in 48
C.F.R. §2.101 generally and as incorporated in DFAR 212.102; and (b) with only those
limited rights as are granted to the public pursuant to this license. Under no circumstance will the U.S. Government or its end users be granted any greater rights than
we grant to other users, as provided for in this license. Manufacturer is Pioneer DJ
Corporation, 1-1 Shin-Ogura, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, 212-0031 Japan
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6 DAMAGES AND REMEDIES FOR BREACH
You agree that any breach of this Agreement’s restrictions would cause Pioneer DJ
irreparable harm for which money damages alone would be inadequate. In addition
to damages and any other remedies to which Pioneer DJ may be entitled, You agree
that Pioneer DJ may seek injunctive relief to prevent the actual, threatened or continued breach of this Agreement.
7TERMINATION
Pioneer DJ may terminate this Agreement at any time upon Your breach of any
provision. If this Agreement is terminated, You will stop using the Program, permanently delete it from your computer or mobile device where it resides, and destroy
all copies of the Program and Documentation in Your possession, confirming to
Pioneer DJ in writing that You have done so. Sections 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
will continue in effect after this Agreement’s termination.
8 GENERAL TERMS
1 Limitation of Liability. In no event will Pioneer DJ or its subsidiaries be liable
in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter, under any theory
of liability, for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive
damages, or damages for lost profits, revenue, business, savings, data,
use, or cost of substitute procurement, even if advised of the possibility of
such damages or if such damages are foreseeable. In no event will Pioneer
DJ’s liability for all damages exceed the amounts actually paid by You to
Pioneer DJ or its subsidiaries for the Program. The parties acknowledge
that the liability limits and risk allocation in this Agreement are reflected in
the Program price and are essential elements of the bargain between the
parties, without which Pioneer DJ would not have provided the Program or
entered into this Agreement.
2 The limitations or exclusions of warranties and liability contained in this
Agreement do not affect or prejudice Your statutory rights as consumer and
shall apply to You only to the extent such limitations or exclusions are permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where You are located.
3 Severability and Waiver. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be
illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to
the extent possible or, if incapable of enforcement, deemed to be severed
and deleted from this Agreement, and the remainder will continue in full
force and effect. The waiver by either party of any default or breach of this
Agreement will not waive any other or subsequent default or breach.
4 No Assignment. You may not assign, sell, transfer, delegate or otherwise
dispose of this Agreement or any rights or obligations under it, whether
voluntarily or involuntarily, by operation of law or otherwise, without Pioneer
DJ’s prior written consent. Any purported assignment, transfer or delegation
by You will be null and void. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be
binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective
successors and assigns.
5 Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between
the parties and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements or
representations, whether written or oral, concerning its subject matter. This
Agreement may not be modified or amended without Pioneer DJ’s prior and
express written consent, and no other act, document, usage or custom will
be deemed to amend or modify this Agreement.
6 You agree that this Agreement shall be governed and construed by and
under the laws of Japan.
About trademarks and registered
trademarks
! "Pioneer DJ" is a trademark of PIONEER CORPORATION, and is used under
license.
! rekordbox is a trademark or registered trademark of the Pioneer DJ Corporation.
! Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and other countries.
! Mac OS, iTunes, and Finder are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
! Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other
countries.
! ASIO is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
The names of companies and products mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
This product has been licensed for nonprofit use. This product has not been
licensed for commercial purposes (for profit-making use), such as broadcasting (terrestrial, satellite, cable or other types of broadcasting), streaming on the
Internet, Intranet (a corporate network) or other types of networks or distributing
of electronic information (online digital music distribution service). You need to
acquire the corresponding licenses for such uses. For details, see http://www.
mp3licensing.com.
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Cautions on copyrights
Recordings you have made are for your personal enjoyment and according to copyright laws may not be used without the consent of the copyright holder.
! Music recorded from CDs, etc., is protected by the copyright laws of individual
countries and by international treaties. It is the full responsibility of the person
who has recorded the music to ensure that it is used legally.
! When handling music downloaded from the Internet, etc., it is the full responsibility of the person who has downloaded the music to ensure that it is used in
accordance with the contract concluded with the download site.
© 2015 Pioneer DJ Corporation.
All rights reserved.
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