RMX-500

RMX-500
REMIX STATION
RMX-500
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Operating Instructions
Contents
How to read this manual
! Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Be sure to read this booklet and the “Operating Instructions (Basic
Edition)” included with this unit. Both include important information
that should be fully understood before using this product.
! In this manual, names of channels and buttons indicated on the
product, names of menus in the software, etc., are indicated within
square brackets ([ ]). (e.g. [MASTER] channel, [ON/OFF], [File]
menu)
Before start
Features........................................................................................................ 3
Installing the software................................................................................. 3
Connecting the input/output terminals..................................................... 6
Starting up and preparing this unit............................................................ 9
Connecting this unit and computer........................................................... 9
About the setting utility software............................................................... 9
Operation
Setting the BPM......................................................................................... 10
RHYTHM FX section.................................................................................. 11
SCENE FX section...................................................................................... 12
RELEASE FX section.................................................................................. 13
Switching the audio signal path............................................................... 13
Customizing the effect parameters......................................................... 13
Using the update function........................................................................ 13
Using RMX-500 Plug-in............................................................................. 13
Additional information
Troubleshooting......................................................................................... 15
About trademarks and registered trademarks....................................... 15
Cautions on copyrights............................................................................. 15
General Disclaimer.................................................................................... 15
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Before start
Before start
Features
This unit is a remix station for DJs consisting of three effect sections.
The [PRESSURE] controllers newly adopted for the RHYTHM FX and
SCENE FX sections allow effects to be adjusted not only by turning the
controller as before, but also according to the strength with which the
controller is pressed in.
Furthermore, the internal effect type can be switched to achieve highly
individualistic DJ remixing performances with more intuitive operation
than ever before.
The “RMX-500 Plug-in“ Plug-in software allows this unit to be operated
on music creation applications. In addition, by connecting this unit to a
computer, this unit can be used as a controller to create music with the
same feeling as when conducting a DJ performance.
RHYTHM FX
New rhythms can be created by cutting up the currently playing track or
adding internal sound sources.
Effects and internal drum sound sources can be used for loop playback
with a variety of rhythms.
SCENE FX
The currently playing track can be emphasized or breaks can be created
at any position to produce new developments for tracks.
Effects and echoes can be combined to achieve unique renderings.
RELEASE FX
Effect sounds can be blended smoothly with the currently playing track.
QUANTIZE
The beat positions of tracks are analyzed in real time and the effects
and the timing for producing the sound are adjusted automatically. The
sound is played in tempo with the track, even when buttons are operated
roughly.
1DEFINITIONS
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and help content made generally available by Pioneer to aid in
installing and using the Program.
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You by Pioneer under this Agreement.
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a To install a single copy of the Program in Your computer or
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(“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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Documentation except 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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Your intended activities.
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4 No Support. Pioneer has no obligation to provide support,
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Program or Documentation under this Agreement.
3 WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
This unit is equipped with “sound card/USB audio interface”.
THE PROGRAM AND DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”
WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, AND YOU
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SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURACY, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Installing the software
4 EXPORT CONTROL AND COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
AND REGULATIONS
RMX-500 Plug-in
A VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in letting you launch the functions of this unit on a
computer is provided. With it, the RMX-500 can be used as a controller.
SOUND CARD
Software end user license agreement
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AUTHORIZED TO USE THE PROGRAM AND MUST STOP INSTALLING IT
OR UNINSTALL IT, AS APPLICABLE.
You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Program except as
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also agree that you will not use the Program for any purposes prohibited
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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 Corporation, 1-1 Shin-Ogura,
Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-Ken, 212-0031 Japan
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7TERMINATION
Pioneer may terminate this Agreement at any time upon Your breach
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Installing the driver software
This driver software is a proprietary program for inputting and outputting audio signals from the computer. To use this unit connected to a
computer on which a Windows or Mac OS is installed, install the driver
software on the computer beforehand.
Checking the latest information on the driver software
For information on the latest version of the driver software, see the
Pioneer DJ support site below.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
Cautions on Installation
! Before installing the driver software, be sure to turn off the power of
this unit and disconnect the USB cable from both this unit and your
computer.
! If you connect this unit to your computer without installing the driver
software first, an error may occur on your computer depending on
the system environment.
! If you have discontinued the installation process in progress, step
through the installation process again from the beginning according
to the following procedure.
!Read Software end user license agreement carefully before installing
this unit’s proprietary driver software.
! Before installing the driver software, terminate all other programs
running on your computer.
! The driver software is compatible with the following OSs.
Supported operating systems
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Mac OS X 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8
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Windows 8/Windows 8 Pro
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Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
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Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/
Ultimate
32-bit version
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64-bit version
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32-bit version
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64-bit version
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32-bit version
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64-bit version
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! Operation is not guaranteed when multiple units of the RMX-500 are
connected to a single computer.
Installation Procedure (Windows)
Read Cautions on Installation carefully before installing the driver
software.
! To install or uninstall the driver software, you need to be authorized
by the administrator of your computer. Log on as the administrator of
your computer before proceeding with the installation.
1 Click [Software Download] under [RMX-500] on the
Pioneer DJ support site.
2 Click [Driver Software].
3 From the download page, download the driver
software for Windows (RMX-500_X.XXX.exe).
4 Double-click the downloaded file.
The driver installation screen appears.
5 When the language selection screen appears, select
[English] and click [OK].
! You can select the one you desire from multiple languages as long
as the language is supported by the system environment of your
computer.
6 Carefully read the Software end user license
agreement and if you consent to the provisions, put a
check mark in [I agree.] and click [OK].
If you do not consent to the provisions of the Software end user license
agreement, click [Cancel] and stop installation.
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.
Supported operating systems
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32-bit version
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64-bit version
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Windows Vista Home Basic/
Home Premium/Business/Ultimate (SP2
or later)
32-bit version
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64-bit version
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Mac OS X 10.8
64-bit version
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32-bit version
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64-bit version
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32-bit version
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64-bit version
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Windows
Windows 7 Home Premium/
Professional/Ultimate (SP1 or later)
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Installation procedure (Mac OS X)
Read Cautions on Installation carefully before installing the driver
software.
! To install or uninstall the driver software, you need to be authorized
by the administrator of your computer. Have the name and password
of the administrator of your computer ready in advance.
32-bit version
64-bit version
Windows® 8/Windows® 8 Pro
Intel Mac
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.6
1 Click [Software Download] under [RMX-500] on the
Pioneer DJ support site.
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2 Click [Driver Software].
About the installation procedure (Windows and
Mac OS X)
3 From the download page, download the driver
software for Mac OS (RMX-500_M_X.X.X.dmg).
4 Double-click the downloaded file.
The [RMX-500_AudioDriver] menu screen appears.
5 Double-click [RMX-500_AudioDriver.pkg].
The driver installation screen appears.
6 Check the details on the screen and click [Continue
Anyway].
Operation is not guaranteed when multiple units of the RMX-500 are connected
to a single computer.
Read Cautions on Installation carefully before installing this software.
! Authorization of the computer’s administrator is required to install
and uninstall this software.
Log on as the user which was set as the computer’s administrator
before installing.
1 Click [Software Download] under [RMX-500] on the
Pioneer DJ support site.
2 Click [RMX-500 Plug-in].
7 When the end user license agreement appears, read
Software end user license agreement carefully, then click
[Continue Anyway].
3 Download RMX-500 Plug-in for Windows, or RMX-500
Plug-in for Mac OS from the download page.
8 If you consent to the provisions of the Software end
user license agreement, click [Agree].
The RMX-500 Plug-in installation screen appears.
If you do not consent to the provisions of the Software end user license
agreement, click [Disagree] and stop installation.
9 Proceed with installation according to the instructions
on the screen.
! Click [Cancel] to cancel installation after it has started.
Installing RMX-500 Plug-in
This software is a plug-in for enabling functions of the RMX-500 to be
used on music creation applications. In order to use this software, the
plug-in must be running on a host application that supports the plug-in
(VST, Audio Units or RTAS®).
! A computer equipped with an Intel® Core™ 1.4 GHz or greater CPU
is recommended for using this software.
! Use a computer on which the host application operates stably.
! For the operating requirements of the host application, see your host
application’s operating instructions or website.
Checking the latest information about the RMX-500
Plug-in
For up-to-date RMX-500 Plug-in information, see the Pioneer DJ support
site below.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
Cautions on Installation
! If installation of this software has been interrupted, start installation
over from the beginning following the procedure below.
!Read Software end user license agreement carefully before installing
this software.
! Quit any other programs that may be running on the computer
before installing this software.
! This software is supported on the operating systems below.
Before start
7 Proceed with installation according to the instructions
on the screen.
4 Double-click the downloaded file.
5 When the language selection screen appears, select
[English] and click [OK].
! You can select the one you desire from multiple languages as long
as the language is supported by the system environment of your
computer.
6 When the license agreement screen appears, read the
Software end user license agreement carefully. If you
agree to the Software end user license agreement, click
[Agree].
! If you do not consent to the provisions of the Software end user
license agreement, click [Disagree] and stop installation.
7 Follow the instructions on the screen to install this
software.
! Click [Cancel] to cancel installation after it has started.
! For Windows, specify the folder containing the host application’s VST
plug-in as the location for installing the VST plug-in.
! If the plug-in is installed according to default settings, files are
placed in the following folders.
— Mac OS X
VST:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/
AU:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/
RTAS:/Library/Application Support/Digidesign/Plug-Ins/
— 32-bit version of Windows
VST:\Program Files\Pioneer\RMX-500 Plug-in
RTAS:\Program Files\Common Files\Digidesign\DAE\Plug-Ins
— 64-bit version of Windows
VST:\Program Files (x86)\Pioneer\RMX-500 Plug-in
RTAS:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Digidesign\DAE\
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Connecting the input/output terminals
Be sure to turn off the power and unplug the power cord from the power outlet whenever making or changing connections.
Connect the power cord after all the connections between devices have been completed.
Be sure to use the power cord, AC adapter and USB cable included with this product.
Refer to the operating instructions for the component to be connected.
Power to this unit is supplied by the AC adapter or by USB bus power.
This unit can be used by connecting it to a computer using a USB cable, even without connecting the AC adapter.
! Connect this unit and the computer directly using the included USB cable.
! Do not connect via a USB hub.
! Connect the computer to which this unit is to be connected to an AC power supply.
! The brightness of the buttons that light is dimmer when using on USB bus power.
! When running on USB bus power, the unit may not operate in the following cases:
— When the power supply capacity of the computer’s USB port is insufficient.
— When other USB devices are connected to the computer.
— When headphones with an impedance of less than 32 W are connected.
— When a monaural jack is connected to the [PHONES] terminal.
! This unit may restart if the AC adapter or USB cable is disconnected during operation.
Example of connections
To connect to the DJ mixer’s [MASTER OUT] terminals
To power outlet
Powered speakers, etc.
To [MASTER OUT] terminal
[SIGNAL LEVEL] switch
[+4 dB] or [+0 dB]
To audio
input
terminals
DJ player
DJ Mixer
DJ player
Computer
Headphones
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To connect to the DJ controller’s [MASTER OUT] terminals
To power outlet
Powered speakers, etc.
To [MASTER OUT] terminal
[SIGNAL LEVEL] switch
To audio
input
terminals
DJ controller
Computer
Headphones
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R
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To connect to the [SEND] and [RETURN] terminals on the DJ mixer
Powered speakers, etc.
DJ Mixer
DJ player
[SIGNAL LEVEL] switch
DJ player
Computer
Before start
To power outlet
To [RETURN] terminal
To [SEND] terminal
Headphones
R
L
R
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When this unit is connected to your computer and you are using it as a sound card/USB audio interface
Powered speakers, etc.
To [MASTER OUT] terminal
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[SIGNAL LEVEL] switch
Set the switch so that the signal level
is suitable for the devices connected
to this unit.
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To audio input
terminals
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DJ system
Computer
Headphones
R
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R
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USB audio out
USB audio in
When this unit is connected to your computer with the RMX-500 Plug-in application installed and you
are using it as a plug-in controller
When this unit detects the RMX-500 Plug-in application, plug-in controller mode is operated. Effects processing is not carried out on this product in
such cases.
Computer
[SIGNAL LEVEL] switch
Set the switch so that the signal level
is suitable for the devices connected
to this unit.
Plug-in control signal
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When this unit is connected to your computer with the RMX-500 Plug-in application installed and you
are using it as a plug-in controller and sound card/USB audio interface
When this unit detects the RMX-500 Plug-in application, plug-in controller mode is operated. Effects processing is not carried out on this product in
such cases.
[SIGNAL LEVEL] switch
Set the switch so that the signal level is
suitable for the devices connected to this unit.
To [MASTER OUT] terminal
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A
B
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Powered speakers, etc.
Headphones
To audio input
terminals
0
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DJ system
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Computer
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USB audio out
USB audio in/
Plug-in control signal
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Side panel
1Cord hook
Rear panel
4USB port
Hook the AC adapters’ power cord here.
! The sound will be interrupted if the AC adapter’s power cord is
disconnected from the unit during playback.
Using the cord hook
Hook the AC adapter’s power cord onto the cord hook to fasten it in
place. This prevents the power cord from being accidentally pulled, causing the plug to get disconnected from the terminal.
1 As shown on the diagram below, extend the tip of the power cord to
side of this unit and hook the power cord onto the cord hook.
Connect to a computer.
! Connect this unit and the computer directly using the included
USB cable.
! A USB hub cannot be used.
5ON, STANDBY switch
This switches this unit’s power between on and standby.
6INPUT terminals
Connect to the external output terminals of a DJ mixer, DJ controller,
DJ player, etc.
7SIGNAL LEVEL switch
This switches this unit’s input/output gain.
Set as shown below, according to the devices connected to this unit.
—[+4 dB]: Select this when connecting to a DJ mixer’s [MASTER
OUT] terminals.
—[+0 dB]: Select this when connected to the [MASTER OUT]
terminals of a DJ mixer or DJ controller.
—[–10 dB]: Select this when connected to a DJ mixer’s [SEND] and
[RETURN] terminals.
8OUTPUT terminals
Connect these to the external input terminals of powered speakers,
a DJ mixer, etc.
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2 Turn the tip of the power cord so that it is facing towards you, then
turn it back to create a ring as shown in the diagram and insert it into
the [5V DC] terminal of this unit.
Interconnect the equipment in such a way that the flow of the audio
signals does not loop. If looped connections are made, the circuitry
could produce oscillations that may damage the speakers, etc.
Examples of looped connections to be avoided
! Connecting a DJ mixer’s output to this unit’s input terminals then
inputting this unit’s output to the same DJ mixer’s input terminals.
! Connecting the output from a DJ mixer’s [SEND] terminals to this
unit’s input terminals then inputting this unit’s output to input terminals other than the [RETURN] terminals on the same DJ mixer.
9PHONES terminals
2Kensington security slot
35V DC terminal
Connect the included AC adapter’s DC plug here. Wait until all connections of the equipment are completed before connecting the
power cord.
Be sure to use the power cord and AC adapter included with this
product.
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Connect headphones here.
! Connect headphones with an impedance of 32 W or more.
Headphones with an impedance of less than 32 W are not
supported.
aHEADPHONES VOL control
Adjusts the audio level output from the [PHONES] terminal.
1 Connect following the instructions at Connecting the
input/output terminals on page 6.
2 Slide the [ON, STANDBY] switch on the rear panel of
this unit to the [ON] position.
About the setting utility software
The setting utility can be used to make the checks and settings
described below.
— Setting the headphone output source of this unit
— Setting the link of master volume and the [HEADPHONES VOL] control
— Setting the MIDI output ON/OFF and MIDI channel of this unit
— Adjusting the buffer size (when using Windows ASIO)
— Checking the version of the driver software
Before start
Starting up and preparing this unit
Displaying the setting utility
For Windows 8
Click [Start] menu > [RMX-500 Settings Utility].
For versions of Windows other than Windows 8
Click [Start] menu > [All Programs] > [Pioneer] > [RMX-500] >
[RMX-500 Settings Utility].
For Mac OS X
Click [Macintosh HD] icon > [Application] > [Pioneer] > [RMX-500]
> [RMX-500 Settings Utility].
3 Check the audio level of the sound that is being input
and output using the peak level indicators.
The brightness and color of the peak level indicators change according
to the audio level of the sound that is being input and output.
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PEAK
OUT
BPM
TAP
AUTO
NUDGE
Setting the headphone output source of this unit
Display the setting utility before starting.
Click the [HEADPHONES] tab.
When using this unit as an audio device, set either the audio data output
from this unit to the computer, or the audio data input from the computer to this unit as the audio output from [PHONES] terminal.
Factory default settings are audio data input from the computer to this unit.
Setting the link of master volume and
the [HEADPHONES VOL] control
Display the setting utility before starting.
Click the [MASTER] tab.
Set whether to link the [HEADPHONES VOL] control to the master volume or not.
Factory default setting is not to link them.
1 INPUT peak level indicator
2 OUTPUT peak level indicator
Green: Permissible level
Orange: Appropriate level
Red: Excessive level
! If the peak level indicator lights red, the audio level of the input
sound is too high. Switch the [SIGNAL LEVEL] switch or lower the
output level of the connected device.
! This unit does not have a function for adjusting the input/output
audio level. To adjust the input/output audio level, operate the
devices connected to this unit.
Connecting this unit and computer
1 Connect this unit to your computer via a USB cable.
This unit functions as an audio device conforming to the ASIO
standards.
! This operation does not work with computers that do not support
USB 2.0.
! The computer’s recommended operating environment depends on
the DJ application. Be sure to check the recommended operating
environment for the DJ application you are using.
! When another USB audio device is connected to the computer at the
same time, it may not operate or be recognized normally.
We recommend only connecting the computer and this unit.
! When connecting the computer and this unit, we recommend connecting directly to this unit’s USB port.
2 Turn the [ON, STANDBY] switch on.
Turn on the power of this unit.
Setting the MIDI output ON/OFF and MIDI
channel of this unit
Display the setting utility before starting.
Click the [MIDI] tab.
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MIDI CHANNEL
Sets the MIDI channel for this unit.
MIDI OUTPUT
Sets whether MIDI data is output from this unit to the computer or not.
Factory default setting is not to output MIDI data.
Adjusting the buffer size (when using
Windows ASIO)
If an application using this unit as the default audio device is running,
quit that application before adjusting the buffer size.
Display the setting utility before starting.
Click the [ASIO] tab.
! If the buffer size is made large, drops in audio data (breaks in the
sound) occur less easily, but the time lag due to the delay in the
transfer of the audio data (latency) increases.
Checking the version of the driver software
Display the setting utility before starting.
Click the [About] tab.
Checking the latest information on the driver software
For information on the latest version of the driver software, see the
Pioneer DJ support site below.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
! Operation cannot be guaranteed when multiple units of this mixer
are connected to a single computer.
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Operation
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RHYTHM FX
PEAK
IN
TAP
NOISE
LEVEL
AUTO
RE
DEL V
AY
HO
EC
NUDGE
O
F
M
O
D
NOISE
SPI
RA
UP L
RE
RB
VE P
U
IO EFFECT
AUD
ET
FS
RO
L
S
AN
TR
L
ADD
SCENE FX
OUT
BPM
BUILD UP
CUSTOMIZE SHIFT
2
OVER
DUB
SHORT
1/8
ECHO +
SIGNAL FLOW
DELETE
4-BEAT
SEQUENCER
ECHO+BEAT
E
CL A P
A
HI H
BACK
SPIN
BREA K D O W N
F
CY
T
V
O ERB
W
N
C
AR
1/1
HP
KI
SN
ECHO
MB
AL
VINYL
BRAKE
IN S T R U M E N T
K
1/2
3/4
RELEASE FX
EXIT
3
1/4
LP
F
Z IP
RE
L
RA
SPI
WN
DO
D
REMIX STATION
INSTRUMENT
LEVEL
RMX-500
65
4
1Setting the BPM (page 10)
2RHYTHM FX section (page 11)
3SCENE FX section (page 12)
4RELEASE FX section (page 13)
5Switching the audio signal path (page 13)
6Customizing the effect parameters (page 13)
Setting the BPM
IN
PEAK
BPM
1
2
OUT
TAP
3
AUTO
NUDGE
ET
FS
M
O
OF
D
4
1AUTO button
Switches the BPM measurement mode.
—[AUTO]: The BPM is measured automatically from the audio signal that is being input. The [AUTO] mode is set when this unit’s
power is turned on.
—[TAP]: The BPM is input manually by tapping the [TAP] button
with a finger.
! The [AUTO] BPM measurement range is BPM = 70 to 180. With
some tracks it may not be possible to measure the BPM correctly. If the BPM cannot be measured, the BPM value on the
display flashes. In such cases, use the [TAP] button to input the
BPM manually.
2BPM display
When the BPM measurement mode is set to auto, this displays the
automatically detected BPM value. If the value cannot be detected,
the previously detected BPM value flashes.
When the BPM measurement mode is set to manual, this displays
the manually input BPM value.
3TAP button
Tap the button with a finger to input the BPM manually.
4NUDGE (+, –) button
These fine-adjust the cycle and the timing for producing the sound of
internal sound sources, etc.
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Inputting the BPM manually
Tap the [TAP] button at least 2 times in rhythm with the
beat (in quarter notes) of the sound being played.
The interval at which the [TAP] button was tapped is set as the BPM.
! The BPM can be set manually in units of 1 by pressing a
[NUDGE (+, –)] button while pressing the [TAP] button.
! The BPM can be set manually in units of 0.1 by pressing the
[AUTO] button while pressing the [TAP] button, then pressing a
[NUDGE (+, –)] button while pressing the two buttons.
RHYTHM FX section
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A sound processing or sound adding effect is applied, depending on the
type of effect that is selected.
! The sound processing or sound adding effect changes according to
the strength with which the control is pressed in.
! When the selected [RHYTHM FX] button is pressed again, the effect
turns off.
BPM
ADD
L
AUTO
RE
DEL V
AY
IO EFFECT
AUD
OF
ET
FS
RO
L
S
AN
TR
Operation
3 Press the [RHYTHM FX] control.
RHYTHM FX
Using the 4-BEAT SEQUENCER function
OVER
DUB
DELETE
4-BEAT
SEQUENCER
The order and timing at which the [RHYTHM FX] buttons are pressed
are recorded and the sound is played in a loop.
EXIT
AL
V
BR
C
K
SN
AR
E
CL A P
MB
KI
IN S T R U M E N T
CY
HI H
AT
INSTRUMENT
LEVEL
7 6
5
1
2
4
1RHYTHM FX buttons
These turn the RHYTHM FX effects on and off.
2RHYTHM FX indicator
This flashes when an effect is on.
3RHYTHM FX control
This adjusts the selected RHYTHM FX effect.
4DELETE button
This button can be used to delete the operations of the
[RHYTHM FX] buttons that were recorded using the 4-BEAT
SEQUENCER function, one button at a time.
5Internal sound source volume adjustment buttons
These adjust the volume of the internal sound sources.
1 Press the [OVERDUB] button.
When the [OVERDUB] button is pressed, the 4-BEAT SEQUENCER function turns on and the [OVERDUB] button flashes brightly.
While the [OVERDUB] button is flashing brightly, the operations of the
[RHYTHM FX] buttons are recorded and loop playback continues.
When the [OVERDUB] button is pressed again, it starts flashing
dimly and loop playback continues, but additional operations of the
[RHYTHM FX] buttons are not recorded.
! When the 4-BEAT SEQUENCER function is on, RHYTHM FX effects
are only applied while the corresponding [RHYTHM FX] button is
being pressed.
2 While pressing the [DELETE] button, press the
[RHYTHM FX] button whose recorded operation you
want to delete.
When the [DELETE] button is pressed, the [RHYTHM FX] buttons whose
operations are recorded light. When a lit button is pressed, the button
turns off and the operation of that [RHYTHM FX] button which was
recorded is deleted.
3 Press the [EXIT] button.
When the [EXIT] button is pressed, all the operations of the
[RHYTHM FX] buttons that were recorded with the 4-BEAT SEQUENCER
function are deleted. The 4-BEAT SEQUENCER function turns off and
loop playback stops.
6EXIT button
This lights when the 4-BEAT SEQUENCER function is on.
When the button is pressed, the 4-BEAT SEQUENCER function turns
off.
7OVERDUB button
The 4-BEAT SEQUENCER function turns on.
The operations of the [RHYTHM FX] buttons are recorded and the
sound is played in a loop.
Using the RHYTHM FX function
1 Press one of the [RHYTHM FX] buttons.
Select the RHYTHM FX effect type.
The button that was pressed flashes.
! Internal sound sources are preset at each of the [KICK], [SNARE],
[CLAP], [HI HAT] and [CYMBAL] buttons.
! For details on the types of effects, see the Pioneer DJ support site
below.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
2 Turn the [RHYTHM FX] control.
The effect is applied to the sound.
— The strength of the effect increases when the control is turned
clockwise. The strength of the effect is maximum when the control is turned fully clockwise.
— The strength of the effect decreases when the control is turned
counterclockwise. When turned fully counterclockwise, the
original sound is output, with no effect applied.
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SCENE FX section
12
3
4
Using the ECHO + function
SCENE FX
An [ECHO] effect can be applied over the SCENE FX effect and output.
TAP
NOISE
LEVEL
NOISE
D
SPI
RA
UP L
1 Use the [BEAT (a, b)] buttons to select the multiple
for synchronizing the [ECHO] effect.
RE
2 Press the [ECHO +] button.
RB
VE P
U
M
O
HO
EC
BUILD UP
SHORT
1/8
ECHO +
ECHO+BEAT
1/4
1/2
5
3/4
1/1
V
O ERB
W
N
K
HP
B REA K D O W N
F
LP
F
Z IP
RE
L
RA
S PI
WN
DO
6
D
REMIX STATION
RMX-500
72
3
1SCENE FX control
This adjusts the selected SCENE FX effect.
2SCENE FX indicator
This flashes when an effect is on.
3SCENE FX buttons
These turn the SCENE FX effects on and off.
4NOISE volume adjustment buttons
These adjust the volume of the [NOISE] effect applied to the input
sound or the output sound.
5ECHO + beat select indicators
The indicator for the beat for which the ECHO + function synchronizes lights.
6BEAT (a, b) button
Selects the beat multiple for synchronizing the ECHO + function.
7ECHO + button
This turns the ECHO + function on and off.
Using the SCENE FX function
1 Press one of the [SCENE FX] buttons.
Select the SCENE FX effect type.
The button that was pressed flashes.
! For details on the types of effects, see the Pioneer DJ support site
below.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
2 Turn the [SCENE FX] control.
The effect is applied to the sound.
— The strength of the effect increases when the control is turned
clockwise. The strength of the effect is maximum when the control is turned fully clockwise.
— The strength of the effect decreases when the control is turned
counterclockwise. When turned fully counterclockwise, the
original sound is output, with no effect applied.
3 Press the [SCENE FX] control.
An additional effect is applied to the sound.
! The additional effect changes according to the strength with which
the control is pressed in.
! When the selected [SCENE FX] button is pressed again, the effect
turns off.
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The ECHO + function turns on.
The [ECHO] effect is applied over the selected effect and output.
! When the [ECHO +] button is pressed again, the ECHO + function
turns off.
RELEASE FX section
Customizing the effect parameters
VINYL
BRAKE
ECHO
BACK
SPIN
1
2
Operation
The [CUSTOMIZE SHIFT] button can be used to customize the parameters of this unit’s effects.
The customized parameters are immediately reflected in this unit’s
operation.
RELEASE FX
CUSTOMIZE SHIFT
1
1RELEASE FX type selection button
This switches the type of RELEASE FX effect.
2RELEASE FX button
These turn the RELEASE FX effects on and off.
Using the RELEASE FX function
1 Press the [RELEASE FX] type selection button.
Select the RELEASE FX effect type.
! For details on the types of effects, see the Pioneer DJ support site
below.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
2 Press the [RELEASE FX] button.
This turns the effect on.
The effect is applied to the sound.
! When you release your finger from the button, the effect turns off.
The RHYTHM FX and SCENE FX effects that were on up to this point
also turn off.
While pressing the [CUSTOMIZE SHIFT] button (1), press
the button of the effect you want to customize.
The type and beat of the respective effect switches.
! The effect type and beat can only be customized while the
[CUSTOMIZE SHIFT] button is being pressed.
! Buttons that are not lit cannot be customized.
! For the RELEASE FX function, the selected effect’s beat switches
each time the [RELEASE FX] button is pressed.
Using the update function
! Do not turn off this unit’s power during the updating procedure.
1 Connect this unit to your computer via a USB cable.
Switching the audio signal path
The audio signals input to this unit’s [INPUT] terminals pass through
the effect circuitry inside this unit and are then output from this unit’s
[OUTPUT] terminals.
This unit’s effect circuitry includes three sections, positioned in the
following order: the RHYTHM FX section, the SCENE FX section, and the
RELEASE FX section.
Of these three effect sections, the order of the RHYTHM FX and SCENE
FX sections can be inverted.
1
This unit starts up in the updating mode.
3 Run the update software.
The update software can be downloaded from the Pioneer DJ support
site below.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
When a dialog box indicating that the update has been completed is
displayed on the computer, the update is complete.
4 Briefly turn this unit’s power off and then turn it on
again.
SIGNAL FLOW
3
2 Turn on this unit’s power while pressing the
[RELEASE FX] and [TAP] buttons.
This unit starts with the updates applied.
! If an error occurs during updating, the type of error is indicated by
the BPM display and the number of segments of the [SCENE FX]
indicator that are lit.
2
Using RMX-500 Plug-in
Setting the RMX-500 Plug-in
Press the [SIGNAL FLOW] (1) button.
The audio signal path switches as shown on the diagram below each
time the button is pressed.
— When the right indicator (2) is lit
INPUT
RHYTHM FX
SCENE FX
OUTPUT
RELEASE FX
SCENE FX
RHYTHM FX
Launch the RMX-500 Plug-in in the host
application
For instructions on launching the plug-in, see the host application’s
operating instructions.
— When the left indicator (3) is lit
INPUT
RHYTHM FX
SCENE FX
OUTPUT
RELEASE FX
SCENE FX
RHYTHM FX
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Operating the RMX-500 Plug-in
Here we explain how to operate this software. Operation is basically the
same as on the RMX-500. The explanations in this section focus on the
functions specific to this software.
RMX-500 Plug-in display screen
1
2
1Settings button
This opens this software’s settings screen.
!Credits
Displays the trademark, version and the like of this software.
2Link button
This sets so that the software can be operated from the RMX-500. For
details, see Connecting with the RMX-500 and operating the software.
Connecting with the RMX-500 and operating the
software
This software can be operated from the RMX-500.
1 Connect the RMX-500 unit and the computer with
a USB cable, and check that the [Link] button in the
software is lit white.
2 When the [Link] button on this software is lit white ,
press the [Link] button to turn it blue.
! Multiple instances of this software can be activated simultaneously.
When multiple instances of this software have been activated, the
[Link] button on one instance only will turn blue, and can be operated from RMX-500. On all other instances, the [Link] button turns
white automatically, and the instance cannot be operated.
! This software can be used standalone to apply effects without connecting to the RMX-500.
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Additional information
Troubleshooting
Problem
Check
Remedy
The power is not turned on.
Are the included power cord and AC adapter
properly connected?
Properly connect the included power cord to a power outlet.
Properly connect the power cord to the included AC adapter. (page 6)
Additional information
! Incorrect operation is often mistaken for trouble or malfunction. If you think that there is something wrong with this component, check the points
below and the [FAQ] for the [RMX-500] on the Pioneer DJ support site.
http://pioneerdj.com/support/
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.
! The player may not operate properly due to static electricity or other external influences. In such cases, normal operation may be restored by
unplugging the power cord then plugging it back in.
Connect the included AC adapter’s DC plug properly to this unit.
No sound or small sound.
Distorted sound.
Is the [ON, STANDBY] switch for power supply
set to [ON]?
Set the [ON, STANDBY] switch for power supply to [ON].
When power is being supplied by USB bus, is the
included USB cable properly connected?
Are you using a USB hub?
Connect the included USB cable properly. (page 6)
Are the connection cables properly connected?
Connect the connection cables properly. (page 6)
Are the terminals and plugs dirty?
Clean the terminals and plugs before making connections.
Is the [INPUT] peak level indicator lit?
Adjust the output level of the connected device.
Is the [INPUT] peak level indicator or the
[OUTPUT] peak level indicator lit red?
Switch the [SIGNAL LEVEL] selector switch according to the output level of the
connected device. (page 8)
Adjust the output level of the connected device.
Tempo (BPM) cannot be measured or Is the audio input level too high or too low?
measurement value of tempo (BPM) is
implausible.
Adjust the output level of the connected device and switch the [SIGNAL LEVEL]
selector switch according to the output level of the connected device so that the
[INPUT] peak level indicator lights at an appropriate level.
For some tracks, it may not be possible to measure the tempo (BPM). Use the
[TAP] button to input the tempo manually. (page 10)
Customized settings are not stored.
Did you turn the power off immediately after
customizing the settings?
Wait at least 10 seconds after customizing settings before turning the power off.
Value of the measured tempo (BPM)
differs from value recorded on CD, or
tempo (BPM) values displayed on DJ
player, DJ mixer, DJ software and this
unit differ.
—
The values may differ slightly due to the different ways in which the BPM is
measured.
This unit is not recognized after it has
been connected to a computer.
Is the included USB cable properly connected?
Connect this unit and computer directly, not via a USB hub.
About trademarks and registered
trademarks
! Pioneer is a registered trademark of PIONEER CORPORATION.
! Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
! Apple, Mac and Mac OS 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.
! VST is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
! The Audio Units logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.
! RTAS is a registered trademark of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.
The names of companies and products mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
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.
General Disclaimer
Please note that Pioneer will accept no responsibility whatsoever concerning legality, morality, operation stability, etc., when using software
that was downloaded by the user. Problems may occur in operation of
downloaded software, depending on the operating environment of the
computer being used and the downloaded software or compatibility with
other software.
Please note that Pioneer will accept no responsibility whatsoever for
loss of information the user has registered using downloaded software.
Write down the information you have registered in a note, etc., for safe
keeping.
! The specifications and design of this product are subject to change
without notice.
© 2014 PIONEER CORPORATION. All rights reserved.
PIONEER CORPORATION
1-1, Shin-ogura, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 212-0031, Japan
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