User guide | DCD-PRO1000 User Manual (4-15-05)

DCD-PRO1000
Featuring:
Sampling
FLIPFLOP
User Guide
and Reference Manual
Rev. 4/05
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
www.americanaudio.us
CONTENTS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS........................................................................................................................3
ELECTRICAL PRECAUTIONS................................................................................................................4
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.......................................................................................................................5
VOLTAGE SELECTOR............................................................................................................................5
UNPACKING.........................................................................................................................................6
CUSTOMER SUPPORT..........................................................................................................................6
FEATURES...........................................................................................................................................7
SET-UP INSTALLATION.........................................................................................................................8
FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS
CONTROLLER UNIT....................................................................................................................9
TRANSPORT UNIT.....................................................................................................................13
LCD DISPLAY.............................................................................................................................15
BASIC OPERATIONS
LOADING EJECTING DISC......................................................................................................16
SELECTING TRACKING............................................................................................................16
STARTING PLAYBACK..............................................................................................................17
PAUSING PLAYBACK...............................................................................................................17
FRAME SEARCH.......................................................................................................................18
TRACK SCANNING (FAST FWD/FAST REV).........................................................................18
SETTING AND STORING CUE POINTS.................................................................................19
CREATING A SEAMLESS LOOP............................................................................................20
USING THE BUILT-IN SAMPLER............................................................................................22
USING FLASH START..............................................................................................................24
JOG WHEEL SENSITIVITY(BOP EFFECT).................................................................................24
CHANGING TIME DISPLAY......................................................................................................25
SYSTEM MEMORY....................................................................................................................26
PITCH ADJUSTMENTS
PITCH SLIDER...........................................................................................................................27
PITCH BENDING.......................................................................................................................28
BUILT-IN EFFECTS
SCRATCH/SKID....................................................................................................................30
FILTER/PHASE...................................................................................................................30
ECHO/FLANGER/ROBOT.......................................................................................................31
TRANS/PAN............................................................................................................................31
CHANGING PARAMETERS.......................................................................................................32
FLIP-FLOP™.....................................................................................................................................33
WARRANTY...................................................................................................................................34
SPECIFICATIONS.............................................................................................................................35
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY ITEMS FOR
U.S.A. & CANADA MODEL ONLY
NOTE:
This CD player uses a semiconductor laser. It
is recommended for use in a room at the following temperature: 41˚F - 95˚F / 5˚C - 35˚C
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS CD PLAYER TO
WATER OR MOISTURE
CAUTION:
1. Handle the power supply cord carefully. Do not
damage or deform; it may cause electric shock
or malfunction when used. Hold plug attachment when removing from wall outlet. Do not
pull on the cord.
2. To avoid electric shock, do not open the top
cover when the unit is plugged in. If problems
occur with the unit, call your local American
Audio® dealer.
3. Do not place metal objects or spill liquid inside
the CD player. Electric shock or malfunction
may occur.
CAUTION
Do not open Risk of electric shock
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER RACK.
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE REFER SERVICE TO YOUR
AUTHORIZED American Audio DEALER.
The lightning flash with an arrow triangular
symbol is intended to alert the user to the
presence of non insulated “dangerous voltage” within the products enclosure, and
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock.
The exclamation point triangular symbol is
intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the user manual
accompanying the CD player.
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CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT USE THIS
(POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE CAREFULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE
CAUTION:
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OTHER
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT
IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE
THE COMPACT DISC PLAYER SHOULD NOT BE
ADJUSTED OR REPAIRED BY ANYONE EXCEPT
PROPERLY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
NOTE:
This unit may cause interference to radio and
television reception.
Please carefully read and understand the
instructions in this manual thoroughly before
attempting to operate this unit. These instructions contain important safety information
regarding the use and maintenance of this unit.
Take special care to follow all warning symbols
and labels both on the unit and printed in this
manual. Also, Please keep this manual with the
unit, for future reference.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH
AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE, OR
OTHER TYPE OF ELECTRICAL OUTLET
UNLESS THE WIDE BLADES CAN BE
CAREFULLY INSERTED INTO A MATCHING
WIDE SLOT.
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS
ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE
FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU
UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF
SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A
FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A
DECOUVERT.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
ELECTRICAL PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK).
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE REFER SERVICE TO YOUR AUTHORIZED
AMERICAN AUDIO® SERVICE TECHNICIAN.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and
in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
CLEANING — The product should be cleaned only with
a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with
furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other volatile
liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they
may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product
near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement;
or near a swimming pool; and the like.
ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with
the product. Any mounting of the product should
follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
CART — A product and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be
blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface. This product should not be
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or
rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
POWER SOURCES —This product should be operated
only from the type of power source indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product
dealer or local power company.
LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a
stable location.
NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
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If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This
is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
•
If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding)
pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet.
This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION - Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the product,
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so
as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information
with regard to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure
A.
LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES — An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push objects of
any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE - Unplug this product
from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
•
When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
•
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
the product.
•
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
•
If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions as an
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to its
normal operation.
•
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any
way.
•
When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance — this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- W hen replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK - Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product
is in proper operating condition.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should
not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT — The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
Fig. A
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
I. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the CD
Player is operated. The safety and operating
instructions should be saved for future
reference.
Line Voltage Selection
2. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the CD
Player and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
• The desired voltage may be set with the
VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch on the rear
panel (using a flat head screw driver).
• Do not force the VOLTAGE SELECTOR
switch as this may cause damage
• If the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch does
not move smoothly, please contact a qualified service technician.
3. Water and Moisture - The player should not
be used near water - for example, near a
bath tub, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a
wet basement or near a swimming pool, etc.
4. Ventilation - The CD Player should be situated
so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example,
the CD player should not be situated on
a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may
block the ventilation openings; or, placed in
a built-in installation, such as a bookcase
or cabinet that may impede the flow of
air through the ventilation openings.
5. Heat - The CD player should be situated
away from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other appliances
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
6. Power Sources - The CD player should be
connected to a power supply only of the
type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the CD Player.
7. Servicing - The user should not attempt
to service the CD Player beyond that
described in the operating instructions. All
other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel. The Player should be
serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has
been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been
spilled into the CD Player.
C. The CD Player has been exposed to
rain or water.
D. The CD Player does not appear to
operate normally or exhibits a marked
change in performance.
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Because power supplies vary from location
to location we have incorporated a selectable
power supply.
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The serial and model number for this unit is
located on the rear panel. Please write down
the numbers here and retain for future reference.
Model No.________________________________
Serial No.________________________________
Purchase Notes:
Date of Purchase__________________________
Dealer Name______________________________
Dealer Address____________________________
_________________________________________
________________________________________
Dealer Phone_____________________________
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UNPACKING
Every DCD-PRO1000™ has been thoroughly tested and has been shipped in perfect operating condition. Carefully check the shipping carton for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If the
carton appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your CD player for any damage and be sure all equipment necessary to operate the CD player has arrived intact. In the event damage has been found or
parts are missing, please contact our toll free customer support number for further instructions. Please
do not return the CD player to your dealer without first contacting customer support.
INTRODUCTION
Introduction:
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the American Audio® DCD-PRO1000™ CD player. This
CD player is a representation of American Audio’s continuing commitment to produce the best and
highest quality audio products possible at an affordable price. Please read and understand this manual
completely before attempting to operate your new CD player. This booklet contains important information concerning the proper and safe operation of your new CD player.
Customer Support:
American Audio® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set up help and answer any
question should you encounter problems during your initial set up or operation. You may also visit us
on the web at www.americanaudio.us for any comments or suggestions. Service Hours are Monday
through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Voice:
(800) 322-6337
Fax:
(323) 582-2610
E-mail:
support@AmericanAudio.us
To purchase parts online visit http://parts.americandj.com
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this CD player. Do not attempt any repairs yourself, without being instructed to do so by an authorized American Audio service technician. Doing so
will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your CD player may require service, please
contact American Audio® customer support.
Do not discard the packing carton in the trash. Please recycle when ever possible.
SET-UP PRECAUTIONS
Please be sure to make any connections before plugging the CD player in to an electrical outlet. All
fader and volume controls should be set to zero or minimum position, before the CD player is switched
on. If the CD player has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation),
do not switch on the CD player immediately. The arising condensation of water might damage your
device. Leave the device switched off until it has reached room temperature.
Operating Determinations:
• When installing this CD player, please make sure that the device is not exposed or will not be
exposed to extreme heat, moisture or dust!
• Do not operate the CD player in extremely hot (more than 30°/100°F) or extremely cold (less than
5°C/40°F) surroundings.
• Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from heaters.
• Operate the CD player only after becoming familiar with its' functions. Do not permit operation by
persons not qualified for operating the unit. Most damages are the result of unprofessional operation.
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MAIN FEATURES
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8 times over sampling 1 bit D/A converter
• Music Master tempo
Auto cue
• Real Time Scratch Play
1/75th second frame search
• Reverse Play
Real time cue (“Cue on the Fly”)
• Pan Effect
8 different speed scan (4 Forward/ 4 Reverse)
• Skid Effect
Pitch display
• Filter Effect
Digital RCA coaxial output
• Phase Effect
Bright Large Digital Screen
• Echo Effect
Fader “Q” Start Control (a)
• Flanger Effect
Seamless Loop (uninterrupted loop playback)
• Robot Effect
Sampler (Forward & Reverse Sampling)
• Trans Effect
Selectable Single or Continuous Play
• Digital Anti-Shock
Flip-Flop (Relay Playback) (b)
• Beat Synchronized Effects
Jog Wheel Pitch Bend +/-100%
• Flash Start Function (e)
Memory Backup, Defaults to last setting (c)
• 3 Programmable Cue (Bank) Buttons
1,500 programmable Cue Points (500 x 3) (d)
• Visual Marker Display with 1:1 Ratio
Adjustable Pitch Percentages: +/-4%, +/-8%, +/-16% or +/-100%
Instant Start within 10 ms (sound is produced immediately when the PLAY button is pressed)
(a) FADER “Q” START CONTROL: This feature is used in conjunction with most American Audio® and American DJ®
audio mixers that also feature “Fader Q-Start” control. Connect your DCD-PRO1000 as described in the set-up section of this manual. After set up is completed load CDs into both players. By moving the mixer’s crossfader from left
to right you can start and pause the DCD-PRO1000™ playback functions. For Example, if the mixer’s crossfader is
all the way to the left (player one is playing and player two is in cue or pause mode), and you move the fader at least
20% to the right, player two (2) will begin to play and player one (1) will return to cue mode. When the crossfader is
to the right, and you move it 20% to the left, player one (1) will begin to play and player two (2) will return to its’ cue
point. You can create great effects similar to scratching with this feature. After storing cue points on each side of the
CD player, different songs or samples may quickly be recalled by moving the mixer crossfader back and forth. New
cue points can be easily selected on the DCD-PRO1000™ player (see setting cue points page 19). “Q” Start control
is easy to use and mastering this feature will help you create amazing effects with your music. Note: For proper “Q”
Start operation on mixers with a "Hamster" switch, be sure the “Hamster” setting is set to 1/2 (Normal Setting).
(b) FLIP-FLOP: This feature is used in conjunction with American Audio® mixers that also feature Fader “Q” Start. For
FLIP-FLOP results you must use both sides of the DCD-PRO1000™. Connect your DCD-PRO1000 as described
in the set-up section of this manual. This feature will start the next player once one (1) player has ended. For
example, if player one (1) is playing a disc and it ends, player two (2) will instantly begin to play. You may set FLIPFLOP to play track to track or disc to disc. For more information on this feature, see FLIP-FLOP™ on page 33.
(c) MEMORY BACKUP: The DCD-PRO1000™ has a five (5) year memory back-up, that will save your setting in case
the power supply is accidentally disconnected. DCD-PRO1000™ will remember your last setting (SGL, CTN, and
effect parameters) even if you disconnect your main power. The DCD-PRO1000™ will store your cue points and
samples in memory if you accidentally eject a disc or shut off the power. See memory on page 26.
(d) PROGRAMMABLE CUE POINTS: The DCD-PRO1000™ has three Bank (Flash) Start Buttons (29). 500 Cue points
can be stored in each of the BANK BUTTONS (29), for a total of 1,500. These cue points can be stored into the
unit's internal memory and may be recalled at any time. See setting "Cue Points" on page 19.
(e) FLASH START FUNCTION: This feature is used in conjunction with most American Audio® and American DJ®
audio mixers that also feature “Fader Q Start” control. This function work similar to the Fader "Q" Start Control
described above. In this case the crossfader is used to start and stop any sample that is stored in the players
memory.
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SET-UP
1. Checking the Contents
Be sure your DCD-PRO1000™ was shipped with the following:
1) DCD-PRO1000™ Transportation Unit
2) DCD-PRO1000™ Controller Unit
3) Operating Instructions (This Booklet)
4) Two (2) Control Cables
5) Two (2) "Q-Start" 1/8” mini plug.
6) Two (2) Sets of Stereo RCA Cables
7) Warranty card.
2. Installing the Units
1) Place your unit on a flat surface or mount it in a secure rack mount case.
2) Be sure the player is mounted in a well ventilated area where it will not be exposed to direct
sunlight, high temperatures, or high humidity.
3) Try to place the unit as far as possible from TVs and tuners, as the unit may cause undesirable interference.
3. Connections
1) Be sure main power is connected last to prevent any electrical damage.
2) AUDIO CONNECTIONS: Use the included RCA cable to connect the DCD-PRO1000™ outputs to the line inputs of a mixer. Never connect a CD player's output to a mixers "phono"
inputs.
3) CONTROL JACK CONNECTIONS: Use the supplied 1/8” mono mini plug cable to connect
your DCD-PRO1000™ to a mini jack connection (A or B) on a compatible American Audio®
or American DJ® “Fader Q Start” mixer. (This will enable the Fader “Q” Start function - See
“Q” start control page 7).
4) Connect the supplied D-Plug control cables from the transport unit to the controlling unit. Be
sure to transport drive one is connected to controlling unit one and transport drive two is
connected to controlling drive two.
CAUTION:
• Be sure to use the supplied mono 1/8" control cables. Using other types of cable may result
in unit damage
• To avoid sever damage to the unit, be sure the power is off when making connections to
the unit.
Installation Note:
The player will work normally when the
main unit is mounted with the front panel
within 15 degrees of the vertical plane If
the unit is tilted excessively, disks may
not be loaded or unloaded
properly. (Figure 1)
Installation Note:
The LCD is designed to be clearly visible within
the angles shown in Figure 2. Mount the control
unit so that the visual angle is within this range.
Figure 2
Figure 1
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GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS
Figure 3
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2
3
32
4 5 6
31 30
29
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8
9 10
11
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CONNECT T
MAIN UNIT 2
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CONNECT T
MAIN UNIT 1
CONTROL ST
UNIT 2
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A. CONTROLLER UNIT (FIGURE 3)
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20
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18
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CONTROL ST
UNIT 1
36
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16 17
ART
35
3. PARAMETER RATIO - This knob is used to
adjust the parameter ratio value.
1. EJECT FUNCTION - Pressing this will eject
the CD. The eject function will only when the unit
is in cue mode, this is to prevent accidentally
ejecting the disc when in play mode.
4. SCRATCH/SKID BUTTON - This button is
used to activate and deactivate either the Scratch
or Skid effect. See built-in effects on page 31.
2. PARAMETER TIME - This knob is used to
adjust the parameter time value.
5. FILTER/PHASE BUTTON - This button is
used to activate and deactivate either the Filter
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GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS (Cont.)
or Phase effect. See built-in effects on page 28.
6. HOLD BUTTON - This button allows you to
set and lock any new parameters you set to the
effects. This button will glow bright blue when
the hold function is activated. If the hold function
is not selected any changes to the effect parameters will be momentary.
7. ECHO/FLANGER EFFECT - This button is
used to activate and deactivate either the ECHO
or FLANGER effect. See built-in effects on page
32.
8. TRANS/PAN EFFECT - This button is used to
activate and deactivate either the TRANS or PAN
effect. See built-in effects on page 33.
9. FX SELECT BUTTON - The effects are located on two different layers. This button allows you
to select an effect on a different layer.
10. TEMPO LOCK FUNCTION - This button
activates the TEMPO LOCK function. This function allows you to use the PITCH SLIDER to
speed up or slow down playback speed without
altering the tonal pitch of the track. When this
function is not engaged the original tonal pitch
of the track will be altered giving you the "chipmunk" effect when a track is played at a high rate
of speed, or the "James Earl Jones" effect when
a track is slowed to much. To turn this function
off, press and hold down this button for at least
1 second and then release.
11. SEARCH - The search function has four forward and four reverse speed positions allowing
you to quickly scan through tracks. The more
you turn the wheel in either direction, the faster
your search.
12.
TRACK BUTTON - This buttons is
used to select a track. Tapping this button will
back skip on track, holding down this button will
rapidly BACK SKIP through the tracks.
13.
TRACK BUTTON - This buttons is
used to select a track. Tapping this button will
forward skip to the next track, holding down
this button will rapidly forward skip through the
tracks.
14. +10 TRACK SKIP - This button allows you
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to skip ahead by 10 tracks. Example: if you are
at Track #1, pressing this button will skip you to
Track #11, press the button again, it will skip to
Track #21. If there are not that many tracks, it will
go back to Track #1.
15. REV/PLAY - This button activates reverse
play mode This function will play your track or
sample in reverse. All pitch and effect functions
will operate normally in this mode
16. BEAT BUTTON - Theses buttons are used
to set the delay time of an effect to the beat of
music. The corresponding L.E.D.s will indicate
which beat ratio is chosen. Choose an effect
delay time of 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1/1, 2/1, or 4/1.
17. PITCH ON/OFF BUTTON - This button is
used to turn the PITCH SLIDER (18) function on
and off. This button will also change the pitch
percentage the PITCH SLIDER (18) will react to.
The pitch percentage can be changed between
4%, 8%, 16% and 100%. 4% will allow the least
amount of pitch manipulation and 100% will
allow the most amount of pitch manipulation. To
adjust to the different values please see page
28. The L.E.D. of the PITCH ON/OFF BUTTON
will indicate which pitch percentage mode you
are in, glowing red for 4%, glowing red for 8%,
glowing blue for 16% or flashing blue for 100%.
Note when L.E.D. is not glowing in any color the
Pitch Function is not activated.
18. PITCH SLIDER - This slider is used to adjust
the playback pitch percentage. The slider is a
set adjustment and will remain set until the pitch
slider is moved or the pitch function has been
turned off. This adjustment can be made with
or without a disk in the drive. The pitch adjustment will remain even if a disc has been remove
and will reflect on any other disc loaded into the
player. That is to say, if you set a +2% pitch on
one disc, remove that disc and insert another,
that disc too will have a +2% pitch. The amount
of pitch being applied will be displayed in the
LCD (34).
19. TAP BUTTON - This button is used to override
and manually set a tracks BPM. Occasionally the
built-in BPM meter may not function as desired.
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This button allows you to override the internal
beat clock and manually set a tracks BPMs.
To manual set the BPMs; tap this button a few
times to a tracks heavy down beat, the unit will
automatically calculate your tapping and translate it into a tracks BPMs. The BPM READOUT
is then displayed in the LCD (34). To return to the
automatic BPM counter, press and hold down
the BPM BUTTON (28) for at least 1 second and
then release.
20. JOG WHEEL/EFFECTS PLATTER - This
wheel has three functions;
A. The jog wheel will act as a frame search control when the CD is in pause or cue mode,
allowing you to set a cue point.
B. The wheel also works as a pitch bend during
Playback. Turning the wheel clockwise will
increase the pitch percentage up to 100%,
and turning the wheel in the counter-clockwise
direction will decrease the pitch percentage
down to -100%. The pitch bend will be determined on how long you turn the jog wheel
continuously.
C. The jog wheel will also control the bop function and a speed effect when the jog wheel
effect function is activated, see page 32.
21. TIME MODE - The TIME button will switch the
time value described in the TIME METER between
ELAPSED PLAYING TIME, TRACK REMAINING
TIME, and TOTAL REMAINING TIME.
22. SGL/CTN - This function allows you to
choose between single track play or continuous
track play (all tracks in order). This function also
operates in PROGRAM and FLIP FLOP modes.
23. RELOOP BUTTON - If a SEAMLESS LOOP
has been made (see setting a SEAMLESS LOOP
on page 17), but the CD Player is not actively in
SEAMLESS LOOP mode (a loop is not playing),
pressing the RELOOP BUTTON will instantly
reactivate the SEAMLESS LOOP mode. To exit
loop, press the OUT BUTTON (24). LOOP and
RELOOP will appear in the LCD DISPLAY (34)
when the RELOOP function is available.
24. OUT BUTTON - This button is used to set
the ending point of a loop. A loop is started by
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pressing the IN BUTTON (25), pressing the OUT
BUTTON set the loop ending point. The loop
will continue to play until the OUT BUTTON is
pressed once again.
25. LOOP IN BUTTON - “CUE ON THE FLY” This function allows you to set a CUE POINT (see
CUE POINT page 18) without music interruption
(“on the fly”). This button also sets the starting point of a seamless loop (see SEAMLESS
LOOP).
26. (-) PITCH BEND BUTTON - The (-) pitch
bend function creates a momentary “Slow Down”
in the CD’s BPM’s (Beats per minute) while it is
playing. This will allow you to match the beats
between two playing CD’s or other playing music
source. Remember, this is a momentary function.
When you remove your finger from the pitch button, the BPM’s will automatically return to PITCH
SLIDERS (18) pitch value Holding down this button will give a maximum of -100% pitch. Use
this function to slow to another playing music
source. Be sure to notice that this function is a
momentary pitch adjustment, for a more precise
adjustment use the PITCH SLIDER (18) to match
the BPM’s with another playing music source.
(+) PITCH BEND BUTTON - The (+) pitch bend
function creates a momentary “BUMP” in the
CD’s BPM’s (Beats per minute) while it is playing. This will allow you to match the beats
between two playing CD’s or any other music
source. Remember, this is a momentary function.
When you remove your finger from this button,
the BPM’s will automatically return to PITCH
SLIDERS (18) selected pitch. Holding down this
button will give a maximum of +100% pitch.
27. PITCH PERCENTAGE SELECTOR- Choose
from pitch percentages of 4%, 8%, 16%, and
100%. See page 28 for more details.
28. BPM BUTTON - The BPM button is used
to toggle between two readouts in the LCD (34).
When the BPM function is activated, the LCD
(34) will display a BPM meter. The BPM meter
will automatically and accurately detail a tracks
beats per a minute (BPM). When this function
is not active the LCD will display the amount of
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pitch (if any) that is being applied to the track.
29. BANK BUTTONS 1-3 - These button are
used to store either three (3) cue points or three
(3) samples. Each Bank Button can store either
a sample or a cue point. 6 sec. samples each
bank.
30. SAMPLER BUTTON - This is used to activate the sampler function. When this function
is activated a created sample will play in a continuos loop, until the sampler is deactivated.
31. MEMORY BUTTON - This button allows you
to program up to 3 cue points or three samples
in to the three FLASH BUTTONS (29). The samples or cue point can then be recalled at any
time even when the disk has been removed and
reloaded at a later time.
32. PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON - Each press of the
PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON causes the operation to
change from play to pause or from pause to play.
While in play mode the green play L.E.D. will
glow, and while in pause mode the green play
L.E.D. will flash.
33. CUE - Pressing the CUE button during playback immediately pauses playback and returns
the track to the last set cue point (see setting a
CUE POINT, page 18). The red CUE L.E.D. will
glow when the unit is in cue mode The L.E.D. will
also flash every time a new CUE POINT is set.
The CUE button can be held down to momentarily play the CD. When you release the CUE
button it instantly returns to the CUE POINT. You
can also tap the CUE button to create a BOP
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EFFECT (for definition of BOP EFFECT, see page
24).
34. LCD DISPLAY - This high quality LCD display
indicates all the functions, as they are occurring.
This display is viewable at several comfortable
angles (see page 8). The display ICONS will be
explained on page 15.
B. REMOTE CONTROL - REAR
35. CHANNEL 1 REMOTE JACK - Connect the
supplied 8 pin din cable from this jack to the player's channel 1 remote connector. This will allow
you to control the functions of player 1.
36. CHANNEL 1 CONTROLLER JACK - Connect
the supplied mini-plug from the CUE jack on the
rear of your CD unit to the CONTROL out jack of
a compatible American Audio® or American DJ®
mixer. This will enable the CD "Q-Start" function.
This feature is only available on American Audio®
or American DJ® “Q” series mixers.
37. CHANNEL 2 REMOTE JACK - Connect the
supplied 8 pin din cable from this jack to the player's channel 1 remote connector. This will allow
you to control the functions of player 2.
38. CHANNEL 2 CONTROLLER JACK - Connect
the supplied mini-plug from the CUE jack on the
rear of your CD unit to the CONTROL out jack of
a compatible American Audio® or American DJ®
mixer. This will enable the CD "Q-Start" function.
This feature is only available on American Audio®
or American DJ® “Q” series mixers.
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39. DRIVE 2 TRANSPORT TRAY - This tray is
used to load and unload a compact disc in to the
drive 2 mechanism. The tray is opened and closed
by pressing the DRIVE 2 OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON
(40). Never attempt to force the transport tray to
open or close when the power is turned off.
40. DRIVE 2 OPEN/CLOSE (Transport Tray
Open/Close) - This button is used to open and
close the drive 2 transport tray. NOTE: When a
disc is already loaded in the transport tray, the
tray will not open unless the unit is in pause or
cue mode.
41. POWER SWITCH - This switch is used to
control the unit's main power. A blue L.E.D.
directly above the power switch will glow to indicate main power is active.
42. DRIVE 1 OPEN/CLOSE (Transport Tray
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Open/Close) - This button is used to open and
close the drive 1 transport tray. NOTE: When a
disc is already loaded in the transport tray, the
tray will not open unless the unit is in pause or
cue mode.
43. DRIVE 1 TRANSPORT TRAY - This tray is
used to load and unload a compact disc in to
the drive 1 mechanism. The tray is opened and
closed by pressing the DRIVE 1 OPEN/CLOSE
BUTTON (42). Never attempt to force the to
transport tray open or close when the power is
turned off.
44. DRIVE 1 AUDIO OUT R & L - These jacks
send a left and right analog mono output signal.
Use these jacks to send standard audio to a mixer
or receiver. The red colored jack represents the
right channel output and white jack represents
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the left channels output.
45. DRIVE 1 DIGITAL OUT - This jack sends a
digital stereo out signal. Use this connection to
create near perfect copies of your disc to a Mini
disc, CD-R, or any other recording device with a
digital input.
46. DRIVE 1 REMOTE JACK - Connect the supplied 8 pin din cable from this jack to the remote
control's channel 1 remote connector. This will
allow you to control the player functions with the
remote unit.
47. POWER CONNECTOR - This is the main
power connection. Only use the supplied polarized power cord. Use of any other power may
result in sever damage to the unit. Be sure the
local power matches the unit’s required power.
48. VOLTAGE SELECTOR - Because power
supplies vary from location to location a voltage
selector switch has been incorporated in the unit's
design. This switch can select a voltage input of
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120v or 220v to accommodate the two major
power source. Always be sure to disconnect the
power plug before changing the voltage.
49. DRIVE 2 AUDIO OUT R & L - These jacks
send a left and right analog mono output signal.
Use these jacks to send standard audio to a
mixer or receiver. The red colored jack represents
the right channel output and white jack represents the left channels output.
50. DRIVE 2 DIGITAL OUT - This jack sends a
digital stereo out signal. Use this connection to
create near perfect copies of your disc to a Mini
disc, CD-R, or any other recording device with a
digital input.
51. DRIVE 2 REMOTE JACK - Connect the supplied 8 pin din cable from this jack to the remote
control's channel 2 remote connector. This will
allow you to control the player functions with the
remote unit.
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52. PLAY INDICATOR - The "PLAY" indicator will
glow when the unit is in play mode.
53. TRACK INDICATOR - This 2-digit indicator
visually details the current track cued or playing.
54. VISUAL MARKER DISPLAY WITH 1:1 RATIO
- Indicates the direction the CD is rotating.
Counter-Clockwise rotation means the CD is playing in reverse.
55. SINGLE INDICATOR - This indicates that the
CD drive is in single play mode, the track will play
once and return to CUE mode. If the single indicator is not on the unit is in continuous mode In
continuous mode the drive will play all the remaining tracks on the disc. Once the remaining tracks
have ended the unit will return to cue mode
56. LOOP - This icon will flash when you are in
loop mode. This icon will glow when a loop has
been created but is not actively playing.
57. RELOOP INDICATOR - Appears when LOOP
is engaged or ready to be engaged.
58. REMAIN INDICATOR - When "REMAIN"
is indicated in the LCD DISPLAY (34) the TIME
DESCRIBED (65, 66, & 67) in the LCD will define
the current track's remaining time.
58. TOTAL/REMAIN INDICATOR - When
"TOTAL" and "REMAIN" are indicated in the
LCD DISPLAY (34) the TIME DESCRIBED (54,
55, & 56) in the LCD (34) will define the total disc
remaining time.
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59. PAUSE INDICATOR - This indicator will glow
when the drive is in pause mode.
60. MEMORY BUCKET INDICATOR - This indicator serves two functions. The bucket outline
details the cue memory status, a full bucket
outline indicates the cue memory is full. The five
bars in the memory bucket detail the anti-shock
memory state. Each bar indicates 2 second of
digital anti-shock. The search functions will not
operate until all the bars are full.
61. CUE INDICATOR - This indicator will glow
when the unit is in CUE or mode and will flash
every time a new CUE POINT is set.
62. PITCH/BPM METER - This meter will display either the pitch percentage applied by the
PITCH SLIDER (18) or the BPM's.
63. BPM/PITCH INDICATOR - Indicator will light
up whatever is being displayed.
64. TIME BAR INDICATOR - This bar gives a
visual approximation of a track's or disc's remaining time. This bar will begin to flash when a CD is
ending or a track if the unit is in "SINGLE" mode.
65, 66, 67. TIME DISPLAY - These indicators detail the Minutes, Seconds, and Frames.
The meter will display either the elapsed, total,
or remaining time of a track or disc. The time
displayed in the meter will directly reflect the
time indicator above TOTAL REMAIN (58), OR
REMAIN (58).
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1. LOADING/EJECTING DISCS
The DCD-PRO1000™ can only play 3 and 5 inch CDs. Odd shaped, and oval CDs are not compatible. When
loading a CD into the transport tray, always hold the disc by it edge (see Figure 6). Load the disc label side up
and place it in the disc tray. Never touch the signal surface (the glossy side). To remove a disc from the tray
press the EJECT BUTTON (1), see Figure 7.
CAUTION:
• NEVER attempt to load any other objects besides a 3" or 5" CD.
• NEVER attempt to load more than one disc at a time. Doing so may result in sever damage to your unit.
• NEVER force the transport tray open or closed when the power is off, as this may result in malfunction
and damage the transport system.
Figure 6: When loading a disc always hold the disc
by it edges and load the disc label side up.
Figure 7: Hold down the Eject
Button to remove a disc.
2. SELECTING TRACKS
Select a desired track by using either of the two TRACK BUTTONS (3 & 4). Tapping the TRACK BUTTONS
(3 & 4) once will select either the next higher or lower track. You may hold down the TRACK BUTTONS (3 &
4) to change tracks continuously at a faster speed. If you are using the TRACK BUTTONS (3 & 4) to select a
new track during playback (a track is already in play mode) the new track you selected will immediately begin
playback as soon as the search operation is completed.
Figure 8: Tapping the reverse track button will
jump back to the previous track.
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Figure 9: Tapping the forward track button
will skip forward to the next track.
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3. STARTING PLAYBACK - Figure 10
Insert an audio CD as described on page 16 (LOADING/EJECTING
DISCS). Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (32) with an audio
CD loaded will immediately start playback. The PLAY (52) indicator will glow as soon as playback begins. The point at which playback starts (cue point) will automatically be stored in the memory
as the cue point. The unit will return to this cue point (the point at
which playback started) when the CUE BUTTON (33) is pressed
and released.
Figure 10
4. AUTO CUE
This function will automatically set a cue point to the first audio source when a CD is loaded. The first set
cue point will always be the beginning of track 1. If a new track is selected before the PLAY BUTTON (32) is
pressed, a new CUE POINT will be set to reflect the new starting point.
5. STOPPING PLAYBACK - Figures 10 & 11
Stopping playback will not stop the drive mechanism, but merely
pause or cue the track, this function allows the unit to begin play
instantly. The drive mechanism will only stop if a disc is ejected or
the unit has gone in to sleep mode. There are two ways to stop
(pause) playback:
1) Press the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (32) during playback. This
will pause playback at the exact same point the PLAY/PAUSE
BUTTON (32) was pressed.
2) Press the CUE BUTTON (33) during playback. This will pause
playback and return the track to the last set cue point.
Figure 11
6. PAUSING - Figure 10
This function pauses playback at the exact same point the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (32) was pressed. Pressing
the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (32) will switch between play and pause modes. When the unit is in pause mode the
PAUSE INDICATOR (59) in the LCD DISPLAY (34) and the green PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (32) L.E.D. will begin
to flash repeatedly.
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7. FRAME SEARCH
This feature allows you to scroll through a track frame by frame,
allowing you to find and set a starting cue, sample, or loop point.
To use the scroll function you must first be in Pause Mode (see section 5) or Cue Mode (see section 9). Once you are in Pause or Cue
mode, turn the JOG WHEEL (20) to scroll through the track (Figure
12). Turning the wheel in a clockwise direction will advance the
frame search and turning the wheel in a counter-clockwise direction rewinds the frame search. When you use the JOG WHEEL (20)
the monitor (headphone level) function allows you to here what you
are scrolling through. Once you reach your desired starting point
you can set a cue (starting) point by pressing the PLAY/PAUSE
BUTTON (32) as in Figure 10. Pressing the CUE BUTTON (33) as in
Figure 11 will now return you to the point you just set.
Figure 12
8. SCANNING (FAST FORWARD / FAST REVERSE)
This function gives you a fast search through a disk or
track. Turn the SEARCH WHEEL (11) in clockwise direction
for fast forward or turn the wheel counterclockwise for fast
reverse. You can scan in four different forward and four different reverse speeds depending on how much you rotate
the wheel.
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9. SETTING and STORING a CUE POINT:
Setting A Cue Point:
A cue point is the exact point playback will begin when the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (32) is pressed. You may
set your cue points anywhere on a disc or in a track. You may set up to four independent cue points per disk.
Three cue points are stored in the BANK BUTTONS 1-3 (29) and one is shared by the IN BUTTON (25), and the
CUE BUTTON (33). There are two (2) ways to set and create a CUE point as detailed in figures 14 and 15
1) You may press the IN BUTTON (25) on the fly (while the
disc is playing). This will set a CUE Point without music interruption. Pressing the CUE BUTTON (33) will now return you to
the same point that you pressed the CUE BUTTON (33). You
may now store this CUE Point in any of the BANK BUTTONS
1-3 (29). Pressing the CUE BUTTON (33), or the IN BUTTON
(25) will now return you to this exact point.
Figure 14
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2) You may also use the JOG WHEEL (20) to set a cue point.
While a disc is in PAUSE or CUE mode, use the JOG WHEEL
(20) to scroll through a track to find your desired starting point.
Once you have found your desired position press the PLAY
BUTTON (32) to set your cue point. Pressing the CUE BUTTON
(33) or the IN BUTTON (25) will now return you to this exact point.
Figure 15
Storing A Cue Point:
Once you have set your CUE Point by one of the two means listed on page 16, you may store your cue point
in one of the BANK BUTTONS (29). Once you store this cue point in memory you may recall it at any time and
you may even recall if the disc has been removed or power had been disconnected. You may store a maximum of three cue points per a disc and maximum of 1,500 cue points can be saved in unit's memory. The
MEMORY BUCKET (57) in the LCD DISPLAY (34) will approximate the available memory. Either a CUE POINT
or a SAMPLE (See creating a sample loop on page 22) can be stored into a BANK BUTTON (29).
To Store a cue point:
1) Create a Cue Point by one of the two means listed on page
18. Press the MEMORY BUTTON (31), as in Figure 16. The
blue Memory L.E.D. will glow indicating the store memory
function has been activated. You may now press any one
of the three BANK BUTTONS (29) to store your cue point
into memory (Figure 17). After pressing one of the BANK
BUTTONS (29), the corresponding Bank Button L.E.D. will
flash. The blue L.E.D. on the the BANK BUTTON (29) will turn
red and will remain lit indicating either a sample or cue point
is stored in memory. The blue Memory L.E.D. will turn off.
Figure 16
2) Repeat the above steps to store up to three Cue Points. Once
your three cue points have been stored you may access them
at any time. During playback the cue points will instantly
start playback from that point without any music interruption.
Please note in order to access these cue point, the disc used
to create the cue points must be in the drive.
Figure 17
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10. CREATING AND PLAYING A SEAMLESS LOOP
A seamless loop is a sound loop that plays continuously without sound interruption. You can use this loop to
create dramatic effect in your mixing. This loop has no time limit and you could actually loop the entire length
of disc. You create a seamless loop between two continuous points of a disc.
1) Press PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (32) to activate playback
mode.
Figure 18
2) Press the IN BUTTON (25). This will set the starting point of the
SEAMLESS LOOP. The IN BUTTON (25) L.E.D. will blink.
Figure 19
3) Press the OUT BUTTON (24) to set the ending point for
your SEAMLESS LOOP (Figure 20). The IN BUTTON (25)
and OUT BUTTON (24) L.E.D.s will immediately begin to
flash rapidly, indicating the SEAMLESS LOOP mode has
been activated.
LCD LOOP INDICATORS - During a seamless loop, the
LOOP (49) and RELOOP (50) INDICATORS will turn on in the
LCD DISPLAY (34) indication a loop is active.
Figure 20
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EXITING A LOOP - To exit a SEAMLESS LOOP, press the OUT
BUTTON (24). The IN BUTTON (25) and OUT BUTTON (24) L.E.D.s
will remain on, but will stop flashing. Music playback will resume
normal play (Figure 21). The IN BUTTON (25) and OUT BUTTON
(24) L.E.D.s will remain on to remind you that a loop is stored in
memory.
Figure 21
REPLAY LOOP - The RELOOP (23) function allows you to
return to your stored loop at any time. The IN BUTTON (25)
and OUT BUTTON (24) L.E.D.s will indicate a loop is stored in
memory, and may be played at any time. To replay the loop,
press the RELOOP BUTTON (23). The IN BUTTON (25) and
OUT BUTTON (24) L.E.D.s will again begin to flash indicating
SEAMLESS LOOP mode has been activated (Figure 22) and
your stored loop will immediately begin to play.
Stutter Effect: You can use your loop to create a stutter effect.
When a loop is playing press the IN BUTTON (25) repeatedly to
create this effect.
Figure 22
11. EDITING A LOOP:
Please Note: Only the end point of the loop may be edited. You may make your loop shorter or longer. Before
you can edit your seamless loop you obviously must first have created a seamless loop to edit. If you haven’t
created a SEAMLESS LOOP, follow the instructions in step 10 to create a loop. If a SEAMLESS LOOP has
already been created, press the RELOOP BUTTON (23) to activate your SEAMLESS LOOP (Figure 22) if it is
not already activated. To edit your seamless loop’s ending point:
1) Press the OUT BUTTON (24) to return to normal play from the
loops cue point. (Figure 21). This will disengage the SEAMLESS
LOOP mode and allows you to edit the loops ending point.
2) Press the OUT BUTTON (24) again when you reach your new
ending point (Figure 21).
- FOR A SHORTER LOOP: Press the OUT BUTTON (24) at
sooner point in the track (Figure 23).
- FOR LONGER LOOP: Press the OUT BUTTON (24) at later
point in the track (Figure 23).
Figure 23
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12. Using the Built In Sampler:
Your DCD-PRO1000™ comes with an advanced built in sampler. You may store up to three samples on the
three BANK BUTTONS (29) (Once again please note you may only store either a CUE POINT or a SAMPLE into
a BANK BUTTON (29), not both). Your sample can be a maximum of 6.5 seconds in length. A sample can be
recalled while a CD is playing, while the CD drive is in PAUSE MODE, with the Flash Start™ function (see Flash
Start™ in the next section), or even when the CD has been removed. Your sample can also plays at anytime
without music interruption. If you play your sample when the unit is already in playback mode your sample
will over lap the current music source. You can also play your sample once or in a continuous loop. As with
cue points you may store approximately 384 (128 x 3) samples in a drives memory (depending on available
memory). The MEMORY BUCKET (57) on the LCD DISPLAY (34) will approximate the remaining memory.
To create a sample:
1) Initialize a loop (see creating a seamless loop on page 20). If your loop is longer than 6.5 seconds it
can not be stored as a sample and will automatically store as a Cue Point.
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2) Press the MEMORY BUTTON (31). The
3) Select one of the three BANK BUTTONS
MEMORY BUTTON (31) will glow red
(29) you wish to store your loop in and
indicating memory is ready to be stored.
press that button.
4) The MEMORY BUTTON (31) L.E.D. will turn off, when your sample is locked into memory.
5) At this point your sample has been stored into memory. The original loop you used to create the sample
will remain playing until the OUT BUTTON (24) is pressed (Figure 23).
6)
Your sample can now be recalled at any time even when
the unit is in PAUSE MODE. To recall a sample be sure the
sample function is on, by pressing the SAMPLE BUTTON
(30) until the red sample button L.E.D. turns on. To play
your sample in a continuos loop leave the sample function
on. To play your sample just once, turn the sample function
off immediately after initiating your sample. With the sample
function on, the sample will continue to play until the sample
function is turned off.
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Sample Preview: A preview of the sample may also be
played at any time by pressing and holding down a BANK
BUTTONS (29) that stores a sample. Please note; the preview function will only work if the original CD used to create
the sample is inserted in to the drive.
7) Important Notice: If you try to activate your samples
without turning the sample function on, the BANK BUTTONS
(39) will act as cue points!
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Changing the Sample Parameters:
Changing the sample parameters allows you to change the sample's volume (SR) and pitch (SP). The
parameter values for the pitch range from -0 94~0 00~+0 94 and volume values range from 0 00 to
2 55 (0 00 being the lowest). A higher value will increase the pitch percentage or volume. It's important to understand that the pitch value is basically a speed adjustment and has nothing to do with
tonal quality. The values can be either a momentary change or set adjustment. The sample values are
changed in three easy steps, while in sample playback mode:
Changing the Sample Parameters - Speed
While a sample is playing push the PARAMETERS TIME BUTTON
(2). One tap will display SP +0 00 in the LCD DISPLAY (16). SP will
signify the pitch percentage (speed) of the sample. +0 00 is your
default setting - Normal playback. Any adjustments will be based
on this default setting. Turning the knob in a clockwise direction
will increase your pitch. Turning the wheel in a counter-clockwise
direction will decrease the parameters value.
Figure 27
Changing the Sample Parameters - Volume
While a sample is playing push the PARAMETERS RATIO BUTTON (3). One tap will display SR 0 00 in the LCD DISPLAY (16).
SR will signify the volume of the sample. 0 00 is your default
setting - Normal playback. Any adjustments will be based on
this default setting. Turning the knob in a clockwise direction will
increase the volume. Turning the wheel in a counter-clockwise
direction will decrease the parameters value.
Figure 28
Changing the Sample Parameters - Hold Function
Hold Function - This function will allow you to save and lock your
parameter adjustments, if the hold function is not activated all your
parameter adjustments will be momentary. If you use the HOLD
BUTTON (6) all parameters will remain in the unit's memory until
they are changed again or main power is shut off, unless they are
stored in to the unit's memory (see page 26 System Memory).
Figure 29
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13. BANK (FLASH) START BUTTONS (30):
These buttons are used to store your samples and cue points. Only
a sample or a cue point can be stored into each of these three
banks. When a sample is stored in to these banks you may use the
sample starting point as a cue point. The BANK BUTTONS instantly recall and play any of your stored samples or cue points without
interrupting music playback. When in sample mode, (see "Using
the Built-In Sampler" on page 22) and during playback, pressing
any of the BANK BUTTONS that holds a sample, will immediately
begin to play that sample without interruption of music. If the unit
is in sample mode and the drive is not in playback mode, pressing
any of the BANK BUTTONS that stores a sample, will immediately
begin to play that sample.
Figure 30
FLASH START™: The Flash Start™ function allows any sample stored in the BANK BUTTONS (29) to be trigger by the crossfader in the same way the Q-Start™ function operates (see Fader Q-Start™ on page 7). Please
note however that in order for the Flash Start function to operate the Q-Start™ function has to be acitivated.
See page 37 for set up instructions.
14. JOG WHEEL TOUCH SENSITIVITY (Bop Effect): The Bop Effect is a stutter effect that is similar to
turntable scratching. You can use this effect to create tricks in your mixing. Creating a BOP effect is a simple
process. This function works with the SCRATCH EFFECT (17). This function allows the play and cue commands to be controlled by tapping on the touch sensitive JOG WHEEL (23).
ACTIVATING TOUCH SENSITIVITY: Before you can use
the JOG WHEEL (20) to control the play and cue commands you must first activate the JOG WHEEL (20) touch
sensitivity. To activate the touch sensitivity mode, be sure
the FX SELECT L.E.D. (9) is glowing amber. Once the FX
SELECT L.E.D. (9) is glowing yellow, press and hold down
the SCRATCH BUTTON (4) until it begins to flash amber
repeatedly. This will activate touch sensitivity mode.
Figure 31
IN PLAYBACK MODE: While in play mode and
when the touch sensitivity function is active, the
JOG WHEEL (20) can be used to return the unit
to last cue point. Simply touch the JOG WHEEL
(20) and unit will immediately return to the last set
cue point and playback without music interruption.
Essentially the JOG WHEEL (20) becomes a Bop
Button.
Figure 32
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IN CUE MODE: While in cue mode and when the
touch sensitivity function is active, tapping on the JOG
WHEEL (20) can be used to start playback. The unit
will continue to playback until the JOG WHEEL (20) is
released. One the JOG WHEEL (20) is released the unit
will return to the last cue point.
Figure 33
15. CHANGING THE TIME DISPLAY (65, 66, & 67)\TIME
BAR (64):
DURING NORMAL PLAYBACK, pressing the TIME BUTTON
(21), will change the time display information (65, 66, 67, & 64) in
the LCD (16) see figure 34. The following is a break down of the
time settings and their definitions:
1) ELAPSED (64) - This describes the time in the LCD (65, 66,
& 67) as the current TRACKS Elapsed running time.
2) REMAIN (58) - This describes the time in the LCD (65, 66,
& 67) as the current TRACKS remaining running time.
Figure 34
3) TOTAL REMAIN (58) - This describes the time in the LCD
(65, 66, & 67) as the disc total remaining running time.
TIME BAR INDICATOR - Details the time defined in the TIME METER (65, 66, & 67) as a visual bar icon. As
with the TIME METER (65, 66, & 67) this bar is also dependent on the selected time function TOTAL REMAIN
(58), OR REMAIN (58). This bar will begin to flash when a track is ending regardless of which time funct on
you are in. Use the flashing bar as a visual reminder that a track is ending.
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16. SYSTEM MEMORY:
The DCD-PRO1000 comes with an incredible memory system.
The DCD-PRO1000™ can memorize virtually every customized
setting for a particular CD. The unit can memorize all customized
effect parameters, cue points, and samples used on a particular
disk. To store all your setting for a CD, press and hold down the
MEMORY BUTTON (31) for at least one second. When the memory has been stored properly the MEMORY BUTTON L.E.D. (31) will
turn off. The memory is full the outline of the MEMORY BUCKET
(57) in the LCD (34) will disappear.
Figure 35
17. RECALL FLASH MEMORY:
The DCD-PRO1000 can store all your user programmed cue
points and effect parameters in to memory. These setting may
be recalled at any time, even when a disc has been removed
and reloaded at a later time. To recall the memory on a specific
disk; 1) Be sure a CD is not loaded in to the drive. 2) Press the
MEMORY BUTTON (31) so the blue memory L.E.D. turns on. 3)
Insert the CD. "RECALL" will appear in the LCD (34) while the
memory is being installed and the blue MEMORY BUTTON (31)
L.E.D. will flash then turn off, when the memory is loaded.
Figure 36
18. CLEAR ALL MEMORY:
You may clear the system memory at any time. This will erase all
your programmed memory and restore the unit to it's default settings. To clear the memory; While main power is turned off, turn
the SEARCH WHEEL (11) in a counter-clockwise direction. While
the search wheel is turned in a counter-clockwise direction turn
main power on. The LCD (34) will flash three times and default
memory will be restored.
Figure 37
19. FIRMWARE VERSION DISPLAY:
You may display the units firmware version. Firmware is the units
internal programming code. To view the firmware version; While
main power is turned off, turn the SEARCH WHEEL (15) in a
clockwise direction. While the search wheel is turned in a clockwise direction turn main power on. "10 00 00" will briefly appear
in the LCD (16), then 10 06 27 will be the firmware version.
Figure 38
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PITCH ADJUSTMENTS
PITCH ADJUSTMENTS:
The different pitch adjustments allow a track's or a loop's playback speed to be manipulated. This speed
manipulations is commonly used to beat match between two or more music sources such as a turntable or
another CD played. The playback speed may be increased or decreased by a factor of +/-100. The next section
details the different pitch manipulation schemes.
1. PITCH SLIDER (18):
This function will increase or decrease the tracks playback speed
or "PITCH." The maximum pitch percentage manipulation in this
function is +/-100%. The PITCH SLIDER is used to decrease or
increase the playback pitch. If the slider is move up (towards
the top of the unit) the pitch will decrease, if the slider is moved
down (towards the bottom of the unit) the pitch will increase. The
PITCH SLIDER adjustment can be changed to range from +/4%, +/-8%, +/-16%, or +/-100% (See changing "PITCH SLIDER
PERCENTAGE RANGE" on the next page). This pitch adjustments
will effect normal playback and loops only when the PITCH ON/
OFF BUTTON (26) is turned on. The pitch adjustments will not
affect your samples.
Figure 39
Activating the Pitch slider (18): To activate the PITCH SLIDER
you must turn on the pitch adjustment function. Press the PITCH
ON/OFF BUTTON (17) located in the pitch control section of the
unit. The PITCH ON/OFF BUTTON (34) L.E.D. will glow when
the function is activated. If the pitch function is not activated the
PITCH SLIDER will not function.
Figure 40
Using the Pitch slider (18): Be sure the pitch function has
been engaged as described above. To use the PITCH SLIDER
slide the slider up and down. Down will increase the pitch and
up will decrease the pitch.
Figure 41
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PITCH ADJUSTMENTS
Using the Pitch Slider Percentage Selector (27): You may
choose a pitch operating range at any time. To change the operating range be sure the pitch function is turned on, see figure 40.
The pitch percentage can be changed between +/-4%, +/-8%,
+/-16%, and +/- 100%. 4% will allow the least amount of pitch
manipulation and 100% will allow the most amount of pitch
manipulation. To adjust the different values, press the PITCH
ON/OFF BUTTON (17) and Tap on the % BUTTON (27) until your
desired value is reached. The L.E.D. of the % BUTTON (27);
glowing red for 4%, flashing red for 8%, glowing blue for 16% or
flashing blue for 100%.
Figure 42
2. PITCH BENDING:
Unlike the PITCH SLIDER (35) adjustment this function will momentarily increase or decrease a tracks
speed during playback. There are two ways to operate this function with the (-) & (+) PITCH BUTTONS (28 &
29) or with the JOG WHEEL (23). The maximum pitch bend percentage allowed is +/- 100%. The pitch bend
function will work in conjunction with the PITCH SLIDER (35) pitch setting. For example, if the PITCH SLIDER
(35) is set to a 2% pitch gain the pitch bending process will begin at 2% and will continue to the maximum
of +/- 100%.
NOTE: A -100% pitch manipulation will stop playback entirely.
Holding down on the (-) PITCH BEND BUTTON (25) will
provide a slow down in the playback pitch.
Figure 43
Holding down on the (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (26) will
provide a speed bump in the playback pitch.
Figure 44
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3. PITCH BEND BUTTONS (25 & 26):
The (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (26) will increase track playback speed and the (-) PITCH BEND BUTTON (26)
will decrease track playback speed. The extent to which the speed changes is proportionate to the amount
of time the button is pressed. For example, if the (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (26) is held down continuously as
in figure 43, the disc speed will increases and will continue to increase until it reaches a maximum of 100%
speed gain. When you release the (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (26) the disc speed will automati ally return to
it’s previous set speed.
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4. JOG WHEEL (20):
The JOG WHEEL will temporarily bend the pitch if a track is in
playback mode Rotating the wheel in a clockwise direction will
increase your track pitch and rotating the wheel in a counterclockwise direction will slow your track pitch. The speed you
rotate the JOG WHEEL will determine pitch bend percentage
(%). For example, if the JOG WHEEL is continuously turned in
a counter-clockwise direction the playback speed will steadily
decreases and will continue to decrease until playback reaches
a maximum of -100% and playback stops entirely. When you
stop turning the JOG WHEEL the disc speed will automati ally
return to it’s previous set speed.
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NOTE: To use the JOG WHEEL in a pitch bend function
when the SCRATCH EFFECT (4) is activated you must use
the outer ring of the jog wheel where the black rubber
insulator is attached.
Figure 45
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BUILT-IN EFFECTS
The DCD-PRO1000™ comes with nine built in effects. These effects can be used one at a time or you may
choose to overlap the effects and use up to four at a time. The Built-in effects include Scratch, Skid, Filter,
Phase, Flanger, Echo, Robot, Pan, and Trans. It is important to understand that only one effect per an effect
bank can be turned on at one time, but all four effects banks can be used at a time. For example the Flanger,
Echo, and Robot are all stored in the same effects bank but only one can be used at a time. You can choose to
use the effects with their default setting or you may choose to customized each effect by changing the parameters. The parameters values for all the effects will range. Some effects will have more adjustable parameters
than others. The parameters have two adjustable values, PR (Parameter Ratio) and PT (Parameter Time). All
parameters will be reset to there default values when power is shut off!
FX SELECT: The FX SELECT BUTTON (9) allows you to toggle
back and forth between the two effects banks. When the FX
SELECT BUTTON (9) is glowing yellow (amber) you have access
to the top bank of effects which include; scratch, filter, echo, and
trans. When the FX SELECT BUTTON (9) is glowing red you have
access to the bottom bank of effects which include; skid, phase,
flanger, and pan. To toggle to the next bank of effects press the FX
SELECT BUTTON (9) more than once.
Figure 46
SCRATCH/SKID EFFECT: The Scratch Effect simulates real
time turntable scratching. The Skid effect simulates the sudden
platter stop of a turntable, like pressing the stop button on a turntable. When the Scratch Effect is activated the SCRATCH/SKID
BUTTON (4) will glow amber, when the Skid Effect is selected the
button will glow red. Once the Scratch Effect has been activated
the JOG WHEEL (20) may be used in the same fashion a turntable
platter is used. Use the JOG WHEEL (20) to simulate the scratch
motion on a turntable platter and to manipulate playback. Both
the Skid and Scratch TIME PARAMETERS (2) can be adjusted
from 0010 to 9990. 9990 will give you the longest Skid times. The
SKID value ranges from a 10ms to ten seconds.
Figure 47
FILTER/PHASE EFFECT: The Filter and Phase effects tweak
the original sound to add different tonal definition. When the Filter
Effect is activated the FILTER/PHASE BUTTON (5) will glow amber,
when the Phase Effect is selected the button will glow red. The
reaction these effects have to the original tonal definition can be
altered by changing the PARAMETER TIME (2) and PARAMETER
RATIO (3).
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BUILT-IN EFFECTS
FLANGER/ECHO/ROBOT EFFECT: The flanger effect alters
the output signal and create an effect similar to the frequencies
phasing in and out of each other. The echo effect adds an echo
to your output signal. The robot effect alters the output to simulates a sci-fi robot voice. When the flanger effect is selected the
FLANGER/ECHO BUTTON (7) will glow amber, when the echo
or robot effect is selected the FLANGER/ECHO BUTTON (7) will
glow red.
ROBOT EFFECT: The ROBOT effect alters the output to
simulates a sci-fi robot voice. The ROBOT effect is activated in
the echo parameters (see "Parameters" in the next section). To
activate the robot effect select the echo effect (FLANGER/ECHO
BUTTON (7) will glow yellow). After the Echo effect is activated
turn the HOLD (6) function on. Use the PARAMETER TIME KNOB
(2) and set the (PT) value to 0010. After "PT" value has been set,
use the PARAMETER RATIO KNOB (3) and set the (PR) value to
0200 - 0255.
Figure 49
FLANGER EFFECT: The flanger effect alters the output signal and creates an effect similar to frequencies
phasing in and out of each other. The FLANGER Effect has two adjustable parameters, Parameter Time (PT)
and Parameter Ratio (PR). The PT will adjust the Flanger Mode and The PR will adjust the Flanger Frequency
Range (see "Parameters" in the next section).
ECHO EFFECT: The ECHO effect adds an echo to your output signal. The ECHO Effect has two adjustable
parameters, Parameter Time (PT) and Parameter Ratio (PR). The PR will adjust the length of the echo (drop off
time), and the PT will adjust the echo gap length (see "Parameters" in the next section).
off time), and the PT will adjust the echo gap length.
TRANS/PAN EFFECT: The TRANS effect simulates a real-time
mixer transformer effect. When the "Transformer" effect is activated the TRANS/PAN BUTTON (8) will glow yellow, when the
"Pan" effect is selected the button will glow red. The PAN effect
allows you to pan the output from the left channel to the right
channel.
TRANS EFFECT: The TRANS Effect has two adjustable parameters, Parameter Time and Parameter Ratio. The PT will adjust
the Trans Speed and The PR will adjust the Trans Audio Length.
The lower the PT value the faster the TRANS effect (PT 0500 =
1/2 second, PT 1000 = 1 second).
PAN EFFECT: The PAN effect uses the PT value to pan left to
Figure 50
Right. PT 0500 is the default setting which is center pan. The Pan
Value ranges from 10ms to ten seconds.
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PARAMETERS:
All the effects have adjustable parameters. The parameters
change the way the effect will react. To enter the parameters
menus for any of the effects, press or turn either of the two
PARAMETER KNOBS (2 OR 3) as in figure 51. When the parameter mode is selected the time display in the LCD (34) will change
to indicate the parameter your are adjusting. All effects except the
pan effect have two adjustable parameters. PARAMETER TIME
(2) and PARAMETER RATIO (3). Use these knobs to customize
the effects to your liking.
Figure 51
HOLD BUTTON: Use the HOLD BUTTON (6) to lock your
customized parameters. If the hold button is not activated any
changes to your parameters will be momentary. To activate the
hold function press the HOLD BUTTON (6) as in figure 52. When
the hold function becomes activated, the hold button will begin
to glow blue.
Figure 52
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FLIP-FLOP™
FLIP-FLOP™ This feature is kind of “auto pilot”. When you are using the DCD-PRO1000™ and an American
Audio® “Q”- Series mixer, you can have one player begin playback when the other ends. You can “Flip Flop™” single tracks, the entire disc, or a combination of the two. This function will not work with the Flash
Start™ function.
To FLIP-FLOP™ single tracks:
1) Connect your system as described in the set up section below.
2) Turn the "Q" Start function on your mixer to "on", and set your American Audio® “Q” Deck™ mixers'
crossfader to the center position.
3) Set both sections of the DCD-PRO1000™ to playback in single mode, SINGLE (55) should be indicated in the
LCD (16).
4) Load both sides of the DCD-PRO1000™ with CDs.
5) After they have both cued, press the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (32) on one of your drive to begin playback.
6) After the first player’s single track has ended the second player’s track will immediately begin playback.
7) FLIP-FLOP™ will continue until you stop it or power is interrupted.
To Flip-Flop entire CDs:
Be sure your drives are both in continuous play mode, be sure SINGLE (55) does not appear in the LCD (34).
Follow all directions for single track FLIP-FLOP™ play above. When one player’s disc ends the other player
will immediately begin playback.
Note: You may combine FLIP-FLOP™ single and continuously playback modes by selecting either single or
continuous playback on your units.
"Q"-START/FLIP-FLOP™ - FLASH START™ SET-UP
Connecting your DCD-PRO1000™ to an American Audio® or an American DJ®
“Q” Deck™ mixer for Q-Start,™ Flash Start,™ and Flip Flop™ control: Be sure to
connect 1/8” mono mini plugs from the control connection on the rear your DCDPRO1000™ to the 1/8” control jack on the rear of American Audio® “Q” series mixer.
That’s it, you’ll be set for FLIP-FLOP.™ Note: The Flip-Flop™ function works in conjunction with the Q-Start™ function, therefore Flip-Flop™ will not function with the
Flash Start™ function.
Sample "Q" Start/Flash Start Set-Up. This set-up will allow Q-Start™ and FlipFlop™ or Flash Start functions to operate. Be sure to use 1/8" mono mini plugs
only. Please note: Because the Flash Start™ and Q-Start™ functions use the same
controller jacks on a mixer one or the other can be used.
CONNECT T
MAIN UNIT 2
O
CONNECT T
MAIN UNIT 1
CONTROL ST
UNIT 2
ART
Single black cross line
Single black cross line
Mono Mini Plug
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CONTROL ST
UNIT 1
ART
DCD-PRO1000
AMERICAN AUDIO
Compatible Q-Deck Mixer
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY INFORMATION: The DCD-PRO1000™ carries a ONE year (365 days) limited war-
ranty. This warranty covers parts and labor. Please fill out the enclosed warranty card to validate your
purchase and warranty. All returned service items whether under warranty or not, must be freight
pre-paid and accompany a return authorization (R.A.) number. If the unit is under warranty, you must
provide a copy of your proof of purchase invoice. Please contact American Audio® customer support
at (800) 322-6337 for a R.A. number. All package not displaying a R.A. number on the outside of the
package will be returned to the shipper.
1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
A. American Audio® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American Audio® products to be free
of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 Year (365 days) from the date
of purchase. This warranty shall be valid only if the product is purchased within the United States of
America, including possessions and territories. It is the owner’s responsibility to establish the date and
place of purchase by acceptable evidence, at the time service is sought.
B. For warranty service, send the product only to the American Audio® factory. All shipping charges
must be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or service (including parts replacement) are within the terms
of this warranty, American Audio® will pay return shipping charges only to a designated point within the
United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be shipped in its original package. No accessories
should be shipped with the product. If any accessories are shipped with the product, American Audio®
shall have no liability whatsoever for loss of or damage to any such accessories, nor for the safe return
thereof.
C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product is modified in
any manner which American Audio® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product;
if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the American Audio® factory unless
prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American Audio®; if the product is damaged
because not properly maintained as set forth in the instruction manual.
D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning or periodic check-up. During the period specified above, American Audio® will replace defective parts at its
expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor by reason of defects in
material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American Audio® under this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof, including parts, at the sole discretion of American Audio®. All products covered by this warranty were manufactured after January 1, 1990, and bear
identifying marks to that effect.
E. American Audio® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon its products without any obligation to include these changes in any products theretofore manufactured.
F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied
with products described above. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, all implied warranties made by American Audio® in connection with this product, including warranties of merchantability
or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set forth above. And no warranties, whether
expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to this product after
said period has expired. The consumer’s and or Dealer’s sole remedy shall be such repair or replacement as is expressly provided above; and under no circumstances shall American Audio® be liable for
any loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.
G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American Audio® Products and supersedes
all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions heretofore published.
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SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
Type:
Disc type:
Pitch Range:
Pitch Accuracy:
Dimensions:
Installation:
Weight:
Power supply:
Power consumption:
Environmental conditions:
Accessories:
AUDIO SECTION
Quantization:
Sampling rate:
Over sampling rate:
D/A conversion
Frequency response:
Output level:
Load impedance:
Model: American Audio® DCD-PRO1000™ - Professional CD Player
Tray loading, digital compact disc audio player.
Standard size compact discs (5 in/12cm and 3in/8cm)
Within +/- 4%, +/- 8%, +/- 16%, +/- 100%
0.1%
4 2/5” ~ 10 1/3” H x 3 ~ 7” W x 19” L
Place on flat surface or mount in flat case
23 Lbs. / 8.6 Kgs
AC 115/230V, 50/60Hz
25W
Operational temperature: 5 to 35˚C (41 to 95˚F)
Operational humidity: 25 to 85% RH (no condensation)
Storage temperature: -20 to 60˚C (4 to 140˚F)
Connecting RCA Cable (2 sets for left and right channels)
Control 1/8” miniplug type (3 feet)
16 bit linear per channel
44.1 kHz at normal pitch
8 times
16 bit
+/- 1 dB 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
1.0V +/- 1dB
47k ohm or more
AUDIO CHARACTERISTICS (TEST DISC: TCD-782, LOAD=47Kohm)
ITEM
NORMAL
LIMIT
CONDITION
Output level
1.0Vrms+/-1dB
1.0V+/-1dB 1KHz,0dB
Channel balance
0.5dB
1.0dB
1KHz,0dB
Frequency response
+/-0.5dB
+/-1.0dB
20Hz-20KHz,0dB
De-emphasis response
+/-2.5dB
+/-3dB
16KHz,-20dB
Channel separation*
83dB
75dB
1KHz,0dB
T.H.D. + NOISE*
0.01%
0.03%
1KHz,0dB
S/N ratio (IHF-A)*
86dB
80dB
1KHz.0dB
NOTE: * With 20KHz low pass filter.
SEARCHING TIME (TEST DISC: TCD-792)
ITEM
NORMAL
Short access time
1.7sec
4sec
Long access time
3sec
6sec
LIMITS CONDITION
Play next track
Track 1 ->Track 20
Track 20 ->Track 1
PLAYABILITY
ITEM
Interruption
Black dot
Finger prints
Eccentricity
Vertical deviation
NORMAL
1000um
1000um
75um
140um
1mm
PICK-UP
System
Object lens drive system
Tracking detection
Optical source
Wave length
Object lens drive system optical pick-up
2 dimensional parallel drive
3 spot beam detection
Semiconductor laser
780nm
LIMIT
700um
600um
65um
140um
0.54mm
CONDITION
TCD-725
TCD-725
TCD-725
TCD-712 NO TRACK JUMP
TCD-731R
NOTES: Specifications and improvements in the design of this unit and this manual are subject to
change without any prior written notice.
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