INTRODUCTION HOME and BROADCASTER VERSION SETUPS CONFIGURATION OPTIONS DEFINED BASIC (QUICK) CONFIGURATIONS HEADPHONES EXTERNAL MIXERS MICROPHONE LINE INPUTS ADVANCED CONFIGURATION BASIC (QUICK) CONFIGURATIONS ADVANCED REWIRE RECORD LOOPBACK TIMECODE BASIC (QUICK) CONFIGURATION ADVANCED CONFIGURATION CALIBRATION SOUND CONFIGURATION ERROR MESSAGES LEGAL INFORMATION 3 3 4 5 5 811 12 13 13 14 18 19 20 20 21 22 26 28
VirtualDJ‟s sound configuration options can be found in the Configuration (Settings) dialog under the tab labeled “Sound Setup”. Depending on platform version you are running there are different options you may have to choose from. By default, when VirtualDJ is first installed, the SIMPLE configuration setup is used. Simpleconfiguration uses the system identified “Primary Sound Driver” as the Master Output. Typically, this is the built-in sound card of the computer system as seen in the figures below. For HOME and BROADCASTER versions the options are kept simple for quick configuration. Simple Output – no Headphones
(default installation option)
Simple Headphones configuration using o Desktop - 4.1 sound card o Laptop -USB sound card o Laptop - Split signal with a Ycable
With the Headphone options please consider the following: Desktop - 4.1 Sound card – use the standard speaker line out (FRONT) for the main output mix and the REAR Channel for the headphones Laptop - USB Sound card – use the headphone line out for the main mix and the speaker out (Channels 1&2) of the USB device for the headphone mixLaptop - Y-cable – with a Y-cable plugged into the headphone line out, the Left channel (white) is the main mix and the Right channel (red) is the headphone mix
For PRO BASIC and PRO FULL versions there are more options available to customize VirtualDJ to your hardware – Basic (Simple) setup Quick select advance setups Timecode Configuration Advanced Configurations Rewire Support Setup**Note: these options are available in HOME and BROADCASTER versions for a limited period of use by clicking on the [More…] button. 3
CONFIGURATION OPTIONS DEFINED
When working with the PRO BASIC and PRO FULL versions, it is important to understand the various elements of the Sound Setup tab as these become important in getting to the more advanced setups. Inputs – select the type ofinput devices to be used o None o Single Timecode o Timecodes o Line Ins o Microphone Outputs – select the output paths to be used o Single output o Headphones o External Mixer o 3-Ch External Mixer o Advanced Config Sound card – select the sound card type (drivers) to be used o Simple (Only available when Single Output is selected) o Mono-separated o 2-cards o 4.1 capable sound card o ASIO (PCOnly) o 4-out (Mac Only)
*** Screen captures throughout this guide are from the PC version of VirtualDJ and are identical to those when using the Mac version. Where necessary to show unique differences on the Mac version, additional screen captures are provided. ***
BASIC (QUICK) CONFIGURATIONS - HEADPHONES
Basic computer setups are configured for using one Master output and aMicrophone input. So the default SIMPLE configuration will get you started initially. But, if you wish to use headphones or an external mixer, so that you can play one track to the crowd and listen to the next track in headphones; you will need to utilize one of the following configurations. HEADPHONES WITH 1 OUTPUT Change the Outputs option from Single Output to Headphones. You will see that theSound card option automatically changes to Mono Separated. This configuration requires the use of a 3.5MM (1/8”) splitter (pictured below) from your headphone jack.
3.5MM Male to Female Splitter
The Left channel output is connected to your speaker‟s and the headphones are connected to the Right channel output. After making the connections they are reversed, then easily correct this within...