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be.ing [Deck Control]
american_audio_vms2 [2016/04/07 21:00] (current)
be.ing [Audio Setup]
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     * Select channels 3-4 for Deck 2 output     * Select channels 3-4 for Deck 2 output
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-//Note//: You cannot use the preview deck to pre-listen in this setup, as Mixxx routes the preview deck directly ​to the headphone output, which is not mixed with the Deck 1/2 outputs. You could use a separate soundcard and route the headphone output there to also pre-listen using the preview deck. Of course, if you do so, attach the headphones to that other soundcard instead of the VMS2.+//Note//: You cannot use the preview deck to pre-listen in this setup, as Mixxx routes the preview deck to Mixxx'​s ​headphone output, which is not mixed with the Deck 1/2 outputs. You could use a separate soundcard and route the headphone output there to also pre-listen using the preview deck. Of course, if you do so, attach the headphones to that other soundcard instead of the VMS2.
  
 ==== Input and Recording ==== ==== Input and Recording ====
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 Deck control is straightforward,​ too: Deck control is straightforward,​ too:
  
-^ VMS2 Control ^ Mixxx Control ^ +^ VMS2 Control ​          ​^ Mixxx Control ​                                   
-| Play   ​| Toggle deck play/​pause ​ +| Play                   ​| Toggle deck play/​pause ​                          ​
-| Pause  | Pause the deck          +| Pause                  | Pause the deck                                   ​
-| Cue    | Cue Point (configure behavior in software) | +| Cue                    | Cue Point (configure behavior in software) ​      ​
-| Pitch +/- | Temporary pitch bend +/- | +| Pitch +/-              | Temporary pitch bend +/-                         ​
-| Pitch Fader | Pitch Fader | +| Pitch Fader            | Pitch Fader                                      
-| Range (Shift+Sync) | Cycle pitch fader range (+-8/​10/​30/​100%) | +| Range (Shift+Sync) ​    ​| Cycle pitch fader range (+-8/​10/​30/​100%) ​        ​
-| Sync | Sync to other deck | +| Sync                   ​| Sync to other deck                               ​
-| Search <</>>​| Search through currently loaded track | +| Search <</>> ​          ​| Search through currently loaded track            
-| Keylock (Shift+Vinyl) | Toggle pitch independent time stretch (KeyLock) | +| Keylock (Shift+Vinyl) ​ | Toggle pitch independent time stretch (KeyLock) ​ 
-| Vinyl | Toggle between Scratch mode and Pitch mode | +| Vinyl                  | Toggle between Scratch mode and Pitch mode       ​
-| Platter | Touch sensitive platters! Scratch or Pitch |+| Platter ​               | Touch sensitive platters! Scratch or Pitchbend ​  | 
 +| Shift + Platter ​       | Scroll through library quickly ​                  |
  
-In Pitch mode, moving the platters from either the top or side will only bend the pitch of the deck. In Scratch mode, the platters act like vinyl turntables and can be used for scratching. Touching and holding them from the top stops the deck in Scratch mode.+In Pitch mode, moving the platters from either the top or side will only bend the pitch of the deck. In Scratch mode, the platters act like vinyl turntables and can be used for scratching. Touching and holding them from the top stops the deck. Moving them from the edge does not stop the deck.
 ==== Library and Track loading ==== ==== Library and Track loading ====
- +Use the encoder ​in the center of the controller to browse through the library. Press the encoder ​to switch between library main window and sidebar. Unfortunately there seems to be no way to expand entries in the sidebar through the controller script.
-Use the rotational knob in the center of the controller to browse through the library. Press the rotational knob to switch between library main window and sidebar. Unfortunately there seems to be no way to expand entries in the sidebar through the controller script.+
  
 Use the [LOAD] buttons to load the currently selected track into either the left or right deck. Use the [LOAD] buttons to load the currently selected track into either the left or right deck.
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 | Right  | Next sidebar entry     | | Right  | Next sidebar entry     |
  
-If you hold Shift and then rotate a platter, you can scroll through the library much faster ​(but not as precise). This is sometimes handy to scroll through very long library lists. However, as you should organize your tracks in crates and playlists or simply use the library search function to filter the list, this might be remapped to something different in the future (maybe faster skimming through very long tracks).+If you hold Shift and then rotate a platter, you can scroll through the library much faster.
  
 ==== Equalizer ==== ==== Equalizer ====
  
-The per deck EQ rotaries are mapped to their software counterparts. The VMS2 has no dedicated kill switches for the EQ. However, in Mixxx it has (using ​the secondary Loop controls)!+The per deck EQ rotaries are mapped to their software counterparts. The VMS2 has no dedicated kill switches for the EQ. However, in Mixxx, pressing ​the following buttons with Shift acts as EQ kill switches.
  
 ^ VMS2 Control ^ Mixxx Control ​   ^ ^ VMS2 Control ^ Mixxx Control ​   ^
-| Shift+IN ​    | Kill Switch ​Lo   |+| Shift+IN ​    | Kill Switch ​Low  ​|
 | Shift+OUT ​   | Kill Switch Mid  | | Shift+OUT ​   | Kill Switch Mid  |
 | Shift+RELOOP | Kill Switch High | | Shift+RELOOP | Kill Switch High |
  
-==== Hot Cues ====+==== Hotcues ​====
  
-The VMS2 features ​Hot Cues per deck.+The VMS2 can control ​hotcues ​per deck.
  
 ^ VMS2 Control ^ Mixxx Control ​   ^ ^ VMS2 Control ^ Mixxx Control ​   ^
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 | Vinyl + 4 / 5 / 6 = (Vinyl + Shift + 1 / 2 / 3) | Delete HotCue 4 / 5 / 6 | | Vinyl + 4 / 5 / 6 = (Vinyl + Shift + 1 / 2 / 3) | Delete HotCue 4 / 5 / 6 |
  
-Pressing the keylock/vinyl button will not toggle ​keylock or scratch mode as long as a hotcue is deleted before releasing the keylock/vinyl button.+Pressing the vinyl/​keylock ​button will not toggle scratch mode or keylock ​as long as a hotcue is deleted before releasing the vinyl/​keylock ​button.
  
 ==== Loops ==== ==== Loops ====
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 As Mixxx currently only supports one active loop per deck, the secondary loop controls have been remapped to EQ kill switches. As Mixxx currently only supports one active loop per deck, the secondary loop controls have been remapped to EQ kill switches.
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-==== Soft Takeover ==== 
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-The soft takeover feature shall prevent software controls from making sudden jumps, when hardware and software controls got out of sync. A hardware control needs to be moved close to were the software control is, before hardware control changes are also applied in software. While the idea is nice, it does not always work reliably, especially in hectic situations when controls are moved very fast. Soft Takeover has therefore been disabled for all controls in the mapping. If you want to re-enable it, just search for "​soft-takeover"​ in the mapping XML file and uncomment the option. Soft takeover will probably be a required feature for 4-Deck support. 
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-==== 4-Deck Support ==== 
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-As of Mixxx version 2,0, it is theoretically possible to control 4 decks by using the redundant [PAUSE] button as deck switch. Unfortunately,​ this has not been mapped, yet. Stay tuned for updates or get coding! 
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-The 4 Deck routing for this controller is of very limited use, as the volume- and crossfader directly influence the sound output in hardware. 
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-  * Route Mixxx "Left Bus" to the VMS2 output channels 1-2 (Left Deck Stereo). 
-  * Route Mixxx "Right Bus" to the VMS2 output channels 3-4 (Right Deck Stereo). 
-  * Bypass the built-in hardware equalizer of the VMS2 (i.e. use Post-EQ Mode). 
-  * Route the headphone output to a separate soundcard. 
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-In this mode, you cannot use the built-in headphone jack to pre-listen, as the Mixxx software controls for deck volume already affect the signals going into the VMS2. You need a separate soundcard to attach your headphones.\\ 
-The two decks on the same bus are always directly affected by the volume fader, therefore you cannot fade between two tracks playing on the same bus without going over a point of silence. The faders are pretty much useless in that setup as they cannot be used intuitively.\\ 
-FIXME The left and right bus are also affected by the software crossfader! That is bad and possibly wrong, as it means the hardware and software crossfader are both applied. I need to file a bug report (and link to it from here)! 
  
  
american_audio_vms2.1459830334.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/04/05 00:25 by be.ing