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american_audio_vms4 [2015/11/25 23:39]
pegasus Direct-deck output limitations
american_audio_vms4 [2018/05/21 12:15] (current)
pegasus [Deck controls] Add needle drop when deck is stopped in 2.1.1+
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 ====== American Audio VMS4/4.1 ====== ====== American Audio VMS4/4.1 ======
-{{:​hardware:​american_audio:​vms4_angle.jpg?​direct&​500}}+{{:​hardware:​american_audio:​vms4.1_angle.jpg?​direct&​500}}
  
 Manufacturer'​s Web site links: Manufacturer'​s Web site links:
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   *[[http://​www.adj.com/​vms4-1-traktor|VMS4.1 Traktor edition]]   *[[http://​www.adj.com/​vms4-1-traktor|VMS4.1 Traktor edition]]
  
-The original VMS4 has problems with sound quality. The microphone input impedance is off and the output volume is low. The VMS4.1 is the same controller ​with a better mixing engine ​that fixes these issues. The Traktor edition has different labels on some buttons ​and sends some different MIDI messages, but it's otherwise the same hardware as the VMS4.1. ​(Mapping differences are outlined below.)+The original VMS4 has problems with sound quality. The microphone input impedance is off and the output volume is low. The VMS4.1 is the same controller, except ​that those hardware ​issues ​have been fixed. The Traktor edition has different labels on some buttons ​& knobs, but it's otherwise the same hardware as the VMS4.1.
 ===== Setup ===== ===== Setup =====
  
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   - Continue reading below to know how everything is mapped   - Continue reading below to know how everything is mapped
  
 +==== Direct deck output implications ====
 This setup uses direct deck outputs because mixing takes place in the VMS4 hardware. The down side to this is that you won't be able to use Mixxx features that play to Master or Cue buses like the Preview Deck or Samplers. Using these features with a hardware + MIDI mixer like the VMS4 is not really feasible unless you used a separate sound interface or controlled Mixxx'​s internal mixer another way. This setup uses direct deck outputs because mixing takes place in the VMS4 hardware. The down side to this is that you won't be able to use Mixxx features that play to Master or Cue buses like the Preview Deck or Samplers. Using these features with a hardware + MIDI mixer like the VMS4 is not really feasible unless you used a separate sound interface or controlled Mixxx'​s internal mixer another way.
 ===== Control ===== ===== Control =====
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 This guide explains how the VMS4 is mapped by default in Mixxx. This guide explains how the VMS4 is mapped by default in Mixxx.
  
-{{:​hardware:​american_audio:​vms4_top.jpg?​direct&​450 |}}+{{:​hardware:​american_audio:​vms4.1_top.jpg?​direct&​450 |}}
  
 //Image courtesy of [[http://​www.adjaudio.com/​|American Audio]]. Click on it for a larger version.// //Image courtesy of [[http://​www.adjaudio.com/​|American Audio]]. Click on it for a larger version.//
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 //The controls are the same on both sides of the controller. The left side controls Deck 1 and the right side controls Deck 2.// //The controls are the same on both sides of the controller. The left side controls Deck 1 and the right side controls Deck 2.//
  
-  * **Sync/​Range/Hot Cue** button - Changes the BPM of this deck to match that of the other. When shifted, toggles the pitch slider range. (See top of page to customize.)+  * **Sync/​Range** button - Changes the BPM of this deck to match that of the other. When shifted, toggles the pitch slider range. (See top of page to customize.)
   * **Hot cue buttons** - Press to set or recall a hot cue. The buttons light up red when one is set.   * **Hot cue buttons** - Press to set or recall a hot cue. The buttons light up red when one is set.
-    ​* 1.9.x: You can only access hot cues 1-4. Hold shift and press to delete the cue. +    * 1.10+: Hold Shift and press to access hot cues 5-8. (The buttons light up blue for these.) Hold Vinyl and press to delete the cue. (Note: there is a bug in some firmware versions that causes hot cues 5 and 6 to be deleted simultaneously.
-    ​* 1.10.x: Hold shift and press to access hot cues 5-8. (The buttons light up blue for these.) Hold Vinyl and press to delete the cue. (Note: there is a bug in some firmware versions that causes hot cues 5 and 6 to be deleted simultaneously. ​We are in communication with AA about the issue.)+    * 1.9: You can only access hot cues 1-4. Hold shift and press to delete the cue. 
 +  * **Pitch Bend +/-** 
 +    * Momentarily speeds up or slows down the deck while the button is held down. 
 +    * 2.0+: Hold Shift and press to adjust the key (pitch) of the song (independent of the tempo.)
   * **Loop In** - Set the in point of a loop   * **Loop In** - Set the in point of a loop
   * **Loop Out** - Set the out point of a loop   * **Loop Out** - Set the out point of a loop
   * **Reloop** - Toggle a previously-set loop. Lights red when a loop is active.   * **Reloop** - Toggle a previously-set loop. Lights red when a loop is active.
   * **Loop/​Smart**   * **Loop/​Smart**
-    ​* 1.9.x: Toggle track repeat mode +    * 1.10+: Start a 4-beat loop. Hold Shift and press to toggle quantization (locking to the nearest beat.) 
-    ​* 1.10.x: Start a 4-beat loop. Hold Shift and press to toggle quantization (locking to the nearest beat.)+    * 1.9: Toggle track repeat mode
   * **Vinyl/​Keylock** - //(Does nothing on its own when un-shifted at the moment.)// When shifted, toggles key lock.   * **Vinyl/​Keylock** - //(Does nothing on its own when un-shifted at the moment.)// When shifted, toggles key lock.
   * **<< Search/ /2** - Fast-rewind   * **<< Search/ /2** - Fast-rewind
-    * 1.10.x: Hold Shift and press to halve the current loop length+    * 1.10+: Hold Shift and press to halve the current loop length
   * **Search >>/ *2** - Fast-forward   * **Search >>/ *2** - Fast-forward
-    * 1.10.x: Hold Shift and press to double the current loop length+    * 1.10+: Hold Shift and press to double the current loop length 
 +  * **Touch strip** 
 +    * 2.1.1+: Scroll through the respective Library panes. (Left for the folders/​crates list, right for the track list.) 
 +      * Hold Shift and touch: 
 +        - to affect the Dry/Wet knob on the respective effect unit while the deck is playing 
 +        - for Needle drop - search through the track while the deck is stopped 
 +    * 2.1.0 and below: Needle drop - touch to search through the track (only when stopped in 2.1.0.)
   * **Wheel**   * **Wheel**
     * Move the wheel while touching the top to scratch the current track like a vinyl record     * Move the wheel while touching the top to scratch the current track like a vinyl record
     * Move the wheel without touching the top (so on the sides) to perform a temporary pitch bend     * Move the wheel without touching the top (so on the sides) to perform a temporary pitch bend
 +  * **CUE** - Operates according to the Cue mode set in Mixxx'​s preferences
 +    * 2.1+ - Hold Shift and press to play immediately from the cue point (known as Cue+Play or CUP.)
 +  * **Play** - Press to toggle deck playback
 +    * 2.1+ - Hold Shift and press to set this deck as the master for syncing with another
 +  * **Pause** - Stops the deck playback
  
 ==== Effects section ==== ==== Effects section ====
 +=== 2.1 ===
 +Same as 2.0, except the Select knob affects only the first effect in the unit.
 +
 +=== 2.0 ===
 +The left side controls effect unit 1 and the right side controls effect unit 2.
 +  * **Select knob**
 +    * Rotate to choose the effect chain preset
 +    * Press to toggle whether the effect unit is on or not
 +  * **Control knob**
 +    * Adjusts the wet/dry ratio
 +    * When Parameter is on, this becomes the Wonder Knob, adjusting all effect parameters at once
 +  * **On/Off** - Toggles the effect for the deck matching the effect unit number
 +  * **Parameter** - Toggles what the above Control knob adjusts
 +
 +=== 1.11 and below ===
  
   * **Select knob** - Adjusts the LFO period for the Flanger effect   * **Select knob** - Adjusts the LFO period for the Flanger effect
   * **Control knob** - Adjusts the depth of the Flanger effect   * **Control knob** - Adjusts the depth of the Flanger effect
   * **On/Off** - Toggles the Flanger effect on this deck   * **On/Off** - Toggles the Flanger effect on this deck
-  * //​**Parameter** - Currently does nothing//+  * //​**Parameter** - Does nothing//
  
 ==== Sample section ==== ==== Sample section ====
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 ===== Mixer controls ===== ===== Mixer controls =====
 +==== 2.1 ====
 +
 +Same as 2.0 but the volume sliders no longer control the ones in Mixxx because direct Deck outputs are now affected by Mixxx'​s internal ones. ([[https://​github.com/​mixxxdj/​mixxx/​commit/​7ce9a6fbe1df3087ecdd03793bb766f06b3001d8|See this commit message]] for further explanation.)
 +
 +==== 2.0 ====
  
-=== 8 OUT mode === 
   * **Midilog 1** - This strip controls Deck 3/C   * **Midilog 1** - This strip controls Deck 3/C
   * **Midilog 2** - This strip controls Deck 1/A   * **Midilog 2** - This strip controls Deck 1/A
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   * **Midilog 4** - This strip controls Deck 4/D   * **Midilog 4** - This strip controls Deck 4/D
  
-=== 4 OUT mode ===+==== 1.11 and below ==== 
   * //**Midilog 1** - used only for analog source control, unused by Mixxx//   * //**Midilog 1** - used only for analog source control, unused by Mixxx//
   * **Midilog 2** - This strip controls Deck 1   * **Midilog 2** - This strip controls Deck 1
   * **Midilog 3** - This strip controls Deck 2   * **Midilog 3** - This strip controls Deck 2
   * //**Midilog 4** - used only for analog source control, unused by Mixxx//   * //**Midilog 4** - used only for analog source control, unused by Mixxx//
 +
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