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american_audio_vms4 [2015/11/30 13:06]
pegasus [American Audio VMS4/4.1]
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 & knobs, but it's otherwise the same hardware as the VMS4.1.+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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 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: 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+: 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.)
 +    * 1.9: You can only access hot cues 1-4. Hold shift and press to delete the cue.
   * **Pitch Bend +/-**   * **Pitch Bend +/-**
     * Momentarily speeds up or slows down the deck while the button is held down.     * Momentarily speeds up or slows down the deck while the button is held down.
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   * **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: 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+: 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
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   * **Search >>/ *2** - Fast-forward   * **Search >>/ *2** - Fast-forward
     * 1.10+: 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 ====
-=== 1.11 and below === +=== 2.1 === 
- +Same as 2.0, except the Select knob affects only the first effect ​in the unit.
-  * **Select knob** - Adjusts ​the LFO period for the Flanger ​effect +
-  * **Control knob** - Adjusts ​the depth of the Flanger effect +
-  * **On/Off** - Toggles the Flanger effect on this deck +
-  * //​**Parameter** - Does nothing//+
  
 === 2.0 === === 2.0 ===
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   * **On/Off** - Toggles the effect for the deck matching the effect unit number   * **On/Off** - Toggles the effect for the deck matching the effect unit number
   * **Parameter** - Toggles what the above Control knob adjusts   * **Parameter** - Toggles what the above Control knob adjusts
 +
 +=== 1.11 and below ===
 +
 +  * **Select knob** - Adjusts the LFO period for the Flanger effect
 +  * **Control knob** - Adjusts the depth of the Flanger effect
 +  * **On/Off** - Toggles the Flanger effect on this deck
 +  * //​**Parameter** - Does nothing//
 +
 ==== Sample section ==== ==== Sample section ====
 The left side of the controller controls Sampler 1, and the right, Sampler 2. The left side of the controller controls Sampler 1, and the right, Sampler 2.
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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 ==== ==== 2.0 ====
  
american_audio_vms4.1448906769.txt.gz · Last modified: 2015/11/30 13:06 by pegasus