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   *[[https://​www.mixxx.org/​forums/​viewtopic.php?​f=7&​t=8863&​p=34041#​p34041|Download mapping for Mixxx 2.1]]    *[[https://​www.mixxx.org/​forums/​viewtopic.php?​f=7&​t=8863&​p=34041#​p34041|Download mapping for Mixxx 2.1]] 
  
-The Numark Mixtrack Platinum is a 2 channel (with 4 channel layering) entry level DJ controller with an integrated ​sound card. The stand out feature of the Mixtrack Platinum is the LCD displays integrated into the jog wheels.+The Numark Mixtrack Platinum is a 2 channel (with 4 channel layering) entry level DJ controller with an integrated ​audio interface. The stand out feature of the Mixtrack Platinum is the LCD displays integrated into the jog wheels. It is a USB Audio and MIDI Class compliant device and works with Linux, macOS, and Windows.
  
-The microphone input on this controller is not available to the computer through the controller'​s ​sound card. It is mixed with the master ​output ​in hardware, so this controller'​s sound card is not suitable ​for broadcasting or recording the inputs. If you want to use the controller ​for broadcasting or recording, a separate [[Hardware Compatibility#​USB Audio Interfaces|USB audio interface]] with a microphone input is suggested.+===== Audio interface ===== 
 +Configure Mixxx'​s ​Master ​output for channels 1-2 and Headphones output ​for Channels 3-4.
  
-===== Soundcard ===== +The microphone input on this controller is not available ​to the computer through ​the controller'​s audio interface. It is mixed with the master ​output ​in hardware, so this controller'​s audio itnerface is not suitable for broadcasting or recording the inputs. If you want to use the controller for broadcasting or recording, a separate [[Hardware Compatibility#​USB Audio Interfaces|USB audio interface]] with a microphone input is suggested.
- +
-The **master** output of the Mixtrack Platinum maps to channels 1 and 2 of the soundcard and the **headphone ** output ​maps to channels 3 and 4.+
  
 ===== Configuration Options ===== ===== Configuration Options =====
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   * **UseManualLoopAsCue:​** if true, the manual loop controls will behave as hotcues 5-8. When enabled, the normal loop control behavior can be activated using shift+pad mode+mode button and pad mode+mode to use the hotcue behavior (defaults to false)   * **UseManualLoopAsCue:​** if true, the manual loop controls will behave as hotcues 5-8. When enabled, the normal loop control behavior can be activated using shift+pad mode+mode button and pad mode+mode to use the hotcue behavior (defaults to false)
   * **UseAutoLoopAsCue:​** if true, the auto loop controls will behave as hotcues 5-8. When enabled, the normal loop control behavior can be activated using shift+pad mode+mode button and pad mode+mode to use the hotcue behavior (defaults to false)   * **UseAutoLoopAsCue:​** if true, the auto loop controls will behave as hotcues 5-8. When enabled, the normal loop control behavior can be activated using shift+pad mode+mode button and pad mode+mode to use the hotcue behavior (defaults to false)
 +  * **UseCueAsSampler:​** if true, the hotcues will control sampler slots 5-8 when sampler mode is active. ​ When enabled, the normal hotcue control behavior can be activated using shift+pad mode+sampler while pad mode+sampler will activate the special behavior (defaults to false)
 +  * **ShiftLoadEjects:​** if true, pressing shift + load will eject a track (defaults to false)
  
 ===== Mapping ===== ===== Mapping =====
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 4. **Cue Gain:** Adjusts the volume for headphone cueing in the software.\\ 4. **Cue Gain:** Adjusts the volume for headphone cueing in the software.\\
-**Shift+Cue Gain:** adjust the volume of the first sampler banks+**Shift+Cue Gain:** adjust the volume of the first sampler banks
  
-5. **VU Meter:** Monitor the volume levels of the master output and each channel. When cue/pfl is active on any channel, the meter shows the levels ​for each channel. Otherwise the meter shows the levels of the master output.+5. **VU Meter:** Monitor the volume levels of the master output and each channel. When cue/pfl is active on ANY channel, the meter shows the mono levels each channel ​(left meter shows the deck on the left, right meter for the deck on the right). Otherwise the meter shows the stereo ​levels of the master output.
    
 6. **Load:** Press one of these buttons while a track is selected in the library window to assign it to Deck 1 and 2 (or 3 and 4), respectively,​ in the software.\\ 6. **Load:** Press one of these buttons while a track is selected in the library window to assign it to Deck 1 and 2 (or 3 and 4), respectively,​ in the software.\\
 +**Shift + Load:** Load the track and play (or if the ShiftLoadEjects option is set, eject the track)
  
 7. **Gain Knobs:** Adjust the gain of the deck.\\ 7. **Gain Knobs:** Adjust the gain of the deck.\\
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 9. **Mid EQ Knobs:** Adjust the volume of the mid frequencies of the deck.\\ 9. **Mid EQ Knobs:** Adjust the volume of the mid frequencies of the deck.\\
-**Shift + Mid:** Adjust parameter ​of the currently focused effect on this deck.+**Shift + Mid:** Adjust parameter ​of the currently focused effect on this deck.
  
 10. **Low EQ Knobs:** Adjust the volume of the low frequencies of the deck.\\ 10. **Low EQ Knobs:** Adjust the volume of the low frequencies of the deck.\\
-**Shift + Low:** Adjust parameter ​of the currently focused effect on this deck.+**Shift + Low:** Adjust parameter ​of the currently focused effect on this deck.
  
 11. **Filter:** Adjusts the amount of the filter effect. Turning the knob left controls the low pass filter; turning it right controls the high pass filter. The effect applied here can be configured (the Quick Effect option in the Equalizer preferences).\\ 11. **Filter:** Adjusts the amount of the filter effect. Turning the knob left controls the low pass filter; turning it right controls the high pass filter. The effect applied here can be configured (the Quick Effect option in the Equalizer preferences).\\
-**Shift + Filter:​** ​Adjust ​parameter 1 of the currently focused effect on this deck.+**Shift + Filter:​** ​With no effect focused, this controls the Superknob of the effects unit. With an effect focused, this adjusts ​parameter 1 of the currently focused effect on this deck.
  
 12. **Cue/​PFL/​Headphones:​** Sends pre-fader audio to the headphone output. If any channels have the cue button active, the VU meter will show channel output levels instead of master output levels on all decks. 12. **Cue/​PFL/​Headphones:​** Sends pre-fader audio to the headphone output. If any channels have the cue button active, the VU meter will show channel output levels instead of master output levels on all decks.
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 14. **Crossfader:​** Controls the blend between the two decks. 14. **Crossfader:​** Controls the blend between the two decks.
  
-15-16. **Pitch Bend Down/Up:** Press and hold to momentarily reduce the speed of the track.+15-16. **Pitch Bend Down/Up:** Press and hold to momentarily reduce the speed of the track. ​\\ 
 +**Shift + Pitch Bend:** adjust the key of the playing track up or down. Press both buttons to reset the key. \\ 
 +**Pitch Bend Up + Pitch Bend Down:** toggle keylock
  
 17. **Pitch Fader:** Adjust the speed of the music (activate keylock to adjust tempo without affecting pitch). Note that moving the fader down //​increases//​ speed, as marked by the "​+"​ at the bottom of the fader on the controller. This can be reversed in Mixxx'​s preferences under Interface > Speed slider direction. 17. **Pitch Fader:** Adjust the speed of the music (activate keylock to adjust tempo without affecting pitch). Note that moving the fader down //​increases//​ speed, as marked by the "​+"​ at the bottom of the fader on the controller. This can be reversed in Mixxx'​s preferences under Interface > Speed slider direction.
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 **Shift + FX 1:** Cycle to the next effect.\\ **Shift + FX 1:** Cycle to the next effect.\\
 **Hold + FX 1:** Enable this effect in instant mode, after the button is released the effect will be disabled again.\\ **Hold + FX 1:** Enable this effect in instant mode, after the button is released the effect will be disabled again.\\
-**Tap + FX 1:** Focus this effect to allow adjusting ​it's parameters.+**Tap + FX 1:** Focus this effect to allow adjusting ​its metaknob with the touch strip.
  
 21. **FX 2 On/Off:** Toggle FX 2 of the deck’s Effect Unit\\ 21. **FX 2 On/Off:** Toggle FX 2 of the deck’s Effect Unit\\
 **Shift + FX 2:** Cycle to the next effect.\\ **Shift + FX 2:** Cycle to the next effect.\\
 **Hold + FX 2:** Enable this effect in instant mode, after the button is released the effect will be disabled again.\\ **Hold + FX 2:** Enable this effect in instant mode, after the button is released the effect will be disabled again.\\
-**Tap + FX 2:** Focus this effect to allow adjusting ​it's parameters.+**Tap + FX 2:** Focus this effect to allow adjusting ​its metaknob with the touch strip.
  
 22. **FX 3 On/Off:** Toggle FX 3 of the deck’s Effect Unit\\ 22. **FX 3 On/Off:** Toggle FX 3 of the deck’s Effect Unit\\
 **Shift + FX 3:** Cycle to the next effect.\\ **Shift + FX 3:** Cycle to the next effect.\\
 **Hold + FX 3:** Enable this effect in instant mode, after the button is released the effect will be disabled again.\\ **Hold + FX 3:** Enable this effect in instant mode, after the button is released the effect will be disabled again.\\
-**Tap + FX 3:** Focus this effect to allow adjusting ​it's parameters.+**Tap + FX 3:** Focus this effect to allow adjusting ​its metaknob with the touch strip.
  
 23. **Tap BPM:** Press this button several times on beat to manually enter a new BPM. The software will ignore the track'​s BPM and follow your manually entered tempo.\\ 23. **Tap BPM:** Press this button several times on beat to manually enter a new BPM. The software will ignore the track'​s BPM and follow your manually entered tempo.\\
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 25. **Platter/​Jog Wheel:** If Wheel is enabled, touching the platter will result in vinyl scratching, when disabled, nothing will happen and the entire jog wheel behaves as if the side was touched.\\ 25. **Platter/​Jog Wheel:** If Wheel is enabled, touching the platter will result in vinyl scratching, when disabled, nothing will happen and the entire jog wheel behaves as if the side was touched.\\
 **Touch side:** Pitch bend (nudging) if track is playing\\ **Touch side:** Pitch bend (nudging) if track is playing\\
-**Wheel On + Touch platter:** scratching: touch the platter and move it\\ 
 **Shift + Touch platter:** Quickly scroll through the track\\ **Shift + Touch platter:** Quickly scroll through the track\\
 **Shift + Touch side:** Beat jump\\ **Shift + Touch side:** Beat jump\\
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 30. **Cue (Transport Control):** Behavior depends on the [[http://​mixxx.org/​manual/​latest/​chapters/​user_interface.html#​interface-cue-modes|cue mode]] set in the Mixxx preferences.\\ ​ 30. **Cue (Transport Control):** Behavior depends on the [[http://​mixxx.org/​manual/​latest/​chapters/​user_interface.html#​interface-cue-modes|cue mode]] set in the Mixxx preferences.\\ ​
-**Shift + Cue:** return the play head to the start of the track. +**Shift + Cue:** return the play head to the start of the track and stop the deck.
  
 31. **Play/​Pause:​** Starts and stops playback.\\ 31. **Play/​Pause:​** Starts and stops playback.\\
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 **Shift+Pad Mode+Manual Loop:** set the top row of pads to control hotcues 5-8 (see below)\\ **Shift+Pad Mode+Manual Loop:** set the top row of pads to control hotcues 5-8 (see below)\\
 **Shift+Pad Mode+Auto Loop:** set the top row of pads to control hotcues 5-8 (see below)\\ **Shift+Pad Mode+Auto Loop:** set the top row of pads to control hotcues 5-8 (see below)\\
 +**Shift+Pad Mode+Sampler:​** set the bottom row of pads to control sampler banks 5-8 (see below)
  
 33. **Performance Pads:** 33. **Performance Pads:**
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   * **Loop Out** – Sets the end point for the loop: When assigned, the Pad LED will light blue\\ ​     * **Loop Out** – Sets the end point for the loop: When assigned, the Pad LED will light blue\\ ​  
   * **On/Off** – (De)activate the loop. If a loop has not been set, this button will have no effect.: When assigned, the Pad LED will light blue\\  ​   * **On/Off** – (De)activate the loop. If a loop has not been set, this button will have no effect.: When assigned, the Pad LED will light blue\\  ​
-  * **Loop x1/2** – Halve the length of the loop. Press Shift + Loop x1/2 to double the length of the loop.+  * **Loop x1/2** – Halve the length of the loop. Press Shift + Loop x1/2 to double the length of the loop.  Note that this does not update the beatloop size shown on screen.
  
 If Manual Loop is selected with Shift and Pad Mode held down this will activate control of hotcues 5-8 on the upper row instead of the looping controls. Select Manual Loop again while holding Pad Mode to restore the default behavior. There will be no indication of which mode is selected (beyond the LEDs on the keys themselves, which will vary depending on loop and hotcue status). The **UseManualLoopAsCue** config option can be set in the mapping file (see above) to swap the default "​shadow"​ mode of the looping controls such that hotcue control will be the default and manual loop control with be selected when Shift is used. If Manual Loop is selected with Shift and Pad Mode held down this will activate control of hotcues 5-8 on the upper row instead of the looping controls. Select Manual Loop again while holding Pad Mode to restore the default behavior. There will be no indication of which mode is selected (beyond the LEDs on the keys themselves, which will vary depending on loop and hotcue status). The **UseManualLoopAsCue** config option can be set in the mapping file (see above) to swap the default "​shadow"​ mode of the looping controls such that hotcue control will be the default and manual loop control with be selected when Shift is used.
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 ===Sample Mode=== ===Sample Mode===
-Hold Pad Mode and press the pad marked Sampler to enter sampler mode. A press of any of the sample buttons will load a sample if non are loaded. Shift + sample pad will unload a sample if it is not playing. Pressing a pad when a sample is loaded will play the sample, pressing shift + sample pad while a sample is playing will stop it.+Hold Pad Mode and press the pad marked Sampler to enter sampler mode (hold down shift as well to control slots 5-8 using the hotcue buttons). A press of any of the sample buttons will load a sample if the sampler is not loaded. Shift + sample pad will unload a sample if it is not playing. Pressing a pad when a sample is loaded will play the sample, pressing shift + sample pad while a sample is playing will stop it.
  
-Use **shift+cue gain** to adjust the volume of the sampler.+Use **shift+cue gain** to adjust the volume of the sampler. When switching to the pad mode to sampler, hold down shift to control slots 5-8 using the hotcue buttons.
  
-Note: there are 4 sample slots for the entire controller. The sampler ​on each deck controls ​the same slots.+Note: the 8 sample slots on each deck all control ​the same slots in Mixxx no matter which deck the sampler is active on. This is because the controller sends the same MIDI codes for button presses on each side, so there is no way for Mixxx to tell whether a sampler button was pressed on the left or right side of the controller.
  
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