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Gemini - PMX10

ADVANCED SETUP


MIDI MAPPING


The unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config and the “factory default” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list. The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.



Read further details at
http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/settings/controllers.html
http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJ8script.html

AUDIO Setup


Default Audio setup


The unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that.
If the pre-defined audio setup is selected, speakers and Headphones need to be connected to the unit at the rear and front side panels respectively.



TIMECODE (DVS) CONTROL


The Gemini PMX10 is offering a built-in USB audio device with 2 stereo inputs, suitable for Timecode (DVS) controls.
  • Connect your Timecode devices (Turntables with Timecode vinyl) or CD Player (with Timecode CD) to the rear panel Input CH1/CH2 sockets.
  • Depending on the type of your Timecode source, set the LN/PH switches accordingly.
  • Go to VirtualDJ Settings->AUDIO tab and click on the TIMECODE SIGNAL button to auto-generate the following audio setup.


  • Click to APPLY and close the Settings window
  • Start playing your Timecode sources
  • Make sure your Timecode signal is strong and the Timecode buttons on the VirtualDJ GUI are enabled.


Note: Timecode control requires one of the following licenses..
  • Pro Infinity
  • Timecode Plus license
  • Limited Edition keycode (serial) of Gemini PMX10 (comes with a special Timecode additional license - which requires online login for the extra license to be validated, at least once).


MIXER MODES


The Gemini PMX10 can operate in 2 modes, the MIXER (Hardware) mode and the MIDI (Software) mode.

MIXER MODE


This mode is the default and auto-selected on every power-cycle. In this mode, the audio mixing (Volume, Equalizer, Filter and Crossfader) is performed by the PMX10. All the previously mentioned mixer elements, will still send Midi signal, thus the corresponding elements on the GUI of VirtualDJ will follow the movements and positions of the hardware ones. However, the GUI elements will not control the mixing (fake mixer mode).

MIDI MODE


In this mode, the audio mixing (Volume, Equalizer, Filter etc) is performed by VirtualDJ and a different sound card (other than the builtin of the PMX10) can be used as well. The USB Audio interface of the PMX10 does not offer Timecode/DVS Inputs in Midi mode.

How to switch between the 2 modes
Select the PMX10 Settings Pads page from the drop-down select in the PADS section of VirtualDJ GUI, or hold down the TRACK SELECT button for more than 3 seconds.
The first 2 Pads (can be controlled from the PMX10 as well) are to select the Hardware (default MIXER) or the Software (MIDI) mode.
Each time a mode selection is performed, VirtualDJ will automatically apply the necessary Audio setup for the selected mode.


MIXER (Hardware) mode


MIDI(Software) mode



Audio Setup for MIXER (Hardware) mode



Audio Setup for MIDI(Software) mode


Notes
  • Pads 3 and 4 offer the same functionality as the LOAD DECK 1 and 2 buttons when pressed for more than 2 seconds. When enabled (the LOAD leds on the PMX10 will blink), the audio signal from the corresponding VirtualDJ deck will be muted, and the audio signal from the connected analogue source at the rear CH1/CH2 connections will be routed to the mixer channels of the PMX10. This operation is only available in Hardware (Mixer) mode.
  • The special GEMINI PMX10 button in the Audio Setup tab of VirtualDJ Settings is always offering the audio configuration of the default - Hardware/Mixer mode.
  • When the PMX10 Settings Pads page is selected (to switch mode), the Pads on the PMX10 will control the assigned actions of this pads page. To return to the Hotcues or Sampler modes for the Pads, press the CUES or SAMPLER buttons on the PMX10


RECORDING


When mixing with VirtualDJ, your mix can be recorded in the following cases.
  • The PMX10 is set to Software/MIDI mode. In this case (with Master & Headphones as Audio setup), all you need to do is to use the REC button in the MASTER Mixer panel of VirtualDJ GUI to record your mix. However, the Microphone input of the PMX10 will not be recorded
  • The PMX10 is set to Hardware(MIXER) mode. In this case, you will need to route the Master Output from either the BOOTH or REC Output to an Input of another USB Audio Interface and add a record line in your Audio setup.
    In the following example, we have connected the REC Output with the LineIn Input of the computer's built-in Audio Interface using standard 2xRCA to 1/8" stereo jack, and we have added a record line using the input of that sound card


    Hardware mode - Audio setup with external Recording Input


    Note that in case of recording externally (using the REC OUT routed to a different sound card), all inputs (from CH1/CH2 sources) and the Microphone of the PMX10 will be also recorded along with your mix




For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ 8. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html





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