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Pioneer - XDJ-XZ - Layout

MIXER & EFFECT CONTROLS





MIXER CONTROLS


KEY

ACTION

1 CROSSFADER
Blends audio between the left and right assigned mixer channels
2 CF ASSIGN
Assign Mixer Channel to A (Left) or B (Right) side of the Crosssfader or set to THRU for Crossfader not to affect its output
3 VOLUME
Alter the output Volume of each Mixer Channel
4 CUE/PFL
Press these buttons to send channel's pre-fader signal to the Headphones Channel for monitoring. When engaged, the button will be lit
5 COLOR
Use this knob to apply the selected Color FX on each Mixer Channel. When in middle position, the selected Color FX is not applied, even if it is enabled from the selection buttons
6 COLOR FX SELECT
Use these buttons to select one of the 6 available Color FX (Space, Dub Echo, Sweep, Noise, Crush and Filter).
7 COLOR PARAMETER
Use this knob to adjust the Parameter of the selected Color FX.
8 3-BAND EQ
Use these 3 knobs to adjust the 3 Bands(Low, Mid, High) of the Equalizer for each Mixer Channel.
9 TRIM
Adjusts the pre-fader output level (gain) of each mixer channel.
10 CH3/CH4 INPUT
Set CH3/CH4 to PC position for audio signal from VirtualDJ Decks 3/4 to be routed to Mixer Channels 3/4. Use this position for Timecode/DVS Control (See Advanced Setup).
Set CH3/CH4 to LINE position for audio signal from LINE Inputs CH3/CH4 be routed to Mixer Channels 3/4.
Set CH3/CH4 to PHONO position for audio signal from PHONO Inputs CH3/CH4 be routed to Mixer Channels 3/4
11 AUX SOURCE INPUT
Set to PC position for VirtualDJ to send audio from the set output to the Master Output of XDJ-XZ. By default the USB AUX Output channels are set to output the VDJ Sampler.
Set to LINE/PORTABLE position for the audio signal from AUX Input (rear connection) to be routed to the Master Output.
12 AUX VOLUME
Adjust the output Volume of the AUX input. By default this knob is assigned to adjust the Master Volume of VirtualDJ Sampler.
13 HEADPHONES MIX
Turn to mix between Cue and Program in the Headphone channel. When all the way to the left, only channels routed to the Headphones channel (via the CUE buttons) will be heard. When all the way to the right, only the Program mix will be heard.
14 HEADPHONES LEVEL
Adjusts the level of the Headphones Output (Connection at the front panel)



EFFECT CONTROLS


The BEAT FX section is used to apply Hardware Effects to Decks/Master/Mic/AUX-Sampler,
15 X-PAD
Use this X-PAD touch-strip slider or the touch-pads to temporary trigger the selected Beat-FX and adjust it's beats at the same time.
16 BEATS
Use these buttons to half/double the beats for the selected Beat-FX
17 FX-QUANTIZE
When enabled, Beat-FXs will be quantized/snap to nearest beat
18 FX-TAP
Tap this button on Tempo for a different BPM/Beatgrid to be used from the FX-Beat, than the one VirtualDJ sends from its Decks
19 FX-AUTO
Use this button to get BPM/Beatgrid from VirtualDJ again (if manually set differently)
20 FX-FREQUENCY
Use these buttons to allow to the triggered Beat FX to apply to Low, Mid, High frequencies of the audio signal.
21 FX-SELECT
Use this selector knob to select one of the available Beat FX. The name of the selected Effect is displayed on the main LCD.
22 FX-ASSIGN
Use this selector knob to select to which source the effect will apply to. (Decks, Master, Mic, Sampler/AUX). The selected source will be displayed on the main LCD.
23 FX-TIME
Use this dial to fine adjust the time interval between 2 beats for the selected Hardware effect.
24 FX-LEVEL
Use this knob to adjust the Level/Depth of the selected Beat FX.
25 FX-ON
Use button to enable/disable the selected Beat FX. Its led will flash when enabled


Notes
  • The Mixer section of Pioneer XDJ-XZ is operating in hardware mode, meaning that audio is mixed from the actual device and not the VirtualDJ mixer. However, all mixer elements are capable of sending MIDI messages and let VirtualDJ know of their positions and see those on the VirtualDJ skin (useful mostly for Video mixing, auto MASTER deck selection etc). For this feature, MIXER MIDI MESSAGES needs to be enabled from XDJ-XZ Utilities (see Advanced Setup)
  • The type/curve of Equalizer can be changed from XDJ-XZ Utilities (see Advanced Setup)
  • The Beat Effects triggered from the XDJ-XZ are hardware. VirtualDJ (software) Effects can still be applied from the GUI or different MIDI device. Both Hardware and Software Effects are post-fader


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