VirtualDJ 8 User Manual


Interface - Decks - Advanced controls

LOOPS


A Loop is a small section of a media file that repeats continually. VirtualDJ provides a complete set of looping tools to quickly and easily select, execute, save and record Loops.

2 & 6 DECKS



The Basic view is auto-selected by default. In this view, Loop IN and Loop OUT buttons are available to set the entry and exit points of the Loop (Manual Loop). Use the left and right buttons to half or double the size of the loop.

The size of the loop is displayed (number of beats) which can also be clicked on to engage a loop (Auto Loop) along with a progress bar displaying the loops current position.

A Loop Options button and Loop Adjust controls are also provided to change loop settings and Adjust the size and position of a loop manually.




loop options


Clicking on the Loop Options button provides a menu of different options that can be enabled or disabled quickly and easily. For each option that is enabled the ring around the Loop Options button will indicate it’s status:


Smart Loop

Automatically adjusts the loop points when manually setting a loop to make the loop seamless by precisely adjusting it's position. This mode corrects errors when the loop is not set accurately.


Smart Loop Disabled
Smart Loop Enabled


Loop Back Mode

When a Loop is set by a number of beats (example: 2 beats) the loop ends at the current position selected instead of starting there like a traditional loop.


Loop Back Disabled
Loop Back Enabled


Quantize Loop

Automatically adjusts the loop position to the Global Quantize parameters (1 beat by default). When this mode is enabled, the loop will automatically set to the nearest beat on the CBG.


Quantize Loop Disabled
Quantize Loop Enabled


Loop Roll Mode

When enabled all the Loop actions will control Loop Rolls (the song will return to the position where it would have been if the Loop was never triggered)

When a Loop Roll is engaged, the loop will be indicated on the Rhythm Wave and an additional Position Marker will appear to indicate the track's current position (as if it were playing silently in the background). When the Loop Roll is released, the track will jump forward to the Position Marker.


Loop Roll Engaged



Loop Adjust Modes


When a loop is enabled, clicking on any of the Loop Adjust buttons will provide an additional set of buttons (left and right arrows) to finely tune the loops position in the track.





Enables Loop IN Adjust Mode. Use the left/right arrows or the Jogwheel to shrink or expands the loop by moving it’s left border.


Enables Loop MOVE Adjust Mode. Use the left/right arrows or the Jogwheel to move the entire loop and keeps it’s set length.


Enables Loop OUT Adjust Mode. Use the left/right arrows or the Jogwheel to shrink or expands the loop by moving it’s right border



Clicking on the Loop panel header will toggle it to the Advanced view.

In this view the size of the loop is displayed (number of beats) which can also be clicked on to engage a loop (Auto Loop) along with left and right buttons to half or double the size of the loop.

Additional buttons for saving and loading saved loops are also included as well as a Record button to record a loop to a sample.




Left click to save the current loop. Right click to delete the saved loop.


Left click to load a saved loop in a later part of the song. When the song reaches that point it will automatically activate the loop. Right click to activate the saved loop and jump to it’s position.


Starts or Stops recording the deck to a sample. If the deck is looped a synced loop sample will be automatically created. Right click to abort sampler recording.



4 DECKS



The Basic view is auto-selected by default. In this view, Loop IN and Loop OUT buttons are available to set the entry and exit points of the Loop (Manual Loop). Use the left and right buttons to half or double the size of the loop.

The size of the loop is displayed (number of beats) which can also be clicked on to engage a loop (Auto Loop) along with a progress bar displaying the loops current position.

A Loop Options button is also available in this view (see Loop Options in 2 & 6 Deck view for further information).



Clicking on the left Loop panel header will toggle it to the Advanced view.
In this view the additional buttons for saving and loading saved loops are also included as well as a Record button to record a loop to a sample.

Loop Adjust controls are also available. For an explanation on Loop Adjust please see the 2 & 6 Deck view.


Custom buttons