VirtualDJ 8 User Manual


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WAVEFORM DISPLAY




A waveform is a visual representation of an audio signals frequency and amplitude. There are 3 locations on VirtualDJ’s Main Interface where waveforms are displayed in order to provide valuable visual feedback to assist with mixing and/or scratching.


  1. The Rhythm Waveform displays the peaks and curves of the files on multiple decks as well as the Computerized Beat Grid (represented by dashes at the bottom of the wave) to better visualize the tracks relationships with one another and make beat matching easier. How the waveform is displayed can be changed by clicking on the Waveform Display Selector in the Application Controls.


    2 DECKS

    Default wave


    Default Mirrored Wave


    Horizontal Scratch Wave


    Show Extra Gridlines





    4 DECKS

    Default Wave: 4 Deck


    Default Wave: Left-Right Selected


    Default Wave: Left Inverted-Right Normal


    Scratch Wave: 4 Decks


    Scratch Wave: Left-Right Deck


    Scratch Wave: Selected Deck


    Show Extra Gridlines





    6 DECKS

    Default wave


    Focused Wave (2 Active Decks)


    Horizontal Scratch Wave
    (2 Active Decks)


    Show Extra Gridlines




  2. The Deck Waveforms display a detailed view of the audio information indicated by height and color as well as the tracks playhead indicating its position. The overall track gain (loudness) is indicated by the height of the waveform with the highest parts being the loudest and the shorter portions being softer. The Waveform’s color can be changed to 5 separate options in Settings Options under coloredWaveforms.


    Left Deck


    Right Deck


    Monochrome




    Neutral




    Ultra-Blue




    Infra-Red




    Per Deck





  3. Scratch Waveforms are displayed in the Scratch Panel and run vertically. Their main purpose is to pinpoint areas of the track that will be scratched to improve accuracy. The Scratch Waveforms can be zoomed in and out by using a wheel mouse, and just like the Deck Waveforms the color can be changed to 5 separate options in Settings Options under coloredWaveforms.



    Monochrome

    Neutral

    Ultra-Blue

    Infrared

    Per deck