Firmware & DriversFirmware
: At the time this manual was written there are no firmware updates available for Pioneer DDJ-REV7. However always check Pioneer Dj
website for any firmware updates.Drivers
: Install the latest drivers (for both Windows
and MacOS X
computers) from Pioneer Dj
VirtualDJ 2021 SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ 2021 from our Downloads Page
(in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ 2021 is launched, a Login Window will appear. Please login with your preferred method from the ones provided.
A Pro Infinity or a Pro Subscription License is required to fully use the Pioneer DDJ-REV7.
Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
Buy a license A detection window will appear next verifying proper connection with the DDJ-REV7.
Click on the "DDJ-REV7" button for VirtualDJ to apply the predefined audio setup with the built-in sound card of the Pioneer DDJ-REV7. You can still change that from Settings->AUDIO tab.
Click to OK.
The unit is now ready to operate. MIDI Operation
The unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config and the “factory default” should be 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.
Find more details at VDJ Pedia
The unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that. Alternative Audio setups can be applied in the same window.
For further software settings please refer to the Manuals
of VirtualDJ 2021
Even though the Pioneer DDJ-REV7 is capable of sending MIDI signals from all faders, buttons and knobs, the mixer part of the unit is not controlling the internal mixer of VirtualDJ. The audio mixing is operated from the hardware
The Crossfader, Equalizer, Filter, Volume faders etc. will move the relative faders of the VirtualDJ GUI, but not vice versa (Fake mixer mode)S SHIFT
Press and hold this button to access secondary functions of other controls on the DDJ-REV7
The functionality of each button, knob and connection per section (as shown in the image above) will be explained in detail in the next chapters A. Mixer Controls B. Pads C. Effects D. Equalizer E. Deck Controls F. Front Panel F. Rear Panel
The 8 RGB Pads offer various functions, depending on the selected Pad mode. Each of the 4 Pad mode buttons offers 2 individual modes (hold SHIFT
and then press the PAD MODE button to access the additional mode). The modes represent a page of the PADS section on the default VirtualDJ GUI.
- PAD MODE. Press any of the 4 available Pad mode buttons to set the Pads to HOTCUE, LOOP ROLL, SAVED LOOPS or SAMPLER pad pages.
Hold SHIFT button down and then press any of the 4 available Pad mode buttons to set the Pads to KEYCUE, STEMS, LOOPS and SCRATCH BANK pad pages.
- PADS. The 8 Pads offer different functionality depending on the selected mode.
- PARAMETER. These buttons control the 1st parameters of the selected pad page.
Hold SHIFT button down and then press these buttons to control the 2nd parameter (if available) of the selected pad page.
- SILENT CUE. Press this button to mute the sound of the deck. Press once again or use any of the hotcue pads to restore the sound.
For more info about Pad Pages, please see PADS
For more info about how to assign different pages on your controller, please see PAD PAGE CONTROLLER ASSIGNMENT
The Pioneer DDJ-REV7 offers 2 built-in audio interfaces with 2 stereo Outputs and 2 stereo Inputs each. The Mixer Inputs are determined by the Input Select switchers at the top panel of the unit.
The USB Output Channels can be set to different modes via the Pioneer DDJ-REV7 Setting Utility application.How to open the Pioneer DDJ-REV7 Setting Utility:For Windows computer:
Click on the ASIO button you will find in the AUDIO tab of VirtualDJ Settings or ...
Click [START] menu
[Pioneer DDJ-REV7 Setting Utility]For Mac OSX computer:
Click [MACINTOSH HD] icon
[Pioneer DDJ-REV7 Setting Utility]
VirtualDJ is offering DVS (Digital Vinyl System) support for the Pioneer DDJ-REV7. A Pro Infinity license is required. http://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html
Up to 2 Timecode Inputs are available to control any software decks via Timecode CDs or Vinyls.
Both Mixer Channels CH1 and CH2 can accept PHONO (for Timecode Vinyls) or CD/LINE (for Timecode CDs)Connect your Timecode devices at the rear panel of the Pioneer DDJ-REV7 using the corresponding inputs and switch the LINE/PHONO switches depending on the Timecode device. Set the top Source select switchers to either USB A or USB B, depending on the used USB port..
Open the Pioneer DDJ-REV7 Setting Utility and make sure that the USB 1/2 and 3/4 Channel Outputs are set to the appropriate mode (CH1 and CH2 Control tone)
Close the Settings Utility
Open VirtualDJ Config and click on AUDIO tab.
Then click the "TIMECODE SIGNAL" button, and finally the APPLY button.
Your Sound Setup should look as in the following picture:
on your timecode CD and/or Vinyl device and VirtualDJ will automatically detect your Timecode type and make the appropriate adjustments for best performance.
Open the TIMECODE tab
of the VirtualDJ Settings and choose the CALIBRATE
button if for any reason the signal is not detected (possibly due to reversed phase connections).
Click on the ON
buttons from the TIMECODE panels of the Default Skin to enable the Timecode control to any software deck.
Timecode buttons - Pro Layout
No adjustment is required in order to record (or/and broadcast) your mix with VirtualDJ. A record input is already pre-configured in the Audio Setup.. Just make sure the USB 5,6
Mixer Output from the DDJ-REV7 Utilities panel is set to MIX(REC OUT)
Open the MASTER
center panel of the VirtualDJ GUI and click to the REC
button (or BCAST for broadcasting) to record your mix.
The recorded output includes any source routed to the Mixer, including analogue media sources connected to the CH1 or CH2 Inputs when the top switchers are set to the relative position.
By default when you are recording with a dedicated Record input, VirtualDJ has no control over the sound levels of the recordings. The Pioneer DDJ-REV7 Setting Utility offers some options over the sound level that it sends back to VirtualDJ for recording. The default value is -19db
which provides enough headroom
for your recordings so that they won't clip. You can change that value from Pioneer DDJ-REV7 Setting Utility according to your needs. Just select your desired value from the USB Output Level
drop down menu.
The Pioneer DDJ-REV7 has two USB ports, allowing simultaneous connection of two computers. Each port is completely independent. It is possible to run VirtualDJ on one computer and any other 3rd-party DJ-software on the other, Mac or PC.How to:
- Connect the 2nd computer to the unused USB port on the DDJ-REV7.
- Switch the Source Select switcher on the non-playing mixer channel to the USB source of the 2nd computer.
- Play a track on this deck and mix it when ready – you'll now have audio from both computers during the mix.
- Fade out the audio playing from the 1st computer to the audio playing from the 2nd one.
- When only audio from the 2nd computer is left in the mix, remove the first computer.
- Assign the Source select switcher for the remaining free mixer channel to the 2nd computer and keep mixing.
The Pioneer DJM-REV7 Setting Utility application offers a few advanced options to choose from, such as the behavior of the LOOP buttons, the adjustment for the Crossfader behavior and how the Pad mode buttons will be selected.
Make your adjustments via the PREFERENCES
tab of the Pioneer DDJ-REV7 Utilities
You can also choose the Effects of the 2 available FX Banks via the FX BANK
tab of the Pioneer DDJ-REV7 Utilities.
Note: Currently VirtualDJ is not supporting this feature for the Software Effects. Regardless of the selected FX Bank (A or B), the same VirtualDJ Effects will be used.
For further Technical features and specifications, visit Pioneer DDJ-REV7
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