Firmware & Drivers
Firmware: Firmware: Update the firmware of the unit to the latest version from Native Instruments
Drivers: Install the latest drivers from Native Instruments
VirtualDJ 8 Setup
(in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ 8 is launched, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account credentials. A Pro Infinity, a Kontrol Z1 Plus or a Pro Subscription License is required to fully use the Kontrol Z1
Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
Buy a license
Click to OK.
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.
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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 8. Layout