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  • Page 2 * Please be advised that in the unlikely event that the information created/registered with this software is lost, Pioneer shall bear no responsibility for it. * Pioneer and DJS are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Pioneer Corporation. * Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation of the United States and other countries. The formal name of Windows is the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
  • Page 3: Djs Ver. 1.600

    Reading this Manual This User’s Manual uses the following writing conventions in its explanations. You can get the most out of this manual with a full understanding of each. • The names of pop-up screens and function screens (DJ Play, Music Management, Ripping, Create and Transfer) are enclosed in bold brackets, [ ].
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About DJS ... 6 Getting Ready ... 6 1. Checking the Packaging ...6 2. Installing DJS ...7 3. Starting Up DJS ...12 Names of Each Screen... 14 Chapter 1 Getting the Most out of DJS... 16 When Using the DJS Mixer Functions ... 16 When Using a Different DJ Mixer...
  • Page 5 Chapter 5 Creating Loops Made Easy ... 70 Making a Loop... 70 Adjusting the Loop Range... 72 Saving the Length of a Loop as a Track ... 73 Other Useful Functions (Create) ... 74 Chapter 6 Play Lists & Classifying Songs ... 76 Editing Song Information...
  • Page 6: About Djs

    About this Manual If this is your first time using DJ equipment or DJS, please read the Quick Start Guide and then start enjoying DJS. Quick Start Guide: Written to make it easy to start using DJS right away. User’s Manual: Written so you can use the full complement of DJS functions.
  • Page 7: Installing Djs

    5.5 or higher, or a 128-bit SSL enabled Web browser. USB Port: If you wish to use Pioneer hardware, such as the CDJ-400 or MEP-7000 in conjunction with DJS, you will need a USB port that is version 1.1 or faster. For more detailed information, refer to the user’s manual of the relevant hardware.
  • Page 8 1 2 3 Step Place the DJS CD-ROM in the DVD/CD drive. • After a few moments, the [DJS Installation] screen will open. Click the [Install DJS] button. • Once you click on the [Install DJS] button, the screen for selecting the language is displayed.
  • Page 9: Djs Ver. 1.600

    1 2 3 Step Click the [Next] button. • The [Usage Agreement] screen opens. After reading the End User License Agreement, select [Agree] and then click the [Next] button. • The [Inputting the Installation Key] screen opens. Index Contents 6 7 8 9 (Contd.
  • Page 10 1 2 3 4 5 Step Enter the installation key and then click the [Next] button. • The installation key is printed on the Installation Key Sticker that comes in the package. • The installation key will be printed in green. Be careful to input all numerals and letters correctly.
  • Page 11: Djs Ver. 1.600

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Step Click the [Next] button after checking the [Installation Information]. • The installation begins and the [DJS is being installed.] screen opens. • Once the installation is complete, the [Installation of DJS is now complete.] screen opens. After clicking the [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.] button, read the message that is displayed and click the [Finish] button.
  • Page 12: Starting Up Djs

    3. Starting Up DJS There are two ways to start up DJS, (a) and (b). Start up DJS with either method (a) or (b). (a) Double-click the [DJS] shortcut icon on the desktop. (b) Click the [Start] button, then select [All Programs], [DJS] and [DJS] in that order.
  • Page 13: Djs Ver. 1.600

    If you haven’t completed the user registration, a dialog box prompting user registration will appear when you start DJS. Please register as indicated. ‘Chapter 11 User Registration’ P.131 • If you do not wish to register right away, click [No] button in the dialog box.
  • Page 14: Names Of Each Screen

    Names of Each Screen DJS has 5 functions in addition to the DJ Play function that opens when DJS starts up. To switch between functions, click the [Function] icon at the top of the screen. *Click the [Close] button at the upper right corner of each screen to close the DJS.
  • Page 15 Create Function Allows you to create loops and save them as separate tracks. DJ Play Function Index Contents [Function] Icon Names of Each Screen Transfer Function MP3 files can be moved to an SD memory card using a reader/writer that supports the copyright protection function.
  • Page 16: Chapter 1 Getting The Most Out Of Djs

    Getting the Most out of DJS Chapter 1 Getting the Most out of Explains the system structure that needs to be in place to DJ with DJS. When Using the DJS Mixer Functions The DJS mixer outputs audio separately for the master (amp/ speakers) and the monitor (headphones).
  • Page 17: When Using A Different Dj Mixer

    Getting the Most out of DJS When Using a Different DJ Mixer You may use just the DJS player functions (player A and player B) without using the DJS mixer functions. If you do so, you can output the audio of each player to the external DJ mixer. Consequently, your computer needs to have 2 audio output systems, whether internal or external.
  • Page 18: Chapter 2 Mixing Songs

    Mixing Songs Chapter 2 Mixing Songs When you use the Quick Start Guide, everything is done automatically, except for selecting songs. Follow the below explanation on how to mix songs in a semi-automatic way (auto functions) and how to do everything yourself (manual). Using the Auto Function to Mix Songs Auto function automate parts of the operation involved with mixing...
  • Page 19: Time Display

    Mixing Songs Layout of the Information Display 1Title Display Displays song titles. 2Album Display Displays the name of the album. 3Artist Display Displays the name of the artist. 4Playing Address The width indicates the length of the whole song. The yellow indicates the playback position.
  • Page 20: Mix Mode Button

    Mixing Songs Layout of the Mixer Headphone Monitor Control Displays the [HEADPHONES] screen. Control]’ P.27 Headphone Volume Level Adjusts the volume for the headphones. 3~ Peak Level Meter (for both Players A & B) Displays the volume of each player. 4- Channel Fader (for both Players A &...
  • Page 21 Mixing Songs Step Click [File] and select [Import] then [MP3 Audio File] in order. • The [Importing MP3 Audio Files] screen opens. Click the first song you want to play and then click the [Open] button. • When you start importing, the [Import] screen opens up so you can check the status of progress.
  • Page 22: Status Display

    Mixing Songs Step After doing step 1, click the song that will be mixed next and click the [Open] button. • The [Import] screen closes and the selected song(s) are added to the track list. Drag the slider of the [Cross Fader] to the player A side (left edge).
  • Page 23 Mixing Songs Step Click the headphone cue for player B. • The headphone cue will light up. About the Headphone Cue When you click a headphone cue, you can output the sound from that headphone. Functions that have a headphone cue: Player A, Player B, List Player, Master, Effector Listen to the song over your headphones and search for the playback start position.
  • Page 24: About The Beat Indicators

    Mixing Songs Step Click player B’s [CUE] button and to set up the place where playback is to start. Click player B’s [BPM SYNC] button and it will match the speed of player A’s song. Using the [Beat Indicator] of Player A as a guide, gauge when playback is to start for Player B.
  • Page 25 Mixing Songs Step Click on the [A/4] button of Player B to initiate playback for player B. • This enables you to monitor the sound from player B on your headphones. Click the [MIX] button to move the slider of the [Cross Fader] to player B.
  • Page 26 Mixing Songs Adjusting with the [Jog Dial] before Mixing Normal Mode If you check your headphones before mixing the songs, you will notice if the beats are not aligned. If you use the jog dial, you can make adjustments, like speeding the beat up or altering the playback position.
  • Page 27 Mixing Songs When the BPM (speed) is not Synchronized ‘Using the [TAP] button to Re-detect the BPM’ P.33 Adjusting discrepancies in the [Beat Indicator] If the display of the [Beat Indicator] gets out of sync with the actual beat, use the [Beat Adjust] button to redisplay it. The circle on the left side of the [Beat Indicator] has the function of displaying the starting beat and acts as the [Beat Adjust] button.
  • Page 28: Mixing Adjustment

    Mixing Songs [HEADPHONES] Screen Switching between Stereo & Mono Split: Click either the [STEREO] or [MONO SPLIT] button and select the ‘monitoring by headphones’ method. Mixing Adjustment: If you turn the dial to the left to [CUE], the volume of sources selected with headphone cue, other than master, increases, whereas if you turn it to the right to [MASTER], the volume of the Master output increases.
  • Page 29: Mixing Songs Manually

    Mixing Songs Manually The procedures explained here are aimed at users who are already accustomed to using DJ equipment. For beginners these methods call for a great deal of practice, but this is the only way to develop so you can use the methods freely.
  • Page 30 Mixing Songs Step Drag the slider of the [Cross Fader] to the player A side (left edge). Select the first song to play and drag & drop it from the track list to player A. • The song starts to play. Select the next song to play and drag &...
  • Page 31 Mixing Songs Step ’ Drag player B s slider of the [Tempo Adjustment Slider] while listening on your headphones to the music from player B and synchronize the speed of the music on players A & B. • The indicator on the right side of player B’s BPM display will change, as will the BPM itself.
  • Page 32 Mixing Songs Step Click player B’s [CUE] button to set up the place where playback is to start. Using the [Beat Indicator] of Player A as a guide, gauge when playback is to start for Player B. Click the [A/F] button of Player B to initiate playback for player B.
  • Page 33 Mixing Songs When the BPM (speed) is not Synchronized When it is difficult to synchronize the beats with the auto- detected BPM, use the [TAP] button to find the BPM. Using the [TAP] button to Re-detect the BPM 1. Put the song you want to find the BPM of on a player and play 2.
  • Page 34: Chapter 3 Playing Sound

    Playing Sound Chapter 3 Playing Sound DJS enables you to change the way your music sounds, add audio effects and create a new and different atmosphere. If you perform effectively, you’ll match the mood in the room and create an excitement and feeling the original song couldn’t get. Adjusting the Sound Quality With DJS you can adjust the quality of the sound by utilizing the equalizer function to extract any range of music (i.e.
  • Page 35: Making Changes

    Playing Sound 3-1-1 Making Changes To make it easier to listen to when playing music at high volumes, it is important to adjust the balance of the low, mid and high ranges. Following is an explanation by way of an example of adjusting a song on player A with the equalizer.
  • Page 36: Kill Button

    Playing Sound Equalizer From the left, it indicates low, medium and high volumes. (Equalizer ON: Lit Equalizer OFF: Unlit) Kill function is OFF. Kill function is OFF. Kill function is ON. Adjusting all of the Sound You can adjust all of the sound together by using the functions below.
  • Page 37: Adding Effects

    Playing Sound Adding Effects The DJS has an Effector function for adding special sound effects. If you right click the [Effects] button on the Mixer, the [EFFECT] screen will be displayed. [Effects] Button [EFFECT] Screen Channel Selections [Effects Level/Depth (+)] Button [Effects Level/Depth (-)] Button [Effects Level/Depth] Index...
  • Page 38: Effector Types And Their Features

    Playing Sound 3-2-1 Effector Types and their Features DJS has the following Effector functions. Each kind of effect links up with the automatically detected BPM and plays the sound. DELAY Delays the music and repeats it once. This makes the music sound like it was reflected, giving it the feel of being live or indoors.
  • Page 39 Playing Sound PAN (Auto PAN) Pans the sound right and left. In addition, it is also possible to do a short auto-pan at shorter intervals than is possible by operating the cross fader on the screen. Effect Times: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 1, 2, 4 or 8 beats Fine Tuning Units: Switching Time 10 to 16,000 msec (from 1 to 1,000 in 5 msec steps;...
  • Page 40 Playing Sound FILTER Filtering alters the frequency of the filter of electronic musical instruments, enabling huge changes in their tone. Effect Times: 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 beats Fine Tuning Units: Period 10 to 16,000 msec (from 1 to 1,000 in 5 msec steps;...
  • Page 41: Through Function

    Playing Sound 3-2-2 Adding Effects You can add an effect to the song that is playing. An explanation is provided here by way of an example of adding an effect to a song on player A. Right click the [Effects] button. •...
  • Page 42: Fine Tuning The Effect Time

    Playing Sound Click the [Switching Effect Beats] button. • The Effect Time value that corresponds to the contents of the selected [Switching Effect Beats] button is displayed in the [EFFECT Time] of the [EFFECT] screen. Fine Tuning the Effect Time You can fine tune the time manually by pressing the Effect Time Fine Tuning buttons.
  • Page 43: Adjusting Effects

    Playing Sound 3-2-3 Adjusting Effects Dragging the [Effects Level/Depth] adjusts the balance of the levels between the source and the effect. • Rotating the [Effects Level/Depth] to the left (-) makes it smaller, while rotating it to the right (+) makes it larger. •...
  • Page 44: Playing A Part Of A Song Repeatedly

    Playing Sound Playing a Part of a Song Repeatedly One of the things DJs do is play loops. By playing just one part of a song over and over again, you can get various effects. (Ex. 1) Playing one part of a song over and over again gives it the feeling of being stuck in the groove.
  • Page 45: Out Adjust Function

    Playing Sound While paused, click the [Loop In] button at the point where the loop is to start playing. • The point specified in this operation is called the loop in point. While paused, click the [Loop Out] button at the point to end playing the loop.
  • Page 46: Getting Out Of A Loop

    Playing Sound 3-3-2 Getting out of a Loop A loop will continue to play until you stop the loop. To stop the loop, follow the steps below. While the loop is playing, click the [Exit/Reloop] button. • This returns the player to normal playback mode. •...
  • Page 47: Setting Up To 8 Points To Start Playing (List Hot Cue)

    Playing Sound Setting up to 8 Points to Start Playing (List Hot Cue) List hot cue starts playback at the same time as when a cue point is called out. Further, you can set up to 8 cues for the whole track list. (You can set up to 8 cues for the whole play list.) Even if you do not set any list hot cues for songs on a player, if you just click list hot cue, it calls out a cue point.
  • Page 48: Erasing A Recorded List Hot Cue

    Playing Sound Recording a Cue Point: During playback or when sound output is paused, click the [List Hot CUE] button at the point you wish to set a cue. Recording up a loop: Click a [List Hot CUE] button during looping playback. •...
  • Page 49: Playing From A List Hot Cue Point

    Playing Sound 3-4-2 Playing from a List Hot Cue Point Click a recorded [List Hot CUE] button and the List Hot Cue point is called out. Moments later it starts playing from the List Hot Cue point. Playing back on Player A: Click the upper half of a [List Hot CUE] button.
  • Page 50 Playing Sound Hot Cue List Clicking on [Pop Hot CUE List] opens the hot cue list. The following information is displayed in the hot cue list. Title Displays the name of the song for which a list hot cue is recorded. List Hot Cue/Loop In Point Displays the cue point or the loop in point.
  • Page 51: Arranging Mixes Of Songs

    Playing Sound Arranging Mixes of Songs If you change the Mix Mode and the Fader Curve, it changes how the music is played when you move the cross fader. 3-5-1 Types of Mix Modes & Fader Curves and their Features Arranges how your songs are linked when you are mixing them.
  • Page 52: How To Use The Mix Modes And Fader Curves

    Playing Sound Fader Curves Curve-A The point where the volume of the previous song starts to fade meets at the point where the volume of the next song comes up full. Curve-B The volume of the previous and next songs start to fade out and in, respectively, at the same time and they cross at the point of -3dB.
  • Page 53: Setting The Mixing Time (Beat)

    Playing Sound 3-5-2 Selecting a Mix Mode or Fader Curve Click a [Mix Mode] button. • Select from among [Cut In], [Zip], [Echo] and [Cross Fade]. • The [Mix Mode] button you select will light up. Click a [Fader Curve] button. •...
  • Page 54: Using The Fader Start Functions

    Playing Sound Using the Fader Start Functions If you use the Fader Start function, you can start a song playing through either the operation of the cross fader or a channel fader. In addition, if you set up a cue, you can also back cue. You can do various things like starting players, cueing back, etc simply via the fader, so you can make it perform like a sampler.
  • Page 55 Playing Sound Drag the slider of the [Channel Fader] of Player A upwards (Other than Volume 0). • Once you move the position of the [Channel Fader] (Other than Volume 0), Player A immediately begins to play. Cuing Player A Back When a cue has been set up for Player A, if you move the [Channel Fader] to the very bottom (Volume 0), it returns to the cue point set for the song on Player A and stands by at that point.
  • Page 56: Cross Fader Start

    Playing Sound 3-6-2 Cross Fader Start How to use the Cross Fader Start function is explained here for Player A. Before conducting the operations below, set a song for Player A and put it into Pause (Delay) or Cue Standby mode. Move the Cross Fader to the Player B side (i.e., to the right side).
  • Page 57: Chapter 4 Useful Functions

    Useful Functions Chapter 4 Useful Functions This chapter will introduce you to functions in DJS that are useful and convenient for DJing. Setting up to 4 Points to Start Playing (Track Hot Cue) You can record up to 4 cues or loops per song with DJS. This function is called Track Hot Cue.
  • Page 58 Useful Functions Put a song on player A or B and determine the point(s) to record. Click the [Record Track Hot CUE] button and it makes the [Track Hot CUE] button light up red. • The background of [Track Hot CUE] buttons that are already being used light up.
  • Page 59: Deleting Track Hot Cues

    Useful Functions Deleting Track Hot Cues 1. Display a [Cue Mark] in either the track list or the play list. 2. Right click above the [Cue Mark] and click [Clear Track Hot CUE]. Display of Cues and Loops [●] (Filled in): A cue point has been set.
  • Page 60: Calling Out Track Hot Cues

    Useful Functions 4-1-2 Calling Out Track Hot Cues If you click a [Track Hot CUE] button that has a cue or loop set up, it calls out the Track Hot Cue and starts playing. Click a [Track Hot CUE] button that has a cue or loop recorded.
  • Page 61: Using Play Lists

    Useful Functions Using Play Lists If you use a play list, you can play songs automatically in the order of the list. Using a play list is convenient when you have already decided the order you want to play songs in. •...
  • Page 62 Useful Functions 4-2-2 Changing the Order of Songs During Auto-Play You can change the order of songs during Auto Play of a play list. Played Area Title of Song Playing Title of Cued Up Song Unplayed Area Drag the song you wish to change from the play list and drop it in the place you want to change to.
  • Page 63: Checking Songs

    Useful Functions Checking Songs In addition to the A & B players, the DJ Play function comes with another player (list player), which is for sampling songs. The list player is below the track list or the play list. If you use the list player, you can give a trial listen to a song in the track list or the play list.
  • Page 64: Sample Song Playing Address

    Useful Functions Functions of the Various Buttons Sample Song Playing Address The playback position of the song you are giving a trial listen to is indicated by yellow. In addition, if you click any position on the bar, playback jumps to that position.
  • Page 65: Using The Auto Mix Function For Mixing Songs

    Useful Functions Using the Auto Mix Function for Mixing Songs If you use the Auto Mix function, you can automatically synchronize the beat with the BPM and mix the songs using just 1 button. Following is an explanation of how to use the Auto Mix function to mix songs from player A with those of player B.
  • Page 66 Useful Functions Click the headphone cue for player B. • This enables you to check the sound from player B on your headphones. After pressing the [A/4] button at the position you want to cue up player B, click the [CUE] button. •...
  • Page 67: Key Operations

    Useful Functions Key Operations You can operate DJ Play functions from your computer’s keyboard. Right after installation, the functions are allocated to keys as follows. CROSS ECHO FADE Space * In the diagram, the colors indicate functions as follows: indigo, the Mixer, green, Player A, blue, Player B.
  • Page 68: Operations Used With Dmp-555

    Useful Functions Operations used with DMP-555 If you connect the Pioneer digital media player DMP-555 with a USB cable, you can operate DJS with the DMP-555’s operation keys. Functions you can Perform from the DMP-555 DJ Play Function Create Function (Starts & Stops Playback, Sets Loops, etc.)
  • Page 69: Allocating The Dmp-555 To A Player

    Useful Functions 4-6-2 Allocating the DMP-555 to a Player You can assign a DMP-555 in place of a Player, A or B, of the DJ Play function. Use the DMP-555’s Source Select Button ([CD] or [Card]) to assign the player. Press the DMP-555’s Source Select button ([CD] or [Card]).
  • Page 70: Chapter 5 Creating Loops Made Easy

    Creating Loops Made Easy Chapter 5 Creating Loops Made Easy The Create function makes it easy to set up and save loops while monitoring the waveform display. Making a Loop Using the Create function, you can look at the waveform display and visually search for the position you wish to set up a cue or loop.
  • Page 71 Creating Loops Made Easy Click the point to set as the cue or the loop in/out point on the waveform display (entire/enlarged). (If setting up a loop, then go ahead and click the loop out point.) Setting a Cue • The track hot cue tags are displayed in the waveform display and it starts to play from the point you clicked.
  • Page 72: Adjusting The Loop Range

    Creating Loops Made Easy Adjusting the Loop Range Adjust the positions of saved cues and loops. Click the round part of the [Track Hot CUE] tag on the bottom of the waveform display and then select the point to change it to. •...
  • Page 73: Saving The Length Of A Loop As A Track

    Creating Loops Made Easy Saving the Length of a Loop as a Track This saves the range of a loop you have created as an MP3 file. Click the [Save] button. • The [SAVE] screen opens. Click the [Select Loop] button. •...
  • Page 74: Other Useful Functions (Create)

    Creating Loops Made Easy Other Useful Functions (Create) Renumbering Function When you click the [Renum] button, the memory of cues and/or loops you have set up is renumbered in order from the beginning of the song. Once you click the [Save] button, it is saved with the new numbers.
  • Page 75: Clear Function

    Creating Loops Made Easy Clear Function When you click the [Clear] button, the selected track hot cue is deleted. Halving & Doubling the Length of a Loop Click the [Track Hot CUE] button to be changed and then click either [×1/2] (half) or [×2] (double). Index Contents Other Useful Functions (Create)
  • Page 76: Chapter 6 Play Lists & Classifying Songs

    Play Lists & Classifying Songs Chapter 6 Play Lists & Classifying Songs You can edit the information on songs you wish to use and classify each into a category. In addition, you can create a play list and save it in a category. Editing Song Information This changes the song information below for a displayed track list or play list.
  • Page 77 Play Lists & Classifying Songs Click [Edit] and then click [Edit All]. • The [EDIT] screen opens. Deleting Songs Perform either (a) or (b). (a) Press the Delete key. (b) Click [Edit] and then click [Delete]. Click the item you wish to change and then either enter information or select a menu.
  • Page 78: Classifying Songs Into Categories

    Play Lists & Classifying Songs Classifying Songs into Categories Songs are classified in DJS in units of categories. It makes it easy to search for a desired song if you categorize songs with the required information, such as genre or BPM when you select a song. Click [File] and then [Music Management].
  • Page 79: Creating A New Play List

    Play Lists & Classifying Songs Creating a New Play List Decide on the order in which to play songs and then add them to the play list. Right click on the [Top] category list. Click [Make Playlist]. • A new play list is displayed at the bottom of the selected category list.
  • Page 80: Editing A Playlist

    Play Lists & Classifying Songs Editing a Playlist This sets how each track in the play list will be played. The following items can be changed. • Track Hot CUE (1 4): Settings for track hot cues and loops – •...
  • Page 81 Play Lists & Classifying Songs Mix Out Changes how playback ends (Start/Mode/Beats/Fader). If you right click each item, its menu will open. Start: Sets the position of the ending time. You can also specify the same position as the track hot cue by right clicking.
  • Page 82: Chapter 7 Importing Songs

    Importing Songs Chapter 7 Importing Songs You can convert and import music CDs, WAV files, sound sources from a microphone or other external devices, etc., into MP3 files, which can be used by DJS. Importing an MP3 Imports MP3 files on your computer into DJS. (DJ Play, Music Management, Transfer Functions only) Click [File] and then click [Import] –...
  • Page 83: Importing Songs From Music Cds

    Importing Songs Importing Songs from Music CDs Imports songs from music CDs as MP3 files. Step Put a Music CD (CD-DA) in the DVD/CD drive. Click [File] and then click [Ripping] – [CD-DA]. • The [Ripping] screen opens. • The songs on the music CD are displayed in the upper list (CD List).
  • Page 84 Importing Songs Step • Depending on the total number of songs selected, the hard disk space that is required is calculated and the [Required HD] is displayed. (The [Available HD] shows how much hard disk space is free.) Selecting or Clearing All Songs Select All Songs: Click [Select All].
  • Page 85 Importing Songs Step Click the [Ripping Start] button. • The [Copyright] screen opens. After reading the displayed contents, click the [Agree] button only if you agree. • The [Ripping Start] button changes into a [Stop] button. • Songs that are being imported are indicated as such in the track list on the lower right by orange.
  • Page 86: Importing Wav Files

    Importing Songs Importing WAV Files Compresses WAV (.wav) files on your computer into MP3 files and imports them. Step Click [File] and then click [Ripping] – [Wave]. • The [Ripping] screen opens. • In the upper list (WAV List), a list of folders is displayed on the left, while on the right the songs inside a folder are shown.
  • Page 87 Importing Songs Step Click the check boxes of songs you wish to import. • Once you click a box, a check mark is displayed in it. • Depending on the total number of songs selected, the hard disk space that is required is calculated and the [Required HD] is displayed.
  • Page 88 Importing Songs Step Click the [Ripping Start] button. • The [Copyright] screen opens. After reading the displayed contents, click the [Agree] button only if you agree. • The [Ripping Start] button changes into a [Stop] button. • Songs that are being imported are indicated as such in the track list on the lower right by orange.
  • Page 89: Recording Sound From Microphone Or Line Input

    Importing Songs Recording Sound from Microphone or Line Input Records audio from a microphone or external device (Line In) as an MP3 file. Click [File] and then click [Ripping] – [Line In]. • The [Ripping] screen opens. Click the [Time Set] button, adjust the minutes with [C] [D] and then click the [Set] button.
  • Page 90 Importing Songs Click the [Ripping Start] button. • The [Copyright] screen opens. After reading the displayed contents, click the [Agree] button only if you agree. • The [Ripping Start] button changes into a [Stop] button. • Songs that are being imported are indicated as such in the track list on the lower right by orange.
  • Page 91: Chapter 8 Using Sd Cards

    Using SD Cards Chapter 8 Using SD Cards You can use DJS to manage your songs—transferring them to an SD card loaded in a DMP-555 or an SD card reader/writer attached to your computer, as well as returning them from the SD card to DJS.
  • Page 92 Using SD Cards Click the check boxes of songs you wish to transfer from the computer to the SD memory card. • Once you click a box, a check mark is displayed in it. • Selected songs are displayed in a light blue-green in the SD list.
  • Page 93: Returning Music From An Sd Card To Djs

    Using SD Cards Returning Music from an SD Card to DJS Returns the song copied to the SD card to the computer from which it was copied. You can restore the number of remaining copies, which decreased during copying, by conducting the following process. (Check In) Connect the card reader to your computer and load an SD card (in the UNLOCK position).
  • Page 94 Using SD Cards Drag the songs to be checked into the computer from the lower SD list and drop them into the upper track list. • The [Confirm Check In] screen displays. Click the [OK] button in the [Confirm Check In] screen.
  • Page 95: Chapter 9 Changing The Settings To Make Djs More Convenient

    Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient Chapter 9 Changing the Settings to Make Convenient You can make various settings in Preferences to customize the various functions so they are easier for you to use. Opening and Closing Preferences 9-1-1 Opening Preferences Opens the [Preference] screen so you can change your settings.
  • Page 96: Closing Preferences

    Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient Check Box Select (checks the box): Click. Deselect (remove check mark): Click a check mark. • You can check more than one check box. Radio Button Select (lights up): Click. Deselect (goes off): Click a different radio button.
  • Page 97 Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient Setting the Size of Text Displayed in Lists This changes the size of text displayed in track lists & play lists. Click [General]. Click the radio button of the font size you wish to use.
  • Page 98: Setting The Layout Of Dj Play Functions

    Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient Setting the Layout of DJ Play Functions Changes the display and/or layout settings of the DJ Play Functions. Click [Play Style]. Select the changes to settings from the change items (play list format, play list position, waveform display) by clicking its radio button.
  • Page 99 Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient Setting the Layout of DJ Play Functions Waveform Display Index Contents DJS Ver. 1.600...
  • Page 100: Mixer And Sound Card Settings

    Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient Mixer and Sound Card Settings For switching the mixer, selecting the sound card, adjusting the delay time and adjusting the size of buffers. Here you will display the [Mixer/Sound Card] settings screen. Click [Mixer/Sound Card].
  • Page 101: Selecting A Sound Card

    Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient 9-4-2 Selecting a Sound Card Select a sound card to output sound for each—master, headphones, and players. [DirectX]: When outputting to a DirectX compatible sound card [ASIO]: When outputting to an ASIO compatible sound card Click either [DirectX] or [ASIO].
  • Page 102: Adjusting Delay Time

    Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient 9-4-3 Adjusting Delay Time If you are using DJS with a variety of different sound cards, it is necessary to adjust their delay time to align the timing of their audio output with each other. Delay Time (Latency) The length of time it takes for processing, from the time audio data is transferred to when the audio is actually output differs,...
  • Page 103: Buffer Size

    Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient 9-4-4 Adjusting the Size of Buffers Buffer size is a setting that is made to prevent any interruption to the audio stream. If you experience an interruption to the audio, follow the steps below to increase the size of the buffer.
  • Page 104: Key Assignment Settings

    Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient Key Assignment Settings Customizes the assignment of key for operation the DJ Play functions from your computer’s keyboard. Click [Keyboard Assign]. • The [Keyboard Assign] settings screen opens. Click the name of the area(s) that has the function you wish to assign.
  • Page 105: Ripping Settings

    Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient Ripping Settings Changes the settings for importing music to DJS. Click [Encoding]. • The screen for setting the [Recording Rate], [ID3 Tag Setting], and [Dead Air Cut] opens. 9-6-1 Setting the Bit Rate Select the bit rate to be shown in the Ripping function.
  • Page 106: Dead Air Cut Settings

    Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient 9-6-3 Dead Air Cut Settings Select the settings (3) shown in the Ripping function. Set the number of seconds for the [Dead Air Cut] by clicking [C] or [D]. • Set how far (1 99 seconds) before the point detected as dead air at the end of a song to start.
  • Page 107 Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient To acquire song information automatically: 1. Enter the [URL of The Server]. 2. Click [Get it automatically]. To acquire song information manually: 1. Enter the [URL of The Server]. 2. Click [Don’t get it automatically]. Do not use a proxy server: Click [Don’t use Proxy Server].
  • Page 108 Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient Click a column for entering the [Recording Time] (minutes and/or seconds) and enter a time. • You can set it from [00:01] to [99:59]. • Settings that are changed here are displayed every time the [Ripping] screen, [Line In] is launched.
  • Page 109 Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient 9-7-1 Selecting Categories for Top & Other Selects the categories for display in [Top] & [Other]. In the [Category] settings screen, click on categories for [Top] or for [Other]. To put in [Top]: Click on [] on the right side of the [Top] list.
  • Page 110 Changing the Settings to Make DJS More Convenient 9-7-2 Creating Categories & Play Lists, Changing their Names and Deleting them This creates new categories and/or play lists. Here you can also change the names of and/or delete categories and play lists. Click the item ([Genre] or [Playlist]) you wish to add or change.
  • Page 111: Chapter 10 Other Functions

    Other Functions Chapter 10 Other Functions This section provides a list of the functions you can use in DJS as well as an explanation of each pull-down menu. 10-1 Connecting to the Internet You can receive user support via the Internet. Click the [Internet] icon and connect to the Internet.
  • Page 112: Table Of Functions

    Other Functions 10-2 Table of Functions Names of Each Function & What it Does Minimize Button Close Button Function Music Management Icon Internet Icon Ripping Icon Create Icon Transfer Icon DJ Play Functions Player Track Search Button (6/7) Search Buttons (8/9) CUE Button Play/Pause Button...
  • Page 113 Other Functions Exit/Reloop Button AUTO CUE Button Track Hot CUE Memory Button Track Hot CUE Button Tempo Control Range Button Master Tempo Button Tempo Adjustment Slider Adjusts the tempo (BPM) of each player. If you right click, the position becomes Scratch Button Jog Dial Pitch Bend +/- Button...
  • Page 114 Other Functions Zoom In/Out Button ZOOM Button Mixer, Effector, Equalizer (Shared by Players A & B) Headphone Button Headphone Volume Level Headphone Volume Level +/- Buttons AUTO Button Trim Trim +/- Buttons Equalizer Button Headphone Cue Button Player A Player B Master Effector Auto Fader Button...
  • Page 115: Track List

    Other Functions Effects ON/OFF Button Master Fader Master Fader +/- Buttons Increases & decreases the volume of the master. AUTO MIX / MIX Button Cross Fader Cross Fader Adjust </> Buttons *The same function exists for each player (A/B). Track List Artist-Album Top Button Other Button...
  • Page 116: List Hot Cue

    Other Functions Play List Track List Pop-up Button Switch Play List Display </> Buttons Clear All Button Display Play List Numbers • The display of song information is the same as the track list. List Player Sample Playing Address Sample Song Play/ Pause Button (A/4) Sample Song Stop Button (3)
  • Page 117 Other Functions Hot CUE Button (A-H) Record Button HEADPHONES Screen STEREO Button MONO SPLIT Button Mixing Adjustments MASTER Level Button CUE Level Button EQ (Equalizer) Screen +/- Buttons KILL Button * The same button is for each range (HI, MID, LOW). EFFECT Screen CHANNEL-A Button CHANNEL-B Button...
  • Page 118 Other Functions Display Last Effect Beat Delay Button Echo Button Pan Button Trans Button Filter Button Flanger Button Reverb Button Pitch Button Switching Effect Beats Button Effects Level/Depth Effects Level/Depth +/- Button Effect ON/OFF Button Display Hot Cue List Display Hot CUE Number Displays the list hot cue number (A-H). Display Title Display CUE/Loop In Display Loop Out...
  • Page 119 Other Functions Ripping Function Display My Songs Display Next Song Time Normal Button Time Remain Button Time Display Rate Setting Button VBR Button Mode Switch Button Dead Air Cut Button BPM Display Display Available HD Display Required HD Import Progress Bar •1 Song •All Songs Mute Button Volume Fader...
  • Page 120 Other Functions Time Set Button STEREO/MONO Toggle Select Sampling Rate Button Input Level Input Level +/- Button Input Level Meter List Button Display Imported Song Title Display Imported Song Artist Display Imported Song Album Display Imported Song Genre Display Imported Song Folder Up Button Desktop Button v/>...
  • Page 121 Other Functions Transfer Function Display Transfer Songs BPM Display TAP Button Display Available HD Display Required HD Import Progress Bar •1 Song •All Songs Mute Button Volume Fader Volume +/- Buttons SD List Expand/Shrink Button Select All Button Clear All Button Status Display Check Box (check mark) Display Track Numbers...
  • Page 122 Other Functions Display Available HD Mute Button Volume Fader Volume +/- Buttons Entire Waveform Display Expanded Range Frame Beat Guideline Track Hot CUE Tag Track Hot CUE/ Loop In (1-4) Loop Out (1-4) Track Hot CUE Button Renum Button ×1/2 Button ×2 Button Clear Button Guide Adjust Slider...
  • Page 123: Tables Of Menus

    Other Functions 10-3 Tables of Menus Explanations of the menu bars and the menus that open when you right-click are provided here. 10-3-1 Names of Each Function & What they Do The menus open if you click the headers [File], [Edit], [View], [Play] or [Help] at the top of the DJ Play, Music Management, Ripping, Create, and Transfer function screens.
  • Page 124: Edit Menu

    Other Functions [SD Memory Card] Submenu (Transfer Function Only) Display Format Formats your SD memory card. Make Playlist Creates a play list on your SD memory card. [Ripping] Submenu Display CD-DA Converts songs from music CDs to MP3 files and imports them. Line In Converts sound from the Line IN to MP3 files and imports them.
  • Page 125 Other Functions Display Mix Out Mixing Beats: Mix Out Cross Fader Curve: Time: Sampling Rate: Encode: Bit Rate: Drive: Folder Name: File Name: File Size: DB Entry: Number of Permitted Copies: • Also controls the copy count of original song at the same time (displays number of remaining copies). [View] Menu Display Time Mode...
  • Page 126: Play Menu

    Other Functions [Play] Menu Display Previous Back. Rewind Rewinds. Stop Stops. Play/Pause Plays/pauses. Fast Forward Fast forwards. Next Next. Mute Mutes. Volume Down Decreases the volume. Volume Up Increases the volume. Shuffle Shuffles. Repeat Repeats. Sound Card Opens the sound card settings screen. •...
  • Page 127 Other Functions 10-3-2 Menus Displayed in DJ Play Functions The following menus are displayed if you right click on the [Auto Fader], [Mix Mode], [AUTO MIX], or [MIX] buttons, or the Hot Cue, Track or Play lists that are displayed in [DJ Play] screens. The key column in the table lists short-cut keys that can execute functions for each of the items.
  • Page 128 Other Functions 10-3-3 Menus Displayed in Track List/Play List The menus displayed for each item in the track list/play lists are different. The key column in the table lists short-cut keys that can execute functions for each of the items. If you right click on [Title], [Album], [Artist], [Genre], or [BPM]: Display Copy...
  • Page 129 Other Functions If you right click on [Mix Out Mode]: Display Cut In Echo Cross Fade Show Edit All Remove Delete If you right click on [Mix Out Beats]: Display Show Edit All Remove Delete If you right click on [Mix Out Fader]: Display Curve-A Curve-B...
  • Page 130 Other Functions If you right click on more than one songs on a track list: Display Edit Album Edit Artist Edit Genre Edit BPM Remove Delete • [Edit Album], [Edit Artist], [Edit Genre], and [Edit BPM] open a dialog box for changing all together. •...
  • Page 131: Chapter 11 User Registration

    User Registration Chapter 11 User Registration Please register the software so you can use DJS. Use of DJS is in the trial period until you enter the registration ID issued to you when you register the user. If the 60 elapses and you have not yet entered a registration ID, you will not be able to use DJS any further.
  • Page 132 User Registration Registering Online Step After clicking [Online Registration], click the [Next] button. • The [User Information Entry 1/2] screen opens. (Contd. on the next page) DJS Ver. 1.600 Index Contents...
  • Page 133 User Registration Step After entering the required information, click the [Next] button. • * indicates item that must be entered. • One of the items marked with ** must be entered. • The [User Information Entry 2/2] screen opens. Index Contents (Contd.
  • Page 134 User Registration Step After entering the required information, click the [Next] button. • * indicates item that must be entered. • For the country name, click [▼] to select where you live. ‘List of Country Names (For User Registration)’ P.148 •...
  • Page 135 User Registration Step After checking the content of the information you entered, click the [Submit] button. • Once you click the [Submit] button, your computer connects to the Internet and registers your information on the server. • After sending, once you complete registration, the [ID Registration Complete] message is displayed.
  • Page 136: Registering Offline

    User Registration 11-2 Registering Offline Fill out the enclosed User Registration Card with the required information and mail it in. Be sure to write in the key code obtained in the following steps on the User Registration Card. Step Start up DJS. •...
  • Page 137 Please take care to use the address appropriate to where you live as each region has its own address. 1: North America PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC. BUSINESS SOLUTIONS DIVISION, PRO AUDIO GROUP 2265 East 220th Street, Long Beach, CA 90810, U.S.A...
  • Page 138 User Registration Step 2: Europe PIONEER EUROPE NV MULTIMEDIA DIVISION Pioneer House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Slough SL2 4QP U.K. 3: South Asia, Southeast Asia PIONEER ELECTRONICS ASIACENTRE PTE. LTD. MULTIMEDIA DEPARTMENT 253 Alexandra Road, #04-01, Singapore 159936 4: Hong Kong...
  • Page 139 User Registration Step After clicking [Offline Registration] and [Enter your Registration ID], click the [Next] button. • The [Registration ID Entry] screen opens. After entering the Registration ID, click the [OK] button. • Once you complete the registration, the message [ID Registration Complete] is displayed and DJS starts up.
  • Page 140: Chapter 12 Uninstalling Djs

    Uninstalling DJS Chapter 12 Uninstalling Uninstalls DJS. If the trial version of DJS is installed, you can use the same procedures to uninstall it. Open the control panel. First click the [Start] button and then [Control Panel] to open the [Control Panel]. •...
  • Page 141 Uninstalling DJS Select [DJS] from the list of installed programs and then click [Uninstall and Change]. • If you are using Windows XP or Windows 2000, if you select [DJS] by clicking on it, the [Change/Remove] button is displayed; click on the [Change/Remove] button. In Windows XP •...
  • Page 142 Uninstalling DJS • The uninstall process begins and the [DJS is being uninstalled.] screen opens. • Once the uninstall process finishes, the [Uninstallation of DJS is now complete.] screen opens. Click the [Finish] button. • Closing the [Uninstallation of DJS is now complete.] screen completes the uninstall process.
  • Page 143: Chapter 13 Version Updates

    Version Updates You can update your DJS software and manual to the latest version by obtaining an update package from Pioneer’s dedicated support site. Click [Help] and then click [Update Version]. • This accesses our server and checks it for an update package;...
  • Page 144 Version Updates • Once the download finishes, a [Start Version Update] message opens. Click the [OK]. • The screen [Executing the update.] is displayed while the package is being updated. • Once the update finishes, the [Update Complete] message opens. Click the [OK] button.
  • Page 145: Troubleshooting

    Appendix Troubleshooting Appendix Before contacting us with inquires regarding operation of the software or technical questions, please check to see if the answers to your questions can be found on either this User’s Manual, which is located on this product’s CD-ROM, or in the FAQ appearing on the support site for this product.
  • Page 146 Tel: (+376) 822 651 E-mail: serveitechnic@racel.ad Austria Hans Lurf GMBH (Pioneer distributor) Tel: (+43) 161 645 800 E-mail: info@pioneer.at Belgium Pioneer Belgium, a branch of Pioneer Benelux B.V. Tel: +32 (0)3.570.05.70 E-mail: info_pbl@pioneer-benelux.com Bosnia & MEDIA FORUM D.O.O. Herzegovina (Pioneer distributor) Tel: (+387) 36 650 488 E-mail: media-forum@tel.net.ba...
  • Page 147 Appendix Luxemburg Pioneer Belgium Tel: +(32) 3 570 05 25 E-mail: info_pbl@pioneer- benelux.com Malta Dorell Trading Ltd. (Pioneer Service & Repair Centre) Tel: (+356) 21314003 E-mail: info@directsales.com.mt Maroc Skytek S.A.R.L Tel: +212 22 321 312 E-mail: a.kettani@galaxy.co.ma Pioneer Benelux B.V.
  • Page 148 Appendix List of Country Names (For User Registration) * Refer to ‘11-2 Registering Offline’ P.136 Country Name Country Name (English) Algeria Algérie Argentina Argentine Australia Australie Austria Autriche Belgium Belgique Bolivia Bolivie Bosnia And Bosnie et Herzégovine Herzegovina Brazil Brésil Bulgaria Bulgarie Canada...
  • Page 149 Appendix List of Genre Names (Default Category) * Refer to ‘9-7 Category Settings’ P.108 new genre. Genre Name (English) Genre Name (French) Acapella A Capella Acid Acide Acid Jazz Jazz Acide Acid Punk Punk Acide Acoustic Acoustique Adult Contemporary Contemporain Adulte Alternative Alternatif Alternative Rock...
  • Page 150 Appendix Genre Name (English) Genre Name (French) Instrumental Rock Rock Instrumental Jazz Jazz Jazz+Funk Jazz+Funk Jungle Jungle Latin Latin Lo-Fi Lo-Fi Meditative Contemplatif Merengue Mérengué Metal Métal Musical Musical National Folk Folk National Native US US Natif Negerpunk Negerpunk New Age New Age New Wave New Wave...
  • Page 151: Index

    Index Instruction for symbols If marked with a symbol, the term is a name of a button or icon. The symbols indicate usable functions of buttons and icons. 1: DJ Play Function 1 : Pop Up Screen of DJ Play Function 2: MusicManagement Function 3: Ripping Function 4: Transfer Function...
  • Page 152: Installation Key

    Curve-A ... 52 Curve-B ... 52 Curve-C ... 52 Cut In ... 51 Cutting a Specific Rang ... 36 Dead Air Cut Settings ... 106 Dead Air Cut3 ... 84 Delay Time ... 102 DELAY1 ... 38 Deleting Track Hot Cues ... 59 Desktop Button3 ...
  • Page 153: Read Before Use

    Internet Function ... 14 Internet Icon12345 ... 112 Jog Dial1 ... 113 Key Assignment Settings ... 104 Key Operations ... 67 Keyboard Jump ... 76 Keyboard Stickers ... 6 KILL Button1 ... 35 Layout of the Information Display ... 19 Line In Button3 ...
  • Page 154 Record Track Hot Cue button ... 58 Recording Sound from Microphone or Line Input ... 89 Registering Offline ... 136 Registering Online ... 131 Reloop Display ... 19 Renum button5 ... 74 Renumbering Function ... 74 Repeat Button2 ... 118 Required HD345 ...
  • Page 155 VBR ... 105 VBR Button35 ... 119 View Menu ... 125 Volume Type ... 98 WAV Button3 ... 120 Waveform Display ... 19, 99 Web Browser to be Used ... 111 When importing a play list ... 82 XGA ... 13 Zip ...
  • Page 156 User Registration User Registration Thank you for purchasing this PIONEER product! Please complete the following and address to PIONEER. Information indicated by bold text is required for registration. When registered, we will send your Registration ID to you by mail. Do not forget these answers.

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