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Basic Operation; Starting The System; Checking Audio Setup; Adding Audio Tracks Into [Collection] - Pioneer DDJ-400 Operating Instructions Manual

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Basic operation

Starting the system

Starting rekordbox
It is necessary to register an account for using rekordbox.
It is necessary to activate rekordbox dj using the supplied license key.
For details about each procedure, click [Manual] under [Support] of the
following site, and then refer to "rekordbox Introduction."
rekordbox.com
For Mac
In Finder, open the [Applications] folder, and then double-click the
[rekordbox] icon.
For Windows 10
In [Start] menu, click the [rekordbox] icon under [Pioneer].
For Windows 8.1
In [Apps view], click the [rekordbox] icon.
For Windows 7
In the Windows [Start] menu, click the [rekordbox] icon under [All
Programs] > [Pioneer] > [rekordbox X.X.X].

Checking audio setup

Check that [Audio] settings of [Preferences] on rekordbox are set as
followings.
For Mac
[Audio]: [DDJ-400]
[Output channels]:
[Master Output]: [DDJ-400 : MASTER + audio device name
on Mac]
[Headphones Output]: [DDJ-400 : PHONES]
! When [PC MASTER OUT] is off, [Master Output] in the [Audio]
setting is [DDJ-400 : MASTER].
For Windows
[Audio]: [DDJ-400 WASAPI]
[Output channels]:
[Master Output]: [DDJ-400 WASAPI : MASTER + audio
device name on PC]
[Headphones Output]: [DDJ-400 WASAPI : PHONES]
! When [PC MASTER OUT] is off, [Master Output] in the [Audio]
setting is [DDJ-400 WASAPI : MASTER].
! PC MASTER OUT is a function to output the master sound of
rekordbox dj from the speaker of PC/Mac. By the default, PC
MASTER OUT is set to on.
! To cancel outputting the master sound of rekordbox dj from the
speaker of PC/Mac, click
off.
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Adding audio tracks into
[Collection]
The [Collection] screen contains a list of audio track files managed by
rekordbox.
Register audio tracks on your PC/Mac to rekordbox, and analyze them so
they can be used on rekordbox.
1 Click [Collection] on the tree view.
A list of tracks which are registered in [Collection] is displayed.
2 Open Finder or Windows Explorer, and then drag
& drop audio track files or folders with audio track
files into the track list.
Audio track files are added into [Collection], and then analyzing of
waveform information for audio track files starts. Wait until analyzing of
all audio track files is completed.

Loading an audio track into a deck

This section explains how to load a track into Deck 1 (left) as an example.
Turn the rotary selector to select a track from
[Collection], and then press the [LOAD] button on Deck
1 (left).
The selected track is loaded.

Playing a track

This section explains how to output sound from Deck 1 (left) as an
example.
1 Set the positions of the knobs, etc., as shown
below.
Names of knobs, etc.
TRIM knob
EQ (HI/MID/LOW) knobs
FILTER knob
Channel fader
MASTER LEVEL knob
Crossfader
Position
Turned fully counterclockwise
Center position
Center position
Bottom position
Turned fully counterclockwise
Center position

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