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Advanced Operation; Using The 4 Beat Looping; Using The Manual Looping; Using The Performance Pads - Pioneer DDJ-400 Operating Instructions Manual

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Advanced operation

Using the 4 beat looping

Press the [IN/4BEAT] button during playback.
The 4 beat loop starts automatically from the position at which the
button is pressed and loop playback starts.
! When the quantize function is on, the performance may become
slow to keep time with the beat.
Canceling the loop playback
Press the [RELOOP/EXIT] button.
Loop playback does not return to the Loop In point at the Loop Out point
and normal playback continues.

Using the manual looping

Playback of the specified section can be repeated.
! When the quantize function is on, the performance may become
slow to keep time with the beat.
1 During playback, press the [IN/4BEAT] button
at the position (Loop In point) to start the loop
playback.
Loop In point is set.
2 Press the [OUT] button at the position (Loop Out
point) to end the loop playback.
Dividing the looping
Press the [CUE/LOOP CALL] button during loop
playback.
Loop playback length is divided in half each time the button is pressed.
! Loop length can also be divided in half during the 4 beat loop
playback.
Extending the looping
Press the [CUE/LOOP CALL] button during loop
playback.
Loop playback length is doubled each time the button is pressed.
! Loop length can also be doubled during the 4 beat loop playback.
Canceling the loop playback
Press the [RELOOP/EXIT] button.
Loop playback does not return to the Loop In point at the Loop Out point
and normal playback continues.
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Changing the starting position (Loop In
point) of the loop playback
Press the [IN/4BEAT] button during loop playback,
and then turn the jog wheel to move the Loop In
point.
Changing the ending position (Loop Out
point) of the loop playback
Press the [OUT] button during loop playback and
then turn the jog wheel to move the Loop Out point.

Using the performance pads

Using hot cues
Playback can be started instantaneously from the position at which a
hot cue is set. In addition to hot cues, loops can be set and called out
instantaneously.
! Up to sixteen hot cue points can be set and saved per track on
rekordbox dj. On this unit, up to eight hot cue points can be set and
saved per track.
 Setting and calling out a hot cue
1 Press the [HOT CUE] mode button.
The mode switches to the hot cue mode.
2 In the play or pause mode, press a performance
pad to set the hot cue point.
The hot cue points are assigned to the respective performance pads as
shown below.
Hot cue A
Hot cue B
Hot cue E
Hot cue F
3 Press the performance pad at which the hot cue
point was set.
Playback starts from the hot cue point.
! Hot cue points can be cleared by pressing a performance pad while
pressing the [SHIFT] button.
 Setting and calling out a 4 beat loop
1 Press the [HOT CUE] mode button.
The mode switches to the hot cue mode.
2 Press and hold the [IN/4BEAT] button for a second
or more during playback.
The 4 beat loop is set to the position at which the button is pressed and
loop playback starts.
Hot cue C
Hot cue D
Hot cue G
Hot cue H

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