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Behringer B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD3000 User Manual

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User Manual
Version 1.0
March 2007



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  • Page 1 User Manual Version 1.0 March 2007...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD3000 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the top cover (or the rear section). No user serviceable parts inside; refer servicing to qualified personnel. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain and moisture.
  • Page 3 Total performance control through 3-band kill EQ, loop buttons, pitch and level faders per channel plus an ultra-smooth crossfader Use the 2 internal phono preamps to mix your vinyl records with MP3 files or run the BCD3000 as a digital DJ mixer with full effects control Internal microphone preamp with dedicated Level and EQ controls for MC performances or DJ’s talkover...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    It is our philosophy to share our enjoyment with you, because you are the most important member of the BEHRINGER team. With your highly competent suggestions for new products you’ve made a significant contribution to shaping our company and making it successful.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Thank you for your cooperation! 1.2 Features with Mac OS X When using the BCD3000 with a Mac, there are several limitations in comparison to using it with Windows. Hardware driver is not required.
  • Page 6: Installation

    First, install the driver on your computer. The driver is provided on the included “BCD3000” CD-ROM. 2.1.1 Hardware installation on Windows XP Connect the BCD3000 to a free USB port on your computer Start Windows XP Once your computer has booted, switch on the BCD3000 and wait for the device to be detected by the system.
  • Page 7: Control Elements And Connections

    3. CONTROL ELEMENTS AND CONNECTIONS The various control elements of your BCD3000 are described in this chapter. All controls and connections are explained in detail, and there are several useful tips on their use. 3.1 Control surface The microphone input section (MIC INPUT) Set the volume of the microphone signal with the MIC LEVEL control.
  • Page 8: The Rear Panel

    PDF manual of TRAKTOR 3 LE. Set the volume of the MASTER output with the MASTER OUTPUT control. The POWER ON-LED lights up when the BCD3000 is switched on. The deck sections A and B The control elements of decks A and B are the same. However, some of them are grouped the opposite way round.
  • Page 9: The Software

    B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD3000 The USB connector is used for connecting to a computer with a compatible USB port. The BCD3000 uses the USB connector to send and receive audio and control data. A standard power socket is provided for connection to the mains.
  • Page 10: The Control Panel (Windows Xp Only)

    Use the WDM/MME driver if your music software does not support ASIO (e. g. most software media players). RECORD SELECT allows you to select BCD3000 input IN A or IN B for 2-channel recording. When you choose IN A, you can determine in the left-hand field whether the phono or microphone signal will be recorded.
  • Page 11: Operation

    5.1 First steps Wiring First of all, connect all the devices you need to the BCD3000. Make sure the unit is off before connecting it to other equipment. If you want to use the BCD3000 without additional audio sources...
  • Page 12: Extended Setup

    Loop function The Loop function, which is integrated into the TRAKTOR 3 LE software, can also be controlled by the BCD3000. The following control elements are available for this purpose: SET LOOP RELOOP...
  • Page 13: Signal Routing

    IN A (CH 1-2, Mic or Phono A). The input source for IN B (CH 3-4, Phono or Line) is selected with the PHONO/LINE switch on the rear panel of the BCD3000. The playback channels CH 1-2 or CH 3-4 are also selected in Control Panel for the main...
  • Page 14: Midi Control

    MIDI protocol for data transmission via USB. Thus, the BCD3000 can also control third-party software, as long as it is able to “speak” MIDI. In turn, the BCD3000 can receive MIDI data and use them to show the switching status of the button LEDs.
  • Page 15: Receiving Midi Commands

    In case you want to deactivate the acceleration when using other MIDI software applications, apply a MIDI command that is transmitted from the MIDI application to the BCD3000. After doing so, the value changes will be constant when scrolling the wheel (left turn: 63, right turn: 65), regardless how quick.
  • Page 16: Audio Connections

    You will need a large number of cables for different applications. The illustrations below show how the connectors should be wired. Be sure to use only high-grade cables. The microphone input of the BCD3000 is electronically balanced to avoid hum problems. Of course, you can also connect unbalanced microphones to the balanced input.
  • Page 17: Warranty

    (except BEHRINGER, the BEHRINGER logo, JUST LISTEN and B-CONTROL) mentioned belong to their respective owners and are not affiliated with BEHRINGER.BEHRINGER accepts no liability for any loss which may be suffered by any person who relies either wholly or in part upon any description, photograph or statement contained herein.
  • Page 18 (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Important information: Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by BEHRINGER USA can void the user’s authority to use the equipment. B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD3000 BEHRINGER USA, Inc.