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Pioneer DDJ-T1 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    DJ CONTROLLER DDJ-T1 The Pioneer website shown above offers FAQs, information on software and various other types of information and services to allow you to use your product in greater comfort. Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Synchronizing the playing speed with other decks (beat sync) ...21 Inputting the sound of a microphone or external device ...22 Changing the TRAKTOR Preferences List of TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION setting items ...23 Assigning the desired functions to the [NEEDLE SEARCH] pad ...23 Additional information Troubleshooting ...24...
  • Page 4: Before Start

    USB cable. HIGH SOUND QUALITY This product inherits the sound quality technology developed over the years for Pioneer DJ hardware to achieve the top level of sound quality in its class. For audio input...
  • Page 5: About The Ac Adapter

    Power Sources Operate this product only from the recommended power sources. If you are unsure of the power source, consult an authorized Pioneer representative. Power-Cord Protection When unplugging the unit, pull on the plug – not on the cord. Do not handle the cord or plug with wet hands;...
  • Page 6: Using The Laptop Dock

    Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws from the left and right feet (2 screws each). DJ CONTROLLER DDJ-T1 ! The screws you have removed will be needed when mounting the feet. Be careful not to lose them. The feet cannot be properly...
  • Page 7: Before You Start

    Before you start About the TRAKTOR software TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION is a special version of TRAKTOR designed exclusively for the DDJ-T1. For a comparison of the functions between TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION and other versions of TRAKTOR, see the website below.
  • Page 8 11 Click [Finish]. This completes the installation procedure. About the installation procedure (Macintosh) Insert the included TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION software CD-ROM into the computer’s CD drive. The [Traktor] icon appears on the screen. Double-click the [Traktor] icon. The contents of the CD-ROM are displayed.
  • Page 9: Launching Traktor

    [Native Instruments] > [Traktor], then double-click the [Traktor] icon. Performing product activation To use TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION, first perform product activa- tion (referred to simply as “activation” below) using Native Instruments SERVICE CENTER (referred to simply as “SERVICE CENTER” below).
  • Page 10: Updating The Traktor Software

    Once the product license registration successful screen appears, click [Exit].  Offline activation To activate TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION installed on a computer that is not connected to the Internet, use SERVICE CENTER in the offline mode. With this procedure, a second computer that can be connected to the Internet is required.
  • Page 11: About The Driver Software (Windows)

    This Software End User License Agreement (“Agreement”) is between you (both the individual installing the Program and any single legal entity for which the individual is acting) (“You” or “Your”) and PIONEER CORPORATION (“Pioneer”). TAKING ANY STEP TO SET UP OR INSTALL THE PROGRAM MEANS THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT.
  • Page 12: Connecting This Unit And Computer

    ! If an application using this unit as the default audio device (DJ soft- ware, etc.) is running, quit that application before adjusting the buffer size. Click the Windows [Start] menu> [All Programs] > [Pioneer] > [DDJ] > [DDJ ASIO Settings Utility]. 32-bit version 64-bit version 32-bit version...
  • Page 13: Connections

    Connections Be sure to turn off the power and unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet before making or changing connections between devices. Wait until all connections between devices have been completed before connecting the AC adapter. Only use the AC adapter included with this unit. Refer to the operating instructions for the component to be connected.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Input/ Output Terminals

    Front panel PHONES 1 PHONES terminal Connect headphones here. Both stereo phone plugs (Ø 6.3 mm) and stereo mini phone plugs (Ø 3.5 mm) can be used. ! The volume decreases when headphones are connected simulta- neously to both the stereo phone jack and the stereo mini phone jack.
  • Page 15: Part Names And Functions

    Part names and functions Control panel DRY/ WET SELECT/ BACK ADVANCED CHAINED FUNCTION NEEDLE SEARCH MODE MOVE ACTIVE HOT CUE DELETE IN ADJUST OUT ADJUST AUTO LOOP MOVE GRID SHIFT PLAY/PAUSE PHONES Browser (page 16) Deck (page 17) The above screen shows just one example of the display. The contents displayed differ according to the resolution of your computer’s monitor.
  • Page 16: Browser

    1 Browser TREE LOAD LOAD GAIN GAIN BROWSE 1 TREE button ! Turn the rotary selector while pressing the [TREE] button: Moves the cursor in the [TREE] area. The section marked 1 on the above screen is called the [TREE] area.
  • Page 17: Deck

    2 Deck DRY/ WET SELECT/ BACK ADVANCED CHAINED FUNCTION NEEDLE SEARCH MODE MOVE ACTIVE HOT CUE DELETE IN ADJUST OUT ADJUST AUTO LOOP MOVE GRID SHIFT PLAY/PAUSE PHONES 1 PLAY/PAUSE f button Use this to play/ pause tracks. 2 CUE button When the [CUE] button is pressed while pausing, the cue point is set at the position where playback is pausing.
  • Page 18: Mixer

    For instructions on assigning functions, see Changing the TRAKTOR Preferences on page 23. 8 DECK button Switches the deck to be operated. ! Deck on left side of this unit: Deck [A] or [C] ! Deck on right side of this unit: Deck [B] or [D] 9 Filter control ! Turn counterclockwise while filter function is on: Low pass filter.
  • Page 19: Effect

    OUT ADJUST AUTO LOOP ! The [Advanced] mode cannot be selected with TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION. ! The effect panel can be switched to the [Advanced] mode when you upgrade to TRAKTOR PRO or TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO. 1 ADVANCED/ CHAINED selector button ! [Chained] mode: Up to 3 effects can be selected on the effect panels and operated simultaneously.
  • Page 20: Operations

    Operations Importing tracks to TRAKTOR This function is operated not on the DDJ-T1 but on the computer. From Explorer or Finder, drag & drop music files or folders containing music files to [Track Collection] in TRAKTOR’s [TREE] area. ! Right-click [Track Collection] (on Mac OS X, click [Track Collection] while pressing the [control] key), then select [Import Music Folders] from the menu.
  • Page 21: Using The Mixer Functions

    Press the [CUE] button. Cue point [a] is set at the position at which playback was paused. The [PLAY/PAUSE f] indicator flashes and the [CUE] indicator lights. No sound is output at this time. ! When a new Cue Point is set, the previously set Cue Point is deleted. ! For information about setting cue points, see MOVE PANEL/ HOT CUE PANEL on page 18.
  • Page 22: Inputting The Sound Of A Microphone Or External Device

    The sound of an external device connected to the [AUX IN] or [MIC] terminals can be input to any of the decks and mixed. By default on TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION, the sound of external devices connected to the [AUX IN] and [MIC] terminals is input to deck [D].
  • Page 23: Changing The Traktor Preferences

    Open the TRAKTOR settings menu. Click [Controller Manager]. Click [Device] under [Device Setup]. From the pull-down menu, select [Pioneer. DDJ-T1]. Click [Add In...] under [Assignment Table]. From the pull-down menu, select the function to be assigned. Click [Learn] under [Device Mapping].
  • Page 24: Additional Information

    Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Inspect the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified after checking the items below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
  • Page 25: Using As A Controller For Other Dj Software

    Using as a controller for other DJ software The DDJ-T1 also outputs the operating data for the buttons and dials in MIDI format. If you connect a computer with a built-in MIDI-compatible DJ software via a USB cable, you can operate the DJ software on this unit. The sound of music files being played on the computer can also be output from the DDJ-T1.
  • Page 26: List Of Midi Messages

    List of MIDI Messages On this unit, the browser, deck, mixer and effect sections are connected with the MIDI channels shown below. Deck A MIDI channel 0 Deck B MIDI channel 1 Deck C MIDI channel 2 Deck D MIDI channel 3 Effect 1 MIDI channel 4 Effect 2...
  • Page 27 SW Name Jog dial (turn) Jog dial (press top) MIDI message (computer to this unit) Indicator name When SHIFT button is off PLAY/ PAUSE f IN (IN ADJUST) OUT (OUT ADJUST) ACTIVE FUNCTION FILTER MOVE HOT CUE MODE DELETE SIZE c, 1, 5 SIZE d, 2, 6 c BWD, 3, 7 FWD d, 4, 8...
  • Page 28 SW Name Deck A Deck B 1 button Deck C Effect Deck D assign Deck A buttons Deck B 2 button Deck C Deck D Deck A Deck B Headphones CUE button Deck C Deck D Deck A Deck B SYNC button Deck C Deck D...
  • Page 29: Disclaimer

    Effect assign button 1 is 4, effect assign button 2 is 5. When operated while pressing the [SHIFT] button, the code is the code for when the [SHIFT] button is on. Disclaimer ! Pioneer is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation. ® ®...
  • Page 30 MASTER OUT 2 output terminal RCA pin jacks ...1 sets PHONES output terminal Stereo phone jack (Ø 6.3 mm) ...1 set Stereo mini phone jack (Ø 3.5 mm) ...1 set AUX input terminal RCA pin jack ...1 sets MIC input terminal Phone jack (Ø...
  • Page 31: Limited Warranty

    Pioneer, without charge to you for parts or labor for actual repair work if such products fail to function properly under normal use due to a manufacturing defect.
  • Page 32 1-1, Shin-ogura, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 212-0031, Japan PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC. P.O. BOX 1540, Long Beach, California 90801-1540, U.S.A. TEL: (800) 421-1404 PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC. 300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 0P2, Canada TEL: 1-877-283-5901, 905-479-4411 K002_PSV_CU