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Pioneer EFX 500 - Dj Effector Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 EFFECTOR EFX-500 Operating instructions <DRB1237>...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Thank you for purchasing this Pioneer product. Be sure to read these operating instructions before using your unit to prevent any damage that may result from improper operation. Once you have finished reading the instructions, place them in a safe place where they won’t become lost and can be easily accessed for future reference. IMPORTANT 1...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    The serial number for this equipment is located on the bottom plate. Please write this serial number on your enclosed warranty card and keep it in a secure area. This [For Canadian model] is for your security.
  • Page 4: Quick Operation Guide

    (OFF position). At the center position (OFF position), the signal is output as is regardless of dial setting. Press the lever away from you to lock it in position so that the isolator operates also when the lever is released.
  • Page 5: Adjusting Effect Output Level

    DEPTH center (OFF position). LOCK HOLD Button When this button is pressed and is lit, the effect is maintained when jog dial rotation is stopped. Memory (M) Button/PLAY Button Jog dial operation for up to 8 seconds can be stored in memory by holding down the Memory (M) but- ton during Jog dial operation.
  • Page 6: Sound Effects

    ¶ Feedback continues even when the BEAT EFFECTS lever switch is moved from “ON” to “OFF”. ¶ When the DEPTH dial is set to “MAX” and the Lever switch is set from “ON” to “OFF”, the feedback does not attenuate...
  • Page 7: Digital Jog Break

    This effect distorts a specific sound in the original sound source. This effect causes a major pitch change by changing fil- ¶ The Jog dial is used to select the band that is to be distorted. ter frequency. ¶ The Jog dial is used to change the filter frequency.
  • Page 8: Connections

    SEND and RETURN terminals) be used. (Make sure that the EFFECT SELECTOR, CH SELEC- TOR and EFFECT ON/OFF on the DJM-500 are correctly set). ÷ Set the IN & OUT LEVEL switch on the Effector to the –10 dB position. Effector EFX-500...
  • Page 9 Amplifier (on DJ mixer not provided with SEND and RETURN terminals) ¶ Connect using cables with phone plugs (1/4-inch/6.3 mm in diameter) or RCA pin plugs. ¶ Set the IN & OUT LEVEL switch on the Effector to the “+4 dB” position. MASTER Effector EFX-500 INPUT...
  • Page 10: Names Of Parts And Functions

    For related information on the use of each control, refer to the pages indicated within brackets “(P.XX).” Adjusts the mid-range of the input source. The sound is flat at the center clicked position and is cut (no 1 Input Level Meter (P.12) sound) at the –...
  • Page 11 Selects the source to be monitored in the head- Selects the frequency range to which the Beat effect phones. is to be applied. Press the button to turn it on and off. BEAT: monitors the beat effect. The indicators of the selected ranges light when on.
  • Page 12: Operations

    “MIN” or close to “MAX”. ADJUSTING EFFECT OUTPUT LEVEL Adjusts the sound level of the effect applied to the input sound signal by the Digital Jog dial and the beat effect. ¶ When both the BEAT EFFECTS Turn the EFFECT OUT LEV dial to the...
  • Page 13: Headphone Monitor

    OPERATIONS HEADPHONE MONITOR This function allows you to monitor (pre-listen) sound effects (the sound normally output through the output terminals) without routing the sound through the output terminal. ¶ Use a headphone with a stand- Connect the headphone plug to the ard 1/4-inch/6.3 mm stereo plug.
  • Page 14: Beat Effect

    OPERATIONS BEAT EFFECT Since the beat effect time of the beat effect can be synchronized in real-time with the BPM (beats per minute), you can easily generate effects in time with the rhythm of a live performance. INPUT LEVEL EFFECT OUT LEV...
  • Page 15 ECHO FLANGER TRANS ¶ The indicator of the selected fre- Select the frequency range to which the effect is to be quency range lights. applied with the EFFECT FREQUENCY buttons (LOW, MID, ¶ The function is turned on and off HI).
  • Page 16: Digital Jog Break

    Since the Digital Jog Break can continuously change the parameters of each effect generated by rotating the Jog dial, the effects can be controlled like a musical instrument. Effects generated with the Jog dial can be continuously stored in memory and can be reproduced any number of times at the press of the PLAY button.
  • Page 17: Jog Memory

    OPERATIONS JOG MEMORY The memory can store up to 8 seconds of effects generated by the Jog dial of the Digital Jog Break function. INPUT LEVEL EFFECT OUT LEV ISOLATOR OVER OVER LOCK – +6dB – +6dB – +6dB EFFECT TIME...
  • Page 18: Midi Settings

    MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a standard that unifies data exchanges between musical instruments and computers. This interface allows equipment with MIDI connectors to be connected with MIDI cables to allow data transmission and reception. The EFX-500 can transmit and receive BPM data (timing clock) using MIDI.
  • Page 19: Specifications

    ¶ Static electricity and other external influences may cause this unit to malfunction. Should this happen, disconnect the power plug, wait for 30 seconds and connect the power plug again. If this does not solve the problem, contact your nearest authorized Pioneer service center.
  • Page 20 This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruc- tions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

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