Behringer DDM4000 User Manual
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User Manual


Ultimate 5-ChannelDigital DJ Mixer with Sampler, 4 FX Sections, Dual BPM Counters and MIDI




Table of Contents


Thank you........................................................................


Important Safety Instructions.......................................


Legal Disclaimer..............................................................


Limited Warranty............................................................


1. Introduction................................................................



Controls and connections.........................................






BPM and Effects section..........................................






Further settings.......................................................


7. The DDM4000 as MIDI controller...........................





9. Specifications...........................................................


10. Appendix.................................................................


Thank you

Congratulations! The DDM4000 is a state-of-the-art32-bitdigital DJ mixer,jam-packedwith creative tools, yet its intuitive layout will let you feel at home in an instant. Editing, storing and recalling your settings is simply a breeze!


Important Safety


Terminals marked with this symbol carry electrical current of sufficient magnitude to constitute risk of electric shock. Use only

high-qualitycommercially-availablespeaker cables with 1/4" TS plugspre-installed.All other installation or modification should be performed only by

qualified personnel.

This symbol, wherever it appears,

alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the

enclosure - voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.

This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the

accompanying literature. Please read the manual.


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.


To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain and moisture. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping

or splashing liquids and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.


These service instructions are for use by qualified service personnel only.

To reduce the risk of electric shock do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operation instructions. Repairs have to be performed by qualified service personnel.

9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-typeplug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. Agrounding-typeplug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide

blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11.Use only attachments/accessories specified by

the manufacturer.

12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,

or table specified by the

manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when

moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid

injury from tip-over.

13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed

to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

15.The apparatus shall be connected to a MAINS socket outlet with a protective earthing connection.

16.Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.

1.Read these instructions.

2.Keep these instructions.

3.Heed all warnings.

4.Follow all instructions.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water.

6.Clean only with dry cloth.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8.Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

Legal Disclaimer

Technical specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice. The information contained herein is correct at the time of printing. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. MUSIC Group 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. Colors and specifications may vary slightly from product. BEHRINGER products are sold through authorized dealers only. Distributors and dealers are not agents of MUSIC Group and have absolutely no authority to bind MUSIC Group by any express or implied undertaking

or representation. This manual is copyrighted. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording of any kind, for any purpose, without the express written permission of MUSIC Group IP Ltd.


© 2011 MUSIC Group IP Ltd.

Trident Chambers, Wickhams Cay, P.O. Box 146, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Limited Warranty

§ 1 Warranty

(1)This limited warranty is valid only if you purchased the product from a BEHRINGER authorized dealer in the country of purchase. A list of authorized dealers can be found on BEHRINGER’s website under “Where to Buy“, or you can contact the BEHRINGER office closest to you.

(2)MUSIC Group* warrants the mechanical and electronic components of this product to be free of defects in material and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for a period of one (1) year from

the original date of purchase (see the Limited Warranty terms in § 4 below), unless a longer minimum warranty period is mandated by applicable local laws. If the product shows any defects within the specified warranty period and that defect is not excluded under § 4, MUSIC Group shall, at its discretion, either replace or repair the product using suitable new or reconditioned product or parts.

In case MUSIC Group decides to replace the entire product, this limited warranty shall apply to the replacement product for the remaining initial warranty period, i.e., one (1) year (or otherwise applicable minimum warranty period) from the date of purchase of the original product.

(3)Upon validation of the warranty claim, the repaired or replacement product will be returned to the user freight prepaid by MUSIC Group.

(4)Warranty claims other than those indicated above are expressly excluded.


§ 2 Online registration

Please do remember to register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase at under“Support” and kindly read the terms and conditions of our limited warranty carefully. Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process

your repair claims quicker and more efficiently. Thank you for your cooperation!

§ 3 Return materials authorization

(1) To obtain warranty service, please contact the retailer from whom the equipment was purchased. Should your BEHRINGER dealer not be located in your vicinity, you may contact the BEHRINGER distributor for your country listed under“Support” at If your country is not listed, please check if your problem can be dealt with by our“Online Support” which may also be found under“Support” at Alternatively, please submit an online warranty claim at BEFORE returning the product. All inquiries must be accompanied by a description of the problem and the serial number of the product. After verifying

the product’s warranty eligibility with the original sales receipt, MUSIC Group will then issue a Return Materials Authorization (“RMA”) number.


(2)Subsequently, the product must be returned in its original shipping carton, together with the return authorization number to the address indicated by MUSIC Group.

(3)Shipments without freight prepaid will not

be accepted.

§ 4 Warranty Exclusions

(1)This limited warranty does not cover consumable parts including, but not limited to, fuses and batteries. Where applicable, MUSIC Group warrants the valves or meters contained in the product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days from date of purchase.

(2)This limited warranty does not cover the product

if it has been electronically or mechanically modified in any way. If the product needs to be modified or adapted in order to comply with applicable technical or safety standards on a national or local level, in any country which is not the country for which the product was originally developed and manufactured, this

modification/adaptation shall not be considered a defect in materials or workmanship. This limited warranty does not cover any such modification/adaptation, regardless of whether it was carried out properly or not. Under the terms of this limited warranty, MUSIC Group shall not be held responsible for any cost resulting from such a modification/adaptation.

(3)This limited warranty covers only the product hardware. It does not cover technical assistance for hardware or software usage and it does not cover any software products whether or not contained in the product. Any such software is provided“AS IS” unless expressly provided for in any enclosed software limited warranty.

(4)This limited warranty is invalid if the factoryapplied serial number has been altered or removed from the product.

(5)Free inspections and maintenance/repair work

are expressly excluded from this limited warranty, in particular, if caused by improper handling of the product by the user. This also applies to defects caused by normal wear and tear, in particular, of faders, crossfaders, potentiometers, keys/buttons, guitar strings, illuminants and similar parts.

(6) Damage/defects caused by the following conditions are not covered by this limited warranty:

improper handling, neglect or failure to operate the unit in compliance with the instructions given in BEHRINGER user or service manuals;

connection or operation of the unit in any way that does not comply with the technical or safety regulations applicable in the country where the product is used;

damage/defects caused by acts of God/Nature (accident, fire, flood, etc) or any other condition that is beyond the control of MUSIC Group.

(7)Any repair or opening of the unit carried out by unauthorized personnel (user included) will void the limited warranty.

(8)If an inspection of the product by MUSIC Group shows that the defect in question is not covered by the limited warranty, the inspection costs are payable by the customer.

(9)Products which do not meet the terms of this limited warranty will be repaired exclusively at the buyer’s expense. MUSIC Group or its authorized service center will inform the buyer of any such circumstance. If the buyer fails to submit a written repair order within 6 weeks after notification, MUSIC Group will return the unit C.O.D. with a separate invoice for freight and packing. Such costs will also be invoiced separately when the buyer has sent in a written repair order.

(10)Authorized BEHRINGER dealers do not sell new products directly in online auctions. Purchases made through an online auction are on a“buyer beware” basis. Online auction confirmations or sales receipts are not accepted for warranty verification and MUSIC Group will not repair or replace any product purchased through an online auction.

§ 5 Warranty transferability

This limited warranty is extended exclusively to the original buyer (customer of authorized retail dealer) and is not transferable to anyone who may subsequently purchase this product. No other person (retail dealer, etc.) shall be entitled to give any warranty promise on behalf of MUSIC Group.

§ 6 Claim for damage

Subject only to the operation of mandatory applicable local laws, MUSIC Group shall have no liability to the buyer under this warranty for any consequential or indirect

loss or damage of any kind. In no event shall the liability of MUSIC Group under this limited warranty exceed the invoiced value of the product.

§ 7 Limitation of liability

This limited warranty is the complete and exclusive warranty between you and MUSIC Group. It supersedes all other written or oral communications related to this product. MUSIC Group provides no other warranties for this product.

§ 8 Other warranty rights and national law

(1)This limited warranty does not exclude or limit the buyer’s statutory rights as a consumer in any way.

(2)The limited warranty regulations mentioned herein are applicable unless they constitute an infringement of applicable mandatory local laws.

(3)This warranty does not detract from the seller’s obligations in regard to any lack of conformity of the product and any hidden defect.

§ 9 Amendment

Warranty service conditions are subject to change without notice. For the latest warranty terms and conditions

and additional information regarding MUSIC Group’s limited warranty, please see complete details online at

* MUSIC Group Macao Commercial O shore Limited of

Rue de Pequim No. 202-A,Macau Finance Centre 9/J, Macau, including all MUSIC Group companies



Hook up your turntables and CD/MP3 players to its 4 stereo channels,

each with fully programmable EQ and Kill switches. Put ultimate versatility at your fingertips with fully programmable beat-sync’ablemulti-FXmodules,

a pair of high-precisionBPM counters and a digital crossfader with custom curve adjustment. And thesuper-coolBPM-sync’dsampler withreal-timepitch control, loop and reverse functions will make your crowd go wild.

Please read this manual to familiarize yourself with the control elements of the unit and its functions. After you have carefully read this manual, keep it for future reference.

1.1 Before you get started

1.1.1 Shipment

Your DDM4000 was carefully packed at the factory, and the packaging was designed to protect the unit from damage caused by rough handling.

Nevertheless, we recommend that you carefully examine the packaging and its contents for any signs of physical damage that may have occurred during transit.

If the unit is damaged, please do NOT return it to us; instead, notify your dealer and the shipping company immediately, otherwise claims for damage or replacement may not be granted.

We recommend using a case to ensure optimal protection of the device.

Please always use the original packaging to avoid damage due to storage or shipping.

Never let unsupervised children play with the DDM4000 or with its packaging.

Recycle whenever possible.

1.1.2 Initial operation

Ensure adequate air supply and to avoid overheating do not place the unit near radiators etc.

Before you connect your DDM4000 to the mains, please make sure that your local voltage matches the voltage required by the unit.

Caution! The following applies only to units that can be switched between 120 V and 230 V: The fuse holder on the mains connector has 3 triangular

markings, with two of these triangles opposing each other. The DDM4000 is set to the operating voltage printed next to these markers and can be set to another voltage by turning the fuse holder by 180°.

Please note that when operating the unit at 120 V, a higher fuse rating is required. Please refer to the “Specifications” for details.

If you set the unit to a different mains voltage, be sure to use a fuse of the correct type and rating. Please refer to the “Specifications” for details.

Blown fuses must be replaced by fuses of the same type and rating! Please refer to the “Specifications” for details.


Before changing the fuse, switch off the device and pull the plug to avoid electric shock or damage to the device.

The DDM4000 power connection is made by using the enclosed cable and the amplifier’s standard IEC receptacle. It meets all of the international safety certification requirements.

Please make sure that all units have a proper earth connection. For your own safety, never remove or disable the earth conductor from the unit or of the AC power cord.


The sound quality may diminish within the range of powerful broadcasting stations and high-frequencysources. Increase the distance between the transmitter and the device and use shielded cables for all connections.

1.1.3 Online registration

Please register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase by visiting and read the terms and conditions of our warranty carefully.

Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, it is our intention to have it repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for warranty service, please contact the BEHRINGER retailer from whom the equipment was purchased. Should your BEHRINGER dealer not be located in your vicinity, you may directly contact

one of our subsidiaries. Corresponding contact information is included in the original equipment packaging (Global Contact Information/European Contact Information). Should your country not be listed, please contact the distributor nearest you. A list of distributors can be found in the support area of our website (

Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process your repair claims more quickly and efficiently.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Extreme output volumes may damage your hearing and/or your loudspeakers. Turn down all volume and level controls before you switch on the unit. Always set the volume to an appropriate level.