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DIGITAL PRO MIXER DDM4000

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

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DIGITAL PRO MIXER DDM4000 User Manual

 

Table of Contents

 

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

2

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

3

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

3

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

3

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

5

2.

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

6

3.

Operation..................................................................

12

4.

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

17

5.

Sampler.....................................................................

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6.

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

23

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

23

8.

Installation................................................................

24

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

26

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

27

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!

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Important Safety

Instructions

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.

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.

Caution

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.

Caution

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.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

© 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 behringer.com 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.

PLEASE RETAIN YOUR SALES RECEIPT. IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE COVERING YOUR LIMITED WARRANTY. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS VOID WITHOUT SUCH PROOF OF PURCHASE.

§ 2 Online registration

Please do remember to register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase at behringer.com 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 behringer.com. 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 behringer.com. Alternatively, please submit an online warranty claim at

behringer.com 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.

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(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 behringer.com.

* 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

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1.Introduction

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.

!!Caution!

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.

IMPORTANT NOTES CONCERNING INSTALLATION

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 http://behringer.com 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 (http://behringer.com).

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

Thank you for your cooperation!

!!Caution!

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.

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2.Controls and connections

This chapter describes the various controls and connections of the DDM4000 mixer. We have divided the console into several functional sections for a better overview.

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(2.7)

(2.9)

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Fig. 2.0: Overview of DDM4000

2.1 Stereo channels 1 – 4

2.5

BPM and effects section

2.2

Microphone channel

2.6

Sampler

2.3

Crossfader section

2.7

Rear panel connectors

2.4

Main and phones section

2.8

Rear panel outputs

 

 

2.9

Power section

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2.1Stereo channels 1 – 4

(2)

(1)

 

(3)

(5)

(4)

(6)

(7)

(9)

(8)(10)

Fig. 2.1: Stereo channel strips

(1)The input select switch lets you switch between two signal sources. Select Line to hear the signal of the Line input (67). Select Phono/Line to listen to the incoming source signal at the Phono/Line(68) input.

(2)The GAIN knob adjusts the level of the input signal. The actual level is displayed on the level meter(3).

(3)The 7-segmentLED meter indicates the level of the input signal.

(4)Each input channel features a 3-bandequalizer(HIGH, MID and LOW) with kill feature, giving you up to 12 dB of boost and a maximum cut

of - dB (kill). The kill feature lets you mute the given frequency range. When each EQ knob is turned fully left, the signal is effectively muted. All EQ parameters can be adjusted inChannel Setup.

(5)The MODE push button changes the functionality of the preset push button

(6)from Multi to Single.

(6)The preset push buttons P1, P2 andP3 allow you to store and activate equalizer presets. When activated in Single Mode, these push buttons provide a maximum cut of- dB (kill function).

(7)Press the PFL push button to listen in on the channel’s signal using headphones.

(8)The fader controls the channel volume.

(9)The CURVE switch adjusts the response of the fader. InSOFT Mode, the fader responds slower to steady fader movement in the upper range and quicker in the lower range. InSharp Mode, the fader adjusts the volume quicker in the upper third and slower in the lower range. InMID Mode, the fader responds in a linear fashion. Since a difference in volume levels is heard when switching between modes, don’t use this switch while playing music!

(10)The CF ASSIGN push button lets you determine on which side of the crossfader(20) (A or B the signal is to be heard.

2.2 Microphone channel

(11)(12)(13)

(16)

(14)(17) (18)

(19)

(15)

Fig. 2.2: Microphone channel

(11)The GAIN knob adjusts the level of the microphone signal at the MIC 1 input.

(12)This switch determines which signal is to be displayed on the level meter (13).IN VU shows the unprocessed input level which helps you to adjust the microphone signal correctly.XMC VU shows the level after it has passed

the Ultramic processor.

(13)The 7-segmentLED meter indicates the level of the microphone channel.

(14)The microphone channel strip features a 3-bandequalizer(HIGH, MID and LOW). The range is+/-12dB.

(15)The ON/OFF push button turns the microphone channel on and off.

(16)The MIC SETUP push button opens the Mic Setup menu on the display.

This allows you to adjust the settings of the equalizer, the Ultramic processor and the MIC FX (effects processor).

(17)The XMC ON push button activates the ULTRAMIC processor, which includes a2-bandcompressor and expander. Ultramic settings can be adjusted in

Mic Setup.

(18)The MIC FX ON push button activates the microphone effects processor. Select the effect inMic Setup.

(19)The TALK ON push button activates the Talkover function. This attenuates the volume level of the music as soon as you speak into the microphone. This is a very useful function to make yourself heard over the music being played. You can adjust all the relevant settings inTalk Setup.

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2.3 Crossfader section

2.4 Main and phones section

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fig. 2.3: Crossfader section

 

 

 

 

(20) The replaceable crossfader is used to fade between the signals that are

(36)

assigned to its two sides A and B. You can assign the stereo channels and

 

sampler using the CF Assign push buttons (10) and(65).

(37)

 

(21) TheCF ON push button activates the crossfader. When the push button is

(39)

 

not pressed, the signals of the individual channels are routed straight to the

(38)

Main outputs.

(40)

(22) There are 3 Kill push buttons(HIGH, MID and LOW) on each side of the

 

crossfader which let you mute the given frequency range. In Crossfader

 

Setup (see Chapter 3.4.2), it is possible to activate a specialX-OVERmode

 

that enhances the crossfader’s functionality in combination with the

Fig. 2.4: Main and Phones section

Kill push buttons. For more information, read Chapter 3.4.1.

 

(23)Press the FULL FREQ push button to remove any frequency cuts of the KILL EQ(22).

(24)The CURVE knob lets you seamlessly adjust the response of the crossfader.

The REVERSE function allows you to reverse the configuration of the crossfader. This way you can toggle between Channel A and B at the flick of a switch

(25)REVERSE HOLD activates a permanent Reverse function. The crossfader fades between sides A and B in the reverse direction. This means that A is now on the right and B on the left side.

(26)REVERSE TAP activates a momentary Reverse function. This means that A and B are interchanged as long as the TAP push button is held down.

The BOUNCE TO MIDI CLOCK function provides an automatic, quick crossfading synchronized to the rhythm of the music (“bouncing”). The bounce speed is determined by the MIDI Clock.

(27)Press the BOUNCE TO MIDI CLK push button to activate the bouncing. Once the push button is pressed, the signal repeatedly jumps from A to B and back again corresponding to the intervalpre-selectedby using the BEAT push buttons(28).

(28)The BEAT push buttons let you determine the Bounce rate, which can range between one and 16 beats.

(29)These LEDs indicate the number of beats you have chosen.

◊ Find a detailed description of this function in Chapter 3.4.3.

MAIN OUTPUT:

(30)The OUTPUT A knob controls the volume of output A ((73) ).

(31)The BALANCE knob adjusts the stereo panning of output A.

(32)The OUTPUT B knob controls the volume of output B ((74) ).

(33)The high-resolution,22-segmentOUTPUT LEVEL meter indicates the level of the output signal on OUTPUT A.

(34)ULTRAMIZE ON/OFF push button: The Ultramizer is an effect that enhances the loudness and assertiveness by dynamic compression.

In Ultramizer Setup (see Chapter 3.5.1), you can configure the Ultramizer.

(35)The LOAD push button lets you load the user settings of the entire mixer. The settings that are active when the device is turned off are loaded when the device is switched back on again. Read more about saving and loading user settings in Chapter 3.5.2.

PHONES:

(36)Connect the headphones to the PHONES jack (1/4" TRS connector).

(37)The OUTPUT knob controls the volume of thehead-phones.

(38)The MIX knob adjusts the balance between PFL signal and

PGM signal (PFL = Pre Fader Listening, fader independent pre-listeningof individual channels; PGM = Program, Master signal). When the knob is turned completely to the left, you only hear the PFL signal,

whereas when turned completely to the right the Master signal is heard. Between these two positions, you can adjust the mix of both signals.

(39)The PUNCH EQ function helps synchronize two tracks. You can orient yourself to the snare or the bass drum or both. Press the SNARE or BASS push button to emphasize the selected sound in the headphones.

(40)When the SPLIT push button is pressed, the PFL signal is heard in the left headphone and the PGM signal is only heard in the right headphone.

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2.5 BPM and effects section

2.6 Sampler

 

 

 

 

(41) (46) (47) (48)

(51)

(50) (45) (50)

(42) (49) (43) (53) (52)

Fig. 2.5: BPM Counter and Effects section (here FX 1)

The DDM4000 has 2 identical effects units. There are 2 additional independent effects units for the mic signal and the Sampler. All effects can be used at the same time. The BPM Counter and MIDI Clock are also found in this section.

(41)The graphic display shows BPM values, effect names and effect parameters as well as channel assignments. It also leads you through Console Setup.

(42)The FX ON push button activates the effects unit.

(43)Press the FX ASSIGN push button to assign an effects unit to a signal source (push button flashes). The possible input sources are listed on the display. Select the preferred source by turning and pressing the PARAMETER knob(45).

(44)The DEPTH knob adjusts the effect intensity (depth). For some effects, it also lets you adjust the mix between the original signal (dry) and the effect signal (wet).

(45)Press the PARAM (eter) knob to select the effect parameters. By turning the knob, you can change the parameter shown on the display.

(46)Press SELECT/LOW to access the effects list (on the display). Turn and press the knob(45) to load a preset.

(47)Press the PARAM/MID push button to access the effect parameters. Turn the knob(45) to change the parameter value.

(48)Press DEFAULT/HIGH to restore a preset.

When the effect is activated (by pressing the FX ON push button), the push buttons (46) (LOW),(47) (MID) and(48) (HIGH) are used as

Kill switches in the effect’s signal path.

(49)Depending on the selected effect, the BEAT push buttons can adjusttime-relatedparameters. However, the values entered are not in milliseconds or similar units, but in beats.

(50)To enter the tempo manually, tap this push button (at least 2 x) in the rhythm of the music (TAP). By keeping the AUTO BPM/TAP push button pressed a little longer (> 1 s), the automatic tempo input (AUTO BPM) is reactivated.

(51)Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob to adjust the tempo of the MIDI Clock (press and turn simultaneously = coarse adjustment). A short press on the knob confirms the entry made. A long press on the knob lets you accessConsole Setup (see Chapter 3.1).

(52)The MIDI START/STOP/ESC turns on the MIDI Clock.

(53)The ADJUST push buttons let you transfer the tempo of the BPM counter to the MIDI Clock.

All functions of the BPM and Effects section are de-scribedin detail in Chapter 4.

(54)

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(57)

 

(58)

 

(59)

(60)

(62)

(61)

(63)

(64)

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Fig. 2.6: Sampler section

(54)Press the INSERT push button to add the sampler signal to the channel (Insert Mode). If the push button is not activated, the sampler is mixed to the selected channel (Mix Mode). In both cases, playback is initiated with the REC SOURCE push buttons. When the sampler is routed to the crossfader, the LED of the INSERT push button goes out.

(55)The VOLUME/MIX knob controls the volume of the sampler (in Mix Mode) as well as the volume balance between input signal and Sampler

(in Insert Mode).

(56)The REC SOURCE push buttons let you select the channel for recording and playing back samples.

(57)Press the PFL push button to listen in on the sampler signal with the headphones.

(58)SAMPLE LENGTH adjusts the recording time(1–16beats or endless recording).

(59)RECORD/IN lets you record to the Sampler. Select a bank beforehand. By pressing the push button a second time, the recording is stopped (only inMode).

(60)BANK ASSIGN is used to select a bank in which the recorded material

is stored. The selected bank is indicated by the relevant MODE push button (61) which signalizes the readiness to record.

(61)The MODE push buttons (Bank 1 and Bank 2) are used to select the sampler’s types of playback (Reverse and Loop). A short tap activates or deactivates the Reverse function; pressing the push button a little longer activates or deactivates the Loop function.

(62)Press the PLAY/OUT push button to start the playback of the recorded sample. When the Loop function is deactivated, the sample is only played back as long as the PLAY push button is pressed.

(63)Press SMP FX ON push button to activate the Brake effect.

(64)Press the SELECT push button to determine the length of the brake (1, 4 or 8 Beat Brake, which is shown in the center of the display).

(65)The CF ASSIGN push button lets you determine on which side of the crossfader the sampler signal is to be routed to.

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(66)You can even trigger the sampler with the crossfader when the sampler is assigned to it. To order to do so, simply press the CF START push button.

But beforehand, use BANK ASSIGN to select the bank that should be played back when using the fader.

2.7 Rear panel connectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fig. 2.7: Rear panel connectors

(67)The LINE inputs are used to connect the Line signals

(for example, CD players, soundcards and drum machines).

(68)The PHONO inputs let you connect turntables.

(69)Use the PHONO/LINE switches to set the PHONO inputs to Line level in order for you to be able to connect a CD player to the PHONO inputs.

Caution! Devices with Line output levels, such as CD players, can cause distortion and destroy the preamplifier. Press the PHONO/LINE switch before connecting devices with Line level to the highly sensitive PHONO inputs.

(70)The GND connectors are used to ground the turntables.

(71)The balanced XLR connectors provide a connection for dynamic microphones.

(72)This is the LEVEL control for the MIC 2 input.

2.8 Rear panel outputs

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Fig. 2.8: Rear panel connectors

(73)These are the OUT A outputs (XLR) allowing you to connect to an amplifier. Use the OUTPUT A control(30) to adjust the volume level. Additionally, theSUBWOOFER output lets you hook up a subwoofer. A crossover is integrated into the DDM4000. The crossover frequency is adjusted inOutput Setup (see Chapter 6.2).

When powering up the system, turn on the connected amplifier last to prevent spikes that can easily damage your loudspeakers. Before turning on the amplifier, make sure that no signal is going through the DDM4000 in order to avoid sudden and unpleasant surprises. We recommend turning down all faders and knobs beforehand.

(74)The MAIN OUT connector panel consists of OUT A, OUT B and TAPE outputs:

The signal atOUT A is the same as at the XLR outputs(73).

You can connect an additional amplifier to output OUT B which can be used for a DJ booth or a second club zone, for example. The volume of the OUT B signal is (independent of OUT A) individually adjusted with the OUTPUT B knob(32).

The TAPE output allows you to connect a recording device in order totape-recordyour mix. The output level is independent of OUT A and OUT B and can be adjusted in Output Setup (see Chapter 6.2).

(75)DIGITAL OUT is the digital output of the DDM4000. This is where you find the TAPE signal in CD quality (16 bit/44.1 kHz).

Use Output Setup (see Chapter 6.2) to adjust further settings of the output section.

(76)These are the MIDI IN, MIDI OUT and MIDI THRU connectors that allow you to connect external MIDI equipment and synchronize with their MIDI Clock.

◊ Read more about the MIDI functions of the DDM4000 in Chapter 7.

2.9 Power section

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Fig. 2.9: The POWER section

(77)Power is supplied via an IEC connector. The matching cable is provided with the unit.

(78)FUSE RETAINER/VOLTAGE SELECTOR. Please make sure that the voltage indicated by the voltage selector matches the local voltage before you connect the unit to the main power supply. Always replace blown fuses with fuses of the same type and rating. Some units feature a fuse retainer in which a selection between 230 V and 120 V is possible. Please be aware: When using your unit outside of Europe with 120 V, a fuse with a higher rating is required.

(79)Use the POWER switch to turn on the DDM4000. Before connecting the unit to the power mains, ensure that the POWER switch is in OFF position. When the unit is in operation, ensure that the mains plug is accessible.

Attention: The POWER switch does not fully disconnect the unit from the mains. To disconnect the unit from the mains, pull out the main cable plug or appliance coupler. When installing the product, ensure the plug or appliance coupler is readily operable. Unplug the power cord completely when the unit is not used for long periods of time.

The serial number of the DDM4000 is found on the bottom side of the device.

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2.10Hookup example

CD player

 

Turntable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone

Digital Recorder

Drum Machine

DJ Booth

Dance oor

Fig. 2.10: Application example of hooking up the DDM4000

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3.Operation

3.1 Console setup

Console Setup allows you to make all standard settings for the DDM4000.

1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) for approximately 2 seconds. The setup list appears in the center of the display.:

2)Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob to select the setup you want to edit.

3)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob to confirm the selection.

Exit Console Setup:

Press the ESC push button(52) to exit Console Setup.

Some of the setup pages can be accessed in different ways. This is the case for Mic Setup and User Settings:

Open Mic Setup:

1)Press the MIC SETUP push button (16) to access Mic Setup.

2)Press the MIC SETUP push button (16) again to exit Mic Setup.

Open User Settings:

1)Press the LOAD push button (35) to access User Settings.

2)Press the LOAD push button (35) again to exit User Settings.

3.1.1 Selection lists on screen

The individual setup pages contain further selection lists, which appear either on the left or right side of the display, in addition to the Console Setup list.

Left:

1)Turn the left PARAMETER knob (45) (in the FX 1 section) to select the preferred function from the list.

2)Press the left PARAMETER knob to confirm the selection.

Right:

1)Turn the right PARAMETER knob (45) (in the FX 2 section) to select the preferred function from the list.

2)Press the right PARAMETER knob to confirm the selection.

3.2 Using stereo channels

3.2.1 EQ modes: SINGLE and MULTI

The equalizer provides Preset push buttons, labeled P1, P2 and P3, with which preset configurations are stored. The behavior of the push buttons depend on the selected EQ mode: Single Mode or Multi Mode. After switching on the device, Single Mode is active.

SINGLE Mode:

In Single Mode, the push buttons P1, P2 and P3 (6) are each permanently assigned to a frequency band (P1 = HIGH, P2 = MID, P3 = LOW). This means that a Preset can be assigned to each EQ control. When activated, the Preset push buttons provide a Kill function with maximum attenuation(- dB).

Preset settings in SINGLE Mode

P1

HIGH Kill -∞dB

Suppresses high frequencies

P2

MID Kill -∞dB

Suppresses mid frequencies

P3

LOW Kill -∞dB

Suppresses low frequencies

Tab. 3.1: Functionality of Preset push buttons in Single Mode

The degree of cut can, however, be modified. Alternatively, a frequency boost can also be stored. In case you want to boost instead of cutting the bass (Punch function), proceed as follows:

1)Turn the LOW knob (4) to the right until you have reached the boost you want.

2)Press and hold the MODE push button (5) while pressing P3(6).

3)Press P3 to load the Preset. The bass frequencies are now boosted. P3 flashes blue.

This way you can also program the mids and highs with P2 and P1 respectively.

Reset:

The Preset push buttons can be restored to their initial states at all times (Reset function):

Press MODE(5) for approximately 2 seconds. The MULTI LED briefly lights up to confirm the reset.

MULTI Mode:

In Multi Mode, the Preset push buttons are not assigned to individual EQ bands, but are assigned to the 3-bandequalizer as a whole. This way you can create three EQ presets and assign these to the Preset push buttons. When activated, the Preset push buttons are assigned as follows:

Preset settings in MULTI Mode

P1

High pass

Suppresses MID and LOW

P2

Band pass

Suppresses HIGH and LOW

P3

Low pass

Suppresses HIGH and MID

Tab. 3.2: Functionality of Preset push buttons in Multi Mode

To activate Multi Mode, press the MODE push button(5). The MULTI LED lights up.

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To create your own EQ presets, proceed as follows:

1)Adjust the equalizer as needed by turning the LOW, MID and HIGH knobs.

2)Press and hold the MODE push button (5) while pressing P1(6).

3)Press P1 to load the EQ Preset. P1 flashes yellow.

Two more EQ Presets can be stored with P2 and P3.

Reset:

The Preset push buttons can be restored at all times:

Press MODE for approximately 2 seconds. The SINGLE LED briefly lights up to confirm the reset.

3.2.2 Channel setup

In Channel Setup, you can fine-tunethe characteristics of the stereo channels’ equalizer. It is also possible to adjust a Subsonic Filter(low-cutfilter) for

all four channels. For example, this filter can be used to suppress low-frequencynoise from turntables.

1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) for approximately 2 seconds.

2)Select “Channel Setup” by turning and pressing the CONSOLE SETUP knob. Channel Setup appears on the display.

The equalizer of the stereo channels has 3 bands with different characteristics. The Mid band is a peak filter whose center fre-quencyand bandwidth

(Q factor) can be modified. Both outer bands Low and High are shelving filters. In Channel Setup, following settings are available for each of the 4 channels:

Channel Xover (Crossover):

LOW:

Cutoff frequency of the Low filter. All frequencies below the

 

adjusted value are cut or boosted.

MID:

Center frequency of the Mid band. All frequencies around this

 

value are boosted or cut. The bandwidth is determined by the

 

parameter Mid Q (see below).

HIGH:

Cutoff frequency of the High filter. All frequencies above the

 

adjusted value are boosted or cut.

1)Press the left PARAMETER knob (45) to select the parameter (LOW, MID or HIGH).

2)Turn the PARAMETER knob to change the cutoff frequency and center frequency of the selected band.

Mid Q:

The Q factor determines the behavior of the filter. The higher the value, the narrower the bandwidth. Mid Q affects the mids band.

Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob(51) to change the value of the Q factor.

Subsonic frequency:

You can adjust the cutoff frequency of the low-cutfilter on each stereo channel. All frequencies below the cutoff frequency are attenuated.

1)Press the right PARAMETER knob (45) to select the channel.

2)Turn the PARAMETER knob to change the cutoff frequency.

Exiting Channel Setup:

Press the ESC push button(52) to exit Channel Setup.

3.3 Operating the microphone channel

3.3.1 Mic setup

You can make adjustments to the sound settings of the Microphone channel, the Ultramic processor and the Mic effects by using Mic Setup. This is how to access Mic Setup:

1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) for approximately 2 seconds.

2)Select “Mic Setup” by turning and pressing the CONSOLE SETUP knob. Alternatively, you can access Mic Setup as follows:

Press the MIC SETUP push button(16) on the microphone channel.

The MIC SETUP push button lights up as long as you are using Mic Setup.

Mic Setup appears on the display containing several submenus. On the left-handside of the display you see a list from which the following submenus can be selected:

Turn the left PARAMETER knob(45) to select the submenu you want to edit:

EQ Freq/Pan page:

This page shows level meters for both microphone signals. In addition, you can make sound settings for the equalizer on the Microphone channel. Here you can adjust the stereo image of the microphone signal as well as the signal relation of both microphones to each other. The individual parameters are as follows:

MIC 1:

Level meter for Microphone 1

MIC 2:

Level meter for Microphone 2

LOW:

Cutoff frequency of the LOW control knob

MID:

Center frequency of the MID control knob

HIGH:

Cutoff frequency of the HIGH control knob

Q MID:

Q factor of the mids band

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1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) to select the parameter (LOW, MID, HIGH, Q MID).

2)Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob to change the value of the selected parameter.

PAN1:

Position of Microphone 1 in the stereo image

PAN 2:

Position of Microphone 2 in the stereo image

OUT B:

Volume of the microphone channel at Output B

1)Press the right PARAMETER knob (45) to select the parameter (PAN 1, PAN 2, OUT B).

2)Turn the PARAMETER knob to change the value of the parameter.

EQ GAIN page:

This page lets you make user default sound settings, which affect the microphone channel in relation to the equalizer. For example, storing a boost of 5 dB in these settings affects the signal even when the HIGH rotary knob is set to 0, that is the center position. The high frequencies can additionally be boost or cut with the HIGH knob. This function helps to remove problematic frequencies of your voice or to improve speech comprehensibility.

MIC 1 LOW CUT:

Cutoff frequency of the high-passfilter

 

(Microphone 1)

MIC 1 LOW, MID, HIGH:

EQ default settings for Microphone 1

1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) to select the parameter (LOW, MID, HIGH).

2)Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob to change the value of the selected parameter.

MIC 2 LOW CUT:

Cutoff frequency of the high-passfilter

 

(Microphone 2)

MIC 2 LOW, MID, HIGH:

EQ default settings for Microphone 2

1)Press the right PARAMETER knob (45) to select the parameter (LOW, MID, HIGH).

2)Turn the PARAMETER knob to change the value of the selected parameter.

ULTRA MIC 1 and 2:

You can see several level meters on the display. Three parameters of the compressor are adjustable plus you can also load presets.

The meters:

MIC I

Shows the input level

MIC 0

Shows the output level

COM

Shows the compression ratio for the low (L) and high (H)

 

frequency band

EXP

Shows the attenuation of the expander for the low (L) or

 

high (H) frequency band

Adjustable parameters

THRSH

Threshold specifies the cutoff frequency of the

 

Ultramic processor

FREQ

Adjusts the crossover frequency between the upper

 

and lower frequency band

EFFIC

Efficiency: Adjusts the level of compression

1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) to select the parameter (THRSH, FREQ, EFFIC).

2)Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob to change the value of the selected parameter.

Ultramic presets:

The following default settings can be loaded:

1)Turn the right PARAMETER knob (45) to select the preset.

2)Press the PARAMETER knob to load the preset.

MIC FX page:

The Ultramic processor is a 2-bandcompressor that reduces the dynamic range of speech. The level of loud sounds is reduced and the level of quiet sounds is raised. This decreases the difference between the loudest and quietest passages. By splitting the signal into two frequency bands, a thicker, more powerful sound is achieved without the typical artifacts, such as pumping sound or a

loss of clarity.

The settings for both microphone signals are made separately. That’s the reason for having two Ultramic pages. For Mic 1, select the page “Ultramic 1” and choose “Ultramic 2” for Mic 2. The parameters on both pages are identical so that they only have to be described once.

On the Mic FX page, you can select the type of effect you want to use for the microphone signal. The following effects are available:

1)Turn the right PARAMETER knob (45) to select the preset.

2)Press the PARAMETER knob to load the preset.

Each effect can be modified in order to suit your individual taste. Two parameters are available for this reason. The second parameter always adjusts the effect Dry/Wet Mix—thisapplies to all effects.

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Effect descriptions:

FLANGER: A flanger effect occurs through frequency modulation. You can adjust the speed of the LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator).

PHASER is similar to a flanger. Only this time around, modulation is achieved throughphase-shifting.You can adjust the speed of the LFO.

DELAY is a signal delay. You can change the delay time (Time).

ECHO is similar to the delay effect, with the difference that the delayed signal is repeated several times.

PITCH changes the pitch of the signal and therefore the pitch of the vocalist’s and speaker’s voice. Shift is used to adjust the pitch.

BITCRUSHER reduce the digital resolution. The bit depth is adjustable.

REVERB is a reverberation effect. Eight different types of reverberation are available. These are described in detail in Chapter 4.1.4.

1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) to select a parameter.

2)Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob to change the value of this parameter.

You can match the time parameter of the flanger, phaser, delay and echo effects to the beat by tapping the tempo with the left TAP push button (50) as long as

Mic Setup is displayed (MIC SETUP push button (16) shines when active).

Exiting Mic Setup:

Press the ESC push button(52) to exit Mic Setup.

3.3.2 Talk setup

The Talkover function is useful when making announcements while the music is playing. The level of the music, is attenuated as soon as you speak into the microphone. All necessary settings of this function are made in Talk Setup. This is how you access Talk Setup:

1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) for approximately 2 seconds.

2)Select “Talk Setup” by turning and pressing the CONSOLE SETUP knob. The Talk Setup page appears on the display.

This page displays level meters for both microphones. On the left-handside of the screen, there is a list from which you can select a Talkover preset.

Loading presets:

1)Turn the left PARAMETER knob (45) to select the preset.

2)Press the PARAMETER knob to load the preset.

Editing talkovers:

The following parameters of the Talkover function are adjustable:

THRSH

Threshold. The music signal is attenuated as soon as the

 

microphone signal exceeds this value.

MAX. ATT

Maximum Attenuation. This lets you adjust the music’s

 

maximum attenuation while speaking into the microphone.

SPEED

Adjusts the speed at which the signal’s volume level is reduced.

1)Press the right PARAMETER knob (45) to select the parameter (THRSH, MAX. ATT, SPEED)

2)Turn the PARAMETER knob to change the value of the parameter.

Exiting Talk Setup:

Press the ESC push button(52) to exit Talk Setup.

3.4 Operating the crossfader

The use of the Crossfader is easy to understand, even for a DJ novice.

But the DDM4000 wouldn’t be a digital mixer if it hadn’t a couple of special functions to offer that cannot be easily realized with an analog DJ Mixer.

3.4.1 Crossfader modes: KILL and X-OVER

There are three push buttons labeled HIGH, MID and LOW ( (22) ) on theleft-handside and on theright-handside of the Crossfader. When activated, they function as Kill switches, that is they can suppress specific frequency bands.

X-Over(Crosssover) Mode lets you realize completely new, breathtaking effects. In this mode, it is possible to assign specific frequency bands to Side A and B that can then be crossfaded.Here’s an example to make the functionality clear:

1)Move the crossfader (20) to the left (A).

2)Press the FULL FREQ push button (23) in Section A.

3)Press the Kill push button (22) “MID” in Section B.

In the left crossfader position, the A signal is played back in its complete frequency range. By moving the crossfader to the right, only the mid frequencies of the B signal are faded in while the mids of the A signal are faded out.

The low and high frequencies of the A signal remain audible. As a result,

the low and high frequencies of the A signal together with the mid frequencies of the B signal are audible at the output of the mixer.

X-OverMode keeps your mixing style fresh and unique. You can activateX-OverMode in Crossfader Setup.

3.4.2 Crossfader setup

This is how you access Crossfader Setup:

1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) for approximately 2 seconds.

2)Select “Crossfader Setup” by turning and pressing the CONSOLE SETUP knob. The Crossfader Setup page appears on the display:

On the display’s left side, you can adjust the frequency crossfade of the Kill push buttons. On the right side, you can select Cross-faderMode.

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XOVER CF (Crossover Center Frequency):

LOW:

Crossover frequency between LOW and MID

HIGH:

Crossover frequency between MID and HIGH

1)Press the left PARAMETER knob (45) to select the parameter (LOW, HIGH).

2)Turn the PARAMETER knob to change the value fo the selected parameter.

Crossfader Mode:

1)Turn the right PARAMETER knob (45) to select the mode (KILL,X-OVER).

2)Press the PARAMETER knob to confirm.

Exiting Crossfader Setup:

Press the ESC push button(52) to exit Crossfader Setup.

3.4.3 Bounce to MIDI clock

This function automates bouncing. Bouncing is hard crossfading with the crossfader in the rhythm of the music. The internal MIDI Clock needs to be active for this function to work. The clock is a reference for the bounce speed that ranges between one and 16 beats.

Before pressing the BOUNCE TO MIDI CLK push button to start the bounce, you should specify a the Bounce speed:

1)Start the MIDI Clock by pressing MIDI START-STOPpush button(52).

2)Select the bounce speed by using the BEAT push buttons (28). The LEDs(29) indicate the beats.

3)Now press the BOUNCE TO MIDI CLK push button (27) to start the bounce. When the crossfader is on Side A, the bounce starts with the A signal, whereas when the crossfader is on B, the bounce starts with the B signal.

3.5 Operating the main section

There are also several functions in the Main section that surpass the functional capacity of an analog mixer. This way complete mixer settings can be stored and loaded. And the Ultramizer makes sure that your beats sound even fatter.

3.5.1 Ultramizer

The Ultramizer is a multiband processor that compresses the audio signal in order to achieve a better perception of volume without having to increase the level.

As a result, the performance of an amplifier is optimally used and your music feels louder than it really is. The processing takes place in two individual frequency bands in order to achieve a more powerful sound without the unwanted side effects, such as the pumping effect and loss of high frequencies.

1)Press the ULTRAMIZE ON/OFF push button (34) to activate the Ultramizer.

2)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) for approximately 2 seconds.

3)Select “Ultramize” by turning and pressing the CONSOLE SETUP knob.

The display switches to the Ultramizer page. Here you can change settings plus load and edit presets:

Loading presets:

1)Turn the left PARAMETER knob (45) to select the preset.

2)Press the PARAMETER knob to load the preset.

 

Ultramizer presets

Gentle Boost

Gentle volume boost

Boost

Noticeable volume boost

Pump

Strong volume boost with pumping effect

Full

Maximum volume boost

Full Pump

Maximum volume boost with pumping effect

Editing the Ultramizer:

RANGE

Describes the adjustable dynamic range. A value of 10 dB results

 

in a maximum level boost of 10 dB.

TIME

Changes the adjustable speed of the Ultramizer.

Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob(51) to change the TIME parameter.

Turn the PARAMETER knob(45) to change the RANGE parameter.

Exiting the Ultramizer setup:

Press the ESC push button(52) to exit the Ultramizer setup.

3.5.2 Loading and saving user settings

A great advantage of a digital mixer is the possibility to store entire mixer settings in order to recall them later on at the flick of a switch. Big studio consoles refer to this function as “Snapshot” because all settings are captured (as with a snapshot). This lets you adjust the mixer to your way of working and recall settings you made at any time.

Just imagine, a club has the DDM4000 which is being used by several DJs. Each DJ has stored personal EQ settings, kill frequencies, Ultramizer and Effect

settings, so that when it is his or her turn, the preferred settings can be recalled immediately. The other way around, a guest DJ, who is not accustomed to the DDM4000, is able to take off without having to adjust any settings in advance.

◊ After switching on the device, the last selected preset is loaded.

Loading user settings:

1) Press the LOAD push button (35). The LOAD push button flashes. “User Setup” appears on the screen, displaying the preset list:

2)Turn the left PARAMETER knob (45) to select a user setting (or the factory preset).

3)Press the PARAMETER knob again to load the user setting.

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Storing user settings:

1)Press the LOAD push button (35) to access User Setup with its preset list.

2)Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) to select a memory location.

3)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob to store the user setting.

◊ It is not possible to overwrite the factory preset.

Exiting User Setup:

Press the LOAD push button(35) or the ESC push button(52) to exit User Setup.

3.6 Operating the phones section

You can use the headphones to listen to two different signals: 1. The PGM signal (=Program): This is the signal at the MAIN output. 2. The PFL signal

(=Pre Fader Listen): This is the signal which can be routed to the PFL bus by using the PFL push buttons (7). The PFL signal isfader-independent,which means it can even be heard when the faders are pulled down.

When the SPLIT push button (40) is not pressed, both the PGM and PFL signal are played back in stereo in the headphones. The mix of both signals is adjusted with the MIX knob(38). When the knob is turned completely to the left, the PFL signal is heard, whereas when turned completely to the right, the PGM signal is heard in both headphones.

Working in Split Mode:

Press the SPLIT push button(40) to activate Split Mode.

When using Split Mode, the PFL signal is played back on the left headphone while the PGM signal is played back on the right headphone (both mono signals).

4. BPM and Effects section

Fig. 4.1: BPM and Effects section

The BPM and Effects section in the middle of the mixer can either be used for the stereo channels or the master signal. Both processors can also be combined to be used as dual effect for individual channels. What’s more, both Microphone channel and Sampler feature their own effect processors, which are described in individual chapters (Chapter 3.3.1 and Chapter 5.4).

Display:

The display shows the following information:

AShows the effect type and the parameter values.

BShows the calculated speed in BPM (Beats Per Minute).

It Also gives information on the signal assignment and the Tap function.

CThis section shows the BPM-synchronizedeffect parameters as beats on the right side. On the left, you see the activity of the Kill function in the effect path.

DThis information refers to the Sampler and/or the MIDI Clock

(see Chapter 5).

4.1Effects section

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(46) (47) (48)

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(50)

 

 

 

 

(45)

 

 

 

 

(44)

 

 

 

 

 

(43)

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(42)

(53) (52)

Fig. 4.2: Effects section (here FX 1)

4.1.1 Selecting the signal source

To use an effect, you first have to assign the effect to a signal source. This assignment also applies to the BPM Counter. Possible input sources are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT 1 – INPUT 4:

Stereo channels 1 – 4.

 

MUSIC:

Stereo sum signal (main signal).

 

CHAIN:

CHAIN assigns the effect to the signal of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

other effects section, so that 2 effects are

 

 

 

 

 

 

triggered consecutively.

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Selecting a signal for FX 1:

1)Press the FX 1 ASSIGN push button (43).

2)Turn the left PARAMETER knob (45) to select a signal source from the list.

3)Press the left PARAMETER knob to confirm the selection.

Selecting a signal for FX 2:

1)Press the FX 2 ASSIGN push button (43).

2)Turn the right PARAMETER knob (45) to select a signal source from the list.

3)Press the right PARAMETER knob to confirm the selection.

4.1.2 Activating an effect

1)Press the FX ON push button (42) to activate the effect. Both the FX ON push button and the EFFECT/BAND push button(46) (48) flash.

2)Turn the DEPTH knob slowly to the right until you hear the effect as is intended.

Kill function on the effect path:

A specially effective way of alienation is to remove individual frequency bands from the effect processing. There are three additional Kill switches that are found on the signal path leading to the effects unit. The EFFECT/BAND push buttons

of the activated effect flash blue corresponding to the frequency bands that are active. By pressing the push buttons you are able to “kill” the frequency bands. And the display shows the Kill function’s status.

Press one of the EFFECT/BAND push buttons ((46),(47),(48) ) while the effect is active. Thepush-buttonLED of the deactivated band goes out.

4.1.3 Selecting an effect

Nine effect types are available. The effect table in Chapter 4.1.4 gives an overview of the possible effects and their adjustable parameters.

1)Press the SELECT push button (46). The display shows a list of all types of effects.

FLANGER, PHASER, PAN:

FLANGER: The flanger effect is achieved by frequencymodula-tion.You are able to adjust the speed of theLFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), the amount of the effect signal that is fed back to the input (Feedback), the effect depth (Depth) and the degree of phase shifting represented in rhythmical units (Phase).

Use Fade in case you want the flanger to complete its period of oscillation after the effect has been turned off, to avoid an abrupt truncation of the effect.

PHASER is similar to the flanger. In this case the modulation is achieved through phase shifting. You can adjust the speed of theLFO and the effect depth (Depth). UseFade to determine if the effect is to end abruptly or softly fade out.

PAN specified an effect which lets the signal move from the right to the left side of the stereo image. This effect sounds the most intensive when the DEPTH knob is turned right up.LFO adjusts the speed of the panning andDepth adjusts the effect depth.

1/5

2/5

3/5

4/5

5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLANGER

LFO Speed

Feedback

Depth

Phase

Fade

Dry/Wet Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHASER

LFO Speed

Depth

Fade

Dry/Wet Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAN

LFO Speed

Depth

Dry/Wet Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tab. 4.1: Effect parameters for Flanger, Phaser and Panning

DELAY, ECHO:

DELAY is a signal delay. The delay time(Time) can by synchronized with

the BPM Counter. A simple delay (Simple) and the3-Pong Delay, which spreads the delays across the whole stereo image, are available.

ECHO is similar to the delay. The only difference is that the delayed signal is repeated several times. UseFeedback to specify the number of times that the delay is to be repeated.Fade determines if the echo is to fade out (On) or not (Off) when the effect is turned off.

2)Turn the PARAMETER knob (45) to select the effect type.

3)Press the PARAMETER knob to load the effect type.

4.1.4 Effect descriptions

The following gives you a description of the available effects and adjustable parameters. (BPM-synchronizedparameters are printed in italic.) The tables show you which controls are used to adjust the parameters. Chapter 4.1.5 describes effect processing. Chapter 4.1.6 gives you the information you need to know aboutBPM-synchronizedparameters.

1/5

2/5

3/5

4/5

 

 

TIME

MODE

FDBK

FADE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELAY

10...

Simple

 

 

Dry/Wet Mix

5930 ms

3Pong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECHO

10...

Simple

0 - 100%

 

Dry/Wet Mix

5930 ms

3Pong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tab. 4.2: Effect parameters for Delay and Echo

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PITCHER, BITCRUSHER:

PITCHER changes the pitch of the music without changing the tempo.Shift adjusts the pitch.

BITCRUSHER simulates a decrease in the digital resolution. From softlo-fisettings to toy sounds, everything is possible.

1/1

 

PITCH

 

Shift: -100

... +100%

 

BITCRUSHER

 

Depth: 0 ...

+100%

Dry/Wet Mix

Tab. 4.3: Effect parameters for Pitch and Bitcrusher

REVERB:

REVERB is a reverberation effect. Eight different reverb room simulations are available. WhenFade is activated, the reverberation decays and is not truncated in case the effect is turned off.

Ambient is a very short reverb which lets you virtually hear the walls of the room. Box delivers a spatial impression without long reflections.

Cathedral: The long and dense reverb of a big cathedral, ideal for slow tracks.

Cavern: An intensive, high-frequency-dominantreverb based on a cave with rocky walls.

Chamber produces the short reverb of a small room.

Chorus: A thick, warm reverberation which is shorter than that of Cathedral. Concert simulates the well-definedreverb of a big concert hall.

Echo: A thick, short reverb with a longer pre-delay.

1/4

2/4

 

MODE

FADE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambient, Box, Cathedral,

 

 

Cavern, Chamber, Chorus,

On/O

Dry/Wet Mix

Concert, Echo

 

 

Tab. 4.4: Effect parameters for Reverb

FILTER:

FILTER is an effect which is typically associated with synthesizer music. Three types of filters are available:Band Pass,Low Pass andHigh Pass.Resonance is used to increase the level of the filter frequency which makes

the effect sound more intensive. In LFO Mode, the filter frequency is controlled by anLFO.Manual Mode lets you control the filter frequency with the

DEPTH knob (44).

1/1

2/4

3/4

4/4

 

 

FILTER

RESO

MODE

LFO

 

 

FILTER

 

LFO

Lowpass

LFO Speed

Bandpass

0 ... 100%

Highpass

 

Manual

Frequency

Tab. 4.5: Effect parameters for Filter

4.1.5 Editing effects

As already mentioned in the previous chapter, each effect has up to five parameters (depending on the effect type) with which you can adjust the effect. In each case it is possible to adjust one parameter by using the BEAT push buttons. In most cases, this is the BPM-synchronizedparameter.

Effect parameters:

1)Press the PARAMETER push button (47) to select a parameter. This only works when the effect is deactivated (the FX ON push button does not flash).

2)Alternatively, press the PARAMETER knob (45) to select a parameter.

3)Change the parameter value by turning the PARAMETER knob (45).

4)To switch to the next parameter, press PARAMETER (45) or(47) again.

Dry/Wet mix:

Turn the MIX knob(44) slowly to the right to mix the effect (Wet) to the original signal (Dry).

4.1.6 BPM-synchronizedeffect parameters

Some of the effect sound especially interesting when time-relatedparameters respond to the rhythm of the music. The DDM4000 supports editable,BPM-synchronizedparameters.

Editing BPM-synchronizedparameters:

1)Make sure that the BPM Counter calculates the correct value (if applicable, enter manually with TAP, see Chapter 4.2).

2)Change the parameter step-by-stepwith the BEAT push buttons(49). The selected value appears on the display.

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Delay, Echo:

For the delay and echo effect, you can edit the delay time in musical units. The number of beats is displayed:

Fig. 4.3: Beats and note values for delay and echo

A rhythmical representation of the whole looks like this (showing a selection of several beats):

Fig. 4.4: Rhythmically represented delay parameter

Flanger, Phaser, Pan, Filter:

For the filter effect, the BPM synchronization is only possible in LFO Mode. You can adjust the speed of the modulation (LFO speed). The values 1–32correspond to the number of beats that are needed for one oscillation period:

Fig. 4.5: Beats and note values for modulation effects

The following picture results from the musical context:

Fig. 4.6: LFO parameter, represented in beats and bars

4.1.7 FX setup

FX Setup lets you specify the crossover frequencies between the individual bands of the EFFECT/BAND push buttons (46) (48) (Kill function on the effect path, see Chapter 4.1.2). This is individually done for both effect devices.

Adjustable parameters:

FX 1 LOW / FX 2 LOW:

Crossover frequency between LOW and MID.

FX 1 HIGH / FX 2 HIGH:

Crossover frequency between MID and HIGH.

1)Press the left or right PARAMETER knob (45) to select the parameter for FX 1 and FX 2.

2)Turn the left or right PARAMETER knob to change the value of the selected value.

4.2 BPM counter

The Auto BPM Counter is automatically able to convert the tempo of the track being played into BPM (Beats Per Minute). The detected BPM values are the basis for all time-relatedeffect parameters and for the recording duration of the sampler. The BPM can be detected in two different ways: manually and

automatically. In both cases, the current BPM is shown in Section B of the display.

Automatically detecting beats with AUTO BPM:

The BPM Counter detects the tempo of the signal source assigned to the Effect section. The signal source is shown in the BPM section of the

display. (Assigning the signal source to the BPM/Effect section is described in Chapter 4.1.1.)

1)Make sure that “Auto BPM” is activated. When active, the AUTO BPM

push button (50) shines yellow and the BPM indicator flashes on the display.

Should Tap Mode be active (AUTO BPM push button shines blue), press the AUTO BPM push button longer than one second to activate Auto BPM.

2)Now the BPM Counter determines the BPM value of the played signal. It is constantly brought up to date to be able to respond immediately to any tempo changes.

Manually detecting beats with TAP:

1)Make sure that Tap Mode is activated. When active, the AUTO BPM/TAP push button (50) shines blue and the BPM indicator shows “Manual.”

2)Tap the TAP push button (50) (at least 2x) in the rhythm of the music, which results in a constant BPM value. Here’s a tip: while tapping, listen in on the signal using the headphones.

Should Auto BPM be active (AUTO BPM push button shines yellow), go to Step 2. When tapping the tempo, Manual Mode is automatically activated.

3) The BPM value can always be readjusted by tapping over and over again.

◊ The Auto BPM is always active when the device is turned on.

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Without a music signal (or one which is too quiet), the BPM value flashes on the display. In addition, the message “Low Level” appears on the display. The BPM value also flashes when the beat cannot be clearly identified (message “Uncertain”).

4.3 MIDI clock

The MIDI Clock is used as a time reference for the Bounce function. In addition, the MIDI Clock is given out at the MIDI output. This allows you to synchronize external devices, which are able to receive MIDI Clock (such as drum machines and grooveboxes) with the DDM4000.

(51)

(52)

(53)

5. Sampler

(55)

(54)

(56)

 

(57)

 

(58)

 

(59)

(60)

(62)

(61)

(63)

(64)

(65)

(66)

Fig. 4.7: BPM section

Fig. 5.1: Sampler section

Press the push button(52) to start and stop the MIDI Clock.

You can adjust the tempo of the MIDI Clock. Alternatively, the MIDI Clock can also be synchronized with one of the two BPM Counters:

MIDI BPM:

When in MIDI BPM Mode, “MIDI BPM” appears in the middle of the display below the BPM indicator of the MIDI Clock. Adjust the tempo by turning the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51). It is possible to make bigger value jumps by pressing and simultaneously turning the knob.

FX 1/FX 2 BPM:

To transmit the detected tempo of the BPM Counter to the MIDI Clock,

press one of the ADJUST push buttons (53). By pressing the left BEAT push button, the MIDI Clock adopts the tempo of the left BPM Counter. By pressing the right BEAT push button, the MIDI Clock adopts the tempo of the right BPM Counter. The assignment is indicated by displaying “FX 1 BPM” or “FX 2 BPM.”

Cancel the assignment by turning the CONSOLE SETUP knob to specify your own tempo.

The tempo of the MIDI BPM can also be transmitted to the BPM Counter. Hold the left or right ADJUST push button (53) (or both at the same time) while selecting the tempo with the CONSOLE SETUP knob(51). This function is useful when assigning effects to a channel which is configured as MIDI controller so that the Auto BPM function does not work.

A sampler is a device used to record and play back audio signals.

The DDM4000’s sampler lets you record two tracks which then can be played back. These tracks are single short sequences, vocal phrases, rhythmic loops or even longer song passages. Any audio signal fed to the mixer can be used as

signal source, usually found on the stereo channels, the Microphone channel and the stereo sum. The maximum recording duration is 32 seconds. The samples can be played back in various ways (as infinite loop/loop, one time, forward, reverse).

5.1 Recording samples

1)Select a signal source with the REC SOURCE push buttons (56). The signal source is indicated above the REC SOURCE LEDs:

Signal sources:

1, 2, 3, 4:

Stereo channel 1, 2, 3 or 4

MIC:

Microphone channel

MST:

Master (stereo sum)

2)Use the SAMPLE LENGTH push buttons (58) to specify the recording duration you want. The length ranges between 1 and 16 beats or “” (infinite recording).

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The actual recording time depends either on the detected BPM tempo or the MIDI Clock. The Sampler synchronizes with the BPM Counter provided that the BPM Counter is assigned to Channel 1, Channel 2 or Master. When this is not the case, the Sampler is synchronized with the MIDI Clock.

3)Use BANK ASSIGN (60) to select the memory bank. The MODE push button

(61)of the selected bank lights up yellow to indicate its readiness to record.

4)Start the recording by using the RECORD/IN push button (59).

5)The recording stops after the number of beats specified beforehand.

6)Alternatively, stop the infinite recording () by pressing the PLAY/OUT push button(45) or by pressing the REC push button again.

The recoding duration of infinite recording () is specified by pressing the RECORD/IN push button(59) and the PLAY/OUT push button(62). In case Loop Mode is activated at the same time, the sampler immediately switches to playback by pressing the PLAY/OUT push button.

Memory:

The maximum recording time is 32 seconds for both banks. The recording stops when the memory is full.

The length of a sample and the time left are shown on the Sampler Mix display.

5.2 Playing back samples

1)Turn the VOLUME/MIX knob (55) to the center position.

2)Press the PLAY push button to start playback.

3)Press PLAY a second time to stop playback.

5.2.1 Insert function

The sample playback is carried out in Mix Mode or Insert Mode. In both cases the sample is played back on the channel selected with REC SOURCE push buttons (56). This can also be the stereo sum. When playing back inMix Mode, the sample is mixed to the specific channel or is routed to the crossfader. When playing back the sample inInsert Mode, the sample is crossfaded to the assigned channel.

When playing back inMix Mode, the INSERT push button(54) is not allowed to be pressed(push-buttonLED is off). The VOLUME/MIX knob(55) is used as a channel fader (volume) with which the sampler signal is mixed to the signal source. The sampler signal is assigned to the crossfader by pressing the CF ASSIGN push button(65)

Press the INSERT push button(54) to play back the sample inInsert Mode. The VOLUME/MIX knob(55) can now be used as crossfading control (Mix). Turn the knob completely to the right to hear only the sample during playback. When turning the knob to the left, the sample fades into the signal source of the selected channel.

Assigning the crossfader to the Sampler is only possible in Mix Mode. As soon as the CF ASSIGN push button (65) is pressed, the Insert function is automatically deactivated.

5.2.2 Reverse and loop playback

Use the MODE push buttons (61) for Bank 1/2 to determine the type of playback. Select the playback mode for each bank:

REVERSE:

1)Tap the MODE push button to switch to Reverse Mode. The REVERSE LED lights up. By pressing PLAY, the sample is played back in the reverse direction.

2)Tap the MODE push button again. The REVERSE LED goes out. The sample is played back in the forward direction.

LOOP (infinite loop):

1)Press the MODE push button for approximately 1 second to deactivate Loop Mode. The LOOP LED goes out. The sample is played back as long the PLAY push button is pressed. This type of playback is ideal for short inserts/samples.

2)Press the MODE push button again for approximately 1 second to activate Loop Mode. The LOOP LED lights up. The sample is played back as infinite loop by pressing PLAY.

5.2.3 Crossfader start

The Crossfader Start function lets you start the Sampler playback with the crossfader. To be able to use this function, the Sampler needs to be assigned to the crossfader.

1)Press the CF ASSIGN push button to route the Sampler to one side of the crossfader (A or B).

2)Press CF START to activate Crossfader Start.

3)Press the BANK ASSIGN push button to select the bank that is to be triggered by the crossfader.

Playback starts as soon as you move the crossfader to the side assigned to the Sampler.

5.2.4 Pitch bend

The Pitch Bend function lets you change the speed of the sampler playback so that it can be aligned to the tracks being played. There are two options:

1)Turn the BPM Adjust knob to permanently change the playback speed of the sampler. Turn the knob to the right to speed up the tempo and turn the knob to the left to slow down the tempo.

2)The ADJUST push buttons correspond to “Bend +” and “Bend –.”Pressing one of these push buttons changes the speed for a short while, in order for you to easily match the beat of the playing track.

5.3 Sampler effect

The sampler features a brake effect which simulates the braking of the rotating platter until it comes to a halt. The length of the brakes are available as 1-beat-,4-beat-und8-beatbrakes.

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1)Press the BANK ASSIGN push button to select the memory bank that is to be processed with the effect.

2)Select the length of the brake by continuously pressing the SELECT push button (64). This is shown on the display.

3)Press the SMP FX ON push button (63) to activate the effect. The push button flashes.

When the sampler comes to an end (SMP FX ON push button and PLAY/OUT push button of the selected bank flash), the sampler-effectneeds to be deactivated by pressing SMP FX ON again in order to restart playback.

4) Press the SMP FX ON push button to restart playback.

6. Further settings

6.1 Loading factory settings

1)Press the LOAD push button (35). The display switches to “User Setup”. The LOAD push button lights up.

2)Select the factory preset by turning and pressing the left

PARAMETER knob (45).

3)Press the left PARAMETER knob to confirm the selection.

4)Press the LOAD push button (35) or the ESC push button(52) to exit User Setup.

6.2 Output setup

1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) for approximately 2 seconds.

2)Select “Output Setup” by turning and pressing the CONSOLE SETUP knob. Output Setup appears on the display:

OUT B

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPE/

 

 

 

 

SUB-OUT

 

S/PDIF

MONO

OUTPUT

MODE

 

OFF

FULL-FREQ

 

FREQ

GAIN

 

GAIN

SETUP

 

 

ON

CROSSOVER

 

55Hz

-3.0dB

 

-6.0dB

In Output Setup, you make the following settings:

Mono:

Use this function to switch the OUT B outputs (74) to mono.

1)Turn the left PARAMETER knob (45) to select OFF or ON.

2)Press the left PARAMETER knob to confirm.

Mode:

You can use Output A (73) together with the Subwoofer output, in which case the bass frequencies are separated from the Main output (crossover function).

FULL-FREQ:

MAIN OUT A (73) emits the entire frequency

 

spectrum (including the bass signal).

 

The Subwoofer output gives out the

 

subwoofer signal.

CROSSOVER:

The Subwoofer output gives out the subwoofer

 

signal. MAIN OUT A emits frequencies that are

 

above the crossover frequency.

1)Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) to select the mode(FULL-FREQ,CROSSOVER).

2)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob to confirm.

Sub Out:

The following are used to adjust the crossover frequency and output level of the subwoofer output.

FREQ:

Crossover frequency between SUB OUT and MAIN OUT

GAIN:

Output level of SUB OUT

TAPE / S/PDIF:

The levels of both Tape and S/PDIF outputs can be adjusted individually.

1)Press the right PARAMETER knob to select the parameter (FREQ, GAIN or TAPE/ S/PDIF GAIN).

2)Turn the PARAMETER knob to change the value.

3)Press the ESC push button to exit Output Setup.

6.3 Adjusting display contrast

1)Press the LOAD push button (35). User Setup appears on the display.

2)Turn the right PARAMETER knob (45) to change thecon-trast.

3)Press the LOAD push button to exit User Setup.

7. The DDM4000 as MIDI controller

The DDM4000 can be used to control DJ or sequencer software applications by converting individual mixer sections on the mixer to MIDI controllers and assigning these to defined software functions. The MIDI interface

(76) is used to transmit the data. To connect to the mixer, the computer requires a MIDI interface, which can be purchased as USB alternative for a very reasonable price.

USB-MIDIInterface*

Laptop

MIDI IN/OUT/THRU

* not included

Fig. 7.1: Connecting the DDM4000 to a computer

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7.1MIDI protocol

The MIDI format is used for the data transmission. Knobs and faders send Control Change messages (CC), and push buttons send Note messages (see Table 10.2). Access the software settings to assign mixer controls to software functions. Most software applications offer a learn function to make the assigning even easier.

The MIDI transmission also works in the opposite direction. Basically, it is confined to controlling the LEDs, so that a switching status in the software application can also be shown on the DDM4000. In this case the DDM4000 receives CC messages from the computer. Each LED of the DDM4000 is assigned to a CC number (see Table 10.3). Sending the value 0 makes the LED go out, but sending the value 1 (or any higher value) turns on the LED.

7.2 Common MIDI settings

The MIDI settings are made on the MIDI Setup page.

1)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) for approximately 2 seconds.

2)Select “MIDI Settings” by turning and pressing the CONSOLE SETUP knob. The MIDI Setup page appears on the display:

This page allows you to make the following settings:

Adjusting the MIDI channel (7.2.1)

Sending a MIDI dump (7.2.2)

Configuring the Microphone channel, Sampler and crossfader as MIDI controller (7.3)

Configuring stereo channels as MIDI controllers (7.4) 3) Press the ESC push button(52) to exit MIDI Setup.

Save the settings you made in a user preset (see Chapter 3.5.2 “Storing user settings”) in case you want the settings to be active the next time you switch on the device.

7.2.1 Setting the MIDI channel

The following describe how to specify the MIDI channel on which the DDM4000 is to send controller data. The receiving device needs to be set to the same channel.

1)Open MIDI Setup (see Chapter 7.2).

2)Turn the left PARAMETER knob (45) to select the MIDI channel.

3)Press the ESC push button (52) to exit MIDI Setup.

7.2.2 Sending a MIDI dump

A MIDI dump sends the values of current controller positions. As a result, the DDM4000’s settings are aligned with the connected computer.

1)Open MIDI Setup (see Chapter 7.2).

2)Press the left PARAMETER knob (45) to start the MIDI dump. After sending the dump, the DDM4000 returns to MIDI Setup.

3)Press the ESC push button (52) to exit MIDI Setup.

7.3 Configuring microphone channel, sampler and crossfader as MIDI controller

The Microphone channel, the Sampler and the crossfader section can individually be converted to MIDI controllers.

1)Open MIDI Setup (see Chapter 7.2).

2)Turn the CONSOLE SETUP knob (51) to select the mixer section (MIC, SAMPLER, CROSSFADER) you want to use.

3)Press the CONSOLE SETUP knob to confirm the selection. The LEDs of the selected section go out.

4)Press the ESC push button (52) to exit MIDI Setup.

Particularities of the crossfader:

It is not possible to assign the stereo channels to the crossfader when the crossfader section is defined as controller. The Assign push buttons are inoperative. The routing behaves as if the crossfader is deactivated: the signals are directly fed to the mixer’s sum. As for the Sampler, the CF Assign function and CF Start function are also inoperative. As usual, the routing of the Sampler signal is realized with the REC SOURCE push button.

7.4 Configuring stereo channels as MIDI controller

Using the channel fader (8), the EQ knobs(4) and the kill push buttons(5) and(6) generates MIDI data when one of the 4 stereo channels is configured as MIDI controller. The configured channel is still able to play back music, however, the equalizer, the channel fader and the CF Assign function are not active. In case an audio signal is being fed to the selected channel, it is routed to the mixer’s sum without being processed and at full volume level. Simply mute the signal in case the audio function is not required.

1)Open MIDI Setup (see Chapter 7.2).

2)Turn the right PARAMETER knob (45) to select the stereo channel you want (and, if required, the Mute function).

3)Press the PARAMETER knob to confirm the selection. The push-buttonLEDs of the selected channel go out.

4)Press the ESC push button (52) to exit MIDI Setup.

Level jumps can occur when activating or deactivating the MIDI controller function in a stereo channel depending on the position of the equalizer and fader! Turn the OUTPUT knob in the Main and Phones section completely to the left before activating this function.

8. Installation

The inputs and outputs of the BEHRINGER DDM4000 are RCA connectors. The Headphone output is a stereo jack. The Microphone inputs are

XLR connectors.

Make sure that only competent people install your DDM4000. They must be sufficiently earthed during and after the installation

process. Otherwise, electrostatic discharges may negatively affect the operating characteristics of your equipment.

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Balanced use with XLR connectors

2 1

3

input

1 = ground/shield

2 = hot (+ve)

3 = cold (-ve)

1 2

3

output

For unbalanced use, pin 1 and pin 3 have to be bridged

Fig. 8.1: XLR connector

¼" TRS headphones connector

strain relief clamp

sleeve ring tip

sleeve ground/shield

ring

right signal

tip

left signal

Fig. 8.2: 1/4" headphones connector

tip

 

tip

sleeve

shield

sleeve

 

 

Fig. 8.3: RCA cable

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9.Specifications

Audio Inputs

Mic 1/2 (XLR, electronically balanced)

 

 

Max. input level

-14dBu

 

 

Input impedance

2 kΩ

 

Phono (RCA)

 

 

 

Max. input level

-18dBu

 

 

Input impedance

47 kΩ

 

Line (RCA)

 

 

 

Max. input level

+30 dBu

 

 

Input impedance

15 kΩ

 

 

Audio Outputs

 

 

OUT A (XLR, balanced)

 

 

 

Max. output level

+21 dBu

 

 

Output impedance

200 Ω

 

OUT A/OUT B/TAPE (RCA)

 

 

 

Max. output level

+21 dBu

 

 

Output impedance

100 Ω

 

Phones Out

max. 260 mW @ 100 Ω / 1% THD

 

S/PDIF

(coaxial, 16 bit, 44.1 kHz)

 

 

Equalizer

 

 

 

Stereo Low

- dB/+12 dB

 

 

Stereo Mid

- dB/+12 dB

 

 

Stereo High

- dB/+12 dB

 

 

Mic Low

-12dB/+12 dB, Shelving

 

 

Mic Mid

-12dB/+12 dB, Peak

 

 

Mic High

-12dB/+12 dB, Shelving

 

 

Digital Effects Processor

 

 

 

DSP

2x Analog Devices Black Fin

 

 

AD/DA converter

24-bitSigma-Delta

 

 

 

128-timesoversampling/Cirrus

 

 

Sampling rate

44.1 kHz

 

 

LCD display

320 x 40 pixel

 

MIDI interface

5-pinDIN jacks In/Out/Thru

System Specifications

Frequency response

 

 

Mic

25 Hz – 20 kHz, +0/-3dB

 

 

Phono

20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0/-3dB

 

 

Line

20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0/-3dB

 

Signal-to-noiseratio

 

 

 

Mic

> 87 dB

 

 

Phono

> 83 dB

 

 

Line

> 102 dB

 

 

Distortion (THD)

< 0,009% (Line – OUT A)

 

 

Crosstalk

< -80dB / 1 kHz (Line)

 

 

Power Supply

 

 

Mains voltage/fuse

 

 

 

100 – 240 V~, 50/60 Hz

T 1 A H 250 V

 

Power consumption

max. 20 W

 

Mains connector

standard IEC receptacle

 

 

Dimensions/Weight

 

 

 

Dimensions (H x W x D)

approx. 4 1/3 x 12 3/5 x 15 1/2"

 

 

 

approx. 110 x 320 x 392 mm

 

 

Weight

approx. 9.3 lbs / 4.2 kg

BEHRINGER is constantly striving to maintain the highest professional standards. As a result of these efforts, modifications may be made from time to time to existing products without prior notice. Specifications and appearance may differ from those listed or illustrated.

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10.Appendix

 

Parameter 1

Parameter 2

Parameter 3

Parameter 3

Parameter 4

Mix

FLANGER

LFO Speed*

Feedback

Depth

Phase

Fade

Dry/Wet Mix

PHASER

LFO Speed*

Depth

Fade

Dry/Wet Mix

DELAY

Time*

Mode:

Dry/Wet Mix

Simple 3Pong

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECHO

Time*

Mode:

Feedback

Fade

Dry/Wet Mix

Simple 3Pong

 

 

 

 

 

 

PITCH

Shift

Dry/Wet Mix

BITCRUSHER

Depth

Dry/Wet Mix

 

Mode:

 

Dry/Wet Mix

REVERB

Ambient, Box, Cathedral, Cavern,

Fade

 

Chamber, Chorus, Concert, Echo

 

 

 

 

 

PAN

LFO Speed*

Depth

Dry/Wet Mix

 

 

 

LFO:

/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filter:

 

 

LFO Speed*

 

FILTER

Lowpass

Resonance

 

 

 

Bandpass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highpass

 

Manual:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depth

 

 

*These parameters can be synchronized with BPM

Fig. 10.1: Overview of effect parameters

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MIC

CH-1

CH-2

CH-3

CH-4Sampler

MIC

CH-1

CH-2

CH-3

CH-4Sampler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L R

L R

L R

L R

L R

L R

L R

L R

L R

 

L R

L R

L R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER

MASTER

Fig. 10.2: Mixer routings

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION COMPLIANCE INFORMATION

DIGITAL PRO MIXER DDM4000

Responsible Party Name:

MUSIC Group Services US Inc.

Address:

18912 North Creek Parkway,

 

Suite 200 Bothell, WA 98011,

 

USA

Phone/Fax No.:

Phone: +1 425 672 0816

 

Fax: +1 425 673 7647

DIGITAL PRO MIXER DDM4000

complies with the FCC rules as mentioned in the following paragraph:

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 instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined

by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(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 MUSIC Group can void the user’s authority to use the equipment.

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