Pioneer TRAKTOR PRO 2 DDJ-T1, DDJ-T1 User Manual

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DJ CONTROLLER

DDJ-T1

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Operating Instructions

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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.

In some countries or regions, the shape of the power plug and power outlet may sometimes differ from that shown in the explanatory drawings. However the method of connecting and operating the unit is the same.

NOTE:

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.

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CAUTION

This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables (with Ferrite-cores attached) and connectors are used to connect the unit to other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables (with Ferrite-cores attached) and connectors for connections.

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

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.

Product Name: DJ CONTROLLER Model Number: DDJ-T1

Responsible Party Name: PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC. SERVICE SUPPORT DIVISION

Address: 1925 E. DOMINGUEZ ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90810-1003, U.S.A. Phone: 1-800-421-1404

URL: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com

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WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with the product may expose you to chemicals listed on proposition 65 known to the State of California and other governmental entities to cause cancer and birth defect or other reproductive harm.

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This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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Information to User

Alterations or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user’s right to operate the equipment.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

THE MODEL NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER OF THIS EQUIPMENT ARE ON THE REAR OR BOTTOM. RECORD THESE NUMBERS ON PAGE 31 FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

This product is for general household purposes. Any failure due to use for other than household purposes (such as long-term use for business purposes in a restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires repair will be charged for even during the warranty period.

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For PLUGGABLE EQUIPMENT, the socket–outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.

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Contents

How to read this manual

The names of displays, menus, and buttons in this manual are enclosed in brackets. (e.g. [MASTER] channel, [ON/OFF], [File] menu)

!The TRAKTOR manual and TRAKTOR GETTING STARTED can be viewed from the TRAKTOR help menu after TRAKTOR is installed.

Before start

 

Features........................................................................................................

4

System setup example................................................................................

4

What’s in the box.........................................................................................

4

About the AC adapter..................................................................................

5

Using the LAPTOP DOCK...........................................................................

6

Using with the feet removed.......................................................................

6

Before you start

 

About the TRAKTOR software....................................................................

7

Installing the TRAKTOR software...............................................................

7

Launching TRAKTOR..................................................................................

9

Performing product activation...................................................................

9

Updating the TRAKTOR software.............................................................

10

About the driver software (Windows)......................................................

11

Connections

 

Names of terminals...................................................................................

13

Connecting the input/output terminals...................................................

14

Part names and functions

 

Control panel..............................................................................................

15

1 Browser....................................................................................................

16

2 Deck.........................................................................................................

17

3 Mixer........................................................................................................

18

4 Effect........................................................................................................

19

Operations

 

Importing tracks to TRAKTOR..................................................................

20

Loading tracks in decks............................................................................

20

Playback.....................................................................................................

20

Using the mixer functions.........................................................................

21

Using the effect function..........................................................................

21

Synchronizing the playing speed with other decks (beat sync)............

21

Inputting the sound of a microphone or external device........................

22

Changing the TRAKTOR Preferences

 

List of TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION setting items.......................

23

Assigning the desired functions to the [NEEDLE SEARCH] pad..........

23

Additional information

 

Troubleshooting.........................................................................................

24

Using as a controller for other DJ software.............................................

25

List of MIDI Messages...............................................................................

26

Disclaimer..................................................................................................

29

Cautions on copyrights.............................................................................

29

Specifications............................................................................................

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Before start

Features

This product is an all-in-one DJ system for home DJ use, combining Pioneer DJ hardware - the world standard in club DJ equipment – with the “TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION” DJ software by Native

Instruments. You can enjoy full-fledged DJ play simply by connecting this product with a computer.

LAYOUT

The control panel in this unit’s effect section is arranged with the same layout as the TRAKTOR control screen, so it can be operated without hesitation during performances. The player and mixer section operation panels use the layout of Pioneer DJ hardware, for intuitive and accurate operation.

TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION

TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION is a TRAKTOR software application designed exclusively for the DDJ-T1. All buttons and controls are preset so they are linked to the software, so DJ play is possible simply by connecting this unit to a computer (plug-and-play).

LAPTOP DOCK

The computer’s keyboard section can be stowed under this unit. Docking the computer with this unit into a single unit allows you to create an efficient DJ system.

4 DECK CONTROL

This unit is equipped with a 4-channel mixer with [LOAD], [MASTER] and [SYNC] buttons provided on each of the decks, so previously complicated DJ performances using all four channels can be achieved with greater ease.

USB BUS POWER

This product supports USB bus power. It can be used simply by connecting it to a computer with a USB cable.

HIGH SOUND QUALITY

This product inherits the sound quality technology developed over the years for Pioneer DJ hardware to achieve the top level of sound quality in its class.

System setup example

A DJ system like the one on the diagram below can be created by combining this unit with a computer and peripherals.

TRAKTOR software

 

 

 

 

 

For audio input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For audio output

 

 

TRAKTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component, amplifier,

Computer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portable audio device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

powered speaker, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREE

 

FAVORITES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOAD

 

LOAD

 

 

LOAD

 

LOAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRY/ WET

SELECT/ BACK

1

 

2

3

A

 

C

 

A

 

 

B

 

D

 

 

DRY/ WET

SELECT/ BACK

1

2

3

 

B

ADVANCED

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REC

 

 

 

ADVANCED

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

GAIN

GAIN

BROWSE VIEW

GAIN

GAIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

CHAINED

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAINED

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIN

MAX

MIN MAX

MIN

MAX MIN

MAX

DECK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIN MAX

MIN MAX

MIN

MAX MIN

MAX

DECK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FX1

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

MIN

MAX

MIN

MAX

 

MIN

MAX

MIN

 

MAX

 

FX1

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HI

 

HI

 

 

HI

 

HI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW

HI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW

HI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIN

MAX

MIN

MAX

 

MIN

MAX

MIN

 

MAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FILTER

 

MID

 

MID

 

 

MID

 

MID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FILTER

 

 

 

NEEDLE SEARCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEEDLE SEARCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQ

 

EQ

 

 

 

EQ

 

 

EQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

OUT

 

 

MODE

 

SIZE

BWD

FWD

MIN

MAX

MIN

MAX

 

MIN

MAX

MIN

 

MAX

IN

OUT

 

MODE

 

SIZE

BWD

FWD

 

 

 

MOVE

 

 

 

 

 

MOVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW

LOW

 

LOW

LOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOT CUE

DELETE

1

2

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOT CUE

DELETE

1

2

3

4

IN ADJUST

OUT ADJUST

 

 

 

5

6

7

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ADJUST

OUT ADJUST

 

 

5

6

7

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIN

MAX

MIN

MAX

 

MIN

MAX

MIN

 

MAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO LOOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY

TEMPO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTO LOOP

 

 

 

 

 

KEY

TEMPO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCK RANGE

1

FX 2

1

FX 2

 

1

FX 2

1

FX

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCK RANGE

MOVE GRID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUE

 

CUE

 

 

CUE

 

CUE

 

MOVE GRID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNC

MASTER

SYNC

MASTER

 

SYNC

MASTER

SYNC

MASTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

A

B

D

 

10

10

 

 

9

9

 

 

8

8

 

 

7

7

 

 

6

6

 

 

5

5

 

0

4

4

0

 

3

3

 

CUE

2

2

CUE

1

1

 

0

0

 

 

OFF ON

OFF ON

OFF ON

OFF ON

 

PLAY/PAUSE

 

 

CH FADER START

PLAY/PAUSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

REV

FWD

 

 

REV

FWD

 

TEMPO

 

 

 

TEMPO

PHONES

 

 

 

 

MIC

For checking the

For audio input

audio input/output

Microphone

Headphones

 

What’s in the box

!

TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION software CD-ROM

!

Power plug

!

Driver software CD-ROM

!

USB cable

!

AC adapter

!

Operating instructions (this document)

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About the AC adapter

Safety instructions

To ensure your personal safety and to maximize the full operating potential of your unit, read and follow these safety instructions.

Read & Retain Instructions

Read all operating and user information provided with this product.

Cleaning

Use a damp cloth to clean the exterior housing. Avoid using any fluids including liquid, aerosol or alcoholbased cleaning products.

Water or Moisture

Avoid operating or locating this product near water or other sources of fluid.

Accessories

Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall and be seriously damaged.

Ventilation

Do not block or cover this product in use. This unit should not be placed in a built-in installation unless properly ventilated.

Environment

Avoid placing this product in a location with exposure to large quantities of dust, high temperatures, high humidity, or subject to excessive vibrations or shocks.

Power Sources

Operate this product only from the recommended power sources. If you are unsure of the power source, consult an authorized Pioneer representative.

Power-Cord Protection

When unplugging the unit, pull on the plug – not on the cord. Do not handle the cord or plug with wet hands; doing so could cause an electric short or shock. Do not allow anything to pinch or rest on the power cord and do not place in a walkway.

Power

Turn OFF the system before installing this or any other hardware device.

Overloading

Avoid connecting too many devices to a single wall socket or power source as this can cause fires or short circuits.

Object & Liquid Entry

Never push inappropriate objects in to the device. Avoid spilling any liquids in to or on the outside of the drive.

Servicing

Opening or removing the cover exposes you to possible electrical shock or other danger. Contact a Pioneer authorized service representative for repairing this product (refer to the enclosed Service & Support Card).

Damage Requiring Service

Unplug the unit and refer servicing to qualified service personnel in the following situations:

!When the power cord, plug, or chassis is damaged.

!If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.

!If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

!If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and can require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the unit to its normal operation.

!When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance – this

indicates a need for service.

Check that there are no irregularities with the AC adapter or power plug, then insert the power plug into the specified position of the AC adapter

Mounting the power plug on page 5.

Before

start

using the specified procedure until a click is heard. For details, see

 

If there are irregularities with the AC adapter or power plug, ask your

 

nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out

 

repair work.

 

!Do not use this unit with a coin, paper clip or other metal object stuck between the AC adapter and power plug. Doing so could cause a short circuit, leading to fire or electric shock.

!When mounting the AC adapter on a wall outlet, make sure there is no space between the AC adapter and the wall outlet. Faulty contact or a coin, paper clip or other metal object getting stuck in the space could cause a short circuit, leading to fire or electric shock.

Coin, paper clip or other metal object

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Top

!The power plug could come detached from the AC adapter and remain in the power outlet if someone trips on the AC adapter’s power cord or if something hits the AC adapter. If this happens, remove the power plug remaining in the outlet with dry hands, holding it as shown on the diagram below and without touching metal parts. Do not use any tools to remove it.

Do not touch metal parts.

Mounting the power plug

Slide the power plug along the guide rails in the AC adapter unit as shown on the diagram below, then press in until a click is heard.

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PUSH

 

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Removing the power plug

While pressing the [PUSH] button on the AC adapter unit, slide the power plug away from the adapter as shown on the diagram below to remove it.

Once the power plug is mounted, there is no need to remove it.

PUSH

PUSH

Power plug

The power plug shown below is included with this product.

Using the LAPTOP DOCK

The computer’s keyboard section can be stowed under this unit.

!Depending on the size of your (notebook) computer, the keyboard section may not fit in the LAPTOP DOCK.

!Install in such a way that the computer unit does not touch this unit.

!Install in such a way that the cables connected to the computer are not stuck under this unit.

Using with the feet removed

This unit’s two feet can be removed.

Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws from the left and right feet (2 screws each).

DJ CONTROLLER

DDJ-T1

!The screws you have removed will be needed when mounting the feet. Be careful not to lose them. The feet cannot be properly mounted using other screws.

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Before you start

About the TRAKTOR software

TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION is a special version of TRAKTOR designed exclusively for the DDJ-T1. For a comparison of the functions between TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION and other versions of TRAKTOR, see the website below.

http://www.prodjnet.com/support/

!The DDJ-T1 supports TRAKTOR PRO and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO. If you own TRAKTOR PRO and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO, update to the latest version of the software before using it.

Cautions on installing the TRAKTOR software

Supported operating systems

Mac OS X

10.5

1

10.6

1

 

Windows® 7 Home Premium/Professional/

32-bit version

1

Ultimate

64-bit version

1

Windows Vista® Home Basic/Home Pre-

32-bit version

1

mium/Business/Ultimate (SP1 or later)

64-bit version

1

Windows® XP Home Edition/Profes-

32-bit version

1

sional (SP3 or later)

 

 

For the latest information on the operating environment and compatibility, and to acquire the latest operating system, please visit the following Native Instruments website:

http://www.native-instruments.com/traktor

Minimum operating environment for TRAKTOR

 

For Mac OS X

Macintosh computer equipped with an Intel®

 

CoreDuo processor of 1.66 GHz or greater

 

 

PC/AT compatible computer equipped with a

CPU

For Windows®

Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz (SSE1) or

7, Windows

greater processor

 

 

Vista® and

PC/AT compatible computer equipped with a 2

 

Windows® XP

GHz or greater Intel® Pentium® 4 (or compat-

 

 

ible) processor

Required

1 GB or more of RAM

memory

 

 

Hard disc

Free space of 100 MB or greater

CD drive

Optical disc drive on which the CD-ROM can be read

 

 

Internet con-

An Internet connection environment is required for user registration

with Native Instruments, to update the TRAKTOR software, etc.

nection

Use the most recent version of the web browser.

 

USB port

A USB port is required to connect the computer with this unit.

!Full functionality is not guaranteed on all computers, even those meeting the operating environment requirements described above.

!Even with the required memory indicated for the operating environment above, lack of memory due to resident programs, the number of services, etc., could prevent the software from offering optimal functionality and performance. In such cases, free up sufficient memory. We recommend installing additional memory for stable operation.

!Depending on the computer’s power-saving settings, etc., the CPU and hard disk may not provide sufficient processing capabilities. For notebook computers in particular, make sure the computer is in the proper conditions to provide constant high performance (for example by keeping the AC power connected) when using TRAKTOR.

Installing the TRAKTOR software

About the installation procedure (Windows)

1Insert the included TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION software CD-ROM into the computer’s CD drive.

2From the Windows [Start] menu, double-click the [Computer (or My Computer)] > [Traktor] icon.

The contents of the CD-ROM are displayed.

3 Double-click [Traktor Setup PC.exe].

The TRAKTOR installer is launched.

4Once the TRAKTOR installer is launched, click [Next].

To return to the previous screen: Click [Back].

To cancel installation: Click [Cancel].

5 Read the contents of the [License Agreement] carefully, and if you agree, check [I accept the terms of the license agreement], then click [Next].

If you do not agree to the terms of the [License Agreement], click [Cancel] to cancel installation.

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6 Choose the type of TRAKTOR installation, then click [Next].

Normally install all options, including [Controller Editor] and [Service Center].

7 Choose where to install TRAKTOR, then click [Next].

To choose the normal place of installation, simply click [Next].

To install in a different location, click [Change...], choose the place of installation, then click [Next].

8 Select the Native Instruments hardware driver, then click [Next].

Check the check box for your hardware.

9To install the Traktor Kontrol X1 driver, check the check box, then click [Next].

10When the following screen appears, click [Next].

Installation begins.

The installation completed screen appears once installation is completed.

11 Click [Finish].

This completes the installation procedure.

About the installation procedure (Macintosh)

1 Insert the included TRAKTOR Pioneer DDJ-T1 EDITION software CD-ROM into the computer’s CD drive.

The [Traktor] icon appears on the screen.

2 Double-click the [Traktor] icon.

The contents of the CD-ROM are displayed.

3 Double-click [Traktor Installer Mac.mpkg].

The TRAKTOR installer is launched.

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4 Once the TRAKTOR installer is launched, click [Continue].

5 Read the contents of the license agreement carefully, then click [Continue].

6 If you agree to the contents of the usage agreement, click [Agree].

If you do not agree to the contents of the usage agreement, click [Disagree] to cancel installation.

7 Select the Native Instruments hardware driver, then click [Continue].

Check the check box for your hardware.

8 Choose where to install TRAKTOR, then click [Install].

To choose the normal place of installation, simply click [Install]. To install in a different location, click [Change Install Location...], choose the place of installation, then click [Install].

Installation begins.

The installation completed screen appears once installation is completed.

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