BEHRINGER CMD-STUDIO 2a for VirtualDJ 8.0+ Last Update : August 2016
Step 1. ConnectionsConnect
the CMD Studio 2a to a USB port of your computer using the provided USB
cable. Connect a pair of amplified speakers
to the Master Output at the rear panel of the unit and your Headphones
at the front socket.
Step 2. Drivers Windows
: Download and install the Behringer Studio2a ASIO drivers from https://www.behringer.com/Categories/Behringer/Computer-Audio/DJ-Controllers/CMD-STUDIO-2A/p/P0AVW/Downloads Mac OSX
: No drivers is required to be installed for Mac OSX computers.
Step 3. VirtualDJInstall VirtualDJ 8
(in case you have not done already)
Start VirtualDJ and login
with your Account credentials. A Pro Infinity, Pro Subscription or Plus Behringer CMD Studio 2a Controller License is required.Find a detailed installation procedure at http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/quickstart.htmlDetection Window
A detection window will appear when the unit is first connected with VirtualDJ, verifying proper connection
Click on the Use Soundcard button in order VirtualDJ to apply the pre-defined audio configuration using the built-in sound-card of the unit. Speakers need to be connected to the rear panel of the unit in this case.
Click to OK
The unit is now ready
to operate with VirtualDJ.
ACTION1 CUEWhen track is paused, sets a Temporary Cue point and previews the track while pressed. Jumps to the assigned Cue point when track is playing2 PLAYPlay-pause Left/Right Deck3 JOGTouch-sensitive jogwheel for scratch or Bend, depending on the Vinyl/CD mode
When the MODE button is pressed, jowheels are set to Search (Seek) mode for fast searching track in time4 SYNCMatches Tempo and Phase of the Left/Right Deck with the values of the opposite Deck5 PITCH BENDIn Tempo mode : Temporary slow-down/speed-up track. Tempo will resume to the value designated by the Pitch fader when the button is released
In Loop mode :
MINUS : Sets a Loop In (Start) point for a manual loop
PLUS : Sets a Loop Out (End) point for a manual loop. Exits Loop when enabled
In Effect mode :
MINUS : Selects the next available Effect
PLUS. Activates the selected Effect 6 PITCHIn Tempo mode : Adjust the tempo (BPM) of the track
In Loop mode : Doubles/halves the size of the Loop. when the MODE button is pressed, moves the triggered loop backwards/forward by 1 beat.
In Effects mode : Adjusts the 1st Parameter of the selected Effect. When the MODE button is pressed, adjust the 2nd Parameter of the selected Effect7 ASSIGN A/BASSIGN A : Sets PITCH BEND and PITCH keys to Loop mode when enabled
ASSIGN B : Sets PITCH BEND and PITCH keys to Effects mode when enabled.
When both are disabled, the PITCH BEND and PITCH keys are set to Tempo mode (default mode)8 HOTCUES 1-4Assign a Hotcue 1 to 4 or jumps to the Hotcue (if assigned) to the Left/Right deck. When MODE button is pressed, the buttons delete the assigned Hotcue9 SAMPLES 1-4Trigger a Sample 1 to 4 from the selected Sampler Bank. If the Bank has less than 5 samples, both sides of the unit will trigger the same samples. When the Bank has more than 4 samples, left side will trigger samples 1 to 4 and right side will trigger samples 5 to 8
When MODE button is pressed, the buttons stop the triggered Sample10CROSSFADERBlends audio signals from the Left and Right Decks.
When the fader is at the far left position, only Left Deck will be sent to the Master Output.
When the fader is at the far right position, only Right Deck will be sent to the Master Output. 11VOLUMEAdjusts the Output Volume of the Left/Right Deck12 CUE/PFLSends Left/Right deck's audio signal to the Headphones Channel for pre-listening13 LOWAdjust the Low (Bass) Equalizer Band14 MIDAdjust the Middle Equalizer Band15 HIGHAdjust the High (Treble) Equalizer Band16CUE LEVELAdjusts the Volume of the Headphones Output Channel17VINYLSets both Jogwheels to Vinyl (Scratch) mode when enabled and to Bend (CD) mode when disabled18MODEHold this button to access secondary functions for the keys as described in this guide19UPSelects the previous folder/file from the Browser20FOLDERSSets focus to the Folders list of Browser. If focus is on the Folders list, opens/closes sub-folders.
When MODE button is pressed, selects the new view of the Sideview21FILESSets focus to the Songs list of the Browser.
When the MODE button is pressed, sets focus to the Sideview of the Browser22DOWNSelects the next folder/file from the Browser23LOADLoads the selected track from the Browser to the Left/Right Deck
When the MODE button is pressed, unloads the same DeckNote :
The unit offers the ability to select a different MIDI Channel and in order to ensure proper functionality, VirtualDJ forces MIDI Channel 4 for this unit on initialization. If you find that some other application doesn't work properly after VirtualDJ is used, follow this procedure to reset the unit to its primary MIDI Channel.
- While holding left CUE and left PLAY buttons simultaneously, plug the USB cable to the unit,
- When these buttons blink (after a couple of seconds), release the CUE and PLAY buttons.
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