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Pioneer - XDJ-RX2 - Layout

PERFORMANCE PADS


The 8 Pads offer various functions, depending on the selected Pad mode. Each of the 4 Pad mode buttons offers 2 individual modes. One with the press of the mode button, and an additional mode with press of the mode button while SHIFT is held down. The 8 modes represent a page of the PADS section on the default VirtualDJ GUI.



  1. PAD MODE. Press any of the 4 available Pad mode buttons to set the Pads to Hotcues, Loop, Loop Roll and Beatjump mode.
    Hold SHIFT and then press any of the 4 available Pad mode buttons to set the Pads to Saved Loops, Sampler, Slicer and Keycue mode.

  2. PADS. The 8 Pads offer different functionality depending on the selected mode.


The Parameters of each mode can be adjusted from the VirtualDJ GUI (Pads section)
Read further details about Pads in the VirtualDJ 8 manual

HOTCUES


Press the HOT CUE mode button to set the PADs to Hot Cue mode (button will be lit white) and automatically load the Hotcues Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Each one of the 8 pad assigns a Hot Cue Point (1 to 8) or jumps the track to that Hot Cue Point (if assigned).
When a Hot Cue Button is unlit, you can assign a Hot Cue Point by pressing it at the desired point in your track. Once it is assigned, the Hot Cue Button will light on.

Hold SHIFT and then press a pad to delete its assigned Hot Cue Point.
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Hotcues Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI



LOOP


Press the BEAT LOOP mode button to set the PADs to Loop mode (button will be lit white) and automatically load the Loop Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Press one of the pads to trigger an Auto Loop of a different size in beats, depending on the selected page. There are 6 different pages available with sizes starting from 1/32 up to 128 beats.

Use the Parameter arrow buttons from the VirtualDJ GUI (Pads section) to select the previous/next page with the desired Loop sizes



Loop Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI



LOOP ROLL


Press the SLIP LOOP mode button to set the PADs to Loop Roll mode (button will be lit white) and automatically load the Loop Roll Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Press one of the 8 pads to trigger a momentary Loop Roll. Once the Pad is released, the track will resume playing from the position it would have been if the Loop Roll was never triggered. The exit point will be visible on the waveform of the VirtualDJ GUI with an additional “running” play marker.

Hold SHIFT to get a ½, ¾, 1 and 2 beats Loop Roll sizes for the 4 low pads.

Use the Page menu to apply the Loop Rolls to Video.




Loop Roll Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI



Beatjump mode


Press the BEAT JUMP mode button to set the PADs to Beat Jump mode (button will be lit white) and automatically load the BeatJump Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

In this mode, each one of the Pads will jump the track backwards/forward by the amount of beats depending on the selected page/bank (from 1/8 beats to 32 bars)

Use the Parameter arrow buttons from the VirtualDJ GUI (Pads section) to select the previous/next page with the desired Beats sizes




Beatjump Page page



Saved Loop mode


Hold SHIFT down and then press the HOT CUE mode button to set the PADs to Saved Loop mode (button will be lit yellow) and automatically load the Saved Loop Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

In this mode, the 8 Pads represent a slot where a Loop can be saved. When a slot is empty (Pad is unlit), press a Pad to save and trigger a Loop at the current position. Press the same Pad to exit the loop. When a loop is saved, press the Pad to enable the saved loop and jump to its position if before current track's position.

Hold the same Pad for more than 1 second to delete the Saved Loop.

Hold SHIFT and then press a Pad to load a Saved Loop and jump to its position regardless the current track's position.




Saved Loop Page page




SAMPLER


Hold SHIFT down and then press the BEAT LOOP mode button to set the PADs to Sampler mode (button will be lit yellow) and automatically load the Sampler Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Each one of the 8 pads triggers a sample from the selected Sampler Bank of VirtualDJ. If a bank has less than 9 samples, both sides of the XDJ-RX2 will control the same samples. If a bank has more than 8 samples, the left side of the XDJ-RX2 will control samples 1 to 8 and the right side samples 9 to 16.
Press the pads to trigger a sample. Depending on the selected trigger Pad mode, use SHIFT and the same pads to stop the sample.



Sampler Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI


Use the Parameter arrow-buttons from the GUI of VirtualDJ (Pads section) to select the Sampler Bank (previous/next).

SLICER


Hold SHIFT down and then press the SLIP LOOP mode button to set the PADs to Slicer mode (button will be lit yellow) and automatically load the Slicer Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

The 8 pads represent eight sequential beats—"Slices"—in the Beat Grid. The currently playing Slice is represented by the currently green lit pad. The light will move through the pads as it progresses through each eight-Slice phrase. Press a pad to repeat that Slice (hold it down if you want to keep looping it).
Once the Pad is released the track will continue to play from the position it would have been if the pad was never pressed.



Slicer Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI


Hold SHIFT and then use the Pads to repeat the memorized Slices (the Slices played/repeated last time)

Use the Parameter arrow-buttons from the GUI of VirtualDJ (Pads section) to adjust the length of the Loop applied to the slice. or adjust the step of the Slices


Key-Cue mode


Hold SHIFT down and then press the BEAT JUMP mode button to set the PADs to KeyCue mode (button will be lit yellow) and automatically load the KeyCue Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI


Keycue Page - VirtualDJ default skin


Keycue Page when SHIFT is pressed - VirtualDJ default skin


In this mode, the Pads trigger a selected Hotcue point (or the Temporary Cue if none selected or not available) at a selected Key semitone (from -7 to +7).

8 different pages/banks are offered with various semitone values to use and a 0 value (reset key to tis original value) is always offered in all pages.
Hold SHIFT and then select a Hotcue for the Key pads to trigger. Each time a Pad is pressed, the track will jump to that Hotcue point and will also alter the Key of the track to the value designated by it assigned value.

Use the Parameter arrow-buttons on the GUI of VirtualDJ (Pads section) to adjust the Key of the track without trigger a Hotcue.
or select a different page/bank with different key semitone values.


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