Firmware & DriversFirmware
Update the firmware of Pioneer DDJ-Ergo to the latest version fromhttp://www.pioneerdj.com/en/support/software/ddj-ergo/#firmware-update Drivers
Install the latest ASIO drivers (for Windows only) from http://www.pioneerdj.com/en/support/software/ddj-ergo/#drivers
No Drivers are required for a Mac OSX computer. Mac OS standard audio drivers (Core Audio) will be automatically installed when the DDJ-Ergo is connected to a Mac computer with a USB cable.
VirtualDJ SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ 8 from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ 8 is launched, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account.
A Pro Infinity, a Plus or a Pro Subscription License is required to use the Pioneer DDJ-Ergo. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
A detection window will appear next verifying proper connection.
Click on the "Use Soundcard" button and VirtualDJ will apply the pre-defined audio configuration (Speakers need to be connected to the Master Output of the DDJ-Ergo at the rear panel)
Click to OK.
The unit is now ready
MIDI OperationThe unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config and the “factory default” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list. The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.
A Pro Infinity or a PLUS license is required to customize the mapping of the unit.
Find more details at
AUDIO SetupThe unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that. Alternative Audio setups can be applied in the same window (see Advanced Audio Setup).
For further software settings please refer to the User Guides of VirtualDJ 8. http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/PDFManuals.html
The functionality of each button, knob and connection per section (as shown in the image above) will be explained in detail in the next chapters A. Deck Controls B. Effects C. Browser Controls D. Mixer Controls E. Master & Microphone F. Front & Rear panels
Advanced Audio Setup
The Pioneer DDJ-Ergo offers a single stereo Input which can be used as a Microphone or Auxiliary Line Input, depending on the INPUT SELECT switcher at the back of the unit. For the AUX, a special audio configuration is required.
Connect a Microphone to the MIC socket (46) at the rear side of the unit. Set the INPUT SELECT switcher (47) at the back of the unit to MIC position, to route the Microphone Input through the Master Output of the audio interface and VirtualDJ. Use the small VOL knob (46) at the rear side to adjust its input signal level.
No special Audio configuration is required, as the microphone input is by default pre-selected for the DDJ-Ergo.
With the default audio configuration, the Microphone can be controlled by the MIC VOL knob (43) at the top of the unit and can be recorded as well.
The Pioneer DDJ-Ergo cannot be used as a standalone mixer, so if you wish to route an external media source (CD player, media player etc.) to the Master Output, a Line Input should be added manually to the Audio configuration of VirtualDJ.
Connect your external media sources to the AUX Input (48) at the rear side of the unit. Set the INPUT SELECT switcher (47) at the back of the unit to AUX position, to route the Auxiliary Input to VirtualDJ. Use the small VOL knob (48) at the rear side to adjust its input signal level.
Click on the LINE INPUT button in the INPUT tab of the AUDIO SETTINGS and VirtualDJ will auto-create the necessary audio configuration. Since both Microphone and Auxiliary share the same Input channel, it is strongly advised to delete the Microphone line from the audio configuration (using the MICROPHONE button in the INPUT tab) Audio Configuration for the Auxiliary/Line Input
Once APPLY is clicked in the AUDIO tab, the AUX panels will be available in the decks of the VirtualDJ GUI. Click on the AUX buttons on either left or right deck, to route the Input to a software deck and control its volume using the Volume faders of the DDJ-Ergo.
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