Step 1. ConnectionsConnect
the Launch Control to a USB port of your computer using the provided USB
Step 2. DriversNo drivers
is required to be installed. The Launch Control is a USB class compliant device and your Operating System will install the necessary drivers.
It is strongly advised to update the firmware
of the unit to the latest version using the Launch Control Updater http://global.novationmusic.com/launch/launch-control/support-downloads
Step 3. VirtualDJInstall VirtualDJ 8 from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Start VirtualDJ and login with your Account credentials. A Pro Infinity, Pro Subscription or Plus Novation Launch Control Controller License is required. http://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html
A detection window will appear when the unit is first connected with VirtualDJ, verifying proper connection.
Click to OK
The unit is now ready
to operate with VirtualDJ
The LauchControl offers 8 Factory Templates
defined. To select one of the 8 available Factory templates, hold down the FACTORY button and then press one of the low numbered pads. The User Templates are selected by holding down the USER button and then press one of the low numbered pads.
ACTIONF + PAD 1 to PAD 8Select Factory Templates 1 to 8U + PAD 1 to PAD 8Select User Templates 1 to 8
Only Factory Templates
are pre-assigned to VirtualDJ actions. See Advanced Setup
for User Templates.
FACTORY TEMPLATE 1 : EFFECT CONTROLSF
button down and then press the 1st Pad
to select the Factory Template 1. The 1st Factory Template is selected/loaded by default each time VirtualDJ launches with the unit connected.
In this mode, the unit is pre-assigned to offer Effect, Video Effect and Video Transition Controls.
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTIONS SHIFTPress this button down to access secondary actions as described in the SHIFT ACTION column.
Left button is assigned as Left Deck SHIFT and Right button is assigned as Right deck SHIFT 1 PAD 1/6Turn selected Effect on/off of the 1st FX slotShow/hide the FX GUI of the selected Effect of the 1st FX Slot in Browser 2 PAD 2/7Turn selected Effect on/off of the 2nd FX slotShow/hide the FX GUI of the selected Effect of the 2nd FX Slot in Browser 3 PAD 3/8Turn selected Effect on/off of the 3rd FX slotShow/hide the FX GUI of the selected Effect of the 3rd FX Slot in Browser 4 BOTTOM KNOB 1/6Selects the Effect for the 1st FX Slot 5 BOTTOM KNOB 2/7Selects the Effect for the 2nd FX Slot 6 BOTTOM KNOB 3/8Selects the Effect for the 3rd FX Slot 7 TOP KNOB 1/6Adjust the 1st Parameter of the selected Effect of the FX Slot 1Adjust the 2nd Parameter of the selected Effect of the FX Slot 1 8 TOP KNOB 2/7Adjust the 1st Parameter of the selected Effect of the FX Slot 2Adjust the 2nd Parameter of the selected Effect of the FX Slot 2 9 TOP KNOB 3/8Adjust the 1st Parameter of the selected Effect of the FX Slot 3Adjust the 2nd Parameter of the selected Effect of the FX Slot 3 10 PAD 4Triggers the selected Video TransitionShow/hide the FX GUI of the selected Video Transition in Browser 11 BOTTOM KNOB 4Select the Video Transition 12 TOP KNOB 4Adjust the 1st Parameter of the selected Video Transition (if available)Adjust the 2nd Parameter of the selected Video Transition (if available) 13 PAD 5Triggers the selected Video EffectShow/hide the FX GUI of the selected Video Effect in Browser 14 BOTTOM KNOB 5Select the Video Effect 15 TOP KNOB 5Adjust the 1st Parameter of the selected Video Effect (if available)Adjust the 2nd Parameter of the selected Video Effect (if available) 16 LEFT/RIGHT ARROW BUTSOpen previous/next panel from the Mixer Center panels (Mixer, Video, Scratch, Master) of the default VirtualDJ skin
FACTORY TEMPLATES 2-8 : MIXER CONTROLS & PADS
button down and then press a Pad from 2 to 8 to select the Factory Template 2 to 8.
The top and bottom knobs
offer Mixer Controls
regardless the selected Template.
The 8 numbered buttons
actions depending on the selected Pad Page. Each time a Template is chosen, the related Pad Page will be automatically displayed in the Pads section of the VirtualDJ default skin. F
+ 2 special NOVation DECKS
Hotcues Pad pageF
Loop Pad pageF
Loop Roll Pad pageF
Slicer Pad pageF
Sampler Pad pageF
BeatJump Pad page
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTIONS / D SHIFT/DECKUse the left button to assign the unit to control the Pads of the Left Deck.
Use the Right button to assign the unit to control the Pads of the Right deck.
When a Deck is selected, press the same Left/Right button down to access secondary actions as described in the SHIFT ACTION column. 1 to 8 PAD 1-8Operation depends on the selected Pads PageOperation depends on the selected Pads page9 TOP KNOB 1/8Adjust the Low Band of the Equalizer 10 TOP KNOB 2/7Adjust the Mid (Treble) Band of the Equalizer 11 TOP KNOB 3/6Adjust the High Band of the Equalizer 12 TOP KNOB 4/5Adjust the pre-fader Output Level (Gain) 13 BOTTOM KNOB 1Adjust the level of the Master Output 14 BOTTOM KNOB 2Headphones Crossfader.
Left deck is sent to Headphones when in minimum/left position.
Right deck is sent to Headphones when in maximum/right position.
Both decks are sent to Headphones when in other middle positions 15 BOTTOM KNOB 3/6Apply a High/Low Pass Filter 16 BOTTOM KNOB 4/5Adjust Left/Right deck's Volume 17 BOTTOM KNOB 7Headphones Cue/Mix.
Send Master Output to Headphones when in maximum/right position
Send Decks that have PFL enabled to Headphones when in minimum/right position.
Blend the audio signal as above when in all other middle positions 18 BOTTOM KNOB 8Adjust the output Volume of the Headphones channel 19 LEFT/RIGHT ARROWDecrease/Increase Parameter 1 of the selected Pad PageDecrease/Increase Parameter 2 of the selected Pad Page
When the Template 2
is selected, a special Pads Page will be displayed in the Pads section of the default VirtualDJ skin. This page will be available only if the unit is connected.
The page offers basic Deck Transport Controls
for both Decks
NOV DECKS Pads Page
NOV DECKS Pads Page when SHIFT is pressed
The Novation Launch Control offers 8 Factory Templates (Layers) which are pre-defined and pre-assigned in VirtualDJ factory default mapping. The unit also offers 8 additional User Templates
which can be used to assign custom VDJ Script actions. Those are already pre-defined in the factory mapping files, but you need to make sure the User Templates are reset to default settings
.How to :
- Download and install the Novation Launch Control Editor from : https://global.novationmusic.com/launch/launch-control/support-downloads
- Use the Load button to select one of the 8 User Templates from the drop-down list
- Click to Reset
- Save the changes to the Template
- Repeat steps 2 to 4 for all 8 User Templates
- Save changes to the unit and Exit Editor
Once the unit is reset to the default settings for the User Templates
- Open VirtualDJ and goto the Controllers tab of Settings
- Select the Novation Launch Control from the top;left list
- Hold the USER button down and then one of the 8 numbered buttons to select a User template (from 1 to 8)
- Press or move a button or a knob.
- You should be able to see the name of the Key in the Key Learn section. E.g. PAD5_UMODE6, means the 5th Pad in User Template 6.
- Use the action field to assign a VDJ Script action.
Read further details for :
VDJ Script : http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJ8script.html
How to assign a button : http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/settings/controllers.html
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