NUMARK DASHBOARD





for VirtualDJ 8.2+
Last Update : September 2016
 

SETUP


With Dashboard’s 4.3-inch full color displays, you have overview of VirtualDJ Deck and Browser features. The displays give you access to various track and Browser info and you can monitor your music’s waveforms on either the center or side screens. You can also browse through your music by Song, Artist, Time, BPM, and Key. You can use Dashboard along with every VirtualDJ compatible unit.

Firmware & Drivers


Firmware : Update the firmware of the unit to the latest available version from https://www.numark.com/product/dashboard

Drivers : (Windows only) Download and install the latest Windows drivers from https://www.numark.com/product/dashboard. It is strongly advised to install drivers prior plugging the unit to a USB computer port.
No driver is necessary to be installed on Mac OSX computers.

VirtualDJ 8 Setup


Download and install VirtualDJ 8 from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)

Once VirtualDJ 8 is opened, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account’s credentials.

A Pro Infinity, a PLUS or a Pro Subscription License is required to use the Numark Dashboard. Without any of the above Licenses, the unit will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
http://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html



2 detection windows will appear to verify the proper connection of the unit.




Click to OK for both

The unit is now ready to operate.


MIDI Operation


The unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config as 2 devices (Left and Right Dashboard) and the “factory default” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list for both of them.



The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.
Find more details at http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJ8script.html

Note : If the LCD screens are inverted (i.e. the Left LCD screen shows the info of the right deck and vice versa), make sure the Dashboard Left unit is assigned to Decks 1,3 and the Dashboard Right unit is assigned to Decks 2,4.






For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ 8.
http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
 

CONTROLS & DISPLAYS






CONTROLS


  1. DECK. Use this button to swap Deck Displays. Both sides will swap decks at the same time. Left side will toggle between Decks 1 and 3. Right side will toggle between Decks 2 and 4

  2. VIEW. Use this button to toggle between the Performance and the Browser views. See Displays below for details.
    When the Browser view is selected, hold DECK button down and then use this button to cycle 3rd Column Browser display between BPM, Key and Length for the Browsed tracks


DISPLAYS


The Displays can have 2 basic views selected via the VIEW button.

Browser View




In this view:


Performance View




In this view,:


DISPLAY DETAILS




Deck - Browser View


Deck - Performance View



Center - Browser Folders View


Center - Browser Songs View


1Deck: Indicates the number of the currently left/right selected deck of VirtualDJ. Press the DECK button to switch between the decks.
2Track Name: Displays the Title of the currently loaded track. In the Browser Files view, the Column can be adjusted to provide alternative info (see Browser settings)
3Artist Name: Displays the Artist of the currently loaded track. In the Browser Files view, the Column can be adjusted to provide alternative info (see Browser settings)
4Track BPM: Displays the tempo (in beats per minute aka BPM) of the currently loaded track with a 0% pitch adjustment. To see the BPM at which it is currently playing, see Deck BPM below. In the Browser Files view, the Column can be adjusted to provide alternative info (see Browser settings)
5Track Key: Displays the key of the currently loaded track. In Browser view, the Key can be displayed instead of the BPM value via DECK+VIEW button.
6Deck BPM: Displays the current BPM at which the loaded track is playing. This value is not affected by temporary pitch bends (using the Pitch Bend -/+ buttons or the platter).
7Remaining Time: Displays how much time is left of the currently loaded track. Note that the displayed time is not taking the tempo into account (absolute value), so if the current tempo is not equal to the original one, the time will differ from the one that is displayed on the Skin. The ring around the virtual platter is a visual representation of this value (the complete circle being the entire track).
8Pitch Range: Displays the currently selected range of the Pitch Fader.
9Pitch Value This is the current Pitch value
10Track Progress bar: This is the currently loaded track's waveform, which is color-coded according to the frequency of each area: red indicates low (bass) frequencies, green indicated mid-range frequencies, and blue indicates high (treble) frequencies.
In the waveform, hot cue points are represented by triangles at the bottom of the waveform and loop regions are represented by shaded-blue sections.
12Auto-Loop. In Browser View only the deck's currently selected auto-loop length is displayed . In Performance view, the length of each of the 8 Pads in Loop mode is displayed (depending on the selected Bank of the Loop Pads page). Buttons become blue when the corresponding loop is triggered.
12Waveform: This is the currently playing segment of the track's waveform, which will scroll by as the audio play-head moves through the track. The waveform is color-coded according to the frequency of each area: red indicates low (bass) frequencies, green indicated mid-range frequencies, and blue indicates high (treble) frequencies. In the waveform, hot cue points are represented by triangles at the top and bottom of the waveform, and loop regions are represented by shaded-blue sections.
13Effects Info. Displays the names of the selected Effects and their Parameters depending on the Single or Multi Effects selected mode (from the Skin or connected controller)
14Not used: Displays the Effect's Beats value (for the effects that support Effect Beats).
15Folders names Displays the name of the selected folder. In Songs List view, if the Sideview is selected, the name of the selected view will be displayed.


 

BROWSER SETTINGS


A special DASHBOARD Pads page will be available when the Dashboard unit is connected. The page can be selected from the Pads selection drop-down list from the VirtualDJ default skins or any other custom skins that provide Pads support..

This special page will provide the ability to adjust the content of the Browser columns on the LCD screens. The selections are saved across sessions and only apply to the Browser view of the Dashboard Displays and not the Browser of VirtualDJ.


Dashboard Page - VirtualDJ default skin


Dashboard Page when SHIFT is pressed from a controller - VirtualDJ default skin


Use Pads 1 or 2 (green pads) to display Title or Title (Remix) in the 1st column of the Files Browser view on the LCD screens of the unit
Use Pads 5, 6 or 7 (purple pads) to display Artist, Genre or Album in the 2nd Column of the Files Browser view
Use Pad 4 (red pad) to display Harmonic, Key or Key Difference in the 3rd Column of the Files Browser view when the Key column is selected (via SHIFT+VIEW button)

Hold SHIFT down and then use the Pads to sort Columns 1, 2 and 3 alphabetically in ascending on descending order, depending on the selected field of each Column.

Use 1st Parameter arrows <> to choose between displaying the Tracks with the assigned colors, or displaying Played tracks in red and un-played tracks in white.

Use 2nd Parameter arrows <> to select a Zoom level for the on-screen waveforms

Notes :
- The Dashboard page can be selected from the Pads Page drop-down list of the GUI, but you may also assign any button as pad_page 'Dashboard' to perform this action
- The actions assigned to the Pads of this page, can be controlled from both the GUI or any other MIDI controller that supports Pads







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