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Use DJ Hero...
Topic: Use DJ Hero controller as a "controller" in VDJ? - Page: 1
Inviato Sun 22 Nov 09 @ 5:01 pm
If there is support provided, it will be done by users and made available by users in our download area.
Inviato Sun 22 Nov 09 @ 7:05 pm
No, you cannot use DJ Hero controller to control VirtualDJ, except if Activision releases a dedicated MIDI driver.
I have connected a PS3 DJ Hero controller on a Windows PC and DJ Hero controller is seen as a HID controller in Windows, but:
- only 4 push buttons are fully active (3 push buttons of the jog wheel + 1 push button on the 'mixer') , these push buttons send the same commands as the 4 buttons square, triangle, circle and X of a PS3 gamepad
- the crossfader and the rotary encoder send no data in Windows HID panel (they are declared as X and Y axis, but they send no HID figure, so they need a driver)
- turning the jog wheel sends to the HID panel the rotational speed (Z first or second axis depending whether you connect the jog wheel on lft or right of the mixer).
The information sent by the jog wheel is the rotational speed, not the information a jog wheel should send to a real DJ software (if you assign such information to control a DJ software jog wheel, when you put a finger in position A on the jog wheel, turn fast the jog wheel to a position B, and come back slower with the jog wheel to position A, the cursor won't be back it its original position in the audio track).
So if Activision releases a dedicated MIDI driver for Windows, DJ Hero controller may become a useable to control a DJ software in Windows, but for the moment, with no driver, even if you add an HID to MIDI converter to drive your DJ software
- the crossfader and rotary encoder are disabled in Windows,
- the data sent by the jog wheel in Windows is not relevant.
Inviato Tue 24 Nov 09 @ 10:57 am
Inviato Fri 27 Nov 09 @ 11:11 pm
Inviato Sat 28 Nov 09 @ 8:06 am
Inviato Wed 27 Oct 10 @ 4:44 pm
im gettin pro as it comes with virtual dj le where as the mixtrack comes with traktor which i find horrible
Inviato Wed 27 Oct 10 @ 7:23 pm
Dev staff wrote :
Though it does support MIDI according to the posts online ... it is a toy.
Lol. That pretty much sums it up.
Inviato Thu 28 Oct 10 @ 11:10 pm
Inviato Tue 21 Dec 10 @ 3:35 am
Inviato Tue 21 Dec 10 @ 7:30 am
Don't get me wrong, you don't buy the gear for other people in order to look cool - you buy the gear for yourself; for your comfort and in order to improve your performance. I'm not saying that everybody should spend thousands on Pioneer/Denon/Allen&Heath gear like some of us do, but using some Fisher-Price toy like a DJ Hero controller is a sign that you have zero respect for yourself or your craft.
Inviato Wed 22 Dec 10 @ 3:19 am
Inviato Tue 08 Feb 11 @ 7:35 pm
However, this will not give you true low latency sound, which is essential for fast scratch response (For use with a game controller that is not designed for proper DJ use, this may not matter.)
NOTE: You will need the full VirtualDJ Professional to be able to use timecode: http://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html
Timecode can be tried for 10 minutes at a time in Home FREE ( http://www.virtualdj.com/download/free.html ), after which the software will revert back to mouse and keyboard control only until it is restarted.
Inviato Wed 09 Feb 11 @ 6:36 am
Inviato Thu 10 Feb 11 @ 6:14 am
I have already installed the ASIO Driver, but I can't find the DJ-Hero Emulator.
Inviato Tue 15 Mar 11 @ 11:46 am
This device cannot be used with VirtualDJ as far as we're aware. No user has made a mapping for it and because it is a toy game controller, it is not natively supported by VirtualDJ.
We would strongly recommend purchasing a proper DJ MIDI controller for use with VirtualDJ. There are many to choose from on the following page http://www.virtualdj.com/products/hardware.html (Including cheap budget controllers for home/bedroom use.)
Inviato Wed 16 Mar 11 @ 6:25 am
I happen to not have this mindset, and can see a very good use for this at gigs where no system is provided, and It isn't practical to bring my full DVS rig. I will say that i hardly ever scratch, so latency isn't as big an issue, but as I can't afford an A&H Xone 2D or a Denon SCD2000 at the moment, something like this would be a good temporary substitute.
I do wonder about three things though:
1) if this can be done in windows with wireless controllers such as for the wii version i have or the xbox 360 version.
(i've seen youtube vids on this, almost all using wii controllers, but most were with traktor and macs. one of the posts above me described a program that would allow control of at least wired controllers, but different programs, different platforms, different rules.)
2) if on the wii version, the buttons on the remote itself can be mapped as well
3) if there is any difference between the V2 and V1 controllers in their ability to do this. (i have a V1 Controller)
I hope that someone will be able to offer me advice on this other than BS about controller purity, and PM me if mappers and definition files are created.
Inviato Sun 11 Sep 11 @ 12:38 am
Inviato Sun 11 Sep 11 @ 12:54 am
But as I have said before vinly was expensive $20 a peice "2 tracks" expensive not to mention the $2000 for decks and a mixer. this kept djing exclusive to those that loved everything about it and were willing to make the sacrifice to do it, now anyone can do it with a computer and it shows.
seriously don't bother with the dj hero controller, not only would I not take you seriously I woudn't let you play in a club... go on to ebay and pick up something second hand, the benifit of noobs is they usually sell their gear cheap when the dj FAD has passed and they start their new "thing"
Inviato Sun 11 Sep 11 @ 1:13 am
Inviato Sun 11 Sep 11 @ 5:19 pm