STEP 1 : CONNECTIONS
STEP 2 : DRIVERS & FIRMWARE
Drivers : No driver
is required to be installed. The Party Mix is a USB Class compliant device and your Operating system will automatically install the necessary drivers once the unit is connected to your computer via a USB port.
Firmware : Please visit Numark Party Mix product's page to check for any firmware updatehttps://www.numark.com/product/party-mix
STEP 3 : VirtualDJ 8 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 to enter your virtualdj.com account credentials.
A Pro Infinity, a Plus Controller or a Pro Subscription License is required to fully use the Numark Party Mix Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
The Numark Party Mix is also operating with the bundled VirtualDJ 8 Limited Edition.
Read further about the procedure required for VirtualDJ 8 LE at the Limited Edition Chapter
A detection window will appear when the unit is first connected with VirtualDJ, verifying proper connection.
Click on the "Use Soundcard" if your speakers are connected to the Master Output at the rear panel of the Party Mix.
You can still make changes in the Audio setup from VirtualDJ Settings->AUDIO tab.
If the tailored Party Mix skin is pre-installed, an additional button Change Skin will be available to load the skin, or continue with the default skin of VirtualDJ 8.
An additional Enter Keycode button will be available, if your Account does not offer a Pro or Plus License or you have skipped the Login process.
Click on this button and enter the Keycode (serial) of your VirtualDJ LE.
Visit https://www.numark.com/my-account/login to obtain your LE Keycode.
Make your selections and press OK.
The unit is now ready
The 4 numbered Pads of the Numark Party Mix offer different functionality, depending on the selected Mode. Use the PAD MODES button to cycle through the 4 available modes (Hotcues, Loops, Sampler and Effects).
The unit will initialize with the Hotcues mode
selected. To select the Hotcues mode - if another is selected - use the PAD MODES button until the first top Led (CUE) is lit.
The Hotcues page
will be then selected and displayed in both the tailored and the default skins of VirtualDJ
Hotcues mode - Tailored Party Mix skin
Hotcues Page - VirtualDJ default Skin
In this mode the 4 numbered Pads assign a Hotcue (1-4) or trigger
the Hotcue (if assigned). To delete
an assigned Hotcue, right-click
on the Hotcue button on the skin.
Use the PAD MODES button until the second from top Led (LOOP) is lit to set the Pads to Loop mode
. The special PM Loop page
will be then selected and displayed in both the tailored and the default skins of VirtualDJNote : The special PM Loop page is only available when the Party Mix is connected
Loop mode - Tailored Party Mix skin
PM Loop Page - VirtualDJ default Skin
In this mode, the 4 numbered Pads trigger an auto-Loop
of a different size in beats, depending on the selected Loop Bank
3 different Banks are available (Small, Normal and Large) offering loop sizes from 1/8 to 64 beats
. Use the arrow buttons on the Skin to select the next/previous Loop bank
Use the PAD MODES button until the bottom Led (SAMPLE) is lit to set the Pads to Sampler mode
. The Sampler page
will be then selected and displayed in both the tailored and the default skins of VirtualDJ
Sampler mode - Tailored Party Mix skin
Sampler Page - VirtualDJ default Skin
In this mode, the 4 numbered Pads will trigger a Sample
(1-4) from the selected Sampler Bank of VirtualDJ.
If the selected Bank has less than 5 samples, both sides of the Party Mix will trigger the same Samples. If the selected Bank has more than 4 Samples, the left side of the Party Mix will trigger samples 1 to 4 and the right side will trigger samples 5 to 8. Samples further to slot 8 can be triggered from the Sampler view of Sideview, either by selecting a different Sampler Layout view or the List view.
See further details about Sampler in VirtualDJ User Guide http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/interface/browser/sideview/sampler/index.html
Use the arrow buttons
on the skin, to select a different Sampler Bank
or choose a different Trigger mode
(On/Off, Hold, Stutter or Unmute).
Use the PAD MODES button until all Leds are lit to set the Pads to Effects mode
. The special PM FX page
will be then selected and displayed in both the tailored and the default skins of VirtualDJNote : The special PM FX page is only available when the Party Mix is connected
Effects mode - Tailored Party Mix skin
PM FX Page - VirtualDJ default Skin
In this mode the 4 numbered Pads trigger an Effect as following:
- PAD 1 : Trigger the Beat Grid Effect. Use the arrow buttons on the skin to select a different Beat Grid pattern
- PAD 2 : Trigger the Flanger Effect.
- PAD 3 : Trigger the Phaser Effect.
- PAD 4 : Enable/Disable the Filter Crossfader mode. When enabled, moving the Crossfader from one side to the other, a High Pass Filter will be applied to both decks as the crossfader is moved, providing a unique mixing.
The three LED light arrays sync to your mix, flashing from the back of the Party Mix, illuminating your performance. They add a cool dimension to your performance, moving to the beat, setting the perfect party mood.
Use the small button at the rear
panel of the unit to cycle
through the 5 hard-coded Light modes
- OFF : Leds are always Off
- VDJ PRG : Leds illuminate depending on the selected VirtualDJ Program mode.
- AUTO-BEAT : Leds illuminate in a random order based on the tempo of the Master Deck received from VirtualDJ
- AUTO : Leds illuminate in a random order based on a pre-defined tempo
- ON : Leds are always On.
VirtualDJ Program modes
VirtualDJ has pre-defined 3 different Programs for the Party Mix Leds and those are available when the VDJ PRG (2) mode is selected
. The Programs 1 to 3 can be selected either from the top menu
of the tailored skin or by holding down any of the SCRATCH
buttons and turning the BROWSE
knob.Programs 1 and 2
can be also projected on the tailored skin (a frame around decks on the skin will follow the LEDs illumination), by selecting the relative option from the menu. The menu will be offered only if the VDJ PRG (2) mode is selected from the Party Mix
- Program 1 : Red-Blue-Green Leds turn on/off in a sequential order based on the Beat Grid pattern of the Master Deck (the deck that is currently playing out in Master Output)
- Program 2 : Red-Blue-Green Leds flash in a sequential order based on the Beat Grid pattern of the Master Deck (the deck that is currently playing out in Master Output)
- Program 3 : All 3 Red-Blue-Green Leds illuminate at the same time and their intensity is based on the amount of the Master Output Level (the louder the volume is, the brighter the Leds will illuminate)
The Numark PartyMix comes bundled with VirtualDJ 8 LE (Limited Edition) which allows you to fully control VirtualDJ with your Party Mix right out of the box with just a few limitations
Obtain your VirtualDJ LE keycode
Usually the Keycode (serial) of the VirtualDJ LE is printed either on the sleeve of the VirtualDJ LE CD or at the bottom of the unit. In case of the Party Mix (and other Numark Products), the Keycode needs to be obtained from Numark's website via a Product registration procedure.
- Obtain your VirtualDJ LE keycode (serial) from Numark website.
Visit https://www.numark.com/ and click on My Account or directly visit https://www.numark.com/my-account
- Login with email and password if you already have a Numark account or create one
- Once logged in, Click on the Register Product button at the left side of the window
- Register your product by selecting the Party Mix from the Products's lit and providing the serial number of the unit (usually at the bottom of the unit starting with (21), along with all the other purchase information and finally click on the SUBMIT REGISTRATION button.
- In the next page, you will then be able to see your VirtualDJ LE keycode that has the form XXXX-XXXX-XXXX/XXXX. Write that code down or copy that to Clipboard.
VirtualDJ LE Setup
Download and install VirtualDJ LE
from our Limited Edition Download page http://www.virtualdj.com/le/
by entering (pasting) your LE Keycode
Find a detailed installation and setup procedure at http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VirtualDJ%20LE%20Install%20Guide.html
A tailored skin is available for the Numark Party Mix offering a perfect match between the Hardware and VirtualDJ functionality. The skin is installed along with the VirtualDJ LE (from http://www.virtualdj.com/le/
If you already have VirtualDJ installed and wish to use the tailored skin without installing the Limited Edition, you can download the skin from http://www.virtualdj.com/plugins/index.html?addonid=80430Note : The tailored skin is not necessary for the unit to operate, neither adds any functionality to the Hardware. Numark Party Mix Tailored skin
The 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.
Read further details athttp://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/settings/controllers.htmlhttp://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJ8script.html
Default Audio setup
The unit has a pre-defined
Audio setup and a special button
in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that.
If the pre-defined audio setup is selected, speakers and Headphones need to be connected to the unit at the rear and front side panels respectively.
Alternative Audio setupNo Speakers available to connect.
In case no speakers are available to connect to the Party Mix and wish to listen through the built-in speakers of your computer, you will need to manually apply the following audio configuration.
Select the built-in sound card
of your computer for the Master
(on Chans 1,2) and the Party Mix
sound card for the Headphones
(at Chans 3,4
Click to APPLY
Note : The Headphones channel in this case will be still routed to the front socket of the Party Mix for you to connect your Headphones for pre-listening
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ 8. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
For further Technical features and specifications, visit Numark PARTY MIX
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