Mixtrack Quad - Setup With Virtual DJ LE and 4-Deck Mode

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numark mixtrackquad main3Several Numark controllers allow Virtual DJ users to load and play up to 4 songs at once. When using 4 decks simultaneously is very demanding on any computer.  It is important that the computer being used is optimized to handle to provide the best performance possible. In this article we the setup a Mixtrack Quad with Virtual DJ LE and cover important optimization tips for your computer to ensure optimum performance.

 

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Minimum System Requirements

In order to ensure the best performance possible, the computer being used must meet the minimum system requirements. The requirements include operating system, processor, RAM, and screen resolution. These requirements are posted on the box when purchasing the Numark controller and on the product page. If these requirements are not met, the probability you may experience poor performance is high. This poor performance includes but is not limited to; Virtual DJ LE freezing and crashing, audio latency, audio dropouts, and even poor audio quality. 

 

Run the latest version of Virtual DJ LE

Another important factor in ensuring that your software runs smoothly without any errors is making sure that you are running the latest version available. If you create a Virtual DJ account, you will get access to the latest available versions of your software. Follow the steps in this article to obtain the latest version of Virtual DJ LE: Obtaining the latest version of Virtual DJ LE

 

 

Computer Optimization

You can’t walk into a car dealership and buy a car that’s ready to enter a race. Even high-performance sports cars come tuned for the road, not the race track. Suspension, gearing, timing all need to be tweaked before a car is ready to be pushed to it’s limits.

The same is true of computers. While most new computers will perform well right out of the box, whether you buy a Mac, or a PC, you still have some work to do before you’ll see your new computer perform to it’s maximum potential. Recording and mixing music is one of the most demanding tasks you can ask of your computer, sometimes more taxing than professional graphics and video work.

To ensure that your computer is ready to handle the CPU power required to perform at its best, Use this article to take the necessary measures to optimize your system for maximum recording performance, prevent audio-dropouts and manage latency: Optimizing Your Computer For DJ Performance

 

Virtual DJ LE Configuration

Performance can suffer if Virtual DJ is not configured properly.  Perform the steps below to setup your software for use with the Numark MixTrack Quad:

 

Windows

Select the Config menu in the top right hand corner of the Virtual DJ LE software. Under the Sound Setup Tab and choose the following:

  • Inputs: None
  • Outputs: Headphones (Master: Front Output / Headphones: Rear Output)
  • Sound Card: 4.1 Card (Speakers: Mixtrack Quad)

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Macintosh

Select the Config menu in the top right hand corner of the Virtual DJ LE software. Under the Sound Setup Tab and choose the following:

  • Inputs: None
  • Outputs: Headphones (Master: Chan 1&2 / Headphones: Chan 3&4)
  • Sound Card: 4-Out Card (Mixtrack Quad)

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    Playback issues when using external hard drives

    Poor performance, delays, and dropouts that occur while accessing or loading songs can be due to the following causes:

    • Hard disk being set to 'sleep' or turn off after a period of time.
    • Using and external hard disk or thumb drive that is too slow and does not have fast enough access times.

    For more information about external hard disk performance, see the Virtual DJ article below:

    For instructions on changing your hard disk sleep settings, see the following article:

     

     

    Further Support

    Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Numark product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Numark technical support team is available to help!

    Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.

    www.numark.com/support

     

     

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