If you have a Pioneer DDJ-T1 controller and you want to use it with VirtualDJ, you will need to download and install a custom mapper that will enable you to control the software with your device. In this article, we will show you how to do that step by step.
What is a mapper?
A mapper is a file that tells VirtualDJ how to communicate with a specific controller. It defines what each button, knob, fader, jog wheel, etc. does in the software. VirtualDJ has built-in mappers for many popular controllers, but some devices require user-made mappers that can be downloaded from the VirtualDJ website or other sources.
Where can I find a mapper for Pioneer DDJ-T1?
There is a user-made mapper for Pioneer DDJ-T1 available on the VirtualDJ website. You can find it here: Pioneer DDJ-T1 Enhanced Controller Mapper v8. This mapper was created by zacek100 and it supports all the features of the controller, including the sample decks. You will need to have VirtualDJ Professional or higher to use this mapper.
To install the mapper, you need to follow these steps:
Download the zip file from the link above and extract it.
Copy the file Pioneer DDJ-T1 definition.xml to the folder Documents\\VirtualDJ\\Devices.
Copy the file Pioneer DDJ-T1 mapping.xml to the folder Documents\\VirtualDJ\\Mappers.
Connect your Pioneer DDJ-T1 controller to your computer and launch VirtualDJ.
Go to Config > Controllers and select Pioneer DDJ-T1 from the drop-down menu.
Click Apply and OK.
You are now ready to use your Pioneer DDJ-T1 controller with VirtualDJ. Enjoy!
How to use sample decks in VirtualDJ?
Sample decks are a feature of VirtualDJ that allow you to play short audio clips, loops, or effects on top of your main tracks. You can use sample decks to add extra sounds, create mashups, trigger drops, or spice up your transitions. VirtualDJ has four sample decks that can be accessed from the interface or from a compatible controller.
How to load samples?
To load samples, you need to open the Sampler panel by clicking on the Sampler button on the top toolbar. You will see a list of available samples that are organized in banks. You can switch between banks by clicking on the arrows on the sides of the panel. To load a sample to a sample deck, simply drag and drop it from the list to one of the four slots on the bottom of the panel. Alternatively, you can right-click on a slot and choose Load Sample from the menu.
How to play samples?
To play samples, you need to click on the Play button on each slot. The sample will start playing and will loop until you stop it by clicking on the same button again. You can also trigger samples using your keyboard or a controller. The default keyboard shortcuts are Z, X, C, and V for slots 1 to 4 respectively. You can change these shortcuts in the Settings > Keyboard section. If you have a controller that supports sample decks, you can use its pads or buttons to play samples.
How to adjust samples?
To adjust samples, you can use the controls on each slot. You can change the volume, pitch, and filter of each sample using the sliders and knobs. You can also mute or solo each sample using the buttons on the sides of the slot. You can sync each sample to the master tempo using the Sync button. You can also edit each sample using the Edit button. This will open a new window where you can trim, loop, reverse, or add effects to your sample.
How to add your own samples?
To add your own samples, you need to import them to VirtualDJ first. You can do this by dragging and dropping them from your computer folders to the Sampler panel. You can also use the Add button on the top right corner of the panel and browse for your files. Once you have imported your samples, you can organize them in banks by using the Edit Bank button on the top left corner of the panel. You can create new banks, rename them, delete them, or move samples between them. 0efd9a6b88