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Sujet Roland DJ-202 [Official Support]
ROLAND DJ-202 SUPPORT




As of Builds 4189*, Roland DJ-202 is fully supported in VirtualDJ (including TRS functionality)

Operation Manual : http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/hardware/roland/dj202.html


*At the moment, Build 4189 is in Early Access, so you will need to enable the EarlyAccessUpdates setting and restart VirtualDJ

Posté Wed 14 Mar 18 @ 1:14 pm
The sequencer is triggering the VDJ samples somehow. I can hear the Roland internal drum samples play but on some (most) loops, I also get blasted with applause, airhorn and the siren samples that come with VDJ. The samples appear in sequence with the drums but the last played sample continues after pressing the sequencer start/stop button. So the Roland drums will have stopped but the airhorn will continue untill the sample ends.

I have reset my 'options' to 'factory defaults' just in case I messed up something but the issue remains after restarting VDJ.

Please help !



Posté Thu 15 Mar 18 @ 5:33 am
djdadPRO InfinityDevelopment ManagerMember since 2005
It's not bad to get an applause sometimes ! ..hehe kidding.

The TR Sequences can be a mixture of TR Instruments and VDJ Samples and you have probably over-recorded an existing Pattern by adding VDJ Samples. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to edit a Pattern - havent found out that myself, nor the manual is clear on how to do that), so best would be to reset the Patterns to the default settings.

Here is a snapshot from the menual which u can find here .. https://www.roland.com/us/products/dj-202/support/
(from page 16)
Advised to also read pages 13 & 14, to know how the TR Sequencer works.



Tip: If you want to live-record (live) a Pattern, best is to set the Samples to Hold trigger mode, so that they stop right after the step is moved to the next.

Posté Thu 15 Mar 18 @ 8:15 am
djdad wrote :
It's not bad to get an applause sometimes ! ..hehe kidding.

The TR Sequences can be a mixture of TR Instruments and VDJ Samples and you have probably over-recorded an existing Pattern by adding VDJ Samples. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to edit a Pattern - havent found out that myself, nor the manual is clear on how to do that), so best would be to reset the Patterns to the default settings.

Here is a snapshot from the menual which u can find here .. https://www.roland.com/us/products/dj-202/support/
(from page 16)
Advised to also read pages 13 & 14, to know how the TR Sequencer works.



Tip: If you want to live-record (live) a Pattern, best is to set the Samples to Hold trigger mode, so that they stop right after the step is moved to the next.



Thanks I did a factory reset and the latest firmware update whilst I was at it. Definitely worked and I have managed to sort out my issues with the sampler. Comes down to selecting the +param when in step or real time recording mode. The -param selects the VDJ loaded samples and the +para the roland onboard samples.
Factory reset is akin to using a shotgun to kill a mosquito though. ;)
Better to delete a pattern in pattern mode: shift + sequencer then -param + pattern (1~8) or shift +pattern (9~16)
Or,
Delete the unwanted airhorn (or applause) through recording mode: sequencer then -param then shift + pad (1~8) to select the sample,
then press all lighted pads under -param ( note 1~8) and the +param (note 9~16) .
Press start/stop at any time to do this in real time.


I have since replaced the VDJ samples with some of Roland's downloadable samplepack and some other drum samples I had lying around.
It's awseome ! I may yet get applauded for using these features ! :-)


Posté Mon 19 Mar 18 @ 2:50 pm
djdadPRO InfinityDevelopment ManagerMember since 2005
Dutch Selector wrote :
I have since replaced the VDJ samples with some of Roland's downloadable samplepack and some other drum samples

You dont have to replace any Samples of course. While you live recording-editing a Pattern and the "software" instruments are selected from the PARAM buttons, the Pads trigger software samples from the loaded VirtualDJ Sampler Bank, so you can keep your existing Samples and simply load your new Roland Instruments Banks into a new VirtualDJ Sampler Bank

Posté Mon 19 Mar 18 @ 3:17 pm
hackcolPRO InfinityMember since 2004
Hi Guys! Maybe someone can help me. I set up the 202 on my mac with the latest firmware update and latest virtual dj version. Everything works fine except for the sampler. I press play and nothing happens. It is constantly blinking. Once I quit VDJ it works perfectly. Is there something I am missing? I did the setup just like the manual says and everything works on the 202 except that button. I have to add that I am trying to send out midi tempo though the 202 to sync it up with an external roland tb-303.

Posté Sat 20 Oct 18 @ 10:54 pm
djdadPRO InfinityDevelopment ManagerMember since 2005
Drivers are installed ?
Audio Setup as shown here ? http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/hardware/roland/dj202/setup.html
Factory default mapping ?
Sampler Volume and Master Volume at appropriate volume ?
Do VDJ samples play ?
Do you see any VU meter activity while pressing TRS START ?
Any chance you have accidentally erased/overwritten the hardware TRS samples ?

Oh, you mentioned something about Midi Clock. So you have enabled MidiClock on the Roland DJ202 from VDJ ? Can you see if it works without it ?

Posté Sat 20 Oct 18 @ 11:12 pm
djdadPRO InfinityDevelopment ManagerMember since 2005
Never mind, reproduced here too. Will let you know when a fix will be available. Thanks for reporting. FYI, its a Mac only issue.

In the meantime, if you want to use the TRS Sampler, map a different controller button (or even a custom/keyboard one - but not the START/STOP) as ..
toggle '$trs_start'

Posté Sat 20 Oct 18 @ 11:38 pm
djdadPRO InfinityDevelopment ManagerMember since 2005
Issue found and fixed for next Early Access Build

Posté Sun 21 Oct 18 @ 11:02 am
hackcolPRO InfinityMember since 2004
djdad wrote :
Drivers are installed ?
Audio Setup as shown here ? http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/hardware/roland/dj202/setup.html
Factory default mapping ?
Sampler Volume and Master Volume at appropriate volume ?
Do VDJ samples play ?
Do you see any VU meter activity while pressing TRS START ?
Any chance you have accidentally erased/overwritten the hardware TRS samples ?

Oh, you mentioned something about Midi Clock. So you have enabled MidiClock on the Roland DJ202 from VDJ ? Can you see if it works without it ?


Hi thank you for the reply. Yes the Drivers work and are installed. It works great with the serato software, but I hate serato.
The audio set up is exactly as it is there and the factory default mapping is selected. The sampler volumes and the other volume is normal (I live in an apt so I have to keep the volume at a normal level.) The VDJ Samples work if I press the pads but if I sequence them and the try to start the sequencer nothing happens.
When I press TRS START nothing happens on the VU meter... the sequencer never starts. I have not erased anything and I did a hardware reset and updated the firmware. I am running on mac, I read below that it is a problem with mac, so I will try to map it into another button and see if it works. I will keep you posted, and please if you know when the next build is coming I would like to know. Thank you so much!!

Posté Wed 24 Oct 18 @ 8:28 pm
hackcolPRO InfinityMember since 2004
I routed the TRS_START button to the Shift+TRS_CUE button and it works. I can connect it to my roland tr-8 and MX-1 Mixer with no problem. I hope the fix comes out soon, specially since Halloween is around the corner and lots of people will be mixing parties those days.

Posté Thu 25 Oct 18 @ 2:46 pm
I would like some advice on what is the best mapping settings for scratching using an Roland 202 controller,, latency, scratch filter numbers

Posté Mon 03 Dec 18 @ 11:10 pm