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.
, an optional ASIO driver
can be installed from https://www.virtualdj.com/documents/Drivers/Install%20Numark%20Party%20Mix%20MKII%201.0.0.exe
STEP 3 : VirtualDJ 8 SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ from https://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ is launched, a Connect 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 MKII. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
A detection window will appear when the unit is first connected with VirtualDJ, verifying proper connection.
Click on the "Party Mix MKII" if your speakers are connected to the Main Output at the left side of the Party Mix MKII.
You can still make changes in the Audio setup from VirtualDJ Settings->AUDIO tab.
The unit is now ready
The 4 numbered Pads of the Numark Party Mix MKII offer different functionality, depending on the selected Mode. Use the PAD MODE 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 MODE button until the first top Led (HOT CUE) is lit.
The PML Cues Pads page
will be then selected and displayed in the default skins of VirtualDJ PML CUES 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, hold down the PAD MODE button and then press the Pad of which the Hotcue you wish to delete.
Use the PAD MODE button until the second from top Led (LOOP) is lit to set the Pads to Loop mode
. The PML Loop page
will be then selected and displayed in the default skins of VirtualDJ PML 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 top arrow buttons on the Skin (1st Parameter) to select the next/previous Loop bank.
Additionally a Loop Roll
can be applied using the Pads on the Party Mix MKII.
Hold down the PAD MODE button and then press a Pad to temporary (while pressed) apply a Loop Roll of a different size in beats, depending on the selected Roll Bank
2 different Banks are available offering loop roll sizes from 1/8 to 8 beats
. Use the bottom arrow buttons (2nd Parameter) on the Skin to select the next/previous Loop Roll bank.
Use the PAD MODE button until the 3rd Led (SAMPLER) is lit to set the Pads to Sampler mode
. The PML Sampler page
will be then selected and displayed in the default skins of VirtualDJ PML 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 MKII will trigger the same Samples. If the selected Bank has more than 4 Samples, the left side of the Party Mix MKII 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.
If the selected Sampler Trigger mode is set to Unmute or Stutter and you need to stop the playing Sample, hold down the PAD MODE button and then press the Pad to stop its assigned Sample.
See further details about Sampler in VirtualDJ User Guide https://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 MODE button until the bottom Led (EFFECT) is lit to set the Pads to Effects mode
. The PML FX page
will be then selected and displayed in the default skins of VirtualDJ PML 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 selected Mix Effect. When enabled, moving the Crossfader from one side to the other, an Effect will be applied to both decks as the crossfader is moved, providing a unique mixing.
4 additional Effects can be applied using the Party Mix MKII. Hold down the PAD MODE button and then press one of the 4 Pads.
All 8 Effects provided in this mode have pre-defined Parameters. If you wish to choose different Effects and/or different Parameters, you will need to edit the PML FX page from the Pads Editor. See https://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/editors/padseditor.html
The three LED light arrays sync to your mix, flashing from the back of the Party Mix MKII, 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 right
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.
To check which of the available Light modes is selected, you can select the PML Lights Page in the Pads section of VirtualDJ GUI.
Note that the Pads on the GUI will not change the Lights mode on the PartyMix MKII, but will follow the selection you make from the device.
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 from the PML Lights Pads page using the arrow buttons (1st Parameter)
- 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 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 athttps://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/settings/controllers.htmlhttps://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 left -side panel.
Alternative Audio setupNo Speakers available to connect.
In case no speakers are available to connect to the Party Mix MKII 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 MKII
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 MKII for you to connect your Headphones for pre-listening
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ . https://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/index.html
For further Technical features and specifications, visit Numark PARTY MIX MKII
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