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Roland - DJ-707M - Layout

PERFORMANCE PADS


The 8 RGB Pads offer various functions, depending on the selected Pad mode. Each of the 5 Pad mode buttons offers 2 individual modes. One with 1st press of the button, and a 2nd one while SHIFT is held down. The modes represent a page of the PADS section on the default VirtualDJ GUI.

  1. PAD MODE. Press any of the 5 available Pad mode buttons to set the Pads to Hotcues, Loop , Manual Loop, Slicer or Sampler mode.
    Hold SHIFT and then press any of the 6 available Pad mode buttons to set the Pads to Cue Loop, Loop Roll, Saved Loops, Beat Jump and Key Cue mode. All 12 available Pad modes are explained in details in this page

  2. PADS. The 8 Pads offer different functionality depending on the selected mode.

  3. PARAMETER. Use the (-/+) Parameter buttons to adjust (decrease/increase)the 1st Parameter of the selected Pad mode (if available).
    Hold SHIFT and then use the (-/+) Parameter buttons to adjust (decrease/increase)the 2nd Parameter of the selected Pad mode (if available)



Read further details about Pads in the VirtualDJ 8 manual

HOTCUES


Press the HOT CUE mode button to set the PADs to Hot Cue mode (button will be lit in white) and automatically load the Hotcues Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Each one of the 8 pad assigns a Hot Cue Point (1 to 8) or jumps the track to that Hot Cue Point (if assigned).
When a Hot Cue Button is unlit, you can assign a Hot Cue Point by pressing it at the desired point in your track. Once it is assigned, the Hot Cue Button will light on.
The color of the Pad depends on the setting nonColoredPOI or the assigned color from the POI Editor

Hold SHIFT and then press a pad to delete its assigned Hot Cue Point.



Hotcues Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI


Use the PARAMETER buttons (32) to jump the song to the previous/next assigned HotCue point.
Hold SHIFT and then use the PARAMETER buttons (32) to jump 1 beat backwards/forward

While in HOTCUE mode, press the same HOTCUE mode button again to set the pads to Hotcues 9 to 16 mode (button will be lit in orange) and control Hotcues 9 to 16 the same way as above.

LOOP


Press the AUTO mode button again to set the PADs to Loop mode (button will be lit in blue) and automatically load the Loop Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Press one of the pads to trigger an Auto Loop of a different size in beats, depending on the selected page. There are 6 different pages available with sizes starting from 1/32 up to 128 beats.

Use the PARAMETER buttons to select the previous/next page with the desired Loop sizes

Hold SHIFT and then use the PARAMETER buttons to change the behavior of the Loop pads, by selecting the On/Off (toggle), Hold (momentary – while pad is pressed) or the Roll mode (track will resume to the position it would have been once the pad is released)



Loop Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI




MANUAL LOOP


Press the MANUAL mode button again to set the PADs to Manual Loop mode (button will be lit in light green) and automatically load the Manual Loop Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Press one of the pads to trigger an Auto Loop of a different size in beats, depending on the selected page. There are 6 different pages available with sizes starting from 1/32 up to 128 beats.

Use the PARAMETER buttons to select the previous/next page with the desired Loop sizes

Hold SHIFT and then use the PARAMETER buttons to change the behavior of the Loop pads, by selecting the On/Off (toggle), Hold (momentary – while pad is pressed) or the Roll mode (track will resume to the position it would have been once the pad is released)



Manual Loop Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI



SLICER


Press the SLICER mode button to set the PADs to Slicer mode (button will be lit in red) and automatically load the Slicer Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

The 8 pads represent eight sequential beats—"Slices"—in the Beat Grid. The currently playing Slice is represented by the currently green lit pad. The light will move through the pads as it progresses through each eight-Slice phrase. Press a pad to repeat that Slice (hold it down if you want to keep looping it).
Once the Pad is released the track will continue to play from the position it would have been if the pad was never pressed.

Hold SHIFT and then use the Pads to repeat the memorized Slices (the Slices played/repeated last time)

Use the PARAMETER buttons to adjust the length of the Loop applied to the slice. Hold SHIFT down and then use the PARAMETER buttons to adjust the step of the Slices



Slicer Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI



SAMPLER & SAMPLER VELOCITY


Press the SAMPLER mode button to set the PADs to Sampler mode (button will be lit in violet) and automatically load the Sampler Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Each one of the 8 pads triggers a sample from the selected Sampler Bank of VirtualDJ. If a bank has less than 9 samples, both sides of the DJ-707M will control the same samples. If a bank has more than 8 samples, the left side of the DJ-707M will control samples 1 to 8 and the right side samples 9 to 16. The PAD will be lit with a faded color if a sample slot is loaded and with the same color bright if triggered.
Press the pads to trigger a sample. Depending on the selected trigger Pad mode, use SHIFT and the same pads to stop the sample.

Use the PARAMETER buttons to select the Sampler Bank (previous/next).

Hold SHIFT down and then the PARAMETER buttons to select the Trigger Pad mode (on/off, hold, stutter, unmute)



Sampler Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI


While the Sampler mode is selected (led is lit in violet), press the SAMPLER mode button again to set the PADs to Sampler Velocity mode (button will be lit in magenta) and automatically load the Sampler Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Same as in the Sampler mode, the Pads trigger a Sample from the selected Sampler Bank of VirtualDJ, but at the same time the output volume of each sample is controlled by the pressure applied on the Pad


CUE LOOP


Hold SHIFT and then press the HOT CUE mode button to set the PADs to Cue Loop mode (button will be lit in blue) and automatically load the Cue Loop Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

In this mode each one of the 8 pads assigns a Hot Cue Point or jumps the track to that Hot Cue Point, but in both cases, it also triggers a Loop at that point (momentary or toggle depending on the selected mode from the Page menu).

Hold SHIFT and then press a pad to stutter/jump to the Hotcue (loop will remain triggered)

Use the PARAMETER buttons to half/double the size of the triggered Loop.

Hold SHIFT and then use the PARAMETER buttons to select the On/Off (Toggle) or Hold (momentary) Loop trigger mode.

By default the Cue Loops will be quantized. This can be turned off/on from the Page Menu on the GUI..



Cue Loop Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI



ROLL


Hold SHIFT down and then press the AUTO mode button to set the PADs to Loop Roll mode (button will be lit in cyan) and automatically load the Loop Roll Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Press one of the 8 pads to trigger a momentary Loop Roll. Once the Pad is released, the track will resume playing from the position it would have been if the Loop Roll was never triggered. The exit point will be visible on the waveform of the VirtualDJ GUI with an additional “running” play marker.

Hold SHIFT to get a ½, ¾, 1 and 2 beats Loop Roll sizes for the 4 low pads.

Use the Page menu to apply the Loop Rolls to Video.

The PARAMETER buttons don't have any functionality in this mode.



Loop Roll Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI



SAVED LOOPS


Hold SHIFT down and then press the same MANUAL mode button again to set the PADs to Saved Loops mode (button will be lit in light green) and automatically load the Saved Loops Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

Each one of the 8 pad represents a slot to save and recall a loop. Press a Pad to save (and trigger at the same time - if not already) a Loop at the current position. Hold the same Pad down for more than 2 seconds to delete the saved loop from the slot.
When a Loop is saved to a slot, use the same Pad to load* (enable) the saved loop, but not jump to its position if the loop is saved to a later position than the current one (load and prepare).

Hold SHIFT and then use the same Pad to load* (enable) the saved loop, and jump to its position.

*Note that only 1 Loop can be enabled each time.

Use the PARAMETER buttons (32) to half/double the size of the Loop.
Hold SHIFT and then use the PARAMETER buttons (32) to move the Loop back/forth in time by 1 beat steps..



Saved Loops Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI




BEATJUMP


Hold SHIFT down and then press the SLICER mode button again to set the PADs to Beatjump mode (button will be lit in purple) and automatically load the BeatJump Pads page in VirtualDJ GUI

In this mode, the 8 Pads will jump the track backwards/forward by the amount of beats depending on the selected Beatjump page (from 1/8 beats to 32 Bars)

Use the PARAMETER buttons to select the previous/next Beatjump bank page



BeatJump Pads Page – VirtualDJ GUI




Key-Cue mode


Hold SHIFT and then press the SAMPLER Mode button to set the Pads to Key-Cue mode (the led of the SAMPLER button will be lit in green color). The KeyCue page will be then selected and displayed in the Pads section of the VirtualDJ skins.


Keycue Page - VirtualDJ default skin


Keycue Page when SHIFT is pressed - VirtualDJ default skin


In this mode, the Pads trigger a selected Hotcue point (or the Temporary Cue if none selected or not available) at a selected Key semitone (from -7 to +7).

8 different pages/banks are offered with various semitone values to use and a 0 value (reset key to tis original value) is always offered in all pages.
Hold SHIFT and then select a Hotcue for the Key pads to trigger. Each time a Pad is pressed, the track will jump to that Hotcue point and will also alter the Key of the track to the value designated by it assigned value.

Use PARAMETER buttons -/+ to adjust the Key of the track without trigger a Hotcue.
Hold SHIFT and then use the PARAMETER buttons to select a different page/bank with different key semitone values.

TR - PERFORMANCE PADS


When mixer Channel 3 is set to TR and left side of the DJ-707M is set to Deck 3, the Performance Pads offer functionality for the TR Sampler and not a VirtualDJ Pads page. See further details in TR Sampler chapter


OSC - PERFORMANCE PADS


When mixer Channel 4 is set to OSC and right side of the DJ-707M is set to Deck 4, the Performance Pads offer functionality for the DJ-707M Oscillator and not a VirtualDJ Pads page. In this case, only the SAMPLER mode button is available.
Each one of the 8 Pads plays a sound effect while Pad is held down. Press the SAMPLER mode button again to select the Velocity mode and play the same sound effects at a volume depending on the pressure applied to the Pad
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