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Pads Editor



The Pad Editor gives complete control of the pad functions in the decks. They can be set up to control custom scripts, or to edit any of the predefined Pad Pages. Each pad can be mapped individually to be controlled via the pads in the software interface and/or for pads on controllers that offer the functionality.

  1. PAGES. Manage, create, delete or hide the pages that are available in the pad view on the software interface. Each page has the ability to store different actions into the 8 available pads. Pages can be added and removed to suit your needs as well as hidden from the main interface if not required or added as a favorite to show up first. There are 14 pre-installed pages to use and/or customize.

  2. PADS. The pads are specific to each page and can be mapped to any action that is available in the VDJScript. 16 Pads are available in total (8 standard and 8 by using the shift function) as well as 2 Parameter buttons and a Pad Menu.

    *Note: A VDJScript action “Shift” will need to be mapped to a controller or keyboard shortcut to use shift functionality. If you are using a mouse, right-click will perform a shift action.

  3. PAD NAME. The name of the pad displayed on the GUI.

  4. ACTIONS. Defines a pad's behaviour with the use of VDJScript. Script verbs can be entered manually or autocompleted by using the Category and Action menus. 3 tabs are provided to further customize the selected pad:
    Push Action
    This is the default selection for the GUI and controllers that have standard (non-velocity) pads.

    Pressure Action
    Used for controllers with Velocity Sensitive pads where the amount of pressure applied provides the capability to have multiple actions.

    Color
    Adds an optional color to the pad on the GUI and controllers that have RGB pad capabilities.

  5. CATEGORY MENU. Provides a list of categories to make it easier to define a pad action.

  6. ACTION MENU. Provides a list of common actions for each category. Clicking on an action will autofill the actions dialog box.

  7. DESCRIPTION. Provides a full description of the selected action.

  8. DOCUMENTATION. Opens a browser window that will take you to the VDJ Script page of the website.

EDITING A PAD



Right click on the page selection menu or favorite pad page and select Edit...



In the Pads Editor, select the Page that the pad to be edited is on. Then click on the specified pad. Ensure that the page and pad are both highlighted.



Enter a name for the pad and select Push Action or Pressure Action (for velocity sensitive controller pads) and either begin typing into the provided script box or select a category to find useful scripts.

Once a Category is selected the Action box will populate with popular script examples. Clicking on a script will add it to the script box automatically.


Optionally, a color can be added to the pad by clicking on the Color tab drop down menu or typing a color script into the Color box.


Once you are satisfied with your changes, simply exit out of the Pads Editor and the edit will automatically be saved. The Name and Color chosen in the Pads Editor will now reflect on the Pads display in the software.


MANAGING PAD PAGES



Pad Pages are fully customizable and can be added, deleted, hidden, or added as a favorite at will.

To add a page simply click on New page and give your page a name. You can then edit the page to your liking.

If you are not happy with a page, click on it so that it is highlighted and select Delete page to remove it.

If you would like to keep a page but do not wish for it to appear in the Pad pages menu in the interface, you can highlight it and select Hide page. The page will still show as hidden in the Pads Editor but will not be displayed on the main screen. Marking a page as a favorite will bring it to the top of the list on the GUI or add it to the favorites view depending of the display style chosen.


SHIFT ACTIONS



Clicking on the Shift+P in the Pads Editor will provide alternative actions that can be mapped for each Pad that will not affect the original Pad mapping. Right clicking the Pad on the user interface or pressing Shift + Pad on a controller will activate the alternate mapping.



PARAMETERS & PADS MENU



Each page offers the ability to create and edit 2 Parameters and a Pad Menu.

Parameters are useful for pages that require multiple pad functionalities such as cycling through loop sizes or sample banks. Not all default pages have set parameters, but they can be added if needed by using VDJScript. Parameters are mapped the same as pads.

Pad Menus give quick access to settings or options to adjust the pad’s behavior such as applying Slicer or Loop Roll actions to the video output. Not all pages require a menu as they do not necessarily have many options or settings that require adjustment in a live setting. The most common pages are provided with menus by default.

For more information on Pad Menus and the syntax used, please see: http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/PadMenus.html

16 PADS MODE



If a controller with 16 pads is connected to VirtualDJ, the Pads Menu will display 16 Pads and 16 Shift-Pads on a separate tab for a total of 32 editable pads.

If a 16 Pad controller is not connected but you wish to access 16 Pads Mode on VirtualDJ's GUI you can go to Settings Options and set sixteenPadsMode from Auto(default) to On.


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