PIONEER DJM-S7 for VirtualDJ 8.5 Last Update : May 2021
- Connect your computer to USB port A or B at the rear panel of Pioneer DJM-S7
- Optionally, connect each of your deck’s RCA cables to ANALOG INPUTs CH1/CH2 respectively, depending on which software deck you wish to control.
Choose the LINE or PHONO Inputs depending on your device (CD player, turntable. Secure the ground wire to a Phono Ground terminal).
- Set the SOURCE selector at the top panel for DECKs to the USB position A or B depending on the port you have used to connect with your computer.
- Connect the Pioneer DJM-S7 with AC power using the provided cable and power on the unit
Note: Usage of turntables or CD players (for DVS) is not necessary. The mixer may be used as a pure MIDI mixer. VirtualDJ is also offering the ability to control all the software decks with even with a single timecode unit. See Timecode (DVS)
Install the latest ASIO driver
You don't have to install the driver software. Mac OS standard audio driver will be automatically installed when you DJM is connected to your Mac with a USB cable.
However, it is recommended to install the Mac Driver that allows you to change the settings of the DJM from https://www.pioneerdj.com/en/product/mixer/djm-s7/black/support/
There is no firmware
update available at the time this manual is written, but is it advised to check at Pioneer DJM-S7 page https://www.pioneerdj.com/en/product/mixer/djm-s7/black/support/
VirtualDJ 8 SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ is launched, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account credentials.
A Pro Infinity or a Pro Subscription License is required to use the Pioneer DJM-S7. Without any of the above Licenses, the mixer will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
A window will appear next, to verify the proper detection.
Click on the “DJM-S7” button and VirtualDJ will automatically create and apply the pre-defined audio configuration using the built-in audio interface of the Pioneer DJM-S7
Click to OK.
The unit is now ready
to operate with VirtualDJ.
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.
Find more details at http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJ8script.html
The unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that. Alternative setups can be applied in the same window. See Advanced Setup
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
Even though the Pioneer DJM-S7 is capable of sending MIDI signals from all faders, buttons and knobs, the mixer part of the unit is not controlling the internal mixer of VirtualDJ. The audio mixing is operated from the hardware
The Crossfader, Equalizer, Filter, Volume faders etc. will move the relative faders of the VirtualDJ GUI, but not vice versa (Fake mixer mode)S. SHIFT
. Press and hold this button to access secondary functions of other controls on the DJM-S7
The functionality of each button, knob and connection per section (as shown in the image above) will be explained in detail in the next chapters A. Mixer Controls B. Pads C. Effects D. Equalizer E. Browser & Loop Controls F. Front & Rear Panels
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION1 CROSSFADERBlends audio and video between the left and right assigned ChannelsStarts/Stops Deck when moved from one edge to any other position (Crossfader Start/Stop)
Requires Fader Start/Stop/Sync feature enabled from Preferences 2 VOLUMEAdjust the Output Volume of Left/Right ChannelStarts Deck when moved from minimum position to any other. Stops Deck at Cue point when moved from any position to minimum (Fader Start/Stop)
Requires Fader Start/Stop/Sync feature enabled from Preferences3 VU METERIndicate the Pre-Fader output level of the Left/Right assigned Channels. The middle VU-meters indicate the overall Master Output levell 4 SAMPLER VOLAdjust the Master Output of the VirtualDJ Sampler 5 CUE CROSSFADERBlends pre-fader signals from Left/Right assigned channels to the Headphones Channel. When in left/right position, only the signal from Left/Right assigned channel will be routed to the Headphones Channel respectively. 6 CUE VOLAdjust the Output Level of the Headphones Chanel 7 CUE MIXINGBlends audio signal in the Headphones Chanel between the Master Output (when in MIX) and the Channels depending on the CUE CROSSFADER position Additional note
- The entire mixer section of the unit is Hardware operated. The VirtualDJ internal mixer is not used, even thought the knobs on the GUI follow the actual ones (fake mode)
16 different modes can be selected for the Pads. When a Pad mode is selected ta relative VirtualDJ Pad page will be loaded on left/right deck. The pre-selected VirtualDJ Pad pages can be changed to your preferences from the Pad mode drop-down.
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION9 PAD MODESHOT CUE :
HotCues(1st press - led white)
GateCue (2nd press - led red)
Loop Roll (1st press - led white)
CueLoop (2nd press - led red)
SAVED LOOP :
Saved Loops (1st press - led white)
Loop (2nd press - led red)
Sampler (1st press - led white)
Transport (2nd press - led red)
Selection behavior depends on the selected option from Preferences
HOT CUE :
Keycue (1st press - led green)
HotCues 9-16 (2nd press - led magenta)
Slicer (1st press - led green)
BeatJump (2nd press - led magenta)
SAVED LOOP :
Stems (1st press - led green)
Scratch (2nd press - led magenta)
Scratch Bank (1st press - led green)
Custom (2nd press - led magenta)
Selection behavior depends on the selected option from Preferences10 PADSRGB Pads operate different function depending on the selected Pad modeDifferent function depending on the selected Pad mode11 PAD PARAMETERSControl the 1st Parameter of the selected Pad pageControl the 2nd Parameter (if available) of the selected Pad page
In this mode each one of the 8 pads offers a different functionality as below:
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION
1Temporary slow down (while pressed)Same action
2Temporary speed up (while pressed)[/subtitle]Same action
3Decrease Tempo by 0.1%Slowly reset Tempo
4Increase Tempo by 0.1%Instantly set Tempo to original
5Enable/disable Key-Lock (Master Tempo)Enable/disable Quantize
6SYNC Synchronize BPM and CBG to the opposite Deck.Same action
7CUE: Set a temporary Cue point when paused and preview while pressed, or jump to the Temporary Cue point if playingJump to the beginning of the track
8PLAY: Play/pauses TrackPlay/Stutter
Transport Page - VirtualDJ Pro default skin
Transport Page when SHIFT is pressed - VirtualDJ Pro default skin
In this mode the 8 Pads will trigger Hotcues 1 to 8 , same as the Hotcues Page, but only while the pad is held down
. When the Pad is released, the deck will be muted
until the next HotCue point is pressed. Hold SHIFT and then a pad to trigger the HotCue point normally.
For more info about Pads , see /manuals/virtualdj8/interface/decks/decksadvanced/pads.html
The EFFECTS section of the DJM-S7 offers the ability to select between 3 modes, Hardware Effects
, VirtualDJ Effects
and Loop Midi
HARDWARE & SOFTWARE EFFECTS
down and then press the ECHO
 button to select the Hardware Effects
mode and apply Pioneer Hardware Effects to the Decks. Use the 6 FX SELECT buttons to select one (or more, if pressed simultaneously) Pioneer Hardware Effect and then use the LOCK ON paddles to apply the Effect(s) to the Left/Right Deck.Different Pioneer Effects can be assigned to the 6 FX SELECT buttons. See Preferences
down and then press the BACKSPIN
 button to select the Software Effects
mode to apply VirtualDJ Effects to the Decks. Use the 6 FX SELECT buttons to select one (or more, if pressed simultaneously) VirtualDJ Effect and then use the LOCK ON paddles to apply the Effect(s) to the Left/Right Deck.The Effects assigned to the 6 FX Slots of VirtualDJ can be selected from the GUI. VirtualDJ - 6 Fx Slots layout
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION11 ECHOSelect the 1st Pioneer or VirtualDJ EffectSelect the Pioneer Hardware Effects mode 12 BACKSPINSelect the 2nd Pioneer or VirtualDJ Effect Select the VirtualDJ Software Effects mode 13 FLANGERSelect the 3rd Pioneer or VirtualDJ Effect Select the Loop Midi 1 mode 14 REVERBSelect the 4th Pioneer or VirtualDJ Effect Select the Loop Midi 2 mode 15 VINYL BRAKESelect the 5th Pioneer or VirtualDJ Effect Select the Effects Bank A 16 PHASERSelect the 6th Pioneer or VirtualDJ Effect Select the Effects Bank B 17 PADDLE LOCKApply the selected Hardware or Software Effect to the assigned Left/Right deck. 18 FX LEVEL/DEPTHAdjust the 1st Parameter of the selected Hardware or Software Effect 19 PARAMETERHalf/double the Beats for the selected Hardware or Software Effect (if available) 20 LCDDisplays the name of the selected Hardware/VirtualDJ Effect , its Beats value and the BPM of the Deck that is currently playing live (depends on the Volume and Crossfader positions). 21 TAPNot assigned.Cancel manual beat Tap and return to BPM sent from VirtualDJ
In Loop MIDI modes the DJM-S7 repeatedly sends MIDI message to VirtualDJ Pro at a set beat value interval (based on the Deck's BPM, which allows you to trigger varying functions by simply pulling the FX LOCK ON paddles.
Two sets of pre configured Loop MIDI functions are available via the Loop MIDI 1 & Loop MIDI 2 modes, which can be accessed by holding SHIFT and pressing the FLANGER or REVERB FX select buttons
Press the FX Select button  to  to choose a Loop MIDI function as per the table below.
Toggle the FX paddle  to the ON or LOCK ON position to trigger the specified Loop MIDI function.
Use the FX Parameter left & right buttons  to adjust the timing of the MIDI interval.
LOOP MIDI 1 ACTION
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION11 ECHOTrigger VirtualDJ Sampler Slot 1Stop Sampler Slot 1 12 BACKSPINTrigger VirtualDJ Sampler Slot 2Stop Sampler Slot 2 13 FLANGERTrigger VirtualDJ Sampler Slot 3Stop Sampler Slot 3 14 REVERBTrigger HotCue 1Delete HotCue 1 15 VINYL bRAKETrigger HotCue 2Delete HotCue 2 16 PHASERTrigger HotCue 3Delete HotCue 3
LOOP MIDI 2 ACTION
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION11 ECHOMove Deck's Key down by 1 semitone 12 BACKSPINMove Deck's Key up by 1 semitoneUnassigned 13 FLANGERMatch Deck's Key to the value of the other DeckUnassigned 14 REVERBPlays Deck backwards while pressed. Upon release Deck will resume playing from the position it would have been if never triggered (Censor)Unassigned 15 VINYL BRAKEUnassignedUnassigned 16 PHASERMutes Deck while pressed, creating a Cut EffectUnassigned
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION22 SOURCE SELSelect the source for the Left/Right mixer channel. Set to USB A/B (depending on the USB connection at the rear panel, to control the Left/Right VirtualDJ Deck. 23 TRIMAdjust the Pre-fader Output level (Gain) of the selected Left/Right deck 24 FILTERApply a Hardware Color FX to the selected Left/Right Channel. By default Filter Color FX is selected. A different Color FX can be chosen via the DJM-S7 Utilities 25 3-BAND EQAdjust the High (Treble), Mid (Middle) and Low (Bass) frequencies of the Left/Right assigned Channels 26 MASTER VOLAdjust the Level of the Master Output 27 BOOTH VOLAdjust the Level of the Booth Output (connection at the rear panel) 28 PANEL UTILITYUse this button to cycle through the 4 available center Panels of VirtualDJ default GUI (Mixer, Video, Scratch and Master)
Hold for more than 2 seconds to enter the Utilities menu of the unit. Toggle between normal and Browser Zoom (with Mini decks) modesAdditional note
The entire Equalizer, Filter and Master section of the unit is Hardware operated. The VirtualDJ Equalizer (including Stems) and Filter are not used, even thought the knobs on the GUI follow the actual ones (fake mode)
BROWSER & LOOPS
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION29BROWSEScroll through the content of the selected Browser List .
Push to toggle focus between Folders and Songs ListScroll fast (-/+ 10 per step) though the content of the selected Browser List.
Push to set focus to the Sideview List30BACKSet focus to the Folders List or expand/collapse sub-folders if focus is on the Folders List alreadyCycle through the available views of the Sideview (Automix, Sidelist, Karaoke, Sampler and Clones)31LOADLoad the selected track from the Browser to the Left/Right assigned Deck
Push the same button fast twice to clone the track from the opposite deck to the Left/Right DeckAdd the selected track from the Songs List to the Automix List of Sideview32AUTOLOOPEnable/disable a Loop of the selected size in Beats to the Left/Right assigned deck. A pre-defined size can be set from the DJM-S7 UtilitiesEnables the 1st Saved Loop (but not jump to its position)33LOOP HALFHalves the size of the LoopSets current position as the Start (In) point of a manual loop. If in Loop, enable/disable Fine Loop In Adjust mode (and use a jogwheel to fine-adjust) 34LOOP DOUBLEDoubles the size of the LoopSets current position as the End (Out) point of a manual loop. If in Loop, enable/disable Fine Loop Out Adjust mode (and use a jogwheel to fine-adjust)
FRONT & REAR PANELS Pioneer DJM-S7 - Rear panel
Operation35 AC POWERConnect the unit with an AC Outlet using the provided cable to this socket. Power on when all other connections are done36 MASTER OUT 2Alternative Un-balanced Master Output using RCA cables37 MASTER OUTBalanced Master Output using XLR cables to connect with your amplifier/amplified speakers38 BOOTH OUTBooth Output using 1/4" TRS cables to connect with your monitor speakers39 USB A/BUse any of the 2 available USB ports to connect the DJM-S7 to a computer. See further details at the Back-to-Back section40 CH1/CH2 INPUTSUse the LINE/CD RCA inputs to connect a CD or other Digital Media Player. The sources connected to these Inputs can be selected from the Left (for CH1)/Right (for CH2) Source Selector at the top panel41 CDJ/CONTROLLERConnect compatible multi players or controllers. Not recommended for storage devices connections. .If you turn input selector switches, devices are forcibly disconnected from any PC/Mac, so data on these devices may break.42 MIC INPUTConnect a Microphone using a XLR or 1/4" TRS cable43 AUX INPUTConnect any Digital Media source to this additional input. Signal from this Input will directly routed to the Master Output. The level of this audio signal is controlled from the AUX LEVEL knob at the front panel of the unit Pioneer DJM-S7 - Front panel
Operation44 MIC SECTIONAdjust the Level and the Tone of the Microphone Input (connection at the rear panel). Use the MIC On/Off switcher to turn the Microphone on/off. If the TALK OVER switcher is set to ON, the level of audio signal from the Master Output will be automatically reduced when Microphone is used 45 CROSSFADER ADJUSTAdjust the feeling of the Crossfader (how much strength is required to slide), its slope (blending curve) from Smooth to Cut/Scratch or reverse the blending behavior 46 BLUETOOTHRead details in Pioneer DJM-S7 Manual 47 AUX LEVELAdjust the Level of the Auxiliary Input (input at the rear panel) 48 CH FADERAdjust the slope (curve) of the Channel Faders.(from Smooth to Cut/Scratch) and reverse their fading behavior49 HEADPHONES SOCKETConnect your Headphones using a 1/8" or a 1/4" adapter. The level of this output is controlled from the top panel
The Pioneer DJM-S7 offers 2 built-in audio interfaces with 2 stereo Outputs and 2 stereo Inputs each. The Mixer Inputs are determined by the Input Select switchers at the top panel of the unit.
The USB Output Channels can be set to different modes via the Pioneer DJM-S7 Setting UtilityHow to open the DJM-S7 Utilities:For Windows computer:
Click on the ASIO button you will find in the AUDIO tab of VirtualDJ Settings or ...
Click [START] menu
[Pioneer DJM-S9 Settings Utility]For Mac OSX computer:
(driver is required to be installed)
Click [MACINTOSH HD] icon
[Pioneer DJM-S7 Settings Utility]
VirtualDJ is offering DVS (Digital Vinyl System) support for the Pioneer DJM-S7. Pro Infinity license is required. http://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html
Up to 2 Timecode Inputs are available to control any software decks via Timecode CDs or Vinyls.
Both Mixer Channels CH1 and CH2 can accept PHONO (for Timecode Vinyls). CD/LINE (for Timecode CDs)Connect your Timecode devices at the rear panel of the Pioneer DJM-S7 using the LINE/PHONO RCA inputs depending on the Timecode device and set the top Source select switchers to either USB A or USB B, depending on the used USB port..
Open the Pioneer DJM-S7 Setting Utility and set the USB 1/2 and 3/4 Channel Outputs to the appropriate mode (CD or PHONO Control tone)
In this example (as shown in the side picture), 2 Timecode TTs (vinyl) have been connected to CH1 and CH2
Close the Settings Utility
on your timecode CD and/or Vinyl device and VirtualDJ will automatically detect your Timecode type and make the appropriate adjustments for best performance.
Open the TIMECODE tab
of the VirtualDJ Settings and choose the CALIBRATE
button if for any reason the signal is not detected (possibly due to reversed phase connections).
Click on the ON
buttons from the TIMECODE panels of the Default Skin to enable the Timecode control to any of the 4 software decks.
Timecode buttons - Pro Layout
No adjustment is required in order to record (or/and broadcast) your mix with VirtualDJ. A record input is already pre-configured in the Audio Setup.. Just make sure the USB 5,6
Mixer Output from the DJM-S7 Utilities panel is set to REC
Open the MASTER
center panel of the VirtualDJ GUI and click to the REC
button (or BCAST for broadcasting) to record your mix.
The dedicated record input will include any Mixer Input such as Microphone, CH or AUX Inputs.
The Pioneer DJM-S7 has two USB ports, allowing simultaneous connection of two computers. Each port is completely independent. It is possible to run VirtualDJ on one computer and any other 3rd-party DJ-software on the other, Mac or PC.How to:
- Connect the 2nd computer to the unused USB port on the DJM-S7.
- Switch the Source Select switcher on the non-playing mixer channel to the USB source of the 2nd computer.
- Play a track on this deck and mix it when ready – you ll now have audio from both computers during the mix.
- Fade out the audio playing from the 1st computer to the audio playing from the 2nd one.
- When only audio from the 2nd computer is left in the mix, remove the first computer.
- Assign the Source select switcher for the remaining free mixer channel to the 2nd computer and keep mixing.
The Pioneer DJM-S7 Setup Utilities offer a few advanced options to choose from, such as the behavior of the LOOP buttons, the Fader Start/Stop/Sync feature for the Volume and Cross faders, adjustment for the Crossfader behavior and how the Pad mode buttons will be selected.
Make your adjustments via the PREFERENCES
tab of the Pioneer DJM-S7 Utilities
You can also choose the Effects of the 2 available FX Banks via the FX BANK
tab of the Pioneer DJM-S7 Utilities. The selection of the FX Bank on the DJM-S7 is done via the SHIFT + VINYL BRAKE and SHIFT + PHASER buttons.
For further Technical features and specifications, visit Pioneer DJM-S7
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