RELOOP BUDDY for VirtualDJ 8.5 Last Update : February 2021
Connect the unit’s USB socket with a USB port of your computer using the provided cable. Connect a pair of amplified speakers or amplifier to the RCA Master Output at the right side panel and a pair of headphones to the right side panel of the Reloop Buddy.
Put the left-side Source iOS/PC switcher
to the PC
: Install the required
Reloop ASIO Windows driver from https://www.reloop.com/reloop-buddyMac
: No driver is required to be installed.
VirtualDJ SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ is launched, a Connect Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account’s credentials.
A Pro Infinity, a PLUS or a Pro Subscription License is required to use the Reloop Buddy. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
A detection window will appear next, asking to use or not the pre-defined audio setup with the built-in sound card of the Reloop Buddy.
Select “Buddy” and click OK
The unit is now ready
to operate with VirtualDJ.
The unit should be visible in the MAPPING 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.
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
CONNECTIONU USBUSB port to connect to a computerS PC/IOS SOURCESet to PC position when using with VirtualDJM MASTER OUTPUTConnect a pair of amplified speakers using a RCA cable or adapterH HEADPHONES SOCKETConnect your Headphones using a 1/8 " cable or adapter
SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTIONS SHIFTPress this button down to access secondary actions as described in the SHIFT ACTION column 1 PLAYPlay/pause the loaded TrackPlay/Stutter 2 CUESets current position as Temporary Cue point. Preview track when paused while button is pressed
Jumps and stops to the Cue point when playingJump and stops at the beginning of the Track 3 SYNCMatch BPM and Beat Phase with the opposite deckSmoothly reset Track's Tempo to its original value4 MODEPress and hold this button and then press one of the 8 Pads to select a mode for the PadsSet Pads to Custom mode5 PADSOperation depends on the selected Pads mode. See PadsOperation depends on the selected Pads mode. See Pads6 PITCHAdjust track's tempo (BPM) 7 LOOPTurn the encoder (anti)clockwise to half/double the size of the loop.
Push to enable/disable the loopWhen loop is enable, turn the encoder to foward/backwards move the loop in time by 1 beat a step 8 JOGTouch sensitive jogwheel for Scratch (when Vinyl mode is enabled) or Bend (when Vinyl mode is disabled)
Vinyl mode can be enabled/disabled from VirtualDJ GUIFast search (seek) Track 9 CROSSFADERBlends audio signals from left and right decks 10 VOLUMEAdjust Volume Output for Left and Right deck 11 FX ON/HOLDApply the selected Effect on Left/Right Deck. Move the Paddle to upper position to turn the Effect on and back to middle position to turn off. Move and hold to low position to turn on the selected Effect and release to turn it off 12 FX BEATSUse the left/right-arrow buttons to half/double the Beats parameter of the selected Effect.Hold down the left SHIFT button and then use these buttons to select the previous/next Effect for the Left Deck.
Hold down the right SHIFT button and then use these buttons to select the previous/next Effect for the Right Deck. 13 FX LEVELAdjust the 1st Parameter (usually Wet/Dry) of the selected Effect on both Left and Right DecksAdjust the 2nd Parameter of the selected Effect on both Left and Right Decks 14 PFLSends pre-fader audio signal of the Left/Right Deck to the Headphones channel (for pre-listening)Use left-side PFL button to select the EZRemix Equalizer type.
Use the right-side PFL button to select the Modern Equalizer type.
When both PFL buttons are turned off, the Equalizer will be set to Frequency type.
See further details in VirtualDJ Manual15 FILTER/DRUMSWhen the Frequency EQ mode is selected, use this knob to apply the selected Color FX (by default High/Low Pass Filter)
When the EZRemix EQ mode is selected, use this knob to adjust the BEAT Stem
When the Modern EQ mode is selected, use this knob to apply the KICK Stem 16 LOW/HARMONICWhen the Frequency EQ mode is selected, use this knob to adjust the Low Equalizer frequency Band
When the EZRemix EQ mode is selected, use this knob to adjust the INTRUMENTS Stem
When the Modern EQ mode is selected, use this knob to apply the MELODY/VOCALS Stem 17 HIGH/VOCALSWhen the Frequency EQ mode is selected, use this knob to adjust the both Mid and High Equalizer frequency Band
When the EZRemix EQ mode is selected, use this knob to adjust the VOCALS Stem
When the Modern EQ mode is selected, use this knob to apply the HI HAT Stem 18 BROWSEScroll through Folders or Tracks
Push to toggle focus between Folders and Songs List.Scroll fast (by +/- 10 Tracks per click.
Push to set focus to Folders list. When in Folders list, expand/collapse sub-folders 19 LOADLoad the selected Track from Browser to Left/Right Deck. Double-press to clone the Track from a Deck to the other DeckUnload Track from Left/Right Deck 20 MASTER VOLAdjust the Volume of the Master Output 21 CUE MIXBlend in Headphones the signal from the Decks with PFL enabled and the Master Output. 22 CUEVOLAdjust the Volume of the Headphones Output
The Reloop Buddy offers 8 main and 1 secondary Modes for the Pads. To select one of the 8 main modes
, hold down the MODE
button and then press one of the 8 Pads
While the MODE button is pressed, the Pads section in default VirtualDJ GUI will display the available preset pages. Reloop Modes Page
By default the 8 Main Pad modes are assigned to Hotcues
, Touch FX
, Loop Roll
, but can be assigned to a different Page. See https://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/interface/decks/decksadvanced/pads.html#controller
The Touch FX
mode assigns Pads to a special Pads page (only available when the Reloop Buddy is connected) and can apply pre-defined Effects to the Left/Right Decks. The Pads trigger the Effect temporary if pressed for more than 1 second, or toggle (on/off) if shortly pressed. The pre-defined Effects can be changed by editing the Touch FX Pads page. Touch FX Pads Page
mode for Pads can be selected when holding SHIFT
and pressing the MODE
button. This mode has been assigned by default to the Custom
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