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Pre-Cueing on a DDJ-1000 with djay Pro for Windows 10

Having just updated to the latest version of djay Pro for Windows, (1.0.27493.0) I thought I would try out my Pioneer DDJ-1000, with the latest Native Support from Algoriddim. After a few initial crashes, I managed to get it working. However, there doesn’t appear to be the option of Pre-Cueing on the controller itself; just the options of “None”, Split Output” or “Speakers”. The latter referring to the laptop’s internal soundcard.

Is this correct and the intended work-around for the current support of this controller?
I currently use djay Pro 2 for Mac on this controller and it’s rock solid! I can forgive there being the lack of Jog Wheel Waveforms...
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  • Same problem here....
    When I set the Pre-Cueing option to Split Output, it works but still not right.
    When I turn the knob to cue, there is no sound. If the knob is set to Master, the song will only be heard on the right side of the headphone and the MasterSound will be heard on the left side. Any solutions?
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  • Lukas E (Official Rep) May 27, 2019 11:07
    Hi Richard,

    At the moment using your internal headphone jack as Pre Cueing Output is the workaround we recommend.

    @AmatroX please also try to do so. Split Output is for using a Splitter Cable which you dont need in this setup.
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    • Hi all,

      So I actually bought a DDJ-1000 yesterday and plugged it in my surface pro 6. I can confirm that pre cueing is only supported via the laptop headphone port, there is no option in the Djay Pro audio settings to pre cue using the DDJ-1000.

      I think Algoriddim should update the controller compatibility page for Windows because it’s jot entirely accurate.

      The experience on Windows seems ok to me, however I did notice some lags in the interface (not in the audio) especially when browsing Spotify playlists with the controller selector.

      I read old posts mentioning it was impossible to place a track very precisely using the jog wheels. For a moment I thought I was experiencing this too but it’s actually because the jog wheel is pressure sensitive so you have to slightly press to move forward or backwards in the track. The precision is perfect and those jog wheels are simply awesome.

      I really hope Algoriddim finds a way to implement the pre cueing in the controller and the waveform display, that would really make the experience perfect.

      2 last things :

      - the mixer effects only works on the master output not on the individual channels and only 2 colour effects work (pitch and filter).

      - I also plugged the DDJ-1000 on my iPad Pro 2018. The audio interface doesn’t work, as expected, but the midi controls do. I was able to play tracks and use the jog wheels, play/pause, etc... but the audio was coming out of the iPad. I’ll try to use a usb hub to see if I can send the audio to my DAC but even if it works, there probably won’t be any cueing channel. It might work on an iPad with a headphone jack. I would really love to be able to use the DDJ 1000 with my iPad Pro, but I think the audio driver issue will be challenging to overcome, unless Pioneer releases a firmware to make the DDJ 1000 class compliant.

      Hope this helps,
      Hervé
    • Okay I just tried an experiment with my iPad Pro 2018. With the usb-c adapter, and a simple non powered usb hub, I managed to use the DDJ-1000 with djay pro. The main limitation is that there is no pre cueing but it might be possible with another model of iPad if it has a headphone jack.

      The trick is to route the audio through usb to a DAC or a speaker with a usb-b input (which means it has a built in DAC). The DDJ 1000 controls djay pro through midi.

      It is super responsive, jog wheels work perfectly (except the screen which displays No driver), loops, cue points, performance pads, slip mode, etc... the mixer effects do not work (no surprise since the audio doesn’t go through the mixer). 2 colour effects work (pitch and filter) which means they are actually midi effects. Honestly it’s a much better experience than on windows, the interface is very responsive and neater on iOS.

      It’s so sad that the pre-cueing doesn’t work. Algoriddim, please do something about this..

      Cheers,
      Hervé
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