Pioneer XDJ-800 as Controller for VDJ (in worst case Traktor)
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    Default Pioneer XDJ-800 as Controller for VDJ (in worst case Traktor)

    Hello Everybody,

    The Venue I started playing lately does have 2 XDJ-800 and a Pioneer Mixer.

    By now I always took my XDJ-R1 with me and played either from CDs or used it to control Virtual DJ.
    This way of working is cool for me but does implement that I have to carry my heavy bag with the XDJ-R1 for each gig + My Backpack with the Notebook which is stupid as there are those 2 Players there that could be Setup by the owner easily.

    I tried to find some tutorials which would help me to find out how to connect those Players with my Laptop and to use them as Controller for Virtual DJ (my favorite Software by now) or Traktor (which I also own but doesn't make me as happy as VDJ. (Very subjective Point of view)

    If I could use those Players to control my VDJ I would be really happy and could walk to the Gig with just Notebook, Headphones and maybe Sticks.

    Does anyone of you a good Video Tutorial or a good Website that Shows me how to set it up?

    I'm pretty new to Controllerism...played all my gigs with CDs for the last 17 years (until May 2017) but I finally made the Change lately.
    To be honnest there's no big issue by now, VDJ is pleasant to me and changing my Habits playing with those Mediaplayers would certainly be a certain challenge now that I found out how to handle it with my XDJ-R1 the way it is comfy for me....but being over 40, having to carry less weight is also a big Topic

    So any of your help is welcome, but please don't start with "Why don't you use Rekordbox/Traktor/etc..." as Traktor is only an Option if VDJ isn't possible and Rekordbox is not an Option to me (I have my reasons and don't wanna explain it. So I just wanna know:
    1. is it possible to use those Players as Controller
    2. Link to Tutorial?

    Thanx in advance

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    There is no such thing as an XDJ-800, do you mean the XDJ-700? Or maybe a CDJ?

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    Default realised Mistake too late...

    I realised the Mistake already but thanx EriKMinekus.

    Club Owner told me they were called XDJ-800 but it's the XDJ-1000 MK2.

    Sorry for the mistake.

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    According to Virtual DJ's website, they're supported.

    http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/Virtua...ntrollers.html
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    Yes they are supported in VDJ8 and Traktor as HID controllers.

    http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/Virtua...ntrollers.html

    I'd love to hear why rekordbox is not an option, throw it on a phone or tablet and you have all the native features of the XDJ and its free.

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    Download the free version of rekordbox, watch a couple of videos on how to prep and export your music to USB, take two USB sticks and you're sorted. Why complicate things?
    A&H Xone:96 | Xone:K1 | 2 x 1210s | Traktor Pro 3 | Apple Macbook Pro (2015) 13" | Sennheiser HD7 DJ | Maschine Mikro Mk3
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    Quote Originally Posted by happydan View Post
    Download the free version of rekordbox, watch a couple of videos on how to prep and export your music to USB, take two USB sticks and you're sorted. Why complicate things?
    This is always easier said than done. I'm a longtime serato user, and recreating your playlists and cue points is always such a huge pain that keeps you from switching your platform. That is until I got Rekordbuddy, best money I've spent in a long time. That program really freed me up to use usb sticks and ditch the laptop for some gigs, because the complete layout of my library is just the way I'm used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by despo View Post
    This is always easier said than done. I'm a longtime serato user, and recreating your playlists and cue points is always such a huge pain that keeps you from switching your platform. That is until I got Rekordbuddy, best money I've spent in a long time. That program really freed me up to use usb sticks and ditch the laptop for some gigs, because the complete layout of my library is just the way I'm used to.
    Except they said they already use the XDJ-R1, so should have everything set up.
    A&H Xone:96 | Xone:K1 | 2 x 1210s | Traktor Pro 3 | Apple Macbook Pro (2015) 13" | Sennheiser HD7 DJ | Maschine Mikro Mk3
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