Scratch Live 2.1 Manual
The DJ-FX Plugin gives you control of two FX units, each with three chained effects slots per unit. Each FX unit has two control modes - Ultra Knob Mode and Super Knob mode, both of which can be fully customized. The DJ-FX plugin opens in Ultra Knob Mode by default.
To enable the DJ-FX Plugin go to the Plugins tab on the Setup screen, choose the DJ-FX Plugin and check the Enable DJ-FX Plugin option. Once enabled, the DJ-FX panel button will appear in the panels area on the main screen.
The DJ-FX tab will only be displayed when the Rane hardware is connected.
Ultra Knob Mode
Click the Ultra Knob Mode button to select Ultra Knob Mode. This allows you to control up to three effects slots in one FX unit using the one Ultra Knob. The Ultra Knob will control the wet and dry amount of all effects.
TIP: Click the Show Parameters button to load effects to the individual effects slots.
Super Knob Mode
Super Knob Mode allows you individual control of each effect in the FX unit. Each effect slot has a Super Knob which controls the wet and dry amount for the effect.
Using The DJ-FX
Click the Effects drop down box to select an effect for the effect slot. The available effects are:
- HPF (high pass filter)
- LPF (low pass filter)
NOTE: You can leave a slot empty by selecting “empty”.
Click the On button by the Ultra or Super Knobs to toggle turning the effect(s) on and off.
The effects chain works in series going from effects slots 1 to 3, meaning that the effected audio from slot one passes through slot two, which is then passed through slot three.
You can select which deck the FX unit applies to by clicking the Deck buttons. Each Deck can only pass through one FX unit at a time.
Effects BPM Multiplier
The Effects BPM Multiplier is used to adjust the effect time. The effect time is set using the tracks BPM value, but by applying the Effects BPM Multiplier you can increase or decrease the effect time.
Editing Effects - Show Parameters
Press the Show Parameters button to expose the individual parameters for each effect. You can then control the individual parameters by adjusting their respective knobs.
In Ultra Knob Mode, use this to select which effects are loaded and controlled by the Ultra Knob.
In Ultra and Super Knob Mode you can link or unlink a parameter to the Super Knob by pressing the Link Button, allowing one master control of some parameters and individual control of others.
Editing Effects - Macro Edit Mode
Macro Edit Mode allows you to create macro mappings for each effect and to save any effects edits made in Ultra or Super Knob Mode. Open Macro Edit Mode by clicking the Macro Edit Button while Show Parameters is open. Once opened, more controls appear which allow you to create and change parameter mappings to the Super Knob.
To map a parameter to the Super Knob:
- Unlink the parameter that you want to map to the super knob. The Macro Min and Max buttons for this parameter are now displayed.
- Move the Super Knob to the position that you want the parameter to start mapping from.
- Move the Parameter Knob to the position that you want the to be the lowest value of the parameter.
- Press the Macro Min Button (–) to set the minimum position.
- Move the Super Knob to the position that you want the parameter to end being controlled from.
- Move the Parameter Knob to the position that you want the to be the highest value of the parameter.
- Press the Macro Max Button (+) to set the maximum.
- Link the parameter to the Super Knob by pressing the Link Button.
Now when you adjust the Super Knob you will see the parameter knob move within the range that you just specified. Any parameters not customized but linked to the Super Knob will behave as normal.
You can save any macro mappings you have made to an effect by clicking the Save button by the Super Knob, and save effects combinations made in Ultra Knob Mode by clicking the Save button by the Ultra Knob.
All effects controls can be assigned to a MIDI controller using the MIDI Learn function. SEE MIDI CONTROL FOR MORE INFORMATION.