How-to: Use the Denon DN-HC4500 with Scratch Live
To use Denon DN-HC4500 with Scratch Live you will need 2 available USB ports.
First, make sure you are running ScratchLIVE 1.8.1 or later (earlier versions do not support the DN-HC4500).
Connect your Denon DN-HC4500 to an available USB port.
Your DN-HC4500 will be detected automatically and will be ready to use.
Connect your DN-HC4500 to an available USB port. You should see the following prompt:
"Can Windows connect to Windows update to search for software?"
Click "No, not this time."
Click "Install automatically"
You should see the following message: "Found new Hardware DN-HC4500", followed by "USB composite device".
You will be prompted to install 2 drivers:
- "USB composite device" and "USB audio device"
- *Follow the prompts as per the usual driver installation method for windows.
- Start Scratch Live and switch both decks to internal mode.
- Turn on the Denon DN-HC4500. It will automatically be in PC link mode.
- You will now be able to control Scratch Live with your Denon DN-HC4500!
To scroll through your library, use the "PARAMETERS" knob. Pushing down on this knob will load the highlighted song to the deck (ie. pressing down on the left "PARAMETERS" knob will load to the left deck)
The "CONT/SINGLE" button activates the auto mode.
"PITCH BEND", "FAST SEARCH", "EJECT", "TAP TEMPO", "KEY LOCK", are all mapped directly to the Scratch Live software.
Setting Cue Points:
- Press the “MEMO” button.
- You can then set your cue points 1-5 using the “FUNCTION” keys along the top.
- Once set, press the “MEMO” button again to return to the main menu.
Your cues will now be mapped to the "FUNCTION" keys.
To delete or change your cue points, simply repeat process 1 -3.
There are 2 loop cues you can use on the DN-HC4500 - A1 and A2.
To set the beginning ("In') point of the A1 loop, push the "A1" button.
To set the end ("Out") point of the loop push the "B" button. This button sets the end point for both loop cues, depending on which loop is currently playing.
To clear all loop points simultaneously, hold down the "FLIP" button for 3 seconds.
|DN-HD2500 Controls||Scratch Live functionality|
|2.||Cue||CD Player-style Cue|
|3.||Jog mode||switches between Jog and Scratch modes|
|4.||Range / Key||Keylock|
|5.||Pitch Slider||Scratch Live pitch control|
|6.||Tap||Tap Tempo (Tap at least 4 times to autosave tempo. Hold down to cancel save)|
|7.||Pitch bend +/-||Pitch Bend +/-|
|8.||Paramater knob||Scroll crates /browse / track list|
|9.||Paramater press||Enter Crate / Browser column/ load track|
|10.||Eject / Playlist||Eject track from virtual deck|
|11.||Back||Up a level of your browsing|
|12.||Function Key 1-5||Cues 1-5|
|13.||Memo||Edit Cue Mode|
|14.||Time||Toggle time remaining/ elapsed for display|
|15.||Fast search « »||RW / FF|
|16.||Cont/single||Toggles auto mode|
Please Note: While the Denon DN-HC4500 has the ability to function as a USB sound card, this feature is not used with ScratchLIVE. All audio will be output from the Scratch Live interface as per normal operation.