asked this on July 7, 2011, 03:55
CDJ-850 users will be excited to hear that Pioneer has released an updated firmware which resolves an issue with the USB soundcard disconnecting when switching between PC (Computer) and CD sources!
Please visit the CDJ-850 Firmware, Drivers & MIDI Mappings article for more information and a download link.
I don't think that the sync function of the software has been mapped to the player as the player doesn't have a button for that. You could map it yourself.
will there be an update so we can see the waveform from dj software on the 850, like the 900
@Taff > No, sorry.
i mapped the sync function to the reverse buttons on my 850s and it works great.. go to traktor.. controller manager, at the top swich the device to the 850 ( mine is called generic midi after you have loaded the 850 tsi).. go down to add in... tempo, sync.. then go to learn and learn the function to your reverse button. assign the function to deck A.. do this a second time except assign it to deck B and you are good to go.
let me know if you need any help figuring it out..
sorry.. when you are learning the function to the buttons.. do one to the reverse button on the cdj on the left and call it a.. and one to the reverse button on the cdj on the right and call it b..
I think I know what you are saying.The light on the reverse stays illuminated some times when not using sync..
I am experiencing a similar problem with the Vinyl v.s. CD scratch mode. To get the right hand CDJ to function like it is in Vinyl mode I have to press the button so it shows as being in CDJ mode when using the midi. The functionality is the same after doing this but one of the CDJ's looks like it is in CD mode.
Hello there, i've been using the cdj 850's for more than a year now and im running on sl3......Was just wondering that is the use of HID control available for serato users? can i know how the setup is if its available. Thanks
daniel, you need to have 3 USB cables.. (the same type of cable that goes from your SL3 into your computer's usb..) if you need more i recommend www.monoprice.com for the best prices.. if your computer only has 2 usb slots like some do, you will need to buy a usb hub..
once you have all the required parts, simply connect your SL3 and two CDJs via usb to you computer.. you should also connect rca cables from your SL3's output into the input if your mixer.. turn them on and push the buttons on the cdjs that say PC twice each then open serato.. it should recognize them and ask you to select a deck on each.. left deck as 1 and right deck as two.. make sure you change serato to operate in INT mode and then enjoy!!
What HID offers is control of the software without using timecode CDs; better control, more information on the display of the CDJ, etc.
In reply to Andrew Galvin: Thanks a lot for your explanation dude, back here in malaysia not much people set up their serato's with hid control. Im using the dim 350.....is it supported together with the hid control?
The DJM350 doesn't have any connection to the computer so no, it doesn't have HID support.
i have a problem with my 850 and dont know what to do
im trying to connect them to the computer with serato and when i choice the option pc on the decks it says select deck but i cannot do anything any help or advise pls
@Lukasz > You're unable to press the rotary knob to choose that deck? Or rotate the knob to select one of the other decks?
How do modern DJs beatmatch so effortlessly? Are they putting their tracks into ableton? I was watching a video of an hour long DJ set and the DJs were using CDJ 850s, but they barely used the jog wheel during the hour. Wouldnt they need the tempo adjust and or the jog wheel?
@Danny. It depends what program they are using. If you are running traktor or VDJ you can auto sync tracks together so there would be no need to adjust the pitch faders or jog wheel. This would make it very easy to DJ but is relying too heavily on software in my opinion and makes you prone to mistakes due to the lack of control from over automation. It is unlikely that some one would run ableton with CDJs. Most people use midi controllers with ableton and maybe an external mixer.
I run serato with 850s in HID mode and still have to adjust the pitch faders / tempo of the tracks and use the jog wheels to line them up but you can look at what BPM the track is on the computer or CDJ screen.
Is this gonna allow me to use the 850s on a hub? As we all know macbooks only have 2-USB ports and when i use my cdjs with serato im forced to use a hub.
i ask because when i use the usb hub, the cdj850's become VERY glitchy.
@Justin > Yes, you can connect using a hub. In what way does it become glitchy? The more information you can supply us with, the better we can help you.
Both CDJ-350 and CDJ-850 got new firmware (1.0.8) few weeks ago, but interesting thing is that none of bugs that we reported was fixed.
Firmware 1.0.6 was out in July 2011, Firmware 1.0.8 was out in July or August 2012...
One whole year passed away and there was no progress, except "Improved output accuracy of the time code signals in DVS operation using CONTROL CD."
What about this error that was reported in November 2011: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIHnIo_JsOM
will it can creat any harm to my cdj 850 if i use it as a midi controller for traktor pro 2........
I guess I complain alot on here, so I might as well give props when it's due. Timecode support is MUCH tighter with the new firmware than before. Well-done. That's with Version 1.08
@Kiki > I don't understand from that video why you would press Cue to stop the currently playing track before moving on to the next one....?
@Susanz > No, of course not - the players are designed to work just like this.
@Brandon > Thanks for the feedback.
Bonjour, je n'ai pas trop regardé les commentaires donc je ne sais pas si cela a été dit ou pas, mais ça serai bien de faire une mise à jour pour améliorer la qualité des boucles (si possible, bien sûr), car je pense que je ne suis pas le seul à faire des boucles en live (certes je peux en faire avec RekordBox mais si on les appels en live cela fera un blanc dans la musique, en live il n'y en a pas) et cela serai vraiment pratique, on entend bien qu'on a fait une boucle vu que ça saute le son, mais en parallèle avec une autre music ça peut passer mais souvent non, car je connais le defaut par exemple en 4 temps, on doit accélérer le tempo de 0.34% puis en 2 temps de 0.68% et ainsi de suite, normalement on est pas censé le faire nous-même. Voilà.
@DJ Val' : C'est un des commentaires que nous avons tous dits dans l'autre page. Il y a un probleme avec les boucles, ce qui rend l'utilisation tres dificile. On espere que Pioneer nous rendra un patch pour le regler, parce que la verite est que c'est un probleme qui derange assais.
ah d'accord, merci d'avoir répondu.
de rien Dj Val'
@DJ Val: Merci pour votre commentaire. Nous allons continuer à améliorer les performances sur tous nos produits lorsque cela est possible.
Cela a été un moment depuis que j'ai pratiqué mon français, donc je m'excuse pour les erreurs.
Any news on a update for the 850s at all?
Hi i recently purchased 2 cdj 850's and i want to run them with my serato SL1. I'm having an issue connecting it to serato. I have my usb out from the cdjs and sl1 box to my laptop. The cdjs won't allow me to select a deck with the rotary selector after it says connected to my laptop. Is anyone else having this issue? If not can someone pleas help me?
@Paul > If you are having issues in future, please open your own thread. To address your question, what computer / OS are you on? What are the specs? How have you everything connected?
@gavin alright i will take that in mind next time.
I'm using a Sony Vaio Laptop with windows 7. I connected my SL1 box to my laptop and connected my cdjs with a usb hub the first time. I then tried to connect a cdj straight to my computer and i was still having the same issue. It will not allow me to choose a deck after it says connected.
@Paul > Start again by disconnecting everything, ensure you have any CDJ850 drivers installed on your computer and then start connecting things up again (don't use the hub for the time being).
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