@keithos27 > Just to clarify, could we please use this thread as the only thread for all your related questions? :D
I just notice we have 3 other threads going and they all could be under 1. lol
Hmm, I find it kinda sad that Native Instruments support doesn't know how to assign a certified product. This is actually the second time in a couple weeks I've heard them tell someone to connect a cable from the back of the Master and back into a channel.
Luckily, you are absolutely correct and you do not need to do that. ;)
I may need to ask a few questions throughout, but I'll try to pick up as much as I can from your other threads and apply it here.
If you are going to be using timecode on the CDJ's, you will not need to buy 2 USB cables and connect the CDJ's to your computer. In order to record or use timecode, your DJM-900 will need to be connected to your computer via USB cable.
If you would like to use the CDJ's in HID mode to control Traktor, then you will need USB cables connecting them to your computer. If you do not have enough ports on your computer, I would recommend using a powered USB hub just to be sure the connection will have an even distribution the entire route. If you use a hub, yes it will need to connect to your computer.
As for the recording part...
I will hopefully be making a video coming up on using the DJM-900 to record with 3rd party software (Audacity), but in the mean time I think this might be able to help you out okay.
This is the comment I sent to the same question the other week where Native Instruments said you need to connect a cable from the Master to another channel to record:
I'm really confused here. Did NI tell you to connect a cable from your Master Out into another channel?
If so, it's not necessary to add any additional cables to the DJM-900 in order to record directly to your computer.
You will need to connect the DJM-900 to your computer via USB, and could you please follow these 2 videos below:
Please follow the information provided about the DJM-900 HERE
Please substitute the DJM-2000 with the DJM-900 in this video HERE (you will not use the system preferences or Audio MIDI Devices for the DJM-900, you will use the DJM-900 Utility)
Please let me know if that helps you out._
_In my personal opinion, I would use the DJM-900 connected via USB to record into Audacity (freeware) as I find it's a better application for recording and with more capabilities and exporting options.
HERE is one final video on setting up Traktor timecode with the DJM-900.
In the "Mixer Output" tab in the DJM-900 utility, please make sure you set a channel as "REC OUT". It doesn't matter which channel as it will not take away from your Traktor setup or the amount of players you can use. I like to use "USB1/2: REC OUT" so that the recording comes through channels 1/2 in Audacity.
Hopefully that is helpful, and I will try to get a video done soon.