@David > Be sure you have your "thru" connections from the SL box connected to the mixer. ;)
Playing *normal* vinyl on DJM 800 w/ Serato Scratch Live
So I feel quite embarrassed about this, but I can't figure out how to play a normal vinyl record (please, don't mock me!). I have a DJM800 which I use with Serato Scratch Live. I had a Denon mixer before this, which I could just switch from Line to Phono to play records, but that's not working here.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,
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hi pules. yeah, i have those connected.....
i kinda stumped here......>.<
sorry, i meant pulse.......not pules......
Well, sorry to be a buzzkill, but you might be confusing something... there's no way on the Denon with an SL3 you could just switch (on the denon) from line to phono input and have it work, unless you were working with splitter cables (like the NI multicores)
The SL3 has 3 inputs and 3 outputs, so it doesn't actually have a dedicated "thru" output for you to connect to your phono ins on the 800... the way to play regular vinyl with this setup is software oriented, meaning, you have a switch on each deck on your Serato that says "THRU", click that and you will hear your regular vinyl without having to do anything on the mixer (well, except adjusting the gain as you wish to have it match what you're playing, hehe)
...being the idiot that I am, I assumed an SL3 and didn't notice you didn't mention which one you had, lol...
On the SL1, connect left and right decks OUTPUT - THRU to your djm 800's PHONO inputs (remember, ch1 doesn't have phono)
sorry, i suppose i should have been more specific in my initial posting.....i have an SL1.
but i'll check the software nonetheless. thank you!
got it. thanks!
damn...actually, i had everything set up just as you mentioned.....i have the *thrus* on the SL connected to the Phono inputs (and the lines connected to the line outputs) on channels 3 and 4.
but still nothing.....>.<
*sigh* there I was writing a whole post worth of nothingness :P
Ok, like I said, with the SL1 things should be very straightforward (and I actually prefer switching on the mixer than on software... hence why even after going over to traktor 2 I still bought the multicores for easy switching).
Just double check your connections to make sure you have what I wrote above, in which case it should work like a charm ;)
humm, lemme think about this for a couple of minutes...
Dude, sorry to have to ask this, but please double check that EVERYTHING else is constant, meaning: play a track with timecode on serato, make sure you are hearing it, and then just switch to phono on the djm, you don't hear the actual timecode vinyl playing (the high-pitched timecode noise)?
I mean, if not, my best advice is look at the software (it's been a while, don't remember if there could be something in there), and even give the "thru" button a go (if it shows up on your software)... if all else fails, connect your turntable directly to the phono inputs and play a regular vinyl... if that works well it means it's not the phono inputs on the djm, and it's probably a problem on the SL1 :/
yeah...one of the first things i did before coming here to pose my question was run a test with the control vinyl to make sure i have everything correct.
i just tried again, and the time coded vinyl works fine. when i flip over to phono on the mixer i get the proper screeching noise....but still, nothing with a regular record.
i suppose i'll go the easy way and plug directly into my phono inputs.......or throw away all my records!
thanks for your help anyways!
Wait wait wait... you mean when your playing an mp3 through serato (and consequently the line input) and you flip the switch you hear the timecode vinyl screeching noise? Cuz this would mean it's all fine! You should be able to play regular records that way! (I mean, what you're hearing is the "regular" sound of the timecode)... puzzled
Try different records? adjust the trim just to make sure?
BTW - the easy way you describe means not using serato, if you plug direct to phono inputs... or changing everytime you want to play a regular record (buuuu)
sorry.....i got ahead of myself there.
i *am* hearing the timecode vinyl screeching noise. so everything is set up correctly (which is good to know!). so i dunno why a regular ol' record won't come out of the speakers. i'll fiddle with the trim and stuff to try to get it. or maybe this particular record is just wack (so to speak)...(^_^)
Yup, if you hear the timecode noise just fine, you should be all set! Try a couple of diferent records, I guess...
Just don't do what I did with a mate when we were setting up at a festival and could NOT get the timecode to track/calibrate on one side... after fiddling with the software for what must have been 30mins and thinking it was the needles, I finally noticed that the lever to hold the tonearm was up, meaning the goddamn thing wasn't even touching the record the whole time, lol :P
Sometimes it's the little things ;)
so......uh........here's what happened:
i just realized that whenever i was getting set to try a regular record, i would quit the SSL program.........which explains why nothing would come out of the speakers.....d'oh!
so now i just put on a record and played it while i was still in the SSL program and behold (!), music.
damn.......the little things, indeed!
color me thoroughly embarrassed!
Hahahaha, yup, that would do it!
That's why, when I still had an SL1, I bought a power supply (check power requirements on SL1), that way even after shutting down serato or disconnecting the USB plug, you can still play regular vinyl ;)
thanks for all your help!
I have to say that I did have a little laugh reading all the replies and getting caught up with this thread. Sometimes the end result / fix is the best part.
Glad you got it fixed David! :)