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DDJ-400 Tempo Slider Sensitivity

Hello, I have tried the tempo settings at all the different values in rekordbox (WIDE, +6, +10, +16) but it is EXTREMELY difficult for me to get the BPM to an even value I want, 130.00 for example, because the slider is so sensitive.

It is much more difficult than other turntables I have used, including other Pioneer products. (given this is my first time mixing with rekordbox)

For example, I have a track playing at 135 and I want to bring the other track up to that BPM, but I can only get it at 134.95 or 135.16, etc. No matter how hard I try, I can't get it to 135. If I somehow can, it takes anywhere from 30sec - 1 minute.

Again, I have tried it on +6, +10, +16 and wide, and even though +6 is a bit better, it's still extremely difficult.

I would be content just using sync once I'm close, but sometimes I need to change the bpm of both tracks and I would rather not sync them together at some arbitrary BPM such as 134.91 (as per my previous example).

Is there ANY way I can fix/change this?

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If deck A is already playing at 135 and you can't quite nail that exact percentage pitch on deck B, simply hit the SYNC button. It will lock the two players at EXACTLY the same pitch.

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As I stated in the post, I have been doing that, but it doesn't help when I want to adjust both tracks (say deck a is 132 and b is 137 and I want to bring them together) because then I would be syncing to 134.97 or something.

This isn't the end of the world I suppose but was just curious if there's any file or something I could edit to fix it.

austener 1 vote
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Just because you hit the sync doesn't stop the pitch slider from working.

You can simply sync to the tempo of one of the decks then move the slider closer to your desired tempo which would change the tempo of both decks.

Also consider that the difference between 134.97 and 135 isn't even worth a conversation.

LS 0 votes
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I realise that, my main point is that it takes significantly longer to get to a desired bpm using the slider (even if I was satisfied with 134.97) because the slider is so sensitive. So I'll have to go 134.45 - 136.45 - 134.89 - 136.27 continuously up and down before it even gets close. I realise this happens to some extent on CDJs as well but it's been debilitating here.

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@austener > The resolution of that shorter pitch fader on the DDJ-400 will not be as accurate as that of any CDJ in our product line, and as such, it will be harder to hit exactly the value you're wanting -- but as @LS points out, there is no conversation to be had when you're aiming for 135 and the actual deck is playing at 134.97; this is a difference of 0.022% and would never be noticed by anyone, especially with both decks in sync.

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when i change the tempo the key automatically changes as well, how can iprevent the key from altering when im changing the tempo?

 

Botao Zhou 0 votes
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@Boato > Press the MT (Master Tempo) button.

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I wish there was an option in Rekordbox to round the tempo to the nearest tenth (like the CDJs) rather than provide adjustability in the 100ths. I'd rather the slider go "128.1, 128.2, 128.3..." than "128.11, 128.12, 128.13..." The difference between 128 and 127.95 might be minor, but the difference between 128 and 128.09 seems like a problem.

Chris Tipton-King 0 votes
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I'm having issues with this too.

I have actually already tried to circumvent this with the suggestion to move one to the tempo I need it to be at and then syncing the other one to it... However when I uncheck sync and try to make any tempo adjustments it doesn't register until I drastically move it one way or the other. It seems to lock the tempo in place and I spend the entire song trying to figure out how to unlock it without screwing up the mix. 

Is there a way to get rid of this lock?

Shade Moriarti 0 votes
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@Chris > Sorry, the fader itself simply doesn't have the resolution accuracy for that.

@Shade > That's known as "latched" or "hardware pickup" and unfortunately no, the only way to do it is to move the hardware to the value of the software in order to then make the change.

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Thanks for the info. I had no idea that matching it with the software would do it. That will probably make things a little smoother.

Shade Moriarti 0 votes
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