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CDJ 400 & Recordbox DJ - HID & Midi

Hello,

I am a Traktor user but have been thinking of switching to Rekordbox DJ. One of the things I like about traktor is the fact that it allows me to midi map hot cues and some other functionality to my CDJ 400.

I was able to test the decks with Rekordbox DJ and the set up is a breeze, however the software won't recognise them in the MIDI window. The effects buttons on the CDJs, which I would normally map to my hot cues are automatically mapped to fx on/off toggle switches.

Is there any way I can modify this at all? Or is it unachievable purely because of the age of the decks?

Thank you in advance,

Angel

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This is because the CDJ-400 is actually operating in a higher-quality HID communication mode.

I'll pass along your comments to the product team to see if they might change this to allow some remapping.

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same Problem here! pls allow custom mappings at least for some Buttons.

no Problem with Traktor vdj and mixvibes :-)

Daniel Ventura 0 voti
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That would be fantastic.

Thank you in advance and please keep me posted on how this goes.

Angel

Angel Aksentiev 0 voti
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I won't likely be providing an update to this topic unless I have anything affirmative, so you'll just have to watch rekordbox update logs to see if there are changes.

Pulse 0 voti
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Sorry - the engineers have confirmed this is unable because it works as an HID device and can not be changed as it's not sending MIDI. This can't be changed.

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sorry pulse, thats simply not true, the cdj400 is sending midi.

just check the manual page 21 ;-)

Traktor, vdj, mixvibes, etc can map the buttons without problems since years now :-)

Daniel Ventura 0 voti
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btw: the cdjs are sending hid & midi at the same time, you can easy check this with a midi monitor while spinning in hid mode :-)

Daniel Ventura 0 voti
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I can map the Cdj 400. But the original control is still active. Is there a way of removing the hid mapping of ex. the reverse button? I would like it to function as slip on and off. 

Mathis Fcyn 0 voti
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@Mathisfcyn - Are you mapping them in Rekordbox DJ? If so, how are you able to enable to software to recognise them as midi devices?

Cheers

Angel Aksentiev 0 voti
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The cdj is under the midi-device select. It is named usb device. 

Mathis Fcyn 0 voti
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To clarify: yes, the CDJ does still send MIDI, but with rekordbox it is only used in HID and no remapping is available.

Pulse 0 voti
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Pulse. That is not true. On my Macbook, i am able to map the CDJ-400. It is named "USB Device" and is listed under my X1 and F1. I am however not able to map my cdj-350´s.

Mathis Fcyn 0 voti
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However, when i map a control on the 400, the original control (eks. REVERSE) stays mapped. So it is not that useful.

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Sorry to revisit this old topic. I was wondering if the CDJ 850 can be mapped in rekordbox. Has anyone tried to do this at all?

Thanks

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@Pulse - Thank you very much for the speedy reply. The diagrams are much appreciated and proved very helpful. Are we able to request changes to this configuration at all? (bit optimistic, I know, but thought I'd ask).

Thanks

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