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Recording Hi i was wondering if it is possible to record from a DJM500 mixer i cant see that theres a Record Output

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I always use either one of the Master Output's (you have two, ones a jack the other a phono so use the one you've not got pklugged into your amp), or the monitor output...assuming you're not already using these for instance in a club environment.

Personally I've been using a phono to headphones jack cable from the monitor putput into my laptop (using Soundforge to record), the advantage being you can change the level of the recording volume using the monitor vol, without affecting your Master Volume whilst you're having a mix!

Hope that helps...

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It sounds like either the inputs are not assigned or the tracks are not armed for recording (or both).

Here is a quick explanation of the procedure involved in recording with the DP-02 that I posted for another person who was asking for some basic instruction on how to record. You might be missing a step somewhere along the line as for instance you will still see the meters move even if you don't have the inputs assigned or don't have any tracks armed, but the DP-02 won't record anything until you do both.


To record you need to first assign your input to a track, then arm the track for recording, and then press play + record at the same time.

1. So you would patch your mixer output, mic or instrument into an input on your DP01 (say input A). You can run some audio to set the level with the input level knob (located next to input A on the front panel).

2. Then to assign that input to a track simply press and hold the 'input A' button and then press the 'rec' button of the track you with to record on. The 'rec' button will flash rapidly to indicate that the input is assigned to the track.

(To assign the input to a different track you have to clear the input assignment from the first track and assign the input to a new track. To clear an assignment press the input assign key, A in this case, and the track it's assigned to will flash its 'rec' button. Hold down the input assign key and then press the flashing 'rec' button. The button will stop flashing and the input can then be assigned to another track by following step 2 again).

3. Next, to arm the track for recording simply press the 'rec' button for that track. The 'rec' button with flash slowly.

4. To begin recording press play + record together in the transport section and the 'rec' light for the armed track will stop flashing and light steadily. Press 'stop' to end recording.

This should get you started. The operation of the DP02 is actually pretty intuitive once you've gone through it a couple of times (which is one of the real strengths of the unit). You'll be multitracking like an expert in no time.

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You then have some options. You can control the amount of effected signal you hear while recording by adjusting the faders of the two wet tracks and you can either record the dry signal or the wet signal (or both) onto separate tracks.

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