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DJ Studios

We hope that this page will help you get started. While our studios are on 24/7, we are not. If we're not available please reach out via email contact@sleeplessstudios.io.

FAQs

New To DJing? 

We've got you covered, we've found these helpful videos that will help you along the way. 

Step 1: Exporting Music to a USB

Part 2 - CJs All You Need To Know

Part 3 - Pioneer CDJ & Mixer Walkthrough

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IS THERE NO SOUND THROUGH THE SPEAKERS?

Don't worry check these steps first

Please make sure to have tracks playing on both CDJs first. If you have no sound coming out of the speakers

01

Check the speakers are powered on

they should have LED lights on the front of them. There is a switch on the back of the speaker itself, as well as one on the socket at the wall.

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02

Check the channels of the DJM

There is a mode selection dial at the top of each channel. Select LINE if using a USB stick. If using a laptop, select A or B depending on which port (A or B) your 3rd USB cable from your laptop goes into on the DJM.  If you're in our Leeds location, please set all dials to DIGITAL instead.

03

Check the CDJs are routed into the Line In ports on the back of the DJM

here should be a red and white RCA cable going from the Audio Out ports on the CDJ to the Line In ports on the back of the DJM.
If you're in Leeds, make sure there are two single RCA pins coming from both CDJ that are connected to two DIGITAL inputs, in the bottom right part of the back of the DJM, eg. DIGITAL CH 1 and DIGITAL CH2.

ARE YOU HEARING DISTORTION?

If you are hearing distortion, please turn down the TRIM knob on each channel, making sure the channels' LED aren't turning red - they should stay green. If that's too low in volume, turn up the MASTER volume knob instead. It's the one to the right of channel 4.
If you are experiencing distortion and you are playing from your laptop (ie. via Serato, Rekordbox or Traktor) it's most likely that the Master output volume on your software is too loud. Find the Master volume knob on your software (eg. in Traktor is at the top of the window) and turn it down until you hear no more distortion. Make sure to double check the DJM's grey TRIM knobs and its MASTER volume knob too - they should all light up green LEDs only.

Connecting Your Laptop To CDJS

CDJ 3000's (Pro Room)

To use the CDJ 3000s and the DJM mixer as controllers for your DJ software such as Serato, Rekordbox or Traktor, the process is virtually the same as for CDJ 900 NXS and is named HID mode. You will need to bring the following:

3 USB A-B cables, 2 going from your laptop to each CDJ and one for the DJM - they only accept USB B (see picture below). 3 cables are needed because our decks are not linked to the DJM automatically, so each component will need to be connected to your laptop. 


A USB hub with 3 USB A ports — to connect the CDJs together, with the DJM straight into your laptop OR to connect the CDJs and DJM together into one port of your laptop


The full paid version of DJ software such as Rekordbox, Traktor or Serato


Windows users only - The updated Pioneer drivers on your laptop

 

In short, the connection takes places with each USB A-B cable connecting into the USB hub and into the laptop (or the DJM directly into it and the CDJ into the USB hub), as shown below:

 


 

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CDJ 900 NXS (Standard Room)

At the moment, you can only connect and use your laptop in HID mode with the equipment in our DJ studios. You will need to bring the following:

3 USB A-B cables, 2 going from your laptop to each CDJ and one for the DJM - they only accept USB B (see picture below). 3 cables are needed because our decks are not linked to the DJM automatically, so each component will need to be connected to your laptop. 


A USB hub with 3 USB A ports — to connect the CDJs together, with the DJM straight into your laptop OR to connect the CDJs and DJM together into one port of your laptop


The full paid version of DJ software such as Rekordbox, Traktor or Serato
Windows users only - The updated Pioneer drivers on your laptop

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