How to Set Up Behringer DDM4000 Mixer as a MIDI Controller for Virtual DJ
If you have a Behringer DDM4000 mixer and want to use it as a MIDI controller for Virtual DJ, you might be wondering how to set it up properly. In this article, we will show you how to do that in a few simple steps.
The Behringer DDM4000 is a 4-channel digital DJ mixer with a built-in sampler, effects processor, and MIDI interface. It has 32 assignable controls that can be mapped to any MIDI function in Virtual DJ. However, you need to download and install a mapper file that tells Virtual DJ how to communicate with the mixer.
Step 1: Download and Install the Mapper File
The mapper file is a zipped file that contains two XML files: one for the mixer and one for the sampler. You can download the mapper file from this link: http://masutrix.nl/Behringer-ddm4000-midi-mapper-for-virtual-dj/ [^1^].
Once you have downloaded the file, unzip it and copy the two XML files to the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\YourName\\Documents\\VirtualDJ\\Mappers. If you have a different installation path for Virtual DJ, adjust accordingly.
Step 2: Connect the Mixer to Your Computer
Next, you need to connect the mixer to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure the mixer is turned on and set to MIDI mode. To do that, press the MODE button on the top right corner of the mixer until the MIDI LED lights up.
Then, open Virtual DJ and go to Settings > Controllers. You should see the Behringer DDM4000 listed as a MIDI device. Select it and click Apply.
Step 3: Configure the Audio Settings
Now, you need to configure the audio settings in Virtual DJ to use the mixer as your sound card. Go to Settings > Audio Setup and choose External Mixer as your audio configuration. Then, select Behringer DDM4000 as your sound card for both inputs and outputs.
You can also adjust the latency and sample rate settings according to your preference. A lower latency means less delay between your actions and the sound output, but it may cause audio glitches if your computer is not powerful enough. A higher sample rate means better sound quality, but it may consume more CPU resources.
Step 4: Enjoy Your MIDI Controller
Congratulations! You have successfully set up your Behringer DDM4000 mixer as a MIDI controller for Virtual DJ. You can now use the mixer's knobs, faders, buttons, and jog wheels to control various functions in Virtual DJ, such as volume, EQ, crossfader, cue points, loops, effects, samples, etc.
To learn more about how each control is mapped to Virtual DJ, you can refer to this video tutorial by masutrix: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=H_CsvB-qGCU [^1^]. You can also customize the mapping according to your own preference by editing the XML files in the Mappers folder.
We hope this article was helpful for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below. Happy mixing! aa16f39245