Cross Fader + Sliders stopped working-What did they hit?

DJMomma Dec 18, 2014 6:20 pm

As the parents of two future DJs we occasionally have the kids DJ with Daddy in the basement, always supervised and careful. Well as they say “shuff happens” and the supervisor unexpectedly got called out of the room for a couple of minutes and returned to the cross fader and levels sliders no longer working with Virtual DJ. He has a wedding gig on Saturday!

Any thoughts of something they may have pushed or turned that we have failed to test? We have tried quite a bit.

Running a Denon DN-MC6000 with Virtual DJ on a MacBook Pro.

Please save the parenting pointers or comments about kids and equipment for somebody else. It maybe be the most expensive thing we have to buy this Christmas, but they will be having fun and spending quality time with their father. End of THAT conversation!

DJ_Boothe Dec 18, 2014 7:54 pm

A likely cause could be that the controller had its midi channel (the data channel which it talks to the computer) changed.

The computer/DJ software is expecting to see data on midi channel 1 (the mc6000 can talk on any of 4 midi channels)

To change the midi channel to channel 1, hold the Shift key and hold the round “browse” button for a few seconds (the lights will flash when you’ve held them long enough)

Midi channel 2, 3 and 4 can be accessed by shift and the other 3 round buttons respectively, if you ever need to change the midi channel for Wierd and wonderful combinations of other midi gear

DJMomma Dec 18, 2014 8:55 pm

Thanks for the info. I’ll see if he checked that. Anything that makes lights flash sounds like a very likely possibility with kids. : ) Thanks!