This article explains how to setup TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO for Timecode control via Timecode vinyl / CDs using an AUDIO 4 / 8 DJ audio interface. In our example we will be using the AUDIO 8 DJ audio interface.
Note:For Timecode setup with specific Scratch audio interfaces or in TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2, please consult the articles linked in the Related Articles section at the bottom of this page.
- Make sure that TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO is installed and activated on your computer.
- Make sure the driver of the AUDIO 8 DJ is installed and the device is connected to your computer.
- Open TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO, go to the Audio Setup area and choose the AUDIO 8 DJ from the Audio Device drop-down menu.
- Make sure the Input Mode ON TOP of your AUDIO 8 DJ soundcard is set correctly. The display must show Timecode Vinyl (Control Vinyl on older Audio 8 DJs) if you are using a turntable or Timecode CD / Line (Control CD / Line on older Audio 8 DJs) if you are using a CD player. Choosing the wrong Input Mode will result in an incorrect display of the Timecode Panel (i.e. a tiny dot in the middle or a square instead of a circle). You can switch Input Modes by pressing the Input Mode button on the front panel of your AUDIO 8 DJ soundcard.
- In the Input Routing Preferences, make sure the Inputs of the Audio 8 DJ are assigned to the correct channels in Traktor.
- Choose Timecode Setup in the Preferences and assign the corresponding incoming Timecode Inputs to the Decks you want to control, using the Assign to Decks function.
- Close the Preferences. TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO will now to calibrate the Scratch function.
- Make sure the Deck you wish to control via Timecode is in Scratch Control mode. With the Tracking Panels you can monitor if the incoming Timecode signal is OK.