This setup guide explains how to set up TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 to control playback via Timecode from an external turntable or CD player when using a DENON DN-X 1600 mixer.
Note: If Timecode control does not work after following the steps below, refer to the chapter 12.8.1 Calibration Troubleshooting in the
Traktor Pro 2 Manual.
Setting up the DN-X 1600
- Connect the Denon DN-X1600 to its power supply (and not to the computer's USB port) and power it up.
- Press the UTILITY button.
- Using the EFX/Select knob, select System and push down the knob.
- Using the EFX / Select knob, select PC/MAC and push down the knob.
- Further define your selection by choosing Mac if you are using an Apple computer or PC if you are using a Windows computer.
- Push down the knob again when you have made your selection.
- Connect the DENON DN-X1600 to your computer via USB.
- Hold down the Utility button until you see Device? appear.
- Select OK by turning and pushing down the EFX/Select knob.
- Set the Source Sel switches at the top of each channel on the Denon to P1, P2, P3, P4.
Connecting the Turntables / CD Players
- If you are using Timecode vinyl, connect the turntables to the PHONO inputs of Line 2 and 3.
- If you are using Timecode CDs, connect the CD players to the CD inputs of Line 2 and 3.
Setting up TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2
- Open TRAKTOR and select Start Setup Wizard from the Help menu.
- When asked if using an external controller, select Yes and click Next.
- Select Denon as the manufacturer and the DN-X1600 as the model.
- In the DECK LAYOUT SELECTION, choose 2 Track Decks (Scratch).
- Complete the Setup Wizard, then quit and start TRAKTOR again.
- Open the Output Routing in TRAKTOR's Preferences and make sure that all the inputs are configured correctly.
- Open Input Routing in TRAKTOR's Preferences and make sure that all the inputs are configured correctly.
- In TRAKTOR, switch the Layout to Extended view in the top right corner of TRAKTOR to display the Platter / Scope panels. Press the Calibrate button in the Scopes to receive the Timecode signal.
- Enable either Relative Mode or Absolute Mode by clicking on one of the respective symbols next to the play button on the deck. For more information on this, refer to the chapter 12.6 Tracking Modes in the Traktor Pro 2 Manual.
- TRAKTOR is now ready for Timecode control. As soon as you start playback of a timecode vinyl or CD, the Scope Panel will show a circular representation of the timecode signal and your track will play.