VirtualDek 2.0 Screenshots and Explanations (designed for 1024x768 screen resolution, optimum)
 
 

The Settings Control Panel

Detailed Description of Each Flashing Number:

1

Check here to Enable the Patterned Backdrop

2
Check here to Enable the Showing of the VirtualDek 2.0 Logo when the program starts.
3
Check here to Enable Deck Autostart. Autostart attempts to make life easier by automatically playing the Deck when certain things are done such as Loading the Deck, Moving the Arm/Needle or Clicking on the WaveDisplay to play from a certain point.
4
Check here to Enable Mouse Hover Select. Mouse Hover Select when enabled allows you to simply glide your mouse cursor over the Deck or WaveDisplay to activate that Deck to accept Keyboard input and to be the Monitored Deck or Cue Deck. The flashing red keyboard shows that the Deck has been Activated for Keyboard Input and to be Monitored/Cued from the USB Headset.
5
Check here to Enable Cueing of Region '1' Start. This feature will Cue to the Region '1' Start Position when you load a song onto a Deck. Use this if you plan to define Region 1 as a Start or Cueing point for your Songs so that you do not have to do any Cueing when loading songs. Normally, you would define the starting position of Region '1' at the first Bass Drum of a Dance Song. Use with AutoDJ to ensure a better change of a BeatMatch when AutoDJ attempts to Mix songs in time, otherwise AutoDJ will simply Cue at the start of the song where there may not be any Beats present for Syncronization. This feature works best when Deck Autostart (3) is Disabled.
6
Check this if the Sound Card/Device in your Computer does NOT support Full Duplex operation. Most sound cards today support Full Duplex so this feature is only present to allow users with older cards to Disable the Aux-In section of VirtualDek 2.0 as Aux-In cannot be supported using a Non Full Duplex Sound Card/Device. Full Duplex means that a Sound Card/Device is capable of Playback and Record Capture Simultaneously. To operate the Aux-In (which is a Record/Capture channel) and also the Playback of Songs, VirtualDek 2.0 requires Sound Hardware that supports Full Duplex capability.
7
 Available for Slower Machines, Check this feature to Disable the Master Out Equalizer. The Equalizer is the Bass, Mid and Treble Controls on the Main Panel Mixer. The Equalizer does consume considerable CPU resources and can restrict the ability of VirtualDek 2.0 to run properly on slower machines, therefore this feature was included for backward compatibility.
8
  Available for Slower Machines, Check this feature to Disable the VU Displays. The VU Displays do consume considerable CPU resources and can restrict the ability of VirtualDek 2.0 to run properly on slower machines, therefore this feature was included for backward compatibility.
9
  Available for Slower Machines, Check this feature to Disable the Beat Display. The Beat Display does consume considerable CPU resources and can restrict the ability of VirtualDek 2.0 to run properly on slower machines, therefore this feature was included for backward compatibility.
10
  Available for Slower Machines, Check this feature to Disable Deck Animation. The rendering and Animation (Spinning) of the Deck Vinyl and also the rendering of the Deck's Arm/Needle does consume considerable CPU resources and can restrict the ability of VirtualDek 2.0 to run properly on slower machines, therefore this feature was included for backward compatibility.
11
Enables you to adjust the Auto Crossfade speed or duration. Values available are in seconds and range from 5 to 30 seconds.
12
Master Out Device selector. Here you can select the Sound Device which you wish to use as your Master Output. This is normally your Main Soundcard Device in your computer. You can select any Sound Device that is present and installed in your computer. For example, you may have a SoundBlaster and a Turtle Beach SoundCard present and wish to use the Turtle Beach Soundcard for Master out because of it's extremely high quality.
13
Monitor Out Device selector. Here you can select the Sound Device which you wish to use as your Monitor Output. This is normally your USB Headset. You can select any Sound Device that is either internally or externally connected to your PC. For example, you may not have a USB Headset and therefore you may wish to use a second SoundCard present in your computer to use for your Monitor Channel which you could plug an analogue headset into.
14
Aux In Device selector. Here you can select the Sound Device which you wish to use as your Aux In (Record/Capture) Input. This is normally the same device as your Master Out device (12) but can be any device available in the list. For example, you may wish to use the USB Headset's Microphone, in which case you would select the USB Headset Device. Another example is to use a high quality Microphone such as a Shure Prologue plugged into your Main internal Soundcard in which case you would select the Main internal SoundCard / Device as your Aux-In.
15
This is the Audio Buffersize. Getting this value correct is important if you wish to have the best reaction (latency) times when using VirtualDek 2.0 and especially when scratching. Also you may need to adjust this if you are experiencing the sound cutting out or distorting. Basically, the lower that you can get this value without any problems with the sound, the better. You can experiment and try every value out until the lowest value is obtained without any audible problems or cutting out etc...
16
This is the Number of Audio Buffers that the VirtualDek 2.0 Audio Engine will use for each sound device for Playback, Capture and Recording. The more buffers that you can use, the better quality audio and more stability of audio. Again, you can experiment as you did in 15 to obtain the optimum value.
17
This is the Filter Mode for Deck A. Three Filter modes are available, LPF, BPF and HPF. The LPF mode (short for Low Pass Filter) will allow all frequencies below the Cutoff to be heard. The BPF mode (short for Band Pass Filter) will allow all frequencies around the Cutoff to be heard. The HPF mode (short for High Pass Filter) will allow all frequencies above the Cutoff to be heard.
18
Check this Enable inversion of the Phaser effect output. The Phaser effect is generated by duplication a copy of the original sound and Phasing it at a time offset that is modulated against the original sound causing a intermediate frequency to be heard. This intermediate frequency tends to rise and fall. This effect has always been very popular in DJ performances when DJ's used to get two identical copies of records and play them at the same speed and position causing a phasing effect. Inverting the Phaser effect causes it to sound tubular as if the sound is passing through a variable length tube and adds some variation to your productions / performances.
19
This is the Filter Mode for Deck B. Explanation available above (17).
20
Check this Enable inversion of the Phaser effect output. Explanation available above (18).
21
Click 'Cancel' to Exit the Settings Control Panel without saving any changes that you have made.
22
Click 'OK' to Apply and Save any changes that you have made. This will close the Settings Control Panel as well.

 

 
 
<< Go Back