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Mixer FX Window

The Mixer FX window contains controls that allow you to map the High, Mid., Low, Filter, and FX section of your mixer to visual effects in MixEmergency. This window can be shown/hidden from the Window menu, or by using the Mixer FX window button on the Main window.

The High, Mid., and Low controls are automatically mapped to your Rane mixer or Serato DJ controller when Scratch Live or Serato DJ are running. The Filter and FX sections require manual MIDI mapping, which is unavailble on Rane mixers when used with Scratch Live.

Mixer FX View

The Mixer FX view contains the basic controls for mapping visual effects to your mixer's controls. This view has 2 channel strips, and one effect mapping area.

Channel Strips

  • Knobs - Each knob can be MIDI mapped to your mixer.
  • Pink Buttons - These buttons can be used to enable/disable the effect of the knob in the counter-clockwise direction.
  • Yellow Buttons - These buttons can be used to enable/disable the effect of the knob in the clockwise direction.

FX Mapping Area

For the High, Mid., Low, and Filter sections, there are 4 individual mapping sections. Those coloured Pink are for the counter-clockwise direction of the corresponding knob. Those coloured Yellow are for the clockwise directino of the corresponding knob.

In the FX section, there are 12 individual mapping sections. Only 2 of these are applied at one time. The mappings to be applied are selected using the green buttons to the left of the mapping sections.

Mixer FX Edit View

The Mixer FX Edit View allows you to edit how the position of the corresponding knob will control the visual effect.

The view contains controls to edit the Title, select the effect (FX), select the Blend Mode, and 3 sections that allow you to map the Mix, Parameter 1, and Parameter 2, of the selected effect.

Within the 3 mapping sections, you can select the Mode (Direct, or Beats), the number of Beats (for the Beat mode), and edit the graph of how the knob or beat position will be applied to the parameter.

The vertical axis of each Mapping Graph corresponds to the parameter value (e.g. 0%-100%).

When the Direct Mode is selected, the horizontal axis of the Mapping Graph corresponds to the distance from the resting point of the knob (the center for the High, Mid., Low, and Filter knobs, and fully counter-clockwise for the FX knob). There are 2 indicators (an orange point for Channel 1, and a pink point for Channel 2) that indicate the current mapping position when the knob is moved.

There are 3 graphs within the Mapping Graph when the Beat Mode is selected. You can choose which one to edit by clicking either the Blend, Start, or End buttons that will appear along the top of the Mapping Graph. The first graph is the Blend Graph. The horizontal axis for this Graph corresponds to the position of the knob, and the vertical axis corresponds to the blend between the Start and End graphs (0% = the Start Graph, 100% = the End Graph). The other two graphs (Start and End) have a vertical axis that corresponds to the effect parameter (e.g. 0%-100%). The horizontal axis of these Mapping Graphs corresponds to the position within the number of beats selected by the Beats control.

Editing the Mapping Graphs

The Mix, Parameter 1, and Parameter 2 mapping graphs allow you to create complex animations.

To add a new point:

  1. Right-click, and then select "Add Point", or
  2. Left-click while holding the Command key, or
  3. Double-click

To remove a point:

  1. Right-click on a point, and select "Remove Point", or
  2. Left-click while holding the Command key on a point, or
  3. Double-click on a point

To extend a control point (for a smooth bezier curve):

  1. Hold down the alt/option key while clicking on a point

To have fine control over a point:

  1. Hold down the shift key while clicking on a point
Minimum Requirements - Mac (2010 model or later) - Mac OS X 10.8.5 - Scratch Live 1.9.2, Serato DJ 1.6, or Serato DJ Pro