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-The Gemini G4V is a 2 deck controller that supports 4 virtual decks and has a built-in 4 channel USB soundcard.+The Gemini G4V is a 2 deck controller that supports 4 virtual decks, a 4 way mixer and has a built-in 4 channel USB soundcard.
  
-  ​* [[http://​www.mixxx.org/​forums/​viewtopic.php?​f=7&t=8185|Mixxx Forum Thread]]+It includes a Microphone input line, an Aux input line and an Booth output line. This lines are not going thorugh the soundcard but mixed directly at the controller. They are not accessible nor controlled by Mixx so they will not appear in any recording nor is possible to control them via the Mixxx screen interface. 
 + 
 +This documentation is for the functionalities of the official controller (to be) included with Mixxx. For the documentation of the old controller available in the wiki, please use the Old Revisions button. 
 + 
 +  ​* [[https://​www.mixxx.org/​forums/​viewtopic.php?​f=6&t=12919|Mixxx Forum Thread]]
   * [[http://​geminisound.com/​product/​g4v|Manufacturer'​s product page]]   * [[http://​geminisound.com/​product/​g4v|Manufacturer'​s product page]]
-  * [[http://geminisound.com/wp-content/uploads/G2V-G4V-User-Manual.pdf|Manufacturer'​s manual]]+  * [[https://www.manualslib.com/manual/826563/Gemini-G4v.html|Manufacturer'​s manual]]
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 ===== Mixxx Sound Hardware Preferences ===== ===== Mixxx Sound Hardware Preferences =====
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 ==== Deck Select Buttons ==== ==== Deck Select Buttons ====
   * Just below the Tempo slider on either side of the board is a Deck Sel button (1|3 on the left and 2|4 on the right). These buttons toggle the controls on the board between the virtual decks.   * Just below the Tempo slider on either side of the board is a Deck Sel button (1|3 on the left and 2|4 on the right). These buttons toggle the controls on the board between the virtual decks.
-  * When the button is lit up, the first deck (1 on the left or 2 on the right) is the active virtual deck +  * When the button is not lit, the first deck (1 on the left or 2 on the right) is the active virtual deck 
-  * When the button is flashing, the second deck (3 on the left or 4 on the right) is the active virtual deck+  * When the button is lit up, the second deck (3 on the left or 4 on the right) is the active virtual deck
  
-==== Transport Controls ​====+==== Library controls ​==== 
 +  * The Back button toggles the Browse knob's control between the folders list and the track list in the library display 
 +  * The Browse knob scrolls up and down through the active list in the library display, if there is a track loaded in the preview deck it will move the play position back and forward 
 +  * Shift+Browse knob while the left panel is active expand and collapses the different folders 
 +  * Pressing the Browse knob while the track list is active will load the selected track in the preview deck and start playing in the headphone, if the preview deck is already loaded it will unload it 
   * The LOAD buttons at the top of the board load the selected track from the library into the respective virtual deck   * The LOAD buttons at the top of the board load the selected track from the library into the respective virtual deck
 +  * Pressing Shift+LOAD unloads the respective deck
 +
 +==== Transport Controls ====
   * The deck's Play/Pause, CUE, and SYNC buttons work as normal on the active virtual deck   * The deck's Play/Pause, CUE, and SYNC buttons work as normal on the active virtual deck
-  * The deck's CUP buttons ​will seek the track to the start and stops it when the track is not playing and will start playback from the beginning of the track when the track is playing +  * The deck's CUP buttons will start playback from the beginning of the track
-  * The Back button toggles the Browse knob's control between the left and right panel of the library display +
-  * The Browse knob scrolls up and down through the active panel in the library display +
-  * Pressing the Browse knob while the right panel is active will place the selected track in the first stopped virtual deck +
-  * Pressing the Browse knob while the left panel is active expands and collapses menus+
  
-==== Wheels ​and Scratch/​Search button ​==== +==== Jog Wheels ==== 
-  * When the Scratch/​Search button is lit up (scratch ​mode)turning ​the wheel and pressing ​down on the top surface ​will scratch ​the track +  * Pressing the top of the Jog Wheel will change ​the mode to vinyl mode. It will stop playing 
-  * When the Scratch/​Search button ​is not lit upturning ​the wheel during playback causing temporary change to tempo +     * Turning the jog wheel will move the track play headfor scratching or fine placement 
-  When the Scratch/​Search button is flashing (search ​mode)turning ​the wheel quick searches through ​the track +     * Turning ​the jog wheel while pressing ​shift will change ​the track play head fast, for fast search 
-  * Search is toggled by holding ​the shift button+     ​* When the jog wheel top is released, the jog wheel will stay in vinyl mode until it stops moving, for spin backs or similar actions 
 +     ​If the deck was in slip mode before entering in vinyl mode, the play head will move to the position it wil have been if no manipulation happened, useful for scratching without loosing the beat 
 +  * Turning ​the jog wheel without pressing the top will temporarily change the tempo, for nudging
  
 ==== Performance Pads ==== ==== Performance Pads ====
    * Above the wheel on each deck is a set of 8 performance pads (top pads numbered 1-4 and bottom pads numbered 5-8 for the remainder of this wiki page)    * Above the wheel on each deck is a set of 8 performance pads (top pads numbered 1-4 and bottom pads numbered 5-8 for the remainder of this wiki page)
-   * The functionality of the performance pads is determined by toggle buttons underneath ​the pads, labeled ​Hot Cue, Auto Loop, Sample, ​and Loop Roll+   * The functionality of the performance pads is determined by the pads mode: Hot Cue, Auto Loop, Sample, Loop Roll, manual Loop and Beat Jump. 
 +   * You can can change the mode by using the mode buttons as indicated.
  
-==== Hot Cue ====+=== Hot Cue Mode ===
   * To enable Hot Cue mode, press the Hot Cue button   * To enable Hot Cue mode, press the Hot Cue button
   * When the performance pads are in Hot Cue mode, the Hot Cue button will be lit up   * When the performance pads are in Hot Cue mode, the Hot Cue button will be lit up
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   * If a hot cue is set and it's corresponding performance pad is pressed while the deck's Shift button is being held, the hot cue will be deleted   * If a hot cue is set and it's corresponding performance pad is pressed while the deck's Shift button is being held, the hot cue will be deleted
  
-==== Sample ​====+=== Sample ​Mode ===
   * To enable Sample mode, press the Sample button   * To enable Sample mode, press the Sample button
   * When the performance pads are in Sample mode, the Sample button will be lit up   * When the performance pads are in Sample mode, the Sample button will be lit up
-  * Only the first 4 performance pads have controls in Sample mode, and these pads start playback of the sample ​corresponding to that pad's number +  * It will show the sample ​decks if the skin has support for them 
-  * If a sample is playing, the corresponding performance pad will be lit up if the deck is in Sample mode +  * The Sample button ​will be lit up if they have a track loaded 
-  * The Sample Volume knobs on the right deck control the volume for Samples 2 and 4 while the knobs on the left deck control the volume for Samples 1 and 3+  * Each deck control 8 samples, deck 1 controls samples 1 to 8, deck 2 controls samples 9 to 16, an so on 
 +  * The Sample Volume knobs control the volume for all the samples
  
-==== Looping ==== +=== Auto Loop Mode === 
-  * The performance pads can be used to control loops in the virtual deck's track+  * To enable looping mode, press the Auto Loop button 
 +  * When the performance pads are in Auto Loop mode, the Auto Loop button will be lit up 
 +  * Pressing a pad start a loop of the length indicated ​in the pad, the pad will lit up 
 +  * Pressing the lit pad stop the loop 
 +  * Pressing a different pad will stop the first pad and will start a new loop
   * The Loop Move knob shifts the loop position in the virtual deck   * The Loop Move knob shifts the loop position in the virtual deck
  
-=== Auto Loop === +=== Loop Roll Mode === 
-  * To enable ​Auto Loop mode, press the Auto Loop button +  * To enable loop roll mode, press the Loop Roll button
-  * When the performance pads are in Auto Loop mode, the Auto Loop button will be lit up +
-  * The performance pads are labeled just below the pad to the right with the length of the auto loop +
-  * If an auto loop is active and the deck is in Auto Loop mode, the corresponding performance pad will be lit up +
- +
-=== Loop Roll === +
-  * To enable Loop Roll mode, press the Loop Roll button+
   * When the performance pads are in Loop Roll mode, the Loop Roll button will be lit up   * When the performance pads are in Loop Roll mode, the Loop Roll button will be lit up
-  * When performance ​pad is pressed and held while in Loop Roll mode, the virtual deck will loop for the labeled length ​and the performance pad will be lit up+  * Pressing ​a pad start a loop of the length indicated ​in the pad, the pad will lit up 
 +  * Pressing the lit pad stop the loop 
 +  * Pressing a different pad will stop the first pad and will start a new loop 
 +  * When a loop is started ​the deck will change to Slip mode, when the loop is stopped the track position will move to the position it will have been if the loop never happened 
 +  * The Loop Move knob shifts the loop position in the virtual deck
  
-=== Manual Loop === +=== Manual Loop Mode === 
-  * To enable Manual Loop mode, press the Loop Roll button while holding the deck'​s ​Shift button+  * To enable Manual Loop mode, press the Loop Roll button while holding the Shift button
   * When the performance pads are in Manual Loop mode, the Loop Roll button will flash   * When the performance pads are in Manual Loop mode, the Loop Roll button will flash
   * When a manual loop is set, all 8 performance pads are lit   * When a manual loop is set, all 8 performance pads are lit
-  * Performance pad 1 sets the loops IN point +  * Performance pad 1 sets the loop IN point 
-  * Performance pad 2 sets the loops OUT point+  * Performance pad 2 sets the loop OUT point
   * Performance pads 3 and 4 enable and disable the loop once the IN and OUT points are set   * Performance pads 3 and 4 enable and disable the loop once the IN and OUT points are set
   * Performance pad 5 doubles the length of the loop   * Performance pad 5 doubles the length of the loop
   * Performance pad 6 halves the length of the loop   * Performance pad 6 halves the length of the loop
-  * Performance pad 7 moves the loop 1/4 beat backward +  * Performance pad 7 moves the loop 1 beat backward 
-  * Performance pad 8 moves the loop 1/4 beat forward+  * Performance pad 8 moves the loop 1 beat forward 
 + 
 +=== Beat Jump Mode === 
 +  * To enable Beat Jump mode, press the Sample button while holding the Shift button 
 +  * When the performance pads are in Beat Jump mode, the Sample button will flash 
 +  * Pressing a pad jumps forward the number of beats indicated in the pad 
 +  * Pressing a pad while holding the Shift button jumps backward the number of beats indicated in the pad
  
 ==== FX and Effects ==== ==== FX and Effects ====
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   * Holding Shift and pressing the FX Select button will scroll through the Effect Unit's effect chains   * Holding Shift and pressing the FX Select button will scroll through the Effect Unit's effect chains
   * The Par 1 and Par 2 knobs will change the first and second parameters, respectively,​ for the first effect in the Effect Unit's effect chain   * The Par 1 and Par 2 knobs will change the first and second parameters, respectively,​ for the first effect in the Effect Unit's effect chain
 +
 +==== Slip Mode ====
 +  * The Slip button enables/​disables slip mode on the virtual deck, the button will be lit up if Slip mode is on
 +  * When releasing the jog wheel top after scratching will, the track play head will jump the the same position it was when the jog wheel top was pressed
  
 ==== Misc Controls ==== ==== Misc Controls ====
-  * The Slip button enables/​disables slip mode on the virtual deck 
   * The Keylock button enables/​disables keylock on the virtual deck   * The Keylock button enables/​disables keylock on the virtual deck
-  * The Range button, accessed by holding Shift and pressing the Keylock button, enables/​disables Quantize on the virtual deck 
  
 ==== Unused controls ==== ==== Unused controls ====
 Below is a list of controls on the board that currently do not have any functionality Below is a list of controls on the board that currently do not have any functionality
   * The Bank Up/Bank Down button   * The Bank Up/Bank Down button
 +  * The Scratch button
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