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Reloop Terminal Mix Series




Terminal Mix 2 Terminal Mix 4

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The Reloop Terminal Mix 2 and Terminal Mix 4 use the same mapping in Mixxx.

Sound hardware

The Reloop Terminal Mix 2 and Terminal Mix 4 have integrated multichannel sound cards. Both have a microphone and a switchable line/phono input that can be routed into Mixxx. For both inputs there is a gain knob and a switch on the controller's front side that toggles between routing the signal to the computer (SW) or mixing it directly with the master output (MST). The latter allows to already play music from external sources, for example while setting up Mixxx software. If you want to record the microphone input with Mixxx, broadcast it, or put on effects, flip the switch to SW.

Mapping options

We have provided the following customization variables at the top of the script you can set to your liking:

  1. pitchRanges: Set the pitch slider range each time you toggle it.

Just open the controllers/Reloop Terminal Mix 2-4.js file in your favorite text editor and you'll see these variables right near the top. Edit & save and Mixxx will automatically reload the preset.

Deck controls

The controls are the same on both sides of the controller. The left side controls Deck 1 or 3 and the right side controls Deck 2 or 4.

  • Range button - Toggles the pitch slider range. (See Mapping Options)
  • Keylock button - Toggles key lock. [ToDo: map long-press to reset track key]

FX Controls

  • FX knobs & buttons - These control the FX units via components-js, see Effect Controls (Note: these don't switch to decks 3 and 4.)
  • Beats knob
    • Turning this adjusts Wet/Dry for the respective FX unit (see Effect Controls).
    • Pressing this repeatedly adjusts the BPM (not the pitch/speed!) of the loaded track.
    • Pressing this with Shift moves the nearest beat marker to the current play position.
  • Tap button - This is the FX focus button (see Effect Controls). It also flashes on each beat.

Loop Controls

  • Loop length knob
    • Turning this doubles or halves the current loop size visible in loop size spinbox in each skin.
    • Pressing it sets a loop of that size. Pressing it with Shift re-activates the previous loop and plays from loop in point.
  • Loop in/halve button
    • Sets the loop in point and flashes when a loop is active.
    • While a loop is active, press and hold it to drag the loop in point.
  • Loop out/double button
    • Sets the loop out point and flashes when a loop is active.
    • While a loop is active, press and hold it to drag the loop out point.
  • Loop move knob
    • Press and turn this to adjust the beatjump size visible in beatjump spinbox in each skin.
    • Turning without an active loop jumps back or forth by the size set in beatjump spinbox.
    • Turning with Shift pressed while a loop is active shifts the loop back or forth by the size set in beatjump spinbox.
    • Turning it while a loop is active and quantize is On, moves the position of the current loop by one beat per detent. This helps to correct the loop in point in case it snapped to the wrong beat marker.
    • Turning it while a loop is active and quantize is Off, moves the position of the current loop by 1/8 beat per detent. This helps to correct the loop in point in case it's set slightly too early or too late.

Hot cues / Sampler buttons

  • Hot cue buttons
    • Press to set or recall a hot cue. The buttons light up when one is set.
    • Hold shift and press to delete the cue.
  • Sampler buttons - These light up when a sample is loaded to the corresponding sampler and flash when that sampler is playing. Press to play the sample from the beginning. When shifted, press to stop the sample.
  • Scissor button - Switches hot cue & sampler button grid for access to hot cues/samplers 5-8

Wheel & Vinyl button

  • Wheel
    • Move the wheel while touching the top black area to scratch the current track like a vinyl record if vinyl mode is enabled
    • Move the wheel without touching the top (so on the gray sides) to perform a temporary pitch bend. With scratch mode disabled, all regions of the wheel can be touched and turned to perform a temporary pitch bend.
  • Vinyl/Search button
    • Press and release to toggle scratching with the wheel.
    • Hold down and turn the wheel to seek through the track.

Transport buttons

  • >< (Sync) button - Synchronizes the tempo and beat phase of this deck to that of the other. [ToDo: long-press to toggle master sync incl. LED feedback]
  • CUP button - This stands for Cue-Play which starts playback from the cue point. This is also known as stutter play.
  • Q (Cue) button - Sets or recalls the main cue point on the track. Is lit or flashes when play position is at cue point. set cue mode
  • > || (Play/Pause) button - Toggles playback of the track.
  • >< (Sync) button (left deck) / > || (Play/Pause) button (right deck)
    • Holding Shift and pressing one of those buttons initiates the brake effect for the respective deck: track slows down to full stop. This can be interrupted by touching the wheel when scratch mode is enabled: track speed jumps back to normal (considering th pitch slider) and playback continues as soon as the wheel is released. Open the controllers/Reloop Terminal Mix 2-4.js file and look for TerminalMix.brake to adjust parameters.

[ToDo: add sofStart function as well]

  • 3 / 4 button - When lit all deck buttons (except FX controls) control deck 3 (deck 4 respectively).

Mixer controls

Channel strips

The below controls adjust the specified parameter of the respective virtual deck.

  • Gain knob - Adjusts the pre-fader gain
  • High/Mid/Low EQ knobs - Adjust the volume of the respective frequency range
  • Filter knob - Adjust the QuickEffect Meta knob (default: filter)
  • Headphone button - Toggles hearing the deck in the headphone output
  • Arrow / Number button
    • Press to load the currently highlighted song into that deck.
    • Shift and press to toggle fader-start (on the channel fader and cross-fader when applicable.) The button flashes when fader-start is enabled on that deck.
  • Channel slider - Adjusts the output volume

The below controls are not deck-specific.

  • Master knob - Adjusts the master output volume of the internal sound card. (Hard-wired knob. This is not mapped in Mixxx.)
  • Booth knob - Adjusts the booth output volume of the internal sound card. (Hard-wired knob. This is not mapped in Mixxx.)
  • Phones knob - Adjusts the headphone output volume of the internal sound card. (Hard-wired knob. This is not mapped in Mixxx.)
  • Cue mix knob - Adjusts in hardware how much of the headphone bus vs the master output you hear in the headphones.
  • Sampler volume knob - Adjusts the volume of all of the samplers at once.
  • Crates button - Does nothing at the moment. (Mixxx's library doesn't yet support direct panel selection.) Use the MIDI Learning Wizard to assign an action.
  • View button - Does nothing at the moment. Use the MIDI Learning Wizard to assign an action.
  • Prep button - Does nothing at the moment. Use the MIDI Learning Wizard to assign an action.
  • Back button - Pressing moves the highlight in the active library panel to the right. With Shift it moves the highlight to the left.
  • TRAX knob
    • Turn to move the highlight up/down by one line.
    • Shift and turn to move the highlight one page up/down
    • Press while Tree panel has focus expands an item if possible. If item can't be expanded further, it is selected and and highight is shifted rightwarde to the respective tracks table.
    • Press while tracks table has focus performs the Track Load Action specified in Preferences > Library (default: load track to next empty deck)

Cross-fader section

Move the cross-fader to smoothly fade between the decks assigned to either side.

Deck assign

(Terminal Mix 4 only) Use the four switches on the front of the unit to choose on which side of the cross fader that deck will be heard. (Note that the fader-start functionality correctly follows this assignment.) If “thru” is selected, the cross-fader will not affect the audio from that deck and it will always be heared.

Curve adjust

Use the knob to adjust the curve from a smooth fade to a fast cut.

The remaining controls on the front of the unit adjust hardware parameters and are not MIDI-mappable.

Effects controls

This mapping uses the Standard Effects Mapping.

  • FX1/2/3 knobs
    • Those control the Meta knob of each effect.
    • In focus mode they control the first three knob parameters of the focused effect.
  • ON buttons
    • Those toggle the effects. Press and hold to temporarily toggle an effect.
    • In focus mode they control the first three button parameters of the focused effect.
  • Beats encoder
    • Turning adjust the Wet/Dry knob of the effect unit
    • Pressing this repeatedly adjusts the BPM (not the pitch/speed!) of the loaded track.
  • Tap button
    • Holding this and pressing any ON button focuses the respective effect
    • Pressing this with Shift switches between FX units 1/3 and 2/4 respectively
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reloop_terminal_mix.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/20 17:37 by ronso