The ability to pre-cue, or preview, the next track through your headphones is essential for any DJ to seamlessly mix the currently playing track into the next track. This allows for finding the perfect next track, flawless beatmatching, and creating a mix customized for your crowd.
In djay, there are two ways you can pre-cue your tracks: by using the Split Output function paired with a stereo/mono DJ split cable, or by connecting an external sound card or DJ controller.
A proper DJ split cable lets you cue up the next track in your headphones independently from what the crowd is currently hearing from the speakers, allowing for a smooth mix.
DJ split cables can be enabled through djay’s Split Output function for pre-cueing. Optimal features you want to look for are gold-plated connectors for improved conductivity and better signal, as well as a durable exterior for longevity.
One option to get you started is available here.
For DJs who are interested in mixing with more options, pre-cueing using your favorite set of headphones is also supported when using djay paired with an external sound card or DJ controller. Multi-channel sound cards are fully supported with channel assignment.
Once your natively supported sound card or DJ controller is connected to your device, djay will automatically detect the device. All you need to do is confirm that you wish to use it for pre-cueing, and djay will select the deck audible through your headphones.
For recommended hardware to get you mixing,
check out our DJ Gear page.
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