How to use your Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP1 (Instruction Manual)

What you can do with the DDJ-XP1 DJ controller for rekordbox

Get an overview of the DJ controller, find out how it works with rekordbox and see what comes in the box. Find out which features you can trigger when you drum your fingers on the 32 Performance Pads.

How to install rekordbox

Follow the step-by-step guide to download and install the rekordbox software for PC/Mac that you’ll need to use the DDJ-XP1.

What you can do with the controls on the DDJ-XP1

Discover the functions of all the buttons, knobs, pads, and controls on the unit, including the Slide FX touch strip.

How to connect the DDJ-XP1 to your other equipment

Find out how to link the DJ controller to your computer via USB and use it in a setup with a DJ mixer and turntables or multi players.

How to start using the DDJ-XP1

Follow the guide to launch rekordbox and add tracks to your music library. Load tracks to the decks in rekodbox and start playing them.

How to use the professional features on the DDJ-XP1

Discover how to create loops and use Slide FX to spice up your performances. Use the Performance Pads to trigger Beat Jump, Hot Cues, Pad FX, Keyboard mode, and more.

How to change settings on the DDJ-XP1

Learn how to launch Utilities mode and use the pads on the DDJ-XP1 to change settings for Demo mode, load illumination, MIDI controller selection, and the MIDI output for the touch strip.

How to troubleshoot and fix problems with the DDJ-XP1

Solve issues with power, triggering rekordbox features, Key Sync, unchanged settings, and more. Find out how to view the MIDI messages for mapping the DDJ-XP1’s buttons to control other DJ software.


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