Hopefully I am being dumb here, but for the life of me I can’t determine what is happening with my new MC600MK2.
Let me set the stage. I purchased a Pioneer SB2 last Thursday for a gig on Saturday. I installed Serato on a fresh Win10 installation, using a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga w/ 8gb RAM, 1.8ghz i7-4800U processor. Gig went off solid, but found the SB2 to be too lightweight, and I have never been a fan of sharing EQs etc between two decks, so I returned it and ordered the MC6K based on previous experience w/ Denon stuff.
It came in on Wednesday, and I uninstalled the SB2 drivers and installed the drivers for the MC6K. Hooked it all up, updated FW to 1003, set the default device to the internal card rather than the MC6K, and it seemed like all was going well, but when I started Serato, I experienced a weird behavior. Some of the controls were responsive (I could load tracks, for instance, using the center knob and load buttons, I can see the pots on the FX section controlling the FX params, I can set a cue point, X-fader showed movement onscreen), but when I tried to play a track, adjust a track’s pitch, etc, search with the jog wheel, no joy.
SO, I figure I should check the MIDI to see if anything was getting sent from the platters and the cue/play buttons. MIDI Monitor showed everything was dandy; every button (other than the analog mics) sent MIDI data as expected.
I then loaded and started DJ Intro. In Intro, the buttons work, and so do the platters. So, obviously this is (probably) a Serato issue, but one I haven’t seen.
So, I was told to try 1.9.5. I did a clean re-install of Windows and reinstalled everything, but in the end the same issue happened in 1.9.5…
Video of the debacle is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaCUUbkRBqc (shows the steps above, 2 minutes long).
Here’s the only things I can think of that are “weird.” One, I don’t have any mains hooked up at the moment, just headphones. It shouldn’t matter I’d think, but… Second is when I DL’d Serato with my account I said that I was using the SB2. I can’t imagine that they care which controller is hooked up, but maybe the system checks online to see if the controller originally on my account is the same as what is hooked up? Again, I doubt it, but I am grasping at straws here. This controller feels great, and is priced right, but is useless if the play button can’t be made to work with the full version of SDJ.
Someone, please tell me the “one little trick” that will make my controller work and help me melt away stubborn belly fat!