Using MC4000 with just headphones and laptop


#1

Newbie to any DJ Controller here. I have bought an MC4000 and, long before hooking the controller up to powered speakers or booth monitors, I would like to get my hands dirty with Serato DJ Lite and potentially buy DJ Pro 2. My question is, can I operate the controller solely with the USB attached to the laptop and the headphones plugged into the headphone jack? Will I damage the controller having it powered on with no connections at the main outputs?


#2

You won’t damage it. But since you won’t have master audio coming from speakers, you won’t be able to DJ properly to test everything.


#3

HI @Quasimodem51, you will be perfectly safe operating the controller with no main outputs connected but like @SlayForMoney has commented, to get the full power of the unit and Serato it’s best to connect them to speakers to enjoy the product to it’s full capacity.

I hope this helps.

Jay