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PDF Content Summary: Owner’s Manual Before using this unit, carefully read “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and Startup Guide). After reading, keep the document(s) where it will be available for immediate reference. Copyright © 2017 ROLAND CORPORATION 02 2 TR-S Installing the Software System Requirements Downloading the Software Downloading the DJ-505 USB Driver Downloading the Serato DJ Software Installing the Software Mac OS Users Windows Users 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Operations 18 Playing, Copying, or Deleting Patterns 18 Changing Instruments/Kits 19 TR-REC (Step Recording) 20 INST-REC (Realtime Recording) 20 Synchronizing the TR-S Tempo with the Serato DJ Tempo 21 Backing Up or Restoring TR-S Data 21 Using the DJ-505 in Stand-Alone Mode 21 Panel Descriptions Browser Section 4 4 System Settings Returning to the Factory Settings (Factory Reset) 22 23 Deck Section Mixer Section Effect Section TR-S Section Front Panel Rear Panel (Connecting Your Equipment) 5 7 7 8 8 9 Using Serato Flip Purchasing Serato Flip Expansion Pack Activating the Serato Flip Expansion Pack Flip Display in the Serato DJ Screen Flip Operations Specifying Hot Cue 24 24 24 25 26 26 Using Serato DJ Starting Serato DJ Basic Operations in Serato DJ Importing a Song 11 11 11 11 Creating a Flip Saving the Flip Recalling and Playing a Flip Saved Flip Operations 26 26 26 26 Loading a Song Playing a Song Monitoring Through Headphones Closing Serato DJ 11 12 12 12 Using Serato DVS Purchasing Serato DVS Expansion Pack Activating the Serato DVS Expansion Pack About the Virtual Deck Screen 27 27 27 29 Operating the DJ-505 Performance Pad Operations Hot Cue Operations (HOT CUE) Cue Loop Operations (CUE LOOP) Roll Operations (ROLL) Slicer Operations (SLICER) 13 13 13 13 13 14 Settings for Using DVS Turntable/DJ Player Connections Serato DJ Settings Adjusting the Control Signal Playing a Song with DVS Functions Available When Using DVS 29 29 29 29 30 30 Saved Loop Operations TR Operations (TR) Pattern Operations (PATTERN) TR Velocity Operations Serato Sampler Operations (SAMPLER) 14 14 15 15 15 Appendix Troubleshooting Block Diagram Main Specifications 31 31 31 32 Pitch Play Operations (PITCH PLAY) 15 Velocity Sampler Operations 15 Slip Operations 15 Song Analysis 15 Effect Operations 16 Multi FX Mode Operations 16 Single FX Mode Operations 16 Changing the Effect Tempo 17 Recording 17 Inputting Sound from an External Device 17 Inputting Sound from a DJ Player 17 Inputting Sound from a Turntable 17 Inputting Sound from a Mic 17 About this owner’s manual This manual explains basic operation of the DJ-505. Read it in conjunction with the startup guide. Downloading the Serato DJ owner’s manual 1 Start a browser and access the following Serato DJ webpage. https://serato com/dj/downloads 2 Click “Manuals and Downloads.” 3 From “Manuals and Downloads,” download the Serato DJ owner’s manual. Contents Installing the Software System Requirements Verify that your computer meets the system requirements before you proceed with installing the software. Mac OS Windows Operating System macOS 10.12 OS X 10.11 OS X 10.10 Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows 7 SP1 CPU/Clock Intel® CoreTM i7/1.07 GHz Intel® CoreTM i5/1.07 GHz Intel® CoreTM i3/1.07 GHz Screen Resolution 1280 x 720 Memory 4 GB Free HDD Space 5 GB USB Available USB 2.0 port * For the latest system requirements, refer to the Serato DJ webpage. Downloading the Software The DJ-505 USB driver and Serato DJ are not included in the package. Download them from the Roland or Serato website. Downloading the DJ-505 USB Driver The DJ-505 USB driver is software that outputs audio from your computer to the DJ-505. Mac OS users 1 webpage. Start a browser and access the following Roland support http://www roland com/support/ 2 Search for “DJ-505.” 3 In downloads, find “DJ-505 Driver for macOS / OS X” and click it. 4 Download the driver as directed by the screen. Windows 10 users 1 Connect your internet-connected computer to the DJ-505’s USB port. 2 Power-on the DJ-505. 3 Download the driver as directed by the screen. Users of other than Windows 10 1 webpage. Start a browser and access the following Roland support http://www roland com/support/ 2 Search for “DJ-505.” 3 In downloads, find “DJ-505 Driver for Windows **” and click it. 4 Download the driver as directed by the screen. Downloading the Serato DJ Software 1 Start a browser and access the following Serato DJ webpage. https://serato com/dj/downloads 2 Click “DOWNLOAD Serato DJ.” 3 Enter your email address, and click “CONTINUE.” 4 Enter your password and country, and click “CONTINUE.” An email is sent to the address you specified. 5 Click “Download Serato DJ” as directed by the email. 6 Follow the instructions as directed by the screen, then download the Serato DJ. Installing the Software Install the software as follows. Mac OS Users 1 Decompress the DJ-505 USB driver file that you downloaded. 2 Open the decompressed file, and double-click “DJ505_USBDriver. pkg.” The installer starts. 3 Install the software as directed by the screen. 4 Decompress the Serato DJ software file that you downloaded. 5 Double-click the decompressed file. The installer starts. 6 Read the license agreement, and if you accept the conditions, click [Agree]. 7 When the following screen appears, drag and drop the [Serato DJ] icon into the Applications folder. This completes the installation. Windows Users 1 Right-click the DJ-505 USB driver folder that you downloaded, and choose “Extract all.” The folder is decompressed. 2 Open the decompressed folder, and double-click “Setup.exe.” The installer starts. 3 Install the software as directed by the screen. 4 Right-click the Serato DJ software folder that you downloaded, and choose “Extract all.” The folder is decompressed. 5 Double-click the decompressed file. The installer starts. 6 Read the license agreement, and if you accept the conditions, choose [I agree to the license terms and conditions] and click [Install]. Installation begins. 7 When the following screen appears, click [Close]. This completes the installation. 3 4 Panel Descriptions The top panel of the DJ-505 is divided into five sections by function: browser, deck, mixer, effects, and TR-S. Phones jacks and input source select switches are located on the front side, and input/output jacks are located on the rear side. 1 Browser section 2 Deck section 3 Mixer section 5 4 4 Browser Section Use these controls to operate Serato DJ and load songs. 4 Effect section 5 TR-S section 1 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 2 1 [LOAD] buttons Load a song selected on Serato DJ into a deck. [SHIFT] + Sorts the song library by BPM. [SHIFT] + Sorts the song library by KEY. 2 Rotary selector Turn this knob to move the cursor up/down. Press this knob to move the cursor to a lower level. 3 [BACK] button Moves the cursor to a higher level. [SHIFT] + [BACK] Library songs are sorted in alphabetic order of their song name. 4 [ADD PREPARE] button Adds a song to the “PREPARE” panel. [SHIFT] + [ADD PREPARE] Library songs are sorted in order of their artist name. Panel Descriptions Deck Section The deck sections located at the left and right control four decks (left: decks 1 and 3, right: decks 2 and 4). 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 Jog dial Controls scratch and pitch bend (playback speed adjustment). Top surface Outer edge Rotate the top surface If VINYL MODE is on: Performs scratch operations. If VINYL MODE is off: Performs pitch bend (playback speed) operations. Rotate the outer edge If the key lock function is on: Rotating to the right raises the playback speed; rotating to the left lowers the playback speed. If the key lock function is off: Rotating to the right raises the playback speed and pitch; rotating to the left lowers the playback speed and pitch. [SHIFT] + rotate the top surface Rapidly moves the playback location (fast search). Rotating to the left moves the playback location forward; rotating to the right moves it backward. * Search is possible if a grid is specified. 2 [SLIP] button Turns slip mode on/off. If this is on, the button is lit. [SHIFT] + [SLIP] Turns VINYL mode on/off. If this is on, the button is lit while you hold down the [SHIFT] button. 2 3 4 5 6 1 3 [SHIFT] button You can recall other functions by holding down this button and pressing another button. 4 [SYNC] button Automatically matches the tempo (pitch) or beat grid of multiple songs. When you press this button, the tempo (BPM) changes to match the tempo of the song on a deck other than the deck whose button was pressed. [SHIFT] + [SYNC] Cancels SYNC. 5 [CUE u] button Specifies, plays, or recalls a temporary cue point. The first time that you press the [CUE u] button after switching the playback song, the cue point is set. After the cue point has been set, pressing the [CUE u] button moves the cue point to the location at which you pressed the button. If playback is in progress, pressing this button moves to the temporary cue point and stops playback. [SHIFT] + [CUE u] If you press the buttons during the song, the location returns to the beginning of the song. If you press the buttons at the beginning of the song, the previous song in the song list is loaded. 6 [r] button Plays or pauses the song. [SHIFT] + [r] Returns to the temporary cue point, and plays. 7 Pad Mode select Here you can select the control mode of the performance pads. [HOT CUE] button Button illumination: White Selects hot cue mode (p. 13). [SHIFT] + [HOT CUE] Button illumination: Blue Selects cue loop mode (p. 13). Press [HOT CUE] twice Button illumination: Orange Selects saved flip mode (p. 26). * Serato Flip must be purchased separately. [ROLL] button Button illumination: Light blue Selects roll mode (p. 13). [SHIFT] + [ROLL] Button illumination: Red Selects slicer mode (p. 14). Press [ROLL] twice Button illumination: Green Selects saved loop mode (p. 14). Press [SHIFT] + [ROLL] twice Button illumination: Blue Selects slicer loop mode (p. 14). [TR] button Button illumination: Red Selects TR mode (p. 14). [SHIFT] + [TR] Button illumination: Green Selects pattern mode (p. 15). Switches the TR-S pattern. Press [TR] twice Button illumination: Orange Selects TR velocity mode (p. 15). [SAMPLER] button Button illumination: Magenta Selects sampler mode (p. 15). [SHIFT] + [SAMPLER] Button illumination: Purple Selects velocity sampler mode (p. 15). Press [SAMPLER] twice Button illumination: Green Selects pitch play mode (p. 15). 8 Performance pads Use these pads to perform in the pad mode that you’ve selected. 5 6Panel Descriptions Deck Section 2 3 4 5 6 7 13 12 1 11 10 8 9 9 PARAMETER area Here you can specify the value of the parameter that’s operated by the performance pads. 10 LOOP area [AUTO LOOP] button Turns auto loop on/off. When you use the [IN]/[OUT] buttons to set the loop point, the button automatically lights. [SHIFT] + [AUTO LOOP] Switches the loop between active/inactive (Loop Active). [1/2X], [2X] button Set the loop playback length to half/double. [SHIFT] + [1/2X] During loop playback, moves the loop by its length toward the left (Loop Shift). [SHIFT] + [2X] During loop playback, moves the loop by its length toward the right (Loop Shift). [IN], [OUT] button Specify the loop-in point and loop-out point. When the loop-out point is specified, loop playback starts. [SHIFT] + [IN] Switches the loop slot. [SHIFT] + [OUT] Cancels loop playback, returns to the previously-specified loop-in point and resumes loop playback. 11 [DECK 3], [DECK 4] buttons Switch the deck (left: decks 1 and 3, right: decks 2 and 4) to be operated. 12 [KEY LOCK] button Turns the key lock function on/off. * If the key lock function is on, the pitch does not change even if you use the tempo slider to change the playback speed. [SHIFT] + [KEY LOCK] Specifies the variable range of the Tempo slider. The setting changes in the order of ±8% 0 16% 0 50%. 13 Tempo slider Adjusts the playback speed of the song. If the key lock function is on: Changes the playback speed. “–” side Lowers the playback speed. “+” side Raises the playback speed. If the key lock function is off: Changes the playback speed and pitch. “–” side Lowers the playback speed and pitch. “+” side Raises the playback speed and pitch. Panel Descriptions Mixer Section This is a two-channel mixer. Here you can adjust the sound, connect sounds, and turn headphone cue on/off. Effect Section Here you can adjust the effects using two independent effect sections (FX1, FX2).

8 [BOOTH LEVEL] knob Adjusts the output level of the BOOTH OUT jacks. 9 [MIXING] knob Adjusts the volume balance of the channel whose Channel [CUE] button is lit and the master output for phones output. 10 [TR/SAMPLER LEVEL] knob Adjusts TR-S/SAMPLER output level. 11 TR/SAMPLER [CUE] button Turns TR-S/SAMPLER output cue on/off. 12 Level indicator Indicate the output level of each channel and master. 1 CH ASSIGN area [1] button Turns FX 1 (FX 2) on/off for deck 1. 3 [BEATS] knob Adjusts the time for which the effect is applied. If you press the knob, the setting is set to “1.” 1 7 2 8 9 3 10 4 11 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 [TRIM] knobs Adjust the volume. 2 [HI], [MID], [LOW] knobs Boost/cut the volume of the high-frequency, mid-frequency, and low-frequency regions. 2 [HI], [MID], [LOW] knobs Boost/cut the volume of the high-frequency, mid-frequency, and low-frequency regions. 2 [HI], [MID], [LOW] knobs Boost/cut the volume of the high-frequency, mid-frequency, and low-frequency regions. 3 [FILTER] knobs Applies a filter to each channel. If you turn the [FILTER] knob toward the right, only the high-frequency range is heard. If you turn the knob toward the left, only the low-frequency range is heard. 3 [FILTER] knobs Applies a filter to each channel. If you turn the [FILTER] knob toward the right, only the high-frequency range is heard. If you turn the knob toward the left, only the low-frequency range is heard. 3 [FILTER] knobs Applies a filter to each channel. If you turn the [FILTER] knob toward the right, only the high-frequency range is heard. If you turn the knob toward the left, only the low-frequency range is heard. 3 [FILTER] knobs Applies a filter to each channel. If you turn the [FILTER] knob toward the right, only the high-frequency range is heard. If you turn the knob toward the left, only the low-frequency range is heard. 4 Channel [CUE] buttons Turn cue on/off for each channel. The sound of channels whose [CUE] button is lit is output from the headphones. 4 Channel [CUE] buttons Turn cue on/off for each channel. The sound of channels whose [CUE] button is lit is output from the headphones. 4 Channel [CUE] buttons Turn cue on/off for each channel. The sound of channels whose [CUE] button is lit is output from the headphones. [SHIFT] + [CUE] [SHIFT] + [CUE] You can specify the tempo of the track by the interval at which you repeatedly press the [CUE] button (Tap Tempo function). You can specify the tempo of the track by the interval at which you repeatedly press the [CUE] button (Tap Tempo function). You can specify the tempo of the track by the interval at which you repeatedly press the [CUE] button (Tap Tempo function). 5 Channel faders Adjust the output level of each channel. 5 Channel faders Adjust the output level of each channel. [SHIFT] + [SLIP] Turns FX 1 (FX 2) on/off for deck 3. [2] button Turns FX 1 (FX 2) on/off for deck 2. [SHIFT] + [SLIP] Turns FX 1 (FX 2) on/off for deck 4. [TR/SAMPLER] button Turns FX 1 (FX 2) on/off for TR-S/SAMPLER. * In Serato DJ’s Sampler panel, set OUTPUT to “A.” 2 Effect parameter knobs Adjust the character of the specified effect. [SHIFT] + Effect parameter knob Changes the effect type. 4 Effect buttons Turn the effect on/off. [SHIFT] + Effect button Changes the effect type. 5 [TAP] button The interval at which you press this button (tap tempo) specifies the reference tempo of the effect. If you long-press the button, the specified tempo is reset. [SHIFT] + [TAP] Switches the effect mode (single FX/multi FX). 2 3 3 2 3 2 1 6 4 5 7 [MASTER LEVEL] knob Adjusts the master output level. 1 1 4 5 4 5 4 5 12 6 Cross fader Switches between the audio output of the left and right decks. 7

8Panel Descriptions TR-S Section This is a 16-step sequencer. You can create rhythm tracks using sounds of the Roland TR-808 rhythm machine etc. or samples in Serato DJ. 16 17 1 [VALUE] knob Changes the value of settings such as tempo, pattern scale, or shuffle. 2 [SHIFT] button You can recall other functions by holding down this button and pressing another button. 3 Display This shows various information depending on the operation. 4 [SYNC] button Synchronizes the tempo of the rhythm to the tempo of Serato DJ. [SHIFT] + [SYNC] Disables tempo synchronization. 5 [SCALE] button Selects one of the following choices as the time value of one step. 8th note triplet ( ̄) Three steps will be one beat. 16th note triplet ( ́) Six steps will be one beat. 16th note ( ̃) Four steps will be one beat. 32nd note (`) Eight steps will be one beat. [SHIFT] + [SCALE] Specifies the last step. 12 TR-S pads [1]–[16] Use these buttons to turn steps on/off, to select patterns/instruments, or to assign samples of Serato DJ as instruments. 13 [CLEAR] button Deletes the content recorded by TR-REC for a specific instrument, or deletes the pattern. 14 [LEVEL] knob Adjusts the volume of the selected instrument. 15 [TUNE] knob Adjusts the tuning (pitch) of the selected instrument. 16 [ATTACK] knob Adjusts the strength of the attack for the selected instrument. * This has no effect for some instruments, or when a sample is selected in Serato DJ. 17 [DECAY] knob Adjusts the length of the decay for the selected instrument. * This has no effect when a sample is selected in Serato DJ. Front Panel 6 [SHUFFLE] button Adjusts shuffle (rhythmic swing). [SHIFT] + [SHUFFLE] Sets the nudge setting. 7 [MUTE] button Mutes the selected instrument. 8 [TR-REC] button Lets you step-record a pattern. [SHIFT] + [TR-REC] Lets you realtime-record a pattern using the performance pads (INST-REC). 9 [INST] button Select the instruments when using TR-REC. [SHIFT] + [INST] Sets the kit for instruments, or switches the sample bank in Serato DJ. 10 [PATTERN] button Lets you select rhythm patterns 1–16. [SHIFT] + [PATTERN] Adds an accent to the step when using TR-REC. 11 [START/STOP] button Plays/stops the pattern. 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 [PHONES] jacks Connect headphones here. Stereo 1/4” (Ø 6.3 mm) and stereo 1/8” (Ø 3.5 mm) plugs are supported. 2 [VOLUME] knob Adjusts the volume of the headphones. 3 [CROSS FADER] switch Switches the response curve of the cross fader. 4 [REVERSE] switch Reverses the left/right operation of the cross fader. 5 [CH 1], [CH 2] switches Select the input source for each channel. PC The sound loaded into the Serato DJ deck is the source. Select this if you’re using DVS. LINE The line level input is the source. PHONO The phono level (MM type cartridge) input is the source. 6 [MIC LEVEL] knob Adjusts the output volume of the mic. Headphones 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Panel Descriptions Rear Panel (Connecting Your Equipment) To prevent malfunction and equipment failure, always turn down the volume, and turn off all the units before making any connections.

1 PC port Use the included USB cable to connect this port to your computer. To connect this to your computer, you must install the USB driver. & “Installing the Software” (p. 3) Computer Microphone Turntable (analog) Audio player Turntable (analog) Powered speaker, amp Powered speaker Powered speaker 2 MIDI OUT connector This outputs MIDI messages such as MIDI clock. 3 MIC IN jack Connect your microphone here. 7 8 9 10 MIDI device DJ player 1 2 3 4 5 6 MEMO

In “System Settings” (p. 22), you can specify dedicated effects (reverb, delay) for the mic input. 4 [MIC SENS] knob Adjusts the mic input sensitivity. 5 INPUT (CH 1, CH 2) jacks These jacks input sound to channels 1, 2. These jacks support phono input from MM-type cartridges. 9 10Panel Descriptions 6 PHONO GROUND terminal If a turntable (analog) is connected to the CH 1 or CH 2 INPUT jacks, connect the turntable’s ground terminal here. This suppresses noise from the turntable. * Depending on the circumstances of a particular setup, you may experience a discomforting sensation, or perceive that the surface feels gritty to the touch when you touch this device, or the metal portions of other objects. This is due to an infinitesimal electrical charge, which is absolutely harmless. However, if you are concerned about this, connect the PHONO GROUND terminal with an external ground. When the unit is grounded, a slight hum may occur, depending on the particulars of your installation. If you are unsure of the connection method, contact the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information” page. Unsuitable places for connection 5 Water pipes (may result in shock or electrocution) 5 Gas pipes (may result in fire or explosion) 5 Telephone-line ground or lightning rod (may be dangerous in the event of lightning) 7 MASTER OUT 1 (L / R) connectors, 2 (L / R) jacks Connect your powered speakers or power amp here. * Pin assignment of MASTER OUT 1 connectors 8 BOOTH OUT (L / R) jacks These are the output jacks for booth monitoring. * Pin assignment of BOOTH OUT jacks 9 [POWER] switch This turns the power on/off. * The power to this unit will be turned off automatically after a predetermined amount of time has passed since it was last used for playing music, or its buttons or controls were operated (Auto Off function). If you do not want the power to be turned off automatically, disengage the Auto Off function. For details on how to disable this function, refer to p. 22. NOTE To restore power, turn the power on again. 10 DC IN jack Connect the included AC adaptor here. * Place the AC adaptor so the side with the indicator (see illustration) faces upwards and the side with textual information faces downwards. The indicator will light when you plug the AC adaptor into an AC outlet. Power cord Indicator AC Outlet * To prevent the inadvertent disruption of power to your unit (should the plug be pulled out accidentally), and to avoid applying undue stress to the jack, anchor the power cord using the cord hook, as shown in the illustration. Using Serato DJ This document explains basic use of Serato DJ. For details on the functions and use of the software, refer to the Serato DJ software manual. Starting Serato DJ * Before turning the unit on/off, always be sure to turn the volume down. Even with the volume turned down, you might hear some sound when switching the unit on/off. However, this is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.

1 Press the [POWER] switch to power-on the DJ-505. 2 DJ-505. Turn on the power of the equipment that’s connected to the 3 Start Serato DJ. Mac OS In the Finder, open the [Applications] folder and click the [Serato DJ] icon. Basic Operations in Serato DJ Windows 7 In the [Start] menu, click [All Programs] & [Serato] & [Serato DJ] & [Serato DJ] icon. Windows 8 1 In the [App View], click the [Serato DJ] icon. Windows 10

Songs shown in the browser view can be imported into a deck area, and controlled from the DJ-505. 1 Deck section 2 Waveform panel

1 3 crate panel 4 Library 1 2 1 2 Importing a Song Here we’ll explain typical operations for importing a song. * Serato DJ provides a variety of ways to import songs. For details, refer to the Serato DJ software manual. * If you’re using Serato Corporation’s DJ software (Scratch Live, ITCH, Serato DJ Intro) and you have already created a song library, the library you created can be used as-is. * If you’re using Serato DJ Intro and you’ve already created a song library, there might be cases in which songs need to be re-analyzed. 1 In Serato DJ, click the [Files] key. The [Files] panel opens, and the files on your computer and on the peripheral devices connected to your computer are displayed. 2 In the [Files] panel, click the folder that contains the songs you want to add to the library. 3 Drag and drop the selected folder onto the create panel. A crate is created, and the songs are added to the library. 3 4 Loading a Song Here’s how to load a song so that it can be output. 1 On the DJ-505, press the [BACK] button to move the cursor to the create panel. 2 Turn the DJ-505’s rotary selector to move to the folder containing the song that you want to load; then press the rotary selector. The cursor moves to the library. 3 Turn the rotary selector to move to the song that you want to load. 4 On the DJ-505, press the [LOAD] button of the deck into which you want to load the song. In the [Start] screen or [App View], click the [Serato DJ] icon. 11

12Using Serato DJ Playing a Song 1 Set the DJ-505’s knobs and switches as follows. [MASTER LEVEL] knob [TRIM] knobs Turned all the way to the left [HI], [MID], [LOW] knobs [FILTER] knobs Center Channel faders Lowest position Cross fader Center [CH 1], [Ch 2] switches “PC” position 2 Press the [r] button to play back the loaded song. 3 toward Move the the channel right to fader adjust upward the volume. and turn the [TRIM] knob Adjust the volume so that the channel level in the level indicator is lit in the orange-colored area. 4 level Turn the of the [MASTER speakers. LEVEL] knob toward the right to adjust the Monitoring Through Headphones 1 Set the DJ-505’s knobs as follows. [MIXING] knob [VOLUME] knob Turned all the way to the left 2 Press the channel [CUE] button of the channel that you want to monitor. 3 Turn the [VOLUME] knob toward the right to adjust the headphone level. Closing Serato DJ 1 Close the Serato DJ screen. Mac OS In the upper left of the Serato DJ screen, click the [6] (red: close) button. Windows In the upper right of the Serato DJ screen, click the [X] button. A confirmation screen appears. 2 Click [Yes] to close Serato DJ. 3 Turn off the power of the equipment that’s connected to the DJ-505. 4 Press the [POWER] switch to power-off the DJ-505.

Operating the DJ-505 Performance Pad Operations Hot Cue Operations (HOT CUE) By specifying a hot cue, you can instantly play back from the specified location. You can specify up to eight hot cues for each song. 1 Press a [HOT CUE] to make the button light in white. Hot cue mode is selected. 2 During playback or while paused, press a performance pad that is unlit. A hot cue is assigned to the pad that you pressed. Hot cues (1–8) are assigned to the performance pads as follows. HOT CUE 4 HOT CUE 5 HOT CUE 6 HOT CUE 7 HOT CUE 8 3 is Press assigned). a performance pad that is lit (i.e., a pad to which a hot cue Playback starts from the specified location. MEMO If you hold down the [SHIFT] button and press a performance pad, the hot cue of the pad you pressed is cleared. Cue Loop Operations (CUE LOOP) When you press a performance pad, the auto loop point moves to the cue point of the pad that you pressed, and auto loop playback occurs. 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [HOT CUE] button to make the button light in blue. Cue loop mode is selected. 2 During playback, press a performance pad that’s lit. Auto loop playback starts with the hot cue that’s assigned to the pad you pressed. The loop length is the same as the auto loop beat setting. MEMO If you press a pad that’s unlit, hot cue is specified, and auto loop playback starts immediately. Loop in points are assigned to the performance pads as follows. Loop 1 Loop 2 Loop 3 Loop 4 Loop 5 Loop 6 Loop 7 Loop 8 3 Adjust the loop playback parameters. 5 During loop playback, press the PARAMETER [−] button The loop playback length is halved. You can obtain the same result by pressing the [1/2X] button in the LOOP area. 5 During loop playback, press the PARAMETER [+] button The loop playback length is doubled. You can obtain the same result by pressing the [2X] button in the LOOP area. 5 During loop playback, hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the LOOP [1/2X] button Move to the previous loop, keeping the loop length the same. 5 During loop playback, hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the LOOP [2X] button Move to the next loop, keeping the loop length the same. 5 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the same performance pad Return to the loop in point and continue loop playback. 4 Press the same performance pad once again. Loop playback is cancelled. HOT CUE 1 HOT CUE 2 HOT CUE 3 Roll Operations (ROLL) When you press a performance pad, a roll continues playing in time with the length (beat) that’s assigned to each pad, as long as you continue holding down the pad. The song continues progressing in the background even while the roll is playing. When you cancel roll playback, song playback resumes from the location to which the song had progressed while the roll was being played. NOTE Roll can only be used during the song playback. 1 Press the [ROLL] button to make the button illuminate in light blue. Roll mode is selected. 2 Use the PARAMETER [−] [+] buttons to select the lengths (beats) that are assigned to the pads. Each time you press a button, you cycle through four sets. 1/4 beat 1/2 beat 1 beat 2 beats 4 beats 8 beats 16 beats 32 beats The computer screen shows the selected set. 3 Hold down a performance pad. A roll plays at the beat that’s assigned to the pad you pressed. MEMO During roll playback, you can press the LOOP [1/2X] button or LOOP [2X] button to change the beat of the currently-playing roll. 4 Take your finger off the performance pad. Song playback resumes from the location to which the song had progressed while the roll was being played. 1/32 beat 1/16 beat 1/8 beat 1/4 beat 1/2 beat 1 beat 2 beats 4 beats 1/16 beat 1/8 beat 1/4 beat 1/2 beat 1 beat 2 beats 4 beats 8 beats 1/8 beat 1/4 beat 1/2 beat 1 beat 2 beats 4 beats 8 beats 16 beats 13

14Operating the DJ-505 Slicer Operations (SLICER) Slicer divides the specified region into eight, and assigns the divided regions to the performance pads. While you hold down a performance pad, the sound of the region assigned to that pad plays as a loop. The song continues progressing in the background even while looping. When you cancel loop playback, song playback resumes from the location to which the song had progressed during loop playback. NOTE 5 Slicer can only be used during the song playback. 5 You can’t use the slicer on a song for which the beat grid is not specified. For details on the beat grid, refer to the Serato DJ owner’s manual. 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [ROLL] button to make the button light in red. Slicer mode is selected. MEMO If you hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [ROLL] button twice to make the button light in blue, slicer loop mode is selected. 2 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and use the PARAMETER [−] [+] buttons to select the length (beats) of the specified region. The setting changes each time you press the button. The length of the specified region can be set to 2 beats, 4 beats, 8 beats, 16 beats, 32 beats, or 64 beats. The eight divided regions are assigned to the performance pads as follows. Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 8 3 quantize Use the PARAMETER setting. [−] [+] buttons to specify the slicer’s The quantize setting changes the length of loop playback that occurs when you hold down a pad. You can choose from four types of quantize setting. Example: If quantize is set to 1: The entire region assigned to the pad you press is played as a loop. If quantize is set to 1/2: The first 1/2 of the region assigned to the pad you press is played as a loop. 4 Hold down a performance pad. While you hold down the pad, the length that you specified by the quantize setting is continuously played as a loop. 5 Release the performance pad. Song playback resumes from the location to which the song had progressed during loop playback. Using slicer mode and slicer loop mode Slicer mode When the playback location progresses to the end of the region that was divided into eight, the region on the screen shifts to show the next eight divisions, and that region divided into eight is assigned to the pads. 1 8765432 1 8765432 1 8765432 Saved Loop Operations You can save loops in Serato DJ’s loop slots, and recall a saved loop. 1 Press the [ROLL] button twice to make the button light green. Saved loop mode is selected. 2 During loop playback, press a performance pad. The loop is assigned to Serato DJ’s loop slot. Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4 Slot 5 Slot 6 Slot 7 Slot 8 3 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press a performance pad. Playback returns to the beginning of the loop and continues. 5 During loop playback, press the LOOP [1/2X] button The loop playback length is halved. 5 During loop playback, press the LOOP [2X] button The loop playback length is doubled. 5 During loop playback, hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the LOOP [1/2X] button The loop length remains the same, and you move to the previous loop. 5 During loop playback, hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the LOOP [2X] button The loop length remains the same, and you move to the next loop. * If you change the length of the recalled loop, the loop settings are saved (overwritten). 4 Press the same performance pad once again. Loop playback is cancelled. TR Operations (TR) You can play TR instruments. 1 Press the [TR] button to make the button light red. TR mode is selected. Instruments are assigned to the performance pads as follows. BD SD CH OH LT HC RS RC 2 Press a performance pad. You hear the instrument. MEMO You can use the PARAMETER [–] [+] buttons to specify the velocity. Slicer loop mode When the playback location progresses to the end of the region that was divided into eight, the playback location returns to the beginning of the currently-specified region. 1 8765432 1 8765432

Operating the DJ-505 Pattern Operations (PATTERN) You can press the performance pads to switch TR-S patterns (p. 18). 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [TR] button to make the button light in green. Pattern mode is selected. Patterns are assigned to the performance pads as follows. Pattern 12 Pattern 13 Pattern 14 Pattern 15 Pattern 16 2 press Press a a performance performance pad, pad, or to hold select down the pattern the [SHIFT] that you button want and to play. 5 If you had been playing a pattern, the pattern finishes playing; then the pattern that’s assigned to the performance pad that you pressed starts playing. 5 By holding down a performance pad and pressing the performance pad that you want to play next, you can play back the selected performances consecutively. TR Velocity Operations The functionality is the same as in TR mode, but when you press a pad in the upper row, the volume of the instrument changes depending on how strongly you press the pad. 1 Press the [TR] button twice to make the button light in orange. TR velocity mode is selected. BD SD CH OH LT HC RS RC 2 Press a performance pad. You hear the instrument. The volume of the instrument changes depending on how strongly you press the pad. The stronger you press the pad, the louder the instrument’s volume. Serato Sampler Operations (SAMPLER) You can use the performance pads to play songs (samples) that are loaded into Serato Sampler’s sample slots. 1 In Serato DJ, click the [Sampler] key to access the Samples panel. 2 Press the [SAMPLER] button to make it light in magenta. Sampler mode is selected. 3 Use the PARAMETER [−] [+] buttons to switch the Serato Sampler’s banks. The Serato Sampler has four banks (A–D), and each bank has eight slots. 4 Drag and drop songs into the Sampler panel to load a sample into each slot of the Sampler panel. The sampler settings and the loaded samples are saved. * You can also load a sample by using the rotary selector to select a sample and then pressing a performance pad while holding down the [SHIFT] button. Pattern 1 Pattern 4 Pattern 5 Pattern 6 Pattern 7 Pattern 8 Press the [SHIFT] button to select patterns 9–16. Pattern 9 Pattern 2 Pattern 10 Pattern 3 Pattern 11 5 Press a performance pad. The sample of the slot that’s assigned to the pad you pressed is played. Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4 Slot 5 Slot 6 Slot 7 Slot 8 * The type of playback changes depending Serato Sampler’s playback mode. For details, refer to the Serato DJ owner’s manual. MEMO If you hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the performance pad, sample playback stops. Pitch Play Operations (PITCH PLAY) The pitch of the loaded song can be changed in semitone steps. 1 Press the [SAMPLER] button twice to make the button light in green. Pitch play mode is selected. 2 Press a performance pad to change the pitch. No Pitch is raised in semitone steps change Pitch is lowered in semitone steps Semitone down Velocity Sampler Operations The functionality is the same as in sampler mode, but when you press a pad, the sample’s playback volume changes depending on how strongly you press the pad. 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [SAMPLER] button to make the button light in purple. Velocity sampler mode is selected. 2 Press a performance pad. The sample of the slot assigned to the pad you press is played. The more strongly you press the pad, the louder the sample’s playback volume. Slip Operations If slip is on, the song continues to progress in the background even during scratch play, loop playback, or hot cue playback. When you cancel scratch play, loop playback, or hot cue playback, the song playback resumes from the position to which playback had progressed until that time. This allows a variety of DJ performance techniques without stopping the flow of the song. 1 Press the [SLIP] button to make the button light. Slip mode is selected. The button blinks while the song is progressing in the background. Song Analysis Song analysis begins when you press the DJ-505’s [LOAD] button to load a song into a deck, but if you’re using Serato DJ as an offline player (i.e., without the DJ-505 being connected), you can analyze songs ahead of time. If analysis is finished for a song, the BPM and waveform are displayed immediately after you load that song into a deck. For details on how to analyze songs with the offline player, refer to the Serato DJ owner’s manual. * Depending on the number of songs, analysis might take some time. 15

16Operating the DJ-505 Effect Operations Serato DJ has two effect units (FX1, FX2) which you can use with the selected deck. DJ-FX panel When you click “FX” in the upper left of Serato DJ’s main screen, the DJ-FX panel opens. Multi FX mode You can select up to three effects for each effect unit. 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 6 1 Currently selected effect type 2 Time at which the effect is applied 3 Number of the deck that uses the effect unit is highlighted 4 Effect on/off status (highlighted when on) 5 Effect depth 6 Effect parameters and settings Multi FX Mode Operations 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [TAP] button to select multi FX mode. Each time you press the button, you alternate between multi FX mode and single FX mode. 2 want In the to CHANNEL operate, ASSIGN press the area [1] of or the [2] button deck (channel) to select that the effect you unit that you want to use. In the DJ-FX panel of the Serato DJ screen, the number of the deck that uses the effect unit is highlighted. MEMO By pressing the [TR/SAMPLER] button you can apply an effect to the TR-S/sampler sound. * In Serato DJ’s Sampler panel, set OUTPUT to “A.” 3 select Hold down the effect the [SHIFT] type. button and press an effect button to The effect type changes each time you press the button. 4 Press the effect button to turn the effect on (button lit). 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 4 5 Single FX mode You can select one effect for each effect unit, and control multiple parameters of the selected effect. 5 Use the effect parameter knobs to adjust the effect depth. 6 Use the [BEATS] knob to adjust the time at which the effect is applied. * If you press the knob, the setting is set to “1.” MEMO By tapping the [TAP] button at the desired interval, you can set the value that is the basis for the time at which the effect is applied. Single FX Mode Operations 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [TAP] button to select single FX mode. Each time you press the button, you alternate between single FX mode and multi FX mode. 2 Press the [1] or [2] button of the deck (channel) that you want to operate, to select the effect unit that will be used. In the DJ-FX panel of the Serato DJ screen, the number of the deck that uses the effect unit is highlighted. MEMO By pressing the [TR/SAMPLER] button you can apply an effect to the TR-S/sampler sound. * In Serato DJ’s Sampler panel, set OUTPUT to “A.” 3 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the effect 1 button to select the effect type. It does not matter which effect button you press. The effect type changes each time you press the button. 4 Press the effect 1 button to turn the effect on (button lit). 5 Press the effect 2 or 3 button to switch the value of the effect parameters. 6 Use the effect parameter 2 or 3 knobs to adjust the value of the effect parameters. Operating the DJ-505 7 Use the effect parameter 1 knob to adjust the effect depth. 8 Use the [BEATS] knob to adjust the time at which the effect is applied. * If you press the knob, the setting is set to “1.” Recording 2 Click [REC] to start recording. 3 To stop recording, click [REC] once again. MEMO By tapping the [TAP] button at the desired interval, you can set the value that is the basis for the time at which the effect is applied. Changing the Effect Tempo Serato DJ lets you set the tempo of the effect in either of two ways. Auto tempo mode (default setting) The effect tempo is determined based on the BPM value of the song. Manual tempo mode The basic tempo (BPM value) for the effect is set by the interval at which you tap the [TAP] button. Switching the tempo mode 5 In auto tempo mode, tap the [TAP] button three or more times to switch to manual tempo mode. 5 In manual tempo mode, long-press the [TAP] button to reset the specified tempo and switch to auto tempo mode. You can use Serato DJ’s recording functionality to record sounds that you’ve mixed on the DJ-505. * For details, refer to the Serato DJ owner’s manual. 4 To save, enter a file name in the text entry field and click [Save]. Audio from devices such as a DJ player or turntable (analog) can be input directly to the rear panel INPUT (CH 1, CH 2) jacks, and mixed by the DJ-505’s mixer section. You can also use Serato DJ’s effect units to apply effects to the external audio inputs. In “System Settings” (p. 22), you can specify a dedicated effect (reverb, delay) for the audio that's input from the mic connected to the MIC IN jack. Inputting Sound from a DJ Player 1 Connect your DJ player or other line-level device to any of the INPUT (CH 1, CH 2) jacks. 2 As appropriate for the channel to which your line-level device is connected, set the corresponding front panel [CH 1] or [CH 2] switch to “LINE.”

1 In Serato DJ, click the [REC] key to access the REC panel. Inputting Sound from an External Device 3 Use the [TRIM] knob and channel fader to adjust the output level. 5 You can use the [HI], [MID], and [LOW] knobs to adjust the volume of the high, mid, and low-frequency regions. 5 You can use the [FILTER] knob to apply a filter. 5 You can operate the effect section to apply Serato DJ’s effects. Inputting Sound from a Turntable 1 Connect your turntable to either of the INPUT jacks (CH 1 or CH 2). 2 As appropriate for the channel to which your turntable is connected, set the corresponding front panel [CH 1] or [CH 2] switch to “PHONO.” 3 Use the [TRIM] knob and channel fader to adjust the output level. 5 You can use the [HI], [MID], and [LOW] knobs to adjust the volume of the high, mid, and low-frequency regions. 5 You can use the [FILTER] knob to apply a filter. 5 You can operate the effect section to apply Serato DJ’s effects. Inputting Sound from a Mic 1 Connect your mic to the MIC IN jack. 2 Use the rear panel [MIC SENS] knob to adjust the mic input sensitivity. 3 Use the front panel [MIC LEVEL] knob to adjust the audio output level of the mic. 5 In “System Settings” (p. 22), you can specify dedicated effects (reverb, delay) for the mic input. 17 18Operating the DJ-505 TR-S Operations You can create rhythm tracks using sounds of the Roland TR-808 rhythm machine etc. You can also create patterns using the samples of Serato DJ. What are instruments? These are the drum sounds used by the TR-S section. You can change each instrument to the sound that you prefer. BD bass drum SD snare drum CH closed hi-hat OH open hi-hat LT low tom HC hand clap RS rim shot RC ride cymbal What are patterns? Instrument performance data that you record using TR-REC (step recording) or INST-REC (realtime recording) is called a “pattern.” The TR-S section lets you create and save 16 patterns. Playing, Copying, or Deleting Patterns Playing patterns 1 Press the [PATTERN] button to make it light. 2 Press a TR-S pad [1]–[16] to select the pattern that you want to play. The TR-S pad that you pressed is lit. 5 By holding down a TR-S pad and pressing the TR-S pad whose pattern you want to play next, you can play back the selected patterns consecutively. 3 Press the [START/STOP] button. The pattern starts playing. 5 If you select the next pattern during playback, the TR-S pad that you pressed blinks. 5 Turning the [VALUE] knob changes the playback tempo (BPM 5.0–800.0). Holding down the [SHIFT] button and turning the [VALUE] knob changes the value in steps of 10. 5 By holding down the [SHIFT] button and pressing the mixer section’s TR/SAMPLER [CUE] button, you can specify the tempo of the pattern by the interval at which you repeatedly press the TR/SAMPLER [CUE] button (Tap Tempo function). Loop-playing a specific step (STEP LOOP) While a pattern is playing, you can loop-play the selected step. All instruments played by the selected step will loop-play. 1 Press the [START/STOP] button to play back the pattern. 2 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [SCALE] button to make it blink rapidly. 3 Press the TR-S pad of the step that you want to loop-play. The selected step starts playing as a loop. When you take your finger off of the TR-S pad, pattern playback resumes. 5 If you press the TR-S pad while holding down the [SHIFT] button, the step continues loop-playback even after you take your finger off of the TR-S pad (Hold). To cancel Hold, press the TR-S pad. Changing the groove (SHUFFLE) You can adjust the shuffle (the feel of rhythmic bounce). You can create shuffle rhythms by adjusting the timing at which backbeats of the pattern are heard. 1 Press the [SHUFFLE] button to make it blink. 2 Use the [VALUE] knob to adjust the timing of the notes. Display (Value) Explanation S-50–S 50 Higher values delay the timing of the notes correspondingly, and lower values advance the timing. Adjusting a pattern’s playback timing forward or backward (NUDGE) Here’s how to adjust the nudge setting. This moves the pattern's playback timing forward or backward, letting you control the feel of the rhythm. 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [SHUFFLE] button to make it blink rapidly. 2 Use the [VALUE] knob to adjust the timing of the notes. Display (Value) Explanation n-24–n 24 Higher values make the note timing earlier; lower values make the note timing later. Copying a pattern 1 Press the [PATTERN] button to make it light. 2 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press one of the TR-S pads [1]–[16] to select the copy-source pattern. TR-S pads that you can select as a copy-destination are blinking yellow. * If you decide to cancel the operation, press the [PATTERN] button or [TR-REC] button. 3 Press one of the blinking TR-S pads [1]–[16] to select the copy- destination pattern. * If you copy a pattern while a pattern is playing, the copy-destination pattern plays automatically. Clearing a pattern 1 Press the [PATTERN] button to make it light. 2 Hold down the [CLEAR] button and press the TR-S pad for the pattern that you want to clear. The pattern that had been saved in the TR-S pad you pressed is cleared. Clearing an instrument You can clear just a specified instrument (sample) from a pattern. 1 Press the [INST] button to make it light. 2 Hold down the [CLEAR] button and press the TR-S pad for the instrument that you want to clear (one of the [1] (BD)–[8] (RC), [9] (S1)–[16] (RC) pads). Operating the DJ-505 Changing Instruments/Kits Changing the entire kit of instrument sounds You can use twelve kits. 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [INST] button to make it blink. 2 Press the TR-S pad [1]–[12] to select the kit 1–12. The TR-S pad that you pressed is blinking. Changing the sound of an individual instrument MEMO When you change sounds, the change is automatically saved in the settings of the currently selected kit. 1 Press the [INST] button to make it light. 2 Hold down one of the TR-S pads [1] (BD)–[8] (RC) and turn the [VALUE] knob. The display shows the selected sound. Operation Display Explanation [1] (BD) + [VALUE] knob Changing all instruments to the sounds of a specific model In a single operation, you can change the instruments of a kit to the sounds of a specific model of rhythm machine (either the TR-808, TR-909, TR-707, or TR-606). MEMO When you change sounds, the change is automatically saved in the settings of the currently selected kit. 1 make Hold down it blink. the [SHIFT] button and press the [INST] button to 2 you While want holding to change, down the turn TR-S the [VALUE] pad of the knob kit whose to select instruments the desired sounds. Display (Value) Explanation 80 TR-808 sounds 90 TR-909 sounds 70 TR-707 sounds 60 TR-606 sounds Adjusting the sound of an instrument 80.bd TR-808 bass drum MEMO 90.bd TR-909 bass drum When you change sounds, the change is automatically saved in the 80.b1 TR-808 bass drum (long decay) settings of the currently selected kit. 70.bd TR-707 bass drum 60.bd TR-606 bass drum 80.Sd TR-808 snare drum [2] (SD) + [VALUE] knob 90.Sd TR-909 snare drum 70.Sd TR-707 snare drum Operation Explanation [LEVEL] knob Adjusts the volume of the selected instrument. Value: 0–100 60.Sd TR-606 snare drum [ATTACK] knob [3] (CH) + [VALUE] knob Adjusts the strength of the attack if the TR-S pad [1] (BD) is selected, or adjusts the sound of the snare rattle if the TR-S pad [2] (SD) is selected. 80.Ch TR-808 closed hi-hat Value: 0–100 90.Ch TR-909 closed hi-hat 70.Ch TR-707 closed hi-hat [TUNE] knob Adjusts the tuning (pitch) of the selected instrument. Value: 0–100 60.Ch TR-606 closed hi-hat 80.Oh TR-808 open hi-hat [DECAY] knob Adjusts the decay length of the selected instrument. Value: 0–100 [4] (OH) + [VALUE] knob 90.Oh TR-909 open hi-hat 70.Oh TR-707 open hi-hat 60.Oh TR-606 open hi-hat Specifying effects for a kit Dedicated effects of the TR-S can be specified for each kit. [5] (LT) + [VALUE] knob MEMO When you specify an effect, it is automatically saved within the settings of the currently selected kit. 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [INST] button or [PATTERN] button to make it blink. 2 Use the following knobs to specify the effects. Operation Effects Explanation [ATTACK] knob COMPRESSOR Makes the overall volume more consistent. Value: 0–100 [TUNE] knob DRIVE Produces distortion. Value: 0–100 [DECAY] knob TRANSIENT 80.Lt TR-808 low tom 90.Lt TR-909 low tom 70.Lt TR-707 low tom 60.Lt TR-606 low tom [6] (HC) + [VALUE] knob 80.Hc TR-808 hand clap 90.Hc TR-909 hand clap 70.Hc TR-707 hand clap [7] (RS) + [VALUE] knob 80.rs TR-808 rim shot 90.rs TR-909 rim shot 70.rs TR-707 rim shot [8] (RC) + [VALUE] knob 80.Cb TR-808 cowbell 90.rc TR-909 ride cymbal 70.rc TR-707 ride cymbal 60.CY TR-606 cymbal Gives the sound sharper definition by boosting the attack and suppressing the decay. Value: 0–100 Copying a kit 1 make Hold down it blink. the [SHIFT] button and press the [INST] button to 2 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press one of the TR-S pads [1]–[12] to select the copy-source kit. TR-S pads that you can select as a copy-destination are blinking yellow. * If you decide to cancel the operation, press the [PATTERN] button or [TR-REC] button. 3 Press one of the blinking TR-S pads [1]–[12] to select the copy- destination kit. 19 20Operating the DJ-505 TR-REC (Step Recording) In this method of recording, you create a pattern by specifying the steps at which each instrument is sounded. You can also create a pattern while it plays. 1 Press the [TR-REC] button to make it light. 2 Press the TR-S pads [1]–[16] to specify the steps at which you want a note to be sounded. Entering quiet beats By holding down the [SHIFT] button and pressing the TR-S pad [1]–[16] of the instrument that you want to record, you can make the instrument sound a quiet beat on the specified step. If a quiet beat is specified, the TR-S pad illumination is dimmer. Inputting velocity Hold down the TR-S pad [1]–[16] of the instrument whose velocity you want to specify, and turn the [VALUE] knob to specify the velocity. Display (Value) 0–127 Inputting step roll Hold down the TR-S pad [1]–[16] of the instrument for which you want to specify a roll, and press the [TR-REC] button to specify a roll. The instrument plays repeatedly at timing intervals of the beat that you specify. Display (Value) Explanation 1_16, 1_32, 1_48, 1_64 1/16 beat, 1/32 beat, 1/48 beat, 1/64 beat Specifying the instrument Here’s how to specify the instrument (sample) that is recorded. 1 Press the [INST] button to make it light. The TR-S pad of the currently selected instrument blinks. 2 Press one of the TR-S pads [1] (BD)–[8] (RC). Specifying a Serato DJ sample as an instrument If samples are saved in Serato DJ’s sample player, you can create a pattern with the samples selected by the TR-S pads [9] (S1)–[16] (S8) used as instruments. Specifying the scale Here’s how to specify the note length of one step. 1 Press the [SCALE] button to make it blink. 2 Use the [VALUE] knob to specify the scale. The display shows the current scale. Display Scale Explanation 8t 8th note triplet ( ̄) Three steps will be one beat. 16t 16th note triplet ( ́) Six steps will be one beat. 16 16th note ( ̃) Four steps will be one beat. 32 32nd note (`) Eight steps will be one beat. Specifying the pattern length (last step) You can specify the number of steps (last step) that the pattern uses. 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [SCALE] button to make it blink rapidly. The display shows the current last step. 2 Use the [VALUE] knob to specify the last step. Display (Value) LS 1–16 Specifying an accent You can add an accent to a step. An accented step plays at a higher volume than usual. 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [PATTERN] button to make it blink. 2 Press the TR-S pads [1]–[16] to specify the steps that you want to accent. 3 Use the [LEVEL] knob to adjust the strength of the accent. Clearing a recorded instrument (sample)/accent from the pattern While step-recording TR-REC or accents, you can press the [CLEAR] button to clear the instrument (sample)/accent that is recorded in the steps that play while you hold down the button. INST-REC (Realtime Recording) In this method of recording you create a pattern by recording your performance on the performance pads in real time. 1 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [TR-REC] button to make it blink. 2 Press the [START/STOP] button. 3 Strike the performance pads to record your performance. To record BD–RC instruments Press the [TR] button to make it light. Instruments are assigned to the performance pads as follows. Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3 Sample 4 Sample 5 Sample 6 Sample 7 Sample 8 Clearing a recorded instrument from the pattern During INST-REC, you can hold down the [SHIFT] button and press a performance pad to clear the corresponding instrument. BD SD CH OH LT HC RS RC To record Serato DJ samples Press the [SAMPLER] button to make it light. Samples are assigned to the performance pads as follows. * By holding down the [SHIFT] button and pressing the [INST] button to make it blink, and then pressing a TR-S pad [13]–[16], you can switch between sample player banks A–D. Operating the DJ-505 Synchronizing the TR-S Tempo with the Serato DJ Tempo If you press the TR-S [SYNC] button, the tempo of the TR-S is synchronized with the tempo of the song that’s loaded into the deck. The tempo shown in Serato DJ’s virtual deck will be the same as the tempo shown in the TR-S display. Backing Up or Restoring TR-S Data Backup Here’s how to back up all patterns and instrument settings of the TR-S to your computer. 1 power. While holding down the TR/SAMPLER [CUE] button, turn on the TR-S pads [1]–[16] and performance pads blink green. 2 Use a USB cable to connect the DJ-505 to your computer. TR-S pads [1]–[16] and performance pads light green. 3 On your computer, open the “Roland” drive. 4 Open the “BACKUP” folder, and copy all files from dj_prm_kit1. prm dj_prm_ptn16.prm through dj_prm_kit12.prm to your computer. and dj_prm_ptn1.prm through 5 When copying is completed, operate your computer to eject the “Roland” drive. 6 Disconnect the USB cable. TR-S pads [1]–[16] and performance pads return to blinking green. 7 Turn off the power. Restore Here’s how to restore the backed-up TR-S data from your computer to the DJ-505. 1 power. While holding down the TR/SAMPLER [CUE] button, turn on the TR-S pads [1]–[16] and performance pads blink green. 2 Use a USB cable to connect the DJ-505 to your computer. TR-S pads [1]–[16] and performance pads light green. 3 On your computer, open the “Roland” drive. 4 folder. Copy the backup files into the “Roland” drive’s “RESTORE” 5 When copying is completed, operate your computer to eject the “Roland” drive. 6 Disconnect the USB cable. 7 Wait until the TR-S pads [1]–[16] and performance pads blinking green. NOTE Never turn off the power until the TR-S pads and performance pads blinking green. 8 Turn off the power. Using the DJ-505 in Stand-Alone Mode You can use the DJ-505 when it is not connected to Serato DJ (when Serato DJ is not running). In stand-alone mode, you can use the following functions in each section of the DJ-505. Section Available functions Mixer section [TRIM] knobs * Does not work if the [CH 1] or [CH 2] switch is set to “PC.” [HI], [MID], [LOW] knobs [FILTER] knobs Channel [CUE] buttons Channel faders [MASTER LEVEL] knob [BOOTH LEVEL] knob [MIXING] knob [TR/SAMPLER LEVEL] knob TR/SAMPLER [CUE] button Cross fader Front panel [CROSS FADER CURVE] switch [CROSS FADER REVERSE] switch [CH 1], [CH 2] switches [VOLUME] knob [MIC LEVEL] knob TR-S section All functionality can be used except for Serato Sampler playback and the [SYNC] button. Deck section A MIDI message is transmitted when you operate a button/knob. Performance pads * With the default settings, the unit is in TR mode. You can switch to another mode, but in modes other than TR mode, pressing a button or pad only transmits MIDI messages. Others 5 When you move (press) a top panel controller (except for the controllers of the TR-S section), MIDI messages are transmitted. 5 MIDI messages are transmitted from the PC port. Only MIDI messages for synchronization are transmitted from the MIDI OUT connector. 21 22 System Settings 1 power. While holding down the [LOAD] button in the right side (R channel) of the browser section, and press the [POWER] switch to turn on the The DJ-505 is in system setting mode, and the [START/STOP] button of the TR-S section is blinking. 2 Press the TR-S pad or button that corresponds with the setting you want to make. The display shows the current value. 3 Use the [VALUE] knob to change the value of the setting. 4 When you’ve finished making settings, press the blinking [START/STOP] button. After a few seconds, the display shows “CONp.” 5 Turn the DJ-505’s power off and then on again. Pad Item Value (Bold: default) Explanation TR-S pad Adjusts the strength of the low cut filter applied to the mic audio. [1] Mic audio low cut filter setting OFF, 1–10 1–10 Higher values produce a stronger effect. OFF The low cut filter is not applied. [2] Mic audio noise gate setting OFF, 1–10 Specifies the strength of the noise gate applied to the mic audio. 1–10 As the value increases, even higher-level sound will be cut. OFF The noise gate is not applied. [3] Mic input effect selection OFF, (Reverb), dLy (Delay), (Delay + Reverb) Specifies the effect that is applied to the mic audio. Reverb Reverb is applied. Delay Delay is applied. Delay + Reverb Delay and reverb are applied simultaneously. OFF No effect is applied. [4] Mic input effect setting OFF, 1–4–10 Adjusts the depth of the effect that is applied to the mic audio. 1–10 Higher values apply the effect more deeply. OFF No effect is applied. [5] BOOTH OUT jack setting On, OFF Specifies whether the mic audio is output (On) or is not output (OFF) from the BOOTH OUT jacks. [6] DVS input selection PHOn (PHONO), Line (LINE), (AUX) Selects the input signal when using DVS. Phono The phono-level (a connected turntable without an EQ amp) input is the source. Line The line-level (a connected DJ player or turntable with an EQ amp) is the source. Aux DVS is not used; rather, the input to the INPUT (CH 1, CH 2) jacks is used as the AUX signal. [7] EQ ([HI]/[MID]/[LOW] knobs) maximum value 3db, 6db Specifies the maximum value of the equalizer. When the [HI]/[MID]/[LOW] knobs of each channel are turned all the way to the right, they have the value specified here. * This setting is effective only in stand-alone mode. [8] Master output attenuator level 0, -3, -6, -12, -18 (dB) Specifies the attenuation level of the master output. The master output level decreases by the amount of this value. [9] BOOTH OUT attenuator level 0, -3, -6, -12, -18 (dB) Specifies the attenuation level of the booth output. The booth output level decreases by the amount of this value. [10] Cross fader curve Line (Linear), poU- (Power) Specifies the curve of the cross fader. Linear Power center left/right * This setting is effective only in stand-alone mode. [11] Margin at both ends of cross fader 0, 1–10 Specifies the margin at both ends of the cross fader. Higher values increase the margin, providing more play at each end of the cross fader. [12] Performance pad velocity curve LoU- (Low), Nid (Mid), Hi(Hi) high Level low Position of fader Specifies the velocity curve of the performance pads (the way in which the level changes in response to the strength of your strike on the pad). Low Mid Hi weak strong [13] TR-S section knob mode PiccW (Pick), JUNP (Jump) highLevel low Strength of pad strike Specifies how the knobs in the TR-S section operate. Pick If there is a discrepancy between the recalled value and the position of the knob, data is output only after you turn the knob to the position that matches the value. Jump Data is always output according to the position of the knob. [14] Demo mode time setting OFF, 1–10–30 Specifies the time (minutes) from when the DJ-505 was last operated until it enters demo mode. If this is OFF, demo mode will not operate. [15] LED brightness adjustment 0–3 Adjusts the brightness when a button, pad, or indicator is lit. Higher values decrease the brightness. [16] Auto Off function (p. 10) setting On, OFF When no operation has been performed for a certain length of time, the power turns off automatically. If you don’t want the power to turn off automatically, set this “OFF.” System Settings Pad Item Value (Bold: default) Explanation L channel Performance pad Returning to the Factory Settings (Factory Reset) The system settings and TR-S patterns stored in the DJ-505 can be returned to their factory-set state (factory reset). 1 While holding down the [LOAD] button in the left side (L channel) of the the power. browser section, and press the [POWER] switch to turn on The display indicates “ ,” and the [START/STOP] button of the TR-S section blinks. * If you decide to cancel the operation, turn off the power. 2 Press the blinking [START/STOP] button. Factory reset begins. When the display indicates “ ,” factory reset is complete. NOTE Never turn off the power until the display indicates “ .” 3 Turn the DJ-505’s power off and then on again. [1] Performance pad sensitivity adjustment 0–20–30 Adjusts the sensitivity of the performance pads. Lower values improve the sensitivity. [2] Jog dial top surface sensitivity adjustment rNL (Normal), (Lev1)–5 Adjusts the sensitivity for when you take your hand off of the jog dial. Normal Normal sensitivity. Lev1–5 Higher values improve the response. [3] Backspin length OFF, (Short), nrNL (Normal), LOnG (Long) When applying backspin to the jog dial, this setting lets you make backspin continue longer than the distance that the jog dial actually rotated. OFF Backspin operation occurs according to the actual distance of rotation. Short Backspin operation is shorter than with the Normal setting. Normal Backspin operation occurs longer than the actual distance of rotation. Long Backspin operation is longer than with the Normal setting. 23

24 Using Serato Flip If you purchase the separately sold Serato Flip Expansion Pack, hot cue operations can be recorded and recalled in Serato DJ. * For support information on Serato Flip Expansion Pack, refer to the Serato website. https://support serato com/hc/en-us Purchasing Serato Flip Expansion Pack From Serato DJ’s my serato screen, purchase “Serato Flip Expansion Pack.” * You can also purchase this from the Serato online store. http://store serato com/us/software 1 Connect an internet-connected computer to the DJ-505’s USB port. 2 Turn on the power of the DJ-505. 3 Start Serato DJ. 4 In the lower right of the Serato DJ screen, click [MY SERATO]. 5 Enter your email address, and click [CONTINUE]. The password entry screen appears. 6 Enter your password, and click [LOGIN]. The email address entry screen appears. 7 In the my serato screen, click the “EXPANSION PACKS” tab. 8 Select “Serato FLIP,” and click [BUY USD XX]. The “Serato Flip Expansion Pack” voucher code is sent to you. Keep it in a safe place where it will not be lost. Activating the Serato Flip Expansion Pack 1 In the upper right of the my serato screen, click [ENTER VOUCHER CODE]. 3 In the upper right of the Serato DJ main screen, click [SETUP] to access the SETUP screen.

9 As directed by the screen, enter the necessary items. The voucher code entry screen appears. 2 Enter the voucher code, and click [ACTIVATE]. 4 Click [Expansion Packs], and then select “Flip.” 5 Make sure that “Enable Serato Flip” has a check mark. If it does not have a check mark, add a check mark. 6 Close Serato DJ. 7 Turn off the power of the DJ-505, wait about one minute, and then turn the power on again. 8 Restart Serato DJ. * After you activate Serato Flip, you must restart Serato DJ. If you don’t restart, Serato DJ might not respond when you operate the DJ-505. Using Serato Flip * If “Flip” is not shown, double-click the [MY PRODUCTS] tab in the my serato screen, and check whether “Serato Flip” is activated. If the following screen appears, click [ACTIVATE]. Flip Display in the Serato DJ Screen Virtual deck screen 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Flip tab Use this to see the Flip slots. 2 Flip play/trigger Use these to turn on the Flip that you want to recall, and play from the beginning of the Flip. 3 Flip start time Each Flip slot shows the start time of the Flip. When Flip is on, the Flip starts playing when the song reaches this time. * You can double-click to assign a name to the Flip. 4 Flip slot on/off Turns the Flip on/off. Even if Flip is on, Flip playback does not start until the song reaches the Flip start time. 5 Flip slot loop If this is highlighted, the Flip plays as a loop. 6 Flip slot delete Deletes the Flip. Serato DJ Flip panel 7 8 9 10 11 12 7 Flip record Puts the Flip in a record-ready state. Even if Flip record is on, Flip recording does not start immediately. Flip recording starts when playback is started by hot cue after Flip record is turned on. To end Flip recording, turn Flip record off. 8 Flip play Turns Flip on, and starts playback from the beginning of the Flip. If the Flip is currently playing, return to the beginning of the Flip. 9 Flip on/off Turns the Flip on/off. Even if Flip is on, Flip playback does not start until the song reaches the Flip start time. 10 Flip loop If this is highlighted, the Flip plays as a loop. 11 Flip save Saves the recorded Flip in the Flip slot. 12 Flip loop snap If this is highlighted, the Flip end point is automatically adjusted to match the beat location. 25 26Using Serato Flip Flip Operations Here we explain the procedure for using Serato Flip to create a song that has a different structure than the original song. Original song Intro Verse 1 Verse 2 Ending Verse 1 Verse 1 Verse 2 Ending NOTE You can use the PARAMETER [−] [+] buttons to operate Flip only in HOT CUE mode. Specifying Hot Cue 1 Load the song. 2 Press the [HOT CUE] button to make it light white. Hot cue mode is selected. 3 the Press illustration a performance below. pad to make the hot cue settings shown in HOT CUE HOT CUE 1 2 Intro Verse 1 Verse 2 Ending Creating a Flip 1 In Serato DJ, click the [Flip] key to access the Flip panel. 2 In the virtual deck screen, click the Flip tab to see the Flip slots. 3 state. Press the PARAMETER [−] button to select the Flip record-ready 4 illustration Play back the below. song, and operate hot cue as shown in the HOT CUE HOT CUE 1 1 Verse 1 Verse 1 Verse 2 Ending 5 recording. Press the PARAMETER [−] button once again to stop Flip When Flip recording stops, loop playback of the recorded Flip starts. * The recorded Flip is held in temporary memory, and is not yet saved. If you exit Serato DJ without saving it to a Flip slot, the Flip is lost. Saving the Flip 1 In the virtual deck screen, click a Flip slot to select the save- destination for the Flip. 2 In the Flip panel, click [Save]. Recalling and Playing a Flip 1 In the virtual desk screen, click a Flip slot to select a Flip slot. 2 Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the PARAMETER [−] button to turn Flip loop playback on/off. If Flip slot loop in the virtual deck screen or Flip loop in the Flip panel is highlighted, the Flip plays as a loop. * If there is an unsaved Flip in temporary memory, the loop setting of the Flip in temporary memory is turned on/off. If the Flip in temporary memory is saved to a Flip slot, the loop setting of Flip in the selected Flip slot is turned on/off. 3 Play back the song, and press the PARAMETER [+] button to play the Flip. * If there is an unsaved Flip in temporary memory, the Flip that is in temporary memory is recalled. If the Flip in temporary memory is saved to a Flip slot, the Flip that is in the selected Flip slot is recalled. The recalled Flip plays from the beginning of the Flip. 5 By holding down the [SHIFT] button and pressing the PARAMETER [+] button, you can turn the Flip on without moving to the start of the Flip. In this case, the Flip plays when the song playback location reaches the beginning of the Flip. Moving to the beginning of the Flip while a Flip is playing 1 While the Flip is playing, press the PARAMETER [+] button. Each time you press the button, playback returns to the beginning of the Flip and continues. 4 To end the Flip, hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the PARAMETER [+] button. Saved Flip Operations By pressing a performance pad you can play back a saved Flip. 1 Press the [HOT CUE] button twice to make the button light orange. Saved Flip mode is selected. 2 Press a lit performance pad. The Flip that is in the Flip slot corresponding to the pad you pressed starts playing. 5 If you hold down the [SHIFT] button and press a lit performance pad, the Flip that is in the corresponding Flip slot is recalled, but you won’t move to the beginning of the Flip. In this case, the Flip plays when the song playback position reaches the beginning of the flip.

Using Serato DVS If you purchase the separately sold Serato DVS Expansion Pack, you can control a Serato DJ deck from a DJ player or turntable (analog) that’s connected to the DJ-505. * For support information on Serato DVS Expansion Pack, refer to the Serato website. https://support serato com/hc/en-us Purchasing Serato DVS Expansion Pack From Serato DJ’s my serato screen, purchase “Serato DVS Expansion Pack.” * You can also purchase this from the Serato online store. http://store serato com/us/software 1 Connect an internet-connected computer to the DJ-505’s USB port. 2 Turn on the power of the DJ-505. 3 Start Serato DJ. 4 In the lower right of the Serato DJ screen, click [MY SERATO]. 5 Enter your email address, and click [CONTINUE]. The password entry screen appears. 6 Enter your password, and click [LOGIN]. The email address entry screen appears. 7 In the my serato screen, click the “EXPANSION PACKS” tab. 8 Select “DVS EXPANSION,” and click [BUY USD XX]. 9 As directed by the screen, enter the necessary items. The “Serato Flip Expansion Pack” voucher code is sent to you. Keep it in a safe place where it will not be lost. Activating the Serato DVS Expansion Pack 1 In the upper right of the my serato screen, click [ENTER VOUCHER CODE]. 3 In the upper right of the Serato DJ main screen, click [SETUP] to access the SETUP screen.

The voucher code entry screen appears. 2 Enter the voucher code, and click [ACTIVATE]. 4 Click [Expansion Packs], and then select “Vinyl/CDJ Control.” 27 28Using Serato DVS * If “Vinyl/CDJ Control” is not shown, double-click the [MY PRODUCTS] tab in the my serato screen, and check whether “DVS EXPANSION” is activated. If the following screen appears, click [ACTIVATE]. 5 Make sure that “Enable Vinyl/CDJ Control” has a check mark. If it does not have a check mark, add a check mark. 6 Close Serato DJ. 7 Turn off the power of the DJ-505, wait about one minute, and then turn the power on again. When the Serato DVS Expansion is activated, the DJ-505’s sound card mode switches to “DVS mode.” While the DJ-505 is in “DVS mode,” the state is as shown below. Wait until switching is complete (approximately one minute). When switching is complete, the state is as shown below. 8 Restart Serato DJ. Wait until the virtual deck with a VINYL control mode button appears. * It may take some time until you see the virtual deck with the VINYL control mode button. Using Serato DVS About the Virtual Deck Screen In REL mode REL mode This mode detects only the forward/backward movements of the control record/CD. Switches between REL mode and ABS mode. You can use hot cue and loop playback as on a DJ player. 2 INT mode button Select INT mode when not using DVS. 3 Cue point tab Shows some of the hot cue points and loop slots. 4 Flip tab Shows the flip slots. 5 Loop tab Shows the loop slots. 6 Auto loop defined length Shows the loop length of the auto loop / cue loop. This shows the relation between the pad position and loop length when using loop roll. In ABS mode ABS mode This mode links the playback position of the control record/CD with the playback position of the track. 7 8 9 10 7 VINYL control mode button Switches between REL mode and ABS mode 8 INT mode button Select INT mode when not using DVS. 9 Cue point tab Shows some of the hot cue points. * In ABS mode, you can make hot cue settings but cannot recall hot cues. 10 Album art tab Shows album art. 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 VINYL control mode button Settings for Using DVS Turntable/DJ Player Connections NOTE When using DVS, you cannot combine a turntable with a DJ player. You must use either two turntables or two DJ players. 1 Turn off the power of the DJ-505. 2 Connect your turntables or DJ players as described in “Rear Panel (Connecting Your Equipment).” * Be sure to connect the ground wire of the turntable to the DJ-505’s PHONO GROUND terminal. 3 As appropriate for the connected channels, set the front panel [CH 1] or [CH 2] switch to “PC.” Serato DJ Settings 1 In the upper right of the Serato DJ main screen, click [Setup] to access the SETUP screen. 2 Click the [Audio] tab, and select either “TURNTABLES” or “CDJS.” TURNTABLES PHONO (when using a turntable without an EQ amp) CDJS LINE (when using a DJ player, or a turntable with an EQ amp) Adjusting the Control Signal 1 For the channel to which the turntable or DJ player is connected, set the [CH 1] or [CH 2] switch (front panel) to “PC.” 2 Place the control record on the turntable. (If using a DJ player, place the control CD.) NOTE 5 The control record is sold separately. You can purchase it from a nearby dealer who carries Serato DJ equipment, or from the following Serato online store. http://store serato com/us/vinyl/ 5 The control CD can be downloaded free of charge from the Serato website. http://serato com/controlcd/downloads 3 Play back the control record or CD. 4 In the upper right of the Serato DJ main screen, click [Setup] to access the SETUP screen. A green circle is shown on the calibration deck scope. 29 30Using Serato DVS * If the calibration deck is not shown, go to the SETUP screen’s “EXPANSION PACKS” tab, select [Vinyl/CDJ Control], and make sure that there is a check mark on “Enable Vinyl/CDJ control.” * If the green circle is not shown on the scope, check the following items. 5 The turntable/DJ player is correctly connected with the DJ-505. 5 The ground wire of the turntable is connected to the DJ-505’s PHONO GROUND terminal. 5 Make adjustments so that the green circle is a perfect circle. L/R Balance Compensates for distortion in the vertical direction. P/A Balance Compensates for distortion in the horizontal direction. Zoom Enlarges the circle in the scope. Noise Sensitivity If the control signal is below the value specified here, it is treated as noise. Estimate With the needle placed on the record of the stopped turntable, or with the DJ player paused or stopped, holding down this button moves the “Noise Sensitivity.” * For details, refer to the Serato DJ owner’s manual. 6 Repeat steps 1–5 to adjust the control signal of all turntables or DJ players. Playing a Song with DVS 1 to In the select virtual either deck REL screen, mode or click ABS the mode. VINYL control mode button 2 Import a song as described in “Importing a Song” (p. 11). 3 Load the song as described in “Loading a Song” (p. 11). 4 Operate your turntable or DJ player to play back the control record or CD. The song that’s loaded into the deck plays. 5 Move the channel fader upward and turn the [TRIM] knob toward the right to adjust the volume. Adjust the volume so that the channel level indicator’s OVER segment does not light. 6 level Turn the of the [MASTER speakers. LEVEL] knob toward the right to adjust the Functions Available When Using DVS When using DVS, the available functions are limited as follows. Function REL mode ABS mode Performance pads Hot cue ( (*1) Roll ( Slicer ( Slicer loop ( Sampler ( ( Velocity sampler ( ( Cue loop ( Saved loop ( Saved flip ( Loop Loop ( Loop active ( Loop half/double/shift ( Loop in ( Loop slot select ( 4 beat loop ( Loop out ( Re-loop ( Loop exit ( Transpose Play/Pause/Stutter Temporary cue ( Sync ( Jog dial Scratch Pitch bend ( Skip ( Tempo control Tempo slider Key lock ( ( Tempo reset Tempo range Flip Flip rec ( Flip loop ( Flip start ( Flip on/off ( Flip slot select ( Flip save ( Others Censor ( Reverse play Rec ( ( (*1) Only hot cue settings are possible. Recall is not possible. Appendix Troubleshooting If the DJ-505 does not function in the way you expect, first check the following points. If this does not resolve the problem, consult your dealer or a nearby Roland service center. Problem Items to check Action Page The power does not turn on Are the included AC adaptor and power cord correctly connected to an outlet and to the DJ-505? Make sure that the DJ-505’s AC adaptor is correctly connected to an AC outlet and to the rear panel power connector, and that the adaptor itself and AC power cord are connected correctly. p. 10 Serato DJ does not start Is Serato DJ installed correctly? Uninstall Serato DJ, and then reinstall it. If you’re using Windows, is the user account specified correctly? Create a new user account with administrative install the USB driver and Serato DJ. privileges. After creating the account, p. 3 The DJ-505 is not recognized Is the USB cable connected correctly? Make sure that the USB cable is connected correctly. Could you have connected via a USB hub? You cannot use a USB hub. Connect the DJ-505 directly to your computer via a USB cable. Is the USB driver installed correctly? Uninstall the USB driver, and then reinstall it. Is Serato DJ updated to the most recent version? Use the most recent version of Serato DJ. p. 3 Jog dial does not respond Could the jog dial be dirty? If the top surface of the jog dial is dirty or if your hand is dirty, the jog dial might not respond. Make sure that the jog dial and your hand are clean. No sound, or insufficient volume Are the knobs and faders that adjust the volume set correctly? Set the [TRIM] knob, channel fader, cross fader, [TR/SAMPLER] level fader, and [MASTER LEVEL] knob to the appropriate positions. p. 7 Is the [CH 1] or [CH 2] switch set correctly? Set the [CH 1] or [CH 2] switch appropriately for the input source. p. 8 Are the powered speakers or amp connected correctly? Check the connections of the powered speakers or amp. p. 9 Are the connected powered speakers or amp set correctly? Check the volume settings of the powered speakers or amp. Sound is distorted Is the [TRIM] knob set correctly? Set the [TRIM] knob to the appropriate position. Is the [MASTER LEVEL] knob set correctly? Set the [MASTER LEVEL] knob so that the red area of the MASTER level indicator does p. 7 not light. Mic sound is not output Is the [MIC LEVEL] knob set correctly? Set the front panel [MIC LEVEL] knob and the rear panel [MIC SENS] knob to an appropriate position. p. 8, p. 9 Can’t use pitch play Have you activated Pitch‘n Time DJ? In order to use pitch play, you must activate Pitch’n Time DJ. Following the procedure given on the included Serato DJ EXPANSION PACK VOUCHER card, enter the voucher code (listed on the card) and activate Pitch’n Time DJ. Can’t use Saved Flip Have you activated Serato Flip? In order to use Saved Flip mode, you must separately purchase the Serato Flip Expansion Pack and activate Serato Flip. p. 24 Can’t use DVS control Have you activated Serato DVS Expansion? In order to use DVS control, you must separately purchase the Serato DVS Expansion Pack and activate Serato DVS Expansion. p. 27 Block DiagramMIC TRIM LOW CUT GATE REVERBDELAY LEVEL 3BAND EQ CH CUE 1 FADER CH CROSS FADER PHONO TR-S PC CURVE FADER CH LINE/PHONO 1 PHONO TRIM FILTER LEVEL ATT BOOTH OUT CH LINE/PHONO 2 TRIM 3BAND EQ FILTER CH CUE 2 FADER CH CROSS FADER LEVEL ATT MASTER OUT TR-S CUE SAMPLER LEVEL TR-S DECK 1 AUX DECK 2 MASTER MIC MIX CUE CH 1 CUE MIXING LEVEL PHONES OUT CH 2 CUE TR-S CUE 31 32Appendix Main Specifications Roland DJ-505: DJ Controller Signal processing Sampling Frequency = 48 kHz Nominal input level INPUT (1, 2) (RCA phono type, LINE): -12 dBu INPUT (1, 2) (RCA phono type, PHONO): -39 dBu MIC IN (1/4-inch phone type): -60 dBu Nominal output level MASTER OUT 1: +6 dBu (balanced) MASTER OUT 2: +0 dBu BOOTH OUT: +6 dBu (balanced) Input impedance INPUT (1, 2) (RCA phono type): 47 kΩ or greater MIC IN (1/4-inch phone type): 7 kΩ or greater Output impedance MASTER OUT 1: 600 Ω (balanced) MASTER OUT 2: 1 kΩ (unbalanced) BOOTH OUT: 600 Ω (balanced) PHONES: 44 Ω Frequency response 48.0 kHz: 20 Hz–22 kHz (+0/-2 dB) Connectors INPUT (1, 2) jacks: RCA phono type MIC IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type MASTER OUT 1 connectors: XLR type (balanced) MASTER OUT 2 jacks: RCA phono type BOOTH OUT jacks: TRS phone type (balanced) PHONES jacks: stereo 1/4 inch phone type, miniature phone type PC port: USB type B MIDI OUT connector DC IN jack PHONO GROUND terminal Power supply AC adaptor Current draw 2,000 mA Dimensions 530 (W) x 402 (D) x 73 (H) mm 20-7/8 (W) x 15-7/8 (D) x 2-7/8 (H) inches Weight 3.5 kg / 7 lbs 12 oz (excluding AC adaptor) Accessories Startup Guide Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFTY” AC Adaptor Power code USB cable Serato TOOL KIT VOUCHER * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms * This document explains the specifications of the product at the time that the document was issued. For the latest information, refer to the Roland website.


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