Introduction to SoundSwitch:
SoundSwitch is a powerful Digital Lighting Workstation (DLW) designed to seamlessly synchronize your lighting shows with your DJ software. In this guide, we'll provide an overview of SoundSwitch and explain the key concepts to help you make the most of this lighting solution.
SoundSwitch at a Glance:
SoundSwitch offers two primary ways to create lighting shows, namely Scripts and Autoloops. Both of these modes can be synchronized with popular DJ software like Serato DJ and Virtual DJ (VDJ). Let's dive into the difference between these two modes and how to optimize their use.
A SoundSwitch script is a lighting file paired with an audio track from your music library. Think of it as adding a layer of dynamic lighting to your audio tracks during your DJ set. With lighting scripts, you can craft intricate lighting displays by specifying cues, strobes, color changes, movements, and various lighting effects, all precisely timed to the music.
As you manipulate the audio through your DJ software, SoundSwitch responds in real-time, adjusting the lighting accordingly. For example, slowing down the tempo will also slow down the lighting, setting a loop will make the lights loop, and pulling back on the record will affect the lights in a similar manner. SoundSwitch also integrates with your controller/mixer faders, so manipulating them will seamlessly blend and control the lighting intensity.
Autoloops come into play when you haven't created lighting scripts for a particular audio file or song. They serve as a backup system, automatically taking over when audio without SoundSwitch scripts is loaded in your DJ software. Autoloops can be viewed as short lighting clips that play in sync with the Beatgrid of Serato DJ or VDJ 8.
These Autoloops are designed to align with the song's structure and can be created in 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 bar durations. SoundSwitch provides four Autoloop banks, each with room for eight Autoloops, allowing you to create a total of 32 different Autoloops.
In Performance Mode, Autoloops are synchronized with the Beatgrid in Serato DJ or VDJ 8, cycling through your created Autoloops as you play. For example, if you've crafted four 8-bar Autoloops, each with a different color, your lights will change color every 8 bars in perfect harmony with the Beatgrid.
For more detailed guidance on SoundSwitch, you can explore the videos below:
Back to Basics Video:
Getting Started Video:
These resources will help you get started with SoundSwitch and unleash the full potential of your lighting shows. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team..