Pioneer DDJ-SB2 + iOS or Android = SUCCESS!

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Pioneer DDJ-SB2 + iOS or Android = SUCCESS!

Postby Chirro on 23 May 2020, 20:05

Hello, I'm going to try to explain my success using Pioneer DDJ-SB2 with Cross DJ, both versions, iOS and Android.

At first, please forgive my bad English, I'm Spanish. I hope you understand everything.


- Getting the right map

1- Download the demo version of Cross DJ from here:

https://www.mixvibes.com/cross-dj-free-download/

2- Install the software.

3- Plug your MIDI controller (in my case Pioneer DDJ-SB2) and execute program.

4- Go to "Preferences" and click on "MIDI" tab. You will see your controller selected in orange in the list.

5- Push button "Export controller mapping", down in the list, right button, and save the map with any name (the name is not relevant).

6- Close Cross DJ.


- Change some things in the map

1- The map exported is a plain text XML file. Edit it with any capable program, for example (in Windows) Notepad.

2- The important thing. Change this:

PCDevice="Pioneer DDJ-SB2" MacDevice="Pioneer DDJ-SB2"

with this:

PCDevice="DDJ-SB2" MacDevice="DDJ-SB2"

in iOS and Android my device is detected as "DDJ-SB2", so this is the right name.

3- Save the map with whatever name you want. I have renamed as "Pioneer DDJ-SB2.mappings" to be coherent with the other ones.


- Put the map in the right place

In iOS you have to put this map in a folder called "Mappings" inside Cross DJ app. My way has been sending the map by email and use the app "Files" in my iPad.

In Android you have to put this map in this path:

/Android/datacom.mixvibes.crossdjapp/files/Mappings


- Final steps

The power consume of Pioneer DDJ-SB2 is about 500 mAh so you have to use a powered USB HUB to make it work.

Mine is this:

https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07M5LMGXZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

In iPad, plug this HUB in the Apple Camera Adapter. I recommend using the original one. Mine is this:

https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B01DGDNL2G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

In Android use any USB OTG adapter.

This is all. You can plug the device before or after executing Cross DJ.

*If you can't hear anything from the headphones out of SB2, be sure to check this:

Advanced settings -> Audio output mode ->Dual

This Cross DJ preference has to be in DUAL mode.

If you have any problem, please take a look at this inspiring post:

https://djtechtools.com/2018/07/10/how-to-use-any-controller-with-djay-pro-cross-dj-pro-ios-dj-apps/

If I can help you in any way or sending the modified map, send me an email to chirro@gmail.com

Good luck! :biggrin:
Last edited by Chirro on 22 Jun 2020, 07:32, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: controller for iOS or Android using Cross OSX or WIN

Postby RoJeC on 24 May 2020, 10:24

Great post Chirro!
This basically also works for other controllers. Main issue usually is to get the exact name of a controller. Especially since the CaPiTaLs have to exactly match.

Also good to know that it may take a little while if you connect a controller first time to a PC/MAC the install of the 'drivers' may take a little while. You should not start Cross until the complete install has finished.

And a powered hub is best to use for all controllers/mobile device setups as a controller drains the battery and you don't want to disconnect to plug a charger. If you use a minumum supply of 1000mAh you can be certain that at least 2 devices are always sufficiently powered (charged). (with USB-C this is a different story as higher voltages are allowed)
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Re: Pioneer DDJ-SB2 + iOS or Android = SUCCESS!

Postby Chirro on 26 May 2020, 08:18

I downloaded Cross DJ Free for my iPad from Apple Appstore. After using for about two hours I was convinced, I bought valuepack to "unlock all the features".

After this I saw some tutorials talking about Waveform view, beatgrid and hotcues editing and some other things that are NOT in my app, I was confused. In the tutorials said that those things are on the "Pro" version.

The "Pro" version costs exact the same as I paid for valuepack (at least in Spain). In every moment I thought I would get ALL the features, but this was not true.

I have tried to get a refund or exchange my version with the Pro one,but the support from MixVibes are ignoring me.

I love Cross DJ for iOS but I think it's a shame I would have to pay twice for a mistake. I know is little money but they not clarified this in the App info, so I think they should give me a refund.

I write all this things here because I wrote at least 4 or 5 messages to support (contact form doesn't work) and they are doing nothing.

Be careful with the support Team.

Sorry for bothering the rest of forum members.

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Re: Pioneer DDJ-SB2 + iOS or Android = SUCCESS!

Postby Chirro on 27 May 2020, 07:31

Solved, Apple has cancelled my purchase.
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