Using MAYA44 USB with Traktor DJ for iPad
When using with the camera
connection adapter from Apple, MAYA44
USB can be used as an audio interface providing 4 output channels (2 times
stereo) on the iPad, which is a great feature for users of the Traktor DJ for
iPad app. To make this work, the following needs to be checked first:
you need at least an iPad 2 or an iPad mini (or any later generation of the iPad)
iPad needs to use at least iOS version 6
- you need to use the Apple Camera
Connection adapter (we only recommend to use the original adapter from Apple)
need to use a USB hub with an external power supply
- you need to have Traktor
DJ for iPad from Native Instruments which you can get via Apple's App Store
powered USB hub is required in most setups due to the limitation of the power
the iPad provides to USB devices. By connecting a USB hub in between the camera
connection adapter and the MAYA44 USB, the power supply for MAYA44 USB is handled
via the USB hub and it's power supply. A hub without power supply will not work.
this is connected, you can launch the Traktor DJ for iPad app and then go into
the settings menu. Have a look at this picture and follow the steps:
the menu section of Traktor DJ for iPad
- go into the settings menu
to the Audio Setup menu
- enable External Mixer Mode (more
- assign the output channels to Deck A Output and Deck
B Output (more info below)
To use MAYA44 USB in a DJ setup like
this, it is strongly recommended to use an external DJ mixer and to enable the
External Mixer Mode (as shown on the screen above). Now you can use a DJ
mixer with its own channel faders and cross fader connected to MAYA44 USB. Assign
Output 1/2 to Deck A Output and Output 3/4 to Deck B Output.
Obviously you need to connect the physical RCA outputs of MAYA44 USB accordingly
to your DJ mixer then. This picture shows you how to connect the cables:
USB has a built-in headphone amplifier, however you cannot use it for monitoring
in a DJ application as it sends out always the mixed signal of all channels (1-4).
Because of that your monitoring headphone should be connected to your DJ mixer
in this setup.
If you are looking for a product with a separate headphone
output for DJ applications you might want to check our UDJ6,
GIGAPORT HD+ or the
upgraded MAYA44 USB+.