October 4, 2013

Behringer CMD DV-1 Overview with Andrew Luck

The Behringer CMD DV-1 is a modular MIDI controller designed to be used with digital vinyl systems (DVS). There are controls to select between 1 of 4 decks with the A-D buttons, making it easy to load tracks and switch between control of each deck. There are controls for looping, FX control, hot cue assignment, and deck focus among others. DVS DJs will find this to be a nice low profile and low cost solution for extended control over software functions that may not be available on a CDJ or turntable.

As with all the Behringer CMD modular controllers, every function on the CMD DV-1 is MIDI mappable meaning you can assign any of your software’s functions to whatever physical control you desire. While the CMD DV-1 ships with Image-Line’s Deckadance DJ software, the DV-1 and all the other CMD controllers can be mapped with the software of your choice. With that said, many Serato Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro users will find the DV-1 to suit their needs the best. In the video above, product specialist Andrew Luck goes over some of the basic functionality of the CMD DV-1 while using Traktor Pro as an example.

If you have any questions about the Behringer CMD DV-1 or any of the other Behringer CMD modular MIDI controllers, feel free to ask us in the comments below. To pick up the Behringer CMD DV-1 or any of the other CMD controllers, head on over to



The Behringer CMD DV-1 is a devoted MIDI FX and controller for DJ software such as Traktor, Deckadance, Virtual DJ, and more. The DV-1 puts key features such as doubling, hot cues, loop phrasing and slicing, two sets of FX control, and four additional dials for custom mappings. The top two sets of four encoders allow you to control the FX sections in Traktor. You can actually, you can control different FX such as, any of the four FX for FX 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively there. But you can also control this same effect. So I am going to do FX 1 from both sets. So in this instance we have a flanger on one and you can actually see the indication there. And then I can use the second row to control the reverb on that same effect. In the next section, the focus button will allow you to change the focus of the deck and in this instance we can add a double to track A. Uh B. Change the focus to A and double B. This is particularly useful if you’ve got turntables and digital vinyl system so that you can do beat juggling and effects like that. The next section is actually the loop phrase and slicer. So you can change between a sixteenth, eighth, quarter, or sixteen beats, eight beats, four beats, and one beat. So if we wanted to do a phrase we could do one beat, and then up to four beats, eight beats, and sixteen beats. If we want to make the incriments smaller, change it to slice and it goes all the way down to a sixteenth. You can also setup and erase hot cue points. I’ll just go ahead and erase these. As it goes along, and if I don’t like those I can go back and erase them. So our temporary cue point is here and if I want to save it to the next hot cue point I can hit store, and that’ll bring it, that’ll actually put that in our hot cue and save our temporary cue point. To pick up one of these CMD controllers for yourself, head on over to This is Andrew Luck, product specialist for Behringer. You’re watching