What are the best ways to prepare for a set in a new venue?
When DJing in a new venue (or one you've already been DJing in), we recommend to follow these directions to make sure you’ll make the best out of your Phase.
- The first thing to do, if you haven’t already, is to charge your Remotes to make sure they’ll be ready for your set.
- When your sound/line check is done, and if you're not going to use the Remotes within a few minutes, we advise to place them back in the Receiver so that the batteries don't drain while you're not actually playing.
- Right before starting, don't forget to allow a few seconds for the Remotes to calibrate their internal sensors: place them on a flat and still surface, and wait for the LED to turn solid.
- We also recommend running a manual calibration of the Remotes with Phase Manager a brief moment before playing your first track. This will ensure you’ll get the best possible accuracy in terms of playback and BPM.
- If you feel the unit’s accuracy could be better, it may mean the radio communication between the Receiver and the Remotes is disrupted by surrounding waves in the venue. There are three things you can do in this situation:
- Link the Remotes to the Receiver again: this will assign new radio channels for the Receiver and the Remotes to communicate. Don't hesitate to try this out beforehand if possible. You can repeat the linking operation several times, until you're satisfied with the latency and accuracy.
- Make sure the Receiver is as close as possible to the Remotes, and that no object standing in-between could disrupt the data exchange.
- Activate the Boost Radio feature to improve the transmission power of the Remotes.
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