SET UP INSTRUCTIONS:
Use 3.5mm cables to plug devices into the appropriate jacks of the fader…
INPUT JACK = Line source to be controlled by fader. Portable turntables, mobile phones with turntable app, phono turntables through a preamp, can all be used.
OUTPUT JACK = Sound output of fader. Amplified speakers, studio monitors, bluetooth speaker with aux in port, line input jack of car etc…
AUXILIARY IN = Line source to be played continuously unaffected by fader (beat to scratch over). Mobile phone, mp3 player, laptop etc…
CLEANING AND MAINTAINENCE:
This technique is based on feedback from users of the beta testing. The products recommended to clean and remedy any symptoms of static or noise is Detox it F5 5% cleaner/ lube fader spray. The little droplet tubes won’t work as they are 100% Detoxit solution and have no cleaning solution. They also won’t be able to flush out any dirt, and may only collect more. Compressed air from a can or machine may also be used along with these two products to help blow out dirt/dust prior to cleaning, or dry the Detoxit faster.
STEPS (This all can be done without removing the knob or disassembling the fader.)
1) Spray into the fader’s top opening with compressed air from a can or air compressor machine to loosen dirt, or remove any dust in the slot (if you’re not able to use any compressed air, skip to step #2)
2) Spray a generous amount of Detoxit F5 cleaner into the fader and move lever side to side 3-5 times to loosen up any dirt.
3) Turn fader upside down and spray more Detoxit F5 into the fader, allowing the liquid cleaner to drip out, flushing out as much dirt or residue as possible, that may be in the fader’s carbon track. It’s ok to spray a large amount, as the Detoxit F5 will eventually evaporate (best to do this over a paper towel)
Fader is now cleaned and ready to be used!
ALTERNATIVE CLEANING TECHNIQUES and TiPS
- You may also only choose to use Detoxit F5 and nothing more, to spray into the fader. If there is any slight noise or static present it will clear it up, but it may return again sooner, as dirt is probably still there and will accumulate.
- A cotton swap can be used to help clean the carbon track. Use pliers to flatten the cotton swab head, to allow it to fit inside the fader slot. Make sure no lint from the cotton swab is left before the final lubrication
- A piece of paper towel/napkin may be used to clean the carbon track as well. Twist or fold a piece the paper towel that it fits into the top slot and wipe side to side, along with the contact cleaner.