Multiple Stream Deck XL or Emulator Operation

The DJF 4.0 profile supports up to 4x Stream Deck XL’s (or four iPads running the web browser emulators – however, the Stream Decks are recommended as the most responsive and powerful to operate).

You don’t have to have four Stream Decks to make use of this. It will work with one or two, but three is the sweet spot to display each camera’s three pages (HOME, RECALL, ADJUST) at one time.

The profile ships with 4 Emulators grouped in a QUAD by default. To change this to your physical surfaces, first connect your four Stream Deck XL’s via USB to the computer. (A powered USB 3.0 hub is recommended, unless your computer supports full power to four USB ports).

Under the Surfaces tab, label your Stream Deck XL’s 1, 2, 3, 4. It’s also a good idea to label your physical Stream Deck XL surface 1, 2, 3, 4 to know which order they are in.

Then copy the ID of each emulator ID or Stream Deck ID surface. It will look like:

  • emulator:cbpYBxiS-omuxtJSupMaa
  • streamdeck:CL49E2F01228

On Page 99 (MENU) (shown above) of the Companion profile, button (#8) called SURFACE has 4 Steps. These correspond with the Surfaces operating as a SOLO, DUO, TRIO, or QUAD group.

Paste the IDs in a cascading array like this:

 STEP 1 (SOLO)

  1. Blank
  2. Blank
  3. Blank
  4. Blank

 STEP 2 (DUO)

  1. ID1
  2. ID2
  3. Blank
  4. Blank

 STEP 3 (TRIO)

  1. ID1
  2. ID2
  3. ID3
  4. Blank

 STEP 4 (QUAD)

  1. ID1
  2. ID2
  3. ID3
  4. ID4

Now you have a button that can toggle between grouping emulators or decks as SOLO, DUO, TRIO, or QUAD operation.

Keeping all fields blank in Tab 1 (SOLO) will ensure all surfaces operate independently.

Note that you can still use a fifth or even more surfaces independently, but that when using a DUO, TRIO, or QUAD grouping, navigating through the additional surfaces will mirror updates in the group array.

For example, if you had grouped four Stream Deck XL’s into a QUAD, and then generated a new Emulator for use on an iPad, as you select cameras 1-6 on the iPad, the QUAD surfaces will mirror the iPad.

Selecting cameras on the QUAD will not mirror changes on the iPad.