There is also a shared Gain and Filter knob all the way to the top of each channel. The front panel also has the cue volume and mix controls, as well as a Mic Engage button. I also found that the crossfader, although scratch-worthy with low cut-in distance, still felt cheap and plastic-like in construction. Disclaimer Page: 2 Germany Native Instruments GmbH Schlesische Str. If you have a good understanding of mapping and modifiers then you can tweak the effects section to your own preference. All for- mer Sample Slot functionality stays preserved. Whenever you are unsure about the functionality of a particular control element, you will find here all the necessary information.
If Native Instruments is going to take pride in their direct integration, they should offer as many options as possible as easily as possible, to allow users to take as much advantage of their controller as possible. I am still disappointed to find that the new S2 has absolutely no additional throughputs or inputs aside from the microphone port. To start and stop loops follow these steps: 1. The top four pads are used for launching hotcues, loops, and the top four positions of a remix deck. Hi Beau, I've been playing with this superb mapping since day 0, and I found an issue that also appears on the new version. Can somebody please help me?! Be also prepared for some angered sound technician or club owner coming down on you. This informa- tion may often help you to solve a task more efficiently, but does not necessarily apply to the setup or operating system you are using; however, it's always worth a look.
I think the purchase for me was a no brainer. On my old S2, after a while I had to press alot harder on the buttons to jump between cue points. The Jog wheels can be in either Scratch Mode or Mix mode depending on the style of play that is favored. Aligning the Tracks Aligning both tracks is straightforward: 1. Checking the Main Level The signals coming from all channels are mixed together according to the relative levels set by the channel faders and by the crossfader. It still feels a bit on the plastic side, but the crossfader has a loose quality to it and a really short less than 1mm cut-in distance which makes it ideal for scratching and pulling off some hard fader trickery.
The extra two channels are well spaced, and all the controls feel just as secure. Serato is in the dark ages compared to Traktor in terms of software and performance. The knob is normally used for Low Pass and High Pass filtering, but when the Shift Key is pressed, the knob then works as a gain control for the associated deck. Towards the outsides of the deck controls are the tempo adjustment faders. The track is playing and audible. The endless encoders are all click encoders and, while I understand why manufacturers use these, I always wish the gain and filter knobs were smooth; it feels so much more natural. If you know you need four decks or will be using any remix decks, the S4 is a better option.
When Traktor pro 3 was announced the feature that really got my attention was that you no longer needed a native instruments audio interface to use timecode vinyl. Obviously, our mix is not satisfying at all yet: before mixing in the second track, we first have to beat-match it to the track playing on Deck A. Software: Great software, has worked flawlessly with different setups for me, Timecode vinyl works with my american audio versaport and my m audio connectiv, low latencey with both interfaces. For an old-timer like me this is pretty mind-blowing stuff. For those of us not yet comfortable with scratching on small platters, or who have integrated timecode along with the S4, you can assign an extra layer to the jog wheels to control an effects bank or the filter using the Load button as a shift. These pads feel exactly the same as the pads on the F1 or on the Traktor Z2 mixer with a nice tactile feedback and an audible click can be heard when they are pressed. However… When it comes to my next purchase I am very seriously debating on going with the ddj-sx instead of an s4.
Aluminium jogwheels So, about those shiny new aluminium jogwheel tops. Prerequisites As always, we assume here that you already followed the instructions in the previous tutorials. The option to adjust the crossfader curve lies within the Traktor Pro 2 software and it was great for scratching in the sharpest cut setting and just right for mixing in the softest setting. It looks nice, really nice. We are still going to put these controllers through their paces and cover more than just the additions.
May be an hid thing too since it works in midi. Traktor Kontrol S4 - Manual - 11 Page: 11 First read the Setup Guide. I changed it manually but maybe you would like to take a look at it. However it turned out to be only a minor gremlin. By default this process imports all music files contained in the My Music folder of your operat- ing system. Is this a regular problem or does anyone have any knowledge of this bit of kit???? We will keep you informed about any further developments. One of the big changes Native Instruments boasts with this line of updated controllers is the metal plates on the jog wheels.
The top four pads are used for launching hotcues, loops, and the top four positions of a remix deck. You are now ready to run your version of Traktor 2. The user can then simply connect the outputs as necessary to start getting busy. So much more playable than on the older models. Tutorials Mixing In a Second Track Traktor Kontrol S4 - Manual - 36 Page: 36 3. Hence, we will now exclusively work on the left Deck, which controls Deck A in the software.