Midi Controller with Traktor

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Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by mrj » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:12 pm

So I bought Flippo's M Audio midi controller.

I'm trying to get it to work with Traktor and it isn't immediately obvious to me how to do it.

Traktor comes with a whole bunch of standard templates to use in conjunction with standard supported controllers but this model isn't one of them (M-Audio X Session).

Anybody know how to map a general midi controller to Traktor to enable fun x a billion?
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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by bonsai » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:35 pm

just jump on NI website and download the correct .tks files for your controller.
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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by Kaiproject » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:51 pm

manually doing it is better, you get to know it as you do it.
i don't bother anymore tho really, kontrol x1 kinda removes the need for the korg nano i was using.

in controller mappings (i think in the newest version, used to be separate keyboard/midi sections)...
choose what function you want (like play), focus (ie. Deck A), then hit Learn and bash a button on your midi controller or twiddle a knob etc. done

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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by mrj » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:30 pm

both good advice

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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by mrj » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:47 am

ok so this took a bit of play with but got there in the end. it's certainly easier to just write your own template.

one thing I didn't realise is that you can run multiple templates at once, I thought you needed one that covers everything. Once i worked that out it fell into place.
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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by Kaiproject » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:15 pm

yeah. its good too if u have a controller with multiple "scenes" or whatever, used to have scene1 on korg micro as effects controls/filter etc and scene2 for internal mixer controls, eqs, cueing etc.

another good thing i do is put small roudn coloured stickers on diff parts of the controller to help jog my memory re: mappings

and also on clear keyboard-protector skin thing - really doesnt matter that there's no serato-style skin cos make your own mappings up and put stickerz on!

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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by deviant » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:48 am

I have had the good fortune to be loaned one of these over the weekend....

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http://eks.fi/product.php?p=products&id=34

seriously awesome bit of kit...

It does pretty much everything I need/want and not much that I don't. The best bit (for me) is that it's not trying to be a mixer as well. Most controller interfaces shit me for this reason. I play out regularly and the ease of setup is a mega win, also the way it fits onto a 1200 is amazing.

Plus points..

  • no need to unplug/plug in sound card, turntables, etc etc
  • looks awesome
  • control both decks with one controller
  • intergrated mouse control
  • mimicks control style of already familiar CDJ1000
  • light weight yet very sturdy

Minus points..

  • touch pad pitch control sux (I may get used to it)
  • some of the buttons are too close together and too close to the platter (keeping in mind they are touch sensitive)
  • there are two buttons that I have no idea what they do :?:
  • jog wheel feels a little "light", needs a resistance adjustment (like CDJ1000)

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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by JAMESSSS » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:18 am

What do you use it with Dan? Traktor?
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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by deviant » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:22 am

Traktor Scratch Duo

currently using control vinyl.... I love playing the vinyl, works beautifully at home. I HATE playing it out at gigs, I've had soooo many issues with bad setups. I think this thing may be the answer to my problems.

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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by Lephrenic » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:20 am

Simulating mlr with 4 decks in Traktor.

Watch the posted video on YouTube.



Although if the buttons are assigned to cue/play instead of cue/pause, there should be no need to hold the buttons down.

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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by Direkt » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:38 am

very cool

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Re: Midi Controller with Traktor

Post by mrj » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:40 pm

yep, you can certainly do some fun things with midi triggers and cue points
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