Forums Quick Links. Members Quick Links. NI Community Forum. Messages: 2, Traktor has a separate MAIN level knob in the software that needs to be checked if you have output volume or clipping issues. Generally the software knob should be in the 2o'clock position. You need to use BOTH outputs of the same type e. While you won't necessarily need Balanced Output in a basic home studio setup, it is of course possible to solve the connection issue with adapter cables - but further causing and noise susceptibility in the process.
In this screenshot, I have dropped down the options for the device which show my S4 and the Macbook's Built-in sound card in the Audio Setup Configuration. This is extremely similar to the common 3. I'll touch on this more below when I describe the outputs in more detail. Headphone Connection This is as simple and as obvious as it seems. If you have the common 3. Use the external power supply whenever possible. Option 1: PC Style Speakers with 3.
S4 Audio Routing. Last edited: Mar 29, Keeping out of the Red One of the most important audio setup components is to ensure that you keep each element from clipping or distorting, and thus keeping out of the red is critical.
If you see any red, reduce the channel gain to bring it just under or only occasionally touching the red zone. Also look at the Traktor Main level to ensure it isn't red and clipping.
Orange is ok and indicates you have a good input level but may be near to clipping if you push too hard. Your First Gig The situation is going to vary dramatically! If this is an organised gig, talk to someone looking after the DJ Booth and ask them what they want you to connect to.
They will already be using a mixer and distribution system of their own, and will probably expect you to hook into their mixer, often by RCA. For a simple two speaker external backyard-style gig, you're like to have only the two speakers and no monitor. One Extra Step - Separate Booth and House Speakers If you have a large room, or your first performance, you might find yourself connecting everything up and more than you're used to.
This same method can be used in your home studio if you have desktop monitor speakers and a much larger amplifier and many speakers in the room. Last edited: Mar 28, Messages: 3, Nice work putting all this together!
You might want to mention that the headphone output level is a little lower when running on USB power without the AC adapter.
There's also the issue of ground loop interference which is quite common and easily fixable, and something about output latency might be helpful? Never hurts to remind people to stay out of the red too. Messages: AbebeJan 6, Messages: 6, Very nice post. Think I will make it a sticky.Not that long ago, it was somewhat far-fetched to expect a DJ to understand custom midi-mapping, let alone do any.
These days, with the controller market expanding rapidly, most DJs are aware of the concept and have dabbled with a custom mapping here or there. You probably have discovered that although it is easy to map a button to anything in Traktor, it is a bit more challenging to make the button light up in a meaningful way.
This involves understanding the second, lesser-known side of midi-mapping — sending midi OUT messages from the computer to your controller. This is usually the same note that the button sends out, so map it to something or use a midi-monitor software like midi-pipe. Getting buttons to light up in interesting and more creative ways, such as using multiple colors to display various states, is a powerful trick you need to know.
Despite the name, this is Traktors side of the equation. The thing to remember is that each value directly relates to a state for that function; some of them are obvious and some will relate to a drop down menu on the GUI in exactly the same order. One complex example would be FX: you can choose a particular effect by selecting the number corresponding to where that effect sits in the group.
Without getting too complicated, some controllers have more than the normal two states. The APC40 has seven: off, and then green, red and orange, in both solid and flashing states. So if you wanted an LED to be solid green for on and flashing green for off, the min would be 1 flashing and the max would be 2 solid. This works the same as when mapping an input. But just to consolidate all this information, here are some examples.
The modifier section works exactly the same for standard mappings. To learn more about this subject check out our article on modifiers! APC40 cues. This example is based on the one modifier being used to switch between two functions, in which one mode is active when the modifier is off and the other when the modifier is on. As you can only map two conditions on an input I have modifiers 2 and 5 linked to my jog modes, both with ranges of 0—2.
Hopefully this has helped to shed some, er… light on how to map an LED, and has made things a bit clearer for you. Traktor Pro 3. By BradCee On May 30, Intro by Ean Golden Not that long ago, it was somewhat far-fetched to expect a DJ to understand custom midi-mapping, let alone do any.
Controller Range Despite the name, this is Traktors side of the equation.First of all, thanks a lot for an exceptionally good website.
Now to my problem. I have a pair of mackie s active speakers and when I run my Traktor through those the sound comes out just fine. However, I been playing a few times at a club which already has an existing booth with mixers and the whole lot.
I figured I would not have to fiddle around too much with the settings if I did it that way. What ends up happening though is that the signal is way way way too low. Even with my main and channels at max I still need to jack up the gain and the volume on the house mixer to get anywhere near the sound levels that the CDJ puts out. Needless to say, the end result is poor sound quality which sounds distorted.
I read about Output Boosters which plugs into the phono input but surely the signal from the S2 must be strong enough?! Try adjusting it within the software, rather than on the actual controller. I keep the virtual main at 0db as has been adviced and the gain knobs are typically around 0db as well or slightly above depending on the autogain. Sorry, to be clear, what i meant was that I already have the virtual main at 0db and the gains at normal leves.
The signal has not improved. Is there a volume control on your S2 as well? I have an S4 and the volume control on it runs independent of Traktor so I can set what ever I want for my main and gains and then boost that using that volume knob.
Guys, thanks a lot for your help. I need to check all my settings at home again tonight as when I installed version 2. So played again last night and signal still comes out weak. So I guess it has to be something to do with my software? Or would the computer sound card etc impact anything? My output routing is normal btw, just the mains and the monitors. When you say disable the Dual Core Processor, exactly how would that help?
Have you turned off the additional headroom in preferences? I have this off but my master set to db which gives me the headroom i need and still be able to crank things up.Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users. More knobs rotating controls can give the user more dedicated control over the device — e. Types of knobs may differ between endless type or step type.
Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs. The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software. It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system. The device has a filter knob hi-lo pass for each channel.
Filters are used to manipulate sound and control which frequencies are lost and which are retained. The bundle includes Serato DJ software ready to install. Usually this is a basic version of the software. LED sound level Indicator on the mixer section allow DJs to instantly identify the sound level of each channel.
The number of headphone output ports the device has usually 6. Is a type of electrical connector phono commonly found on audio equipment. It is used to carry audio signals and facilitate connection between various sources in audio systems.
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Traktor Kontrol S2 setup. Hi guys. I'm having trouble with the audio setup for my S2. I've looked all over the internet and to no avail! I've upgraded everything I can, and have checked that the S2 is recognised by the laptop. I have the gain and cue levels in the middle. Please help me out. Remember when you had DJ troubles in the beginning? Thank you very much, Arthur. Thank you for replying! I'm assuming you are talking about the "main" knob?
Yes, it is in the middle on both the S2 and the Traktor software. What's odd is that even when I do not connect the S2 to my laptop, there is no sound from anywhere. I've closed ALL other programs, so only Traktor is running.
The s2 has its own soundcard. Select kontrol s2 as your audio device. My Soundcloud. Does he really want an output from his laptop speakers? Thanks for the replies! Okay, after uninstalling Traktor Pro 2 and my audio drivers, it is partially working. But there are still some audio issues. When the S2 is not connected to Traktor, the sound is fine.
However, I am given options for "output monitor". Thank you very much for taking the time out to help me. I really appreciate it! Tags for this Thread audiodriversno soundsetuptraktor kontrol s2. Bookmarks Bookmarks Facebook Twitter Digg del.Remember Me? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Do you have the Mixtrack Pro, or just the Mixtrack? Because the normal one doesn't have a sound card, so you'll need this for the functionality you're after Originally Posted by OmniRoss.
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Then yeah, you'll need an Audio 2. Don't settle for cheaper alternatives It'll sound the best and it's not even that expensive really. Audio 2 is your best solution. In the mean time, you can indeed do it with asio4all. I don't know how I'm a mac userbut I know it's possible. Since I want to work with earphones, I plugged in my USB earphones, it's actually regular earphones with a small PL connector, that connect to an external soundcard, that connects to the computer via USB.
What should I do? It works fine now, just like virtual DJ.
Originally Posted by Illinoize. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page:. Tags for this Thread hdmiheadphoneoutput routingspeakertraktor 2. Bookmarks Bookmarks Facebook Twitter Digg del. All times are GMT The time now is AM. All rights reserved.Re-designed from the ground up to give DJs the tools and response needed to take their sets too the next level.
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The Beatgrid adjust mode allows you to use the jog wheel to manually adjust the beatgrid in Traktor. The controls are all familiar, allowing for you to easily get to grips with each control and function. The controls and knobs are already assigned to work with Traktor Pro 2.
However, you can also customise the mapping. Intuitive Controls The Traktor Kontrol S2 offers a range of controls for providing seamless, creative mixing. The Kontrol S2 enables you to mashup tracks and create loops easily on-the-fly. Use the remix decks to perform and switch through your hot cue points.
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The dedicated loops section allows you to create loops and easily adjust loop length whilst performing. The Kontrol S2 also features an extra remix channel alongside the 2 deck channels to allow for smooth mixing of the remix decks.
The dedicated FX section aat the top is already assigned with Traktor Pro 2, allowing you to easily add FX to create excitement in your mix. Featuring precision engineering, the Kontrol S2 ensures it works at lightning speed, providing a fluid and seamless DJ experience when performing live.
Offering club-ready output levels, the Kontrol S2 delivers punchy and clarity in the most demanding crowds at a party or live venue. The Kontrol features an integrated soundcard and on-board audio interface that provides main and booth outputs for connecting straight into the sound system at a club.
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Offering a plug-and-play operation, the Kontrol S2 provides a seamless and effortless setup. Traktor Pro 3 allows you easily keep tracks in time, whilst juggling and remixing. It provides you with visual feedback, allowing you to see waveforms, BPM, loops, and more.
Use Traktor Pro 3 to create playlists and manage your tracks before a set. Sync your tracks instantly with track BPM, beatgrids and key that are automatically detected when importing. Create loops and hot cues, taking your favourite parts of a track for remixing.
New features include the Mixer FX - one-know effect and filter controls that can be assigned independently to each channel. This is ideal for creating huge buildups and smooth transitions. DJs can also use an external mixer and route unprocessed audio directly from Traktor, thanks to a new mode that bypasses the software's internal mixer.
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