It gives you as much control as it can, with as few layers as possible, and also taking as much advantage of the powerful featureset included in Traktor Pro. It works perfectly fine as is. No Traktor upgrade for me. The user only needs to supply the computer and music files to start spinning. This is a nice update to the original as the user can now have two independent outputs with volume control for monitoring or recording.
This has left third party manufacturers fairly cold and so nobody is developing … Read more » Am I missing something here about the booth feature? The faders have new slimmer caps, and the grey filter knobs are a nice touch. How i can change between 2 mapping without import all time. The user can then simply connect the outputs as necessary to start getting busy. I am running Traktor 2. Again, the process is simple plug and play to get started. I could spend hours ranting about the controller manager, but this is obviously not the place for it. Not sure why people are so upset, Numark has done almost the same thing with numerous models and is still doing good business.
I'm trying to trace if the problem is down to the mapping or a hardware fault. Instead I want to talk about the integration of the S2 into Traktor. This is all at the same price point as its predecessor before clearance price drops, of course with a full version of Traktor Pro. This direction, embraced by many hardware manufacturers lately, puts consumers in a very difficult position. The new S2 sounds great, too.
. This, although colorful, really does look like more of a toy. Towards the outsides of the deck controls are the tempo adjustment faders. Plugging in and firing it up reveals an altogether more colourful experience. I am still disappointed to find that the new S2 has absolutely no additional throughputs or inputs aside from the microphone port.
As with the S4, the deck layout has been switched from a mirrored one to a more industry standard duplicate one — meaning all of the controls for each deck are in the same place — notably, the pitch fader is always on the bottom right of the jogwheel. I should have jumped ship instead of waiting, Numark and Serato is running away with the lead now. The jog wheels still feel more mechanical than digital since you have to actually press the top surface instead of having a touch-sensitive top. Pioneer has raised the bar with the new standalone all-in-one … Read more » I started with a S2 Mk1 and used it for a year and some. Firstly, thanks so much for your mappings! I like the mapping but it needs work if possible. We are currently conducting systematic tests to offer full compatibility as soon as possible. There is nothing in this version that even comes close to enticing me to upgrade or even buy as a part of a new system.
You guys remember the short lived Deckadance? My guess is that in the next year we are going to see huge updates from Native Instruments on both their mobile and desktop versions of Traktor, and with that will come more hardware to integrate tighter into them. The Jog wheels are actually the same size as those found on the first iteration of the S2, but these are now made of metal. After importing, restart Traktor immediately. They still have the same push-top style of operation, where they must be physically pressed down like a button in order to activate the top scratching surface. There is also a Freeze and Slicer function that chops the beat up into various parts so they can be remixed and re-ordered on the fly as seen in the video above. Will freeze mode be automatically available on Kontrol S4 or Kontrol F1? Is anyone else having an issue with Deck A's key lock disengaging from time to time. The tempo sliders are a bit on the small side, but they are accurate and smooth 0.
The new booth output is a very welcome if not timely addition. Edit the Traktor serial in overview to the one that match the s2 the one that was transferred to you. Flux mode is another very welcome addition, giving the Traktor packages cutting edge scratch control. If there was no space for the Jog-wheels, TouchStrip could have done the trick. The Traktor Kontrol S4 finally gets a booth output, and also features redesigned, chunkier filter knobs.
I just bought a S4 Mk2 and while I understand the frustration, it was worth every penny to me. The Jog wheels can be in either Scratch Mode or Mix mode depending on the style of play that is favored. Or, alternatively, swapping the primary control since I use the Filter more than Gain. Rotary controls are a bit more solidly placed, as is the chassis. You just stick your modules on the baseplate in any order you like. Support the artists who make the music and software you use. They can be used for classic jog wheel control, or switched into a beatgrid adjustment mode for quickly setting and correcting the beatgrid of tracks.