The same way is also possible if you prefer to search by choosing the menu:. In the interest of brevity, if you are using four effect banks you can only assign one bank to a deck. Towards the outsides of the deck controls are the tempo adjustment faders. Each channel has a chunky Filter knob, but still includes an endless single-function clicking push encoder for the Gain at the top. Please be sure to check out our review of the which adds a few more decks of control and a few other features as well. Remix Decks When we provided our massive amount of coverage on the F1 and Remix Decks in general, I was rather nonplussed. Loops describe the ability of Traktor 2 to repeatedly play and loop a section of a song.
To download free the most recent version of this software. When the buttons are deactivated, the four buttons return to HotCue buttons for deck A and B once again. The Jog wheels can be in either Scratch Mode or Mix mode depending on the style of play that is favored. The mixer is set up in the now very popular scheme with A and B on the inside channels and C and D on the outside. Figure 4: Traktor 2 Setup Wizard. With the s2 plugged in. The front face has the headphone input, as well as volume and cue mix knobs.
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. These are the same knobs that are in use on the other Traktor Kontrol devices and they always make accurate adjustments. Edit the Traktor serial in overview to the one that match the s2 the one that was transferred to you. I am still disappointed to find that the new S2 has absolutely no additional throughputs or inputs aside from the microphone port. Since Native Instruments prides themselves on their direct integration and seamless interaction, but they provide few methods of alternating how that interaction customizable. A note about the S2 and S4 reviews — these are going to be more than update announcements. The extra functions on the jog wheels are solid.
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. One of the big changes Native Instruments boasts with this line of updated controllers is the metal plates on the jog wheels. While I initially felt like the platters required too heavy a hand to press the plate down, as I was using them I understood why. Again, the process is simple plug and play to get started. It would have been nice to include the same mini-innofaders found on the Traktor Z2 mixer or at least make the crossfader easily user-replaceable.
There are four knobs and four buttons per effect module. The App can be purchased from the Apple App store and the devices are perfect plug-and-play in operation. The knobs all feel consistent, none of them are too loose or tight. In addition, they seem to me to be slightly more responsive and accurate. There are four knobs and four buttons per effect module. They are perfect one-to-one in operation and we expect nothing less from the company that designs both the software and hardware.
The center section of the mixer is a little larger as well, allowing for full Loop Recorder control, as opposed to a knob and two buttons on the S2. You are in all of our hearts and thoughts forever. These can both be pressed into the units face, allowing for safer travel. 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 are four knobs and four buttons per effect module. The user only needs to supply the computer and music files to start spinning.
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. The tempo sliders are a bit on the small side, but they are accurate and smooth 0. There are integration changes, though, including more control options over the Remix Decks and more options through the controller manager. Or pirate the damn software. The knob on the left also allows the user to jump through the song forwards or backwards in the bar-length that is set by the Loop length knob. Edit 2: look for the device updater google kontrol s2 device updater , run it, check if it sees the s2. The Controller Editor wont register the controller either.
In the middle of the entire unit, there is an oversized grey Browse knob for file navigation and library navigation. This makes using remix cells on a macro level with the S4 much easier. If you are looking for strict plug and play for four deck control, with or without Remix Decks, the S4 is probably one of the best options available, especially if you need tight jog wheel integration. In the middle of the entire unit, there is an oversized Browse knob and a Load A and Load B button for file navigation and for loading new tracks onto the decks. Granted, that is our minimum expectation since they make the only controllers that have any direct integration. For the features available, though, reference the S2 review, as they work pretty much identically. 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.
They both are found towards the outside edge of the controller for easy manipulation without accidentally touching other controls when trying to ride the pitch for perfect beatmatching. This is a nice update to the original as the user can now have two independent outputs with volume control for monitoring or recording. In the middle of the entire unit, there is an oversized Browse knob and a Load A and Load B button for file navigation and for loading new tracks onto the decks. If you play a track live, please support the artist that spent countless hours producing that track. . 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.