Thursday, 13 February 2014

Free Kontrol X1 mk2 Mapping (Legacy Kontrol)

Legacy Kontrol for Traktor X1mk2
By: DJ Matthew Star

The Legacy Kontrol Mapping for the Traktor Kontrol X1 mk2 incorporates several of my favourite mapping concepts and performance techniques inspired by the DJ Tech Tools website as well as community members: Beaubryte & Stewe.
 Features Include:
-Ritchie Hawtin’s Loop Move Macros as seen in Ean Golden’s article: Looping Techniques For DJs: Loop Move Macros
-Custom FX Presets including: Turntable “Rewind” &  Echo Freeze
-Full Tempo Control
-On the fly Beat Gridding
-Toggle between “Legacy Kontrol” & “Default” mapping with the push of a button
Once downloaded & unzipped you should see 2 .TSI files: Controller Mapping and FX Settings. If you wish to upload the mapping without removing your existing mappings then use the “add” button from the “controller manager” section in preferences and select the “controller mapping” .TSI, then use the “big import button” to load the “FX Settings” .TSI. You can also load the mapping and the FX together by using the “big import button” and selecting the “Controller Mapping” .TSI
After loading .TSI file X1 will function normally to engage “Legacy” Mode hold Shift and press the centre encoder Hot Cues 1-4 will turn orange indicating that Legacy Kontrol is engaged, to return to the “Default” mapping simply repeat the process (hold shift and push the centre encoder)
(Changes To Kontrol X1mk2 (Bottom To Top))
Cue Button = No Change
Shift + Cue = Drop Cue
Play Button = No Change
Shift + Play = No Change
Flux Button = Loop Play Macro (Play + Set 4 Beat Loop + Tempo Sync + Phase Sync)
Shift + Flux = CUP
Sync Button = No Change
Shift + Sync = Snap On (Left Side)
Shift + Sync = Quant On (Right Side)
Hot Cue 3 = Loop Move Macro (Mode Selector: Loop + Size Selector: 32 + Move: Back)
Shift + Hot Cue 3 = Same As Above With Size Selector Set To 16
Hot Cue 4 = Loop Move Macro (Mode Selector: Loop + Size Selector: 32 + Move: Forward)
Shift + Hot Cue 4 = Same As Above With Size Selector Set To 16
Hot Cue 1 = Tempo Bend: Down (Automatically Disengages Sync)
Shift + Hot Cue 1 = Move Beat Grid: Back
Hot Cue 2 = Tempo Bend: Up (Automatically Disengages Sync)
Shift + Hot Cue 2 = Move Beat Grid: Forward
 Transport Section LED Feedback
Transport Button LEDs = VU Meter: Post Fader
(I opted for post fader LED feedback as a safeguard against accidentally stopping the wrong deck)
All Assignable Touch Strip Functions Remain Unchanged (Momentary Loop, FX Parameters etc…)
Left + Right Load Buttons = No Change
Shift + L + R Load Buttons = Flux Mode (Left: Deck A Right: Deck B)
Left + Right Loop Encoder Turn = No Change
Shift + Loop Encoder Turn = No Change
Left + Right Loop Encoder Push = No Change
Shift + L/R Loop Encoder Push + Hold = Turntable “Rewind” Effect
Centre Encoder Turn = No Change
Shift + Centre Encoder Turn = Waveform Zoom: Deck A/B Simultaneously
Centre Encoder Push = No Change
Shift + Centre Encoder Push = Toggles “Legacy” Mode
FX Unit 1 + 2 Assign Buttons Left + Right = No Change
Shift + FX Unit Assign 1 = Delete Grid Marker
Shift + FX Unit Assign 2 = Set Grid Marker
Centre Section LED Feedback
Deck Load LEDs = Flux On/Off Indicator
FX Unit Assign Indicator 3 = Master Tempo Indicator
FX Unit Assign Indicator 4 = Snap Indicator: Left Quant Indicator: Right
FX Parameter Knobs (Including Dry/Wet) = No Change
Shift + FX Parameter Knobs = No Change
FX Buttons 1-3 = No Change
Shift + FX Buttons 1-3  = Customizable FX Presets
(Switching between Presets un-routes FX to avoid audio glitches)
FX Mode Buttons Left + Right = Echo Freeze
FX Section LED Feedback  
FX Mode Button LED = Echo Freeze

Saturday, 2 November 2013

FREE Traktor Kontrol X1mk2 Mapping


             The Traktor Kontrol X1 mk2 has introduced some new and exciting control options including the all new touch strip and touch sensitive encoders. In order to make room for these additions they have however reduced the number of physical controls and in doing so dropped some features that you may have grown accustomed to on the mk1. The two biggest issues for me are the lack of tempo bend and tempo adjust controls. NI made the decision to move the tempo bend or ‘nudge’ function over to the touch strip, now I really enjoy using the strip for FX and loops but I find when it comes to adjusting the phase of a mix it lacks the precision of a physical button. 

               Inspired by DJTT community member despo’s DJ DAVIDE'S X1 MK2 LOOP EDIT MAPPING I decided to use the touch sensitive browse (center) encoder as a modifier to allow for tempo controls. Simply touch the x1’s center encoder and the hotcue buttons for both decks will turn orange, dark orange for hotcues 1 & 2 and light orange for hotcues 3 & 4. While touching the encoder, hotcues 1 & 2 act as tempo bend buttons while 3 & 4 control tempo adjust, once you let go of the encoder they return to normal hotcue functionality. I took the concept one step further by adding a phase meter to the 4 LEDs on the FX buttons on either side of the unit: left side for the phase of the track playing in deck A and right side for the phase of the track playing in deck B, this not only provides some visual feedback to help get your mix in phase but also looks pretty damn cool. 

Download Kontrol X1mk2 Tempo Control Map .tsi