After the recent updates to Traktor, we have now been treated to a nice new shiny Flux mode button on the Deck. This is great, but can be somewhat frustrating trying to use it with your mouse or by a hot key. In this tutorial I will show you how to map flux mode to your controller. The 6 minute video below will show you how you can easily how to map flux mode to your S4, the same principles however apply to other controllers.
How to Map Flux Mode to the Kontrol S4
Due to the way Traktor is set up to override the factory settings when you add a new command, those using a native Instruments controller will find it very easy.
For those using a 3rd party controller, depending on the button you chose to map to control flux, you may find that the button is already set to control some other function. If this is the case you will need to delete the original function of the button. I always recommend you save your current setting before making adjustments to your set up.
- Head into Preferences > Controller Manager.
- Select the S4 from the controller drop down.
- Underneath the list of controls select ‘Add in…‘.
- Go to ‘Deck Common‘ > ‘Flux Mode On‘.
- Hit ‘Learn‘ then press the button on the controller you wish to assign.
- Set Assignment to the deck you want that button to relate to. (Deck A)
- Change the button type to ‘Toggle‘.
That’s the control button set up, now you need to set the LED feedback.
- With your previous control line highlighted, hit ‘Add Out…‘.
- ‘Flux Mode On‘ will automatically appear at the top of the list – Select it.
- It should automatically set everything up for that function.
- Check that it’s set to the same deck.
Now you can just repeat this for the 2nd Deck. And that’s how you map flux mode to your Controller!
(EDIT: For those that wish to continue using decks C & D – a reader tells me that using ‘Shift+Deck C’ & ‘Shift+Deck D’ will work perfectly too. NOTE: You just have to remember to uncheck the ‘over-ride factory Map’ for the modifier (ie. the shift key) I have not tried this yet – but it sounds as if it should work. Thanks to Ma Kobi on Twitter!)
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