In the past I provided you with a tutorial on how to map flux mode to the Deck C & D buttons on the Kontrol S4. After the announcement of the upgrade to the Traktor Kontrol S4, I was impressed with their new chosen location for the flux mode: the offset buttons. In this article I will show you how to map flux mode to the offset buttons on the S4 and provide you with the tsi file for these settings.
For those that don’t know what flux mode is, you should check out this previous article. In brief though, it’s basically a way of looping a track whilst the playhead silently moves onwards through the track. Upon releasing the loop, the track resumes at the place where it would have been had you not looped it.
If you have never used the offset buttons before and you have no idea what they do in their current state, you can check out this tutorial. You may find that you have a use for these buttons without changing them to be used for the flux control.
How to Map flux mode to the offset buttons
With a few pointers from Andrew at digitaldjtools.net (thank you Andrew) we were able to figure out various modifiers that Native Instruments have set up for the deck selection controls enabling us to provide you with flux control on all four decks from the Traktor Kontrol S4.
The flux control we have set up, will not interfere with any other controls in the S4 and as such provides a seamless way to map flux mode set up on your Traktor Kontrol S4.
This file has been updated – See new mapping details and video along with links to download.
The video below shows how we have set up the controller mapping so you can either do it yourself OR choose the easy option and download the pre-made tsi (links in video). Always back up your current settings.