A short while back I created a midi mapping for the mark 1 Kontrol S4. The inspiration for this mapping came from the release of the Kontrol s4 mark 2 and I wanted to copy native instruments newest layout and have the flux mode mapped to the tempo offset buttons. Since I released this mapping it has been downloaded nearly 200 times. The original mapping works great, but following some suggestions and feedback from some users (especially “eRiC mIxTaPe”), I decided to make some additions to the mapping.
Kontrol S4 mapping V2
In this second mapping I have added functionality to the right offset button, which now resets the tempo fader to zero. It also lights up when the tempo is set to zero. I have also added ‘soft-take-over’ functionality to the volume faders.
You will find more details in the download package.
The package contains full details of how to install and use the mapping, but if you pick things up better in video format, then you can watch the video below:
Mapping out controllers to suit your own DJ style is a very liberating thing. I recommend that once you have found your groove, you try to think outside the box to incorporate your own style into whatever controller you have. You can find a few more pointers in the midi section of Traktor Tips.