Xone K2 Midi Map – by DJ Animine

A couple of months ago I bought the Allen & Heath Xone K2 controller as addition to my mobile setup during travelling. I wanted a small and compact controller that would still be able to do the job.

At first I thought of mapping it for 4 decks as I usually work with a 4 deck setup on my DJM800 with Denon SC2000 controllers and a NI Maschine controller for the FX, but after looking into the Xone K2 documentation it meant I would need to work with the layering and I didn’t want to make the mapping to complex. After plenty of brainstorming, looking up reviews, checking other mappings and reading the Traktor Bible, I decided to go with a single layer mapping for 2 decks with all necessary transport, EQ and FX controls. Continue reading “Xone K2 Midi Map – by DJ Animine”

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Guest Post on Digital DJ Tips – (10 Hidden Gems)

The internet is a wonderful thing, it brings people together from all over the world, people with a common interest, be it politics, the environment or on this occasion music, well, DJ’ing to be more precise.  I was very grateful to be contacted out of the blue by Phil from Digital DJ Tips and as a result of our conversation I am providing you all with “10 Hidden Traktor Gems”.  There are so many cool features of Traktor that I found it hard to keep the list down, but I have included some functions that I have found useful over … Continue reading Guest Post on Digital DJ Tips – (10 Hidden Gems)

Midi Mapping in Traktor

With so many options available to us for control methods of Traktor, I can imagine that unless you are using the standard controllers with the included standard tsi files, then there isn’t 2 people out there with the exact same controller settings. This is the beauty of Traktor; the individuality that it can provide all of the DJ’s using the software. Since the industry has moved on from the simplest raw art form of turntablism, we have been introduced to a new era of DJing. The introduction of ‘Beat-gridding’ removed the need for timing skills (the original essence of DJ’ing), … Continue reading Midi Mapping in Traktor

Controlling Traktor with my iPhone

Today I decided to look a little more deeply into different control methods for traktor and although I dont yet have an iPad, I decided to trial the smaller brother of a great iPad app…….. TouchOSC for iPhone. There are a couple of steps to get it working….(you need a mac) 1. Go to http://ipad-dj.net/ here you can obtain a free demo template for use within TouchOSC 2. Download the free demo and follow the instructions. This demo is merely template software that you can later download more intricate templates for a small price. 3. The instructions will direct you to … Continue reading Controlling Traktor with my iPhone