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)

How to Update to Traktor 2.5.1

I am all too familiar with the risks of early adoption of new software, for this reason I am still running Mac OSX 10.7.4 (Lion). I like to let other people deal with the issues, iron them out for me and then know that I am safe to upgrade.  So for now I will continue to run Lion.  For this reason I am happy that I can upgrade to 2.5.1 with no hassles whatsoever. For those that have never updated before, it is a simple process:- How to Update I always recommend backing up your previous collections before doing any type … Continue reading How to Update to Traktor 2.5.1

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