Your Questions: How do I use the Kontrol F1 with the Kontrol S2?

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This week Traktor Tip’s reader Mark H asks:

“Not sure if you can help with this but i am thinking of getting a couple of F1’s to go with my S2. The problem i am having is finding any information on how to integrate them or use them with my S2.  I am told by some; I need to be switching to midi mode or buy an S4 and others saying this is not the case, stick with the S2,  so at the moment i am totally confused. Continue reading “Your Questions: How do I use the Kontrol F1 with the Kontrol S2?”

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Your Questions: Can I use the Audio 2 for Playing Turntables?

“I am an ageing DJ who used to DJ with turntables. I am getting back into DJ’ing now my kids have grown up and was trying to start by mixing with mp3 files. I bought a Hercules Air deck system, but had trouble with distortion and good sound quality through monitor speakers. I read about not having enough outputs and that a Traktor Audio 2 would give me another 2 and get rid of any problems. Have I done the right thing? I can still use it to run 2 vinyl turntables through and record live mixes on my laptop. Or so I believe? Any help would be appreciated.” Continue reading Your Questions: Can I use the Audio 2 for Playing Turntables?

Your Questions: Some Songs won’t Stay in Beat, what do I do?

Traktor Tips reader Jack Dyche writes:

“With some songs (it’s mostly older songs, written in the 70’s and 80’s, no matter how well I beatmatch them, either by ear, by looking at the bpm and changing it or even hitting the sync button, some tracks just won’t stay in sync. What happens is the beatgrid lines (those light grey lines that are supposed to line up with each beat) just move away from the beat as the song progresses, then they may move back into the beat, then away from it again.”

Below you can see what Jack means and I am sure many of you have seen this issue. Continue reading “Your Questions: Some Songs won’t Stay in Beat, what do I do?”

Your Questions – Exporting Traktors BPM tags to iTunes

 

Traktor Tips reader ‘Clifford‘ asks: “What’s the easiest way to import your Traktor BPM into your iTunes Library?

Thanks Clifford for this excellent question, unfortunately the answer isn’t a simple straight forward quick reply and some considerations must be given to your iTunes Library preferences before you go ahead and complete this task. Continue reading “Your Questions – Exporting Traktors BPM tags to iTunes”

Your Questions – How do I mix into the previous DJ’s track with Traktor iPad App if he is using Analogue System?

  Traktor Tips Reader Will writes: “I am using Traktor Z1 with an iPad and just wondering if you have any good tips for mixing into the last track played by the previous DJ if he/she is using analogue setup … Continue reading Your Questions – How do I mix into the previous DJ’s track with Traktor iPad App if he is using Analogue System?