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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
July 15, 2011

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Kontrol S4 With Turntables

I recently had the pleasure of using my Kontrol S4 in tandem with Traktor Scratch Pro 2 with turntables for an awesome gig at Halo Lounge in Atlanta.  Here’s my list of why it was so awesome.

1. Easy to hook up

No need for additional gear or accessories.  You would normally require an Audio 8 or Audio 10 interface, and multi-core cables or additional RCA cables in order to use Traktor Scratch Pro.  Simply plug both turntables directly into inputs C and D and you are ready for action.  No sweat.

2. Flexible input options

You can select which decks or sample decks the turntables will control by going into Preferences, then Input Routing.  Here you can select either turntable for decks A through D, track play or sample play.  Brilliant.

3. Easy to switch back

Use the drop down tab on deck A or B to select track …

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May 9, 2011

Traktor Scratch Pro 2 Review

By now you guys know that I am an advocate of Native Instruments Traktor Scratch software.  I fell in love about 3 years ago at the 2008 Winter NAMM show thanks to an amazing demo by Dynamix and Hapa from Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles.  I was a Serato Scratch Live user and was pretty happy using it for my gigs, but I didn’t know that almost all of Europe was using a superior DVS for DJing.  After seeing this demo it was a no brainer.  I wanted cleaner and louder audio, the ability to record my sets, playback recorded audio from a mic on the fly, and have the ability to use my midi controller to tweak incredible effects and set loops.  I had to switch to Traktor Scratch Pro.  Native Instruments has an innate ability to anticipate the needs of the DJ by providing a pallet of …

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January 4, 2011

Traktor Kontrol S4 Review (Part I)

Damn that Kontrol S4 made my day.

So I’ve always loved being a DJ.  Everything about it, good and bad, because it is a labor of love.  When I started in the 80′s you brought everything to your gig, turntables, mixer, numerous records in milk crates, speakers, amps, cables, etc.  Things became streamlined in the 90′s because nightclubs and raves provided existing sound systems and standard DJ equipment in order for one to rock the party.  Most times the amount of music I brought in 12 inch form was even slimmed down to account for the 1 to 2 hour set I played along side several other DJ’s during the party.  This was the Gig Du Jour well in to the new millennium.

Enter the first DVS systems to include Final Scratch, Serato Scratch Live, and Traktor.

This allowed us to be even more streamlined when traveling to and from …