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Taylor

Taylor
June 22, 2012

Using Maschine with Ableton Live

We are proud to present “Controlling Maschine Scenes in Ableton” our first in a series of screen flow tutorial videos.  Our goal is to go a little deeper into how you can use some of the great products we sell, in this case LaunchpadMaschineMoog Slim Phatty, and Ableton Live.

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This is Lonely Paul with uniquesquared.com. Today I am here in the first of a series of screen-flow based tutorials to show you how to use clips within Ableton Live to trigger scene changes in Maschine which will give you the ability to map your pattern changes from within Ableton sequences or using Ableton clips.

So the way to do this is you actually create clips that have program change messages. Now I’ve already gone ahead and built my one through seven because I’ve got seven patterns. But just for the sake of showing …

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Taylor

Taylor
February 13, 2012

Numark N4 with Traktor Pro 2

This mapping may not work with the latest version of Traktor.

A couple weeks ago, we got a Numark N4 into our studio and tested it out. We used the unit with both Virtual DJ and Serato Intro, which are both included in the box. What we found is that the N4 is one of the best DJ controllers for an intro DJ looking to be able to do video DJing too. Since the N4 is built for video DJs in mind, one thing we noticed that was the availability of hotcues on the mappings for Virtual DJ and Serato Intro. We really wanted to be able to have access to hotcues when using the N4 with Traktor and built a mapping with this in mind.

To start out with a structure for the mapping, we used what Numark provided on their website for mapping the N4 with Traktor Pro 2. The …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
December 9, 2011

Adding Value To Your DJ Set-Up

There’s an abundance of music available at our fingertips via the internet and literally hundreds of ways to play it all as a DJ.  Whether using turntables or CD players and mixer utilizing a laptop as a traditional DJ set-up or having a digital vinyl system, or DJ controller, there are many ways to spin these days.   Almost anyone can do a little research online, frequent night clubs, raves, or house parties and decide they would like to start DJing.  This is an amazing truth that will remain as long as dancing and dance music exists.  But how can you differentiate yourself from the others?  What are ways that you can make your sound unique without having to spend thousands of dollars on a super custom rig?  Adding a unique sound to your mix can be difficult and expensive, but there are a number of great products out there under …

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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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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
July 6, 2011

Using The Numark NS6 With Traktor Pro 2: Yes, Please!

This mapping may not work with the latest version of Traktor.

We finally got a chance to use the acclaimed Numark NS6 Serato Itch controller with Native Instruments flagship Traktor Pro 2 software, and the results were quite good.  Thanks to a foundation provided by Numark and a heavily tweaked re-fix by our resident marketing manager and controller mapping stud, Ariff Glick, we came up with a mapping that suited the NS6′s layout nicely with Traktor.

THE SCOOP ON MAPPING

The NS6 is basically a midi controller with sliders, knobs, and buttons that are assignable to virtually any function that your software requires.  Traktor has a controller manager within the preferences where you can do this.  You can download our .tsi file and import it to the controller manager.  Please keep in mind that this is just one version of many possibilities that can be used and you can definitely …