After a recent support email from a customer, I have finally gotten around to testing Stems with my mapping for the Behringer CMD DC-1. When Traktor Pro 2.9.0 the mapping installs correctly and functions as it did in previous versions of Traktor. Because of the generic way I implemented Remix Mode accross all decks, if you switch to Remix Mode and select a Stem Deck (which seem to currently just look like a Track Deck with enhanced background functionality) then the Remix Slot Filter and Volume controls work, and pressing SHIFT accesses the FX assignment allowing you to apply FX to just one part of the stem.
When I tested stems with my Kontrol F1, the F1 acts much the same, but now allows you to chose a Stem Deck when previously you could only select Remix Decks. The new functionality of the F1 is a level meter effect in each column of buttons to indicate what is going on in each slot. I haven’t dug deep enough yet to know if this is possible with the CMD-DC1 and Traktor 2.9.0 – new outputs don’t seem to be available to assign and based on history, NI usually wait a few releases before unlocking such functionality to external controllers.
Having finally taken a look at Stems, they aren’t quite what I expected, but I have come accross some press that waveforms are limited to controllers like the D2 and S8 for now – which is clearly a major drawback of the F1 or 3rd party controllers like the CMD-DC1.
I recently had the pleasure of helping a friend who owns and runs The Eastern Bloc – a cafe in Coburg (Melbourne) to play and help launch a series of Sunday Sessions for the Summer with a chill out set to open and help get it started.
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I’ve just released my all-in-one Traktor mapping for the Behringer CMD DC-1 modular MIDI Controller. I think this is an excellent value for money controller but I found the current mappings from Behringer to provide only one function at a time – meaning either you could have Track Decks, FX or Remix Deck control – but not all three.
So I have undertaken my biggest mapping project yet to completely redesign and implement a full set of 4 Track Deck, 2 FX Unit and 4 Remix Deck control in a single mapping – with switching between the Mixer/Track, FX and Remix modes.
Check it out on my Maps page!
A lot of beginners struggle to understand and configure Traktor correctly for stereo headphone and speaker connection to the Kontrol S2 and S4. This guide gives an overview of the common home and gig speaker connections and configurations to simplify this process.
This guide includes:
- Connection to headphone and PC speakers as a common home starter setup
- Connection to Home Theatre amplifiers as a likely scenario for parties
- Connection to professional PA Speakers and Monitors including single and dual subwoofer configurations.
- Connection to house mixer for bar and club gigs.
Click on the image below to download the PDF Guide.
DJ and Speaker Hire packages now available! Please refer to the Hire page for detailed information or Contact me directly.
MIDI Controller mappings are available in the Maps store. Traktor S4 Mk1 Enhanced Map is Now Available! Behringer CMD DC-1 Advanced Map available soon!