Tutorial TP2

 

Track Deck   

Sample Deck 

4TrackTrigger

 
 
4midiLoop Tutorial

Fader Section

Channel Fader

The Channel Fader adjust the channel volume
CROSS Fader

The Crossfader enables transitions between decks by dragging it from one side to the other

PREVIEW LOAD + FAVORITES PREV button

For the line faders and cross fader, there are three different curves (Linear, Rapid, Switch) available which can be set in the system mode (see Browser Section).

Transport Section

PLAY button

Track Deck mode: Push the Play button to start or stop playback. The Led indicates activation or deactivation of Play, at track end warning the Play Led is blinking
CUE button Track Deck mode: The Cue button has multiple functions depending on the playback state of the track. On a paused deck, pushing Cue sets a new current cue Point at the current play posi­tion. In Snap mode this cue point will snap to the beat nearest the play position. Pushing Cue during playback jumps the current play position back to the previously set current cue point and stops playback
CUP button The Cup button behaves similarly to Cue, but stops playback as long as it is held down. On a paused deck, pressing Cup sets a current cue point and starts playback when upon releasing the button. Clicking Cup during playback jumps the current play position back to the current cue point and pauses playback. Release the button to resume playback.
SHIFT + PLAY / CUE / CUP button Track Deck mode: Push the Shift and >A,B,C,D button to load a running track in to another deck where it will run synchronously.
SYNC button

Track Deck mode: Push the Sync button, to automatically match the tempo and the phase of the playing track to:
the master deck or the master clock, if no deck is selected as master deck. The Sync button can be left permanently on. However, sometimes a deck cannot be synced at the moment, then the Sync button on the screen will be appear half-lit.

The Master Deck gives the target tempo to which other decks can sync. In Auto mode Traktor will automatically select the Master Deck depending on which track has the longest uninterrupted playtime.
SHIFT + SYNC button In Manual mode the master deck can be selected by pessing the Master button on the desired deck.
PITCH BEND BWD / FWD button The Pitch Bend buttons are used if two tracks are playing at the same tempo, but their phase is slightly shifted. This is similar to nudging a record to slow down or speed up as the tracks go slightly out of sync. Press the Bwd button to slightly slow down the track and the Fwd button to speed it up.
PHASE METER Led’s The Phase meter is a visual reference for syncing tracks. It shows you if a track is in or out of sync with the Master Deck or the Master Clock. If two tracks’ Phases are synced, the meter will stay in the middle. If one track’s phase is shifted backward, a green or red led will appear left of the center marker. If a track’s phase is shifted forward, a green or red led will appear right of the center marker.
SHIFT + SNAP button Switches the Phase Meter on or off (for all the decks together)

Hotcue Section

HOTCUE 1-8 button

The hotcue section has eight Hotcue buttons numbered from 1 to 8. In Traktor, you can assign any stored Cue Point or Loop to one of the 8 Hotcue buttons. This allows for instant access to your most important Cue Points and Loops. Using stored Cue Points, you can mark specific positions in your tracks; e.g. beginning vocals, instrumentals or breaks. Storing a Cue Point instantly maps it to the next available Hotcue.

SHIFT + HOTCUE 1 / HOTCUE 5 button

Track Deck mode: With Panel +/- you can switch on the Move, Cue or Grid panel

SHIFT + HOTCUE 2 / HOTCUE 6 button

Track Deck mode: With Mode +/- you can switch in Move panel on BeatJump, Loop, Loop in or Loop out

SHIFT + HOTCUE 3 button

Track Deck mode: With Type you’ll define the cue point type ( Cue, Fade in, Fade Out, Load, Grid or Loop). Currently not available in Traktor Pro 2.

SHIFT + HOTCUE 4 / HOTCUE 8 button

Track Deck mode: With Store you can store cue points, and with Delete you can delete it.

SHIFT + HOTCUE 7 button

Track Deck mode: If you want to change the assignment; push the assigned Hotcue button, then push the Map and then on the new Hotcue button.

Loop ctrl Section

LOOP ACTIVE button Track Deck mode: To activate / deactivate a loop push the Active button. The Led indicates activation or deactivation of a loop
LOOP SIZE +/- button Track Deck mode: Press the Size +/- button to obtain higher or lower value of the loop length
LOOP SIZE - button + LOOP SIZE + button Track Deck mode: Press the Size + and Size – button at the same time, it will reset the loop length to one loop. The Res Led is lit
LOOP BWD MOVE button Track Deck mode: The active loop with the chosen length of the track is moved back by pressing Move Bwd
LOOP FWD MOVE button Track Deck mode: Move Fwd on the contrary, moves the active loop forward
SHIFT + LOOP SIZE - / SIZE + button Track Deck mode: Push the Shift and Size- button (In) to set the start point of the loop. Push the Shift and Size+ button (Out) to set the end point of the loop. The track will begin to loop between these two points and the Active Led flashes. To stop looping, press the Active button.
SHIFT + LOOP BWD / FWD MOVE button Track Deck mode: Loop or Fine can be activated by pressing the Shift button in the loop mode. If Loop is activated, the loop will be moved a full Loop length. If Fine is activated, the loop can be moved in small displacements.

Seek / Scratch and Pitch Section

SEEK Encoder Track Deck mode: The Seek / Scratch encoders are used for coils in the decks. The track will be forwarded to the end by turning the encoders clockwise, for rewinding back to the start, anti-clockwise.
SEEK Encoder pushed Track Deck mode: Push and turn the encoder at the same time, scratches in the decks
SHIFT + SEEK Encoder Track Deck mode: With deck zoom, the waveform display in the deck window increases or decreases. Deck Zoom doesn’t works in deck size Micro and Small.
SHIFT + SEEK Encoder pushed Track Deck mode: Zooms the waveform display in the deck window directly to the preset value of -0.7
PITCH Encoder Track Deck mode: The Pitch encoders slow down or speed up the tempo of the track. The Pitch encoders offer the same functionality as a pitch fader on any standard DJ turntable or pitchable CD player. To adjust the tempo faster in steps, turn the encoder clockwise. To adjust the tempo slower, turn the encoder anticlockwise.
PITCH Encoder pushed Track Deck mode: Push and turn the Pitch encoder at the same time, changes the tempo in small steps
SHIFT + PITCH Encoder

Track Deck mode: Additionally by pressing Shift, the Pan knob is controlled. With the Pan knob you can control the balance between the left and right stereo channels for each deck individually.

Sample Deck mode: (see Sample Deck p.14)
SHIFT + PITCH Encoder pushed

Track Deck mode: Track Tempo reset (original tempo)

Sample Deck mode: (see Sample Deck p.14)

Crossfader Section

CROSSFADER LEFT / RIGHT button

The Deck assign buttons assigns the desired decks left or right to the crossfader. The led for the assigned deck flashes. You define which decks are audible on the left and right position of the crossfader. A deck that is not assigned to one side of the crossfaderis only controlled by the channel fader.
LOAD button

The chosen track can be uploaded to the track deck by using the Load button

SHIFT + LOAD button

Track deck size changes by pushing Shift and Load at the same time

MONITOR button The desired headphone signal can be activated with the Monitor button
SHIFT + MONITOR button Pushing the Shift and Monitor button at the same time, switches the advanced track deck panel on or off

EQ Section

EQ knob In the Xone-setting, the equalizer is a 4-band-EQ and can adjust the frequency content of the track being played
KILL buttons Pressing the buttons next to the knobs switches the corresponding frequencies on or off (Kill-function)
PFL LEVEL Led The PFL Level Led’s display the pre-fader level of the deck’s signal in PFL mode (Pre Fader Level). In AFL mode (After Fader Mode) the Led’s display the after-fader level of the deck’s signal. The deck level can be adjusted with the Gain knob
FX1 button If the effect assign button FX1 is pressed, the corresponding deck to control slot 1 will be allocated
FX2 button If the effect assign button FX2 is pressed, the corresponding deck to control slot 2 will be allocated
FX3 button If the effect assign button FX3 is pressed, the corresponding deck to control slot 3 will be allocated
FX4 button If the effect assign button FX4 is pressed, the corresponding deck to control slot 4 will be allocated
FILTER knob The Filter potentiometer provides control over the bipolar channel filter. The filter can be activated by pushing the button next to the knob. The centre position remains neutral. By turning the filter knob left, it results in a low-pass filter and to the right, a high-pass filter
FILTER button Switches the Filter on / off
KEY knob Track Deck mode: The Key Lock potentiometer controls the track’s musical key. Turning it to the right, raises the key, turning it to the left, lowers the key. The Key Lock can be activated by pressing the button next to the knob.
KEY button Track Deck mode: switches Key Lock on / off

Browser Section

SELECT Encoder The select encoder with a push function allows browsing through folder and playlists. Simply turn the push encoder to find the track you want and push to expand the browser window to fill the screen. Additionally, by activating the Shift button, the folder list can be scrolled (Tree: track collection, playlists, itunes etc.), which can be opened and closed by pushing the browser rotary button. The chosen track can be uploaded to the deck by using the Load button underneath the EQ section
PREVIEW LOAD button

A track can be uploaded from the browser list to the preview player with Preview Load

PREVIEW PLAY button By pressing the Preview Play button, the chosen tracks can be stopped or started again (if pushed once more)
SHIFT + PREVIEW PLAY button If Shift and Preview Play are pushed at the same time, the Preview Player moves backwards
SHIFT + PREVIEW LOAD button If Shift and Preview Load are pushed at the same time, the Preview Player moves forwards
FAVORITES PREV button Favorites provide direct access to Playlists or folders. Favourite tracks can be selected via Prev and uploaded to the browser
FAVORITES NEXT button Favorites provide direct access to Playlists or folders. Favourite tracks can be selected via Next and uploaded to the browser
PREVIEW LOAD + FAVORITES PREV button

If Preview Load and Favorites Prev are pushed at the same time (2 seconds), System Mode is activated and the System Led is lit. In System Mode, you can manage following four basic settings:

  • Pushing button 1 in the FX1 section, defines the midi channels 1 to 4
  • button 2 in the FX1 section defines the midi channels 5 to 8
  • button 3 in the FX1 section defines the midi channels 9 to 12
  • button 4 in the FX1 section defines the midi channels 13 to 16
  • Pushing button 1 in the FX2 section, defines „linear“ line fader curves
  • button 2 in the FX2 section defines „rapid“ line fader curves
  • button 3 in the FX2 section defines „switch“ line fader curves
  • Pushing button 1 in the FX3 section, defines the Led brightness 1 (dark)
  • button 2 in the FX3 section defines the Led brightness 2
  • button 3 in the FX3 section defines the Led brightness 3
  • button 4 in the FX3 section defines the Led brightness 4 (bright)
  • Pushing button 1 in the FX4 section, defines „linear“ cross fader curve
  • button 2 in the FX4 section defines „rapid“ cross fader curve
  • button 3 in the FX4 section defines „switch“ cross fader curve

Push the Preview Load and Favorites Prev buttons for about 2 seconds to leave the System Mode. The System Led is off. Get Monitor state must be activated again.

Blinking System Led indicates, that the 4midiloop controller is not yet recognized by the computer.

Master Section

MAIN knob The Main volume potentiometer controls the overall output level
MIX knob

the Mix potentiometer controls the headphone mix between the Master and the Monitor signal

VOL knob You can adjust the Monitor Output level for your headphones by using the Vol potentiometer. The desired headphone signal can be activated with the Monitor button underneath the EQ section
SNAP button Snap snaps into the closest beat of the waveform display
QUANT button Quant enables the quantised change between both Hotcues and/or loops for real-time re­mixing
SHIFT + QUANT button By pushing Shift and Quant at the same time, the PFL Level Led’s can be switched on or off in PFL mode
CD MODE button The CD Mode is deleted in Trakor Pro 2
SHIFT + CD MODE button By pushing Shift and CD Mode at the same time, the PFL Level Led’s can be switched on or off in AFL mode
LFO RESET button LFO Reset resets the LFO for all LFO based effects
CRUISE button Cruise activates the automatic playback of an entire playlist (Autoplay).
TAB button Tab tapping rhythmically on this button manually sets the master clock tempo
SHIFT + TAB button By pushing Shift and Tab at the same time, midi clock sync can be switched on or off. The Tab Led is blinking, if the midi clock sync is switched on.
CD MODE + TAB button By pushing CD Mode and Tab at the same time, Get monitor state is activated and synchronises the 4midiloop Led’s with the current status of the Traktor Software. By pushing CD Mode and Tab at the same time (2 seconds), Get monitor state is activated and synchronises the Traktor Software with the current status of the 4midiloop potentiometers and faders.

FX1-3 Section

DRY/WET knob Adjusts the ratio between unprocessed (dry) signal and processed (wet) signal
PARAM 1-3 knob

In single mode: FX-parameter 1-3 (FX-dependent)

In group mode: parameter for the 1st, 2nd und 3rd FX
FX4 button 1-4

In single mode: FX button 1 activates / deactivates FX Unit globally (Led is lit when activated). FX button 2 resets all FX parameters to their default value (short Led flash). FX button 3 and 4: FX-dependent (Led is lit when activated)

In group mode: FX button 2-4 activates / deactivates FX slot 1-3 (Led is lit when slot activated)
PRESET button

In single mode: Hold Preset button to select presets by buttons 1 to 4 (Led is lit), turn the potentiometers Dry / Wet to select FX types. FX types will be stored in device by releasing Preset button

In group mode: Hold Preset button to select presets by buttons 2 to 4 (Led is blinking), turn the potentiometers Param1, 2 or 3 to select FX types. FX types will be stored in device by releasing Preset button
SHIFT + PRESET button By using the Shift and Preset button, a Snapshot can be made, which saves the current effect settings as a default

FX4 Section

SHIFT + FX4 button 1 Activation of the control for the FX4 section

Master Clock

SHIFT + FX4 button 2 Activates the Master Clock control in the FX4 section
DRY/WET knob

By turning the DRY/WET knob, the Master Tempo changes in BPM

FX4 button 1 Adjusts the Master Tempo in small stepps down
FX4 button 2 Adjusts the Master Tempo in small stepps up
FX4 button 3 By pressing, the Master Tempo is slowed down (tempo bend down). When released, the Master Tempo jumps back to the default value
FX4 button 4 By pressing, the Master Tempo is accelerated (tempo bend up). When released, the Master Tempo jumps back to the default value
PRESET button Tick on / off. Tick: toggles an audible clock Tick on and off to simulate a metronome

Loop Recorder

SHIFT + FX4 button 3 Activates the Loop Recorder control in the FX4 section
DRY/WET knob

Adjusts the mix between master output and Loop Recorder output

PARAM 1 knob

Selects the size of the loop to be recorded

FX4 button 1

Rec button
No loop stored: Starts/stops recording a loop

Loop stored: Starts/stops overdub recording
FX4 button 2

Play button

Starts/stops playback of the recorded loop
FX4 button 3

Delete button

Deletes the whole loop (and all its layers)
FX4 button 4

Undo / Redo button

Loop playing: Undoes/redoes the last overdub layer
PRESET + HOTCUE 5-8 button Loads the recorded loop in a Sample Deck Slot 1-4

Audio Recorder

SHIFT + FX4 button 4 Activates the Audio Recorder control in the FX4 section
DRY/WET knob

Record Gain

With the Gain knob you can adjust the level for recording. The Recording meter helps you to set the right level
FX4 button 1

Record Start / Stop

Start recording by clicking the Recorder button. Clicking it again stops recording and saves the recorded file in the Audio Recordings folder
FX4 button 2

Cut button

By clicking Cut, TRAKTOR saves the current recording and seamlessly starts a new file for recording
FX4 button 3 No function
FX4 button 4 switches Broadcast on / off