Papermaster's Cue Point Mapping
Description and Instructions
Here is the most inclusive and intuitive cue mapping for Native Instrument’s Traktor Kontrol F1.
This mapping is designed for use with 4 track decks and allows you to place hotcues, load cues, loop cues and fade cues for Traktor’s Cruise mode.
1. Load the .nckf1 file into the Native Instruments controller editor (not the controller editor in Traktor): Open the editor and choose your F1. Then click “edit” on the right side and append the .nckf1 file.
2. Backup your own Traktor controller mappings (if necessary), because they will be overwritten in the next step. Use the "Export" button in the preferences.
3. Load the .tsi file into the Traktor controller editor (not the Native Instruments controller editor) with the BIG “Import” button (at the bottom of the Traktor preferences). Check if the “In-Port” and “Out-Port” is set to your "Kontrol F1".
4. In the Traktor preferences, in the “Traktor Kontrol F1” tab, switch the “MIDI Mode Type” to “MIDI Mode”.
5. Restore your own controller mappings from step 2 (if necessary). Now use the SMALL "Import" button. (Traktor Preferences -> Controller Manager -> Add... -> Import)
*Borrowed from Tekken's F1 Ultimate FX Mapping Installation section
To accesses the mapping hold the SHIFT button and then press the BROWSE button to switch to MIDI mode.
The SHIFT, SYNC and QUANT buttons should be lit along with two full rows of green highlighted pads and two full rows of yellow highlighted pads beneath the green ones.
SYNC and QUANT
The SYNC and QUANT buttons operate the global features SNAP and QUANTIZE which can usually be seen under the MAIN level knob in Traktor. SYNC, when lit, means the SNAP function is enabled. This means the cue points and loops will “snap” to the closest beat mark when you place them. The QUANT button, when lit, means the QUANTIZE function is on. This allows for “beat accurate skipping between cue points”
The SHIFT buttons switches between Pages 1 and 2. Page 2 contains the controls for track decks C and D
Each highlighted pad corresponds with a hot cue. The cues are ordered across the rows four. For example the green pads, which control deck A, are ordered: 1,2,3,4 in the first row (going across) and 5,6,7,8 in the second row beneath the first row. The same is true for decks B,C, and D. The controls for deck B are found in Yellow in the third and fourth rows of page one. Decks C and D are accessed by pressing the SHIFT button. The cue points for Deck C are in Navy Blue in the first two rows of page two and Deck D is in the bottom two rows of page two on the Aqua Blue pads
To DELETE a cue point of ANY type hold the REVERSE button and the pad that corresponds to the cue you wish to delete.
LOAD, LOOP and FADE CUE POINTS
To change the type of the last placed cue point use the MUTE buttons along the bottom of the controller. To set a LOAD cue point press the FIRST MUTE button. To set a LOOP cue point press the SECOND MUTE button. To set a FADE IN cue point press the THIRD MUTE button. To set a FADE OUT cue point press the FOURTH MUTE button. THIS WILL ONLY WORK FOR DECKS A AND C. To access these features for decks B and D toggle the TYPE button and then press the MUTE button that corresponds to the desired cue point type. Then deselect the TYPE button.
The Encoder is used to select the size of a loop. On page one turn the Encoder to change the size of loops for Deck A or Hold the Type button to change Deck B. On the second page the control works the same for Deck C loop control turn the encoder and for Deck D hold Type+ turn encoder. PRESS the Encoder to deactivate loops created by the loop cues (or other loop controls). Hold the Encoder down and use the MUTE buttons to toggle the loop active setting. The MUTE buttons are ordered as decks A,B,C,D. (The deactivate loop function was formerly preformed by using the capture button)
Please not that the LCD display next to the encoder does not accurately say what the loop size is. When it reads 0 it is at 1/32 and goes up by 10s so that 10= 1/16 and 50= 1 up to *00 which is 32 beats. If anyone can help me map this correctly I would appreciate that.
The Capture button is now used to toggle FLUX mode. When on the first page press the Capture button to turn Flux mode on for Deck A. Fro Deck B HOLD the TYPE button then press the Capture button. On the second page the control works the same for Deck C press Capture and for D hold Type+ press Capture.
When held the Browse button puts the browser in full screen mode and then allows the Encoder to be used to scroll through tracks. When holding the Browse button and pressing down on the encoder it will load the track to Deck A. When pressing Type and the encoder it will load the track to Deck B. Same thing works on the second page but with Deck C and Deck D respectively.
Faders and Knobs
The Faders and Knobs now have some added functionality to allow you to gain maximum control of your mix. Each Fader controls the Volume of a deck and the Knobs are…you guessed it the Filter. Keeping with the Loop Activate order the Faders and Knobs are alphabetically ordered for Decks A,B,C,D
I worked really hard at this mapping and I want it to work perfectly so let me know if there are any problems you are experiencing or ideas for improving the mapping. This is my first mapping attempt so I am sure there are some problems.
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