Legacy Kontrol X1 mk2

Description and Instructions

Legacy Kontrol for Traktor X1mk2

By: DJ Matthew Star


The Legacy Kontrol Mapping for the Traktor Kontrol X1 mk2 incorporates several of my favourite mapping concepts and performance techniques inspired by the DJ Tech Tools website as well as community members: Beaubryte & Stewe.


Features Include:

-Ritchie Hawtin’s Loop Move Macros as seen in Ean Golden’s article: Looping Techniques For DJs: Loop Move Macros

-Custom FX Presets including: Turntable “Rewind” &  Echo Freeze

-Full Tempo Control

-On the fly Beat Gridding

-Toggle between “Legacy Kontrol” & “Default” mapping with the push of a button




Once downloaded & unzipped you should see 2 .TSI files: Controller Mapping and FX Settings. If you wish to upload the mapping without removing your existing mappings then use the “add” button from the “controller manager” section in preferences and select the “controller mapping” .TSI, then use the “big import button” to load the “FX Settings” .TSI. You can also load the mapping and the FX together by using the “big import button” and selecting the “Controller Mapping” .TSI


After loading .TSI file X1 will function normally to engage “Legacy” Mode hold Shift and press the centre encoder Hot Cues 1-4 will turn orange indicating that Legacy Kontrol is engaged, to return to the “Default” mapping simply repeat the process (hold shift and push the centre encoder)



(Changes To Kontrol X1mk2 (Bottom To Top))



Cue Button = No Change

Shift + Cue = Drop Cue

Play Button = No Change

Shift + Play = No Change

Flux Button = Loop Play Macro (Play + Set 4 Beat Loop + Tempo Sync + Phase Sync)

Shift + Flux = CUP

Sync Button = No Change

Shift + Sync = Snap On (Left Side)

Shift + Sync = Quant On (Right Side)

Hot Cue 3 = Loop Move Macro (Mode Selector: Loop + Size Selector: 32 + Move: Back)

Shift + Hot Cue 3 = Same As Above With Size Selector Set To 16

Hot Cue 4 = Loop Move Macro (Mode Selector: Loop + Size Selector: 32 + Move: Forward)

Shift + Hot Cue 4 = Same As Above With Size Selector Set To 16

Hot Cue 1 = Tempo Bend: Down (Automatically Disengages Sync)

Shift + Hot Cue 1 = Move Beat Grid: Back

Hot Cue 2 = Tempo Bend: Up (Automatically Disengages Sync)

Shift + Hot Cue 2 = Move Beat Grid: Forward


Transport Section LED Feedback

Transport Button LEDs = VU Meter: Post Fader

(I opted for post fader LED feedback as a safeguard against accidentally stopping the wrong deck)



All Assignable Touch Strip Functions Remain Unchanged (Momentary Loop, FX Parameters etc…)

Left + Right Load Buttons = No Change

Shift + L + R Load Buttons = Flux Mode (Left: Deck A Right: Deck B)

Left + Right Loop Encoder Turn = No Change

Shift + Loop Encoder Turn = No Change

Left + Right Loop Encoder Push = No Change

Shift + L/R Loop Encoder Push + Hold = Turntable “Rewind” Effect

Centre Encoder Turn = No Change

Shift + Centre Encoder Turn = Waveform Zoom: Deck A/B Simultaneously

Centre Encoder Push = No Change

Shift + Centre Encoder Push = Toggles “Legacy” Mode

FX Unit 1 + 2 Assign Buttons Left + Right = No Change

Shift + FX Unit Assign 1 = Delete Grid Marker

Shift + FX Unit Assign 2 = Set Grid Marker


Centre Section LED Feedback

Deck Load LEDs = Flux On/Off Indicator

FX Unit Assign Indicator 3 = Master Tempo Indicator

FX Unit Assign Indicator 4 = Snap Indicator: Left Quant Indicator: Right



FX Parameter Knobs (Including Dry/Wet) = No Change

Shift + FX Parameter Knobs = No Change

FX Buttons 1-3 = No Change

Shift + FX Buttons 1-3  = Customizable FX Presets

(Switching between Presets un-routes FX to avoid audio glitches)

FX Mode Buttons Left + Right = Echo Freeze


FX Section LED Feedback  

FX Mode Button LED = Echo Freeze