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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


Problem downloading or other issues? Let us know on the forum.
Comments for v1.0.0
HighKings over 6 years ago
Having a lot of troubles with this mapping! Wondering if it's not compatible with the latest version of Traktor?
S.ONDE over 7 years ago
I like this mapping a lot (thanks for that) and tried to get two X1 units running with it. I changed the Channels AB>CD for the second controler but it doesn't work. Even deleting the global and FX functions from the mapping didn't help. I also tried by changing the modifier values for the 2nd controler. Do you have any idea how to get that running?
djmatthewstar over 7 years ago

Unfortunately this will be difficult as I mapped each button deck specific so you would have to go into controller editor and change the deck assignment for every relevant midi command (basically anything assigned to deck A change to C / deck B to D etc...) then once you're done export it as a new .tsi file with a different name. Then reboot traktor and upload both my original mapping and the new one you just made assigning them to separate X1s... Not difficult to do just time consuming :( hope this helps Reply

S.ONDE over 7 years ago

It worked out :-) Thanks a lot !

djbenetti almost 8 years ago
this mapping is a lot of fun, thank you! one problem is that I can't get the SHIFT + HOT CUE 1/2 to move the Beat Grid backwards or forwards, doesn't seem to do anything at all (using Traktor 2.7.0)
djmatthewstar almost 8 years ago

I bought a Maschine mk2 so I haven't been using the x1 but I'll check it out and update in the coming weeks... Thanks for the heads up & I'm glad you're enjoying the mapping :)

Luis Cavaleiro about 8 years ago
LED dont work with TRAKTOR AUDIO 10! :( help me!
djmatthewstar about 8 years ago

The LEDs aren't working because they are set to 'post fader' as I use a kontrol Z2 and run Traktor in 'internal' mode. If you use time code you are in 'external mode'. To fix this issue you will have to go into the mapping itself via controller manager, sort the commands by in /out then you will need to change all the deck level commands from 'post fader' to 'pre fader' it's not difficult just time consuming. If you are on a mac I strongly suggest the 'Xtreme Mapping' application as it will allow you to change multiple commands at once. Good luck! Let me know if you have any trouble...

Luis Cavaleiro about 8 years ago

i can not change "interaction mode" to "LED"!

Hugo almost 8 years ago

Hi, Matthew. I am wondering what's the 'Xtreme Mapping' that you're talking about?

djmatthewstar almost 8 years ago


djmatthewstar almost 8 years ago

Unfortunately it's not as simple as changing the interaction, you will have to delete the existing out commands and replace them with pre fader vu meters

Nio GodSent about 8 years ago
I so wanted this Legacy Control along w/ the Free VU Meter. It doesn't seem to work though. I already had Tekken's F1 settings installed, so I went to "Add.." and I did what you exactly wrote in your first sentences. Now the Tekken's doesn't seem to work properly (the effects are randomly put), and the Shift+Middle of Touchstrip won't activate anything. (I left Shift after the Middle thingie - tried it 10 times, even re-applied them, and restarted Traktor 4 times). Thanks in advance Matthew.