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Tekken's Kontrol F1 Ultimate Mapping

Description and Instructions

Tekken’s Kontrol F1 Ultimate Mapping v3.4

The “Tekken’s Kontrol F1 Ultimate Mapping v3.4” gives you the possibility to control instant press effects, fader effects, the freeze/slicer mode, hotcues, loops and more with your Kontrol F1 controller.

The mapping can be used beside the default Kontrol F1 Remix Deck mapping and all Remix Deck controls are still available. Change between this mapping and the default F1 mapping with the buttons "Shift" + "Browse" anytime.

Installation:

1. If you haven’t Traktor Pro v2.7.0 or newer you have to update your Traktor.

2. Connect your Kontrol F1 and load the .nckf1 file into the Native Instruments controller editor (not the controller editor inside Traktor): Open the editor and select your F1. Select “File”, then “Open” and select the “Tekken’s Kontrol F1 Ultimate Mapping v3.4.nckf1” file. Make sure that on the “Templates” tab (right side of the controller editor window), “Tekken’s Kontrol F1 Ultimate Mapping v3.4” is selected. Close the controller editor.

3. Start Traktor and use the BIG “Import” button at the bottom of the Traktor preferences window to load the “Effect Settings v3.4.tsi” into Traktor. It is important to do this import step twice! Otherwise wrong effects are triggered.

4. In the preferences window, go to “Controller Manager” -> “Add…” -> “Import TST” -> “Import other” and import the file “Tekken’s Kontrol F1 Ultimate Mapping v3.4.tsi”.

5. Go to “Controller Manager” -> “Device” and click each of the 5 new v3.4 Tekken mappings and check if the “In-Port” and “Out-Port” are set to your Kontrol F1. If there are some older Tekken mappings of a previous installation, delete them (“Edit… -> “Delete”).

6. At the “Traktor Kontrol F1” tab (on the left side of the preferences window), switch the “MIDI Mode Type” to “MIDI Mode”.

7. Activate the mapping (see “Usage” below).

8. If there is a problem with the mapping-installation, try updating your NI controller editor, F1 firmware and drivers.

Usage:

After the installation of the mapping or each time after starting Traktor, the F1 default mapping is activated and you can control your Remix Decks as usual. If you want to toggle between the default mapping and the ultimate mapping, press “Shift” + “Browse” simultaneously.

“Sync” button:
Press it after installing the mapping the first time or each time after starting Traktor at least once. Also use this button in case of a failure in the mapping to reset modifiers and switch all effects off.


Switching pages:
There are 9 pages available. The number of the actual page is indicated in the F1 LED display.
You can toggle between the “master” page 1 and the “slave” pages 2-9 by pressing the “Shift” button. The slave pages (2-9) can be changed by turning the push encoder. Page 9 hasn’t got any functions yet.

Deck selection with “Mute” buttons:
Use the 4 “Mute” buttons at the bottom of the F1 to select the decks you want to affect (from left to right button, deck C A B D). You can select all four decks simultaneously if necessary. After installing the mapping the first time or each time after starting Traktor, press each of the 4 buttons at least once to synchronize the mapping with Traktor.

Effect pads (page 1+2):

  • Hold the pads to start effects. The Echo Freeze effects start and stop via toggle.
  • While some effects are active, you can press the push encoder to activate special effect features. (Echo Freeze, Reverb T3 and Delay T3 have special effect parameters).
  • Press all four Beatmasher buttons simultaneously to start a Turntable Stop combo (only page 1).
  • Some effects can’t be combined with each other.

Note that the Traktor Effect Unit 1 is unused in this mapping. You can use Unit 1 with other controllers if you want.

“Browse” button:

Press the “Browse” button to toggle between the following 2 functions:

  • If the browse button is off, change the parameters of some effects by turning the push encoder while the effect pad is hold. The Makro-Effects (second row of page 2) need to be building up with this method.
  • If the browse button is on, change the dry/wet of some effects by turning the push encoder while the effect pad is hold.

“Capture” button:
Press the capture button to let the effects stay on after releasing the effect pads. If the capture button is blinking, the “toggle mode” for the effect pads is activated. Press the capture button again to disable all effects.

“Reverse” button:
Use this button for a reverse play effect.

Fader-effects:
Slide up one of the 4 faders to start an effect. The Tape delay effect (right Fader) needs to start slowly because of the effect unit needs a second to load the effect. Slide it up about 2 millimeters to load the effect, wait a second and then slide it up furthermore to activate the effect.

Freeze mode (page 3):
Press one of the 16 pads or the push encoder to start the freeze mode of the selected deck. Adjust the freeze slice size by turning the push encoder while holding the “Size” button. Activate or deactivate the freeze mode by pressing the push encoder.


Loops (page 7):
Press one of the pads to start or stop a specific loop of the selected deck. Alternately, select the loop size by holding the “Size” button and turning the push encoder. Activate or deactivate the loop by pressing the push encoder.

“Quant” button:
While holding the “Quant” button, you can use the following functions:

  • Toggle the flux mode of each deck with the 4 “Mute” buttons (from left to right button, deck C A B D).
  • Delete hotcues by pressing the pads on page 4 and 5.
  • Swap the 4 Makro-Effects of page 2, second row, by turning the 4 knobs. Each of the knobs is selecting one of the effects. Take a look in the effect units to see your selection.

“Size” button:
While holding the “Size” button, you can use the following functions:

  • Adjust the Freeze slice size by turning the push encoder on page 3.
  • Adjust the loop length by turning the push encoder on page 7.

“Type” button (Isolate mode on/off):
Press the “Type” button to activate the Isolate mode. In this mode apply effects only to specific frequencies (lows  /  lows+mids  /  mids  /  mids+highs  /  highs) of the selected deck. Only frequencies of the decks A, B or C and only one at a time can be isolated. The selected deck will be duplicated to deck D. That means you shouldn’t use deck D for other purposes as long as you want to use this isolate mode. The frequency can be selected with the right knob at the top end. After starting Traktor, turn it from left to right once to synchronize the knop with the mapping. Then adjust the frequency from left to right in 5 steps (lows  /  lows+mids  /  mids  /  mids+highs  /  highs). Before starting an effect, the following parameters of the selected deck and deck D should be set equally by yourself: Equalizer, Gain, Key, Filter. The volume fader of the selected deck should be completely up. This isolate mode is only supported by the effect-pads of page 1. If you want to use the fader-effects or the effect-pads of page 2, you have to disable the isolate mode.
If you want to understand more about the concept of this isolate mode, check this link:
http://www.djtechtools.com/2013/01/07/isolator-effect-mapping-in-traktor/

Please let me know when there is something wrong with the mapping or if you have new ideas for improvements or new effects. And please rate this mapping if you like it!

I have spent many, hours to build this mapping. Although this mapping will always be free to everyone, you could donate me a beer. Please use the following PayPal link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AUPBFP9V5YR9Y

Thank you!

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Comments for v3.4.0
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Momo Slai 6 days ago
Hi there Tekken! First of all, thank you for such a great mapping i have been using it in every single live performance and you can't imagine how much time and hassle it saved me <3 Now with the new step sequencer out and with my huge interest in implementing it in my sets i was wondering (based on one of your replies that i cant clearly remember) if you are already working on a new version of your mapping that implements it. if so i would create a paypall just to donate you whatever i have as a small appreciation for your huge efforts of supporting the community! cheers!
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Tekken 5 days ago

Hey! I guess that native instruments will include the step sequencer functions in the F1 default mapping in the next traktor update. If they will not include it I will start to implement it in my mapping. Cheers!

luc 14 days ago
Is it possible to get release fx for things like reverb, delay and the fader macro fx? have them sort of trail off instead of stopping when released or having to bring the fader back down manually
djpat95 23 days ago
Hello Tekken, first of all thank you for your great work. I use this midi map in the past and was working fine, Today I install it on my new mac with the last version of traktor and I have a lot of bugs, on page 1, I have only some effects that works, page 2 and page 3 are also running the same problem. MacOSX : El Capitain Trator Scratch : version 2.11 Controller Editor : 2.01 Midi Map : version 3.4.0 Thanks in advance for your answer
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Tekken 20 days ago

Did you check the in and out ports of all mappings? Cheers

gogo 24 days ago
Hallo tekken. ich hätte eine frage zum mapping. Kann ich die Lautstärke irgendwie regeln? Bei mir hören sich die Effekte viel zu laut an :S. Danke im voraus :)
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Tekken 24 days ago

Hallo! Kommt drauf an ob man sich mit den mapping Befehlen in Traktor ein bisschen auskennt. Bei manchen effekten ist es leicht, bei manchen ist es komplex. Wenn du mir sagst welche du ändern willst dann dann kann ich dir vielleicht sagen welche Befehle du ändern musst.

gogo 14 days ago

hmm ok. und die mapping über ein dritten Kanal laufen lassen geht nicht oder? das ich die Lautstärke dann zum Beispiel über den fader regeln könnte.

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Tekken 5 days ago

Nein, das geht leider nicht.

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Stewe about 1 month ago
Hey Tekken, you might like this . . . . I just find out that NI has added new LED Color Mode option called "Indexed" which allow us to program both "OFF" and "ON" color for Pads buy using MIDI Range values like any other controller that supports RGB. This means that you can now map different pad colors for each mode in your 2nd page! This encourages me to finally build my own F1 mapping for instant effects.
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Tekken about 1 month ago

Hey Stewe! That would be nice! But where can I find this new "indexed" mode?

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Stewe 29 days ago

It's located in the Controller Editor software (V2.0.0) however now that I tested it in and out I'm seeing a mayor bug... Might send you an email with a small test TSI if that's fine with you.

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Tekken 29 days ago

Ok, I found it and it looks very promising! What is the major bug? Sure, you can send me the TSI.

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Stewe 29 days ago

Email sent.

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Tekken 27 days ago

I have the same bug. But this has nothing to do with the new indexed mode. It is exact the same problem in the midi out mode and I have encountered it the first time when I mapped my v3.0 mapping. It is too bad that NI doesn't fix it. Could you please report the bug to NI? Maybe they will fix it in the future. Thank you!

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Stewe 18 days ago

Will do! and thank you for looking into this.