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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Ezra Taihutu 3 days ago
hello! first off the mapping is DOPE ! just what i needed and wanted :) but how can i keep my X1 mapping how it is as a default ( so i control my decks with the x1) and the FX on the F1. If u or anyone got the time to awnser would help me alot ! THANKS, Ezra.
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Tekken 3 days ago

Hello! After installing my mapping according to the manual your X1 should work furthermore. But it looks like your X1 mapping is now missing for some reason. Open the controller manager in the traktor settings and click "Add.." Then Traktor --> Kontrol X1. Then your X1 should work again.

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XRS 23 days ago
Hello! Just now running into this map and loving the potential! I am confused about one thing, so I ask for your patience. 1) You said that by hitting Shift + Browse together, you can go back to the default map (which I normally would use for samples. However, when I do this, the entire F1 goes dark, and is unresponsive. What am I doing wrong? 2) Are you able to utilize Pages 3-9? For instance, setting your own effects or commands? Essentially, I want to use the 2 pages you have for effects, but easily jump back into creating samples as the defaulted F1 did. Thank you!
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Tekken 23 days ago

Hello! 1) Looks like your F1 "default" mapping is missing. Open the controller manager in the traktor settings and click "Add.." Then Traktor --> Kontrol F1 -->Default. Now changing between my mapping and the normal F1 functions by pressing Shift + Browse should work again. 2) Yes, this is possible. But you need a lot of traktor mapping knowledge and a lot of time.

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XRS 22 days ago

Thank you! I was able to get the default put back on and it works great. Wondering if there is a way to control the effects volume (that is used with the F1) from the F1 itself. I noticed the top knobs don't serve a purpose, and think it would be great to allow them to control the volume of whichever effects you're using, especially with the faders, which seem to have the greatest impact on the tracks. Sometimes the effect will overpower the track, and would be nice to be able to control that. I would also be up to paying you to help create some additional mappings (using some of the pages 3-9) that would fit my needs if you still do these type of things. I got your pay pal address, so I can send you an email with some ideas and you can let me know what it would cost to map it out. If not, I completely understand, and will donate to you anyways since I love the concept of being able to have more effects (I also have a custom map for midi fighter 3d and 4trak) while still being able to jump out into the standard remix decks. Fantastic work! Thank you for your efforts

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Momo Slai about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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!

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Momo Slai about 1 month ago

Hi tekken!, thank you for your prompt reply, NI has implemented it already in user mode, however, the challenge is that its not possible to use both your mod (midi mode) and step sequencer (user mode) in parallel. Just wanted to clarify that! :)

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Tekken 23 days ago

Yes I know that they already in the "user" mode. My hope is that they will include the step sequencer functions in the "default" mode instead of the "user" mode in the next update. That would make a lot more sense.

luc about 1 month 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
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Tekken 23 days ago

Unfortunately not possible in the current mapping layout. Most of the effects are in group mode (3 effects in one of the four effect units). In group mode a lot of parameters can not be adjusted. The alternative would be to use single mode. But then a lot of the effects could not be triggered simultaneously.

djpat95 2 months 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 2 months ago

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