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Tekken's Kontrol S4 MK3 Ultimate Mapping v1.2 with new PAD MODES

Description and Instructions

Tekken’s Kontrol S4 MK3 Ultimate Mapping v1.2


This mapping adds new pad modes and some other gimmicks to the default mapping. All of the original controller features are still accessible.


It is possible to combine this mapping with my Kontrol F1 Ultimate mapping but there will be some conflicts if you are using effects with both mappings simultaneously.


1. Installation:


1. Start Traktor and use the “Import” button at the bottom of the Traktor preferences window to load the “Effect Settings v1.0.tsi” into Traktor. It is important to do this import step twice! Otherwise, wrong effects will triggered.


2. In the preferences window, go to “Controller Manager” -> “Add…” -> “Import TSI” -> “Import other” and import the file “Tekken’s Kontrol S4 MK3 Ultimate Mapping v1.2.tsi”. The mapping should now be appear under “Device”.


3. Check if the “In-Port” and “Out-Port” of this new mapping are set to your Kontrol S4 MK3.


4. Delete the original “Traktor.Kontrol S4 MK3” default mapping or other older versions of this mapping (“Edit… -> “Delete”).



2. Usage/new features:


In advance, this mapping is using blinking LED feedback of some buttons. This blinking is only active if at least one deck is playing. If all decks are stopped, the LED feedback is not fully visible.


2.1 New pad modes:


Press one of the “SHIFT” buttons and one of the three pad mode buttons (“Hotcue”/”SAMPLES”/”STEMS”) simultaneously to activate a new pad mode of your desired deck. The selected pad mode button is now blinking to show that one of the new pad modes is activated. Press one of the “SHIFT” buttons and one of the three pad mode buttons simultaneously again to deactivate the new pad mode and switch back to the original mode. Now the pad mode button has stopped its blinking.


2.1.1 SHIFT HOTCUE and SHIFT SAMPLES pad mode (=effects mode)


·         Hold one of the eight pads to start a different effect. The Echo Freeze effect starts and stops via toggle and not via hold. If the Echo Freeze effect is activated while switching modes, it automatically deactivates to prevent oblivion.

·         Hold all four Beatmasher buttons simultaneously to start a Turntable Stop combo.

·         Some effects cannot be combined with each other.


Note that the Traktor Effect Unit 1 is completely unused in this mapping. You can use Unit 1 manually furthermore.

2.1.2 SHIFT STEMS pad mode (=freeze/slicer mode)


The freeze/slicer mode will start as soon as you enter this pad mode. If you want to restart it, you have switch to another pad mode and then switch back to the freeze/slicer pad mode again. Press one of the eight pads to trigger a slice. You can adjust the freeze/slicer size by holding the “STEMS” button while turning the loop encoder.

Tip: Try to activate a loop or enable the flux mode in combination with this mode.


2.2 Effect selection


Turn one of the effect knobs of the effect units while holding one of the “SHIFT” buttons to select an effect. (There was no possibility to select an effect in the originally S4 MK3 mapping.)


2.3 Backward Move Loop


Press one of the “SHIFT” buttons and a loop encoder simultaneously to start a backward move loop. This means that the moment you are activating the loop is not the start point but the ending point of the loop. This can be very useful.


2.4 Finer key adjustment


Turn one of the loop encoders while holding one of the “SHIFT” buttons to change the key in finer adjustments than in the original mapping.


2.5 Duplicate Deck


Press the following combinations to duplicate a deck to another:


Right Shift + Deck A Select           =             Duplicate Deck B/D to Deck A

Right Shift + Deck C Select           =             Duplicate Deck B/D to Deck C

Right Shift + Deck B Select           =             Duplicate Deck D to Deck B

Right Shift + Deck D Select           =             Duplicate Deck B to Deck D

Left Shift + Deck B Select              =             Duplicate Deck A/C to Deck B

Left Shift + Deck D Select             =             Duplicate Deck A/C to Deck D

Left Shift + Deck A Select             =             Duplicate Deck C to Deck A

Left Shift + Deck C Select              =             Duplicate Deck A to Deck C


2.6 Close Browse View automatically after loading a Track


If you have opened the browse view, it now automatically closes after loading a track.





Please let me know if there is something wrong or if you have new ideas for improvements. Also, please rate this mapping if you like it!

I have spent many days 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:




Thank you!



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Comments for v1.2.0
jasalt 2 days ago
Setup this right away after getting this controller. Great job. One annoyance that comes on my mind is exiting the custom pad modes to normal hot cue mode. Now I need to use two fingers to return normal mode (shift + mode selector button) while single finger would do it faster and more precise, pressing the rec button or mute for example (during custom pad mode being active).
Matt Swindler 12 days ago
This mapping looks so good and is kind of the difference between me buying an s4 or not. Can anyone make a video demoing this mapping just to see it in action? Thank you! I’m sure this mapping is as good as tekkens other mappings.
Natxod 12 days ago
Hi Tekken, amaizing job men... incredible...thank you. I think there is a problem in Hotcues effects in Deck D, pad 7 and 8 has the same value in Gater, can you check? my knowledge about mapping is too short. In the other hand, i've added to your mapping one little i had to make the ' Active' Loop Button' activated and switch easily between different Pitch percents. I can send you if you want, i think could be great to have it there and not add everytime you make a new version of your great mapping. Thank you again for your great job, i'm sending some beers ;) Nacho
Tekken 10 days ago

Hey thanks! Yes you are right I have to fix the values of the gater. I will make a small update in the next days when I find some time. It would be nice if you can send me your addition that I can look into it!

Tobias 16 days ago
Hi Tekken, I got the problem that the Shift+Hotcues effects on deck B do trigger FX Unit 2 and not 4. So it messes with my effects that I would like to keep unchanged. Can you please check? Best regards, Tobias
Tekken 10 days ago

Sorry but this mapping is using 3 of the 4 FX units. Only FX unit 1 is being untouched by the mapping commands.

Darren 30 days ago
This is great, thanks a lot I donated! The issues I'm having are what was mentioned below 1) The mixer FX activates and deactivates when holding shift 2) I can't load a branch of a file on the left in Traktor when the track rotary is pressed (it closes the browser). I can't go on and deactivate the clashing mappings as the default mappings are invisible? Please help bud...
Tekken 10 days ago

Hey Thank you very much and sorry for the late reply. Can you describe 1) a bit more please that I can replicate it? I will fix Number 2) soon when I have some time. Until that you can search the two mapping controls "only browser on" and add the modifier condition "M1=0". Then it will work. Cheers