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Kontrol S4 MK3 Ninja

Description and Instructions

Latest version: 1.3.0

Updated: April 4, 2020


DISCLAIMER: Due to Kontrol S4 MK3 issue with LED Output we can not properly refresh the controller output by switching modifier state back to zero. This is why all new functions in the Shift layer are currently not supported with LED feedback.


This mapping will activate 4 additional pad modes in each Deck. See provided JPG file for the list of all new features.


Since ver. 0.4.1 you can choose to install special tsi "Kontrol S4 MK3 Ninja (Freeze + Remix)" which is offering 64 Sample Cell triggers in Decks C and D. This tsi deactivates Pad Modes on Deck C and Deck D and activates all 64 triggers instead. Do not expect full LED feedback here - the feedback is limited to "loaded" and "playing" states. 

Since ver. 1.0.2 you can choose to install special tsi "Kontrol S4 MK3 Ninja (Freeze + Vinyl Brake)" which takes the advantage of Turntable effect in order to produce that turntable stop sound each time you press a PLAY button to stop a Deck. Anybody who attempted to map this on their own knows how difficult this can be because TTFX doesn't work if assigned Deck is stopped... To use this feature you will have to enable Virtual Midi Ports on your computer. The process if fairly easy and instructions are included in download.

1. Tone Play:
Hold SHIFT and press PLAY to toggle the Tone Play Mode 'ON' and 'OFF'. Works with any cue =)

Ensure to enable the following setting: Preferences\Transport\Cue Play (CUP) Mode\ set to "Instant" (not "On Release" which is default setting)

-Since the 0.3.0 version you can press CUE button to toggle between two sets of Key (tone) values:

  * 0, +1, +2, +3, +4, +5, +6, +7

  * -7, -6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0


2. Freeze Mode:
Hold SHIFT and press HOTCUES to toggle the Freeze Mode 'ON' and 'OFF'. The Flux Mode function will be activated automatically.

-Since the 0.3.0 version you can choose to install one of three different types of controls for this Pad Mode:

  *Freeze Mode

  *Loop/Roll Mode

  *Beatjump Mode



3. PAD FX 1:
Hold SHIFT and press SAMPLES to toggle the PAD FX 1 Mode 'ON' and 'OFF'.

-Reverb

-Filter 92-O

-Delay T3

-Echo Freeze

-Beatmasher x3

-Turntable FX

-Transpose Stretch (Activated by supercombo)

-LaserSlicer (Activated by supercombo)

-Ramp Delay


4. PAD FX 2:
Hold SHIFT and press STEMS to toggle the PAD FX 2 Mode 'ON' and 'OFF'. 

-Iceverb

-Filter LFO

-Delay T3

-Echo Freeze

-Gater x3

-Turntable FX

-WormHole (Activated by supercombo)

-Flanger Pulse (Activated by supercombo)

-Macro 1: Beatmasher + Reverb + Filter 92

-Macro 2: Beatmasher + LoFi + Peak Filter

-Macro 3: LaserSlicer + Phaser + Peak Filter

-Macro 4: Gater + Zzzurp + WormHole


Note on PAD FX:

-Each deck uses 2 FX Units which means that you can control effects on Decks A and C independently of Decks B and D.

-The Echo Freeze button have built in fail/safe setting - once it is activated, the mapping will prevent you from selecting an other Deck or a Pad Mode until you deactivate the Echo Freeze button first. In this way you won't have to think about whether you left it activated or not. You can also deactivate the Echo Freeze by Loading a corresponding Deck.


(A/C + B/D + HOTCUES + SAMPLES + STEMS + VIEW are disabled whilst Echo Freeze is activated)


-Top four fx buttons are extension of a PAD FX. Use them in combination with pads for more instant grat effect controls.
Press a button to activate effects and keep it held down to modulate fx parameters automatically.


Installation:


Download and unzip the file. Inside you should see one folder with mapping content. It is strongly recommended to back up all your current mappings and effect settings in the Controller Manager before importing this one because those will be overwritten in the step 2! And be aware that there is no undo.  


1). Start Traktor and click the gear symbol to open the preferences window. Click the BIG IMPORT button which is located at the bottom of the preferences window and then navigate to the folder where the .tsi file is saved. Once you select the .tsi and click on OK the next window will pop-up asking you which settings do you wish to import - ONLY the "controller mappings" and the "effect settings' categories should be selected - then click on OK. Please note that you need to repeat this step one more time to successfully import the FX settings. (this only matters if you're installing this mapping for the first time)

2).
 Go into the Controller Manager's upper-right corner and make sure that the In-Port is set to your Kontrol S4 MK3 hardware.
If you want to add more controller mappings next to this one be sure to use smaller Import button which is located under Device Setup: Add > Import TSI > Import Other.


If you are checking out mappings and looking into buying S4 please consider ordering from DJ Techtools Store: https://store.djtechtools.com/products/traktor-kontrol-s4

Your S4 will come with free set of Chroma Caps =)

Click on PayPal.Me/vstimidi for donations.

Click on http://traktormappingservice.com/ if you need help with custom mappings for Traktor.

Click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqW_fTbII3E to check out my Ultimate Remix Decks mapping for Kontrol F1!


Let me know in the comments if you need support or bugs to report and be sure to click on Subscribe to get notified about new updates.

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Mix on and I hope this mapping serves you well.
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Comments for v1.3.0
Iconspeaker
dj ND CUB3D 2 days ago
Hey man, love the mapping! One problem which is pretty critical for me, I'm using the vynil break setup and when I press pause everything works fine other than the fact that the song does not actually pause and the turntable effect stays on. I have set up the IAC and everything like it said in the pdf provided but to no luck. Thanks in advance!
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Stewe 2 days ago

Check your device named "3_Receive MIDI_1.3.1" and make sure IAC is selected at Out-Port.

Jason 3 days ago
Hi there, I think I've spotted a bug on the remix mapping. Action: load track into A and B. Load Remix pack into deck C. Play A and B as normal. Press any sample pad as normal. Stop sample pads as normal. Strange behavior is pressing cue button on track A, the track doesn't stop but goes back to cue point and starts again.
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Stewe 2 days ago

Can you please document it on video?

Barry McKinley 3 days ago
Nice work. Quick question. Is it easy to add "fader start" on the up faders for Decks A&B?
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Stewe 3 days ago

Thanks! Yes this is possible but it requires the additional setup. If you are interested send in your request at traktormappingservice.com

Barry McKinley 3 days ago

Just did. Thanks!

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Stewe 2 days ago

Please re-send. I haven't received your message.

Jason 3 days ago
Top man, great work.
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Stewe 3 days ago

Glad that works for you!

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dj_estrela 4 days ago
Full support!
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Stewe 3 days ago

Thanks man, for your support!