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Kontrol S4 MK3 Ninja

Description and Instructions

Latest version: 1.4.0

Updated: April 21, 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'.


-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'. 


-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 use the Echo Freeze to freeze a track and then push the Load Encoder switch to stop Echo and load the selected track simultaneously.

(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.


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)

 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 =)

If you enjoy this mapping please consider supporting it on PayPal: PayPal.Me/vstimidi 

Click on https://traktormaps.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!

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Mix on and I hope this mapping serves you well.
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Comments for v1.4.1
FuZionDCA 8 months ago
Hey Stewe, I've been using this for ages without issues, but today something weird is happening. Firstly, as far as I know, I've not changed anything. As mentioned, it has been previously been working fine, and my software and OS are all the latest versions. What's happened today (I use the vinyl brake mode), when I hit the play button, the track 'brakes', but doesn't stop playing. From that point, I have no audio coming from Traktor and need to quit the software and re-launch to get sound back. I plan to have a mess tomorrow to see if I can solve this, but I do need to record something this weekend, so thought I'd drop you a note to see if you've come across this before, or have an idea what might be happening.
FuZionDCA 8 months ago

Okay, I'm having a mess now to try to understand what's going on. Slight correction: I don't need to quit Traktor, just reload the tune to the deck. And when I say the tune doesn't stop playing (i.e. the few steps back doesn't happen). The brake effect occurs, but the playhead continues. Tapping cue a couple of times, does stop the play head, but there's still no audio, which is how I discovered that re-loading the tune to the deck beings back the audio.

Stewe 8 months ago

I have no idea honestly. Have you tried to import the mapping again?

tony o donovan 11 months ago
how do i remove this ,it wont work properly
Stewe 11 months ago

Click on Controller Manager --> Edit --> Delete. What is the issue though?

Markus K. 9 months ago

Sometimes it crashed

Stewe 9 months ago

That is most likely a Traktor or computer issue. Sorry to hear it.

Markus K. over 1 year ago
Hi thanks for this great Mapping its awesome. I have one question. Why can i hear the cue signal on my master out ? and is it possible to set this function to hear the signal only in my headphones?
Stewe over 1 year ago

Thank you. That is most likely the Audio Device configuration issue. Check you Preferences --> Audio Routing. And see if Master and Monitor are correctly set. Also check if S4 MK3 ASIO driver is installed.

eran over 1 year ago
Hi, firts thank you very much for the effort this is save this controller from been sold. However, i install freeze is a freeze,but when pres shift and hotcues it enable loop roll. I can i fix that?
Stewe over 1 year ago

Thank you Eran for the report! I will have a chance to check the mapping in a week or so and let you know.

Raynal Florian over 1 year ago
Hi, you literally saved my S4 MK3 experience. You basically packed all the features that should have been there out of the box. I was kind of disappointed with the MK3 (coming from an MK1!), but you just saved the day and helped unlock the full potential of this controller. Now with so many effect combinations, track manipulation possibilities, it's a pure joy! Thank you soooo much!! Donated to your Paypal as well :-)
Stewe over 1 year ago

I'm glad to hear that's the case! And thank you for supporting the mapping via PayPal as well!