FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
TRAKTOR GENERATION 2: TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 RELATED FAQ
I own TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 or am considering buying one. Can I use timecode control using my turntables or CDJs with the S4 as well?
Yes, you can! To get the scratch licence at a special price with timecoded vinyl + CDs included, you can buy the TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 Software & Timecode Kit.
More info on the Upgrade Kit…
TRAKTOR GENERATION 2: FAQ FOR EXISTING USERS
What about my current TRAKTOR collection, can this be imported into TRAKTOR generation 2 software?
Yes. “Previous generation” TRAKTOR software (TRAKTOR PRO, TRAKTOR DUO, TRAKTOR LE, TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO, TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO and TRAKTOR PRO S4 as well) can be installed in parallel with TRAKTOR generation 2 software. After installing the new software, you will see separate installation directories and a separate launch icon. On initial start of the newest generation software, you will be presented with a dialog offering to create a copy of your existing TRAKTOR collection – this is the recommended way as it allows you to transfer all your playlists, folders, cue points, beatgrids and other meta data over. Please note that this will not duplicate any of your music files, just the references to those files in the TRAKTOR collection.
Due to the new waveforms, TRAKTOR will update the stripe displays as you load tracks into decks. At any point, you can still launch your older version of TRAKTOR which will access your old collection. This allows you to get accustomed with the new generation and allows for a smooth transition period.
Will I be able to import my controller mappings from earlier TRAKTOR versions to TRAKTOR generation 2?
Yes, your current TRAKTOR mapping will be automatically converted from the previous version – or you can manually import .tsi files via the Import function in the newest generation TRAKTOR Controller Manager.
Will all existing TRAKTOR hardware continue to work with all new TRAKTOR versions?
Yes. All NI audio interfaces and controllers will continue to be supported fully.
GENERAL FAQ FOR NEW USERS
What are the differences of the individual TRAKTOR controllers?
Please check the following comparison chart:
I own a TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 controller. Can I use it together with TRAKTOR KONTROL S4?
Yes, the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 is supported by the TRAKTOR PRO S4 software, and can be assigned freely to any functions of the software. For example, you can control the sample decks through the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 while controlling the regular decks through the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 controller, or assign it to the third and fourth effect section while the first two effect sections are accessed directly through the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4.
I have an AUDIO 8 DJ soundcard, can I use it with the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4?
The soundcard integrated in TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 offers the same audio quality and performance as the AUDIO 8 DJ. However, if you want to take advantage of the larger number of audio channels on the AUDIO 8 DJ, you can use it (or any other sound card) together with the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 while bypassing the built-in soundcard of the controller.
Can I use the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 hardware as a MIDI controller for other software?
Yes, the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 can also be used as a controller for any software that supports MIDI.
Is there a special discount on TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 for owners of any existing TRAKTOR version?
No, the price for TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 is the same for all users.