HOTCUES AND LOOPING
In this last section, you will get started with hotcues, which allow you to move swiftly between different positions in the track. Additionally, you will learn how to set and trigger loops.
SETTING AND TRIGGERING HOTCUES
"Listen to the track for a bit to find another great point and hit an unlit pad to store a hotcue. The pad turns blue to indicate a new hotcue. To trigger a hotcue, press a blue pad. The playback position jumps to the hotcue position in the track and continues playback. You can set several hotcues and play them by hitting the blue pads."
ENABLING A LOOP
To enable a loop at the current position in the track, press the LOOP encoder. To increase or decrease the loop length, turn the LOOP encoder. You can set the loop length to anything between 1/32 of a beat to 32 beats by turning the encoder.
STORING AN ACTIVE LOOP
Once you have activated a loop, you can store it so it’s ready to be triggered again later. To store an active loop, press any unlit pad. In case you ever want to delete your loop, just press SHIFT and the pad. You can now retrigger your loops by hitting the green pads.
After working through this guide, you should now have a good overview of how to use your controller. However, there’s much more to TRAKTOR DJ 2. If you want to learn, for example, how to play around with transport modes or scratch using the jog wheels, check out the resources below.
To find out how other DJs use TRAKTOR DJ 2 and incorporate it into their workflow, check out the NI Blog.
For additional tips and tricks, watch the TRAKTOR DJ 2 tutorials and learn how to get most out of the software that is accompanying your controller.