MIXING TRACKS USING SYNC
In this section, you’ll learn how to mix audio into your speakers and how to find a starting point (cue) for your track. Later, you’ll learn how to mix two tracks using TRAKTOR S2’s automated sync feature.
MIXING AUDIO IN
To start playback, press the PLAY button on the deck with the loaded track. Slowly move the slider up to the maximum position to hear your track playing on the speakers.
CHOOSING YOUR NEXT TRACK
The next track you want to mix will work best if it has a similar tempo to the first track. To load a track on the other deck, turn its BROWSE encoder, then press the BROWSE encoder to load the track.
Now that the track has loaded, press the PLAY button to start playback. Now you should have two tracks playing but only hear one. At this point, you might want to pre-listen the next song to make sure it fits the track already playing. Put on your headphones and press the CUE button (so it’s on) next to the channel fader. Now adjust the headphones mixed, so that you will hear the cued track in the headphones.
SIGNAL FLOW INTRODUCTION
To gain a deeper understanding of what is happening here, take a look at the folowing signal flow chart. It shows how the audio signals coming from the two decks are mixed and routed to your headphones and the speakers.
SYNCING THE TEMPOS
Keep both tracks playing and press the SYNC button on the deck you just cued. The tempo of the track you hear in your headphones adjusts to the first track. Both tracks now play in sync.
MIXING IN A SECOND TRACK
To make both tracks audible in your speakers, slowly move the fader of the second deck upwards. The audio signal of the track fades into the master signal. Listen to your mix for a while and then move the first fader down. When the first fader is completely down, you will only be able to hear your second track meaning you have successfully mixed two tracks together!