Connecting Technics to Traktor S4 MK3

Discussion in 'KONTROL S2 / KONTROL S4' started by rockthediscotheque, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. rockthediscotheque

    rockthediscotheque NI Product Owner


    Long time owner of S4 MK1 thinking of upgrading to MK3.

    Can I connect my Technics decks to 2 of the channels ... for two reasons:

    1. To use the S4 as a mixer for the turntables only

    2. To mix MP3 and vinyl together (eg 2 decks digital, 2 decks technics)

    My MK1 "sort of" lets you do this but the sound quality has always been quite poor and no substitute for a standalone mixer.

    I read that the MK3 was much more capable in this regard, can anyone comment?

  2. DJ Flex I

    DJ Flex I NI Product Owner

    The sound quality of mk3 as a mixer is fine, but can't compare to djm 900 nexus 2
  3. Tijn71

    Tijn71 NI Product Owner

    This is a DVS-setup but can be used for standalone turntables also. Only thing I noticed is when I use the S4 mk3 in stand alone mode the main output volume is way louder the when used with Trakor Pro3. Printscreen NI 17.jpg
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  4. Sûlherokhh

    Sûlherokhh NI Product Owner

    Do you use headroom when working with TP3?
  5. rockthediscotheque

    rockthediscotheque NI Product Owner

    Thanks for the replies.

    Well, I bought the MK3 and it's absolutely awesome. And the vinyl set up is far, far superior to the MK1. You can genuinely use the controller as a mixer. Sound quality is very decent.