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Using S8 AND D2 together - any experiences?

Discussion in 'KONTROL D2' started by Christian Druxs, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Christian Druxs

    Christian Druxs New Member

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    Hello my dear friends!

    Just a short question as I did not find any threads concerning this issue:

    Has anybody experiences using S8 and D2 together? - My goal is to have full control over 2 trackdecks and 1 stem and 1 remixdeck including having displayed the waveforms / remix-contents at the same time and being more flexible in using FX for each deck without switching the display.

    I just saw one youtube-vid and it seems to work seemlessly.

    Thank you for any help / advice in advance.

    Sincerelly yours

    Christian Druxs
     
  2. Lymedo

    Lymedo NI Product Owner

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    I use 2 x D2s and an S5. I love working with this setup. I only wish I paid the extra for the S8 now so the workflow was the same, no matter which deck I'm controlling.
    I say go for it!
     
  3. Christian Druxs

    Christian Druxs New Member

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    Already do ;-)
     

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  4. devadip

    devadip NI Product Owner

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    Hello,
    somebody says that NI doesn't recommend S8 + 2D2 setup due to the amount of current that flows in the USB bus. It seems that the setup needs 2 bus USB separated....I'm verifying...
    Best
    Angelo
     
  5. Christian Druxs

    Christian Druxs New Member

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    works seamlessly
     
  6. devadip

    devadip NI Product Owner

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    Hi Christian,
    I've a MacBookPro 2013. How do you connect the 2 D2 and the S8 to the USB of your computer ?
    Can you explain to me better ?
    I've only the S8 now, but I'm going to buy a couple of D2 to add.
    Thanks!
     
  7. devadip

    devadip NI Product Owner

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    look at this:
     
  8. lovefyi

    lovefyi Forum Member

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    I’ve seen it done in videos like the above and I have the S8 and D2 here now, but it seems that sometimes when all three are going tractor crashes. Is there anything special that you need to do, midi or otherwise, other than plugging them in via USB? Best practices, other than not using the hub and making sure the units are plugged into opposite sidesof your MacBook / computer?
     
  9. jimmyjamesh

    jimmyjamesh NI Product Owner

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    don't use the latest traktor, use 2.11.0 as NI acknowledge that the last 2 versions crash with S8 / S5 etc
     
  10. mylkoa

    mylkoa NI Product Owner

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    Helpful thread, and nice vid. Thanks!
     
  11. mylkoa

    mylkoa NI Product Owner

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    Update - I own the S8, and I just got an D2. They work great, as the video above shows. The connectivity is as follows: plug a USB cable from the S8 into the D2 and another USB cable from the D2 to your computer and that's it. The D2 has two USB slots and acts as a hub.