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Z1 - am I the only one missing PLAY buttons?

Discussion in 'KONTROL Z1' started by djit, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. djit

    djit New Member

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    Euh
    I need a small midi controller to use at traveling occasions, together with my macbook and Traktor pro 2.
    is this Z1 a solution? I miss a PLAY button... Or am I too old fashioned not to want to use the mouse to klik PLAY?

    Thanks for helping me finding out if I'm wrong
    Gert;)
     
  2. lethal_pizzle

    lethal_pizzle NI Product Owner

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    Well, it's meant to be using in conjunction with something with a play button, or the iPad, but yeah, it has no transport functions.
     
  3. nomac

    nomac Forum Member

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    Just use touch osc (ios) with a cable or mini wifi hub. Put any controls you need on that, it's fully programable and only 5 bucks ( if you already have an iOS device)

    Or pair it with the x1. Super compact setup right there.
     
  4. kieranbowley

    kieranbowley Forum Member

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    X1 FTW!

    The soft buttons on the iPad would be fine to use but I can see it being a bit fiddly on the iPhone. I regularly miss my in point on the train because I've slightly missed the button. Very easy to do.

    But yeah, Laptop + X1 + Z1 FTW!
     
  5. alecman

    alecman NI Product Owner

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    I think it's totally ok that NI didn't include a play button as the z series are mixers and no transport controllers
     
  6. djit

    djit New Member

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    Damn

    I had bought a Pioneer Wego to be able to travel light by plain, to have party set (Traktor Pro + macbook + Wego)
    I hoped the Z1 would be an alternative but no. Adding a X1 to the Z1 would be less efficient then the Wego.
    Damn
     
  7. Theo Void

    Theo Void NI Product Owner

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    Yes! My set-up has grown substantially but for awhile I was doing live shows using only an X1. It was super fun too! I actually miss it.
    I would show up w/ a laptop and an x1. So great.
    I used filters to mix instead of volume or x fader. It was so perfect, really.
     
  8. johyde

    johyde NI Product Owner

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    I've got good news and bad new on this..

    GOOD news - it does include play/stop buttons! (kind of). If you hold down MODE and the CUE button for the corresponding channel then it will play or pause that deck.

    BAD news - it's a bit buggy. Doesn't seem to work at all on the iPad (which is a real shame as that's where I'd most want it). On Traktor Pro it does work, but it still lights up the cue button, which I find a bit confusing.