After a few busy days (weeks) at work I finally found time to complete my personal Traktor Midi Mapping for my MCX8000 controller.
After stress-testing the MCX8000 in conjunction with the Traktor mapping at home, I played a 5 hour set in public last Saturday. All went well and no issue’s occurred.
The mapping is made for my PERSONAL usage, for 2 or 4 Deck use (All Track Decks, NO remix decks, with 1-button-push effects)
In CUE mode:
All PADS assigned to corresponding cue points
In ROLL mode:
PAD1: Filter 92 LFO
PAD2: Reverb T3
PAD3: Peak Filter RISE
PAD4: Peak Filter FALL
PAD5: Beatsmasher2 – Value 1
PAD6: Beatsmasher2 – Value 2
PAD7: Beatsmasher2 – Value 3
PAD8: Beatsmasher2 – Value 4
In SLICER mode:
PAD1: Turntable Stop (short)
PAD2: Gater 1
PAD3: Gater 2
PAD4: Gater 3
PAD5: Flanger 1
PAD6: Flanger 2
PAD7: Delay Freeze
PAD8: Turntable Stop (long)
SHIFT+AUTO LOOP = Activate upcoming LOOP
BEAT GRID = LOOP Recorder:
ADJUST = Record
SHIFT+ADJUST = Size
SLIDE = Play/stop
SHIFT+SLIDE = Delete
SAMPLER VOLUME (rotary knob under ‘master level’ LED’s) = Dry/wet
UTILITY / VIEW (left from LCD screens) = Full Screen mode (toggle)
CRATES (under UTILITY) = Full BROWSER view (toggle)
SELECT/LOAD (Rotary knob on the right of both LCD screens)
SELECT/LOAD (left and right) = Scroll true list
SELECT/LOAD push Left =
‘Deck 1’ Mode = Load in Deck A
‘Deck 3’ Mode = Load in Deck C
SELECT/LOAD push Right =
‘Deck 2’ Mode = Load in Deck B
‘Deck 4’ Mode = Load in Deck D
SHIFT+SELECT/LOAD = Scroll true tree (Folders/playlists)
SHIFT+SELECT/LOAD push = expand/collapse Folder
SHIFT+Filter knobs = Pan
For some strange reason (believe me, I tried ;-)) I can’t get the CUE LED’s to turn off instantly when a cue point is deleted (SHIFT+CUE PAD). When you delete a cue point, simply push the ‘CUE’ mode button once again and the deleted cue LED’s will be off.
!! IMPORTANT!! When you start your MCX8000 and secondly start Traktor, push the ‘Deck 2’ mode (next to jog wheel) once. This is needed to set a certain modifier in the mapping to its right value.
The mapping also lets you toggle between 2 Deck and 4 Deck view.
From the moment you push the ‘Deck 2’ or ‘Deck 4’ mode (next to jog), the layout changes from 2 deck to 4 deck layout. To go back to 2 Deck layout use SHIFT+LEFT JOG turn.
Because each Traktor user has he’s personal layout (see Settings/Layout Manager), you’ll have to adjust 4 commands in the Controller Manager of the Traktor settings.
The commands are ‘Layout Selector’ in the commands list, so you can toggle between 2 and 4 decks, using your own layout settings.
In my case (and in that way they are in the midi mapping) the values are set to:
Deck Layer 3 button: Value = AB FULL + CD MINI (INT MIX) (*)
Deck Layer 4 button: Value = AB FULL + CD MINI (INT MIX) (*)
(2x) Shift + jog 1 turn: Value = AB FULL (INT MIX) (#)
In the Value drop-down menu, just select your layout for AB+CD (4 decks) (*) and your layout for AB (2 decks) (#).
If you don’t have separate layouts for 2 and 4 deck mode, just create them first (in Settings/Layout Manager) and then assign them in the commands as described above.
Mail me at kristofstandaert (at) hotmail (dot) com if you’re interested in the mapping