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The Complete DJ Gear Guide To A Traktor Controller: KONTROL S4

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    0:41

    In this video, DJ Shortee introduces the course, which covers all the gear you need to DJ with a Traktor controller, specifically Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 2

    Software & Hardware Compatibility

    6:08

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the different software and hardware types and how they are compatible with each other.

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    Tutorial 3

    Register & Activate

    4:29

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to register your Native Instruments hardware and then how to activate and update your Traktor Pro 2 and Traktor Scratch Pro 2 software.

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    Tutorial 4

    DJ Gear & Hardware Setup

    5:47

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you all the hardware you need to DJ with the Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ controller and how to hook it up.

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    Tutorial 5

    Software Setup & Configuration

    10:34

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to set up and configure your Traktor Pro 2 and Traktor Scratch Pro 2 software.

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    Tutorial 6

    Software Layout Overview

    5:00

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the interface layout in the Traktor Pro 2 software.

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    Tutorial 7

    Mixer

    9:16

    In this video, DJ Shortee covers all the features of the DJ mixer on the Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ controller.

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    Tutorial 8

    EQ Types

    6:21

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through all the different EQ options in the Traktor Pro 2 software.

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    Tutorial 9

    Filter Types

    2:52

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the three different Filter types that you can apply in the Traktor Pro 2 software for use with filter knobs on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 10

    Crossfader Settings

    6:01

    In this video, DJ Shortee covers the Crossfader settings in the Traktor Pro 2 software and how you can use them to adjust the Crossfaders curve for use with the hardware Crossfader on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 11

    Headphone Cueing & Mic Volume

    3:51

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the Front panel on the Traktor Kontrol S4, how to cue audio in your headphones, and how to adjust your mics volume.

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    Tutorial 12

    Deck Display

    4:08

    In this video, DJ Shortee covers the basics of the Deck Display on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 13

    Transport (Playback Controls)

    4:18

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the Transport section, otherwise known as the Playback controls, on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 14

    Load & Deck Assign Buttons

    3:19

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Load and Deck Assign buttons on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 15

    Browsing

    3:51

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Browsing feature on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 16

    Jog Wheels

    3:47

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the different functions of the Jog Wheel on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 17

    Tempo Fader (Pitch Control)

    9:56

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the features of the Tempo Fader, otherwise known as the Pitch Control, on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 18

    Beatgrid Adjustment

    2:21

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Traktor Kontrol S4 to set and adjust your Beatgrids for your audio files in the Traktor Pro 2 software.

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    Tutorial 19

    Master Display

    2:15

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the Master Display on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 20

    Hotcue Buttons

    8:20

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Hotcue buttons on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 21

    Loop Section

    7:49

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Loop section on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 22

    FX Units

    5:39

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the FX Units on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 23

    Remix Deck Controls

    6:32

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the Remix Deck controls area on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 24

    Remix Slot Buttons (Additional Functions)

    3:17

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you some additional functions of the Remix Slot buttons, otherwise known as Sample Play buttons, on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 25

    Loop Recorder

    3:37

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Loop Recorder functions on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tutorial 26

    Stem Deck Controls

    7:25

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Stem Deck controls on the Traktor Kontrol S4. She also shows you how to control the Stem Decks internally without using any hardware controller, simply by manipulating the controls in the Traktor Pro 2 software.

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    Tutorial 27

    S4 Control Options

    9:25

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the Traktor Kontrol S4s Control Options available in the Traktor Pro 2 softwares Preferences panel.

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    Tutorial 28

    KONTROL S4 Modes

    2:20

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the two different Traktor Kontrol S4 modes: Kontrol S4 Mode and MIDI Mode.

In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee shows you all the gear you need for a basic DJ setup using a TRAKTOR DJ controller, how to set it all up, and how to integrate it with the TRAKTOR Pro 2 software. She features the Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 DJ controller and walks you through each feature step by step, explaining how to use every single function in detail. The lessons are taught in a clear and concise way that is easy for anyone to understand. This information-packed course is the first of many videos in the TRAKTOR Controller Series of Shortee's Complete DJ Method. It works seamlessly in conjunction with her TRAKTOR Software course: The Complete Guide To TRAKTOR Pro 2 and is essential for building a strong foundation to take your skills to the next level.

DJ Shortee provides a complete breakdown of the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 DJ controller and all its features, including Hotcues, Looping functions, Deck controls, Remix Decks, and Stem Decks. Also included is an overview of TRAKTORs software options and compatible DJ controllers, as well as the TRAKTOR Pro 2 download, activation, and hardware registration. She walks you through a basic overview of the TRAKTOR Pro 2 software layout, gives an in-depth explanation of how to use the KONTROL S4 Deck controls such as the Jog Wheel and Deck Assign buttons (and how to customize them), and explains how to assign and control the Single FX and Multi FX modes.

Master the KONTROL S4s DJ mixer and all its essential functions. Learn to customize the various EQs, Channel Filters, Tempo Fader, and Crossfader settings, as well as how to use the KONTROL S4 to control the Loop Recorder and then capture a loop on the fly in a Remix Deck.

Also included is a bonus lesson in which you will learn how to switch between the two KONTROL S4 modes and convert the entire KONTROL S4 into an alternate MIDI device using the controller manager software.

Know the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 inside and out, watch The Complete DJ Gear Guide to a TRAKTOR Controller: KONTROL S4 today!

This course is easy to understandall skill levels are welcome!

**Please Note: The primary purpose of this TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 course is to teach how to control Native Instruments flagship TRAKTOR Pro 2 and TRAKTOR Scratch Pro 2 DJ software. Although there are many similarities, this course does not teach how to control TRAKTOR DJ, the iOS mobile version of the TRAKTOR software, as the mobile version isnt currently an industry standard professional DJ software platform.

If you would like Shortee and Groove3 to offer an additional course that teaches on how to control the TRAKTOR DJ iOS mobile platform specifically, please make your request here. If we receive enough interest from enough people, we will create the course!

DJ SHORTEE, described as the “World’s Premier Female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation, is a multi-genre DJ, turntablist, music producer, record label CEO (Heavy Artillery Recordings, Arkade Records, 5 Star Records), DJ instructor, actor, and published author.

Named “Queen of the Scratch World” by DJ Times, Shortee’s unique contribution to the art of turntablism earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in the critically acclaimed movie Scratch. With over two decades of experience, she is recognized as one of the most diverse and technically skilled DJs in the world.

Shortee is one of the few DJs who are respected globally in a wide variety of genres. Spinning genres such as House, Drum ’n’ Bass, Electro, Dubstep, Drumstep, Glitch Hop, Trap, Breaks, Techno, Hip Hop, Top40, Mash Up, Funk, Soul, Rock, Jazz, and more, she has rocked everything from the hottest nightclubs, massive raves, and b-boy battles to huge festivals and celebrity parties. Her fast-paced mixing style, expert scratching skills, and energetic stage presence have made her one of the most in-demand DJs touring worldwide.

As a DJ instructor, Shortee has taught classes, private lessons, workshops, and online tutorials for the esteemed Grammy Foundation, Dubspot, Scratch DJ Academy, Turntable U, Rane, Serato, SAE Institute, and more. She has also produced her own DJ instructional DVD series and has written a critically acclaimed instructional book, Spin Now! The DJ Starter Handbook (Hal Leonard Books), which includes an accompanying DVD-ROM and is currently available worldwide in paperback and kindle editions.

In regard to her teaching style, Shortee is well known for simplifying those intimidating, confusing topics and making them accessible and easy for anyone to understand. Her lessons are extremely thorough and packed with tons of information yet her quirky, easygoing personality keeps everything relatable, approachable, and fun. She breaks everything down into simple step-by-step techniques that you can easily put into action and also gives you the clarity and confidence you need to take your skills to the next level!

For more information, visit her websites:

www.djshortee.com | www.urbanassaultmusic.com | www.heavyartilleryrecordings.com | www.shannonames.com | www.shorteescompletedjmethod.com

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The Complete DJ Gear Guide To A Traktor Controller: KONTROL S4 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great overview very in depth detail about the product EASY TO FOLLOW ALONG TO LEARN
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super clear explanation Very clear and in depth explanation, the quality of the tutorial is very good. I like her in particular because she has a similar music taste as me (judging by her song library) and not just the usual deep house monotone stuff, so I'm really looking forward to the rest of the courses, especially the mixing one!
Date published: 2016-07-07
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