Traktor Controller Series


Welcome to Shortee’s Complete DJ Method: Traktor Controller Series! If you want to learn to DJ on a Traktor controller, you are in the right spot! In this comprehensive series of courses, world-renowned DJ Shortee teaches you everything you need to know to become a pro DJ using a Traktor controller. From the equipment basics to advanced mixing techniques and everywhere in between, Shortee’s got you fully covered.

You’ll start off by learning everything about the gear you need, its features and functions, and how to hook it all up. Shortee also goes over basic music theory; how to count beats, bars, phrases, and beats per minute (bpm); how to cue up your tracks; and how to combine the baby scratch, release scratch, and backspin in order to accurately drop on “the one” as well as how to drop using the cue controls on a Traktor DJ controller.

As with all the courses in Shortee’s Complete DJ Method, Shortee thoroughly walks you through each piece of gear and DJ technique step by step, explaining every feature, function, and skill in detail. Every lesson is taught in a clear way that is easy for anyone to understand and include practical examples that you can incorporate into your DJ sets.Want to become a Pro DJ? Learn from one!

Throughout this series, you’ll also learn to

  • Master the essential techniques of beat matching and basic blending
  • Mix songs both traditionally using your ears and also using the sync and Beatgrid features in the Traktor Pro software
  • Use a variety of fader and EQ mixing techniques as well as trick mixing
  • Mix harmonically so that all your DJ sets are perfectly in key and use the power of harmonic mixing to create strategic key shifts and, as a result, control the energy on the dance floor like a pro
  • Organize your song library and create set lists
  • Use Shortee’s own exclusive shorthand coding system to either easily improvise on the fly with any genre or to create and remember intricately planned DJ trick sets
  • Understand the song structure of various genres
  • Mix between genres and create live mashups
  • Mix on more than two decks at a time
  • Apply effects, loops, hot cues, and samples to your live mixes
  • Utilize all the additional advanced features native to the Traktor Pro software such as the Remix Decks, Live Input Decks, Stem Decks, Flux Mode, Cruise Mode, and custom MIDI mapping
  • Control everything using various Traktor controllers such as the Kontrol S4, Kontrol S8, Kontrol F1, and Kontrol D2
  • Record your mixes step by step, both live and in the studio
  • Prepare your mixes for promotional use


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.

In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee teaches you the essential DJ skills that you need to beatmatch and mix your music using a Traktor DJ controller. These skills include manual adjustments, tuning your ears, manual beatmatching, auto beatmatching using sync, and beginner mixing techniques. She breaks down the entire beatmatching and mixing process slowly and clearly, step by step and in multiple ways so that you can fully grasp the concepts, while also giving you specific exercises that you can practice repeatedly to hone your beatmatching skills. Every lesson is taught in a clear and concise way that is easy for anyone to understand.

In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee teaches you all the essential basics that you need to know when you are first learning how to DJ using a Traktor DJ controller. The Traktor Kontrol S4 is featured; however this course is structured so that you can easily learn using any Traktor controller. Shortee shows you how to handle the jog wheels, various ways to cue up your songs, three different ways to listen using your headphones, how to identify the beat, and how to tune your ears to be able to isolate the drum sounds within your music. She explains basic music theory; note values; how to count beats, bars, and phrases in 4/4 time; and how to identify the “one.” You will discover various ways of counting the beats per minute (bpm) of your music and why it's so important to know the tempos of all your songs. She teaches you the two most important scratches for DJing manually with the platters, how to combine them with each other as well as with the crossfader, and various ways to drop your songs in on the “one.” To finish things off strong, you will learn how to perform a basic transition between two songs with the same bpm, using the crossfader to blend them together.

In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee explains the basic music theory behind harmonic mixing and teaches you how to use all the features and functions of the Mixed In Key key detection software. Shortee thoroughly breaks down the Circle of Fifths in regard to DJing, how musical keys relate to each other, and how the Camelot Wheel relates to the Circle of Fifths. She also shows you how to use the Camelot Wheel system in various ways in order to mix your tracks harmonically while you are DJing. She goes on to teach you how to use Mixed In Key to detect the keys, bpms, and energy level of your tracks; set automatic and manual cue points; create tags and playlists; utilize the piano roll; and so much more. Every lesson is taught in a clear and concise way that is easy for anyone to understand.

In this massive video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee thoroughly walks you through the TRAKTOR Pro 2 and TRAKTOR Scratch Pro 2 software and all its essential features. You’ll learn to navigate the software, import tracks, create playlists, customize the entire platform to your liking and much more.

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