Today we are going to demystify the popular Instant Gratification mapping, a one press = many effects concept that made big effects fills crazy easy. A while back I explained how to MIDI-map your own super-combos, but that was the gravy to the Gratification's mashed potatoes. Here we'll dive into the core concept of that mapping, which was intuitive, fun, and (most importantly) consistent-sounding. Read on to learn how to MIDI-map these button-friendly effects and also a sneaky trick to play a row of effect buttons musically.
Have you ever been inspired with an amazing idea of how to take your MIDI controller to the next level by making your own custom super DJ mapping only to find yourself confused, frustrated, and ultimately stumped when dealing with Traktor and its Controller Manager? Chances are, some of you got scared off before even attempting it. Today we’re going to break down the basics of Traktor mapping in a simple and easy-to-digest manner.
Xtreme Mapping is an advanced MIDI mapping editor tool for Traktor and has just recently updated its software (now version 1.4) to be compatible with the Kontrol Z2 and other new Traktor 2.6 commands and features (also back compatible to Traktor 1.2.7) while also fixing a few minor bugs. In case you were wondering, the […]
The VCI-100 might be dead, but we’ve got good news for all our faithful VCI-100 users. After some persistent requests from our passionate forum community, we decided to produce one final overlay to accommodate the official DJ Techtools VCI-100SE v4 mapping, designed for Traktor Pro 2. Related
As many of you are aware of, the West Coast Championship Controller Battle went down last weekend and the DJ Techtools staff was present for full coverage of the event. Although Edison deservingly ended up taking the crown in the end, we all found another competitor’s setup to be one of the most interesting and […]
Serato Scratch is a very popular tool for DJs around the world but one area it lacks strength is in MIDI mapping capacity. For that reason, we set out to create a mapping for the Midi-Fighter that broke new technical ground. The Midi-Fighter mapping for Serato, does exactly that by using scripts to control modifiers […]
When Ean first presented his idea of “Supercombos” within a mapping I thought, “that’s amazing, but how on earth am I going to implement that?”. Well, the concept turned out to be challenging but not impossible. The key to making it work was proper planning and a mix of mapping techniques. In this article we […]
With Djs playing bigger and bigger festivals, some top names have gone beyond the music to put together visually astounding shows that can be enjoyed by thousands of people, all at once. Top acts including Daft Punk, Deadmau5, DJ Shadow, Vitalic, and Etienne De Crecy are all equipped with next level visual systems/dj booths that […]