Have you ever looked at a MIDI controller mapping and thought "what is is this foreign language?" Many people don't even attempt to edit and customize mappings because they don't understand how the files work. In today's article, we give you the basics of understanding a mapping so you'll be able can read the file and understand what it does with ease.
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.
Native Instruments has released the latest iteration of Traktor Pro, version 2.6.6. Aside from finally fixing metadata synchronization between Traktor Pro and DJ (which broken when iOS 7 came out), the new update has added Remix Deck mappings for Maschine when using it as a controller. To use the mappings, you’ll want to load the […]
In DJTT HQ, many of our staff have grown to love the Pioneer RMX-1000 for its dynamic and expressive isolator effects. But even in our initial review of the unit, readers pondered if Traktor could be made to emulate this style of effect – and finally one of our own DJTT community members has succeeded […]
Ever since I published my personal layout for the Oxygen 8 some 4 months ago, people have been hounding me to finally post the explanation video. The damn thing took 5 years to perfect, I always joke, so perhaps the video might take another 5! Well, we finally found time to crank out a tutorial […]