Over To You: Can I Add A Controller To Traktor Just For Effects?

Phil Morse | Founder & Tutor
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Last updated 16 November, 2017

Adding an Allen & Heath K2 to your set-up would give you extra controls.
Pic: Traktor Bible

Digital DJ Tips reader Perry writes: “I use Traktor Pro 2 to DJ with, alongside my Kontrol S2 controller and laptop, and while DJing I find it hard to easily vary the effects I can use. If I’m honest, the S2 just doesn’t give me enough options for controlling effects within Traktor. So I am writing to you today to asking if there are any external controller units that integrate with Traktor and allow for you to have more control over what you are doing?”

Digital DJ Tips says:

Because Traktor can be Midi mapped, you can add pretty much any Midi controller you like to it in addition to your S2, to control pretty much anything you like about it! So adding a Midi unit to use as a Traktor effects controller is perfectly possible. I’d definitely recommend grabbing a copy of the book The Traktor 2 Bible to demystify mapping, but if you’re prepared to roll your sleeves up, this is all possible.

For instance, you could add an Allen & Heath K2 and use it just for effects (the sound card would be redundant, admittedly), or even something bigger. But rather than double-guess your options, I’d like to throw this one over to the readers.

Do you find the controls available for effects limiting on your set-up? Have you added an external controller to get around this? Care to share any stories or observations with Perry? Please feel free to do so in the comments.

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