Traktor Kontrol S4 Tutorial


Ean Golden's Kontrol S4 Masterclass

  • 1-on-1 tutorial with Ean, an S4 MK1 designer
  • Basic and advanced features covered
  • Hidden functions and preferences covered

If you purchased the S4 MK1 controller, you might want a guide for it! Ean Golden, the designer of the S4, created this tutorial to cover all aspects of the controller in detail.

16 Detailed Chapters

Ean covers all kinds of great information - both specific to the physical controller and a fair amount of information about Traktor at large. (see the full chapter list below)

1-On-1 Masterclass

Known for YouTube tutorials, Ean's personal, approachable teaching style makes for an easy-to-watch class. Never DJed with a controller before and have an S4? This is the perfect starting place.

Close Up To Everything

You can't sit at the back of the class for this video - with screen capture and an above-the-controller camera angle, everything is up close and easy to see.

Tutorial Chapters:
  1. Hardware layout: Explains all hardware connections and important things to know.
  2. First Steps: Getting Started and Getting Sound running
  3. Browsing Music: (watch for free above) how to get tracks into the S4 and browse playlists/trees/crates without touching the mouse.
  4. Basic Mixing: basic transport controls and mixing principles on the S4.
  5. Prepping Music: How to beat grid tracks in the S4, set cue points, store loops and fine tune SYNC settings.
  6. Advanced Mixing: How to fine tune the pitch faders and other manual beat matching tips.
  7. Basic Effects: routing and trouble shooting.
  8. Advanced FX: How to use advanced FX, chained FX, custom presets and scrolling through FX on the controller
  9. Master Clock: How Sync works, What is internal and External mode?
  10. Multiple Deck Mixing: Using multiple decks, routing and sync questions.
  11. Loop Decks: (watch for free above) How to load loops, store them and use all features of the loop decks.
  12. Basics of the Loop Recorder: Recording loops and transferring them to the loop decks.
  13. Advanced Loop Recorder: Mutliple takes, overdubbing, clearing and other features.
  14. Preference Window Pt1: Goes into detail on what each option in the S4 preferences pane will do.
  15. Preference Window Pt2: How to customize and add functions on top of the default S4 functions. All goes into how to use the S4 as just a midi device and how to use it to control traktor and ableton at the same time!
  16. Special Functions and Synth Trick: Covers hidden Shift functions and how to create a synthesizer in the S4 using micro loops.

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