DJ Shiftee’s Traktor / Maschine Video Tutorial Pt 2/3: Using MIDI to Map LEDs + Modifiers

For many years, I sought to unravel the vast wonders of LED mapping and modifiers.  My quest took me to the farthest reaches of the land, places like Tibet, Pluto, and New Jersey.  Finally I encountered the truth I was seeking on a warm summer’s day in my apartment.  The only place I needed to look was within… Traktor!  Let me save you a very costly and pointless trip across the world in my tutorial on the very same subjects. - DJ Shiftee

In part one of the latest Shiftee Trilogy video tutorial series, DJ Shiftee demonstrates his ‘Slaughterhouse’ routine that was constructed for his appearance on the highly regarded Rinse FM radio show in the UK. In the second installment, Shiftee explains how to map LEDs and lights Traktor Pro 2 using a MIDI controllers and further sinks in the wonderful world of modifiers, using buttons not merely to control specific functions but also to change the state of the program. Please stay tuned for the third and final installment in which Shiftee gives away his precious mapping for Maschine.

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  • Nicholas Stein
  • 1/16/2012

This is the best tut you have ever done. I did not care much for the routine in part 1 (no offense intended). I prefer a different genre. Thanks. Would this mapping be easier with Xtreme Mapping? (assuming Mac of course).