16 April 2012

TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 - Controllerism with Moldover

So I took a look at this and it's not even close to what I would do my self on a gig and I guess the lot of you feel the same way. I wish Native Instruments would come out with a more direct example of how to use this practically in a club... Cause this is pretty narrow.

So I thought I'd just mention some things that you CAN do with these puppies even if you're not a musical genious like Moldover or as skilled DJ Shiftee.
  1. Put different high hats in one bank, congas in one, drum rolls in one and “take off” effects in one and play them as loops and one shot samples to elevate the dynamics of your mix.
  2. Put different vocal loops, raps, shout outs, name drops and so on into the different banks to fill up the blanks that are in some tracks of to fill up the space when mixing beat to beat on two tracks.
  3. For those of you who use key mixing. Get different cords in the Camelot scale (Eg. 1A = A Flat Minor) 24 in total and distribute them on the pads over a couple of banks. Use it to check if your Keying software got it right.
The F-1 gives you the power to really elevate your mix and through more tools into your DJ toolbox.
A must buy for any DJ that isn’t bound to the A4 DJ format.
If you are however as good as Shiftee or Moldover… There isn’t any software and controller on the market that combines the trait of turntablist and controllerist better.
Happy hunting!

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