Advanced Mini Modifiers

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In case you missed it, your first destination should be the modifier basics tutorial which will get you started in the world of midi modifiers. Simply put, a modifier allows you to use a single midi control for 2 or more purposes. In this example we are going learn how to create a toggle modifier. Previously I showed you how to create a shift modifier which means:

“When I hold down shift then B becomes C”

A toggle modifier simply says:

“when I push shift then B is always C until I hit shift again”

In Traktor Pro, there is no explicit command that sets a modifier to toggle, you just have to use a simple logic trick instead.

Midi Modifier Toggle

First create a command that says ” if shift is off (m1= 0) then turn shift on (m1=1)”

Duplicate that modifier and change it to say “if shift is on (m1=1) then turn shift off (m1=0)

Now assign both of these modifier commands to the same button. This is your toggle shift button.

Finally you need to apply that modifier rule to a performance function.

I will first assign what happens when the modifier is zero, play works normally:

and then I assign what happens to that button if I have engaged shift. Play becomes Load loop play:

that’s it! Advanced Midi modifier toggling in just a few steps.

  • Si Siddy

    Omg, that is genius, i was trying to figure out a way to do that for so long! 

  • dj …

    f*** yeah. i would not have thought of that. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

  • greig

    this came in handy,  used it to make a button to switch between effect presets

  • greig

    this came in handy,  used it to make a button to switch between effect presets

  • greig

    this came in handy,  used it to make a button to switch between effect presets

  • james

    hi, im thinking of buying the hercules rmx but i wanted to know if i could use it with the traktor pro, the download virsion, or would i have to buy traktor itself? with the download virsion it stops after 30 mins.
    if anyone knows please tell me, thanks

  • mm

    [quote comment=”17211″][quote comment=””]I still don’t understand why you can only delete the active cue point.[/quote]

    seriously! that bugs me too! and thanks for the tut. ean, great work :D[/quote]

    you have to know the midi mapping for the LED’s also.. they are separate from the actual buttons..

  • kinetik-k

    just got this done but would like to get the filter led flashing so as i know im in shift mode on my 4d at the same time in traktor pro 1.23 can anyone help?

  • L-Johnny

    [quote comment=””][…] English Advanced Tutorial […][/quote]
    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!! I DID IT!!!! i’ve been killing myself for 3 days now, and finally i got it! Ean, you should do a tutorial named ”Modifiers for Dummies” so people like me cwill finally get it 😛 THANKS BRO!!

  • EmP

    Great Ean!!! You could do more complex modifiers if you use more numbers, I mean, you could set modifier to 1 if it was set to 0, set to 2 if it was set to 1….. I have tried it in differents ways and it makes the midi posibilities of traktor almost perfect xD

    Thanks!! Greetins from Spain!!

  • dj mutley

    [quote comment=""]tried your method to the t

    but it only worked

    when i selected on modifiers

    -type- not both set to direct………….thanx a bunch im on my way to hapiness.[/quote]

  • dj mutley

    tried your method to the t but it only worked

    when i selected on modifiers -type- not both set to direct………….thanx a bunch im on my way to hapiness.

  • Johnbhoy

    This is chuffin sooperb.was trying to figure out how to do this today.spent about 3 hours tweaking and changing my tks file for my herc rmx.works splendidly now.the biggest compliment i can give u is that ur tutorials are totally inspiring me to be a lot more adventerous and creative.please pat yourself on the back!

  • Karlos Santos

    I have to say that is a bloody BMW Mini.

    Come on DJTTs i expect some CLASS from you.

    Use a Classic Mini picture in future.

    I am offended hahaha

  • Anonymous

    Great Ean!!! I was looking for a toggle modifers for a long time but I never got succes xD

  • Ajay

    Ean!!! Dude this is awesome!!! I always wondered how on earth to do this on my own TSI.

    Now you got me sorted.

    Thanks heaps man

  • Izzy Loh

    [quote comment=""]I still don’t understand why you can only delete the active cue point.[/quote]

    seriously! that bugs me too! and thanks for the tut. ean, great work 😀

  • Thanks Ean for this tutorial. Just what I needed!

  • Traktor is really advanced. But it still can't do the simple things.

    How do you Output a LED for a Hotcue. On my DN-HC4500 for example, if Hotcue 1 is created, then have Function Key 1 LED turn ON. (Like all Denon CD players) Or, if you load a song with 4 Hotcue's, then the 4 LED's would be turned on.

    I still don't understand why you can only delete the active cue point.