• Hi guys, FYI this article has two DEAD links (Offliberty & Hijack Pro)

  • I really like the advice given here, but it seems like Native Instruments is artificially keeping the admittance to this kind of usage low. I’m seriously concerned that N.I. won’t open up the Remix Decks to other controllers (most notably the Maschine Mk2) before Ableton 9 comes out and straight STOMPS all over Traktor’s Remix Decks. Looking at the Ableton Push makes me seriously reconsider the faith I had in Native Instruments linking the Maschine Mk2 to anything Traktor. I really do love the functionality of Maschine (away from Traktor… don’t even try to use them together, you’re better off linking Ableton with Traktor). The Push is not only less expensive than the Maschine Mk2, but it’s more capable than the Launchpad and you get a functional version of Ableton Live 9 with it.

    Maybe what we’ll see in the very near future is a revisiting of this article with the Push and some real embracing of Ableton (instead of the “Oh… yeah, Ableton is this really powerful DAW and you can use it live, but we’re not going into that… look what Traktor can do.” approach).

  • SmiTTTen

    http://soundcloud.com/smittten/benachi-5 – here’s the track – SmiTTTen

  • Anonymous

    What I would really love to see from DJTT is an article about how to use remix decks with the sample deck controls on the S4 (ie without getting an F1.) It seems like they do not operate the remix decks as well as they operated the old sample decks, and the manual for the S4 has not been updated to say how the controller interacts with the remix decks! Right now they’re sitting on my controller as dead buttons because NI hasn’t duplicated the functionality that they used to have with the remix decks (quickly setting samples to be one shot vs looping, etc.) If anyone could point me to a good resource on the topic I’d be really appreciative!

    • tehgodfather

      You can set those extra sample buttons as cue points in the S4 control menu

  • There should be an option in the midi maps page for custom remix sets.

  • Adrian

    If anyone has any aspirations of actually utilizing the colors of the pads, feel free to check out my color mapping guide. It might help you make further sense of things.


    • Soulpixel

      Nice, I dont have the F1 but I like your approach

  • Stewe

    Nicely! wriTTTen by SmiTTTen 😉

  • Galvanix

    Wait, is there not even a audio or video sample of this burial example?

  • Arthur

    I’ve got a question about loading up my Ableton files into the f1 without the sound being completely changed during converting to a .mp3 file. How can I get my Ableton files into the F1 in a proper way?

  • PowTron

    Nice ideas…I use my F1 as a 4th Deck when I am mixing the other 3 Decks in and out. I find samples/sounds that add some eerie and space flavor sometimes, and basslines and synths other times depending on the type of music I am performing.

    The key to me is to do the leg work ahead of time and have your Remix Packs tight and matched…then when you mix in and out of one or two different remix decks at the same time as two other tracks, it is seamless.

    I like the F1 so much I may be buying a second one to use so I do not have to shift back and forth between decks.

  • lakatta

    has there been an article on using the F1 in midi-mode? I’ve been setting up queues using one and then the other for remix sets to blend with the original song

    • Cool idea. I am working on a midi mode mapping to emulate the midi fight3r, with chained “instant gratification” type effects

      • Lakatta

        It’s pretty cool. I didn’t see how to use it in midi mode in the instruction tutorial for the F1 but I might have missed it. This is what I’ve learned so far (last night tried it) after finally experimenting past controlling the remix decks.

        You can set up a total of 8 cue points, loops or not.
        The first two columns of pads control the left decks, and the other 2 the right.

        The first filter knob controls the wet/dry of the effects, and the second the filter.

        The two volume faders only control the first 2 effects and how much they are brought in or not, and the mute buttons turn off and on those 2 affects. So it is really useful as an accessory for setting up multiple cue points and juggling rather than using the s4 to control 4 queue points and the keyboard to control the other 4.

        So then switching between midi and then the remix deck is easy especially with 2 F1’s, enabling you to do a lot with builds, and not only using the samples of what you want. The only downside is when you switch between midi and the decks, it brings up the browser by default, but man it made my life a thousand times simpler.

        of course you can buy a nice Fighter to do the job too.

  • Hey smitten! Great article! Thanks for the info you sent me a few weeks back. Cheers!

  • NinoSamurai

    Great article, but I do not aprouve that you tell us to download music or sounds illegaly.

    • Ntjbyw

      they do not, if you have permission from a media publisher to save a file, it is legal. They mention youtube/soundcloud can get complicated legally and in no way suggest that you must download for them. Youtube is not the only place with FLVs

      • stijn

        in soundcloud you can browse for creative commons licensed sounds you can use those.

    • “Be sure to get permission from the content owner first.”

  • Thanks for the Article guys, I wake up every morning with anticipation for something new from you guys. Huge fan. So far this is how i have incorporated the sets in my routine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a02Ip3r1fB8 , i have much solidified my approach since then > http://www.mixcloud.com/RyuJn/burn-studios-residency-2/ (still not perfect, but working on getting there)