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Video: DJ Shiftee Analyzes DJ Shiftee’s Kontrol Z2 Routine

Unless you’re deep into the DMC scene, it’s not that common to see in-depth analysis of other DJ’s performances, tricks, and routines – but today our friends over at DubSpot have done just that. Except instead of someone else analyzing a routine, DJ Shiftee is looking at his own routine on the Kontrol Z2 mixer – with the help of a pint-size version of himself, Little Shiftee.

It’s a great behind the scenes of how Shiftee uses the Z2 and Traktor’s Cue Points, Remix Decks, and his own Maschine mapping to build a performance. The video also clears up a lot of speculation – he is not¬†controlling the additional Remix Deck slots with the Maschine MK II via some secret Maschine firmware.

Shiftee is offering the mapping he used for the Maschine MKII for free on Facebook in return for a Like. 

If this video makes you keen on some of the gear in it, check out the Kontrol Z2 or the Maschine MKII in the DJTT webstore. 

  • Malibu Barbie obviously lives in Malibu, not Florida.

  • Grzana

    Can someone please post video explaining how to use the remix decks to fire the samples in one shot mode? When I am pressing again C &D buttons and then trying to push the buttons to fire the samples loop recorder is turning on instead of playing the samples… Please just make video explaining the Z2 in depth with remix decks.
    Peace

  • Grzana

    Can someone please post video explaining how to use the remix decks to fire the samples in one shot mode? When I am pressing again C &D buttons and then trying to push the buttons to fire the samples loop recorder is turning on instead of playing the samples… Please just make video explaining the Z2 in depth with remix decks.
    Peace

  • DJ_ForcedHand

    Someone please tell me why Native Instruments STILL doesn’t enable the remix decks for their Maschine controllers.

  • DJ_ForcedHand

    Someone please tell me why Native Instruments STILL doesn’t enable the remix decks for their Maschine controllers.

  • I just really can’t believe I dont have full remix deck support on my Maschine MK II yet, Starting to wonder if NI is ever going to give us that which we should have had when MK II was released……

  • I just really can’t believe I dont have full remix deck support on my Maschine MK II yet, Starting to wonder if NI is ever going to give us that which we should have had when MK II was released……

  • Does anybody know if the mapping will work with Maschine MK I?

  • tr4gik

    Damn .. this guy is so freaking talented and funny too XD

  • BenJ

    “he is not controlling the additional Remix Deck slots with the Maschine MK II via some secret Maschine firmware.”

    He’s definitely triggering remix decks slots with his maschine…
    Come on NI, please be logical for a second and let the maschine users control the remix decks !!

    • “Additional” is the key word in the quote. Basic commands for 1 slot of each 4 rows can be mapped to any controller. The only way to trigger other samples within a row is by selecting the desired sample (with the mouse). The midi commands will now act on the newly selected sample slot.