Several emails have landed in my inbox lately asking for ways to use four decks inside Traktor effectively. The obvious use-case is playing four songs simutaniously, but as you will quickly discover, that rarely sounds good. Usually the extra decks are better when employed for specific tasks like ready to go one shot samples. In today’s video, I propose a totally new way of using decks C and D as sample batteries that are layered under your cue points to create a unique audio effect when cue point juggling. In my quest to take controllerism to the next level, this method gets us one step closer to the DJ as an instrumentalist with another layer of expressive voicing.
These techniques were demonstrated on a Midi Fighter Pro—you can get yours in the TechTools store!