Controller Settings

Readers often ask: how to use various controllers to control the oscillatory flow in Traktor DJ? Here are reports of some findings in that matter. First, if you Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus for controlling your Traktor DJ decks, you should know that it's possible to control all the 4 decks in Traktor with only one CDJ. In order to do switch from one deck to another press and hold the browser knob. Also, the default mapping to Traktor is not behaving exactly in the same way as CDJ2000 itself does, so here is the controller mappings file that would enable Loop 1/2x and 2x modes control (increase and decrease the length of the loop set by the Loop Mode button on CDJ using Cue/Loop Call arrow buttons. Second, if you're using Traktor Kontrol X1, you can set that the top knobs adjust the tempo, which is very useful, so you don't have to use...

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Durational Conference #1

This report is an invitation to the first Durational Conference that took place on the 21st of June 2015 at Flutgraben. The origin of the term "conference" comes from the French conférence or medieval Latin conferentia, from Latin conferre ‘bring together’. TED, PechaKucha and various other “edutainment" formats have transformed what used to be called a “conference” into a self-celebratory benevolent exercise devoid of self-criticism. Speakers are expected to pack all the complexity of their topic into an easily digestible, short and entertaining delivery to promote their ideas or their new start-up. The “elevator pitch” rhetorics fortified by succinct Twitter 140-character format is creeping in and beyond. Therefore, there's a need for a space that facilitates an intelligent, purposefully slow, detailed and comprehensive debate. The kind of debate that is driven by a genuine drive to ask questions and to be asked questions, to learn, and to challenge oneself and the others. A kind of...

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