TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 Demo - Lesson Three: Looping - Video Tutorial ‖ Sonic Academy

Uploaded by SonicAcademy on 26.01.2010

The next functions on the Kontrol X1 that we're going to look at,
are the looping controls and one of the most exciting aspects of this controller,
the hot cue functionality.
Native Instruments have made it incredibly easy, not to only activate loop and cue points
using the X1, but also storing them as hot cues and hot loops
for quick and easy retrieval during your set.
For looping we have two rotary encoders on the X1, one for each deck.
the primary function of these knobs, is to activate and deactivate Autoloops,
which is done by pressing down on the knob to activate,
and pressing down again to deactivate.
So if we hit “Play”, Autoloop is activated where you see the green markers,
and we push it again to deactivate.
By turning the knob you can also select a loop point.
So we're at 4 beats there,
you can go all the way to 32 beats and all the way down again.
If you turn the knob while a loop is active,
this will change the length of the loop by moving its endpoint.
So if we hit it again, set a loop point,
by turning the encoder left, we can make that shorter and shorter.
You can of course set manual loops yourself and to do this,
you press the button labeled “in” to set your loop inpoint
and the button labeled “out” to set your loop outpoint.
So if we hit "Play", "in", "out", as simple as that
If you press “in” to set your manual loop inpoint,
and then decide you don't want to set a loop after all,
you can cancel your loop by pressing “in” again, for a second time.
So here we set loop “in” and we don't use it so we just press “in” again to cancel.
If you press the loop “out” button before first having set a loop “in” point,
the “out” button activates the Autoloop function.
The secondary functions of these knobs,
allows us to move the entire loop by one beat left or right.
We do this by holding down “shift” and turning the knob left or right.
If we hold down “shift” and push the loop knob,
Traktor will begin looping whenever playback on your track reaches the next stored loop point,
which is really handy as it allows you to do something else in Traktor,
safe in the knowledge that when your track reaches that point, it will begin looping.
You can also make fine loop adjustments outside of the preset Traktor loop lengths.
to loop in non-quantized steps, you hold the “in” button and turn the loop knob
So we hold "in"...and see the loop markers moving left and off the beat,
you can also go back the other way if you wish...
To move a loop outpoint, in non-quantized steps,
you hold the “out” button and again turn the knob.
This can result in a stutter effect you sometimes hear in DJ's sets.
So that's looping on the Kontrol X1.
In the next video, we will be looking at setting up and using hot cues.