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you CAN use it with Ableton - actually it's got MIDI capabilities as well. all the NI stuff is cross-application configurable which is why their stuff is gaining more appeal

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i got my S4 - AWESOME Controller! Selling my TSP + X1 and getting this was the best decision i ever made

only downside is the jogwheel : they are okay for scratching and really responsive but way too loose for pitch bending, and changing the setting does nothing whatsoever, i hope this get fixed in a future update!

Everything else is pretty much AWESOME - the new sample deck is really cool as well, you can drag whatever there and as long as its beatgridded, it will play in time with everything else, you can play 4 different loops at the same time for each of the sample decks!
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i got my S4 - AWESOME Controller! Selling my TSP + X1 and getting this was the best decision i ever made

only downside is the jogwheel : they are okay for scratching and really responsive but way too loose for pitch bending, and changing the setting does nothing whatsoever, i hope this get fixed in a future update!

Everything else is pretty much AWESOME - the new sample deck is really cool as well, you can drag whatever there and as long as its beatgridded, it will play in time with everything else, you can play 4 different loops at the same time for each of the sample decks!

hmmm soo fucking pumped for this.
hopefully the Jog Wheel re: pitch bending isn't TOO bad...
I still want to be able to mix well on it
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Update: just checked my tracking info.
Its in Australia! EXCITEDMENT!!!
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hmmm soo fucking pumped for this.
hopefully the Jog Wheel re: pitch bending isn't TOO bad...
I still want to be able to mix well on it

im pretty sure the jogheel is a software issue and is fixable, they do have the option in "settings" to change the sensitivity but at the moment the setting does nothing!

The software is stable as hell though, tested it on an imac , while hooked up to the internet (downloading stuff) and also using magic mouse and bluetooth keyboard (both bluetooth) and yet i can run 4 decks with minimum possible latency and no slowdowns whatsoever, safari, microsoft word 2011 and tons of other shit open at the same time (i was doing an assignment when i received the unit hahaha) really love the new traktor facelift! the new software looks really great

for those who want to scratch on those little jogwheels, the crossfader cut in is EXCELLENT, instant cut!! and also good fader cap (like the rane ttm56s fader cap)

the upfaders are a little stiff but im sure they just need to get worn out abit

the buttons/pads need a decent amount of pressure to be pressed, a bit stiff but they feel okay kinda like the Akai LPD8 pads in feeling
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It just arrived!!!!!
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don't forget to get the 1.0.1 software update, few fixes in there

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Have preordered mine through spank records... They are doing theirs at $999... Super excited for my first foray into the digital world...
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don't forget to get the 1.0.1 software update, few fixes in there

will do...dont finish work till 9pm tho...
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so.. what's the verdict???
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haven't had the chance to set it up yet
buried in uni work at the mo
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ok spent alot of the morning setting up my computer, organising itunes, and various parts of traktor
really loving it.

I didn't notice too much of an issue with the jog wheels re: mixing

the only downside is that the Gains have no markers. which is pretty lame imo..
nothing a whiteout pen can't fix tho

so glad the DJTechtools ones come with the dvd tutorial.
really does help. walks you through every feature
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Yiew Controller shipped and only 1 month left until I get 4 weeks off to play with my new toy.
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ok spent alot of the morning setting up my computer, organising itunes, and various parts of traktor
really loving it.

I didn't notice too much of an issue with the jog wheels re: mixing

the only downside is that the Gains have no markers. which is pretty lame imo..
nothing a whiteout pen can't fix tho

so glad the DJTechtools ones come with the dvd tutorial.
really does help. walks you through every feature

you can turn on the on-screen gain knobs on the screen in the settings page, that helps a bit

i realized the autogain in S4 is a bit different with scratch pro, in scratch pro they tend to sent the gain almost perfectly so minimum adjustment is required, while in S4 tracks tend to get "hot" or clipping and i had to manually reduce the gain , some people at the ni forums have admitted the same thing, probably the new algorithm or something

other than that - S4 rocks!!!
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you can turn on the on-screen gain knobs on the screen in the settings page, that helps a bit

i realized the autogain in S4 is a bit different with scratch pro, in scratch pro they tend to sent the gain almost perfectly so minimum adjustment is required, while in S4 tracks tend to get "hot" or clipping and i had to manually reduce the gain , some people at the ni forums have admitted the same thing, probably the new algorithm or something

other than that - S4 rocks!!!

Cheers, I found that after watching the tutorial...

on a bad note...my left scratch platter doesn't work properly
It wasn't actually attached correctly to the unit when it arrived.
waiting for a reply from DJTT for my options re: repair...

massively disappointed as you can imagine.
you can still control the pitch n all that...you just catch scratch using the left platter.
The sensor inside the platter didn't look in the greatest shape.
doesn't seem to read the receiving sensor inside the platter.
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on a bad note...my left scratch platter doesn't work properly
It wasn't actually attached correctly to the unit when it arrived.
waiting for a reply from DJTT for my options re: repair...

Duuuuuuude that is harsh.

Interested to see what options are since obvious answer is ship it back overseas for warranty.

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Problem solved.
the jog wheel hadn't been calibrated.
I recalibrated it and it seemed to fix the problem!

wewt!



On another note.

The internal mix recorder? EDIT: found it...its the lil tape symbol in the top right
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so has anyone bought theirs, locally?
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I did. I cancelled my DJ Tech Tools order realising I won't get it until December, so I called my former work place, Store DJ to hook me up with a unit and good price. Hoping to get mine next week or so
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I did. I cancelled my DJ Tech Tools order realising I won't get it until December, so I called my former work place, Store DJ to hook me up with a unit and good price. Hoping to get mine next week or so

how much ???
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I ordered mine through spank records and apparently they are coming through customs pretty soon... Was hoping to get the before my birthday on Monday but probably won't unfortunately...
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how much ???

Well as a former staff member I get special discount. I won't say exactly how much, but yeah, it wasn't too different from the US price.
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Just got this from the guys at Spank Records:

Good morning Sean,
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We are contacting you with regards to your pre-order of the Native Instruments Kontrol S4. We would like to start by thanking you again for choosing to shop with Spank! Records.
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Unfortunately we do not have any good news for you (or for us) regarding the Traktor Kontrol S4.
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We were advised by our distributor yesterday that the Kontrol S4 shipment has arrived in Australia and is now in the Customs area; however, due to a dispute over shipping weights or something as trivial, the entire shipment is now going to have to be weighed and this could mean that we will not see stock released for anywhere between 2 days to 2 weeks.
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This is of course, is a massive blow to the Australian market and to stores like us, as we have been pre-selling this unit for a long time.
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But our hands are completely tied here and we will not be in a position to say when our shipment is now going to land in stores.
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We sincerely apologise for this situation Sean – at this stage I will keep your name down for a Kontrol S4, and will advise as soon as we receive information as to their release to us.
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As disappointing as this is, I must say i've been massively impressed by the level of service I've received, especially from Leanne, super fast replies to all my questions, and very very friendly... Big ups to them...
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sucks about the customs thing...
Hopefully they dont hold it there too long
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Shame it didn't get through...
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hmmmm im still not sure wheather to get from states or storedj,
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hmmmm im still not sure wheather to get from states or storedj,
spank! seem a bit more expensive

Same price as storedj dude... And as much as I sound like an ad, I'm blown away by spanks service!
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got mine today from the states....have to hold off from opening it till my last exam on saturday. sigh.

decided to keep my 400's because i know i cant just rely on the s4!
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As disappointing as this is, I must say i've been massively impressed by the level of service I've received, especially from Leanne, super fast replies to all my questions, and very very friendly... Big ups to them...

Yeh Leanne has put up with me calling pretty much every day since they were supposed to get here, great to deal with.
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Wow left the US on Friday and got here Tuesday. Considering my PS3 games have been taking 4-5 weeks im impressed.

A platter was not connected when it arrived I shat myself when I first saw it then soon realised it easily clips in.

Looks and feels good so far.. Wont have time to play with it till the weekend but I am really impressed with the layout, weight and feel of it.

Should keep me amused for the month off work I have coming up.
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Same price as storedj dude... And as much as I sound like an ad, I'm blown away by spanks service!

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Wow left the US on Friday and got here Tuesday. Considering my PS3 games have been taking 4-5 weeks im impressed.

A platter was not connected when it arrived I shat myself when I first saw it then soon realised it easily clips in.

Looks and feels good so far.. Wont have time to play with it till the weekend but I am really impressed with the layout, weight and feel of it.

Should keep me amused for the month off work I have coming up.

same think happened with mine...
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Anyone heard if they are released from Customs yet?
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The people at spank records are awesome.

Mikey, when can I come around and check it out?
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The people at spank records are awesome.

Mikey, when can I come around and check it out?

whenever you can be arsed coming around
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Anyone heard if they are released from Customs yet?

Haven't heard anything yet, but was told that we'd hopefully have good news this week...
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Just spoke to Kosmic an they are saying the 24th now!!! fark! wanted my toy for this weekend
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Bloody customs eh?
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Expensive toy by the way...
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Got mine for $999 so not that expensive when you look at the price of anything pioneer as a alternate:p
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