Traktor Kontrol S4 beatmatch?
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    Default Traktor Kontrol S4 beatmatch?

    Is learning to manually beatmatch on a Traktor S4 comparable (or doable at all?) to learning to beatmatch on cdjs? Would I be at a disadvantage picking up an S4 first as opposed to cdjs if i want to learn the basics?

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    if you have a device that 1) plays music, 2) has hardware to adjust the location of the song, and 3) has hardware to adjust tempo of song, then you can learn to beatmatch on it.
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    It's comparable
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    Quote Originally Posted by completej View Post
    if you have a device that 1) plays music, 2) has hardware to adjust the location of the song, and 3) has hardware to adjust tempo of song, then you can learn to beatmatch on it.
    Brilliant.

    It has a pretty short pitch fader, but I actually think it's a really great tool to learn how to beatmatch on.

    Likewise as learning any other mixing skill.

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    What about the S4 makes it good to learn on? If i learn on it will i be able to transition pretty seamlessly into beatmatching with cdjs?

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    Sadly, beatmatching is not possible on the S4. Should be coming soon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jprime View Post
    Sadly, beatmatching is not possible on the S4. Should be coming soon though.
    No Beatmatching? Are you referring to timecode? I thought it would just use internal mode to match beats.

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    how is it not possible on the s4?? tempo adjustment (faders) and track nudge position/tempo (jogwheels) means of course it is possible. since you disagree with this jprime i would like to know why

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    Quote Originally Posted by slpower01 View Post
    how is it not possible on the s4?? tempo adjustment (faders) and track nudge position/tempo (jogwheels) means of course it is possible. since you disagree with this jprime i would like to know why
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    So the jogs do have pitch bend? What's the sensitivity like?

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