Built to last: Kontrol s4
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Tech Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    714

    Default Built to last: Kontrol s4

    Just figured that I would start this thread now for input on an idea that I will be working towards over the next few months.

    Basically, I am going to take my existing s4 and make a 2-3 piece metal body to replace the existing s4's shell.

    I may also attach a midifighter depending on the size inside of the s4, the midifighter setup would be 8 buttons along the left and right sides of the s4.

    I would like to add more buttons but I am no software engineer, so using an existing brain is the best that I could do. The only problems that I see is creating the raised rings around the jog wheels.

    everything else seems pretty trivial and I have access to all equipment that I should need.

    ideas?

    Oh, depending on if I get a micrometer, I should be able to have a model up this weekend.

  2. #2
    Tech Student RKSS17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    3

    Default Finally

    Ive been waiting for ages for somebody to try something like this
    MACBOOK PRO 13 - TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 - AIAIAI TMA-1

  3. #3
    RGAS Guru Xonetacular's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    4,027

    Default

    Cool I can't wait to see the end result I've been waiting for someone to try this.

  4. #4
    Tech Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    714

    Default

    Still no micrometer...getting a little more nervous about ripping it apart after seeing another thread on the forums but hopefully if I get a good design I can get more confident.

  5. #5
    Tech Guru DarioJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    North & Central FL
    Posts
    794

    Default

    Subbed... Good luck!!!
    The MUSIC is what matters!
    Everything else is _________

  6. #6
    Tech Mentor Chamix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    132

    Default

    Subbed, Looking forward to this...

  7. #7
    Tech Guru DJDoubleYou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Hyperspace
    Posts
    1,176

    Default

    Subbed i think if you would sell steel S4 boddy's you would sel a lot of them!
    DN-X1600 | 2x X1 MKI | APC 20 | MC-505 | MF Pro & Spectra | Kontrol S4 MKI | XBoard 49

  8. #8
    Tech Wizard Parker Chase's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    50

    Default

    Rukks,

    I thought about doing the same thing thing a while back. Have you figured out how to remove all of the circuit boards? It looks like the three main large boards are glued in or something.

    Thanks,
    Chase

  9. #9
    Tech Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    714

    Default

    I will have a CAD model going after Halloween, they are all glued in, atleast the front and back panel...they plan is to get a good model and possibly prototype going and then get a lil bit of support from a company, or someone who has spilt a drink on their s4, then after I can fit all the parts properly I will go about tearing my apart.

    Got a sweet sock monkey foam head I am sculpting right now for halloween, I'll make sure to post on here when im done with it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •