Non "replaceable" fader in Kontrol S4 may mean we part company
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    DJTT Scribe Mod smiTTTen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Then: UK. Now: US.
    Posts
    1,940

    Default Non "replaceable" fader in Kontrol S4 may mean we part company

    I am annoyed with this situation. I truly love my S4 and have no real desire to part with it but the warranty (as I understand it) may mean we have to go our separate ways.

    • If I upgrade the cross fader - I void my (3 year with Guitar Center) warranty
    • If the cross fader breaks, its not covered under the warranty, so if I replace it - I void the warranty.

    Is this everyone else's understanding? I know some of you may be of the opinion that the warranty is irrelevant as we are all mod freaks but I already have a dodgy channel on one of the line inputs so I am not feeling particularly cavalier.

    The cross fader wasn't a big deal when I purchased the unit but now Vangogo is sponsoring me to be the World's oldest DMC champion (based on me training for the next 10 years) I feel the S4 cross fader isn't up to the job.

    Is anyone else in this situation? Has anyone else moved away from the S4 onto a "better" set up?

    What do you guys think?
    Beats By Dre is like audio flu for your balls.

  2. #2
    Tech Mentor
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    158

    Default

    i wouldn't worry about the warranty and just the fader. If your considering changing the fader i'm guessing your strapped for cash. If the controller breaks in a year or two. either fix it or buy a new one.
    2 x Technics 1210's (mk3's), Xone 62, Denon 3500, TSP2, Traktor Kontrol S4, Midifighter, Macbook pro

  3. #3
    DJTT Scribe Mod smiTTTen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Then: UK. Now: US.
    Posts
    1,940

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeZer View Post
    i wouldn't worry about the warranty and just the fader. If your considering changing the fader i'm guessing your strapped for cash. If the controller breaks in a year or two. either fix it or buy a new one.
    I am not sure I understand any of what you said here.

    I want to change the fader as I don't feel the standard S4 fader is right for me. In another mixer I can swap out the fader without screwing up the warranty as they are designed to be replaceable. With the S4 I cannot upgrade it and it may not even be covered in the warranty. The cash has little to do with anything though I, like many others, probably aren't happy just to buy another controller a year or two into the purchase.
    Beats By Dre is like audio flu for your balls.

  4. #4
    Tech Guru BFLY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    583

    Default

    Overpriced kit imo, sell it and buy a proper scratch mixer

  5. #5
    Tech Guru DJZILCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Sydney/Singapore
    Posts
    635

    Default

    yes it sucks that the s4 xfader is non-user replaceable

    even the NS6 has the "easy-to-replace" crossfader socket which can be very easily accessed, while with the S4 we have to open up the whole unit and void the warranty
    Setup:

    Traktor Pro 2 / S2 MK2 / X1 MK2 / Audio6 / Pioneer HDJ2000 / Westone UM3X / rMBP 13 inch 2014 (2.8 GHz) / Focal Alpha 50

  6. #6
    DJTT Scribe Mod smiTTTen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Then: UK. Now: US.
    Posts
    1,940

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BFLY View Post
    Overpriced kit imo, sell it and buy a proper scratch mixer
    So I sell the S4. Now i have to buy a mixer, audio interface and controller like the X1. Let's say I get $750 for it - what do I buy?
    Beats By Dre is like audio flu for your balls.

  7. #7
    Tech Guru sarasin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    4,925

    Default

    Xone db4!!!!!!

    APC80:STR8-100's+Ortofon Concorde Scratch\Electro:ButterRugz:TSP2-NI Audio4DJ:Xone22+Innofader:MacBook Pro 15"
    www.soundcloud.com/djsarasin
    www.youtube.com/adriansarasin

  8. #8
    Tech Guru DJZILCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Sydney/Singapore
    Posts
    635

    Default

    you know even after purchasing the S4 I still miss my TTM-56s which was packed away in a storage box due to the lack of space, i am thinking of maybe getting rid of the S4 and bring back the TTM-56s back out - imo the best faders in the business!
    Setup:

    Traktor Pro 2 / S2 MK2 / X1 MK2 / Audio6 / Pioneer HDJ2000 / Westone UM3X / rMBP 13 inch 2014 (2.8 GHz) / Focal Alpha 50

  9. #9
    DJTT Scribe Mod smiTTTen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Then: UK. Now: US.
    Posts
    1,940

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sarasin View Post
    Xone db4!!!!!!

    That is A) amazing B) well out of my price range!

    I want a 4 CH Scratch mixer so I can use CH1-2 with a controller and CH3-4 with Timecode.
    Beats By Dre is like audio flu for your balls.

  10. #10
    Tech Guru BFLY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    583

    Default

    bdm 4000

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

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