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    Hi guys,

    I've been using my s4 for about a month now, got it on sale at my local Guitar center when they had their crazy black friday deals. Anyway I love it so far.


    So my question is I know that traktor is coming out with software to enable timecodd vinyl and cds on it. Does that mean that I could in lug my laptop and say an audio 4 dj card then hook it up and run my s4 software without my s4? I'm hoping that is the case so I don't have to use two programs on one computer.

    I'd like to keep my s4 at home and for house parties while having my audio dj 4 to play out with while still using my s4 pro software. I don't really want to transport my s4 everywhere, and for some places I play space is an issue, and just bringing a sound card and using their cdjs would be great.

    I have scratch duo, but if I can use s4 software well that would be great due to the added effects.

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    You can use your S4 software now without the controller. I've got a large portion of the sampler functions plus a few other things mapped to an X1 and there's no reason I couldn't map the X1 to control more stuff in the S4 software. There's also a hack to enable external mixing, which is what I think you want to do anyway.

    http://traktorbible.com/en/kontrol_s...xing_mode.aspx
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    so would this just be going through a mixer without the controller from what I understand, but it wouldn't be timecoded enabled, so I wouldn't be able to say sync up using cdjs, just have external mode mix through my laptop into the a mixer.

    Thats a great option, and definitely a plus, but what im interested is the update that is suppose to enable timecode cds and vinyls. So if I had cdjs hooked up to an audio 4 and my laptop with timecoded cds in, I could mix as if it were scratch duo or pro software only with s4.

    Does this make sense?

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    Yes that makes sense. I don't see why you wouldn't be able to do that as long as you had a scratch certified mixer or soundcard. Of course it's it's all speculation until the software/update is actually released.
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    well i hope to god it works out that way haha. It would a huge plus for me, and it would a big selling point to NI to be able to sell more soundcards.

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    I've been very curious for a while as to how S4 and TP/TSP audio device options may pan out. Before I thought this might be the one area TP/TSP may have more options, once S4 has timecode and TP/TSP gets S4 features.
    But looking at what is pos with the hack I'm guessing both will end up identical apart from appearance, suppose we'll find out soon.
    Being a scratch jock I can't wait till timecode vinyl come's to S4, but considering the jogs do a dam good job of being mini cdj, I'm surprised to read in a number of different places that many people are keen to hook up there pioneers to the S4.
    Last edited by Dubba Dutch; 01-04-2011 at 07:32 AM.

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