Firmware & DriversFirmware
: Update the firmware of the unit to the latest available version from https://www.native-instruments.com/en/support/downloads/drivers-other-files/Drivers
: No driver is required to be installed. The Traktor Kontrol S3 is a USB Class compliant device and your Operating system will automatically install the necessary drivers once the unit is connected to your computer via a USB port.
VirtualDJ 8 SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ is opened, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account’s credentials.
A Pro Infinity, a Pro Subscription or a Home Plus License is required to use the Traktor Kontrol S3 Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
A detection windows will appear next verifying proper connection.
Select the Kontrol S3 button in order VirtualDJ to apply the pre-defined audio configuration (speakers need to be connected to the rear side of the unit in this case), or Computer if you don't have any speakers to connect to the Kontrol S3 and need to output sound from the default sound card of your computer.
Click to OK
The unit is now ready
The unit should be visible in the MAPPING tab of VirtualDJ Settings and the “factory default
” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list.
The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.
Find more details at http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJ8script.html
The unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button
in the AUDIO tab of VirtualDJ Settings to provide that.
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ 8. http://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj8/index.html
LAYOUT S SHIFT
. Hold this button down to access secondary functions of the Traktor Kontrol S3
The functionality of each button, knob and slider per section (as shown in the image above) will be explained in detail in the following chapters A. Mixer Controls B. Deck Controls C. Browser Controls D. Performance Pads E. Front & Rear Panels
The 8 RGB performance Pads offer different functionality depending on the selected mode and the assigned Pads page. See further details in VirtualDJ Manual - Pads
SHIFT ACTION32 HOTCUEPress this button to assign the 8 Pads to Hotcues page (led will be lit in white).
If in Hotcues, press again to set Pads to Saved Loops page (led will be lit green)Press to set the 8 Pads to Loop Roll page(led will be lit in cyan)33 SAMPLESPress this button to assign the 8 Pads to Sampler page (led will be turned on white solid).
If in Sampler, press again to set Pads to KeyCue page (led will be flashing white)Press to set the 8 Pads to Slicer page(led will be flashing fast in white)34 PADS 1-8Operation depends on the selected page. See VirtualDJ Manual - PadsOperation depends on the selected page. See VirtualDJ Manual - Pads
down and then use the MOVE and LOOP encoders to adjust the Parameters of the selected Pads page (if available)