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Native Instruments - Kontrol S2 MK3

PADS




KEY

ACTION

SHIFT ACTION

M1 HOTCUE
Press this button to assign the 8 Pads to Hotcues mode (led will be turned on solid).
If in Hotcues, press again to set Pads to Loop Roll mode (led will be flashing fast)
Press to set the 8 Pads to CueLoop mode (led will be flashing slowly)
M2 SAMPLES
Press this button to assign the 8 Pads to Sampler mode (led will be turned on solid).
If in Sampler, press again to set Pads to BeatJump mode (led will be flashing fast)
Press to set the 8 Pads to KeyCue mode (led will be flashing slowly)



KEY

SHIFT ACTION

P1 MOVE
Adjust the 1st Parameter of the selected Pads mode
P2 LOOP
Adjust the 2nd Parameter of the selected Pads mode



HOTCUE MODE


Press the HOTCUE mode button [M1] to set the Pads to Hotcue mode. The Hotcue Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

Hotcues Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Assigns current track's position to Hotcue 1 to 8 or jumps to its position if already set
Delete the assigned Hotcue 1 to 8




ROLL MODE


When in Hotcues mode, Press the HOTCUES mode button [M1] again, to set the Pads to Loop Roll mode (its LED will be flashing fast). The Loop Roll Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

Loop Roll Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Press and hold a Pad to trigger a Loop Roll of a pre-defined size in beats.. The track will resume playing from the position it would have been if the loop roll was never triggered.
Same action




SAMPLER MODE


Press the SAMPLER mode button [M2] to set the Pads to Sampler mode. The Sampler Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

Sampler Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Press Pad 1 to 8 to trigger a Sample (1 to 8) of the selected Sampler Bank (1st Parameter of Sampler Pads page) The sample will be triggered depending on the selected Trigger Sampler mode (2nd Parameter of the Sampler Pads page)
Stop the playing sample. Useful when the Stutter or Un-mute trigger mode is selected


*Note: If the selected Sampler Bank has less than 9 samples, both sides of the Pads will trigger the same samples. If the selected Sampler Bank has more than 8 samples, the left side Pads will trigger Samples 1 to 8 and the right side Pads will trigger Samples 9 to 16.




BEATJUMP MODE


When in Sampler mode, Press the SAMPLER mode button [M2] again, to set the Pads to BeatJump mode (its LED will be flashing fast). The BeatJump Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

BeatJump Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Each Pad moves the track forward/backwards by the value in beats designated by the Pad's text on GUI. Different beat values can be applied by selecting a different page (1st Parameter of the BeatJump Pads page)
Same action




CUELOOP MODE


Hold SHIFT and then press the HOTCUES mode button [M1] to set the Pads to Cue-Loop mode (its LED will be flashing slowly). The CueLoop Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

CueLoop Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Each Pad assigns or triggers a Hotcue 1 to 8 (if assigned) and at the same time enables an auto-loop at the Hotcue position of a selected size in beats. The track will not jump to the Hotcue position if later to current position
Same action, but will jump regardless current position




KEYCUE MODE


Hold SHIFT and then press the SAMPLER mode button [M2] to set the Pads to KeyCue mode (its LED will be flashing slowly). The KeyCue Pads page will be also displayed on the GUI of VirtualDJ, reflecting the operation of the 8 Pads.

KeyCue Pads Page


KEY

ACTION

SHIFT (SECONDARY) ACTION

PADS 1-8
Each Pad jumps to the currently selected Hotcue (or temporary CUE if no Hotcue is assigned) and plays and changes its musical key by a semitone value designated from the Pad's text as shown on GUI. Different values can be used by selecting a different page (2nd Parameter of the KeyCue Pads page)
Select a Hotcue for the KeyCue pads to apply to.






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