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Traktor Pro 2 Pioneer DDJ 200 Mapping: How to Download, Install, and Customize It



Mapping Traktor Pro 2 Pioneer DDJ 200




If you are looking for a way to spice up your DJing skills and have more fun with your music, you might want to consider mapping your Pioneer DDJ 200 controller to Traktor Pro 2 software. In this article, we will show you how to do it step by step, and what benefits you can get from this combination.




Mapping Traktor Pro 2 Pioneer Ddj 200



What is Traktor Pro 2 and Pioneer DDJ 200?




Traktor Pro 2 is a professional DJ software developed by Native Instruments that allows you to mix tracks from various sources, such as your computer, streaming services, or external devices. It offers a range of features and tools for creative mixing, such as four decks, effects, samples, remix decks, loops, hotcues, beatjumps, sync, and more. You can also customize your workflow and interface according to your preferences and style.


Pioneer DDJ 200 is a smart DJ controller that is designed to be easy to use and compatible with various DJ apps and devices. It has a lightweight and compact body with a pro-style layout that includes two channels, a crossfader, jog wheels, pitch faders, performance pads, EQs, a filter, and more. You can connect it to your smartphone, tablet, or computer via USB or Bluetooth and stream music from services like SoundCloud Go+, Beatport Link, Tidal, or Beatsource Link.


Why mapping them is useful and fun?




Mapping your Pioneer DDJ 200 controller to Traktor Pro 2 software can give you several advantages and possibilities for enhancing your DJing experience. Here are some of them:


  • You can access more features and functions of Traktor Pro 2 that are not available on the default DJ apps that come with the DDJ 200.



  • You can customize your controller's behavior and layout according to your needs and preferences.



  • You can use the jog wheels and performance pads of the DDJ 200 to control effects, samples, remix decks, freeze mode, transition FX, phrase sync, and other creative tools of Traktor Pro 2.



  • You can enjoy high-quality sound output from Traktor Pro 2 through your speakers or headphones.



  • You can record your mixes with Traktor Pro 2's built-in Mix Recorder feature.



You can have more fun mixing tracks from different genres and sources with Tr What you need to do it?




To map your Pioneer DDJ 200 controller to Traktor Pro 2 software, you will need the following things:


  • A Pioneer DDJ 200 controller and a USB cable or a Bluetooth-enabled device.



  • A computer with Windows or Mac OS and a sound card or an audio interface.



  • A pair of speakers or headphones.



  • A copy of Traktor Pro 2 software and a license key.



  • A mapping file for the DDJ 200 or the skills to create your own.



Once you have everything ready, you can proceed to the next steps.


Step 1: Download and install Traktor Pro 2 and the DDJ 200 driver




The first step is to download and install Traktor Pro 2 and the DDJ 200 driver on your computer. Here is how to do it:


  • Go to the Native Instruments website and create an account or log in if you already have one.



  • Go to the Traktor Pro 2 product page and click on the "Buy" button. You can also download a free trial version if you want to test it first.



  • Follow the instructions to complete the purchase and receive your license key via email.



  • Go to the Native Access page and download the Native Access app for your operating system.



  • Run the Native Access app and log in with your Native Instruments account.



  • Click on the "Not installed" tab and find Traktor Pro 2 in the list. Click on the "Install" button and follow the instructions to install Traktor Pro 2 on your computer.



  • Go to the Pioneer DJ website and create an account or log in if you already have one.



  • Go to the DDJ 200 product page and click on the "Support" tab. Find the driver for your operating system and click on the "Download" button.



  • Follow the instructions to download and install the DDJ 200 driver on your computer.



Step 2: Connect the DDJ 200 to your computer and launch Traktor Pro 2




The next step is to connect your DDJ 200 controller to your computer and launch Traktor Pro 2 software. Here is how to do it:


  • If you want to connect your DDJ 200 via USB, plug one end of the USB cable into the USB port of the DDJ 200 and the other end into a USB port of your computer. If you want to connect your DDJ 200 via Bluetooth, turn on the Bluetooth function of your device and pair it with the DDJ 200. You can find more details on how to do this in the DDJ 200 user manual.



  • If you are using speakers, connect them to your sound card or audio interface. If you are using headphones, plug them into the headphone jack of the DDJ 200.



  • Launch Traktor Pro 2 software on your computer. You should see a welcome screen with a "Setup Wizard" button. Click on it and follow the instructions to set up your audio device, preferences, and library.



  • In the Setup Wizard, select "Pioneer" as your manufacturer and "DDJ-200" as your model. This will automatically configure Traktor Pro 2 to use the DDJ 200 as your audio device. If you don't see this option, you can manually select your sound card or audio interface as your audio device.



  • Click on "Finish" to exit the Setup Wizard. You should see the main interface of Traktor Pro 2 with four decks, a mixer, a browser, and other controls.



Step 3: Import a mapping file for the DDJ 200 or create your own




The final step is to import a mapping file for the DDJ 200 or create your own using the Controller Manager in Traktor Pro 2. A mapping file is a file that defines how each button, knob, fader, or pad of your controller corresponds to a function or parameter of Traktor Pro 2. Here is how to do it:


How to import a mapping file for the DDJ 200




  • Go to the Traktor Bible website and search for a mapping file for the DDJ 200. You can also browse other websites or forums where users share their mapping files.



  • Download the mapping file to your computer. It should have a .tsi extension.



  • In Traktor Pro 2, go to the Preferences menu and click on the Controller Manager tab.



  • Click on the Add button and select Import TSI > Import Other. Browse to the location of the mapping file and open it.



  • You should see the DDJ 200 listed as a device in the Device drop-down menu. Make sure that the In-Port and Out-Port are set to DDJ-200 as well.



  • Click on OK to close the Preferences menu. You should see a message that says "Controller Mappings Successfully Imported".



  • You can now use your DDJ 200 to control Traktor Pro 2 according to the mapping file. You can also check the documentation or description of the mapping file to see what each button, knob, fader, or pad does.



How to create your own mapping file using the Controller Manager in Traktor Pro 2




  • In Traktor Pro 2, go to the Preferences menu and click on the Controller Manager tab.



  • Click on the Add button and select Generic MIDI as your device. You can rename it as DDJ-200 if you want.



  • Make sure that the In-Port and Out-Port are set to DDJ-200 as well.



  • Click on the Add In button and select a function or parameter of Traktor Pro 2 that you want to map to your DDJ 200. For example, you can select Deck A > Play/Pause.



  • Click on the Learn button and then press the button, knob, fader, or pad of your DDJ 200 that you want to assign to that function or parameter. For example, you can press the Play/Pause button of Deck A on your DDJ 200.



  • You should see the MIDI message and value of your controller appear in the Assignment Table. You can also adjust the Type, Interaction Mode, Value Scaling, and other settings according to your preferences.



  • Repeat steps 4 to 6 for each function or parameter of Traktor Pro 2 that you want to map to your DDJ 200. You can also use modifiers, conditions, commands, and other advanced options to create more complex mappings.



  • When you are done, click on OK to close the Preferences menu. You should see a message that says "Controller Mappings Successfully Saved".



  • You can now use your DDJ 200 to control Traktor Pro 2 according to your custom mapping. You can also export your mapping file by clicking on the Export button in the Controller Manager tab.



Step 4: Enjoy mixing with the DDJ 200 and Traktor Pro 2




The last step is to enjoy mixing with your DDJ 200 and Traktor Pro 2 software. Here are some tips on how to use the basic functions of the DDJ 200 with Traktor Pro 2:


How to use the play, cue, sync, loop, hotcue, jog wheel, pitch fader, etc.




  • To play or pause a track on a deck, press the Play/Pause button of that deck. To stop a track and return it to its cue point, press the Shift button and then press the Play/Pause button of that deck.



  • To set or jump to a cue point on a track, press the Cue button of that deck. To delete a cue point, press the Shift button and then press the Cue button of that deck.



  • To sync a track with another track on a different deck, press the Sync button of that deck. To disable sync, press it again. To adjust the tempo manually, use the Pitch Fader of that deck.



  • To create or activate a loop on a track, press one of the Loop buttons (1/4, 1/2, 1/1) of that deck. To exit a loop, press it again. To adjust the loop length manually, use the Jog Wheel of that deck.



  • To set or trigger a hotcue on a track, press one of the Performance Pads (1-8) of that deck. To delete a hotcue, press the Shift button and then press the Performance Pad of that deck.



  • To scratch a track, press and hold the Jog Wheel of that deck and move it back and forth. To nudge a track, touch the edge of the Jog Wheel of that deck and move it slightly.



How to use the EQ, filter, crossfader, volume fader, etc.




  • To adjust the low, mid, or high frequencies of a track, use the EQ knobs (Bass, Mid, Treble) of that deck. To reset the EQ to its default value, press the Shift button and then press the EQ knob of that deck.



  • To apply a filter effect to a track, use the Filter knob of that deck. To reset the filter to its default value, press the Shift button and then press the Filter knob of that deck.



  • To blend two tracks together, use the Crossfader at the bottom of the mixer. To assign a deck to the left or right side of the crossfader, use the Crossfader Assign buttons (A or B) above each deck.



  • To adjust the volume of a track, use the Volume Fader of that deck. To mute or unmute a track, press the Mute button of that deck.



How to use the effects, samples, remix decks, etc.




  • To apply an effect to a track, press one of the FX Select buttons (1-3) above each deck. This will activate one of the three effect units in Traktor Pro 2. To change the type of effect, use the FX Mode button on Traktor Pro 2's interface. To adjust the parameters of the effect, use the FX knobs (1-3) above each deck. To turn off an effect, press the FX Select button again.



  • To trigger a sample on a track, press one of the Sample buttons (1-4) below each deck. This will activate one of the four sample slots in Traktor Pro 2's Sample Deck. To load a sample into a slot, use the Browser knob and Load buttons on Traktor Pro 2's interface. To adjust the volume and pitch of a sample, use the Sample knobs (1-4) below each deck. To stop a sample, press the Sample button again.



  • To control a remix deck on a track, press one of the Remix Deck buttons (A or B) below each deck. This will activate one of the two remix decks in Traktor Pro 2's Remix Deck. To load a remix set into a remix deck, use the Browser knob and Load buttons on Traktor Pro 2's interface. To trigger or mute a cell in a remix deck, use the Performance Pads (1-8) of that deck. To adjust the volume, filter, and pitch of a cell, use the EQ knobs (Bass, Mid, Treble), Filter knob, and Pitch Fader of that deck. To change the color, size, or type of a cell, use the Shift button and the Performance Pads of that deck.



How to use the freeze mode, transition FX, phrase sync, etc.




  • To activate the freeze mode on a track, press the Freeze button below each deck. This will freeze the waveform of the track and divide it into eight slices. You can then use the Performance Pads (1-8) of that deck to play each slice individually or in combination. To exit the freeze mode, press the Freeze button again.



  • To apply a transition FX to a track, press the Transition FX button below each deck. This will activate one of the eight transition FX in Traktor Pro 2's Transition FX Deck. To change the type of transition FX, use the Shift button and the Transition FX button. To adjust the intensity of the transition FX, use the Transition FX knob below each deck. To turn off the transition FX, press the Transition FX button again.



  • To sync a track with another track based on their musical phrases, press the Phrase Sync button below each deck. This will align the start and end points of their phrases and match their tempos and beats. To disable phrase sync, press it again.



How to use the browser, load, record, etc.




  • To browse your music library or streaming services, use the Browser knob at the top of the mixer. To scroll up or down, turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise. To expand or collapse a folder or playlist, press the knob.



  • To load a track into a deck, use the Load buttons (A or B) at the top of the mixer. Press the Load button that corresponds to the deck you want to load the track into.



  • To record your mix, use the Record button at the top right corner of Traktor Pro 2's interface. Press it once to start recording and press it again to stop recording. You can find your recorded mix in Traktor Pro 2's Mix Recorder folder.



Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you how to map your Pioneer DDJ 200 controller to Traktor Pro 2 software step by step. We have also given you some tips on how to use the basic and advanced functions of both devices for creative mixing. By mapping your DDJ 200 to Traktor Pro 2, you can unlock more features and possibilities for your DJing skills and have more fun with your music.


Here are some final tips and tricks for better mixing with your DDJ 200 and Traktor Pro 2:


  • Practice regularly and experiment with different tracks, genres, effects, samples, remix sets, etc.



  • Watch tutorials and videos from other DJs who use Traktor Pro 2 and learn from their techniques and styles.



  • Join online communities and forums where you can share your mixes, get feedback, ask questions, and learn from other users.



  • Have fun and enjoy yourself!



FAQs




Here are some common questions and answers about mapping your DDJ 200 and Traktor Pro 2:


Q: Can I map my DDJ 200 to other DJ software besides Traktor Pro 2?




A: Yes, you can map your DDJ 200 to other DJ software that supports MIDI mapping, such as Serato DJ Lite, Virtual DJ, djay Pro AI, etc. However, you will need to find or create a mapping file for each software and import it into their settings.


Q: Can I use my DDJ 200 with Traktor Pro 3 instead of Traktor Pro 2?




A: Yes, you can use your DDJ 200 with Traktor Pro 3 as well. However, you will need to download a different mapping file for Traktor Pro 3 or create your own using its Controller Manager. You can find more information on how to do this on this page.


Q: How can I update my DDJ 200 firmware or Traktor Pro 2 software?




A: To update your DDJ 200 firmware, you will need to connect it to your computer via USB and run the Pioneer DJ Utility app. You can download it from this page. To update your Traktor Pro 2 software, you will need to run the Native Access app and check for updates. You can download it from this page.


Q: How can I troubleshoot my DDJ 200 or Traktor Pro 2 if they are not working properly?




A: If you encounter any problems with your DDJ 200 or Traktor Pro 2, you can try the following solutions:


  • Check your connections and settings and make sure they are correct and secure.



  • Restart your devices and software and try again.



  • Update your DDJ 200 firmware or Traktor Pro 2 software to the latest version.



  • Check the manuals and support pages of Pioneer DJ and Native Instruments for more help and guidance.



  • Contact the customer service or technical support of Pioneer DJ or Native Instruments if the problem persists.



Q: Where can I find more resources and information about mapping my DDJ 200 and Traktor Pro 2?




A: Here are some useful links and sources that you can check out for more details and tips on mapping your DDJ 200 and Traktor Pro 2:


  • Pioneer DJ DDJ 200 official website



  • Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2 official website



  • Traktor Bible website



  • Traktor Tips website



  • DJ TechTools website



  • YouTube videos on mapping DDJ 200 and Traktor Pro 2



I hope you enjoyed this article and learned something new. Happy mixing! dcd2dc6462


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