So now your audio is going to all the right places and your tracks are analysed, loaded and synced, it’s time to get hands-on with Traktor.
For any controller that’s not made by NI or ‘Traktor Ready’, it’s necessary to load a .tsi file into Traktor. This is a mapping file that will automatically assign Traktor’s functions to the hardware controller.
These can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website and are loaded in to Traktor by choosing Preferences and clicking the Import button at the bottom of the window.
Some TSI files will import MIDI mapping only, while others will adjust Traktor’s GUI automatically to closely match the layout of the hardware.
Pro tip: Every element of a controller mapping can be customised. Go to Traktor’s Preferences and select Controller Manager. There, you can view the list of mappings, and change them to your needs - perhaps adjusting some shift functions for easier accessibility of often-used controls.