Recording Mixes with an External Mixer
The mix recorder that is integrated into Traktor makes it easy to record your own sets. When using a combo device
that uses internal mixing mode (like Kontrol S2, Kontrol S4 and similiar controllers) almost no configuration is needed.
When you are using an external mixer a little bit of configuration is necessary.
When using a mixer with an integrated audio interface you first need to configure
your mixer in a way that the Record Out signal of the mixer is routed to one of
the input channels of the mixer's audio interface. One example of how to proceed can be found on Tim MixArchitekt website. He explains on his website how to setup Xone:DB4 for recording.
if you are using another mixer with an integrated audio interface, please check
the manual to find out how to set it up.
When using a mixer without an integrated audio interface you use an external
soundcard to get the audio from Traktor into your mixer. To use the Traktor mix
recorder, connect the record out of your mixer to a free input channel of your
soundcard. If you are using a Traktor Audio 6 or Traktor Audio 10, you can use
the Main Input of these soundcards.
Then proceed as follows to configure Traktor:
- Open the Preferences/Output Routing dialog and check if Mixing Mode is set to External.
- Open the category Input Routing and perform one of the
Open the category Mix Recorder. The setting Source must be set to External.
Open the list External Input and select the channels that you assigned the two mixer channels to in step 2.
- When using a mixer with an integrated soundcard, assign the two mixer channels that the mix out signal is being sent on to one of the four Channels A to D.
- When using an external soundcard, assign the channels of your audio interface to which, you connected the cable coming from your mixer, to one of the Input Channels A to D.
Close the Preferences dialog.
Please note that the Headroom setting configured on Preferences/Mixer is applied to the
recorded signal as well. For example, when the Headroom is set to -6dB, then the volume of the recording is lowered by -6dB. To correct this it often makes sense to change the Gain value in the Mix Recorder panel.
Author: Rainer G. Haselier
Published: March 12, 2012