The Wedding of Traktor and Maschine, Part 1

The WeddingThis workshop series explains how to use Jack OS X to send the audio of each Traktor deck to a sound configured as Input in Maschine. Once the Traktor audio is in Maschine you can apply all Maschine effects and plugins to it.

Another input of Traktor Audio 10 or Traktor Kontrol S4 will be used to playback the Maschine sounds.

This workshop part is Mac OS X.

The parts of this workshop

Part 1: Setup for external mixer mode with Traktor Audio 10 (Mac OS X)

Part 2: Setup for internal mixer mode with Traktor Kontrol S4 (Mac OS X)

Part 3: Setup for external mixer mode with Traktor Audio 10 on Windows 7 (coming soon)

Part 4: Setup for internal mixer mode with Traktor Kontrol S4 on Windows 7 (NEW)

Part 5: MIDI Clock Synchronisation of Traktor and Maschine (UPDATE)

Part 6: Insert and Send Effects (coming soon)

Part 7: Some free plugins



Download links for this part

Part 1: Setup for external mixer mode with Traktor Audio 10

This part of the workshop series explains, how to route each individual Traktor deck into Maschine and how to output the modified audio to Traktor Audio 10. To get this done each Traktor deck will be assigned to one sound of the Maschine groups A-D; this sound will be configured as Input.

Routing Diagram

Additionally the groups E to H will be used for sounds made in Maschine with either instruments or samples. The playback of these sounds will be synced to the Traktor MIDI clock.

Step 1: The Cabling

The example setup of this workshop uses Traktor, Maschine, Jack OS X and the following hardware:

TA10

The following connections are set up between Traktor Audio 10 and Xone:92:

TA10Xone:92Function
Out Port AInput 1Audio for Traktor Deck A (routed via Maschine Group A, Sound 1)
Out Port BInput 2Audio for Traktor-Deck B (routed via Maschine Group B, Sound 1)
Out Port CInput 3Audio for Traktor-Deck C (routed via Maschine Group C, Sound 1)
Out Port DInput 4Audio for Traktor-Deck D (routed via Maschine Group D, Sound 1)
Main OutReturn 1Maschine Audio, Groups E-H
In Port CRecord OutAudio for Traktor Mix Recorder

 

Step 2: Installing Jack OS X, Basic Configuration

In this step you will install Jack OS X. Then you will configure the same sample rate in Traktor and in Maschine, that you configured in Jack OS X. This is very important as the Jack server will not start properly if the sample rate set up in Jack is different from the sample rate in the applications using Jack.

  1. Download and install Jack OS X. When Jack OS X is installed launch Jack Pilot.
  2. Go to the menu and select Jack Pilot/Preferences.
  3. Select Traktor Audio 10 as Input Device and as Output Device.
  4. Select the Sample Rate and Buffer Size you wish to use.
  5. Use section Jack Router to select the number of virtual inputs and outputs Jack Router shall provide. For our example setup we need 10 input and 10 output ports (=channels).
    Jack OS X Preferences

  6. Click on Save. Go to the menu and select Jack Pilot/Quit Jack Pilot.
    NOTE: It is important to quit Jack OS X and then to perform the following actions, otherwise there can be problems starting Jack Server.
  7. Launch Traktor and open Preferences/Audio Setup. Select the same sample rate you choose in step 4 for Jack OS X. Quit Traktor.
  8. Launch Maschine and select File/Audio and MIDI Settings. Select the same sample rate you choose in step 4 for Jack OS X. Quit Maschine.
  9. Launch JackPilot. Click in the JackPilot window on Start. This will start the Jack Server who will provide the virtual audio ports.

Step 3: Configuring the Input Routing and Output Routing in Traktor

In this step you will setup the Input Routing and Output Routing in Traktor. If you do not want to do this manually, go to the Preferences dialog and import the TSI file TraktorJackRouterTA10.tsi. This file contains the audio configuration for Traktor.

  1. Launch Traktor and open Preferences/Audio Setup.
  2. Open list Audio Device and select Jack Router.
    Traktor Audio Setup

  3. Open the Output Routing panel and configure the routing as shown in the following figure.
    The four decks will send their audio to the selected Jack channels. We will later configure the routing in Jack and Maschine in a way, that each Traktor deck is connected to the sound input of one Maschine group.
    Traktor Output Routing

  4. Open the Input Routing panel sand configure Input Deck C as shown in the following figure. This step is necessary if you want to record your mixes with the Traktor Mix Recorder. We will later connect the virtual Jack ports used here to input port C of Traktor Audio 10.
    Traktor Input Routing

  5. Open the Mix Recorder panel. Set Source to External (yes, this is a typo in the Traktor UI), and set External Input to Input Deck C (the same input that has been used in the previous step).
    Traktor Mix Recorder

  6. Close the Preferences dialog, keep Traktor running and continue with step 4.

Step 4: Configuring the Input Routing and Output Routing in Maschine

  1. Launch Maschine and select File/Audio and MIDI Settings.
  2. Open the Audio tab and select Jack Router in list Device.
    Jack OS X Preferences

  3. Switch to the Routing/Inputs tab. The assignment between the four external inputs and the virtual Jack channels should look as shown in the following figure:
    Jack OS X Preferences

  4. Switch to the Routing/Outputs tab. The assignment between the first five outputs and the virtual Jack channels should look as shown in the following figure:
    Jack OS X Preferences

  5. Close the Audio and MIDI Settings dialog.
  6. Load the Maschine project file TraktorMaschineTA10.mprj (see Downloads).

This Maschine project file contains the following settings:

The last step for the audio routing is connecting the virtual and physical ports.

 

Step 5: Creating the Connections in Jack OSX

Now you need to configure the connections between the virtual ports of Jack OS X and some connections to the ports of Traktor Audio 10.

  1. Switch to the window of JackPilot.
  2. Click on Routing. The window Connections Manager is opened.
    Jack Connections Manager
  3. Go to the menu and choose File/Load Studio Setup. Load the file TraktorMaschineTA10.jks (see Downloads). This studio setup file contains all connections that you need for our example setup. The number of connections (20) is shown in the JackPilot window next to the CPU meter.
    Jack running

You can setup all required connections manually as well. Click in list Send Ports on one of the nodes (for example Traktor). Then select the port you want to connect. Then go to list Receive Port and click the target node, to open it (for example Maschine). Finally double-click on the target port.

Send PortReceive PortDescription
Traktor Out 1/2Maschine In 1/2Deck A to Maschine
Traktor Out 3/4Maschine In 3/4Deck B to Maschine
Traktor Out 5/6Maschine In 5/6Deck C to Maschine
Traktor Out 7/8Maschine In 7/8Deck D to Maschine
Maschine Out 1/2System Playback 1/2Audio Maschine Groups E-H to TA 10,
Main Out
Maschine Out 3/4System Playback 3/4Audio Maschine Group A/Deck A to TA10,
Out 1
Maschine Out 5/6System Playback 5/6Audio Maschine Group B/Deck B to TA10,
Out 2
Maschine Out 7/8System Playback 7/8Audio Maschine Group C/Deck C to TA10,
Out 3
Maschine Out 9/10System Playback 9/10Audio Maschine Group D/Deck D to TA10,
Out 4
System Capture 7/8Traktor In 7/8Record Out of Mixer to Input Deck C in Traktor, is needed for the Mix Recorder

 

Step 6: Send MIDI Clock from Traktor to Maschine

To get the Maschine sounds tempo synced to the tempo of Traktor, you need to create a MIDI clock connection between the two applications.

Part 5: MIDI Synchronisation of Traktor and Maschine shows how to proceed.

This ends part 1 of this workshop series, have fun with the advanced routing and all the new possibilities you have.

Authors: Jens Krzikalla/Rainer G. Haselier
Published: July 18, 2011

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35 Comments

EsDee
wrote on July 19, 2011 at 23:58
Before i try this out, i have a question:
Is it possible to use a Audio8 and use the Line Output from the MacBookPro for >Audio Maschine Groups E-H< instead of TA10 Main Output, since i don´t have a Audio10 yet, but i like the Concept.
 Rainer G. Haselier (admin) says:
The common limitation of Maschine, Traktor and Jack OS X is that you can use one audio driver only. One option for A8DJ is to assign Group D and Groups E-H to the same Out Channel. Then you cannot use Deck D and the Maschine sounds at the same time. You can use the Level knob on the Group panel to set the volume if you want to keep samples playing in Deck D and you do not want them to be audible.
 
EsDee
wrote on July 20, 2011 at 19:37
Danke Rainer für die die schnelle Antwort!
Ich denke ich werd dann eher noch ein bisschen warten und dann auf eine Audio10 Upgraden. Denn was ich ja gerade will, ist die Maschine parallel zu den 4 Decks nutzen (im Nerds´R´Us Modus :-) ). Ursprünglich wollte ich mir noch ein 2Channel Firewire Interface kaufen, das sollte aber dann mit der Audio10 hinfällig werden.
 
Michel Mehlem
wrote on July 28, 2011 at 20:04
Ich würde mal gerne wissen wie das mit dem Xone db4 gehen soll, weil da der Return fehlt und ich habe Videos von Dubfire gesehen mit 4 Decks und Maschine????
 
Dj Mark Steven
wrote on August 5, 2011 at 13:38
Moin moin ...

Was ich gerne wissen würde ist:
Wie verkable ich (virtuel) alles richtig, dass ich von Traktor die einzelnen Decks ins ABleton Live routen kann, dort z.B. das Lexicon PSP 42 als Effekt nutzen kann und dann über die Audi 10 auf einen MIxer gehen kann.

Das Problem ist, dass es unter Windows 7 keinen Core Audio Treiber gibt, ... Habe schon vieles versucht, aber nichts hat funktioniert ...

Wäre euch sehr dankbar, wenn ihr dies erklären könnt.

Danke Steff
 
Dj Mark Steven
wrote on August 16, 2011 at 07:51
Hallo nochmals, icke :-)
Ich möchte mich recht herzlich für die Anleitung bedanken. Mein Comment vom 05. August 2011 muss ich mit: GESCHAFFT beantworten. Ich habe es hingekriegt, dass alle 4 Decks von Traktor in Ableton Live geroutet wird, und dann direkt auf den Audio 10 Interface geleitet wird. Macht alles so wie im Beispiel mit dem externen Mixen unter Windows 7, statt die Erweiterung: "Asio:: usw." gebt ihr ein "ASIO::Traktor Audio 10"
dann noch richtig verkablen und alles läuft super ...
 
Jose Paulo Conrado
wrote on August 20, 2011 at 00:52
Can we do the same for A&H Xone:4D?
 
Michael
wrote on August 29, 2011 at 20:40
Will the Windows 7 version be available soon? I followed the Mac version minus the jack router steps but still with no audio. What i am trying to accomplish is to use all my VST's through Maschine and manipulate what I am doing in TSPro2. Again jus curious when it will be available.. eager!!
 
Demelza
wrote on September 10, 2011 at 22:16
Heck of a job there, it ablsoutely helps me out.
 
Terry
wrote on September 11, 2011 at 16:10
Short, sweet, to the point, FREE-exactly as information suhlod be!
 
Jens Krzikalla
wrote on September 13, 2011 at 06:42
http://www.salection.de/blog/upgrade-19-10-traktor-maschine-spezial_3676.html#more-3676
 
kryptonite
wrote on September 17, 2011 at 03:59
So can I use this configuration with a Pioneer DJM-800, or do I HAVE to use the A&H described?

Thanks!
 Rainer G. Haselier (admin) says:
You can use the DJM-800 as well, the A&H is used as an example as this is the mixer I use
 
tricade
wrote on October 3, 2011 at 18:12
Hallo,
kurze Frage... ich habe nun Traktor und Maschine verheiratet klappt alles super mit meiner Pro Fire 610 von M-Audio. Nun würde ich gerne das Mikrofon auch dazunhemen. Ist das überhaupt Möglich?
 Rainer G. Haselier (admin) says:
Ich kenn die Karte nicht, lässt sich das Mikro routen?
 
Hr.Wurzinger
wrote on October 18, 2011 at 01:43
Hi, mal doof gefragt, kann ich diese Konfiguration auch noch mit der Audio 8 durchführen?
LG
 Rainer G. Haselier (admin) says:
Ja, das geht auch mit der A8DJ, du hast dann nur zwei Stereo-Kanäle weniger. Du könntest (wenn du C und D als Sample Deck verwendest), den Output der beiden Decks an den gleichen Ausgang der Soundkarte routen (z.B. Port C), damit Port D für das Maschine-Audio frei bleibt. Siehe auch mein Tutorial zum "Loop-Recorder im externen Mixer-Modus". Das beschreibt dieses Routing ebenfalls.
 
Dj Mark Steven
wrote on December 19, 2011 at 12:19
Moin ...

Habe leider ein Problem, mit der ganzen Verkabelung Windows 7, Ableton und Traktor. Es läuft alles super, doch auf einmal macht glaubs das Jackaudio einen Strich durch die rechnung. Es kommen nur noch Fehlermeldungen ... Kann mr da jemand weiter helfen?

Die einfachste Lösung, MAC PRO kaufen ... HMPF ...
 
Mark Steven
wrote on January 3, 2012 at 12:45
So, habe es hingekriegt mit Ableton und Windows 7 ...

Könnt mal das Tutorial anschauen, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZqQ3dMsPNI&context=C3b8b3e9ADOEgsToPDskJ7v_JUjIl6jpgjwJrANkHd
 
John
wrote on January 4, 2012 at 20:14
Great workshop thank you. My question is: I have a ddm4000 an earlier post stated you could use this mixer. What would be the best way to connect the ddm?'as a Pure analog mixer only or syncd via a USB to midi??

Cheers
 
Carl
wrote on February 21, 2012 at 16:25
Is part 3 ever going to be completed? It's highly valuable information that's going to be vital to my live setup. Any updates would be greatly appreciated.
 
Matthias
wrote on February 22, 2012 at 22:50
Wann kann man ungefähr mit Teil 3 rechnen.Bräuchte dringend die Anleitung damit ich mein Set endlich mal so einrichten kann wie ich das haben möchte
 
Chris
wrote on March 7, 2012 at 16:44
Vielen Dank für die hilfreichen Tutorials, gibt es bereits eine zeitliche Aussage wann mit dem "Part 3: Setup for external mixer mode with Traktor Audio 10 on Windows 7" zu rechnen ist. Ich habe ein laufendes System mit Traktor Pro 2 / Audio 10 im externen Mixer Mode und trage mich mit dem Gedanken die Maschine anzuschaffen. Bin aber wirklich noch am überlegen ob es Sinn macht mit zwei Rechnern, auf einem Rechner mit zwei Audio Interfaces (ich habe noch neben der Audio 10 noch eine Maya 44 - falls das überhaupt läuft) oder die für den Mac gezeigte "interne" Routing Lösung zu wählen - dann natürlich für Windows. Vielen Dank...
 
Josh McGinn
wrote on March 17, 2012 at 13:36
I'm confused. Can I not do this if I already a, using inputs 5/6, 7/8 as well as all outputs? I am also using my main output and inputs 1/2.

I really want to do this. Can I do it using inputs 3/4 and 9/10 only? I know you can combine outputs on Maschine.
 
Josh McGinn
wrote on March 17, 2012 at 16:26
***Sorry, posted the last time from my phone, let me try this again!***

I'm confused. Can I not do this if I already am using inputs 5/6, 7/8 as well as all outputs? I am also using my main output.

I really want to do this. Can I do it using inputs 3/4 and 9/10 only? I know you can combine outputs on Maschine.

Essentially my setup is this:

Traktor 10 Box:

Main 1/2 - Used for recording external loops with send/return (not available)
3/4 - Output connected to mixer, Input not used (input available)
5/6 - Output connected to mixer, Input used by turntable
7/8 - Output connected to mixer, Input used by turntable
9/10 - Output connected to mixer, Input not used (input available)

So I have two inputs available (3/4 and 9/10), I could use them?

I really want to do this and maximize the use of my Maschine!!

Let me know if you need more information or this doesn't make sense.

Thanks so much.
 
Grega
wrote on April 29, 2012 at 04:34
Is it possible to use this with an audio 6 instead ? All I need is 2 decks and maschine to output over the same channel
I also have a denon mc6000 tried to get it working with that cause you said it might work but no luck so far that way. Thanks for any help!
 
Anonymous
wrote on May 30, 2012 at 05:12
no timecode signal
 
EvanJ
wrote on June 19, 2012 at 23:55
Can anyone tell me if Jack OS X will recognize an aggregated audio device on a Mac (i.e., an Audio 8 and an Audio 2 aggregated)? Cheers!
 
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wrote on November 22, 2012 at 11:02
I also have a denon mc6000 tried to get it working with that cause you said it might work but no luck so far that way. Thanks for any help!
 
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wrote on November 24, 2012 at 17:38
I'm confused. Can I not do this if I already a, using inputs 5/6, 7/8 as well as all outputs? I am also using my main output and inputs 1/2.
 
neil mcmeechan
wrote on January 9, 2013 at 13:18
What happened with Part 6: Insert and Send Effects (coming soon)will this be coming soon.
 
Eduard
wrote on March 11, 2013 at 18:01
only 2 inputs in my Maschine! Why? :S
 
rayonx66
wrote on June 5, 2013 at 16:11
Can we use Soundflower instead of Jack OS X ? Which one is the better ?

Very usefull tutorial, thanks a lot.
 
neville
wrote on November 5, 2013 at 08:22
this is how chris-liebing does his setup only diff is how he routes all channels through rme

http://www.djtechtools.com/2012/08/09/chris-liebing-how-i-play-video-interview/
 
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