Pitch fader is too imprecise on S4 MK3

Cybertron Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

Hello, I have the problem that the pitch fader is too imprecise. It only changes  the bpm in 0.06 steps, but I need 0.01 steps.

Is it possible to change this and adjust it more precisely?

I use the S4 mk3. The software is Traktor 3 version 3.5.2


  • Valentin Cristescu
    Valentin Cristescu Member Posts: 12 Member
    edited March 2022


    Same issue on the CDJ's. Let's open a topic on this issue. 

    This issue has always been on HID Mode

  • Aquadics
    Aquadics Member Posts: 59 Helper

    Did you try to change the tempo range to 8% or less ?

    Honestly, if your intention is not using club gear where the functionality to match BPM from one to the other deck is missing I don't see any reason why someone would need to do it the hard way.

    But doing it manually I never got to the point where the precision of the pitch fader of S4 MK3 let me down :-)

  • Andyb123
    Andyb123 Member Posts: 1 Member

    Only way to fix is to put sync on then off. Does anyone else know of a fix as it seems software related?

  • Stevan
    Stevan Traktor Mapping Mod Posts: 1,651 mod

    NI never endorsed it but this mapping adds all the features that are missing from the default mapping. Including the .01 BPM adjust. MASTER + Turn Loop Size encoder.

    Check it out: https://maps.djtechtools.com/mappings/9325

  • lord-carlos
    lord-carlos Member Posts: 2,320 Expert

    You can set the tempo range to 4%, which helps.

  • djxedit
    djxedit Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    Hi! just got my s4mk3 and having this same issue where tempo slider is not so accurate it jumps by 0.3 - 0.4

  • myalteredsoul
    myalteredsoul Member Posts: 201 Advisor

    I feel this may be a limitation on the fader that NI chose to use?

  • lord-carlos
    lord-carlos Member Posts: 2,320 Expert

    0.3 or 0.03?

    The first one sounds high, what do you have to temo range set to?

    If it's 0.03 then just ignore the difference or use sync.

  • djxedit
    djxedit Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    So the tempo slider works how i want to when using 2% then it moves by 0.01 which is accurate for me. When using 4%or 8% it jumps by 0.03 which i dont like as the songs go more easily out of match which could be a skill issue by me or its just i dont want to worry about it not matchin up all the time!

  • lord-carlos
    lord-carlos Member Posts: 2,320 Expert

    0.03 should take a while before you can hear a difference. Like a minute or so? Maybe more?

    You could just press sync if you want perfect match. You can also change sync to just match BPM, not grid.

    If you go to a club where they have somewhat modern CDJ-2000nxt2 you will need to mix with 0.1 precision display (and I think 0.03 - 0.05 precision fader)

    It might just be "a head" thing, where it trips you out when numbers don't match. I get that. But try match by ear. Could help you overcome it.

    LXNDR_BE Member Posts: 73 Helper

    Like already posted above, it depends on the "Tempo Range" set under "Transport" in Preferences.

    If you want 100% precise then sync your decks to master BPM and adjust the master BPM when you play

  • djxedit
    djxedit Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    will try, Ill try to look into the mapping thing if that could help with it but not sure.

    @LXNDRTYLR  "it depends on the "Tempo Range" set under "Transport" in Preferences."

    Yes! I've noticed this feature, I changed it to 2% so it would be 100% accurate with the 0.01 change but its not always going 0.01 sometimes 0.02 which is fine by me.

    NI community is so cool !!!

  • djxedit
    djxedit Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    I've played at a club few times using modern cdj's and i like the 0.01 accuracy which I really want to have when playing at home studio.

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