Are Kontrol X1 Mk3 Knobs removable?

GP2
GP2 Member Posts: 9 Member

Hi guys, I just bought a Traktor X1 Mk3 and I was wondering if the knobs are replaceable so I can put some chroma caps on my unit. Also if anyone has a good website selling skins for the Mk3 as every website I find only sells skins for Mk2 

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  • Stevan
    Stevan Traktor Mapping Mod Posts: 1,654 mod
    edited February 26

    Hey! They definitely are, just pulled of one from my X1 Mk3 and there is a metal stem on the potentiometer (which is the upgrade from the Mk2 version).

    Chroma caps fit but Super Knob type may leave a gap around the knob so you are better of with a Fatty Knob or just leave the original ones - I didn't mind them at all - X1 Mk3 and S4 Mk3 had some great stock caps.

  • GP2
    GP2 Member Posts: 9 Member

    They are very good and my only problem is that when it’s dark I can’t find them easily . I will order some that glow in the dark just for convenience otherwise the total black look is very nice . Thanks for the info!

  • Stevan
    Stevan Traktor Mapping Mod Posts: 1,654 mod

    Sounds good! Here is the recommended pack link for your reference - https://store.djtechtools.com/products/chroma-caps-knobs-and-faders?device=NI%20Traktor%20X1%20Mk3

  • zephry
    zephry Member Posts: 582 Pro

    I ordered the glow ones. It has to be very dark before they actually glow. I mean very very dark. The UV light we have was not strong enough to make them glow. Also I like the rubber feel for the extra midi controller. (Djtechtools Twister).

    For my S4MK3 I replaced the stock ones with black and silver chrome. Looks really nice and reflects the lights. It did leave a small gap on the S4MK3 but not enough to bother me.

    I ruined the stock ones getting them off since they were so flush I couldn't get anything under without fear of scratching the S4 controller itself. So I used some pliers. Also I only replaced the ones that were not touch sensitive.

  • Stevan
    Stevan Traktor Mapping Mod Posts: 1,654 mod

    Chroma Caps Luma are best charged under the black light. The S4 Mk3 was first controller from NI that I didn't consider replacing the original caps. But I have standard rubberized ones on my X1 Mk2.

  • GP2
    GP2 Member Posts: 9 Member

    I think I’ll stick to the original knobs for now . The djtech team was so kind to send me a picture of how they fit to the X1 Mk3 and the gaps are very big for my taste. I’ll wait till they produce something new exclusive for the mk3

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