Traktor and SoundSwitch Lightning Support- a winner team for all

viper9711
viper9711 HamburgMember Posts: 4 Sine

Hello NI,

are there any plans to work with the lighting software SoundSwitch in the future?

According to my information, NI would have to provide/implement the API interface for this.

Unfortunately, the solution that currently works via Ableton Link is only sub-optimal. Only autoloops are supported and no faders.

I could imagine that would inspire many users

I would be happy if I got an answer

Thanks

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  • Ryan_NI
    Ryan_NI BerlinCustomer Care Posts: 157 mod
    Answer ✓

    hey there!

    At the current moment, we don't have plans to implement this in the immediate future. This may or may not change.

    If you'd like, we can tag this post as a feature request for future considerations in development, though! We can't guarantee that it will happen, but we can guarantee that it'll be considered at the very least ☺️

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  • D2Lover
    D2Lover Member Posts: 29 Sine

    This is something that more people will want as time goes by. It's the only thing that could tempt me away from Traktor because it isn't implemeted.

  • Ryan_NI
    Ryan_NI BerlinCustomer Care Posts: 157 mod
    Answer ✓

    hey there!

    At the current moment, we don't have plans to implement this in the immediate future. This may or may not change.

    If you'd like, we can tag this post as a feature request for future considerations in development, though! We can't guarantee that it will happen, but we can guarantee that it'll be considered at the very least ☺️

  • DJDL
    DJDL Member Posts: 6 Sine

    Love to see that as well. I don't use Soundswitch, but probably just because it isn't supported by NI. If implemented, I'd def consider it in the future.

  • leesinthemix
    leesinthemix Member Posts: 50 Tri

    Hey Ryan,

    Just take a look at the Denon forums or the Soundswitch user group on facebook.

    No one is recommending Traktor because of this very reason (and no Denon support). Only Serato or VDJ (yuck!)

    I use Serato with Soundswitch for my own private or corporate gigs. It's a no brainer, even if I have to put up with having two libraries across Serato and Traktor.

    Traktor needs to start listening to the needs and wants of it's customers if it wants to stay relevant in this decade, by supporting emerging and current trends in the DJ community, rather than focusing on the pet projects of NI staff or big club DJs. Sorry if that sounds inflammatory, but that's how it looks on this side of things.

    Because of integrations with Phillips Hue and Denon, Soundswitch is becoming more and more the lighting and DMX software of choice for mobile and bedroom DJs. No one cares for Rekordbox in this regard, only Soundswitch.

    Many people have been requesting this feature now on the older forum for over a year. Please, please, please come around to our way of thinking :)

    Cheers,

    Lee

  • Karlos Santos
    Karlos Santos United KingdomModerator Posts: 136 mod

    I have to say that I would love this to come to fruition.

    Soundswitch have said on their Facebook page that if NI provided the API they would do it.

    I'd love my lights to be DMXable with Traktor.

    Mobile and wedding DJs are increasingly looking for integration between their DJ software and their lighting software.

    Karlos.

  • Wyley
    Wyley CanadaMember Posts: 236 Saw

    You could use soundswitch with Traktor with good results. But unfortunately you can’t use it good with Traktor hardware. Only with gear that you can midi map with.

    For example if you have a xone96 mixer use can midi map the mixer to soundswitch and do what you want with it. You can use Abelton link or Traktor midi clock out to sync.

  • viper9711
    viper9711 HamburgMember Posts: 4 Sine

    Good results - well.. you can only use autoloops

    The potential of Soundswitch lies in the autoscripts

    That's not possible with a tractor

  • Wyley
    Wyley CanadaMember Posts: 236 Saw

    I know you want to go deep as to script individual tracks. Hope it happens with Traktor one day but It doesn’t mean auto loops are no good though.

    Are you guys willing to pay monthly for soundswitch?

  • Karlos Santos
    Karlos Santos United KingdomModerator Posts: 136 mod

    10 years ago I would have been all over that but these days, old man that I am, I need easier solutions😞

    I look forward to seeing your video achieving it though 😉

  • Wyley
    Wyley CanadaMember Posts: 236 Saw

    I never mentioned a video but I'll post this. watch (I know, it's just for auto loops)

    What sucks about this is you need to run soundswitch software. I can just do it through my Denon gear alone natively.

  • leesinthemix
    leesinthemix Member Posts: 50 Tri

    Soundswitch released their own hardware recently, the Control One. It works flawlessly with the software.

    MIDI sync is fine, but this doesn't allow phase detection like you can with Serato, so many times during a night you'll have to reset this. Really annoying for private event DJs.

    Ableton Link is terrible with Soundswitch, because it's impossible to adjust the BPM of media players using HID mode.

  • viper9711
    viper9711 HamburgMember Posts: 4 Sine
    edited February 17

    The Kontrol F1 is an Top Midi Controller for Soundswitch too. I've mapped mine with the control center and you have 4 Faders and Potis. Midi LED Feedback is full adjustable by using the control center .

    Have a look here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aocY5pkaUL4&list=PLBFGZWSSwOxiA4zvXxJXXzeu9RRrZltZU&index=6

  • Karlos Santos
    Karlos Santos United KingdomModerator Posts: 136 mod

    @viper9711 fantastic video. I don't have Sound Switch but I watched your video all the way through.

    I may look at getting SS as I have some F1's at home and you've shown how perfect they would be as controllers.

    I currently use an ADJ NE1 but it is very limited.

  • Renos A
    Renos A Member Posts: 1 Noise

    can you please explain what do you mean by midi map xone96 with soundswitch? I use xone96 as my mixer with traktor + 2 d2 + x1. How I can use soundswitch with this setup?

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