If you are using Traktor with the Denon DN-MC6000, you may have encountered some difficulties updating to the latest version of Traktor. This controller has been out for some time now, and out of the limelight because the newer MK2 has been out for some time.
It took me a while to smooth out my configuration with this update. At first I didn’t think it would work at all. If you are having problems, maybe this will help.If you’ve come here from NI’s forums for more details, see the notes below.
– Traktor 2.11 (though this should be backwards compatible, read below about drivers)
– Denon’s latest 32/64 bit driver (http://denondj.com/products/view/dn-mc6000)
– I was doing this with windows 10 64bit. This is relevant because of the ASIO driver choice.
– ensure you have the latest controller firmware installed (you can find it on the link above), and while you’re at it, grab the latest official controller mappings from the same link, you should be able to use those instead of the one I am providing below.
-Go to Traktor Bible to download my custom mapping file preferrably. It’s basically a rework of the official Denon map file you can find on their download page, with a couple extra nice features. What matters is that I got it to work with Traktor 2.11 with the configuration listed herein.
– Remove your current ASIO driver, unless you’re already using the one above.
– Install the latest ASIO driver you just downloaded
– Ensure that your Denon controller’s mixing mode is set to PC mix (on the back of the deck near the power supply)
– Run the Setup Wizard, using the following guidelines: 2 track decks + 2 sample decks (important), Internal mixing mode (so say no to external mixer)
– Once you have run the setup wizard thingy, load the latest TSI map file, OR load the TSI map file I provided on Traktor Bible. Make sure that it is selected correctly, whatever name it has when you load it (it may be different than what you see on the screenshot below).
– Next, go into the preferences and ensure that your settings match the ones in the pictures below. You will notice from the first image that I have the 4 deck configuration. The real important ones are the ASIO driver selection, the proper TSI loaded, the 4 deck configuration, and the Output routings. Once you have done so, you should be up and running.
– If you want to attempt to use the 2.2.2. ASIO driver, follow the procedure as above with that driver. I can’t guarantee this will work with it. As a rule, stick with the 2.2.2 Asio driver if you’re using an older version of Traktor and windows 7. If you are on 8.1, or 10, you should use the more recent 64bit driver unless you are sticking with an older version of Traktor. The rule of thimb here is to keep the release date of your driver and chosen Traktor version as close as possible.
– The custom TSI mapping I provided will enable you to toggle the main mix recording function with the record button on your controller, a very handy control.
– Once you have this config stable, save it and feel free to reconfigure your set up according to your taste from there. Note that Denon has recommended in the past to use the “internal mix” mode on the controller if you use two decks only. Do NOT confuse this with the mixing mode inside the Traktor prefs. You will want to test out which one (i.e. Internal vs External mixing in the Traktor prefs) works best if you switch mixing modes on the controller. I had the best results so far with the configuration described in this post.
– The crossfader only works in the main mix, not for the tracks you are cueing.