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Native Instruments - Kontrol Z2

INSTALLATION


Firmware & Drivers


Firmware: Update the firmware of the unit to the latest version from Native Instruments

Drivers: Install the latest drivers from Native Instruments

Controller Editor: Download and install the latest version of Native Instrument’s controller editor software from Native Instruments

Attention: Controller Editor must be installed on your system for the unit to be able to operate as a MIDI/HID controller.
Important notice: While it’s not required, you may also want to load a special Controller Editor profile on your system in order to optimize the visual feedback of the unit’s leds. For more information please visit the following link: Kontrol Z2 CE Template for VirtualDj

VirtualDJ 8 Setup


Download and install VirtualDJ 8 from our Downloads Page
(in case you have not done already)

Once VirtualDJ 8 is launched, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account credentials. A Pro Infinity, a Kontrol Z2 Plus* or a Pro Subscription License is required to fully use the Kontrol Z2.

Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
Buy a license


* While a Kontrol Z2 Plus license will allow you to use the controller for more than minutes, it does not allow the use of timecodes. Therefore if you plan to use this controller with timecode CD's or Vinyls you will need to either get a special second license for timecodes, or purchase a PRO version of VirtualDj 8

A detection window will appear next, verifying that the device is properly connected.

Click to OK.


The unit is now ready to operate.


Advanced Setup



MIDI Operation
The unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config and the “factory default” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list. The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.
Find more details at
VDJ Pedia


AUDIO Setup
The unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that. Alternative Audio setups can be applied in the same window.


For further software settings please refer to the Manuals of VirtualDJ 8. Layout