Traktorino: DIY MIDI Controller for DJs

The open-source DIY MIDI Controller for DJs.

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The Traktorino is a powerful low-cost DIY MIDI Controller. In its core, there’s a shield that connects to an Arduino Uno, a powerful and affordable microcontroller. With open-source hardware and software, it's totally hackable!
The Traktorino is a MIDI class compliant device, designed for controlling the Traktor DJ software. It has several features and custom made mappings, so you can take the most of the software. However, it can do much more than that. The Traktorino can control any software that accepts MIDI, like Ableton Live, Serato, FL Studio, Logic, etc.

The Traktorino was made for are DJs and electronic musicians that want an affordable MIDI controller, or just want to learn about electronics and programming, while making their own MIDI controller! 

Several countries suffer from abusive prices, and getting quality music equipment can be really hard. The Traktorino gives the chance to people to learn, and build their own MIDI controller for an affordable price. Buy everything on your local electronic shop, laser cut in the closer fab lab, or buy on line with the Nerd Musician to help funding other cool projects like that!

The Traktorino is USB-MIDI class compliant device and works with any DAW that accepts MIDI. Just plug and play. It's designed for Taktor, with some mappings available, however, it can be used with Ableton Live, Serato, FL Studio, etc.

Control your mixer, apply effects, control the transport, browse your tracks, and check your levels with the led VU meter! The Traktorino was already featured in websites like DJ Tech Tools!

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Laser cut enclosure file.

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Laser cut enclosure file.

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Arduino code

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  • 1 × Arduino Uno with ATmega16U2
  • 3 × b10k slide pots (30mm travel)
  • 12 × Yellow leds
  • 2 × Red leds
  • 6 × Hex spacers 6mm

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    Although I don't have a detailed step-by-step tutorial yet, if you download the files and have a little knowledge on Arduino, it should be pretty straight forward! Hit me with questions at and access for more tutorials!

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Mynasru wrote 04/21/2018 at 19:02 point

Do you also have a picture/pdf of the schematic?

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searfer wrote 04/08/2018 at 11:51 point

Hi. I watch the content of this Amateur radio, a very suitable project for beginners and experienced, now I will try my hand in this project,I plan to Arduino novichek,but it is very interesting to see how it works,I would like more such projects, as where I live easier naichi Arduino and radio components than to buy professional expensive equipment.

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Vishnu M Aiea wrote 03/20/2018 at 12:14 point

Beautifully built.

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