All posts by Mark James

Toronto, Canada

Midi Katapult for the Launchpad with MY Traktor Layouts & My Midi mappings

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What is it?

Katapult is a very flexible mapping application for the Novation Launchpad and apple iPad. It allows you to map customisable multipage layouts to the Launchpad or iPad and send the MIDI output to any MIDI application or device. Katapult supports bi-directional communication, meaning that your software can update the controls on the Launchpad or iPad surface.

Feature overview,
Map up to 16 pages of different layouts to the Launchpad.Katapult supports bi-directional communication. Twist a knob in your software, and the corresponding control on the Launchpad is updated like 21st century motorised faders.
Want one controller to update another? Katapult lets you chain controllers together. Endless cross-updating fun!
Customise the colors of any control.
Controller types:
-Hold buttons-Toggle buttons-Horizontal/vertical faders-Horizontal/vertical sliders-Indicator LEDs
-2D Pads-Meters-Progress bars-Note output-CC output-Drumracks-Keyboard macros

Get it!
Download the latest version of Katapult, fresh out of the press, right here.
The download includes documentation, sample layouts, and a corresponding mapping for Traktor Pro.
If you haven’t got a license, Katapult will run in trial mode. No features are locked or disabled in trial mode, but input will be locked after 30 minutes, whereafter the program must be relaunched. The trial is time-unlimited, so you can use it for as long as you want.

Important! You need Java 1.6 to run Katapult. If you are on Mac, you need to install the latest Java update from Apple. If Katapult can’t detect your Launchpad, try downloading the latest drivers from archives

Cick here to download Katapult now to try it.

Buy a license
A license for katapult is $19.95.
If you buy a license now, it will be valid for all future updates of Katapult.
Please try out the trial version of Katapult before buying to make sure it meets your needs.
Click the above button to pay through PayPal. A shiny new license code will be sent to your email-address immediately.

MY NOTES & DISCLAIMER:The Midi Katapult apllication itself and links to there website are available directly via and any issues with the application should be directed to him-for all general inquiries, email The PayPal BuyNow options button confirms you are purchasing a liscence for HIS Software and HIS included sample layouts.Download the demo and see for yourself. Once you are as pleased with the app as I was you will most likely want to save the time and hassle of making all the layouts and mapping them yourself.
The only thing i am providing is MY katapult LAYOUT file and MY Traktor,Traktor 2,Ableton – Midi Mapping file (.TSI) which I spent numerous hours making and tweaking.It fully supports TRAKTOR 2 and its new samplers when in “2 decks and 2 samplers view”, and uses advanced effects on FX1 Deck A, and 3 effects on FX2 Deck B.
I also provide a Labelled Reference Sheet for printing off to use. This has been tested and in use for me for over a year now and i love it! I also use Ableton at the same time in User1 mode.
So Download his demo and try it out and then come back and buy MY layouts,traktor.tsi file and the reference sheet.Well worth the $10.
Anything you may want to add or help fix in my layouts, just let me know.

Click the below link to buy MY working katapult layout file, traktor.tsi file , and reference sheet(.pdf) for $10.cdn.
Click here to BUY NOW!


The home site of Mark James!Featuring live video and audio streams from some of my DJ sets along with some new material being produced from time to time. There will also be some guest DJ appearances.

All these new digital toys make producing and making music a little more simplistic, and I hope to share and receive your comments going forward on this site.

I will be announcing my LIVE sets via the most common social streams where you can comment and make requests. It’s always nice to see and hear from new listeners.

My Studio & The Toys I use

My Studio Setup: Workstation PC,WinXP-Pro-32bit,P4-DualCore-3.46ghz,4gbDDR,NVIDEA Nvidea GeForce GTS450-1gb-Dual-HDMI,PCI-6xUSB O/B,8xUSB-PCI,2xDVD-R-RW,80gbSata-System Drive,325gb-Sata-Data Drive,1TB Ext.Usb,2xDelta2496 PCI-Audio(8in-8out-32midi)Behringer USB audio,O/B Lan,Audio(disabled).

Mixing Board,Behringer XENYX-X1204-USB, consisting of 2-track USB Audio Interface to Workstation PC.

Numark DJi0 USB Audio Interface (1in/4out)

Numark Total Control-midi controler ,fully supported & mapped for use with TraktorLE and/or TraktorPro..and now confirmed working on Traktor2 & S4)

Novation Launchpad- fully programable midi controller,supported by Ableton,also using Midi Katapult application with layouts and midi mappings for Ableton & Traktor 2

AKAI APC40, Ableton performance midi controller.

Roland TD-3 Digital V-Drums , 9pc

I use all the above to do various sets through Ableton LIVE Suite along with Traktor2, of which all my outputs go to my Behringer mixer and the built in 2 track USB audio (currently setup as my Windows Default Play/Rec Devices) allows me to send all output, including its built in effects processor, out to winamp to broadcast out to my shoutcast server–ALL on 1 PC!! Works great and all, but we all know what a disaster a LIVE set would be without a backup though.

My newest addition:

King Asus G74sSeries laptop -fully loaded, Intel-i7-2630QM,2ghz, 16GB ram,1.5gb Dedicated video,17.3″-3D-TV PLAY,webcam,,media reader 4xusb3.0 Vantec 10 port USB powered hub Native Instruments-Komplete Audio 6(superior for no MIDI latency, especially with my Asus Laptop) & the Traktor Audio 6 for spinning vinyl and timecode.

My Live Broadcasts

Welcome to my Media Streaming Page where you can watch and listen to my live sets and interact with me and my guests.
Here you will find my latest recorded sets, compliments of UStream.Tv
If I’m not spinnin’ live, feel free to check out one of the pre-recorded sets on the ‘Video’ tab below.
I usually will be seen Live here when I am online and broadcasting. I try to get a few sets in a week, but it’s not always possible.

You can presently listen or watch my Live Broadcasts at any one of the links below:

WATCH LIVE! (both audio & video are available here, along with a chat interface)
Here is where you can catch my live video streams & any past pre-recorded sets. There is also a chat interface here that I use while I’m live. Drop in and say hello, make a request!
Watch live at or
if for some reason my server is down you can
Watch live at ,

LISTEN LIVE! (you can only listen here as there is no video. For slower computers and internet connections)
Listen live at, or
Listen live at,
Live audio streams are available by using the built in flash player or any media player will normally stream it. (Winamp/Windows Media Player/iTunes)

You can also find me listed at most Internet Radio Directories when I am online & broadcasting:
Search online for “Mark James Live” to find my listing on their site (just click on the link), or
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