Firmware & DriversFirmware
: Update the firmware of the unit to the latest version from Native InstrumentsDrivers:
Install the latest drivers from Native InstrumentsController Editor:
Download and install the latest version of Native Instrument’s controller editor software from Native InstrumentsAttention:
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 SetupDownload 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 8A detection window will appear next, verifying that the device is properly connected.
Click to OK. The unit is now ready to operate.
Advanced SetupMIDI 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 PediaAUDIO 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.
The functionality of each button, knob and slider per section (as shown in the image above) will be explained in detail in the next chapters
The Left FX section (FX1
) controls the effects of the deck 1 and the Right FX section (FX2
) controls the effects of deck 2. Use the FX ASSIGN (15)
buttons to clone the effects from one deck to another.
- FX ASSIGN: Clone the effects from one deck to anotther.
- FX ON: Activates the selected effect.
- FX SELECT: Selects the current effect.
- FX DRY/WET: Turn this knob to adjust the 1st parameter (if available) of the selected effect