This morning Native Instruments has released a brand new video showing the exact workflow of the Traktor Stem Decks on one of their Stems-compatible units, the Kontrol D2. Watch now to get a sense of the visual feedback, mixing style, and possibilities that the new file format might offer. Also, did you know that drum and bass is making a comeback?
Ever since the announcement of the Kontrol D2 and Stems at WMC people have eagerly been waiting for more details on the new file format. Native Instruments has just launched a dedicated Stems site, stems-music.com. The site goes into more details on the stems format and the benefits for DJs, producers, labels, and developers. We even get our first look at the Stems Creator Tool.
There's a massive community of producers who use the Native Instruments Maschine software/hardware combo to craft beats and perform live. Today we want to highlight one awesome tool created by the crew over at PadBangers that allows you to use Maschine like a traditional drum machine (inspired by workflows on the Roland TR-8 and DSI Tempest).
The Komplete S-Series keyboards have just become a lot more attractive for producers, as today Native Instruments has launched a new version of their Komplete library that comes bundled with every S-Series.
Maschine users have been anxiously awaiting their next update for a number of months, and finally today version 2.3 is just hitting the NI Service Center downloads. In addition to a number of major usability updates (full changelist below), the new version of Maschine includes access to Komplete Select, which is a selection of some of the best instruments from the Komplete library, including Massive, Monark, Reaktor Prism, and more.
Serato DJ or Traktor Pro 2? It's a common question that comes up a lot in the DJ community. Both programs have several unique features that sets them apart such a video mixing with Serato DJ or Traktor's deep midi mapping capabilities. What about FX? Today we're going to take an indepth look at the similarities and differences of the FX and FX units in Traktor Pro 2 and Serato DJ.
Native Instruments has officially announced the Traktor Kontrol D2 along with pricing and release date. The Traktor Kontrol D2 was teased last month at WMC in performances by Dubfire, MK, and Uner. Will this replace the Kontrol X1 and Kontrol F1? Lets find out with details and a performance video after the jump.
Today Native Instruments announced it will be spearheading a movement towards multi-channel audio files aimed at empowering new styles of DJ mixing. While the tools needed to create and playback stem files are being produced for Traktor at first, the format itself is open source and may be supported by other DJ software and hardware in the future. Continue reading for an inside look at this exciting new format.