To celebrate this week's announcement of Traktor Pro 2.10.1 - which included the ability to map and view Stems - Ean has put together a dynamic 15 minute mix using Stems, two Kontrol X1s, a Kontrol F1, a Midi Fighter Twister, and a guitar player. Watch the full mix inside and get an exclusive behind-the-performance talkthrough.
OS X DJs and producers beware! Native Instruments has announced that by upgrading to OS X 10.11, (aka El Capitan), users will lose primary functionality of multiple DJ controllers, software plug-ins, and access to audio outputs on legacy hardware. With any big upgrade there are bound to be a few hiccups, but they are rarely caught this quickly.
Recently Ean has been posting weekly live performance videos on his Facebook page. These performances are a 100% live freestyle jam, completely un-edited and off the cuff. In one of his video’s Ean performs with Allen & Heath Xone:92, BOSS guitar pedals, 2 Kontrol X1s, a Roland TR-8 and Traktor Pro 2. How does he have Traktor running with an analogue mixer and how is he able to record everything? Today, Ean is going to walk you through this setup and show you how it all comes together.
Midi mappings are the link between Traktor and your controller. Without a midi mapping your midi controller has no way of communicating with Traktor. Working with mappings can be tricky at first, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Today Ryan Dejaegher is going to help you get started with midi maps in Traktor and show you how to avoid common mistakes that keeps your controller from working.
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.
For the past few years Ean has been developing a style of "light controllerism" that takes his live performance routines into the improvised worlds of house and techno. 4/4 dance music is all about the groove, so this transition required new tools and performance techniques, which offer a lot of creative control but won't kill the groove. Today he shows us his full setup in the hopes that some of the tech might inspire your workflows!
Native Instruments put out a brand new interview video earlier this morning focusing on house legend and 20 year DJ veteran MK. In the video, MK waxes poetic on the state of DJing and it's transformation to digital - as well as sharing his own feelings on how software and controllers like his Kontrol X1 MK2 have changed his approach to the craft.
We first launched Maps.djtechtools.com in July of 2012, hoping to create a highly useful resource full of MIDI mappings for anyone who owns a controller. One of the most exciting side-effects of the site has been the onslaught of community-designed mappings created that might otherwise not have ben possible. Users are borrowing concepts, refining ideas, and repurposing controllers for incredible new uses. Today we're highlighting some of the most popular and most interesting mappings that use DJ controllers in a unique or unintended way.