Some exciting news popped up on the Native Instruments Traktor forum over the weekend. Traktor Pro 2.8 is in final testing and will likely be released sometime next week to coincide with the launch of the Kontrol D2, but there's more. Traktor Pro 2.8 adds support for the Pioneer CDJ-900 Nexus, XDJ-1000, and for the first time ever, a Rane mixer, the MP2015, will be Traktor Scratch certified. Keep reading for full details.
Native Instruments made three exciting Komplete announcements at Musikmesse. As of May 2015, all Komplete Keyboards will include “Komplete Select” - a premium collection of 10 KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects. The Komplete Kontrol software is getting an exciting update with new workflow enhancements. Lastly Native Instruments is focusing on integration, Komplete Kontrol will gain VST support alongside the "Native Kontrol Standard" which will open up deep integration with third party plug ins. Keep reading for more details.
It has been about six months since the Kontrol S8 debuted last October – for many, it came off as a strange new jogwheel free direction. While many DJs may feel left out that Native Instruments wasn’t catering to their genre, turntable/controller aficionado DJ Shiftee thinks otherwise. Watch the NI video below and see how a turntablist incorporates the S8 into […]
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's Artist Gear Setup feature looks inside the travel bag of Victor Calderone. Victor Calderone is one of the artists that will be performing for Richie Hawtin's 2015 CNRTL tour. Fans can catch him live in LA on April 25th at Palladium. Like previous artists in the gear setup series, Victor stresses the importance of hearing protection, whether DJs are performing or not. Keep reading to find out what Victor Calderone travels with.
Production Gear is more powerful and accessible than ever, but it’s not the gear itself that makes great music. It’s ideas, taste, and practice combined with a solid kit that makes the messy process of creating a song much easier and more fun. So what trusted tools do the pro's rely on everyday to craft some of this biggest songs in the biz? Good question. We’ve gone ahead and compiled an extensive list of studio staples so you feel like you're right there in the studio checking out the setup of each producer on our list!
We've been tipped off by Native Instruments that they're prepping the announcement of a brand new piece of DJ gear at this years Winter Music Conference, already underway in Miami. Right now details are pretty vague - but it seems like Traktor enthusiasts Dubfire and MK will both be involved in the launch of the product somehow, perhaps even using it during a livestream set to take place Thursday March 26th
Native Instruments has just announced in an "unofficial" off the record Q&A on the NI forums that Traktor will add HID support in an upcoming update for the Pioneer CDJ-900NXS and the latest media player, the XDJ-1000. Along with more HID support, Native Instruments also discusses the long awaited Traktor and Maschine integration, and why metadata sync is no longer in Traktor DJ/Traktor Pro 2. Keep reading for more details.