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?
Whether you're buying your very first DJ controller or getting a new one, the question "Should I go modular or all-in-one?" will come up. Deciding between these workflows can be an important choice, as both have specific advantages you may not be aware of. In today's article, I will help you understand the key differences and advantages of each - and explore the conceptual debate of DJing on a mixer versus in DJ software.
Just a few weeks ago in Barcelona, there were a slew of talented artists performing for the Sónar festival. It was perhaps easy to overlook an event at the parallel Sónar+D conference that packed several legendary DJs and producers in a single room. Native Instruments enlisted Alexandre Cazac of InFiné records, Kerri Chandler, Carl Craig and Luciano to talk about the new Stems format, […]
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.
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.
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 […]