At its core, DJing is about playing great songs and transitioning between them smoothly. DJ software makers invent new features to set themselves apart, but sometimes it’s hard to tell how you would even use them! The Remix Decks are a prime example: great in concept, but practically speaking, most DJs don’t end up utilizing their potential […]
The new Kontrol S8 flagship Traktor controller from Native Instruments is finally getting it's official launch today, and we've got an exclusive in-depth video that reviews all the S8 functions in our studios. Click in to watch it now and read all the details of this exciting new controller.
We are proud and happy to announce that our first community-sourced project and DJ TechTools' newest product, The Midi Fighter Twister, is now available for preorder. The first run of Twisters are sailing towards San Francisco right now and will be shipping in 2 weeks or less. To mark the occasion we shot a detailed look at the most discussed feature, the Traktor Sequencer, and some very lovely photos to showcase the Twister's final look.
Most DJ softwares don't use velocity sensitivity in their controls - but with more and more devices including them, why not? Today Ryan shares a quick tutorial on using velocity-sensitive pads to modulate effect parameters and Remix Deck volume in Traktor - read on to learn how and to download a free mapping for Maschine!
Native Instruments has released the latest iteration of Traktor Pro, version 2.6.6. Aside from finally fixing metadata synchronization between Traktor Pro and DJ (which broken when iOS 7 came out), the new update has added Remix Deck mappings for Maschine when using it as a controller. To use the mappings, you’ll want to load the […]
Mad Zach has just released a new compilation volume of his renowned sound packs – and this time, they are fully compatible with Traktor’s Remix Decks. In today’s video, Zach shares some creative ways to play with sound packs, including how to finger drum with a Kontrol F1, sequence a sound pack with Ableton Push, […]
In the three years since the original Kontrol S4 dropped, Native Instruments added Remix Decks, Flux Mode, and the Traktor DJ app to the Traktor lexicon. The Kontrol S4 MK2 and S2 MK2 refresh the series to keep up with the software’s progression. Is all that growth worth a shrinkage to your bank account? Judge these beautiful new controllers for yourself.
For the remainder of October, Mad Zach’s gone a bit psycho and dropped the price of his soundpack compilations to $19.99 a piece – or $29.99 for the pair. Naturally, he wasn’t able to tell anyone about it without using finger drumming and crooning: Tutorial: Learn how to make soundpacks like Mad Zach’s