A pair of DJ mixer images cropped up this morning. One's of a four-channel Kontrol Z4, and the other is a Casio/Serato branded Vestax-style mixer, the XW-SM1. They're both very well-done Photoshop creations. But if they had been announced this week at the NAMM show, we suspect they might have completely dominated the news cycle.
Maschine and Traktor now come with Ableton Link for simple, reliable syncing across multiple applications and devices. Check out this video demonstrating how to use Ableton Link with Maschine Jam and Traktor Kontrol S4 for spontaneous jamming, collaborative creation, and perfectly-timed performances.
Last week, Native Instruments launched the brand new version of Traktor 2.11. One of the key features: a step sequencer for the Remix Decks. While the Midi Fighter Twister has been able to sequence Remix Decks, this new feature opens it up to a host of new choices. Read on to learn how the Midi Fighter 3D and Twister can be used as powerful controllers for the Traktor Sequencer.
The Pioneer DJ NXS2 setup - CDJ-2000NXS2s and DJM-900NXS2s - are finally getting complete Tratkor Scratch compatibility. This comes in step with the launch of Traktor 2.11 (which is due to be released in the next day or two). Keep reading for the details on new compatibility.
It's been almost exactly one year since the last major update to Traktor, and today we've gotten confirmation that a brand public beta of Traktor Pro 2.11 is launching. Traktor 2.11 is actually going to bring a few major features - including Ableton Link integration and a MIDI-mappable Remix Deck step sequencer. Read on for a overview of this new update and details on how to get the Beta.
We’re excited to share a new routine straight out of Native Instruments' Tokyo artist lounge featuring GENRE BNDR, which includes, DJ Rafik (2007 DMC World Championship Champion), Kireek (2007-2011 DMC World Championship Team Champion), and DJ Yuto (2016 DMC World Championship Champion). This three-person routine incorporates live turntablism, controllerism, and finger-drumming all into one routine – a clever synchronized dance between four DJs.
The Traktor Kontrol S8 and S5 are two powerful Traktor DJ controllers with screens. But their power is limited by what information is shown on the screen - and for some, the default display wasn't good enough. Check out a project by some enterprising DJs to hack the screens on these controllers with advanced layouts.
Trying out a new DJ software is never easy. There are many reasons to avoid it - but with Pioneer DJ's newcomer, Rekordbox DJ, it's not as difficult as you might expect. Almost any Serato DJ or Traktor Pro gear can be used with the software, without paying extra or hacking.