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.
Pioneer DJ's DJM-900NXS2 is aiming to become the industry standard mixer in many DJ booths around the world, and for over $2,000, you'd expect it to do everything as a top-of-the-line unit should. Every feature present on the original DJM-900NXS is on the NXS2 model, with one exception: timecode input for Serato DJ and Traktor Pro. Read on to learn more about this strange situation and to share your thoughts.
Making Traktor MIDI mappings in Traktor Pro has historically been a huge pain for anyone who wants to make mappings that are at all complex. MIDI mapping on Mac got easier with the Xtreme Mapping app, and now a DJTT forum member has developed a Windows solution, cmdr. Learn how this app helps make managing MIDI mapping development much easier in this first review.
Enferno is back with a new routine and this time he is taking DJing one step higher by introducing live remix elements along side traditional turntablism and new-age controllerism. With an arsenal of NI gear, Enferno takes Just Blaze and Bauuer's track Higher to another level.
Major news this morning out of Berlin's Native Instruments - the first features from an upcoming release of Traktor Pro 4 have leaked, and we've got the world exclusive. There's new software integrations, a replacement to traditional DJ cables and wires, and even a new special edition version of the Kontrol S4 MK2. Read on for all of the details.
Last week we spotted a unique DIY project on the web where an enterprising DJ had taken old Pioneer CDJ-800s and using an Arduino board, converted them to be full-fledged MIDI jog wheel controllers for Traktor. We love the idea of taking old DJ equipment and turning it into useful modern tools, so we reached out to the man behind the project, Lee Smith. In today's article, he shares how he made this advanced project happen - read on.
Native Instruments has released a new update to Traktor that allows anyone to see the full Stems files being played without special hardware and map the stem controls to any MIDI controller. This Traktor Stem View announcement also includes built-in support for Kontrol S4 users, a discount on Stems, and 65 free premium Stem tracks for everyone to download.
DJing is all about being in the moment, creating new sounds and blends without thinking too much. For that reason, I wanted to make a dead simple mapping that makes it very easy to create complex effects techniques with just a single press. The Twisted Gratification mapping gives you 16 powerful effects preset, designed with house and techno in mind. Each knob does the job of three effects, adding original flavor or building seamless transitions between songs.