Traktor 1.2 Public Release

The NI team has been hunkered down in Berlin working intensely on the Traktor 1.2 beta for months, but they have finally let this exciting free update out to play. We have already covered many of the key features in our initial beta report, but there is a video after the jump that will walk you through them and demonstrate how to use the new controller manager, which can be appear a bit daunting at first.

The New Features:

  • Improved “Elastique” timestretching algorithm for best keylock quality with timecode
  • Number of separate effect units increased from two to four (Pro version only)
  • “Preparation List” feature with diamond icons, “Append/Add Next” menu functions
  • Adjustable “minimum playtime” for play count and history functions
  • Internal EQs enabled for external mixer mode
  • New track caching technology with reduced memory footprint
  • Improved Tap Tempo function
  • Additional effect algorithms: Beat Slicer, Formant Filter, Peak Filter (Pro version only)
  • Tag editing in Explorer node
  • Native HID support for Pioneer CDJ-400 / Denon HC-4500
  • Drag & Drop from decks to playlist
  • New “Progressive Sensitivity” option for Pitch Bend
  • Pitch Bend controller assignable to jog wheels
  • Customizable Cue Play button behavior (Instant/On Release)
  • Improved cue-point handling
  • 2 additional Favorite slots

Registered Traktor Pro users can download this new update for free via your Service Center. We have put the update through its paces and are happy to report that it appears to be solid. VCI-100 owners can expect a new mapping from us within a month that will take advantage of those new FX units, so sign up on the beta list if you want us to send you that mapping.

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