Traktor 2.6.5 Micro Update + Audio 2 MK2 Soundcard
Native Instruments pushed another stealth update of Traktor Pro 2 last week, bringing the new version up to 2.6.5. If it made it past your spam filter, they’ve sent out a short email changelog for the software that covers the three limited changes in the version:
- Integrates the updated TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 soundcard
- Fixes Loop Recorder issues when recording from an external source (EXT).
- Fixes stability issues when controlling track decks C and D with TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 MK2
The update is available in the Native Instruments Service Center application – and so far we’ve seen no reports of the software causing any major issues – but share in the comments if you encounter anything.
TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 MK 2
There’s a new Traktor Audio 2 soundcard that has been released from NI – primarily boasting support for Traktor DJ on iOS – which means it’s a class-compliant soundcard that should work with other iOS apps as well.
The soundcard has a significantly smaller form factor – cut down in height from 1″ to 0.6″, and has a slimmer micoUSB port to make the new size possible. There’s also an optional power supply port on the rear of the card, which increases the audio output signal from Traktor Pro and also charges iOS devices when it’s attached.
There’s one other thing to note: it used to be that buying an Audio 2 was the best way to get a copy of Traktor Pro – but now the device only ships with a Traktor LE license and a $50 credit in the NI online store – meaning that new Traktor users will have to spend $40 with NI after the coupon to get the software.