Everyone knows Ableton is an amazing loop sampler for creating music on the fly with Kid beyond and many others taking the concept to new heights and beyond. Did you know that you can do the same thing within Traktor Pro using a few creative tricks? I have been working on a very simple way to “record” yourself inside of Traktor and create several layers of performance on the fly. Check out the video above for a short routine that demonstrates the concept in a very simple way. Next week Monday I will break it down and show you step by step how to do this technique yourself.
The start of the video introduces another concept I am still perfecting that you could call “Pitch n Scratch” . Instead of moving the record position back and forth, the jog wheel is used to radically change the pitch in large amounts quickly. This combined with rapid sampling creates a very cool tranform effect not unlike scratching but with a different feel and sound.
Its worth mentioning that this sampler concept has been built into the latest VCI-100 TSI version 1_6 which you can download for free. We are also producing a new batch of arcade button vci-100’s next week and you can pre-order now in the web store.