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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  • Andy

    I don’t like what they’ve done to the song search. I used to search by folder name… can’t do that now!!

  • dj gospelkid

    i;ve got traktor pro and trying to put my itunes on traktor but it won,t save the bpms can u help me

  • due2

    I just updated the software, however i can not load nay track into the decks. It shows the plus sign but does not load. it says Audio through in the track title of the deck. Anyone with the same problem? Any solution?? Thanks!

  • Ean Golden

    [quote comment=””]Hi,

    I just updated my vci-100 to v1.3 along with Traktor Scracth Pro 1.2. I also ordered the vci-100se black overlay and knobs and the controller looks good.

    The current problem I have is that when I start up Traktor Scratch Pro and move the left platter of the vci-100 for a few seconds without loading any tracks into the player, the little red light just to the upper right of the platter turns red, the color of the left platter also turns red and the left platter becomes un-responsive and will not turn back to blue.

    The only way I can get the left platter to become responsive is to turn it off and back on again.

    Not only that, the program is not affected by me spinning the left platter backwards.

    I’m still getting my head around this program from Traktor 3.4.X, so all suggestions and help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Arthur[/quote]

    You need to adjust the jog wheel sensor knob on the back of your controller. Its turned all the way up.

  • arhtur perkins

    Hi,

    I just updated my vci-100 to v1.3 along with Traktor Scracth Pro 1.2. I also ordered the vci-100se black overlay and knobs and the controller looks good.

    The current problem I have is that when I start up Traktor Scratch Pro and move the left platter of the vci-100 for a few seconds without loading any tracks into the player, the little red light just to the upper right of the platter turns red, the color of the left platter also turns red and the left platter becomes un-responsive and will not turn back to blue.

    The only way I can get the left platter to become responsive is to turn it off and back on again.

    Not only that, the program is not affected by me spinning the left platter backwards.

    I’m still getting my head around this program from Traktor 3.4.X, so all suggestions and help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Arthur

  • Ean Golden

    [quote comment=”21829″]Hi,

    I just downloaded the new .tsi file and imported it into v1.21 of TSP. Now the pitch controls on my vci-100 are not recognized by the software for starters. Even worse, when I select the vci-100 in the controller-manager screen and click close, my selection is not stored by the program. It defaults back to the generic keyboard controller.

    Now I also just ordered the firmware upgrade kit for the vci-100 to bring it up to v1.3 from v1.1 among other items.

    Should I wait to update the firmware before determining if there is something wrong with the .tsi file and seeking help to resolve the problems?

    thanks,

    Atrain01us[/quote]

    All the initial problems you mentioned have been fixed in the newest file available on the midi mapping tab.

  • stefan

    Hello

    any idea where I can find more on mapping the leds of the HC 4500 in traktor pro? I ordered a traktor bible today but I would like to map leds asap. Is your tsi file online yet? I can’t find it.

    Greetings

  • atrain01us

    Hi,

    I just downloaded the new .tsi file and imported it into v1.21 of TSP. Now the pitch controls on my vci-100 are not recognized by the software for starters. Even worse, when I select the vci-100 in the controller-manager screen and click close, my selection is not stored by the program. It defaults back to the generic keyboard controller.

    Now I also just ordered the firmware upgrade kit for the vci-100 to bring it up to v1.3 from v1.1 among other items.

    Should I wait to update the firmware before determining if there is something wrong with the .tsi file and seeking help to resolve the problems?

    thanks,

    Atrain01us

  • Anonymous

    [quote comment=””]Where can you download the patch if youre dont registred ?[/quote]

    How about buying it like everyone else?

  • Anonymous

    Where can you download the patch if youre dont registred ?

  • Anonymous

    updated traktor pro to 1.2 now when i load a track into the deck and press play noyhing happens and also when i select an effect it does not load into the selected slot.

    can anybody help please

  • Anonymous

    Vst plugings on traktor.. Very cool Idea… with mapping control…

  • Anonymous

    Ean.. Do you think there would be any VST plugin provisions added to the effects banks…

  • Mikey

    Any reliable VCI-300 support now?

  • Urban Fabric

    What happened to the filters? They are not working correctly at all after the update.

    Ken_UF

  • DJ Alex Sanchez

    I upgraded on friday and had a gig on saturday 😀 Well, luckily everything went good. The only problem I have is that moving around the grid marker does not work like in the previous version. Anybody experienced this issue?

  • djsdive

    lots of nice features .. what i just dont get is how they could think through their changes to the MIDI mapping so little. aside from making the pref panel resizeable the main omission seems to be:
    – modifier reset button
    – global modifiers
    – support for modifiers in the device target
    – support for FX units in the device target

  • Leopoldo

    the filters works very bad 🙁

  • NZ

    Guyz, who allready ???? 1.2

    Plz check if it has a DECK MONO option to use external mic with traktor in stereo.

  • judeson

    The concepts I’m perceiving just while downloading are endless. Can’t wait to perform with it this week.

    No sleep tonight. 🙂

  • Artak

    waiting new TSI file!

  • atrain01us

    Hi,

    I am a registered user of TSP and just downloaded the 1.21 update. I’m looking forward to the new tsi. file that will work with this update but have some questions:

    1) Do I need to update the firmware in my VCI-100 to work with the new updates in order to take advantage of the new features?

    2) I have my folders containing my tracks set up on my external hd separated by type(vocal, instrumental, etc.) Is there a way to do the following:

    a) Initially drag the hd folders into TSP as virtual crates without having to highlight the hd folders and have the program update the contents of each hd folder to it’s virtual equivalent folder without having to go into the track collection folder in the program and trying to figure out what type of track it is and move it to the appropriate folder manually?

    b) Taking into consideration the first question, when new tracks are then loaded into the folders on the hd, the program will also update the contents of each hd folder to it’s virtual equivalent folder without having to go into the track collection folder in the program and trying to figure out what type of track it is and move it to the appropriate folder manually?

    Thanks in advance for any answers to thesr questions. If they can’t be done now, who do I forward these questions to for future enhancements to the program?

    thanks,

    Atrain01us

  • mcbusta348

    [quote comment=””][quote comment=”21522″]Ean, any chance for a super bierf tutorial on how to get the modifiers done in this version? My old tsi is not responding to the new modifiers!

    many thanks…[/quote]

    yeah- some of my modifiers are not working either. They are the same but interestingly, I found some bad coding in mine that was breaking things. This version seems to be less forgiving, so you may have some problems you need to fix. In general our 1.4 TSI file is not completely working with 1.2 but I am working on a file now.[/quote]

    Yay! Thank You Ean! Can’t wait till the TSI is available 🙂

  • Ean Golden

    [quote comment=”21522″]Ean, any chance for a super bierf tutorial on how to get the modifiers done in this version? My old tsi is not responding to the new modifiers!

    many thanks…[/quote]

    yeah- some of my modifiers are not working either. They are the same but interestingly, I found some bad coding in mine that was breaking things. This version seems to be less forgiving, so you may have some problems you need to fix. In general our 1.4 TSI file is not completely working with 1.2 but I am working on a file now.

  • DiGiTaLFX

    Out of interest, does anyone know how to make Traktor green like in the first screenshot – looks really nice to me!

  • Pepe Camil

    Ean, any chance for a super bierf tutorial on how to get the modifiers done in this version? My old tsi is not responding to the new modifiers!

    many thanks…

  • Punky

    Freaking cool, Ean. Keep it up.

  • DJ Kenton

    Ean, any idea what the difference between “tempo bend” and “tempo bend (stepless)” is?

  • AJ ORB/T

    DAMMMM !! YEAHH!! I cant wait for the new mapping ! DIGITALISTS !!! LETS GET THIS !!

  • Anthony Jacobs

    [quote comment=””]sorry, i think i had the wrong accout :)[/quote]
    [quote comment=”21512″]apparently there was something wrong with the video and it never got processed by you-tube. Plus our site crashed this morning 🙁 [/quote]

    Not surprising as issues like this tend to crop up when Mercury is in retrograde. ;o)

    Hello Ean, I can’t wait to update! I was wondering however, will my present Traktor 4 1.1.2 tsi file for my Novation controller seamlessly import into 1.2? Or will I have to start from scratch and reassign everything?

    Thanks. Keep up the fantastic work!
    AJ

  • turntableterrorist

    sorry, i think i had the wrong accout 🙂

  • turntableterrorist

    Hi, why do i have the upgrade and not the update button ? What am i doing wrong ?

  • Vinicius Hoffmann [Brazil]

    Great news! It will be awesome a new mapping for VCI-100 TSP 1.2 with 4 fx slots. Imagine what we could do with smart knobs and 4 fx slots?
    Can’t wait 😀

  • Anonymous

    [quote comment=””]apparently there was something wrong with the video and it never got processed by you-tube. Plus our site crashed this morning 🙁

    site is back up and a new youtube video will be available in a few minutes.[/quote]

  • Ean Golden

    apparently there was something wrong with the video and it never got processed by you-tube. Plus our site crashed this morning 🙁

    site is back up and a new youtube video will be available in a few minutes.

  • ToS

    Interesting update, waiting 4 the vid also. Please reply on comments when it becomes available.

  • Belch

    Excited about the vid 🙂

    is the oxygen 8 tsi still on the go Ean? if so.. for 1.2?

  • kk

    I can’t watch it either….

  • trigitaliz

    [quote comment=””]F*kk yeah, can’t wait, the changelog is long and interesting, hell I’m looking forward for the new Traktor!![/quote]

    U tube got a probl????or is the video wrong in some wayyyzzz..

  • 2Nine

    F*kk yeah, can’t wait, the changelog is long and interesting, hell I’m looking forward for the new Traktor!!

  • SD (Soul to Unite)

    I guess you made a very long video – youtube is still not letting me play it 🙂 Looking forward seeing it and upgrading this weekend

  • DJ St@tic

    This is sick Thanks a lot Ean for the hook up.

  • Ean Golden

    video is processing but will be available soon 🙂