Traktor Pro 2.6.1 is available for download now in the Service Center – or if it’s not showing up yet, you can grab it in the Downloads section on their new HTML5 site (no more Flash!).
Here’s the critical features in the update – pretty major for such a minor change in version number!
What’s new in TRAKTOR 2.6.1?
- Key detection
- Downbeat detection
- Collection metadata synchronization with TRAKTOR DJ
- Various fixes and improvements
The new key detection algorithm has the ability to display key as Musical, Musical (all sharps), or “Open Key”, which is a coded Mixed In Key-like system of making the circle of fifths easier to understand (beaTunes has been using this for a while). The key is color coded when you sort your collection by key (see below screenshot), and can be written out to the file tags.
Additionally, it looks like the initial results from key detection in Traktor are a at least somewhat significantly different from the Mixed in Key results – might be time to do another Key Detection Throwdown article.
Downloaded the new update yet? Let us know how well it’s working in the comments below!