Traktor Pro 4 Leaked: Bluetooth LE, Rose Gold Kontrol S4, WinAmp Integration

Major news this morning out of Berlin’s Native Instruments – the first features from an upcoming release of Traktor Pro 4 have leaked, and we’ve got the world exclusive. There’s new software integrations, a replacement to traditional DJ cables and wires, and even a new special edition version of the Kontrol S4 MK2. Read on for all the details.

Apparently we’re skipping over Traktor Pro 3 entirely, and moving right on to version 4 – a fitting start to the fourth month of the year. Here’s the leaked feature set that we know so far:

Bluetooth LE Hardware + Audio Connections

Native Instruments has cited upcoming developments from Apple as being the impetus behind the move to all Bluetooth LE audio connections in Traktor Pro 3 – everything from headphones to main outputs will all now be required to be wireless, or USB-C. You’ll of course be able to buy adapters for all of your existing DJ gear, but it’ll run you $20 for each adapter. 

But just think, now all of your peripherals, speakers, controllers, and headphones can all run with the ease and reliability of wireless Bluetooth audio!

WinAmp Library Integration

Here’s a new feature in Traktor Pro 4 that every DJ can get behind: Traktor’s iTunes integration has always been less than ideal – so instead of trying to continue to play catchup alongside the popular music app, Native Instruments is integrating the most popular music player of the late 90s/early 2000s, WinAmp. Details are sparse so far, but WinAmp has seen a massive following even despite the project getting (mostly) discontinued in 2013.

Traktor DJ Comes To Tesla Vehicles

This one is super-exciting for the top 1% of DJs who make enough money to buy one of Tesla’s electric, partially self-driving cars: the Traktor DJ app has been ported to a native app that runs perfectly in the center console display on Tesla cars. The app, apparently commissioned personally by DJ Musk, will allow you to take your hands off the wheels and instead focus on crafting the perfect mix for your roadtrip.

Kontrol S4 MK2: Rose Gold Edition

Following in Apple’s footsteps, the new version of Traktor will also come alongside a new version of the most popular DJ controller for Traktor. The new Kontrol S4 MK2 special edition will be only available in a Rose Gold finish – a stark contrast against the Bass Gray color scheme of the original Kontrol S4.

Traktor DJ Studio 3 Skin

Traktor’s Retro Reskin

NI seems to have realized how much people are asking for Traktor 3 – mostly from DJs who don’t realize that Traktor (DJ Studio) 3 already came out all the way back in 2005. To celebrate this release, they’ve updated the user interface in Traktor to match the user’s demands. The aesthetics leave a little bit to be desired – and we can only hope it’s finally Retina optimized!

April Fools! Traktor Pro 4.0 isn’t coming anytime soon, we haven’t even gotten to Traktor Pro 3 yet. Special thanks to good friend @meat for his contributions to this article.  

Be sure to read about the new version of Serato DJ we saw today as well!

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  • No Qualms

    Traktor/Tesla integration, that was awesome!

  • John Viera

    Finally Winamp is back!

  • Earl Djlazy E Charles

    i hate to say it but NATIVE messed up yet again. SMH Bluetooth is not a concern the focus should be on your Interface updates time stretch improvements. Key lock improvement. Start listening to the masses PLEASE

    • RADRaze2KX

      You DO realize this was written yesterday, right?

      • Agungald

        Could be a bait, or maybe he just really really healthy…

    • BAk

      Hahahahahahahah!!!!! Hahahhahehhahah1

  • gigglekey

    if I could get a bluetooth to USB converter for $25, I’d buy a dozen.

  • baju-baju

    Me wantee!!!!!

  • Dennis Parrott

    ugh. you got me.

    i read the bluetooth stuff in HORROR! the extra cash i’d have to spend for zip, nada, zilch… yuck.

    …but i really wanted the WinAmp integration. i am getting so sick of how Apple can’t fix the existing issues in iTunes but can keep rolling out new features…

  • cyberfunk77

    I hope and pray they’re bringing back the KeyLock Algorithm from Traktor DJ Studio 3 along with the GUI. The Traktor Pro Keylock has been awful since version 1.0 and NI never improved it even up to the latest release.

    • Earl Djlazy E Charles

      Totally agree all these improvements are looooog overdue

      • RADRaze2KX

        You DO realize this was written yesterday, right? …

        • Earl Djlazy E Charles

          i know it was written yesterday. But to add bluetooth and totally forget the major issues that traktor needs improvements on is crazy.

          • Traktorist

            Bluetooth is only on Traktor 4 man! dont worry it wont be on 3rd 😀

  • Michael Lewis

    Ha! didn’t get me this time.

  • Ztronical

    I just got off work and am so tired, you kinda had me at the Bluetooth part, but then I read it was required for audio? S4 Rose gold? Wow. But on a serious not the Where’s Waldo movie trailer looks promising, check it out…

  • Unreallystic

    That moment you forget its 4/1 and think “WinAmp, what the hell are they going to do with that”…

    • Ywe

      You silly American, it isn’t the forth of January, it is the first of April! ?

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  • Nikola

    1st of April , c’mon…..

  • Rolfski

    This one has April’s Fool all over it.