Getting Started With Stems & Traktor, Part 3: Kontrol D2 & DVS

Stems is an immensely exciting format, and with the Traktor Kontrol D2, Native Instruments has a good, portable way of adding Stems to any club DVS set-up. And so we carry on this series of mini-tutorials on Stems with that model. If you play with Traktor using DVS, and want to add a bit of spice to your sets, read on…

Getting Started With Stems & Traktor, Part 2: Using Vocals

Stems is an immensely exciting format, and with the Traktor Kontrol S5, Native Instruments has a nice, accessible controller for “the masses” to get involved. And so we carry on this series of mini-tutorials on Stems with that model.

Write Songs On The Go With iMaschine 2

Native Instruments just released iMaschine 2, an update to its iOS beatmaking app that can let you create an entire song on your mobile. New features include the Arranger which lets you turn loops into full-on productions by grouping and editing them into sections, and Step Mode which lets you draw drum hits and notes on a grid.

Your Questions: What Non-Traktor Gear Works With Stems?

Digital DJ Tips reader Andre writes something we are getting asked a lot by readers at the moment, in one shape or form, about the new multitrack file format, Stems. He writes: “Hi guys! Who else other than Tractor will be incorporating Stem files in their controllers?”

Review & Video: Traktor Kontrol S5 Controller

With the new Traktor Kontrol S5, Native Instruments brings a third “next generation” Traktor controller to the market. If you’re sold on Traktor’s brave new world, which of the three is right for you? Our Kontrol S5 review (alongside our reviews of the Kontrol D2 and Kontrol S8) should help you to decide.

Does Your Gear Support OSX 10.11? Our Compatibility List

Apple released its latest operating system OSX 10.11 El Capitan this week, and DJ manufacturers have warned users not to perform the update because of incompatibilities with current hardware and software. Here’s a compatibility status list of DJ software and hardware, which we’ll be updating as the patches roll out.

NI Warns Against OSX 10.11 El Capitan Update

Hold up on that update – Native Instruments says that Apple’s upcoming OSX 10.11 “El Capitan” update has some issues with legacy Traktor hardware. If you’ve got a Traktor Kontrol S4 MK1, Traktor Kontrol X1 MK1, Traktor Audio 2 MK1, Audio 8 DJ, Audio 4 DJ, Audio 2 DJ, or Maschine MK1, the new OSX update will crash your computer.