Bluffer’s Guide To Traktor’s Remix Decks, Part 1

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Nearly two-and-a-half years ago, we first saw Traktor’s Remix Decks in operation, Yet still we get asked over and over again: “What exactly are they?”, “Should I be using them in my DJing?” or alternatively, we hear DJs saying: “I’ve bought the hardware, and it’s gathering dust – help!”

Over To You: How Can I Best Use My Kontrol F1?

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Here’s a question which like yesterday’s, has been asked to me on several occasions (here’s another one) since the Traktor Kontrol F1 was launched. “I like my F1 and I have a lot of Remix Sets that I’ve created using the sample CDs from music magazines plus the NI free downloads. My problem is I cannot […]

The New Traktor Kontrol Stand… & 10 Other DJ Buys For $60

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With the announcement yesterday by Native Instruments of the Traktor Kontrol Stand, we thought we’d scout around and see what else you can buy for US$60.

Controller Clinic #18: Can I DJ Weddings & Bars With The Novation Twitch?

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Digital DJ Tips reader Scott writes: “I am looking at purchasing my first controller. I would like to get out there and DJ to a crowd ASAP – maybe even bars and weddings, as I love music although it would be useful to make some extra cash. My dilemma is that I like the idea of the Novation Twitch and its features but I am concerned that this may not be as applicable to the type of crowds I hope to entertain.

$2000 Traktor Survey & Draw: Winners Announced

A week or so ago we asked you to take part in a quick survey of your musical tastes, gear, DJing aspirations and so on. We wanted to know a bit more about you to help us to serve you better, and Native Instruments kindly donated $2000-worth of prizes for a draw. Well, nearly 5,000 of you completed the survey, and today it is our pleasure to announce the winners.

Review & Video: Traktor Pro 2.5 & Traktor Kontrol F1

Releasing a new version of Traktor alongside accompanying hardware has given NI the chance to offer a greater leap forward for DJs in one go than just a hardware or a software

With the just-released 2.5 version of its popular Traktor Pro software, Native Instruments has added something it hopes will prove to be revolutionary: “Remix Decks”. Almost simultaneously, the company released the Kontrol F1 hardware, designed to offer full control over them. We take a look at both…

Surprise! Traktor Pro 2.5 Drops A Week Early

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Traktor users who were patiently waiting for Traktor 2.5 to drop on June 1 as previously announced got a bonus today, when Native Instruments unexpectedly released the new software into its service centre a full week early.