NI just launched an update to Traktor Pro 2. Now at version 2.10, it adds support for the company’s latest controller, the four-channel Traktor Kontrol S5. Other updates include switchable stereo Aux Input options in Traktor’s preferences section, as well as scratch support for older Traktor Scratch Certified hardware.
The Traktor Kontrol S8 was a bold move for Native Instruments, mainly because it dared to drop the jogwheels, but also by putting the company’s Remix Decks idea front and centre. Now, with Stems Decks just around the corner, the company has released the Kontrol D2, which is basically a single modular S8 deck. So what’s it like?
In the final instalment of our “Your First Day With…” series, we take a look at Native Instruments’ Traktor, undoubtedly one of the most popular DJ apps today. Just like in the previous articles and videos, I’m going to walk you through your first encounter with the software.
Native Instruments has announced a limited offer that gives buyers a full version of the flagship Traktor Pro 2 software with a purchase of either the Traktor Kontrol X1 decks and effects controller, or the Traktor Kontrol Z1 compact DJ mixer until August 31, 2014.
Native Instruments is giving away a free copy of the full version of Traktor Pro 2 (usually US$99) for every new purchase of the Traktor Kontrol X1 controller up to March 31.
With an overhauled look, improved functionality and tight integration with iOS, the upgraded Traktor Kontrol S4 looks set to retain its dominance in the four-channel controller market for Traktor. Capable, reliable, portable and fun – the S4 packs a punch, but at a price.
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.