The DJ is making music changes seemingly effortlessly, the crowd is loving it as the set switches from genre to genre yet still stays tight and smooth – and there’s you, shaking your head in the corner, wondering how the hell he’s pulling that stuff of. Here’s the secret: It’s all about thinking beyond genre, and being organised…
German boutique gear company Faderfox just released the Micromodul DJ4. Perhaps the smallest Traktor Pro 2 controller in the market today, it packs a ton of controls including a crossfader, two volume faders, EQ and filter knobs with kill switches, switchable four-deck control, and even monitoring / library browsing knobs.
If you’ve been holding back on updating to the latest iTunes version (188.8.131.52 at press time), you can safely install the update without fear of it messing up your iTunes playlists within Serato DJ (1.7.8), Traktor Pro 2 (2.10), and Virtual DJ 8 (8.0.0). We’ve also tested it with Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox (4.0.1) and Algorddim’s djay Pro (1.2.1).
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.