As reported on Digital DJ Tips last week, Native Instruments has a new DJ controller, the modular Traktor Kontrol D2, with a built-in screen, and direct control over the Remix Decks and the new Stems multitrack DJ format pioneered by NI, as well as a novel solution to the problem of raising modular devices to industry-standard mixer height.
Digital DJ Tips member Rayanaldo writes: “I’m fairly familiar with manually mixing in key. Then I discovered Mixed in Key. Awesome! Then Traktor came out with the key detection feature, even better! Only problem is while there are a few tutorials that explains how to mix using Traktor key notation, most if not all explain it using major minor sharps so and so forth.”
Beatport has transformed into a free music streaming service and online community for dance music enthusiasts. Currently in beta, the new Beatport offers unlimited, ad-supported music streams of their deep electronic music catalogue at no cost, the latest dance music and festival news, and social features like curated playlists and charts for community members.
Digital DJ Tips member Sean Gretka writes: “I am currently using Serato DJ with an SL2 box and my Vestax turntables. I have decided to sell my old set up and upgrade to a Pioneer DDJ SX2 so I can take advantage of more of Serato’s features, plus the touchpads on the SX2 look like fun! but then I saw the Traktor Kontrol S8…”