Controller Clinic #34: Remix Decks vs SP-6 Sample Player

DDJ-SX2

Reader Robert writes: “My question is about the SP-6 decks in Serato which I assume are the equivalent to Traktor’s Remix Decks. Traktor has a huge library of remix packs which can be bought to supplement the free stuff. I have checked out Serato’s website and I cant find any substantial material/packs.”

Traktor Pro 3: The 10 Features We’d Love To See

Traktor Pro 3

So Native Instruments is getting closer to launching its Traktor Kontrol S8, the new jogwheel-free flagship controller that adds screens to help break the reliance on the laptop screen. It wouldn’t take a genius to work out that at some point – either when the S8 drops, but probably shortly afterwards – Traktor 3 will be with us too.

Traktor Kontrol S8 Next Generation DJ Controller Ships Oct 30

Traktor Kontrol S8

Native Instruments officially announced today that its newest flagship controller, the Traktor Kontrol S8, ships from Oct 31. Straying from the norm, the Traktor Kontrol S8 does away with jogwheels and platters completely, dropping in a variety of controls in their place as well as two high-resolution, full colour displays.

5 Ways The Apple Watch May Help DJs

Apple Watch for DJs

Yesterday, Apple waved its magic wand and introduced us to its take on wearable technology, the Apple Watch. Touted as the company’s “most personal device”, as far as I can see it can do two things quite well that may be of interest to DJs.

Your First Day With: Traktor Pro 2

Your First Day With Traktor Pro 2

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.

Review & Video: Faderfox DJ44 Traktor & Ableton Live Controller

Faderfox DJ44

Faderfox’s DJ44 is a pro-level but portable controller designed for Traktor and Ableton Live. Eschewing jogwheels and a sound card, but gaining a built-in case, this unit has its own unique take on what a DJ controller should be. Here’s our review.

Bluffer’s Guide To Traktor’s Remix Decks, Part 3

Remix Decks Part 3

In this third and final video, I’ll show you how to setup Remix Decks within Traktor, hooking up your Traktor Kontrol F1 if you have it (if you don’t, you might want to pick one up after going through this series!), and basic Remix Deck operation. As a bonus, I’ll also share some set preparation tips that I’ve devised to make planning and executing a Remix Decks performance a smooth affair.