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.”
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.
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.
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.