Does Your Gear Support OSX 10.11? Our Compatibility List

Apple released its latest operating system OSX 10.11 El Capitan this week, and DJ manufacturers have warned users not to perform the update because of incompatibilities with current hardware and software. Here’s a compatibility status list of DJ software and hardware, which we’ll be updating as the patches roll out.

Traktor 2.10 Now Available, Adds Kontrol S5 Support

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.

BPM 2015: Traktor Kontrol S5 Talkthrough Video

On display at the BPM Show is Native Instruments’ latest DJ controller the Traktor Kontrol S5. It’s cheaper than the flagship Traktor Kontrol S8, and more portable. In this video, we talk you through the differences, including demoing how Stems are controlled in the absence of the dedicated Stems faders.

Leaked: Traktor Kontrol S5 Controller

Big news day for digital DJing: We just saw photos of what looks to be a brand new Native Instruments controller called the Traktor Kontrol S5. No hard info about it just yet, but clearly from the above photo it looks to be a stripped down version of the Traktor Kontrol S8 – the first thing you’ll notice is the lack of faders for both decks.

BPM 2015: Reloop RMP-4 Hybrid Media Player

Reloop has just announced the latest addition to its RMP range of CD/USB/Midi hybrid media players/controllers, the RMP-4. It can act as a Midi controller (natively for Virtual DJ, Traktor mapping also included), and has four performance modes too, with eight trigger pads controlling hot cues, hot loops, loops roll and sampler functions.

Free 7-Part Video Training Series: Dive Into Traktor

Traktor’s definitely in the news right now, with the launch of the new Stems file format causing a lot of excitement among DJs of all types. So if you’re considering giving Traktor a try, we’ve got just the thing for you today: A brand-new seven-part Digital DJ Tips video training series to get you started with Traktor – for free!

NI Launches Stems & Traktor 2.9, Announces 20% Off Stems Hardware

Native Instruments has announced the latest version of its Traktor software for Mac and PC. Traktor 2.9 comes with the ability to play Stems, which is Native’s new multitrack file format that lets you tweak four tracks using a single music file. You can get Stems from online music retailers Beatport, Traxsource, Juno, Bleep, whatpeopleplay, and Wasabeat starting today.