Native Instruments just announced an update to Traktor Pro 2. Now at 2.10.3, the new version addresses and fixes nearly all known crash issues in both Windows and Mac computers, something that's been talked about a lot by our Traktor-using readers for quite a while now.
Rekord Buddy 2.0, the software that lets you sync your track collection and data among Traktor, Rekordbox, and Serato DJ, is now in public beta. To register, you've got to purchase the app, which will get you the beta version as well as the final full release when it goes live.
In part four, the final instalment in this series, we'll prep your Stem Loop production in Traktor Pro 2 to get it ready for you to drop. We'll be placing Loop points throughout chunks of the Stem Loop: Loop points are like cue points in Traktor, but this time whenever you press the hot cue button, it automatically engages a loop as well.
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In today's training we're going to put together your first Stem Loop production. I assembled a Stem Loop track using loops and samples that I've got in my library, and in this tutorial you're going to download those sounds and I'm going to walk you through recreating that track.
This is rather a special instalment of our series on using the bright new Stems file format from Native Instruments in your DJing, because it concerns a feature that has only just been launched, at the time of writing, at least (February 2016): Onscreen stem waveform display in Traktor.