Harmonic mixing, or mixing in key, is a crucial skill for DJing nowadays, ushered in on the back of digital music technologies (especially pitch preservation at varying tempo, and the ability for software to pretty accurately guess the key of any piece of music). Here's some advice on doing it in Traktor.
Digital DJ Tips reader Karlton writes: "All the DJs I am hanging with (including my mentor), are telling me to jump the Serato ship and 'move up' to Traktor. They say it will make life easier behind the decks while performing because it locks into the beat better than Serato does..."
Today it's been announced that Pioneer's KUVO music tagging system plays nicely with Richie Hawtin's RADR app, following on from last week's announcement that the flagship Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2 multi players and DJM-900NXS2 mixer finally play nicely with Traktor Pro 2.
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.
DJs in the digital age spend a lot of time preparing their material, and we do this because it allows us to become intimately familiar with the track. But all that hard work then becomes proprietary information depending on the DJ software we use. What can DJ companies do to solve this concern?