Native Instruments Officially Launches The Traktor Kontrol D2

Native Instruments has officially released its Traktor Kontrol D2 modular controller.

As reported on Digital DJ Tips last week, Native Instruments has a new DJ controller, the modular Traktor Kontrol D2, with a built-in screen, and direct control over the Remix Decks and the new Stems multitrack DJ format pioneered by NI, as well as a novel solution to the problem of raising modular devices to industry-standard mixer height.

NI Teases New Traktor D2 Modular Controller

Traktor Kontrol D2

Native Instruments has just shown the world a glimpse of its upcoming Traktor Kontrol D2 controller over at the Winter Music Conference in Miami. The Traktor Kontrol D2 looks like one side of the Traktor Kontrol S8 without a mixer.

Your Questions: Traktor Key Mixing Vs Mixed In Key


Digital DJ Tips member Rayanaldo writes: “I’m fairly familiar with manually mixing in key. Then I discovered Mixed in Key. Awesome! Then Traktor came out with the key detection feature, even better! Only problem is while there are a few tutorials that explains how to mix using Traktor key notation, most if not all explain it using major minor sharps so and so forth.”

Official Flight Case For Traktor Kontrol S8 Released

Traktor Kontrol S8

Native Instruments has announced a custom flight case for its flagship Traktor Kontrol S8 controller. Meant to protect the controller both in use and in transport, the Traktor Kontrol S8 Flight Case comes with detachable front and rear panels for easy access to connections and controls.

New-Look Beatport Relaunches As Streaming Service


Beatport has transformed into a free music streaming service and online community for dance music enthusiasts. Currently in beta, the new Beatport offers unlimited, ad-supported music streams of their deep electronic music catalogue at no cost, the latest dance music and festival news, and social features like curated playlists and charts for community members.

Controller Clinic #39: Traktor Kontrol S8 Vs Pioneer DDJ-SX2


Digital DJ Tips member Sean Gretka writes: “I am currently using Serato DJ with an SL2 box and my Vestax turntables. I have decided to sell my old set up and upgrade to a Pioneer DDJ SX2 so I can take advantage of more of Serato’s features, plus the touchpads on the SX2 look like fun! but then I saw the Traktor Kontrol S8…”

Over To You: What Next For Built-In Screens?


Digital DJ Tips reader Lee writes: “I was looking at the Numark NV and loved the idea of the displays. I like the individual screens, but the visual I seem to use most in Serato is the combined one to beatmatch. My question to you is: How long before we see more information put on such screens?”