New Traktor Pro 2 Is Here!
At first glance, all I can say is WOW! I’m extremely impressed with the new Traktor Pro 2 DJ mixing software and love the new look and feel.
The new “TruWave” technology, “SoftSync”, and revised high-visibility GUI are just a few of new features that make T2 leaps into the future of DJing.
I immediately checked previous problem spots with syncing and found them to be solved. I typically play on CD for gigs but occasionally when I’m traveling and don’t have a mixer and cdj’s at my fingertips I like to play around with Traktor on my MacBook and sometimes record mixes. I also like to use Traktor for sorting out playlists and hearing how well tracks mix together before I burn them to CD.
The leading synchronization features in TRAKTOR have been further expanded with a new “SoftSync” function that provides a unique combination of convenient automatic beat-matching and hands-on control. By keeping the tempo of multiple tracks in sync without manipulating the phase, SoftSync accommodates the widest possible range of mixing techniques both in Traktor Pro 2 and in Traktor Scratch Pro 2. The effect selection of TRAKTOR has also been expanded with four additional types that offer unique ways to create dramatic breakdowns and other typical performance effects, including a tape delay emulation and the new “Bouncer”, increasing the arsenal to an unparalleled assortment of over 30 algorithms.
I also love the new interface. It’s much cleaner and just feels better. The new “TruWave” technology displays tracks and samples in all four decks with high-resolution multi-colored waveforms. It gives deep insight into the spectral properties of the music, visualizing both individual rhythmic elements as well as general sonic characteristics. With four selectable color schemes, an extra-wide zoom range and subpixel-accuracy waveform rendering, TruWave allows DJs to read their tracks visually for even more intuitive mixing. TruWave looks and feels great!
The new TRAKTOR generation is based on a revised high-visibility GUI for intuitive operation under all conditions, and now offers up to four powerful Sample Decks as well as the unique Loop Recorder. While each Sample Deck can add up to four simultaneous samples or loops to the mix, the Loop Recorder allows DJs to capture audio from various sources on the fly and drop it back into the mix at any time, opening up creative techniques far beyond conventional DJing.
Native Instruments is now offering a full range of hardware products to compliment Traktor Pro 2 Software as well as a new entry level Traktor Duo 2 and Traktor Scratch Duo 2.
And be sure to check out Maschine, as seen rocking in the video above.
Maschine Groove Production Studio combines the flexibility of computer-based music production with the ease of a groove box into one powerful creative tool. Utilizing onboard samples or your own audio files, Maschine’s unique combination of hardware and software not only ensures a fast and fun workflow, but lets you easily turn your ideas into professional productions.
Click to see: Maschine Groove Production Studio at Amazon.com
Traktor Pro 2 is the world-renowned 4-deck DJ software, which, now with Traktor 2 Technology Inside, is more intuitive, creative and addictive than ever before. Its customizable interface with TruWave colored waveforms and creative arsenal, including the new Sample Decks and innovative Loop Recorder features, mean a whole new experience in professional DJing.
Click to see: Traktor Pro 2 at Amazon.com
Traktor Scratch Pro 2 lets you spin digital files on four track decks using super-tight vinyl and CD control. The next generation of the award-winning digital vinyl system is easier to use than ever. Set it up in seconds, thanks to the included Traktor Audio 10 with its unrivalled connectivity.
Click to see: Traktor Scratch Pro 2 at Amazon.com
Traktor Duo 2 DJ software makes it easier than ever to unleash your creativity. Within moments, you’ll be mixing on two decks and easily adding loops using the new Sample Decks. Full featured software mixer with EQs, fi lters and crossfader. Crate Flick cover art browsing and full iTunes® integration make finding tracks a cinch. Plug-and-play with all TRAKTOR hardware, and ships with mappings for all other relevant DJ controllers. Record your mix using the integrated audio recorder.
Click to see: Traktor Duo 2 at Amazon.com
Traktor Scratch Duo 2 – Most features of the new TRAKTOR generation can also be found in the new TRAKTOR DUO 2 versions, which offer a classic two-deck configuration with additional dual sample decks and a compact effect selection at an especially affordable price, with TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO 2 including the new TRAKTOR AUDIO 6 interface.
Click to see: Traktor Scratch Duo 2 at Amazon.com
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 represents a new level of software and hardware integration that makes DJing more versatile, more intuitive and more fun. The full-featured controller combines a four-channel mixer section with ergonomically laid-out high-quality control elements and an integrated audio interface, all designed to professional specifications. All relevant
functions including looping, cueing, effects control and track browsing are immediately accessible on the robust and portable hardware, while dynamic multi-color backlighting, LED status displays and comprehensive level metering allow DJs to focus on their performance rather than on the computer screen.
Click to see: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 at Amazon.com
Traktor Kontrol X1 Performance DJ Controller provides super-intuitive control over Traktor’s Sample Decks, looping, syncing and effects. With precision designed knobs and plug & play functionality, this sleek hardware is the perfect controller for all Traktor versions and any DJ software.
Traktor Audio 10 Audio Interface sets the benchmark for DJ audio interfaces thanks to its unrivaled connectivity. With ten inputs, ten outputs, MIDI I/O and mic input, and TRAKTOR 2 Technology Inside, TRAKTOR AUDIO 10 is destined to be the beating heart of your DJ experience.
Click to see: Traktor Audio 10 Audio Interface at Amazon.com
The Audio 2 DJ fills the need for a high quality, ultra-mobile audio interface for digital DJs using TRAKTOR or other DJing and performance software. Even though it’s the smallest DJ USB soundcard in the world, it still has enough punch to rock the biggest club systems.
Click to see: Audio 2 DJ at Amazon.com
Native Instruments just released the much anticipated Traktor Pro 2, and to celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of the software every day in April! To enter, purchase any track from Beatport.com from now until April 30th, 2011. Each day, we will randomly choose one winner to receive a copy of Traktor Pro 2. Then, on May 1st, we will draw a winner from all customers who purchased during April and award our grand prize: Traktor Scratch Pro 2 and Traktor Kontrol X1. Winners will be notified by email, and we will post the winner’s first name below. Good luck!
With TRAKTOR 2 Technology Inside, the entire TRAKTOR family has been completely re-engineered for maximum power and simplicity.
No matter which TRAKTOR solution you choose, you’ll get a DJ system guaranteed to be:
- Intuitive: Visualize your tracks with new TruWave colored waveforms. Let TRAKTOR automatically detect and configure your audio interface and controllers.
- Creative: Remix on the fly with powerful looping and cueing features expanded by the new Sample Decks. Tap into stunning FX, guaranteed to inspire.
- Addictive: The enhanced TRAKTOR workflow means you’ll get performance DJ software that adapts around you, delivering a new level of ease-of-use combined with the most powerful creative features.
Personally, I’m more excited than ever to use Traktor. I travel a lot these days and it just isn’t possible for me to carry my mixer and cdj’s everywhere I go. With Traktor Pro 2, the Traktor Kontrol S4, and Bose Computer MusicMonitor Speakers, I can carry everything in a carry-on bag and be mixing anywhere… plus I’ll be even lighter minus the UDG Slingbag full of CD’s… hmmm… maybe I could even stop burning cds. I’m now more convinced than ever to go with Traktor as a total DJ solution!
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