• http://01111 maor

    tenks

  • INeedGoodAdvice

    so if im fucking with traktor and all i do is sync, mix from song to song, and use the effects (like flanger, filter, phaser and so on) in easy mode (3 effects per deck). what mixer is most preferable. no price. i just want a mixer that looks close to what i have set up on my screen, feel me? answers please

  • http://www.soundnoir.net Andrey

    I’ve been really looking forward to using the new Traktor Pro on my 2008 Macbook Pro (bought in large part for this very purpose)…

    Bummer, since what I got is a system way less stable than my old Sony Vaio with Traktor 3.3 on Win XP – there are lags, glitches, audible distortions when using key correction, the SYNC does not work well at all! In 3.3 you could generally just hit Play and 9 out of 10 songs would play more or less in time, needing only minor correction. Traktor Pro almost NEVER starts them in time – the BPMs might be synchronized but for some reason it does not wait for the downbeat to start, unlike 3.3. (That with me playing mostly easy to count 4/4 tracks)

    It froze twice already which did not happen before

    Design-wise it looks cool and all but I LIKED old Traktor’s custamizable panels – I thought that was one of the better features – it took 10 min to set them up but then you had exactly what you wanted to see in front of your eyes, switchable to all the secondary panels with just one press of the key – and different layouts could be mapped to numeric keys which made for quick switching between the modes. This is all gone in Pro.

    I hope that at least the basic functionality of the program will be fixed by updates. Strange: I was expecting a more polished and stable version of the same soft that was already pretty good – instead got something that is very new and shiny on the surface yet doesn’t work as well. Made me feel like I bought into all the fancy NI ads.

    To be fair I should spend a few more days with it and try it out in conjunction with vinyl/Audio8DJ which is my preffered mode (and the sync issues do not matter in it)

    Looks like I’m reverting to 3.4 for now and thinking of alternatives.

  • http://tos.network.in.rs ToS

    Amen!

  • Veydah

    I liked the way previous Traktor’s interface was more customizable. I liked the ability to have my screen look like a jet overhead panel. I liked the ability to see and change all, or at least most, aspects of my mix.
    Sorry guys, the new Traktor Pro is just too different, too dumbed down. It caters to a different kind of DJ, someone smashing buttons and using lots of samples and loops wildly, as opposed to thoughful tweaking of numerous parameters.
    I’m not upgrading yet.

  • http://www.silvercreekdjanddance.com Jamie H.

    [quote comment=""][...] Take a quick look inside the new Traktor Pro interface from Native instruments. visit http://www.djtechtools.com/2008/10/16… for the full [...][/quote]

    I'm new to the computer DJ thing – I'm afraid I'm still using CD's. Been DJing for 15 years but only do dances, country & ballroom, and weddings, and parties (no clubs). Won't be using all the scratching and mixing. I'm more interested in the fundamentals…about the play lists, the number of description columns…I'm assuming it has a fader and will automatically fade into the next song…sorry, but I need basic help to make my decision…..thx, jamie

  • http://www.aaron-couch.com Aaron

    where do i go to learn how to do the midi mapping for my vci-100 so that it will do scratching with traktor scratch pro

  • Anonymous

    [quote comment=""][...] Take a quick look inside the new Traktor Pro interface from Native instruments. visit http://www.djtechtools.com/2008/10/16… for the full [...][/quote]

    Traktor pro sux real bad!!! Changes were mad uneccessarily. Major issues with decks calculating correct BPM!!! You want the public to spend all this money for software that simply does NOT work? 'get it together people!!!" Traktor 3 works WAY better than traktor pro.

  • kristoffer

    hiya ean,

    just wanted to confirm somthing here. with traktor scratch pro can you have a faderfox dx2 plugged in and through traktor asign any of the buttons to any part of the traktor interface. of course the labeling would be wrong when reasigned but nothing abit of paper pen and sticky tape wont fix.

    plus a secondary question to you and evryone else i am using timecoded vinyl plus traktor scratch pro and want a small compat device that i can map looping functions and efx funtions to etc so i can control loop funtions from this device faderfox is the only one im noticing at theminute but have you guys got any other sugestions?

    thnks kris

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    [quote comment="14865"]Ean, what happen to the write and read commands in pro when you right click are they some where else. and is their a mapping, tsi, for the vci 100 silver.

    much respect[/quote]

    yes their mapping is for the VCI-100 silver but we just published our own mapping that will work with all VCI-100's.

    http://www.djtechtools.com/2008/11/10/vci-100se-t

    thats a good question- and one I am still trying to find the answer to

  • Tyrone

    [quote comment=""][...] Take a quick look inside the new Traktor Pro interface from Native instruments. visit http://www.djtechtools.com/2008/10/16… for the full [...][/quote]

  • Tyrone

    Ean, what happen to the write and read commands in pro when you right click are they some where else. and is their a mapping, tsi, for the vci 100 silver.
    much respect

  • http://tos.network.in.rs DJ ToS

    Word! Brian

    It seems that developing Traktor takes too much time/money/resources. Therefore they've been gathering all forum ideas and delayed this version until it was the right time (did the ITCH release triggered it, I can't remember).

    Many companies make additional (free) tools for handling files (ie: MixMeister BPM Analyzer) but NI does not have time to make one easy Traktor mp3 ID tag editor even after many accusations that their editor/tagger does not work well. Maybe I don't want to start T3 every time just to edit one song, overkill is the word. While on the subject, anyone saw directory mp3 player "1by1". That's the amount of spartan interface (and speed) I'd like to experience while dditing vast amount of tags.

    NI does a great job with every release but it seems like they're undermanned for the task of keeping all of their sofware up-to date/wishes. I hope the're having fat paychecks for my money this time is going to be spent on booze and cracked version here I come.

    I am a software developer, and I dont like beeing held by the balls. Love.

  • http://myspace.com/synapticflow Brian

    This is too expensive when have already paid for T3. Also features like the large effects selection should've been there some time ago.

  • doru

    [quote comment=""][...] Take a quick look inside the new Traktor Pro interface from Native instruments. visit http://www.djtechtools.com/2008/10/16… for the full [...][/quote]

    [quote comment="14543"]i want to see how well the auto beat grid works. i mean, i like setting them up myself, but it can get a bit boring after the first 100. also i would like to ask if NI has implemented ways to overwrite the bpm's of songs that are already there.

    i made the mistake of letting Mixed In Key tag in the tempo, and for some reason it leaves it as a whole number (when i try to delete the bpm from the tag it shows up as 0 bpm in traktor and won't analyze), which does not do me well in Traktor, since the track is off by a few hundredths of a beat per minute

    i still cannot configure Traktor 3 to overwrite the current BPM and analyze it according to its own algorithm. Any help with that?[/quote]

    maybe delete them from the collection, add them again and analyze again? have u tried that?

  • http://www.djnellymerc.com Nelson

    call me crazy or maybe my music doesnt have the correct beat grids but the sync feature is no where near what i thought it would be. everyone is talking it up and i am disappointed. maybe i just need a tutorial about it. any help???

  • http://www.myspace.com/lockmess DJ Lock Mess

    Hello to all on DJ Techtools!
    I just downloaded my free upgrade to Traktor Scratch Pro and was pleasantly surprised.
    As mentioned in the review, it has been simplified, and for me this solves a lot to the issues I was having with the earlier version. Don’t get me wrong I wont be trashing the original Traktor 3 /Scratch anytime soon. The new set up will make it a lot easer to use in a live setting, what do I mean by that? Well see I play in a band, and I’ve found Traktor a great tool for writing, remixing, and just plain experimenting. I have been hesitant to incorporate Traktor into my live rig. I currently down sizes to a Rane TTM56 Mixer, Korg KP2, my trusty Roland SP808 Sampler, and yes I do say the “best turntable” for playing on stage with a full band the Numark TTX.
    OK..OK…Yes I still have 1200′s at home and love them, but they were never stable enough to withstand a jumping guitar player. Anyway as we head into the studio to record or next album, Traktor Pro will be a important part of my new rig. The new easy to access features will give me the quick access to effects, looping and cue points.
    All of which will take over some of the duty’s of my sampler, and give me back turntable control of those sounds. The new effects section will be used to control my Pre- Kaoss Pad effects so I can leave the KP2 for strictly delay’s. The next big thing is to get a new midi controller, and yes I would love to have a VCI-100 but I am looking for other options, any suggestions? Over all I think that the new Traktor Pro is great and I’m glad I have both versions “old and new” there is plenty of room for both in my studio.
    -DJ Lock Mess
    http://www.myspace.com/lockmess

  • Felix

    [quote comment=""][...] Take a quick look inside the new Traktor Pro interface from Native instruments. visit http://www.djtechtools.com/2008/10/16… for the full [...][/quote]

    Thanks ChachaKoala for the fast responce, I visited the shop before and they havent posted the traktor and scratch owner free upgrade. I did read a threat saying they will post that soon.

  • JSanch

    Hey Ean,

    Can you explain the radically improved internal and external SYNC and auto beat grid?

    I'm an Ableton user who has dabbled in Traktor and could never get the SYNC and beat grids to line up. Many of my songs will never line up unless I'm constantly adjusting the pitch. I love the song browser in Traktor and I would totally switch if the SYNC was improved to match up tunes with the power of Ableton.

    Thanks

  • Chachakoala

    @Felix: you have to shop online first i guess, choose an upgrade from Traktor + Scratch

  • kk

    [quote comment="14711"]traktor pro does have midi learn capacity and it will also support many dj controllers natively.[/quote]

    [quote comment=""][...]

    Are you using the VCI-300 with Traktor Pro successfully as of yet? I see that Pro doesn't come with a template for this controller….and my questions on the board weren't answered…so I wasn't clear if it is supported….

    I haven't hooked it up to try it yet either….

  • Felix

    Hello Ean, I was looking for the download section for Pro for users with Traktor 3 and scratch and I couldnt find it. Can you direct me to the link or place. I would appreciate it.

    thanks,

    Felix

  • camus

    Awesome , i will update my tracktor 3 i guess.

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    traktor pro does have midi learn capacity and it will also support many dj controllers natively.

  • http://tos.network.in.rs DJ ToS

    I rest my case. (BTW, the question is: does Traktor Pro have midi learning.)

  • Poltone

    faderfox dx2 doesen't have midi learning option…

    so without midi maps for traktor pro i will have to stay wth traktor 3 I guess…

  • http://tos.network.in.rs DJ ToS

    @Poltone: Can't you think of your own MIDI settings.

    Damn! Learn your instrument BOOOYYYY.

  • Poltone

    I just got new-shining faderfox micromodul dx2, hoping there will be midi mapings available for it soon, otherwise I gonna stay with Traktor 3

  • Paul

    Thank you Ean! You saved my life ! ;)

  • Ean Golden

    [quote comment="14646"]Are there tks files planed to be released for the vci 100b?[/quote]

    Yes absolutely, Traktor is going to be supporting most digital dj devices natively and then we will be creating our own special mappings for most of the major controllers.

  • Peter F.

    [quote post="820"]Double A Ron

    Oct 23rd, 2008 at 3:10 pm Quote

    Hi Ean,

    Im well excited bout this release but I am wondering if it will be compatible with the good old vci 100, not the se version, just standard? Im seein a lot of talk about se but not the origional version! Also, will there be a .tks for the origiona vci 100? If someone could let me know that would be great, as it will make or break the deal for me!

    Double A[/quote]

    Can somebody answer his question? It would be very nice!

  • http://jurzysta.com Radziecki

    No Native Mix recorder?! COME ON! It's one of the most used features! NI: Please, pleeeeeeeeeeeaaase, bring it back!

  • Double A Ron

    Hi Ean,

    Im well excited bout this release but I am wondering if it will be compatible with the good old vci 100, not the se version, just standard? Im seein a lot of talk about se but not the origional version! Also, will there be a .tks for the origiona vci 100? If someone could let me know that would be great, as it will make or break the deal for me!

    Double A

  • Paul

    Are there tks files planed to be released for the vci 100b?

  • Paul

    Everybody is asking for tks files for the vci 100SE…Can somebody tell me if traktor pro will work with the vci 100b ???

  • Walid Ismail

    WHEN IS THE DEMO RELEASED??? The guy in the traktor pro videos said i could download it today after watching those short, teasing videos. HE LIED TO ME!!! i hope it comes out really soon, i wanna play with it NOW!!!! EXCRUTIATING!!! AHHHH!!

  • http://www.socialpest.com SOCIALPEST

    I'm looking forward to giving this a run out. It seems to address a lot of the issues I have with Traktor. The revised cue and loops looks particularly interesting.

  • Ryan Catcher

    couple questions:

    can you drag and drop the album artwork into traktor pro?

    and also: can you remove the column so it doesn't display the artwork?

  • Brett Haynes

    [quote comment=""][...] Offizielle Microsite zu den Traktor Pro Produkten von Native Instruments… » Ein grobes Vorabreview auf djtechtools.com… » Ankündigung und grosse Screenshots des neuen Interfaces auf Scratchworx… » [...][/quote]

    The interface looks pretty good. I was rather hoping they would come up with a 3-deck view though. Is there any way to get 3 decks side by side? When you switch to the 4-deck view you lose far too much screen real estate. I think if there was a way to fit decks A, B and C in one line that would be ideal…

  • Blast Master D

    [/quote] It will work very well! Now that pro has duplicated our custom double filter function we will have to get creative with that knob but I have some ideas on how it will actually work out very nicely. We will release a TKS sometime soon that matches the SE labeling.[/quote]

    Nice one Ean.

    I've been testing the TPro BETA now for some time and am not interested in upgrading until your VCI-100 SE is working as before (or better

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    [quote comment="14585"]So Ean, from your experience of Traktor PRO, how well will it map to/work with our beloved VCI-100SE?[/quote]

    It will work very well! Now that pro has duplicated our custom double filter function we will have to get creative with that knob but I have some ideas on how it will actually work out very nicely. We will release a TKS sometime soon that matches the SE labeling.

  • dani

    whats the system req?& is it compatible with BCD2000?

  • http://trigitaliz.com trigitaliz

    damn now i have to buy a new computer :( with all that gfx … i got only 1024*768 on my lappy bummer ….

  • Ajay

    So Ean, from your experience of Traktor PRO, how well will it map to/work with our beloved VCI-100SE?

  • midifidler

    NI have said they will be adding the Native Recorder in later updates so its not gone for good…

  • Bruno Buccolo

    Very well written. I loved the article itself.

    I can see some serious reasons for the upgrade.

    Loved the new UI.

    PS: If you ever get tired of djing (yeah, right!), you could definately live off blogging.

    Cheers!

  • Rick

    Cool Traktor upgrade. I def. want it but I was just wondering how it will impact the VCI & VCI SE (hopefully not too much) in terms of being able to map everything with a comfortable contol layout. Please work your magic, Ean! ;)

  • http://www.tracklists.ca Andre LeFort

    DJ PEP, the native mix recorder is different from the audio recorder in Traktor. The audio recorder will still be included, from what I can tell, and I think that is what you are referring to.

    The Native Mix Recorder actually records all the actions within Traktor, not just the audio signal you are feeding it.

  • DJ PEP

    No Native Mix Recorder?

    Does this mean that we cannot record our mixes?

    If so, I am sticking to the current version…thats a biggy for me!

  • http://adrian.thomas-prestemon.com ATP

    One more thing…it amuses me that I heard about this from DJTT before I got the NI email newsletter about it.

  • max

    It would be nice to know if there is native support for 14 bit midi channel. Anybody?

  • DJ A.K

    Any idea if 14bit MIDI channels are now native supported so VCI-300 would work fully?

  • Mat

    I'm doing a lot of radio-style mixing and I was really hoping this would finally contain a software sampler, even if it's a very simple and small one. I know I can make a track that has all the sounds in it and just assign cuepoints, but this is just a pain in the rear as they're not really static until the end of time :/ Anyone tried djDecks here? How is it in general & in regards to the sampler?

  • im

    YES ! For Free :)

    Bye Bye ugly brown color…

  • soulpixel

    If you really want to upgrade Traktor to anything, try mixvibes producer.

  • chris combe

    typo: "auto beat brid"

    I am really keen to see what Ean can do with this version seeing as he has no doubt been involved in feature requests and the direction of the application.

    Ean do you know if Traktor Pro will come with out of the box tks files like v3.X does? this could be quite handy for us at least until you make a vci-100 se version :) also have the midi page issues been sorted.. will 4 deck setup on vci-100 se be a reality etc..

  • http://tos.network.in.rs ToS

    While switching from T2 to T3 I had a feeling like my hands were severed off. The changes in GUI were too big that I was practically ovverhauled by my (dj) friends. Hopefully this won't be the issue with this version.

    Benny, beeing mad about removing the NI Mix recorder is saying one thing about you…and that's saad.

    It is a good thing to see NI keeping up with development. If they have done this right there will be more users for them, less for serato.

    I still miss fixed gui of T2. :-) It reminds me of DOS Fast-Tracker software.

  • ss714ss

    Hell Yes!!! FOR FREEE WWOOOOOO… traktor scratch and traktor 3 hahah..

    Can't wait.. for traktor pro

  • Walid Ismail

    [quote comment="14545"]From the features i understood there will be some kind of auto-beat matching improvements, like VDJ…[/quote]

    yea vdj does a decent job of auto beatgrids, but not the best, i would think traktor developers would have spent a lot of time with perfecting their algorithm.

  • DJ A.K

    From the features i understood there will be some kind of auto-beat matching improvements, like VDJ…

  • Andrew

    I might just stick with Traktor 3 depending how well it goes with my EeePC 1000. Or maybe I'll just get a new laptop altogether if Traktor Pro is that much better.

  • Walid Ismail

    i want to see how well the auto beat grid works. i mean, i like setting them up myself, but it can get a bit boring after the first 100. also i would like to ask if NI has implemented ways to overwrite the bpm's of songs that are already there.

    i made the mistake of letting Mixed In Key tag in the tempo, and for some reason it leaves it as a whole number (when i try to delete the bpm from the tag it shows up as 0 bpm in traktor and won't analyze), which does not do me well in Traktor, since the track is off by a few hundredths of a beat per minute

    i still cannot configure Traktor 3 to overwrite the current BPM and analyze it according to its own algorithm. Any help with that?

  • http://www.submusica.com Dudu P

    What can I say, it was about time. It seems that those major developments made by Ableton and Torq had finally made NI scratch themselves.

    I really hope that it won't break user flow too much, specially for VCI-100 owners.

  • Chris combe

    wicked bring on november 1st!!!

    hope you will have a vci-100 se file ready for us ean since you get to beta test it… any word on the new midi functionality??

  • http://www.ovadoze.com Danny Pepperseed

    It looks like an interesting package with nice new features. However, at the Traktor Pro website I noticed the following about system requirements:

    Windows® XP (SP2, 32 Bit)/Vista (SP1, 32 Bit, 64 Bit), Pentium IV or Athlon 1.4 GHz (SSE1), 1 GB RAM

    Mac OS® X 10.4, Intel® Core™ Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM

    This looks like I can't use Traktor Pro on my good old Mac G5 on which I am currently running T3 in my studio :-(

    Also was hoping Traktor Pro would allow plug-ins, so for example you could strap a Vintage Warmer on the master output. Ean, do you know if this ever has been considered by NI?

    Best regards,

    Danny

  • Walid Ismail

    PRE ORDERED !!

  • groovemixer

    humm looks good to me!!! cant wait till nov 1st!!!

  • http://www.GRBeats.com DJ G-R-Bs

    Traktor Pro looks so bold and professional! GUI is crazy and 20 EFX, cue points, loop, etc.You can't beat that!

    Ean, will you be making an TSK of Traktor Pro to use with VCI-100?

    Do you know if all the buttons in Traktor Pro will fit on the VCI-100?

    Thanks!

  • http://www.nem0nic.com nem0nic

    [quote]Anyone know if you can install Traktor 3.4 and Traktor Pro side by side or do we have to jump straight into the deep end? [/quote]

    Traktor Pro and Traktor 3.4 install on the same machine with no issues I was able to determine. They seem to run fine together.

  • Zezi

    I cant wait to try demo version… Loks realy cool, loops ar crazy, 20 effect's, cue point… :D

  • mycole (B33SON)

    Anyone know if you can install Traktor 3.4 and Traktor Pro side by side or do we have to jump straight into the deep end?

    Second, how has midi mapping improved? Please tell me you can click on buttons/knobs in the GUI and assign them to your controller.

  • JesC

    Ean, so if I have Traktor 3 & Scratch the upgrade is free?

  • aiden

    I'm gonna guess and say that if you have an SE and u upgrade, u'll have to get the upgrade chip and wait for an upgrade to the firmware (or use a midi translator); as well as wait for (or create) a new tks.

    ..and, just when i thought my SE was special. No, but i will be waiting this one out on the sidelines for a while.

  • http://domas.podomatic.com Domas

    I'm really happy with these changes. The UI stuff is huge.

  • http://blancodisco.com benny blanco®

    I second the >>> ean make a new VCI-100 SE file for the new version.

    I'm sorely pissed about the missing Native Mix Recorder for now.

    I REALLY REALLY use native mix recorder all the time. Just seems it will come in a later update.

    But overall, this update seems fresh, and for me, happy to see that it will be free.

  • DJLp

    I guess this goes without saying but hopefully you (Ean) will have a TKS that works with Pro. I'm willing to switch and experiment as soon as the upgrade link appears as long as there's an SE tks file to go along with it! Not to mention a few Ean "how-to" videos to go along with it. It looks pretty user-friendly but I could use some more detail on how to work the various effects & new cue system.

  • rBOB

    Is there VST support for software sequencers?

  • http://www.thebeatworx.com The Beat Worx

    This is coming in less than a month and available to existing users of Traktor 3 AND Traktor Scratch? Or existing users of Traktor 3 OR Traktor Scratch?

    Regardless, the need for "blank" VCI face plates should definitely be on my X-mas wish list in order for proper labelling of the controller…

  • Taz

    The GUI looks great. I hope it doesn’t become a restricting program for DJs by losing some of the old features.

  • kidfromkibbly

    Ah video is working now.

    I'm glad to at last see more effects and the ability to use three on a deck now.

    The Cue point system is much better for Controllerists now with all those assignable slots.

    Good riddance to the panels system I say. It was clunky and could never be properly organised.

  • Sheph

    Oh my! I'm still trying to master Traktor 3.4!

    decisions, decisions…

  • kidfromkibbly

    DJTT always first with the best news. But has the video already been stripped off YouTube by the powers that be?

    Traktor Pro looks pretty damn awesome, and seeing as I'm a sucker for new and fancy looking software, will probably be purchased in the near future.

    Some collaborative efforts are needed I think from the community to create a functional .tks for Traktor Pro?