• Jake Hale

    IDK if this will notify anyone but I would love to see an update of this article…

  • Big Blender

    It’s been 4 years since this article has been written.

    I am wondering; are there any of these add-ons still alive?
    and does anybody know of any new tools?
    I was looking for a good Playlist management (Add-on) tool for Traktor & iTunes, but didn’t find it yet.
    Maybe a good idea to write such an article and name the current state of tools.

  • Cyribro

    I couldn’t get APE to work on Mac… I’ve tried “Rapid Evolution” and the UI kind of sucks… Have at it though, you might end up liking it.

  • DJ DblA

    Anybody able to point to any resources on HOW these plugins are created if you have a programming background?

  • http://twitter.com/staticshokx Nilesh Parmar

    great, nothing for the mac then!

  • BiBu Batzemann

    Why are you argueing about the look of Traktor? Traktor is a professional tool for Pro-DJs. I like the look of traktor, because it’s always the same. So I got no problems using a laptop that’s not mine…
    The sound matters, not the look!

    By the way, forget about that lame VirtualDJ. I have never seen a ProDJ using it…

    • Abc

      A few pro Deejay’s using VDJ the prog insn’t so bad that we can say that it is crap. It has some good features and it has some bad features like Traktor X.
      And I’ll think that Kids and newbies using VDJ to learn some stuff for free because of the home edition. But in my opinion software pogramms should always ur second choice. Keep that in mind!

    • Abc

      A few pro Deejay’s using VDJ the prog insn’t so bad that we can say that it is crap. It has some good features and it has some bad features like Traktor X.
      And I’ll think that Kids and newbies using VDJ to learn some stuff for free because of the home edition. But in my opinion software pogramms should always ur second choice. Keep that in mind!

    • Abc

      A few pro Deejay’s using VDJ the prog insn’t so bad that we can say that it is crap. It has some good features and it has some bad features like Traktor X.
      And I’ll think that Kids and newbies using VDJ to learn some stuff for free because of the home edition. But in my opinion software pogramms should always ur second choice. Keep that in mind!

    • Abc

      A few pro Deejay’s using VDJ the prog insn’t so bad that we can say that it is crap. It has some good features and it has some bad features like Traktor X.
      And I’ll think that Kids and newbies using VDJ to learn some stuff for free because of the home edition. But in my opinion software pogramms should always ur second choice. Keep that in mind!

  • G.Brown

    I know this isn’t the place for it, but what i’d really like to see in Traktor Pro is the spinning album without having to be a Scratch user. I don’t know why they don’t or didn’t see that as beneficial to the controllerist… but it seems pretty standard to all djay software but traktor…

    as far as the look of traktor, it doesn’t bother me the way it bothers a lot of other people. give me better beat detection (for hip-hop and old school soul) and the spinning album next to the scrolling wave and i’m good

  • eddie

    does anyone know of an utility that allows for swapping TSI’s when using traktor LE? I have 4 TSI’s and I have to manually rename them everytime I’m going to use traktor in a different setting…

  • http://www.stackinpaper.com keebs

    Oh, and thanks for the article too, it’s a great resource.

  • http://www.stackinpaper.com keebs

    I know it’s been said already, but I want to throw my “The TSI editor built into Traktor is horrible and needs to be fixed” comment in here too in case NI’s counting.

    The lack of ability to even *resize* the window is just absurd. I just programmed a LaunchPad and Nocturn to Traktor and it was the most tedious thing I’ve done in a long time. Considering the release of their new X1 controller, it seems more time’s being spent on how to sell you hardware than it is to let users expand the possibilities of their software.

  • http://ifnotwhynot.me DJSDive

    I think Trainspotter was sold short by you:
    “Tags all tracks that you have previously mixed together by querying your playlist history – now when you search for the current artist and track name in Traktor, the results show all the tracks that have followed it.”

    I think there is a lot of potential in this app that lifts it far beyond being yet another “fix missing fields in id3 tags” tool.

  • http://www.membersonlyav.com Mikul

    are there any plug ins for traktor to run the wave forms vertical and next to each other like serato?

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  • chill

    i still hate that in traktor pro there is no option to lock a playlist completely. i know consolidating clearly, but it is not the same, any ideas about a workaround to lock a playlist?

    cheers
    chill

  • LINGDUM

    [quote comment="23875"][quote comment="23849"]Someone needs to make a simple “SKIN” changer … would be Awesome to get some different color’s in there …. REALLY ….[/quote]
    please… if anyone makes a skin changer for traktor i will cry. have you seen the state of virtualdj?[/quote]

    You can use this!

    http://nocturne.en.softonic.com/mac

  • http://www.chromatouch.wordpress.com Leon Trimble

    [quote comment="23849"]Someone needs to make a simple “SKIN” changer … would be Awesome to get some different color’s in there …. REALLY ….[/quote]
    please… if anyone makes a skin changer for traktor i will cry. have you seen the state of virtualdj?

  • LINGDUM

    I post something on this thread:
    http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6345

    t’s a little plug-in that allow you to customize your desktop color. I found that it really useful for Traktor’s user
    http://nocturne.en.softonic.com/mac

  • http://www.djalexmartinez.com.ar Alex Martinez Parera

    sweety post =)

  • http://myspace.com/bobofuerte bobofuerte

    Is there any talk of a video mixing software add on like serato?

  • MIKIE

    Someone needs to make a simple “SKIN” changer … would be Awesome to get some different color’s in there …. REALLY ….

  • http://soundcloud.com/groups/fleater fleater

    [quote comment="23812"]I would REALLY like a tutorial on how exactly to use Traktor’s broaddcast feature.

    I have tried to set up scrobbler, but ran into problems. Maybe a tutorial on that too would be helpful.[/quote]
    PM me as user fleater in the forum and I will go through what I know. I have been broadcasting for some time now….

  • MY-T-M

    First of all i would like to mention i’ve been visiting this site since a year or so, but until recently the articles just keep coming~!
    Really great stuff, keep on going!

  • http://www.ali.dj Hedgehog

    @Double DutchDj:

    Yeah this will be my first multi-plattform tool, but give me some time. I have to finish another project beforehand.

  • http://facebook.com/djEddieK Eddie K

    Wicked article, i love the diversity of posts we’re seeing on DJTT lately :)

    Gonna try out metadata with my weekly netradio show tonight to see if it’s not too spammy.

  • Double DutchDj

    Cool post, love’n the Traktor pro launcher. Especially the different profile loader idea your brewing up, I guess there won’t be a mac version? Great work regardless tho!

  • Remote

    [quote comment="23816"]Oy, that awful mapping interface is the bane of my existence as a sometimes DJ. I love experimenting with different controller layouts but I just can’t deal with that mess.

    The plaintext TSIs of past versions of Traktor were at least negotiable but I’d love for someone to reverse-engineer whatever encoding they’re using now. If they played by the rules and saved the settings as real XML I would be happy to build an better editing tool, if only for my own use.[/quote]
    Agreed 100 times! O what I would do for a plain text .TSI! To be able to batch configure and write your setting instead the click, click, click, learn, assign, check.

    I’m currently building my Reloop DJIE2 config and damh it’s hard. I have so much more respect for Ean now seeing as he can put out a TSI that works without hundred thousand quirks to it.

  • http://johnholdun.com John Holdun

    Oy, that awful mapping interface is the bane of my existence as a sometimes DJ. I love experimenting with different controller layouts but I just can’t deal with that mess.

    The plaintext TSIs of past versions of Traktor were at least negotiable but I’d love for someone to reverse-engineer whatever encoding they’re using now. If they played by the rules and saved the settings as real XML I would be happy to build an better editing tool, if only for my own use.

  • Anonymous

    fantastic article
    thank you

  • http://www.djtechtools.com markkus

    I just wanted to give props to the author of this post, Hedgehog (Alexander Zigelski; http://www.ali.dj). He created some of the tools listed here, but he’s not in our system, so it says “Written by markkus” at the very top. Cheers.

  • nateboogee

    I would REALLY like a tutorial on how exactly to use Traktor’s broaddcast feature.

    I have tried to set up scrobbler, but ran into problems. Maybe a tutorial on that too would be helpful.

  • http://www.ali.dj Hedgehog

    If you make a Traktor-specific version which is easier to use I will include it in my list.

  • MiL0

    CloneThing – allows you to adjust any of Traktors GUI elements (as well as any other app) and move them around/stretch them to your liking.

    http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5489

  • http://blancodisco.com benny blanco®

    Trainspotter is awesome for tagging your tracks and getting your collection file all sorted out. I believe most of the kinks have been ironed out at this point.

  • Vinicius Hoffmann [Brazil]

    what i said sounds strange, i think that cryptographed is not the best word as it would degrade the performance instead, but I’m not finding the topic that rainer explained what happend…

  • Vinicius Hoffmann [Brazil]

    Nice markkus!
    I’m really sad about the TSI viewer not working in the 1.2.x versions of traktor, the mapping interface of traktor is awfull, I’m a beginner midi-mapper and I found it a pain to map with this screen and funcionalities.
    I want to automate more things and view my TSI on a larger window, with Filters on the top row and things like that.
    As Rainer told in the forums, NI had cryptographed the .tsi files for better performance

  • seeMARTINbreak

    wow… good stuff here
    cant wait to try them out!
    will leave feedback on how it goes