Apple rolled out their latest operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, earlier this week. It might seem like a great idea to upgrade right away but it may affect your Native Instruments products. There has been some reported compatibility and performance issues between the new operating system and Native Instruments hardware. Today, Native Instruments emailed […]
Native Instruments has released a new update to the iOS-only Traktor DJ app, version 1.5, with the most prominent new feature being a brand new performance mode, SuperSlicer, that combines a number of different effects into one.
At DJ Techtools, we're always the lookout for unique topics for tutorials and demos. Sometimes the best stuff is very simple but often overlooked. In this video, we'll take a look at the Layout Manager in Traktor Pro and Traktor Scratch Pro to help you maximize that screen real estate for any type of DJing situation.
Marketing, promotion, and tricks aside, transitioning from one song to another is at the core of what every DJ does. Therefore it's not surprising that one of the most requested tutorials continues to be how to use effects for transitioning between tracks. Though there are many gratuitous and overboard uses of effects out there, they can be masterfully utilized as powerful mixing tools to shape sounds and make room for new tracks. In today's video, I am happy to share two of my very favorites.
Many of you know that I have spent the past 10 years searching for ways to expand the creative possibilities of djing. While mixing 2 songs offer a wold of possibility, many of us wanted to take things further into musical territory. This has taken us through cue-point juggling, crazy effects combinations, complex looping and […]
Over the past few months, we’ve amassed a sizable collection of guitar effects pedals and delved deep into their usability for DJs. Today Ean Golden shares with you some tips and tricks on how to integrate these awesome analog/digital effects into your digital DJ setup while also offering recommendations on which models sound the best.
The new Kontrol S4/S2 MK2 controllers are in stores today (and yes, they’re in stock at the DJTT store) – and Native Instruments has released two videos showing off exactly how basic and advanced functions inside of the iOS Traktor DJ app are accessed using the new hardware. The first video (above) is relatively basic, […]
After much speculation: Native Instruments is today finally announcing the next generation of the Traktor Kontrol S2 and Kontrol S4 controllers. In addition to new aluminum jogwheels and upgrading the controls to match advances in Traktor Pro, both units are now compatible with the Traktor DJ iPad/iPhone application. Read on for all the info, a […]