There comes a time in every DJ's career where mixing two decks is no longer creatively challenging. Three or more decks, cue point juggling and effects mastery are all ways to up the excitement, but they lack the creative expression of music making. It's at this point that drum machines, synths, and truly musical hardware can unlock new territory in DJing. In today's article, we will show you how to exactly that by connecting Native Instruments' Maschine with Traktor.
Anubus cutting, playing in synth, and finger drumming all over an original track.
Most DJ softwares don't use velocity sensitivity in their controls - but with more and more devices including them, why not? Today Ryan shares a quick tutorial on using velocity-sensitive pads to modulate effect parameters and Remix Deck volume in Traktor - read on to learn how and to download a free mapping for Maschine!
Native Instruments has released the latest iteration of Traktor Pro, version 2.6.6. Aside from finally fixing metadata synchronization between Traktor Pro and DJ (which broken when iOS 7 came out), the new update has added Remix Deck mappings for Maschine when using it as a controller. To use the mappings, you’ll want to load the […]
A-Trak‘s new episode in his Short Cuts series features a barbershop live remix of Duck Sauce’s latest single “It’s You” – crafted by DJ Shiftee. Armed with his all-gold-everything (Kontrol Z2 is the exception), Shiftee’s routine includes body tricks and Maschine manipulation that remind us why he topped the DMC DJ World Championship in 2009: […]