Harmonic mixing has become an integral part of a lot of digital DJs arsenals, reflected by the presence of key detection algorithms in a variety of softwares. We last stood just three entrants against each other in a harmonic showdown in 2012, but this year we've got 12 different algorithms competing in our key detection comparison. How does Traktor Pro fare versus Traktor DJ? Is Rekordbox reliable? Is the new Mixed In Key worth an upgrade?
Happy holidays! Two of the industry’s heavyweights, Ableton and Native Instruments, are taking Santa’s job and delivering free goodies to producers and DJs around the world this week. ABLETON DRUM PACK First, Ableton has just released a free 483 MB comprehensive package of some of the top drum loops in the Sample Magic back catalog. […]
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 […]
We’re well into our own Black Friday madness in the DJTT store, but we’re not the only people out there offering great deals on DJ products. A number of manufacturers are offering their own major discounts on software, gear, and accessories, and we’ve put together a quick round of the best. See them all inside […]
Looks like the update warning from Native Instruments a few weeks ago still hasn’t been completely resolved – the Traktor team sent out this message this morning to users warning them that even though the software side seems to be working fine on iOS7, the new Kontrol S4 and S2 MK2 hardware continues to have […]
Crafted deep in the Photoshop department at DJ TechTools HQ this afternoon, we’ve decided to take the rampant speculation and subtext from yesterday’s Maschine Studio announcement to share our speculation on what the next Traktor controller (we’re speculatively naming it the Kontrol S4 MK3) will look like. Maschine Studio Screens: Native Instruments clearly spent tons of development […]
Hot off the presses, a note of warning from Native Instruments advising users of Traktor DJ (and we would guess, iMaschine) to hold off on updating to iOS 7 on their iPhones and iPads. The new operating system, released to the public earlier today, apparently has caused a number of performance problems for audio applications. So […]
Native Instruments has announced their cheapest DJ product of the year – a simple splitter cable that takes a headphone output and splits it into two outputs, one for a master out and the other for a precue. Essentially, the Traktor DJ Cable is a basic stereo splitter that then allows DJ software to send mono […]