Serato recently introduced a new plug-in, Pitch N' Time, that claims to be the best DJ keylock algorithm on the market. Want to slow down a track 40% and keep it in key? It takes a powerful engine to make that happen. Today we investigate how well keylock works in three softwares - read more inside and listen for yourself.
One of the frustrating things about using timecode systems is that they require an official soundcard that works with your DJ software of choice. If you want to use an alternative piece of hardware, you're out of luck. Today we're sharing a tutorial found on YouTube from "DJChadG" on how to get a mixer (in this case the DB2 or DB4) working with Traktor Scratch Pro.
At the end of a long night behind the decks, it's tough to remember all the tracks you've played over the course of a few hours. Thankfully, both Serato and Traktor have a few very useful built-in features for sharing your sets. Read on to learn some of the lesser-known playlist secrets in both softwares.
Native Instruments announced this morning that they’re dropping the Kontrol Z2‘s price for a February “Heavy Valentine” sales special – marked down about $200 (25%) to a new price of $599 / €599. This becomes especially valuable to new Traktor users who don’t have a full version of the software yet, as the $599 pricetag […]
Looks like the recent release of 2.6.6 of Traktor caused major issues for some users who use Traktor’s collection-based playlists. Native Instruments has issued an “emergency” update to Traktor Pro to 2.7.7 which corrects for some major corruption issues. The update also requires complete deactivation of Metadata Sync (likely because the code was rolled back […]
In the three years since the original Kontrol S4 dropped, Native Instruments added Remix Decks, Flux Mode, and the Traktor DJ app to the Traktor lexicon. The Kontrol S4 MK2 and S2 MK2 refresh the series to keep up with the software’s progression. Is all that growth worth a shrinkage to your bank account? Judge these beautiful […]
Native Instruments released a new incremental update to Traktor Pro early this morning, wrapping in a number of small bug fixes and features into an update that largely focuses on adding Kontrol S2/S4 MK2 integration in time for the controllers’ release date next Monday. The major improvements address auto-gain interface issues, track analysis stability, and […]
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 […]