The MASCHINE and TRAKTOR workflows can now easily sync together with the use of the Ableton Link software that allows many different platforms to work in harmony without the use of an additional MIDI clock style setup. The MASCHINE 2.5.5 update is out now on Native Access, and TRAKTOR PRO 2.11 update is out now on the Service Center which will allow the Ableton Link to communicate with the two. Check out the video below to see how simple this is to setup and the possibilities that this can bring from its users...
[Video] Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus Traktor HID Tutorial
The new Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus has a lot of new functions and updates from the original CDJ-2000 that will allow DJ's to sync songs together with the touch of a button and it can also work in perfect harmony with the new Traktor Pro 2.6 DJ software. We reviewed the CDJ-2000nexus and showed you just how easy it is to get the CDJ-2000nexus working with the Traktor Pro 2.6 software, but Pioneer DJ does one better with a full video tutorial showing DJ's how to connect and use them in seamless HID mode. Check out the video tutorial after the jump.
Traktor Kontrol F1 Moldover Video
The new Traktor Pro 2.5 software and Traktor Kontrol F1 Controller are set to arrive on store shelves everywhere next month. In the meantime, Native Instruments is providing us with a slew of new videos and information regarding the new 2.5 software update and F1 controller to hold everyone over until the actual release. This new video will show controllerist Moldover combining two F1 controllers with his Traktor Kontrol S4 in order to unlock the full potential of Traktor's new Remix Decks. Check out the full video inside along with a quick breakdown from yours truly.
[Video] Traktor DJ Cable Released
Just as I'm heading out the door to drive less than an hour away to the DJ Expo in Atlantic City, Native Instruments sends me a new press release about their new Traktor DJ Cable. The Traktor DJ Cable is now available for only $19.99 and it works as a DJ splitter cable which turns one eighth-inch output into two separate output sockets. This is imperative for DJ's as one output is used to cue (or pre-listen) to the music in the headphones while the audience listens to the master output through the speakers.
TRAKTOR 2.6.1 Update: Harmonic mixing & TRAKTOR DJ Sync
The TRAKTOR 2.6.1 update is out now via Service Center. This update is free to all TRAKTOR PRO 2 users and lets you seamlessly sync meta data for your tracks from TRAKTOR DJ to TRAKTOR PRO and back including all BPM, beat grid and cue point information*. What’s more, this update also introduces TRAKTOR DJ’s key and downbeat detection for smooth harmonic mixing and formidable beat gridding. Check out the press release and links download inside.
[Video] DJ Shiftee Takes on Traktor DJ
The Traktor DJ App for the iPad has been out for a few months now and DJ's are finally starting to find their own with the software and make some cool mashups and remixes using this compact setup. DJ Shiftee, who always does his thing on the Traktor gear videos, has now released his Demo video of him getting busy with the Traktor DJ App on the go in the streets of Berlin. Check out what DJ Shiftee was able to come up with and then get out there and come up with your own trickery on the Traktor DJ App.
NI Traktor Kontrol F1 Controller & Traktor PRO 2.5 Announced! (Video)
Our good friends over at Native Instruments are never ones to quit while they are ahead in the DJ software game. This is a great thing for DJ's all over the world because we get to reap the benefits of this new age of digital DJ competition and all the new digital hardware and software goodness it brings. Introducing the new Traktor Kontrol F1 Pad-Based DJ controller that was built to control the new Remix Decks included in the all new Traktor PRO 2.5 software update along with other new functions and features. Check out the full press release, info links, and Demo video inside.
Native Instruments Komplete & Maschine Updates [Video]
Late last year, we reviewed the new Native Instruments Powerful tools that allow producers to make music of all styles and genres. The Native Instruments Maschine Studio easily allows users to bang out beats on the drum pads while the Native Instruments Komplete Keyboards made it simple to add a melody to the rhythm. Now Native Instruments has integrated the Maschine Studio with the Komplete Keyboards to make an easy and intuitive workflow for production.
[Video] Numark 4TRAK Traktor 2.6 Mapping
The Numark 4Trak is one of my favorite Digital DJ controllers ever made to control Traktor and they've recently released a brand new mapping file on their website to update the unit to work seamlessly with the new Traktor 2.6 updates. The new Flux Mode and Macro FX in Traktor 2.6 are very easy to use on the 4TRAK now thanks to the new file release and Jason from Numark is here to give you all the details in this latest video tutorial. Peep the video after the jump.