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Traktor 2.6.1, a 274.9 MB update, has been released today on Feb 20th and it gives us a few hints about the new Traktor DJ App.
Traktor Key Detection has been included in the program, along with Downbeat detection, plus something called “Metadata synchronization with Traktor DJ“
According to DJ Tech Tools, it seems as though there is a sync with drop box function. My guess is that track preparation is likely going to be a big part of this new Traktor iPad App, as I suggested in a previous article. I can just see a nml file being synced to your drop box that contains playlists and hopefully cue and loop markers.
I am downloading the new update as we speak, (which is available through your Service Centre) so have yet to see for myself the new improvements. (Edit Feb 21st – Please see more details below following my download)
The inclusion of this Key Detection Tool has been a long time coming for Traktor and will to some degree leave Mixed in Key a little redundant for Traktor users. For those working with an all Pioneer set up or the Serato users, they are still likely to use Mixed in Key or KeyFinder. KeyFinder is an open source key detection tool that we told you about a few months back, made by Ibsh from the NI Forums.
Ibsh has already ran some tests on the Traktor Key Detection Tool and has offered some praise for it’s accuracy. Some people have been noticing that it has been providing slightly different results, I would love to see some feedback on how you all think it is performing.
Heading into the preferences will instantly show you 2 new options
The MetaData Sync section is a where the magical syncing between Traktor, iTunes and the New Traktor DJ iPad App takes place. If you are not using iTunes to organize your music, now might be a good time to look into that if you are wanting to use the new iPad App that is?
The Analyze options section now contains the BPM detections settings along with Musical Key Settings.