There was much kerfuffle a few months ago about Flux Mode, the introduction of which caused quite a stir. There was excitement and confusion. The response was quite mixed and didnt see complete acceptance. So how are Native Instruments going to put this right and please some people….and is there an update in the pipeline
What is Flux
For those that missed it, or indeed, just forgot about it, let me explain:-
Flux mode, is the same as Slip mode, it allows you to hold down a loop function, or scratch a deck without affecting the playheads movement, so that when you release the loop or scratch, the track resumes playing from the point it would have been, if you had just left it playing. Great, I hear you say, so what was the problem? The problem was that this function only worked on internal mode, in other words, if you were using midi control method to perform your scratches, so if you using time coded vinyl or CD’s the flux was useless.
In a recent message from Native Instruments Traktor Tips was informed that the people that make things happen have put in a feature request to the tech magicians for them to work on this possibility. So, although nothing has been promised here, the words from NI were:-
We have logged a feature request for this, hopefully it will make
it in the next update
Let’s see how long it is before this update makes it into Traktor?
Is Traktor Missing any other features?
If my ‘spidey‘ senses are functioning correctly, it’s most likely getting close to another Traktor update. Are there any other updates you feel are important to have in Traktor? What’s the one thing that you feel is missing? Have you even been using Flux Mode, or is it more for the Scratch trickery style of DJ’s? It’s your turn, let us know your thoughts in the comments.