Getting Creative with the Loop Lounge

There are lots of places where we can access loops for use inside the Traktor Remix Decks, but there is one particular crew that currently stands out from the crowd: Let me introduce you to the Loop Lounge! Continue reading “Getting Creative with the Loop Lounge”


TKFX – iPad & Android Effects Control for Traktor

Tablets have been appearing in the DJ bags of many in recent years, due to their lightweight portability, and also because of their wireless connectivity and tactile approach for hands on control. There are many apps out there that can be paired up with Traktor to control set features or even user mappable controls. I have reviewed some of these in the past, including touch OSC and Maago (links below), but this time, I wanted to take a look a dedicated effects app: TKFX. Continue reading “TKFX – iPad & Android Effects Control for Traktor”

How to Mask Speed Change using the Delay Effect in Traktor

Some tracks can have two tempos, usually this is more noticeable in Drum & Bass or Hip Hop. The tempos here are half or double speed. For instance, you can mix a drum and bass track at 175 BPM into a hip hop track that has a tempo of 90 BPM, or more accurately 87.5 BPM.

This often works great, but can sometimes leave you with a track that sounds way faster than it should. Continue reading “How to Mask Speed Change using the Delay Effect in Traktor”

Traktor Remix Decks – Basics

Using the Traktor Remix Decks is a whole new experience and opens up a different perspective on DJ’ing. Having the ability to load loops and samples into 64 different cells, and playing 4 of them at any one time is a great way to create your own unique DJ sets. In this tutorial, I will simply introduce the remix decks and give you a short taster of how you can change the preferences of each cell in a remix deck. Continue reading “Traktor Remix Decks – Basics”

Record Samples in Traktor using a Microphone and S4

You may have seen the videos of Dub FX creating a live mash-up set on some rooftop somewhere (if you havent it’s at the bottom of this article), it’s pretty cool to see and even more fun to do. In response to recent question from a Traktor Tips reader I have decided to create a tutorial to show you how simple it really is to record samples in Traktor using the microphone and S4. And how to build a fun track using samples of your voice and other tracks.

Now I am no talented beat-boxer and definitely don’t have a singing voice, this tutorial is just a bit of fun so you can see how it works, so please no making fun of my vocal skills! Continue reading “Record Samples in Traktor using a Microphone and S4”