Native Instruments have recently dropped the announcement of new DJ controllers and the long anticipated arrival of the Traktor Pro 3 DJ software. Whilst I have been sat on the sidelines of traktortips.com for some months now, struggling to prioritize any motivation for contributing to the site, I could not pass up an opportunity to comment on this latest foray back into the scene by Native Instruments. So hello, it’s great to see you again. Continue reading “Traktor Pro 3 and the New S2 and S4 DJ controllers”
As many of my regular readers will know, I do not post articles about many controllers, or too much about DJ equipment, but upon seeing the latest offering from Pioneer, I just can’t help myself.
The Pioneer XDJ-RX is the most exciting controller I’ve seen hit the DJ world since the Kontrol X1 mark 1, and the reasons are simple: Continue reading “Pioneer XDJ-RX is Exciting – No Laptop Required”
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”
Native Instruments have been working hard recently, not only to reduce the collateral of a leak on the DJ Tech Tools forums, but with the actual design, conception and release of their latest Kontrol series controller the Kontrol s8. Continue reading “Traktor Kontrol S8”
There’s been much talk on the Native Instruments forum about a Traktor Graphical User Interface (GUI) upgrade and overhaul, yet no official statement has been given, as yet.
Lot’s of people are suggesting new features and new graphics, saying it’s time to make a change and make things a little more polished and shiny. Continue reading “New Look Traktor Pro”
For those that have been following my writing, you will know that I am not the kinda guy that’s too into wasting money on unnecessary gadgets and gimmicks. I used to be easily enticed towards shiny new objects but in a world torn between over-consumption and minimalism I have taken a step closer to the minimalist side of life, always striving to do more with less, or even do less with less. Continue reading “Chroma Caps from DJ Tech Tools – Are they any Good?”
As many of you know I recently closed the screen on my laptop and reverted back to playing vinyl for a couple of months. During my vinyl journey I was to play at a venue in Vancouver, but was not able, or did not want, to take a big bag of vinyl with me, so I started to re-visit the timecode. Continue reading “Traktor Timecode Vinyl Mark 2 – Review”