It’s been a long time since Native Instruments made any significant update to their flagship DJ software Traktor. Just recently they spewed out a very minimal change, that may or may not seem useful.
Keeping your music files organized is actually the most difficult part of digital DJ’ing. Yet I feel it is the most crucial aspect to making sure that you flow as a DJ.
Knowing how your music is organized and where you can find it with ease, will make your job as a DJ much more joyful. The worst feeling whilst playing a set, is having only a few bars of a track left before you’ve even got something loaded up into the next deck.
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”
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”
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”