Pioneer CDJ integration with Traktor – Plug & Play

Since the new release of Traktor 2.5.1 DJ’s have been able to connect their CDJ 900’s or CDJ 2000’s directly to Traktor without the need for an Audio Interface. The video below from Pioneer is doing the rounds right now in DJ land, creating a buzz for the two main players in the DJ world. I think this could be the final nail in the coffin for Serato. Raine carried Serato for some time there and still does to a very large extent, but this integration with CDJ’s is a blessing for many. The hassle of cable switching and hovering … Continue reading Pioneer CDJ integration with Traktor – Plug & Play

DDJ ERGO-K Controller from Pioneer for Traktor

From my viewpoint, I see Pioneer as the world leaders for CDJ manufacturing, they have always been the industry standard for CDJ’s and from my experienced coined the name CDJ.  Similarly to how people call their mp3 players iPods even if it’s not an iPod; many people now call their DJ CD players, CDJ’s.  1994 saw the first real CDJ product, the CDJ-500. From this point onwards Pioneer went from strength to strength and produced the most commonplace CDJ’s the CDJ1000.  Most clubs will be sporting the CDJ 1000s alongside a pair of ‘Technics’ Vinyl turntables.  These particular products have … Continue reading DDJ ERGO-K Controller from Pioneer for Traktor

CNTRL:R Midi Controller for Traktor

Livid Instruments have produced a good looking midi controller in collaboration with the DJ Legend Richie Hawtin! Just looking at the layout of the controls and buttons, seems to show a well thought out, useful design. The CNTRL:R is designed with Ableton in mind, with completely customizable midi the possibilities are endless, but if you want a simple plug and play, a Traktor mapping is available and included. According to RA, Livid Instruments are geared more towards the computer hacker geek, as they include script that you can customize, but the CNTR:R does come with midi editing software, for those … Continue reading CNTRL:R Midi Controller for Traktor