The New Maschine Mk2

Taking the information from Native Instruments forum I present to you the New Maschine – rumoured to be launched September……(Edited: Release date is October 1st – New video can be seen here)  As no official press release as been seen yet from NI it maybe that the source has leaked this ahead of time.  I am unable to confirm the truth of its existence but the information you see below seems pretty legit to me.  I take no responsibility for the inaccuracy of the information listed below.  At first glance however, it appears to have been made with the Traktor … Continue reading The New Maschine Mk2

Conant Gardens Maschine Expansion

For those Traktor users that have a Maschine, you are most likely using it to produce a few beats and loops here and there and not just simply as a Traktor Midi Controller.  If that is the case I wanted to let you know of a new expansion pack just released by Native Instruments. The Conant Gardens pack contains some sweet hip hop sounds produced by Amp Fiddler.  There are some nice trickling melodies in there with some crisp sounding one shots.  You can download the kit for $59.00 over at Native Instruments.   Continue reading Conant Gardens Maschine Expansion

The Remix Decks

I have huge respect for Ean Golden and his Tech Tools crew, I am a follower of their blogs and posts and always like their videos.  It seems to me that their musical genre is more based on the hip-hop, dub step side of life and this video outlining their use suggestions for Traktors Remix Decks highlights this fact. I think the video is excellent and shows off some great talents and tech know-how, but it seems like the tasks he explains in this video are so much of an effort to get things set up and going, especially with … Continue reading The Remix Decks

Which Traktor Kontrol – X1 or F1?

Recently a Traktor Tips subscriber asked what the difference was between the X1 and F1 and so I thought I would explain them both here. Kontrol X1 I have been using the X1 for Traktor since its release date, I tested it against an Allen & Heath Xone 1D and the X1 came out on top.  It has been my goto controller for Traktor from that point on. The X1 has been designed by Native Instruments purposefully for use with Traktor.  All its controls are pre-mapped to the necessary functions within the software allowing you to navigate your track collection, load … Continue reading Which Traktor Kontrol – X1 or F1?

How to Update to Traktor 2.5.1

I am all too familiar with the risks of early adoption of new software, for this reason I am still running Mac OSX 10.7.4 (Lion). I like to let other people deal with the issues, iron them out for me and then know that I am safe to upgrade.  So for now I will continue to run Lion.  For this reason I am happy that I can upgrade to 2.5.1 with no hassles whatsoever. For those that have never updated before, it is a simple process:- How to Update I always recommend backing up your previous collections before doing any type … Continue reading How to Update to Traktor 2.5.1