Traktor Gater Effect

One of the most received requests from Traktor Tips subscribers is more effects videos.  The effects in Traktor are very versatile and offer users the ability to really change the sound of their DJ sets and offer an element of excitement and individuality.  With so many effects and so many effect combinations, it can be a maze trying to figure out which effects are most usable and how best to use them. This week Traktor Tips brings you a video tutorial showing how to use the Gater Effect.  Remember, less is often more, so never overuse your effects! Continue reading Traktor Gater Effect

Midi Mapping in Traktor

With so many options available to us for control methods of Traktor, I can imagine that unless you are using the standard controllers with the included standard tsi files, then there isn’t 2 people out there with the exact same controller settings. This is the beauty of Traktor; the individuality that it can provide all of the DJ’s using the software. Since the industry has moved on from the simplest raw art form of turntablism, we have been introduced to a new era of DJing. The introduction of ‘Beat-gridding’ removed the need for timing skills (the original essence of DJ’ing), … Continue reading Midi Mapping in Traktor

Run to the Shops – Traktor Kontrol F1 is Waiting

The build up and Hype has worked and now the F1 is in stores, released into the wild for al you adding live remix Traktor DJ’s to get your mucky paws on.  NI seem to have a bunch of cool videos on their site. Thought I’d give you a teaser right here on Traktortips. I think it looks fantastic – I just wanna see some sweet tech house usage – Feel free to submit your videos to @traktortips   on Twitter. Continue reading Run to the Shops – Traktor Kontrol F1 is Waiting

Record a Mix with No Audio Interface

A quick little video below will show you how you can still go ahead and record a mix even if you don’t have an external audio Card. You only need a pair of headphones. One ear acts as the main output and the other ear is the cue channel. Very simple and it works. The internal recording, still records both left and right output channels. Have Fun! Continue reading Record a Mix with No Audio Interface

Turntable FX Demo

As requested by one of the subscribers on youtube, I have added a video showing briefly a couple of ways you can use the turntable effects in Traktor. You can be way more creative than what I have shown here in the video, but you get the idea. I am not here to impress you with my DJ Skills but to show you how you can start off using some of these effects. To see the video more clearly feel free to pop it into 720HD mode. Enjoy. Continue reading Turntable FX Demo