Native Instruments has announced its Thanksgiving Special, a limited time promotion on selected products in the Komplete, Maschine and Traktor range.
50% off various Native Instruments products for 5 days only.
Fill up this Thanksgiving with three incredible offers. Whether you’re into TRAKTOR, KOMPLETE or MASCHINE, there’s a special half-price deal just for you. But deals this good don’t last long. If you’ve been waiting to build or expand your setup, the next five days is the time to do it – this Thanksgiving special ends Monday, November 26, 2012*.
50% off all Komplete Instruments and Effects
50% off all Maschine Expansions plus Imaschine for $0.99 / 0,89 €
50% off Traktor Pro 2 – Now only $44.50 / 39,50 €
This special offer is valid from 11:00 (CET) on November 22, 2012 to 24:00 (CET) on November 26, 2012. The special offer is only valid on full software versions of products – upgrades are not a part of the special.
Mecha Audio has announced the release of Fadable, a DJ mixer effect plug-in for Windows.
Fadeable is a DJ mixer effect plug-in for windows vst. Use your DAW to route audio into channels 1+2 and 3+4 of Fadeable and have the ability to use its crossfader and dual channel effects with tempo synced looping and eq’s and effects for each side.
Native Instruments has announced the availability of TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, the world’s first 2+2 channel control mixer.
Z2 is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum and provides two stand-alone channels with two full Remix channels, a high-quality soundcard, and a host of new features that offer DJs top-of-the line performance coupled with tour-ready reliability. These hardware and software advancements make TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 the first professional club mixer from Native Instruments.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2′s aircraft-grade aluminum chassis forms the foundation of the KONTROL Z2′s state-of-the-art design. Two stand-alone channels are each equipped with premium Innofaders™ and dedicated EQ and filter knobs. The KONTROL Z2′s installation height is optimized for integration into standard club setups for the best possible ergonomics during performance. Club sound systems receive pristine audio thanks to 24-bit Cirrus Logic converters and balanced XLR outputs while a separate booth output and microphone input ensure accurate monitoring inside the DJ booth.
The KONTROL Z2′s 2+2 design unites analog and digital DJing techniques. Rear panel inputs provide connectivity for both turntables and CDJs, offering connectivity for both purely analog as well as timecode-based setups. Multi-colored LED cue point controls placed next to the KONTROL Z2′s intuitive master section and two additional TRAKTOR Remix Deck™ rotary knobs provide side-by-side control of TRAKTOR PRO software and analog sources, and a built-in USB hub allows direct connectivity to controller hardware. With TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, DJs now have access to all aspects of their workflows with one powerful command center.
Purchase of TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 includes download of TRAKTOR PRO 2.6 – the latest version of NI’s flagship DJ software. The KONTROL Z2 integrates perfectly with the new features in the 2.6 update including the new Flux Mode and Macro FX. Flux Mode tracks the time during complicated scratch and effect performances, allowing for creative loop rolls or effects while returning the song accurately to the beat.
The 11 Macro FX – specifically created for TRAKTOR – have been designed according to classic DJ workflows, and condense complex effect performances onto a single control knob on the hardware. Wormhole, Bass-o-Matic, and Zzzurp give DJs new ways to create exciting buildups and breakdowns. Flight Test, LaserSlicer, and Event Horizon offer DJs extra impact for punch-ins, and mixing effects such as Polar Wind, Dark Matter, and Strrretch give DJs more expressive control over track transitions.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 also includes TRAKTOR SCRATCH timecode vinyl and CDs* – rounding out this powerful control mixer with scratch capability. The KONTROL Z2 package is designed to provide options for all popular club workflows, setups, and controller configurations.
5 times DMC World Champion DJ Craze performs an impressive turntablism routine on the TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 is now available at retailers worldwide and at the NI Online Shop, priced at $899 USD / 799 EUR.
Measuring a mere 7cm in length, the UDJ6 is the perfect solution for DJs on the road.
This professional level 24-bit USB audio interface features six totally independent output channels – two with 1/4″ TRS headphone output and four with RCA connectors.
Of course, every output channel can be accessed totally independently from within any modern DJ application for Mac OS X or for Windows. This compatibility is provided by the included ASIO 2.0 drivers for Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and the full CoreAudio support for Mac OS X.
Simply use your favourite DJ software and mix your tracks the way you like it!
UDJ6 comes bundled with a license of Deckadance LE from Image Line Software, a powerful DJ software that was written by DJs for DJs – simply start DJing with the separate output channels of UDJ6!
ESI UDJ6 features
24-bit / 96kHz D/A converter.
6 independent output channels.
2 output channels with 1/4″ TRS headphone output.
4 output channels with RCA connectors for output 3/4 and 5/6.
Compact and portable design measuring 7 cm x 6 cm x 2 cm.
Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 and Windows 8 32/64 bit.
Compatible with Mac OS X 32/64 bit.
Includes license of Deckadance LE from Image-Line Software.
The UDJ6 is available from Time+Space priced RRP £89 GBP / 119 EUR.
Numark has announced a collaboration with Serato, the worldwide innovator in digital DJ software, to include their new Serato DJ software with select Numark controllers.
For more than 20 years, Numark has set a pace in the world of digital DJing that no competitor has been able to match, empowering DJs with cutting-edge controllers that continually advance the art form. A deep and long-standing partnership with Serato was established more than 6 years ago, and has resulted in an entire range of professional controllers that have eliminated the line between hardware and software. The NS7, V7, and NS6 controllers define the top tier of DJ performance, reigning as the go-to controllers for DJing and setting the standard by which all other controllers are judged.
Building upon that legacy of partnership and innovation, Numark is proud toannounce that the acclaimed Serato controllers, NS7, V7, and NS6, will all support Serato DJ, the most advanced DJ software ever created. Additionally, any Numark DJ who already owns an NS7, V7, or NS6, will be eligible for a free update to Serato DJ. Owners of Numark’s controllers that are compatible with Serato’s DJ Intro software will also be eligible to upgrade to Serato DJ for $199.
“I can’t tell you how excited we are about Serato DJ,” said Chris Roman, Product Manager, Numark. Our professional NS6, NS7 and V7 customers will be able totake advantage of a whole new set of creative tools, and the hundreds of thousands of Serato DJ Intro users who own our controllers will be able to easily upgrade to the most advanced DJ software ever created.”
Serato DJ includes a wide range of all-new features and capabilities, including stunning new effects powered by iZotope, ultra-flexible and intuitive MIDI mapping, the ability to set and trigger up to eight cue points, a totally refreshed user interface, four-deck mixing, and more.
Beginning in December, DJs who own the following Numark controllers can upgrade to Serato DJ, and for a limited time this will also include a license for the powerful Serato Video plug-in: MixtrackPro, N4, Mixdeck, Mixdeck Express, and Mixdeck Quad. NS6 will begin shipping with Serato DJ in early Q1 2013, with NS7 and V7 to follow shortly thereafter.
IK Multimedia has announced that its DJ Rig for iPad is now available on the App Store.
DJ Rig for iPad takes professional DJ mixing tools, all in one convenient iPad app. DJ Rig for iPad greatly expands the feature set from DJ Rig for iPhone, offering numerous new capabilities that previously have only been available on professional DJ software for the Mac and PC.
DJ Rig for iPad is a fully self-contained DJ environment that can be directly connected to a sound system, but even more functionality is available when it’s used in tandem with IK’s new iRig MIX ultra-compact mobile DJ mixer. iRig Mix offers complete physical track control, thanks to its full-length channel faders and crossfaders, additional EQs, and direct connections for headphones, microphones, loudspeakers or a PA system. When used together, DJ Rig and iRig MIX provide a comprehensive DJ setup that packs all the features the most demanding DJs need — all in an ultra-light combo rig that can be up and running in seconds.
DJ Rig is IK Multimedia’s all-in-one, fully featured, professional DJ app.
DJ Rig for iPad features
Double Deck – Triple Mode Operation
Customizable deck display with Vinyl, Waveform or Digital.
3 crossfader curves for customizing fades and crossfade filter.
Direct access to iPod Music library and playlists.
Live recorder allows recording of full mixing gigs.
Supports/plays all major digital audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF.
Multiple output configurations for virtually any audio setup.
Mix, Sync & Scratch like a Pro
Deck interface with accurate scratching engine with CloneDeck™ technology.
Fast BPM detection and beat map analysis with Tempo Sync and Beat Match.
Waveform display mode for ultra-precise visual cueing.
X-Sync mode detects the BPM from external audio sources and automatically syncs the audio/tempo of internal decks to external devices (when used with iRig MIX).
Advanced looping section with continuous loop surface; create loops with tempo divisions always to the beat; manual and slip mode available.
5 visual cue points per song and Auto Cue for automatic first beat positioning.
AutoMix Feature for automatic mixing of playlists or entire library.
Get Creative With Effects
18 effects: Delay, Flanger, Crush, HP filter, LP filter, BP filter, Compressor, Wah, Phaser, Fuzz, Reverb, Stutter and more, with X/Y touch interface control.
6 new creative effects: Noise, Tail, Brake, Spin, Twist UP and Twist DOWN.
On-the-Fly Sampler Machine
On-the-fly expandable sampler machine with 9 pads and 4 banks slot.
Live sampling functionality with volume and pitch control.
DJ Rig for iPad is now available at the introductory price of $19.99 USD / 15.99 EUR. A free version is also available for download.