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Native Instruments updates Traktor DJ to v1.5

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Native Instruments has released version 1.5 of Traktor DJ, a DJ mixing app for iOS.

Native Instrument Traktor DJ

Create mixes in seconds with TRAKTOR DJ for iOS. Touch and manipulate music as waveforms on your iOS device using hand gestures you already know. This isn’t just an app – this is as close to the music as it gets.

Changes in Traktor DJ v1.5.1

  • New SuperSlicer feature available for in-app purchase.
  • History Playlists remember what you play so you don’t have to.
  • Beat Grid improvements with pinch-to-zoom and magnetic snapping.
  • Some bugfixes for the browser.
  • Enhanced performance on latest generation devices.

Traktor DJ is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Native Instruments / Traktor DJ

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Toontrack launches new EZmix 2 Complete Production Bundles

Time+Space has announced the release of new EZmix 2 Complete Production Bundles.

Toontrack EZmix 2 bundles

EZmix 2 provides the tools to get the perfect sound for every instrument mix situation and now with the ‘Complete Production Bundle’ users will have everything they could need to turn their initial idea in to a polished, mixed track not only easily but incredibly fast.

Available with or without the EZmix 2 software, each bundle features six preset packs including…

  • Lead Vocals – Will help to make your lead vocals sound great and sit well in any mix, in just a few clicks.
  • Amps – 50 pro-designed signal chains based on guitar/bass amp/cab simulation.
  • Ambient – Create large, reverberant soundscapes for film scores through to modern pop.
  • Bass Toolbox – Presets custom-made by an all-star team of engineers solely for bass guitar.
  • Drums Toolbox – Large choice of one–click settings specifically tailored to enhance drum recordings of any type.
  • Mastering II – Wide variety of signal chains for the most common mastering needs and music genres.

The Complete Production Bundle is available inclusive of EZmix 2 for £199 GBP/249 EUR (save 29%). Existing EZmix 2 users can get the Complete Production Presets Bundle for £105 GBP/129 EUR (save 40%).

More information: Time+Space / Toontrack EZmix 2 Bundles

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Sample Magic releases Logic Magic Racks: Mix Essentials & Radio Slave – Beats Collection

Sample Magic has announced the release of a collection of Logic racks for mixing and a new sample pack by Radio Slave.

Logic Magic Racks: Mix Essentials

Compiled by Logic expert and long-time SM sound designer Sami Liuski, Magic Logic Racks: Mix Essentials is the ultimate pairing of workflow optimiser and creative mix tool, allowing you to make intuitive production tweaks to the pivotal components of a track faster than ever before.

Logic Magic Racks: Mix Essentials

Want to take your tracks to the next level and make the most of Logic’s powerful tools – all with simple and intuitive macro controls?

Fire up Logic Magic Racks: Mix Essentials – five powerful Logic Smart Control channel strip chains designed for intuitive and precision sculpting of any track’s key elements.

The Logic pack costs £9.90 GBP.

Radio Slave – Beats Collection

From his marathon DJ sets through to his epic elongated productions, Matt Edwards’ Radio Slave moniker is all about the groove. With the Beats Collection pack he hones in on the beat, exclusively serving up stacks of raw rhythms, warehouse grooves and jack-hammer drum hits.

Radio Slave - Beats Collection

After his best-selling debut, Radio Slave returns with a fresh collection of hypnotic grooves, tribal-infused rhythms and driving beats synonymous with his revered releases for the likes of Rekids, NonPlus and Perlon.

The groove master serves up raw rhythms, warehouse workouts and exclusive drum kits direct from his unreleased Radio Slave archives.

The sample pack is available for £14.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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Native Instruments launches READY.SET.PRO. limited-time TRAKTOR special

Native Instruments Ready.Set.Pro.

Native Instruments has launched READY.SET.PRO., a limited-time offer on the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 decks and effects controller and TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 – the compact DJ mixing interface.

Until August 31, 2014, a full version of the flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2 software comes free with purchase of either controller.

Praised for its portability and ease of use, TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 enhances any TRAKTOR setup with seamless, intuitive control. DJs get plug-and-play physical control over two track decks and two TRAKTOR FX units. The integrated multi-purpose touch strip offers inspiring tactile control over looping and FX via finger swiping, as well as convenient access to track nudge and needle drops. Adding to TRAKTOR KONTROL X1’s playback and effects control, capacitive touch sensitive encoders provide instant visual feedback on TRAKTOR PRO 2’s features.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 is the portable all-in-one DJ mixing interface designed for spontaneous DJing with TRAKTOR software. As a 2-channel mixing controller and 24-bit soundcard, the Z1 offers dedicated faders, filter and effects controls, and a 3-band EQ for each channel. All of these hardware features automatically map to TRAKTOR PRO 2 or TRAKTOR DJ software, giving DJs instant hands-on control over their mobile DJ setups.

When used together, each controller provides physical control of essential mixing features not accessible in the other – complementing each other and offering a portable, comprehensive, and modular TRAKTOR PRO 2 setup. The DJ software chosen by countless professionals worldwide, TRAKTOR PRO 2 offers DJs up to four virtual decks, intuitive looping and cueing functionality, and a wide range of over 30 effects. Integrated Remix Decks technology allows instant looping and sampling for on-the-fly remixes.

TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 and TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 are available for $199 USD/199 EUR/£169 GBP.

The offer is valid until August 31st, 2014, at the NI Online Shop and participating retailers, while stocks last. The free Traktor Pro 2 license included during this offer is not eligible for resale.

More information: Native Instruments / READY.SET.PRO.

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Image-Line intros Deckadance Solo (beta)

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Image-Line has announced a public beta of Deckadance Solo.

Deckadance Solo is a single deck from Deckadance 2, in native FL Studio plugin format.

This means Deckadance Solo can be controlled from the Piano roll or any MIDI controller, using the command keys as labelled in the Piano roll (see the vide below).

Deckadance Solo is free for FL Studio owners. New Image-Line customers can purchase FL Studio with 10% discount here.

More information: Image-Line / Deckadance Solo

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Serato introduces Serato Flip Expansion Pack

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Serato Flip

Serato has introduced Serato Flip, a new Expansion Pack for Serato DJ that allows you to create custom edits, extend and re-imagine your music.

Available this September with Serato DJ 1.7 – Flip allows you to record your cue point and censor actions which can be saved and looped, ready to re-trigger and start an instant. Use Serato Flip to create and save up to 6 Flips per track, ready for playback in the studio or the club.

The original idea of being able to record and playback cue point information in a simple way was first pitched to us by NZ producer P Money, who was already using Serato to put beats together by manually triggering cue points.

Not only a great beat sketch pad, Serato Flip can also be used as a powerful DJ tool. The simple, yet effective control set designed with the DJ in mind allows you to use it in your set in a number of ways:

  • Make clean edits of your tracks by recording censor actions.
  • Extend intros, breakdowns or outros for better mixing.
  • Create transition sections in your songs for changing tempo or beat structure.
  • Advanced tone-play and performance.
  • Auto-skipping verses or choruses in songs.
  • Making beats.

Serato Flip features

  • Record Cue Point & Censor Automation — Click record once to arm recording. Once you hit the first cue or censor, recording begins. Hit record again to set the end point of your Flip.
  • Prepare & Edit Tracks In Offline Mode — Use Serato Flip without your hardware connected.
  • Flip Saving — Save 6 different Flips per track. Serato Flip information is saved to your tracks metadata and doesn’t edit the audio of the track. You can delete cue points and your Flip will still be remembered.
  • Hardware Controls, Keyboard Shortcut & Midi Mappable — Control Flip directly from your computer or your controller with a keyboard shortcut and hardware controls being mapped for supported current and future hardware. Flip controls are also MIDI mappable for use with the MIDI controller of your choice.
  • Looping / Loop Snap — Choose whether your recorded Flip plays through once or loops. Select whether your looped Flip will snap to an end-point that’s on beat with your track.
  • Recall and Replay — Turn Flips ON / OFF and start your Flip on track load or whenever you like.
  • Make perfect edits — Platter movements aren’t recorded so you can move the platter to an exact point and trigger a cue point to make the perfect Flip.
  • Name your Flips — Just like Serato DJs nameable Cue Points you can also name your Flips. The name of your Flip will appear in the deck info area when the track is loaded.

Serato Flip will be available as a paid Expansion Pack in Serato DJ 1.7, coming this September. It will be available for purchase in-app and on the Serato Online Store for $29 USD.

More information: Serato

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SKnote releases Agata micro console

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SKnote has announced Agata, a hardware micro console unit for tracking, summing, mixing and processing.

SKnote Agata

Agata features

  • 8 input channels, with link option for more units.
  • 8 individual output channels.
  • Stereo mix buss.
  • British input and output transformers.
  • Class A amplifiers.
  • Line and mic level inputs.
  • Passive emphasis networks (per-channel, affect sound and saturation).
  • Output pads.
  • Three rack units.
  • “Rock” sound.
  • XLR and TRS individual ins and outs.

Agata is available for purchase for the introductory price of MSRP 1,800 EUR (excl. VAT/taxes and shipping).

More information: SKnote

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