Native Instruments launches Heavy Holidays sale on Traktor Kontrol Z2

Native Instruments has announced a limited-time holiday special on its Traktor Kontrol Z2, a hybrid DJ control mixer designed for Traktor Pro 2 software.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 Heavy Holidays

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 unites analog and digital DJing technology with two standalone channels, dedicated control channels for two Remix Decks, and an integrated 24-bit audio interface – the perfect pro-mixer for both classic and digital control with TRAKTOR. With a robust aircraft-grade aluminum enclosure, the Z2 is equipped with top-notch knobs and buttons, multi-colored cue point controls, and advanced Innofaders™ for durable, fluid mixing. TRAKTOR’s Macro FX and Flux Mode are directly accessible from the Z2’s dedicated buttons that allow for spontaneous creativity.
The rear panel’s two RCA inputs provide connectivity for both turntables and CDJs for analog vinyl/CD and or timecode-based setups. And for controllerists, an integrated USB hub even allows connectivity for multiple TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 and X1 controllers, expanding setup possibilities with plug-and-play simplicity.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 includes the latest version of the flagship TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software. Trusted by countless professionals, TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 offers DJs up to four virtual decks, intuitive looping and cueing functionality, timecode control, and a wide range of over 30 effects. In addition, integrated Remix Decks technology allows DJs to instantly record, loop and sample audio for on-the-fly remixing. For DJs who combine the flexibility of digital DJing with classic analog systems, the Z2 also comes with TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 timecode vinyl and CDs.

Traktor Kontrol Z2 is available for purchase at a $200 USD / 200 EUR discount until December 31st, 2014.

More information: Native Instruments / Traktor Kontrol Z2

comment

Stagecraft releases Scratch Track turntable plugin

Related: , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Nov 14, 2013 - comment 0 comments
Stagecraft Scratch Track

Stagecraft Software has launched Scratch Track, a virtual turntable instrument for Windows and Mac.

Add a turntable to your DAW with this simple plugin.

Supports almost every type of timecoded vinyl on the market (serato, traktor, MK2, torq, ms pinky), let’s you scratch tracks, samples, and even live input.

Has an adjustable crossfader curve for precision scratching, low latency, and cue points for playing samples in rapid fire. There is nothing else like it out there!

The Scratch Track for Windows and Mac (VST) is available to purchase for $20 USD.

More information: Stagecraft / Scratch Track

comment

Native Instruments launches limited time offer on TRAKTOR KONTROL S4

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4

Native Instruments has launched a limited time offer for the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4, the all-in-one 4+1 channel DJ system.

As one of the best-selling DJ products of all time, the KONTROL S4 was designed to be the comprehensive one-stop solution for professional digital DJs. Breaking industry sales records on release, the KONTROL S4 is a 4+1 channel DJ mixer, software controller, 24 bit/96 kHz soundcard, which also provides inputs to connect to DJ decks and turntables – all in one unit.

The hardware provides instant, physical control over the included TRAKTOR PRO 2 and can be expanded to be a full TRAKTOR SCRATCH system with the TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 SOFTWARE & TIMECODE KIT**. All relevant functions, including looping, cueing, effects control and track browsing, have dedicated hardware controls, allowing DJs to focus on performance, and not the computer screen.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 is available to purchase for $599 USD/599 EUR until August 31st, 2013, or while stocks last.

More information: Native Instruments / TRAKTOR KONTROL S4

comment

Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 now in stores worldwide

Native Instruments has announced the availability of TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, the world’s first 2+2 channel control mixer.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2

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.

More information: Native Instruments / Traktor Kontrol Z2

comment

Native Instruments introduces TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 control mixer + audio interface

Native Instruments has announced TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, the world’s first 2+2 control mixer combining the industry’s leading DJ controller design with a high-quality soundcard and a host of new features, all housed inside an aircraft-grade aluminum chassis.

New creative features inside the acclaimed TRAKTOR PRO software expand creative possibilities while premium-quality Innofaders™ assure rock-solid dependability when DJing, making KONTROL Z2 the first professional club mixer from Native Instruments.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2
The KONTROL Z2’s 2+2 design unites analog and digital DJing techniques.

Two standalone channels provide connectivity for turntables or CDJs while two additional channels offer control over TRAKTOR Remix Decks, cue points and effects. DJs now have access to all aspects of their setups from one intuitive control hub. This combination of hardware and software accommodates a host of workflow preferences from vinyl and CDJ setups to elaborate controller configurations.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 was designed to deliver the reliability and pro sound quality essential for professional club DJing. Its installation height delivers the comfort required during performance while the aircraft-grade construction provides necessary stability when on stage and reliability when on the road. The KONTROL Z2’s 24-bit soundcard and professional XLR outputs deliver high-quality audio to club sound systems while a separate booth output and microphone input allow KONTROL
Z2 to integrate into any DJ booth. Advanced HID technology delivers seamless integration with CDJs including enhanced visual and tactile control of key features. A built-in USB hub adds connectivity for additional controllers without having to use the host computer’s USB ports, making it easy to integrate add-on controllers such as KONTROL F1 and X1.

The KONTROL Z2’s spacious layout ensures straightforward access to the high-quality knobs and premium-quality Innofaders™. The two primary channels each feature a dedicated three-band EQ, filter and fader section, while two separate, chunky rotary volume knobs offer control over the TRAKTOR channels. Four additional multi-colored LED buttons for each TRAKTOR channel assigned to control cue points and Remix Decks are placed in their own section on the KONTROL Z2 and an intuitive master section lets DJs comfortably browse files inside TRAKTOR and access advanced controls such as Sync and Quantize.

New Macro FX specifically designed for TRAKTOR combine multiple TRAKTOR effects on a single control on the hardware. Customised to classic DJ workflows such as breakdowns, punch-in or blends, Macro FX condense complex effect performances to a single action increasing the possibilities available to creative DJs. All new 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.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 also includes the latest version of NI’s flagship TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software and TRAKTOR SCRATCH timecode vinyl and CDs rounding out this powerful hardware control mixer with software options for all popular club workflows.


Controller guru Ean Golden showcases the new TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 is available to pre-order now for $899 USD / 799 EUR. It will available at retailers worldwide and at the NI Online Shop from November 1, 2012.

More information: Native Instruments / TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2

comment

More posts that match this tag

Numark ships Mixdeck Quad DJ system for iPad and more

Numark has announced that its Mixdeck Quad universal, four-channel DJ controller is now shipping. Based upon the popular Mixdeck controller, the Mixdeck Quad kicks it up a notch by adding support for core MIDI on … read more

Outbound link: Numark / Mixdeck Quad – Related: , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Aug 02, 2012 - comment 2 comments

Native Instruments announces Traktor Kontrol F1 and Traktor Pro 2.5

Native Instruments has announced TRAKTOR KONTROL F1, a pad-based, USB-powered hardware controller built to control the advanced Remix Decks™ in the included TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 software. TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 provides 16 multi-colored, touch-sensitive LED pads, … read more

Image-Line updates Deckadance to v1.9

Image-Line has released version 1.9 of Deckadance, a DJ mixing software application for Windows and Mac. Control Deckadance using your mouse, keyboard, midi_controller, timecoded vinyl and or CD system. No other DJ software supports more … read more

Outbound link: Image-Line / Deckadance – Related: , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on May 24, 2011 - comment 0 comments

Native Instruments TRAKTOR 2 generation now available

Native Instruments has announced that the TRAKTOR 2 generation is now available in stores worldwide. The new TRAKTOR generation establishes the next level of versatility and ease-of-use with its TRAKTOR PRO 2 software and TRAKTOR … read more

Native Instruments TRAKTOR 2, revised DJ software and digital vinyl systems

Native Instruments has announced the new TRAKTOR generation, which establishes the next level of power and ease-of-use with its TRAKTOR PRO 2 software and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 digital vinyl system. Based on versatile new … read more

Outbound link: Native Instruments / Traktor – Related: , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Feb 11, 2011 - comment 0 comments

Audiofile Engineering releases Backline MIDI, utility app for iOS

Audiofile Engineering has released Backline MIDI, a unique utility for MIDI users, especially anyone looking to monitor/send MIDI info in a live-performance environment. Backline MIDI is a utility designed for fast, accurate MIDI troubleshooting in … read more

Outbound link: Audiofile Engineering / Backline MIDI – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jan 26, 2011 - comment 0 comments

Numark announces NDX800 Controller, Professional Software Controller with MP3/CD/USB

Numark has announced the NDX800 Controller, a professional software controller with Traktor LE and MP3/CD/USB playback. NDX800 Controller is a high-performance controller for DJs who blend different kinds of music sources. Whether your music is … read more

Outbound link: Numark / NDX800 Controller – Related: , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jan 17, 2011 - comment 0 comments

Image-Line updates Deckadance to v1.8, DJ software gets Song Manager

Image-Line has released version 1.8 of Deckadance, a DJ mixing application for Windows and Mac. Deckadance is a DJ mixing application that works either as a standalone program OR as a VSTi inside your favourite … read more

Outbound link: Deckadance – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Nov 22, 2010 - comment 0 comments

Image-Line updates Deckadance to v1.72

Image-Line has released version 1.72 of Deckadance, a virtual DJ application for Windows and Mac. Changes since v1.70 Added support for Dj-Tech Pocket Dj. Added support for Dj-Tech uSolo Fx. Modified midi mapping for jogs … read more

Outbound link: Deckadance – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Oct 11, 2010 - comment 0 comments

Image-Line Deckadance, DJ mixing application updated to v1.7

Image-Line has released version 1.7 of Deckadance, a DJ mixing software for Windows and Mac. Deckadance is a DJ mixing application that works as a standalone program OR as a VSTi plugin inside your favourite … read more

Outbound link: Deckadance – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jul 28, 2010 - comment 0 comments