Native Instruments releases Traktor Kontrol S8 all-in-one DJ system

Native Instruments has announced the release of Traktor Kontrol S8, a DJ controller featuring innovative touch-sensitive controls and full-color displays, a 4-channel standalone mixer, extensive audio interface, and enhanced performance decks for advanced integration of TRAKTOR PRO 2’s Remix Decks.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8

Designed to maximize creative expression, TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s deck sections and workflow simplify live editing and remixing to introduce a different paradigm in DJ performance. New performance tools such as Freeze Mode take a snapshot of a running track and enable detailed slicing for instant live improvisation and an element of spontaneity.
The dedicated Remix Deck View provides hands-on control of Remix Sets, samples, and loops while monitoring a deck in full-view on the S8’s displays.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 not only delivers dynamic new touch-and-see workflow, but adds unprecedented flexibility with both classic and modern mixing media. Digital DJs can fine-tune mixes with two wide touch strips for precise track seeking and pitch-bending directly on the unit. Standalone mixer functionality offers connectivity for up to four turntables or CDJs – perfect for analog or timecode vinyl/CD control with the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software. Remix Deck functions can even be controlled with timecode media for extended hybrid analog-digital control.

Central to the TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 experience, its advancements in hardware design deliver uncompromising, professional build quality unmatched even in products exceeding its price-tier. The 4-channel standalone mixer features a detachable fader panel fitted with patented inverse carbon strip faders that exponentially reduce dust and wear.
Faders can be replaced for maintenance on the unit, prolonging the S8’s lifespan. The XLR, ¼”, and RCA signal outputs from the extensive on-board audio interface surpass that of any current TRAKTOR product, and easily rival CDJ output levels.

Traktor Kontrol S8 is now available for purchase for $1199 USD / 1199 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Traktor Kontrol S8

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ADSR launches Traktor Beginner’s Guide course

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ADSR Sounds has released the Traktor Beginner’s Guide, a video tutorial course on the Traktor DJ software by Native Instruments.

Get Started with Traktor. Everything you need to start mixing today.

Want to learn how to DJ using Traktor? If you dream of dropping beats, filling the dancefloor and having people talk about your mixes long after the lights go down, this is the course for you!

Designed for beginners and those new to Native Instrument’s Traktor software, this course covers everything to get you started from loading music and track preparation, to beat matching, cue points and best of all, how to mix with Traktor giving you a bunch of impressive transition options for mixing your set like a pro!

The course is available for purchase for $29 USD.

More information: ADSR / Traktor Beginner’s Guide

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Native Instruments announces Traktor Kontrol S8 all-in-one DJ system

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Native Instruments has officially announced Traktor Kontrol S8, a new all-in-one DJ controller designed for state-of-the-art Traktor Pro 2 control.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8

Offering DJs an entirely new performance dynamic, TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is a breakthrough innovation built on the desire to bring the sole focus of digital DJs back towards the crowd and away from the laptop – accomplishing this through new and inspiring technology.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s full color displays and touch-sensitive hardware controls uniquely fuse with enhanced track decks, a 4-channel standalone mixer, and the flagship TRAKTOR software – creating a fluid, multisensory DJ experience. Available online and at retailers worldwide on October 30, 2014, the advanced DJ controller signals a milestone in Native Instruments’ vision of the future of DJing.

Traktor Kontrol S8 will be available for $1,199 USD / 1,199 EUR on October 30th, 2014. Preorder is also available.

More information: Native Instruments / Traktor Kontrol S8

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Native Instruments intros Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ controller

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Native Instruments has announced Traktor Kontrol S8, its new flagship all-in-one DJ controller.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8

Shot on location in Ibiza, a new video features high profile artists offering their first impressions of TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 and serves as an enticing preview of the cutting-edge DJ controller.

Since the advent of digital audio, new technology has been a driving force in stimulating creativity in DJs and has challenged the limitations of previous mediums – transforming the art of DJing at an accelerated pace. Driven by this very spirit of creativity through innovation since first released in 2001, TRAKTOR again introduces inspiring new technology designed for the next generation of DJing.

TRAKTOR DJing software and hardware have successfully merged elements of live improvisation and DJ performance – redefining what it means to DJ. Empowering DJs to create their own signature style is what consistently fuels the TRAKTOR vision of digital DJing – and is the foundation of TRAKTOR KONTROL S8.

Availability and pricing TBA.

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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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