Stems — open format multi-track songs from NI

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Native Instruments in open format shocker! Stems is a multi-track format that bring a single audio file alongside individual tracks. Imagine being able to interchange beats from your favourite tracks, or layer vocals over something completely different. That’s what Stems is about. Welcome to NI real #futureofdjing.

Official flight case for Traktor Kontrol S8 available now

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The Traktor Kontrol S8 is big and expensive. So cramming it into a soft bag isn’t ideal. But NI has you covered courtesy of their dedicated S8 flight case.

Worxmas 2014: Traktor Pro 2 x 10

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I’m sure NI would agree that there can never be enough Traktor users, so our friends at NI UK have given us 10 x Traktor Pro 2 licences for Worxmas 2014.

Carl Cox talks about the Traktor Kontrol S8

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When so many younger people adopt strong anti-stances against new tech, how come the old guard can embrace new gear? Watch the latest #futureofdjing video from NI, and see how Carl Cox loves using new stuff to compliment his skills.

Nifty little app: Traktor DJ Charts

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If you have Traktor Pro 2, this little Java applet is pretty neat: it pulls your history and plays info to create monthly charts.

Black Friday bargains for DJs: the round-up


Ready for the bargain bear pit? Black Friday is here, and so are the bargains. Thankfully you don’t need to riot in shops — these are online.

Google visits Native Instruments HQ – But why?

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When Google’s Eric Schmidt stopped by to see Native Instruments in Berlin, we’re pretty sure it wasn’t for Daniel Haver to discuss search engine results, or for Eric to get some insight into how the Kontrol S8 could improve his DJing. So why would NI make a huge and public deal of the Google visit?

Kontrol S Keyboards Komplement Komplete

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We’ve followed the development of NI’s Traktor Kontrol series of DJ controllers from the start. We’ve also witnessed the birth of Maschine and the whole line of beatmaking hardware and software. And now, to coincide with the announcement of Komplete 10 comes the Kontrol S keyboards – three models designed to complete the Traktor/Maschine/Komplete trinity, meaning that as a DJ, producer, or electronic musician, NI has you… ummm… kovered.

Komplete 10 – more Komplete than ever

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Native Instruments announce Komplete 10 Komplete 10 and Komplete Ultimate 10, a most epic collection of pretty much everything you could need to make sound of any sort. Ultimate 10 is indeed so vast that it comes on a hard drive all of its own.

NI’s Komplete teaser — lots of blurry lights

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If you could take my brain and extract company secrets, somewhere in the cortex ooze would be what this teaser video from Native instruments is. I went to London, saw cool stuff, including this Komplete thing but in sharp focus. And soon enough you will too. For now, frame by frame the video and see what you can make out.