Kicking around ideas — the potential of Stems technology


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The NI-led Stems audio format looks to shake things up. But I got to thinking about the real untapped potential, so in a future-looking moment, I scribbled down my ideas.

Thursday — live Kontrol D2 and Stems events in the UK


NI Traktor Kontrol D2 previews stems

This Thursday, NI UK is attempting an ambitious multi-retailer live preview of the new Traktor Kontrol D2 with a live broadcast from NI HQ about Stems.

VIDEO: Shiftee on the Kontrol S8


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While the Kontrol S8 is largely seen as a controllerist’s wet dream, NI got Shiftee to plug in turntables to show that it’s considerably more than that.

Native Instruments Stems: Some Clarification


Native Instruments Traktor stems clarification

Native Instruments Stems announcement left a few questions unanswered. So of course, we ask those questions of NI, and got back some clarification for you.

Stems — open format multi-track songs from NI


Native Instruments Stems MP4 (2)

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


Traktor Kontrol S8 flight case (12)

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


carl cox Kontrol S8 #futureofdjing

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


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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.