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


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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.

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.

OPEN FLOOR: What is the #FutureOfDJing?


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A brief excursion to London for a visit to Native Instruments UK new offices (lots of windows, wood and bare brick – lovely) gave me a insight into their roadmap, and their new #futureofdjing hashtag was a key part of the presentations. But this is just NI’s vision, and they are not the only player of the DJ game. So what do you think is the #futureofdjing? The floor is yours. Unleash opinions.

Native Instruments on Instagram — win stuff


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Native Instruments wish to tell their behind the scenes story via Instagram. And to get you to follow them, they’re running a huge giveaway.

Traktor 2.6.7 — vital 2.6.6 upgrade


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Traktor users — if you’re on v2.6.6, it is essential that you upgrade to Traktor 2.6.7, or your playlists might get hurt.