TUTORIAL: Mapping freeze mode in Traktor 2.7 [VIDEO]


traktor midi mapping freeze mode

The Remix Decks were the last all-new feature to appear in traktor, but they were locked off from the tampering hands of MIDI mappers everywhere. This time, Freeze mode has migrated from iOS but is fully available for mapping. In this tutorial, Jared Helfer starts with the basics through to the detail of mapping the assorted elements of Freeze Mode to the controller of your choice.

NI rolls out bug fixing Traktor 2.7.1


traktor 2.7.1

Traktor update time — this one is about squishing a few bugs introduced in v2.7, and issuing an updated controller manager.

#Futureofdjing is here — Kontrol S8 in shops now


Kontrol S8 davide squillace

Today, the future becomes the present, as Native instruments’ months of media carpet bombing and hashtag owning comes to end, and their worst kept secret becomes a reality. The Traktor Kontrol S8 should now be trickling into shops near you.

Native Instruments posts Traktor Pro 2.7.0 with S8 support


Traktor 2.7

We know you’re all waiting for version 3 of Traktor Pro, especially with the Kontrol S8 being announced. But it looks like you’ll just have to do with v2.7 for now, but it does bring some useful updates including a mappable freeze and slicer, iTunes improvements and support for old timecode.

Team discussion — the Traktor Kontrol S8


traktor kontrol s8

The Traktor Kontrol S8 moves from worst ever leak to official thing. And with the dots filled in with extensive PR, we at DJWORX can now offer a better take on what the boundary-pushing controller has to offer, and equally what it hints at too. Read on for five individual takes on this new lump of shiny nextlevelness.

The Traktor Kontrol S8 — full details


Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ Controller (6)

Finally. After the leak came the tease, and naturally following that is the full and complete word from NI HQ about their vision of the future of DJing. The Traktor Kontrol S8 kicks jogs and pitch to the kerb, and instead focussed on loops, samples, and Remix Decks in one huge controller, that ironically is full Traktor Scratch compatible.

Traxus Control: The Ultimate Traktor Remote + Interview


Traxus Lemur iPad Traktor controller (11)

While the DJ industry keeps chucking great lumps of hardware to cater for the needs of software, the iPad continues to offer a highly configurable interface. The Traxus Traktor Remote offers extremely comprehensive control of Traktor’s effects. Jared Helfer takes a look, and catches up with the creators for a chat.

Traktor Kontrol S8: What We Know


Traktor Kontrol S8 (3)

Having previously established that the internet doesn’t allow for the stuffing cats back into bags, NI has to do what it can with what is left. So here’s a teaser video for the new Traktor Kontrol S8… to go with the high res images that ended up on Amazon last week. In a bold move, the S8 has no jog wheels and no tactile pitch control. Are we entering a brave new world shaped in NI’s vision?

TKFX Traktor FX control for iOS and Android


TKFX Traktor FX control iOS Android (2)

Tablets are established within DJing, and their use is becoming more diverse too. While some use them for full-on DJing, their use as an accessory is growing all the time. TKFX runs on iOS and Android and is designed to give much greater control over Traktor’s effects.

Duck Sauce control vinyl = Quacktor Scratch


duck-sauce-traktor-control-vinyl

Traktor time code special editions are scarce. But when they do turn up, they’re usually pretty special and done in conjunction with DJ A-listers. In this case, Duck Sauce’s new “Radio Stereo” single is coming on on orange vinyl via Thud Rumble. Only 1000 copies will be made so expect it to sell out quickly. Or Quackly. Sorry – it’s a puntastic story.