Traktor Pro 2.8 — the walls come tumbling down


traktor 2.8.0 Rane MP2015 Pioneer

The Kontrol D2 is out, and so is Traktor Pro 2.8. Out too is NI’s closed door policy, which brings Rane certification and Pioneer CDJ and XDJ support.

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.

Traktor Kontrol D2 — all the official info


NI Traktor Kontrol D2 DJ controller (4)

First there was the not-so-vague tease from WMC, and now the full detail of the new Traktor Kontrol D2 is here, along with some more Stems detail too.

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.

Another Kontrol D2? Well this is awkward…


Core Kontrol D2

Only sort of announced yesterday, it seems that the new NI Traktor Kontrol D2 shares its name with an existing Kontrol D2 from DAP Audio. Awkward.

The new Traktor Kontrol D2 — the facts


Traktor Kontrol D2 controller S8 (19)

As promised Native Instruments gave us a sneak peak at their future. The Kontrol D2 is essentially one third of a Kontrol S8, but the implications are big.

NI live stream from WMC. And maybe something else?


NI Traktor X WMC Miami 2015

NI throws party with Dubfire and others and live streams it from WMC — not a surprise. But it might be worth keeping an eye out for other things…

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.

[VIDEO] E.A.S.Y. presents “Coming Around Again”


E.A.S.Y. Coming Around Again

DJ Shiftee and Enferno aka E.A.S.Y. are back, this time with a new track called “Coming Around Again”. This is the official video.

My long weekend with the Traktor Kontrol S8


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We consider ourselves most fortunate to be able to play with DJ gear as a career. So when the opportunity arose for Dan Morse to take one of the hottest pieces of gear home for an extended play, he jumped at the chance to test his Traktor skills on more than just turntables and add-ons. This is a short story about his weekend with the Traktor Kontrol S8.