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.

REVIEW: Traktor Kontrol S8 Controller


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The first wave of NI’s #futureofdjing is upon us in the shape of the Traktor Kontrol S8. It’s quite the beast, so review duties were handed to Jared Helfer, who not only played at home but also out in the wild. Behold 5000 words that you really need to read and heed.

Worxmas 2014: Traktor Kontrol S4 MKII


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NI’s Kontrol S4 MKII let’s you play as a controller, as a DVS, and with an iPad. And we’ve got one to give away as part of Worxmas 2014.

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.

Worxmas 2014: Traktor Kontrol S2 MKII


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The Traktor Kontrol S2 MKII is NI’s entry level all-in-one, but certainly doesn’t leave you wanting features-wise. And we have one to give away for Worxmas!

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.

TUTORIAL: Mapping freeze mode in Traktor 2.7 [VIDEO]


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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


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