Native Instruments has just announced an incremental update to its flagship DJ software. Traktor Pro 2.6.8 isn’t a major leap forward in functionality, but does make essential tweaks to the Controller Editor, as well as fixing an album art related bug. See — nothing to get excited about.
Here’s the brief word from Berlin HQ:
TRAKTOR 2.6.8 is now available for free download in the NI Service Center. In addition to overall performance and stability improvements, here’s what’s new in this version:
- Updated version of Controller Editor 1.6.2 allows full MIDI map editing of the new TRAKTOR KONTROL S4, S2, X1, and TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1
- Fixed stability issues caused by m4a files containing embedded art previously edited in version 2.6.6
We recommend all TRAKTOR users keep their software up to date to ensure the best possible user experience.
To install the update, please start the NI Service Center. Open the ‘Update’ tab, make sure the checkbox for TRAKTOR is checked, and click the ‘Download’ button. When the download is finished, just click the ‘Install’ button.
The Native Instruments team
Traktor 2.6.8 — ready to download
I say ready, but NI’s servers were swamped earlier. Just as I was ready to publish, the Service Center (which I still loathe with a passion — I have to enter my system password to run it? C’mon…) finally connected, and is now downloading at full welly.
Not much to see in this release. And I think it’ll be a little while before we see anything significant DJ-wise from NI too. As we’ve mentioned in our NAMM coverage, Traktor was notable by its absence, and they were saying nothing but “it’s going to be a good year”. So we’ll continue to patiently wait for the next big thing, which I suspect will be hardware and software aka the increasingly mythical Traktor Pro 3 that we’ve all been waiting for.