Thursday, July 1, 2010
Native Instruments TRAKTOR PRO
Native Instruments TRAKTOR PRO
TRAKTOR PRO is the new benchmark in digital DJing. Mix digital files on four decks, using the high-quality internal mixer or external hardware, and the best effects suite around. Fully primed for professional use, TRAKTOR PRO redefines the art of DJing. TRAKTOR PRO sets the standard for power, reliability, and creativity in DJing. The culmination of a decade of DJ software development, TRAKTOR PRO perfectly meets pro DJs’ needs. With streamlined industry-standard workflows, 24 creative new effects, pre-assigned yet flexible MIDI mapping of all major controllers, premium sound quality and up to four playback decks, TRAKTOR PRO is in a class of its own.
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Four To The Floor
With four decks, TRAKTOR PRO makes adding tracks, loops or samples a breeze. Ultra-precise beat detection and an automatic beat-grid give you the BPM readings you need for mixing, while the Sync Lock function ensures that beat-matched tracks never drift out of time. Intelligent loop and cue functions let you easily remix tracks on the fly with this state of the art DJ software.
TRAKTOR In Effect
TRAKTOR PRO’s onboard mixer integrates the Allen & Heath™ Xone: 92™ 4-band EQ and filters, giving you full control of the frequency spectrum. The incredible TRAKTOR PRO effects section offers four independent effect units which can load any of the effects either in "single" or in "group" mode allowing to configure unique sounding effect chains. Everything from studio-quality delays to professional tempo-synced performance effects are included, all built using Native Instruments' REAKTOR technology.
Watch the FX demo video
The TRAKTOR PRO user interface has been enhanced for maximum ease of use of our DJ software. High contrast, scalable fonts and intelligent grouping simplify your workflow and keep you focused on the mix. The addition of the intuitive "Crate Flick" search lets you visually flip through your collection’s cover art with ease.
TRAKTOR PRO is completely flexible. You can use your mouse and keyboard, the new TRAKTOR KONTROL X1, or another MIDI controller — all major controller brands now feature pre-mapped yet fully customizable MIDI assignments for TRAKTOR PRO. You can also upgrade to TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO, and utilize turntables or CD decks to control your setup. An expansion pack for TRAKTOR PRO users includes the timecode contro plug-in, AUDIO 8 DJ interface, Multicore cables and vinyl and CD control discs.
TRAKTOR KONTROL X1
TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 is the first official TRAKTOR controller, allowing you to get hands-on with TRAKTOR PRO. Simply connect the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 to a computer running TRAKTOR (or other performance software) and gain instant control of your decks and effect parameters. Robust rotary knobs with a heavy-duty feel and backlit buttons provide precise visual and tactile status feedback- letting you delve deep inside TRAKTOR without having to touch your computer.
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PERFECT INTEGRATION with MASCHINE
TRAKTOR works in perfect harmony with the self-contained groovebox and powerful groove production studioMASCHINE. Sync MASCHINE to TRAKTOR and use the AUDIO 8 DJ to route the MASCHINE audio to your mixer. Simultaneously use the MASCHINE hardware as a MIDI controller for TRAKTOR.
Watch the MASCHINE controlling TRAKTOR video
See MASCHINE and TRAKTOR in action in three amazing videos, featuring 3-time World DMC Champion DJ Rafik.
The most important features at a glance
* Professional DJ software, integrating industry-standard workflows into an intuitive and stylish interface
* Modular user interface featuring 4 playback decks with automatic beat-gridding of tracks, advanced beat detection and Sync Lock for perfect mixing
* 28 professional effects - tempo sync to any deck or route an external source through the industry-leading effects section
* Auto Loop makes it easy to create synchronized loops on the fly with precise control over loop In and Out points
* Fully featured 4-channel mixer, emulating the Xone: 92™ 4-band EQ and filters by Allen & Heath and three other high end equalizers
* Real-time track management with incremental search, Crate Flick artwork browsing, iPod™ and iTunes compatibility
* Play, cue, jog wheel control, hot cues, and loop setting / adjusting follow the same intuitive workflow as industry-standard hardware
* Automatic gain control based on perceived loudness; high-quality key correction
* Directly record your set to disk with the integrated recorder supporting internal and external audio input
* Supports multiple MIDI controllers and advanced MIDI assignments, as well as the sync'ing of external gear through MIDI clock functionality
TRAKTOR PRO and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO are 4 deck, fully featured premium tools designed for to meet the highest standards of functionality required by professional DJs.
TRAKTOR DUO and TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO are 2 deck DJ tools featuring a more limited set of features from TRAKTOR PRO and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO.
The TRAKTOR family can also be split into two further camps - those with "SCRATCH" in their name are capable of hands-on vinyl and CD control and come with an audio interface and those without are software only products.
Please also see our other comparison charts:
Audio interfaces comparison chart…
TRAKTOR LE vs. PRO comparison chart…
TRAKTOR DUO TRAKTOR PRO TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO
Type DJ Software DJ Software Digital Vinyl System Digital Vinyl System
Included sound interface None None AUDIO 4 DJ AUDIO 8 DJ
Timecode control (vinyl and/or CDs) No No Yes Yes
Decks 2 4 2 4
Effects 6 +filter Over 20 6 +filter Over 20
Chain FX Yes Yes Yes Yes
Send FX / Advanced Mode No Yes No Yes
Crate Flick Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full iTunes & iPod compatibility Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto Beatgridding & Sync Lock Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quantized Mode No Yes No Yes
Instant Loop & Set Cue Button Yes Yes Yes Yes
EQ Types Classic EQ 4 EQ types Classic EQ 4 EQ types
Filter types Classic filter Classic & Xone options Classic filter Classic & Xone options
Industry standard workflows Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hotkey control Fixed Customizable Fixed Customizable
Easy Setup Wizard Yes Yes Yes Yes
MIDI Assignments Fully customizable, multiple Fully customizable, multiple Fully customizable, multiple Fully customizable, multiple
MIDI Clock / Master Clock No Yes No Yes
Recording No Yes No Yes
Cruise Mode (Autoplay) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internet Broadcasting No Yes No Yes
Customizable Layouts No Yes No Yes
Multiple MIDI devices Yes Yes Yes Yes
TRAKTOR SCRATCH is authorized for use under license of patents owned by N2IT Holding B.V., including U.S. Patent Nos. 7,012,184 B2 and 7,238,874 B2.
Compatibility, System Requirements, Drivers
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS
MP3, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, non-DRM WMA**, non-DRM AAC
** WMA playback supported only on Windows
Windows® XP (SP3, 32 bit) or Windows Vista® (SP1, 32/64 bit) or Windows® 7 (32/64 bit), Pentium® IV or Athlon 1.4 GHz (SSE1), 1 GB RAM
Mac OS® X 10.5/10.6, Intel®Core (TM) Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM
100 MB free disk space required (minimum), DVD drive
ASIO™, Core Audio™, DirectSound, WASAPI™