Scheduled to hit our store early next month (July 2013), we're pleased to announce the new Traktor Kontrol Z1 from Native Instruments. This compact little mixer is extremely versatile. You can either connect it to your computer via USB for a way of getting more hands-on with Traktor Pro 2 software, or you can hook it up to an iPad or iPhone and use it with Traktor DJ on the iOS platform (it even comes with a 30-pin iOS cable for connecting up)!
The Traktor Kontrol Z1 is a portable two-channel mixer controller with a pro-quality built-in soundcard. You can connect your headphones directly to it and even hook up a pair of powered speakers or amp!
Some fantastic news for all DJs out there. Traktor version 2.5.1 software provides plug-and-play usability with Pioneer's CDJ Series (2000, 900 and 400) and the DJM-900 Nexus mixer thanks to its advanced HID support! This means that you now get seamless integration between these Pioneer products and Traktor software, allowing you to use your CDJs as hardware controllers for Traktor software and display all relevant information on the CDJ screen!
You will be pleased to learn that Pioneer have added their DDJ-ERGO controller and their S-DJ speaker range to their £80 cashback promotion, which is also currently running with their DDJ-S1 and DDJ-T1 controllers.
From now until August 31st 2012, you can grab yourself HUGE savings on Native Instruments products, specifically Maschine and Maschine Mikro hybrid groove stations and the Traktor Kontrol S4 professional DJ controller. The offer is only available while stocks last so be quick! Read on for pricing information...
On 7th July 2012 between 1pm and 5pm, we will be hosting a FREE Traktor Kontrol F1 masterclass at our current Poole store on Nuffield Road. The afternoon will introduce the new features of the Traktor F1 controller, and will show how you can use it to control the new features of Traktor 2.5, in particular the innovative Remix Decks. This free session will teach you how to master the F1's DJ-centric features, without having to plough through the user-manual.
It's an exciting month for digital DJs, with Traktor 2.5 due for release on May 30th, bringing with it it's innovative new Remix Decks, which allow you to launch loops and samples and then mash them together and control everything as one song! The Traktor Kontrol F1 has been introduced to allow for hands on control over these new features of Traktor, for a more intuitive, creative performance.
Here is a short video showing how you can sync Arturia's Spark hybrid drum machine with Native Instruments' industry-leading Traktor DJ software. The video is topped off with a nice little performance demonstration! Check it out!
Traktor Pro 2.5 is due for release on May 30th 2012, bringing with it a handful of powerful new features, new products, money-saving packages and FREE updates! The main update of Traktor Pro 2.5 is the inclusion of brand new 'Remix Decks', which allow you to launch loops and samples in a way that blurs the line between DJing and live performance, for even more creative, mind-blowing sets!