Native Instruments has just released TRAKTOR 3.3, a free update for its popular DJ software. The new version includes a range of improvements, including integration with TRAKTOR SCRATCH, extending its versatility and flexibility with up to four simultaneous playback decks.
In its new version, the TRAKTOR 3 software can now be used together with TRAKTOR SCRATCH to form a powerful DJ tool that combines advanced performance features with precise turntable and CD control. The combination of TRAKTOR 3 and TRAKTOR SCRATCH now enables up to four full-featured playback decks, which can be simultaneously controlled through any combination of turntables or CD players, as well as synced among each other. It is even possible to synchronize the playback of external MIDI gear and other MIDI-capable performance software with TRAKTOR 3, making them seamlessly follow the speed and exact movements of TRAKTOR SCRATCH turntable or CD control, which opens up additional new performance possibilities for ambitious DJs.
Further benefits for TRAKTOR SCRATCH owners include advanced looping features with with multiple storable loops per track and flexible loop manipulation, live internet broadcasting, non-destructive mix recording, and the advanced GUI customization options of TRAKTOR 3. The full-featured software mixer with analog-modelled EQs and full MIDI control in TRAKTOR 3 also gives DJs the option to use TRAKTOR SCRATCH without an external hardware mixer.
TRAKTOR 3.3 also brings numerous additional improvements over the previous version, including an extensively refined and more flexible user interface, a reworked effects section, extended MIDI sync options, improved Beatport integration, enhanced iTunes and iPod support, compatibility with Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”, and a revised user manual. Furthermore, a wide range of performance and stability improvements in every area of the software make TRAKTOR 3.3 more robust and responsive than ever.
The 3.3 update for Windows and Mac OS X is now available as a free download for all registered users of TRAKTOR 3 on the NI website.
A demo version of TRAKTOR 3.3 with fully functional TRAKTOR SCRATCH integration is also available for download.
Owners of TRAKTOR SCRATCH can purchase TRAKTOR 3 at an upgrade price of $99/EUR 119.