Using QuNeo As An Effects Controller For Traktor

After about 90 seconds of music (no narration, just annotated screens), Mapping Genius walks viewers through how to use the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo controller as a touch – sensitive effects controller for Native Instruments’ Traktor.

This mapping controls beat and sound coloring effects, has hotcues, flux mode, and loop control, and is available as a free download from Mapping Genius’ website.

Native Instruments Teases Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ System

Native Instruments today published a video (above) that teases its new “flagship, all-in-one” DJ controller Traktor Kontrol S8.

The video is disappointingly short on up-close glimpses of the controller and long on beautiful people in Ibiza and “high profile artists” offering their first impressions of the Traktor Kontrol S8.
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House Icon MK in Native Instruments Video: ‘Future of DJing = No Vinyl’

Native Instruments today kicked off “The Future of DJing,” a new video series featuring international artists and showcasing how new technologies found on Traktor products inspire creativity.

Throughout the summer, The Future of DJing series will profile the artist, and explore how technological innovation plays a role in their performance. With The Future of DJing video series, Native Instruments says they aim to kick-start discussions with artists, labels, and the media about the future of DJing.
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Native Instruments Updates Traktor Kontrol S4, S2 DJ Systems

Native Instruments today announced new versions of its 4-channel DJ system Traktor Kontrol S4 and its 2-channel counterpart, the Traktor Kontrol S2.

Kontrol S4 and S2 combine a DJ mixing interface, built-in 24 bit/96 kHz sound card, and an intuitive interface in a DJ system engineered for control of NI’s Traktor software.

Both the S4 and S2 boast an improved look with added control over the newest features of Traktor Pro 2. Additionally, the Kontrol S4 and S2 are both now “plug-and-play” with Traktor DJ for iPad and iPhone.

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Native Instruments Introduces Traktor DJ Cable For Mobile DJ Setups

Native Instruments has released TRAKTOR DJ cable, a compact audio splitter designed for mobile DJ setups using an iPhone, iPad or a laptop.

Following the iOS app TRAKTOR DJ, the TRAKTOR DJ cable offers a simplified solution that splits audio from TRAKTOR’s virtual decks into two outputs. When used with TRAKTOR DJ or TRAKTOR PRO 2, this allows headphone track cueing for more fluid mixing.

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Traktor 2.5 DJ Software Now Available – Here’s What’s New

Native Instruments has released Traktor 2.5, the latest version of their popular DJ software.

Version 2.5 introduces Remix Decks, a feature that seems to have taken a little inspiration from the Session View of Ableton Live. Remix Decks give you 64 slots, each able to hold loops, samples or entire tracks.

Details on the Traktor 2.5 below. See the NI site for pricing and upgrade info.

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Maago Intros 4×4 DJ Controller & 4×4 Virtual Controller For iOS

Maago has introduced a new hardware DJ controller, the 4×4, along with a virtual version of it for iOS, the 4×4 Virtual.

The Maago 4×4, shown above, is designed to give you ‘total control over Traktor’. Here’s what they have to say about it:

With more than 20 knobs and 40 buttons, this new hardware is built in a sturdy aluminum case and will be the perfect controller for all TRAKTOR PRO™ versions and any DJ software that supports the MIDI protocol. Simply connect the Maago 4×4 unit to a computer running TRAKTOR™ (or other DJ software) and gain instant control of your 4 decks, 4 effect parameters, loop controls, etc, all at same time and with no need to use the shift button to reach all these functions. High quality rotary knobs with a heavy-duty feel and 40 backlit buttons provide real visual and tactile feedback of your workflow, letting you perform on TRAKTOR™ without having to touch your computer.

Hardware Details

  • Buttons and knobs:
  • 40 high quality back lit buttons
  • 71 high quality buttons
  • 42 high quality small buttons
  • 11 high quality rotary enconders
  • 8 high quality knobs
  • 4 leds
  • Connections:
    • 2 USB ports / 1 Midi out + 1 Midi in
  • Dimensions:
    • 120 mm (4.7? ) x 52 mm (2?) x 294mm (11.5?)

    Pricing and availability are to be announced. See the Maago site for details.

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