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Serato is King in the Dj World, But Native Instruments just updated their Dj Software, Traktor 2, to give them a Run, See The Details:

Native Instruments Announces the next TRAKTOR

Generation

Revised DJ software and digital vinyl systems offer enhanced creative

versatility and usability, include new range of DJ audio interfaces

Berlin, February 10th, 2011 – Native Instruments today announced the

new TRAKTOR generation, which establishes the next level of power and

ease-of-use with its TRAKTOR PRO 2 software and TRAKTOR SCRATCH

PRO 2 digital vinyl system. Based on versatile new software features and

a revised audio interface line, the new product generation expands the

lead of Native Instruments’ TRAKTOR range and gives DJs even more

creative possibilities.

The new TRAKTOR generation is based on a revised high-visibility GUI

for intuitive operation under all conditions, and now offers up to four

powerful Sample Decks as well as the unique Loop Recorder. While each

Sample Deck can add up to four simultaneous samples or loops to the

mix, the Loop Recorder allows DJs to capture audio from various sources

on the fly and drop it back into the mix at any time, opening up creative

techniques far beyond conventional DJing.

A further major innovation of the new TRAKTOR generation is the new

“TruWave” technology. By displaying tracks and samples in all four decks

with high-resolution multi-colored waveforms, it gives deep insight into

the spectral properties of the music, visualizing both individual rhythmic

elements as well as general sonic characteristics. With four selectable

color schemes, an extra-wide zoom range and subpixel-accuracy

waveform rendering, TruWave allows DJs to read their tracks visually for

even more intuitive mixing.

The leading synchronization features in TRAKTOR have been further

expanded with a new “SoftSync” function that provides a unique

combination of convenient automatic beat-matching and hands-on

control. By keeping the tempo of multiple tracks in sync without

manipulating the phase, SoftSync accommodates the widest possible

range of mixing techniques both in TRAKTOR PRO 2 and in TRAKTOR

SCRATCH PRO 2. The effect selection of TRAKTOR has also been

expanded with four additional types that offer unique ways to create

dramatic breakdowns and other typical performance effects, including a

tape delay emulation and the new “Bouncer”, increasing the arsenal to

an unparalleled assortment of over 30 algorithms.

The timecode-controlled TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 combines the new

software generation with the new TRAKTOR AUDIO 10 interface, which

offers additional I/O, improved signal chain monitoring and a versatile

new bypass functionality over the previous AUDIO 8 model. With its true

analog “Direct Thru” functionality that can be controlled directly from

the TRAKTOR 2 software, TRAKTOR AUDIO 10 allows for easier

switchovers between DJ sets and is ideally suited for club installation.

Most features of the new TRAKTOR generation can also be found in the

new TRAKTOR DUO 2 versions, which offer a classic two-deck

configuration with additional dual sample decks and a compact effect

selection at an especially affordable price, with TRAKTOR SCRATCH

DUO 2 including the new TRAKTOR AUDIO 6 interface.

For the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 system, the new TRAKTOR PRO 2 will

replace the originally included TRAKTOR PRO S4 software. All KONTROL

S4 owners will receive a download upgrade free of charge.

Pricing and availability

All products within the new TRAKTOR PRO 2 generation will be available

in stores in April 2011. Suggested retail pricing:

TRAKTOR PRO 2 – $229 / 199 €

TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 – $669 / 599 €

TRAKTOR DUO 2 – $119 / 99 €

TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO 2 – $399 / 349 €

Update and upgrade pricing is available on the NI website.

Further product information and press material

Additional information on the TRAKTOR 2 generation is available at

http://www.native-instruments.de/traktor

A digital press kit including picture material is available at

http://www.native-instruments.com/press.info

International Press Contact

Constantin Köhncke

Public Relations Manager

E-Mail: constantin.koehncke@native-instruments.de

Phone: +49 (0)30 – 61 10 35 – 1600

About Native Instruments

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware

for computer-based music production and DJing. The company’s mission

is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions,

styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological

boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and

amateurs alike.

Native Instruments opened up the fascinating world of real-time sound

synthesis on standard computers in 1996, and today offers an extensive

product range for musicians, producers and DJs. The company currently

employs around 250 people in its two offices in Berlin and Los Angeles,

and works closely with more than 40 international distribution partners to

ensure its future growth and success.

DJ’S… WHO GONNA SWITCH FROM “SERATO” TO “TRAKTOR 2”????

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