The Traktor Kontrol Z2 is currently my weapon of choice for my own DJ gigs, everyday mixing, and scratching routines. The Z2 mixer has professional build quality and comes with everything users need to get started with a full Traktor Digital Vinyl System including the timecode vinyl/CD's and the full Traktor Pro 2 software right in the box. Users only need to supply a compatible computer, CD/vinyl decks, and music files to start spinning. NI has just announced a new Z2 'Heavy Valentine' Sale which drops the price to only $599 from now until Feb 28th.
Today NI has released an Urgent update for all Traktor Pro 2.6.6 users that will fix a critical data-loss issue that causes playlists to become corrupted after tracks in a user library have been relocated. NI is asking all current 2.6.6 users to immediately upgrade to the new 2.6.7 file which is now located in the Native Instruments Service Center for free download.
First and foremost, I hope you are all enjoying the holidays as much as I am. Native Instruments also hopes to make this holiday season a bit more enjoyable by giving all who purchase a new Traktor Kontrol Z1 a free copy of the full flagship Traktor Pro 2 software. We originally reviewed the Traktor Kontrol Z1 compact mixing console a few months ago and we noted that it only comes bundled with Traktor LE (light edition) with limited features. From now until January 10th, 2014 anyone who purchases a new Z1 can take advantage of all the additional functionality using the free upgrade to Traktor Pro 2.
The Black Friday sales from last week will continue on for the next few days for DJ's and Producers who are interested in saving some money on Serato or Native Instruments products. The Serato team has a whole webpage of 50-percent-off items including special edition noisemap control vinyl, slipmats, and more while Native Instruments has launched the THANKSGIVING XXL which is an extensive 50% off Thanksgiving sales special on most of their products including KOMPLETE, MASCHINE Expansions, and TRAKTOR PRO 2 all at the NI Online Shop.
Just last week we finished the in-depth HD-video and written reviews of the new Native Instruments Maschine Studio Music Production MIDI Controller. We found that the Maschine Studio is an extremely powerful device that can help music makers produce professional tracks using this very tactile production centerpiece. The powerful Drum Synth that's included in the new Maschine 2.0 allows users to tailor their drum sounds to suit their individual style.
Native Instruments has launched the new Maschine Studio MIDI-controller production system along with the new version 2.0 of its software and we've got our hands on both for a full written and video review. The new Native Instruments Maschine Studio hardware is bigger than both the Maschine and Maschine Mikro and provides best-in-class control with two new hi-res color displays, a new edit section with a large jog wheel, and the same responsive 16-multi-color backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads. The Maschine 2.0 software provides lots of improvements to the user interface and works better and faster on all three Maschine Production devices. Check out the full HD-Video and written reviews below to see if this powerful production controller is for you.
Native Instruments has just announced their new flagship Production hardware, the Maschine Studio, and new software, Maschine 2.0. The new Maschine Studio hardware is bigger than the original and provides best-in-class control with two new hi-res color displays, a new edit section with a large jog wheel, and responsive 16-multi-color backlit pads. The Maschine 2.0 software provides lots of improvements to the user interface and works better and faster on all three Maschine Production devices. We have a new Maschine Studio in the DJbooth.net lab for the full video and written reviews which will be available shortly. Check out the unboxing & first impressions video to see all that comes in the package.
If you've been keeping up with Traktor, then you know that the Remix Decks allows DJ's to perform like producers in real-time while beatmashing and remixing with different sounds, loops, and effects using different controllers. The Remix Decks originally came with a few Remix sets to get users started, but NI has made sure to keep releasing Fresh and New Remix Sets for users to play with, all for a small fee.
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