Native Instruments Reviews

New Traktor Remix Sets by Suara, Cocoon, Mobilee, & More

The Traktor Remix Decks allows DJ’s to perform like producers in real-time while beatmashing and remixing with different sounds, loops, hotcues, and effects using different controllers like the Traktor Kontrol S8 and F1.  Traktor Pro 2 comes 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.  Check out the seven new Remix Sets created by various artists and record labels after the jump.

Maschine Prospect Haze Expansion

The NI Team is always releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep the creative juices flowing for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for Hip-Hop producers is called Prospect Haze and it comes with melodic sounds and grooves from the 90’s “golden-age” Hip-Hop era.  There’s also a version available for the iMaschine iphone app. Check out the details in the press release from NI and the links after the jump.

[Review] Traktor Kontrol S8 Controller

The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 is the latest and greatest DJ controller from NI that can operate as a completely Stand-Alone 4-channel mixer, has touch sensitive controls, high quality user-replaceable faders, and dual high resolution screens for all the Traktor information one could need without glancing at their laptop.  The Remix decks controls replace the jog wheels and pitch sliders for each deck, so it may not be for everyone… Check out our review video to see our thoughts.

Native Instruments Happy Holidays & More [Video]

Native Instruments has been busy this month as they’ve recently received one of the Best Co-signs of the new Traktor Kontrol S8 controller from DJ Legend Carl Cox and they’re also giving users a lot to celebrate for this season with a bunch of free downloadable gifts from the NI website.  Check out the Carl Cox video and the full details on how to get your free NI gifts after the jump.

NI KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 Holiday Pricedrop!

We’ve recently reviewed the Native Instruments Maschine Studio and their Komplete Kontrol S49 Keyboard and we quickly determined that you would need a separate soundcard in order to use these production tools.  Native Instruments has their own professional 24-bit/96 kHz sound and zero latency USB soundcard interface called the Komplete Audio 6 that is now on sale for only $199 until December 31st, 2014.

Native Instruments Maschine 2.2 Update

Native Instruments have just released a software update for our favorite beat-making device Maschine.  The Maschine 2.2 software update allows for full and seamless integration with the recently reviewed NI Komplete Kontrol S-Series Keyboards, touch sensitive controls for the Maschine Studio knobs, and new scale and Arpeggiator modes to open up new creative possibilities.

Happy Thanksgiving from Native Instruments

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday… Native Instruments has decided to show some love by giving 50% discounts on select Komplete Instruments, the Maschine 2 software update, and the Full Traktor Pro 2 software for the next five days!  We recently reviewed the Komplete Ultimate software and the Maschine Studio with the new update as well with excellent results.  Take advantage of these savings soon as these deals end on December 1st.


NI has released their three new MIDI Keyboard controllers that work perfect harmony with the catalog of the musical instruments in the brand new Komplete 10 software packages.  The NI Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards come in 25-key S25, 49-key S49, and 61-key S61 variants which are all identical in features but differ in size to accommodate the number of keys.  Watch our video review of the S49 Komplete Keyboard & Software.

Traktor Kontrol S8 Out Now [Video]

The new Traktor Kontrol S8 Flagship DJ controller is now available for purchase at the many different Native Instruments retailers around the World. The Traktor Kontrol S8 can operate as a completely Stand-Alone 4-channel mixer, it has touch sensitive controls, high quality user-replaceable faders, and dual high resolution screens for all the Traktor information one could need without glancing at their laptop.

Traktor Pro 2.7 Released

The new Traktor Pro 2.7.0 update is now released and with it comes support for the new Traktor Kontrol S8, the ability to use MK1 or MK2 Traktor timecode vinyl for DVS users, and a host of other improvements.  The new Freeze/Slicer mode which was a huge hit on the Traktor DJ App is now available in Traktor 2.7.0 and it can be MIDI mapped to any controller the user sees fit.


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