Calling all DJ's!!! We want your feedback! We need DJ's like you to answer a few short questions about the way you DJ, how you DJ, and what you DJ with on a regular basis in order to help companies better understand the direction of the industry. We will randomly select a survey participant for the excellent grand prize in the form of a Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ Controller, (2) Stanton ST-150 Super-OEM turntables, and a Traktor Scratch Package to bring it all together for some DVS timecode fun!
The Traktor Kontrol S2 Digital DJ controller is now near the end of it's product run as Native Instruments slashes the price before making space in their warehouses for the "future". Following the final pricedrop of the Traktor S4, the S2 is now also on sale for only $399. We reviewed the Traktor Kontrol S2 about two years ago and its still a VERY formidable controller for any DJ who needs a great compact controller for Traktor Pro.
Just as I'm heading out the door to drive less than an hour away to the DJ Expo in Atlantic City, Native Instruments sends me a new press release about their new Traktor DJ Cable. The Traktor DJ Cable is now available for only $19.99 and it works as a DJ splitter cable which turns one eighth-inch output into two separate output sockets. This is imperative for DJ's as one output is used to cue (or pre-listen) to the music in the headphones while the audience listens to the master output through the speakers.
The new Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2 has now shipped from Native Instruments to a local DJ gear store near you. The new Traktor X1 has most of the same functions as the original X1 including cue points, browse/load controls, effects, and loops, but adds a new touch-strip section in the middle of the unit that can control effects parameters, nudging for beatmatching, and for jumping to a particular section in a song. Our full review is on the way, but check out Felix Da Housecat using the X1 in this new NI demo.
Native Instruments releases five new Remix sets for Traktor DJ's to get busy with. The new releases include sets from contains sets from Tiga & Jori Hulkkonen, Moguai, Benjamin Damage, Pirupa and more.
Just a few short hours ago, I jumped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and the trusty Z2 Mixer for a quick freestyle session and I had my camera rolling to show you all some mixing love. Every month I will complete a quick freestyle DJ session while choosing songs from my newest Monthly Mixtape series called "DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts". My Blazing Cuts mixtape series consists of the hottest tracks that I chose for a particular month from the numerous songs on featured on DJbooth.net. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download my latest July 2013 mixtape.
A few short weeks ago, information surfaced from a popular DJ equipment sales site regarding a brand new Traktor X1 controller that was set to be released by NI the end of this summer. The rumors are now confirmed as the new Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2 has officially been announced by Native Instruments on Monday.
We've had the Traktor Kontrol Z1 mixing console interface in the DJbooth.net Lab for to test it out with the Traktor DJ App and the Traktor Pro and LE software. Check out the results in the full HD-Video and written review to see if this is the option for you. (The Traktor Kontrol Z1 is available now for $199 and comes bundled with Traktor LE for computer connectivity. The Traktor DJ App is now FREE from the App Store.)
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