Traktor 2.5 is HERE! (Video)
Our good friends over at Native Instruments dropped a jem on the DJ-world earlier this week while I was sick and away in Denver for other business. Sorry I didn't get to this as fast as I should have, but better late than never! Traktor 2.5 with the new remix decks is now available for free upgrade download for current Traktor 2.0 users. Traktor 2.5 can also be bought for only $90 for users who do not currently have Traktor. We'll have the full HD-Video in-depth Review of the new Traktor 2.5 and the Traktor F1 hardware as soon as its released in a week or two, but I've had the update for a few hours now and at first glance these are the improvements I can see...
-Better MIDI Mapper
-Better Input/Output session recognition
-Lower CPU usage
-Remix "slots" can play full tracks, samples, loops, one-shots, and more!
Check out the video & Press release below and then you can head on over to NI to get your software early!
Words From Native Instruments Traktor Peeps…
Native Instruments releases TRAKTOR PRO 2.5
Berlin, 24th of May, 2012 - Native Instruments today announced the availability of TRAKTOR PRO 2.5. This latest version introduces the innovative Remix Decks™, giving access to a powerful loop suite made up of 64 slots, each able to hold loops, one-shot samples or even tracks. DJs can control up to four Remix Decks™ at once and save their work as an entire Remix Set™. To help DJs get started with the new technology, Native Instruments are giving away a selection of Remix Sets™, many of which were prepared by renowned artists. The free content, which amounts to 1.4 GB in total and covers a diverse selection of genres, is available to all users once they register TRAKTOR PRO 2.5.
Users of any TRAKTOR Generation 2 product will receive a free upgrade to the new 2.5 version. It also comes bundled with any TRAKTOR hardware, including TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 – set to hit stores worldwide on May 30th. TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 was designed specifically to control the Remix Decks™ and provides full and tactile control over the new feature, benefiting from seamless bi-directional software-hardware integration and offering full visual feedback through the multi-colored LED pads.
Traktor Pro 2.5 can also be bought individually from the NI Online Shop, and costs $89 / 79 € / 7800 YEN. All owners of TRAKTOR PRO 2, TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2, TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 and TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 will receive TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 as a free update.
The wait is over: TRAKTOR PRO 2.5, featuring the powerful new Remix Deck™ technology, is now available. As a TRAKTOR PRO 2 user, you can get the free update to 2.5 right now using the Service Center. Watch TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 in action as techno explorer Stewart Walker flexes the Remix Decks using two TRAKTOR KONTROL F1s and his TRAKTOR KONTROL S4.
HOW TO INSTALL THE TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 SOFTWARE UPDATE
Log in to the NI Service Center on your computer – you’ll see a new TRAKTOR version (2.5) is available. Download, install and launch it – TRAKTOR PRO 2 will open with all your existing track collection and meta data (BPM values, cue points, etc.) intact.
Kareem Julien (AKA DJ Blaze) has been a hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, and Club DJ since 1993. DJ Blaze has reviewed over 100 pieces of DJ Equipment and continues to provide the DJ community with high quality DJ gear reviews and updates related to DJ equipment and DJ culture.
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