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Traktor DJ 2 First Look and Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 Review

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at two new offerings from Native Instruments.

The Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 updates the controller to make it more beginner-friendly. Also aimed at beginners, the Traktor DJ 2 app now includes the ability to stream music using SoundCloud Go+ among other improvements.

Watch Mo’s first look and review above.

Related Post: First Look: Native Instruments Traktor Pro 3.1

Native Instruments Announces Details of MASSIVE X

Native Instruments Massive X

Native Instruments Massive X
MASSIVE X. (Source: Native Instruments)

Native Instruments has revealed the details of MASSIVE X, a long-awaited update to their popular sound design software. It is scheduled for a June release.

MASSIVE X comes with a redesigned user interface, over 100 wavetables, new modulation options, and more. It will be available as a free download for users of Native Instruments’ KOMPLETE 12 software.

Read more about MASSIVE X here.

Related: First Look: Native Instruments Traktor Pro 3.1

First Look: Native Instruments Traktor Pro 3.1

Traktor Pro 3.1

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at Native Instruments’ Traktor Pro 3.1. The update includes bug fixes, tweaks, and for the first time, parallel waveforms.

Warning for Windows users

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Native Instruments Releases Traktor Pro 3.1

Traktor Pro

Traktor Pro
Traktor Pro. (Source: Native Instruments)

Native Instruments has released an update to their flagship DJ software, Traktor Pro 3.1. The update was announced at the NAMM Show in January.

Traktor Pro 3.1 introduces a number of new features in addition to the standard stability improvements and bug fixes. Screen layout options now include both a parallel waveform view and a single-deck view. DJs who use the Kontrol S8 and D2 now have the option of custom-mapping their controllers.

Native Instruments has also upgraded the firmware for the Kontrol S4, allowing the controller to be used as a standalone mixer with no laptop needed.

Traktor Pro 3.1 is a free upgrade for Traktor Pro 3 owners.

Related: Review: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Controller

Consejos y Trucos: Review del Software Traktor Pro 3 de Native Instruments

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En octubre, Native Instruments lanzó una actualización de su software para DJs, el Traktor Pro 3. El nuevo software fue la primera actualización de la compañía en años. Hoy, Luis Martínez nos muestra algunos de los cambios y explica por qué los DJs van a querer comprar la nueva versión. Mira el video arriba en un nuevo episodio de Consejos y Trucos de DJcity Latino.

English translation (traducción en inglés):

In October, Native Instruments released its upgraded Traktor Pro 3 software, the company’s first significant update to its software in years. Today, Luis Martinez walks us through some of the changes and explains why DJs may want to get the new version. Watch above on this week’s episode of DJcity Latino‘s Consejos y Trucos.

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Review: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Controller

Traktor Kontrol S4

After years of not releasing any DJ equipment, Native Instruments returned to the game in October and unveiled its Traktor Pro 3 software. It also announced two updated controllers: the Traktor Kontrol S2 and S4.

On this week’s Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx delivers his long-awaited review of the S4 and looks at Traktor Pro 3.

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Consejos y Trucos: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 Mk2 Review


In the first few episodes of DJcity Latino‘s Consejos y Trucos series, Luis Martinez has reviewed Denon DJ and Pioneer DJ products. Now, he examines one of Native Instruments’ most popular controllers, the Traktor Kontrol X1 Mk2.

Watch his review above.

Spanish translation (traducción en español):

En los primeros episodios de la serie Consejos y Trucos de DJcity Latino, Luis Martínez ha revisado productos de Denon DJ y Pioneer DJ. Ahora, el examina uno de los controladores más populares de Native Instruments, el Traktor Kontrol X1 Mk2.

Mira su review arriba.

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Watch Rafik, Kireek and Yuto Throw Down at Native Instruments’ Tokyo Studio


Before winning the DMC World Championship on Saturday, DJ Yuto stopped by Native Instruments’ studio in Tokyo for a cut session. He was joined by 2007 DMC World Champion DJ Rafik and former five-time DMC World Team Champions Kireek. They were equipped with four Technics turntables, three Native Instruments Z2 mixers, and two custom Native Instruments Maschine controllers. Watch above to see what happened.

Related: Japan’s DJ Yuto Wins DMC World Championship

‘Native Sessions’ Live Stream Feat. Craze, Rafik, and Unkut

Former DMC world champions Craze, Rafik, and Unkut will be featured in Native Instruments’ latest Native Sessions live stream tomorrow (Thursday, December 10).
The event, which will broadcast from Prince Charles club in Berlin, will look at the innovations, techniques, and lineage of turntablist culture. There will also be performances.
Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions via a dedicated live chat.
The session begins at 10.30 a.m. PST on Native Instruments’ website.
Related: Watch Shiftee’s Workshop on the History of Turntablism

Native Instruments Introduces iMaschine 2

iMaschine 2
Native Instruments has released iMaschine 2, a new version of their mobile app that enables producers to make full tracks on-the-go.
iMaschine 2 introduces new features including the Arranger, Step Mode, and functionality from Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol keyboard.
It’s also the first music production app to make use of Apple’s 3D Touch feature, which senses how much pressure is being applied to the display. The technology has been implemented to improve iMaschine’s workflow and creative functionality.
Watch a demo below featuring Los Angeles producer Tk Kayembe and download iMaschine 2 from the App Store.

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