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First look at Traktor Kontrol S8

Here’s a first run through of Native Instruments’ Traktor Kontrol S8 courtesy of http://www.djtechtools.com

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Introducing: Maschine Studio

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Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2

Native Instruments recently announced their newest controller, the Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2. It looks pretty slick with the touchstrip that works similar with Pioneer’s CDJ-2000 Nexus strip. It’s gonna be out on August 1st and priced at $229.

Traktor Kontrol Z1

Native Instruments just announced their latest gadget, an ultra portable 2 channel mixer for Traktor DJ and Traktor Pro. Basically it’s a 2 channel mixer with built in sound card that is compatible for both your iOS devices and your laptop. I guess it you have the Traktor Kontrol X1 & F1 + Z1 you noww have a somewhat modular system for your digital DJ needs (in laptop at least). Anyway, more detail to follow. In the meantime, check out the video teaser.

Traktor for iPad

The time has come when you could actually DJ only with iPad. At least that’s what Native Instruments promised with what I presumed to be their soon to be released Traktor apps. IT appeared to be a full blown DJ software as opposed to just controller. This teaser got me pretty excited though. As a ig time user of TouchOSC, I’m already used to interfacing with touchscreen. The prospect of DJing only with iPad is definitely something that I look forward to. No more carrying laptop. Looking forward to this exciting app.

Update:
Traktor DJ is out now on iTunes App Store and it’s $19.99. It requires minimum iPad 2 or later. Buy it here.

Tutorial on How to Create Gated Trance Pad in NI Massive (video tutorial)

I’ve been planning to add new tutorial section for this blog. Finally I made my first one. Hopefully this will become regular series.

Imogen Heap performing with Musical Glove as Ableton Live controller

Imogen HEap is one of the few mainstream pop music that never shied away from technology. Story of Heap using exotic controller such as Monome are well documented. Now she steps up the game by using this cutting edge Musical Glove as her controller for Ableton Live. Just check it out because they are just awesome. If this is the future all I can say is WOW!