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.
I just got myself a new DJTT Midi Fighter 3D. Between that and Traktor Kontrol F1 and iPad running TouchOSC plus a macbook pro running Traktor 2.5.1, DJing has turn into completely different kind of beast. All these gadgets does open up new possibility in term of creativity. But at the same time, it kinda takes the fun out of DJing. It was so much simpler when all we had were a box of records, a pair of 1200s and a mixer.
Native Instruments just release a teaser video about their latest toy. It’s something that appears to be a full functioning 2 channel mixer with integrated Kontrol X1 (FX & Hot Cues) and I assume, audio interface that will let you plug a device and have timecode control. My wish is that it has 2 USB plug to make switching between 2 djs less of a hassle. Well, no details on pricing and specs from NI yet. So just enjoy the video for the time being.