NI Traktor Kontrol X1 DJ Controller Now Available


Today Native Instruments announced the official availability of its Traktor Kontrol X1 controller.  In addition to being specifically designed for perfect integration with NI’s Traktor, the Kontrol X1 is able to control any of the various MIDI-compatible software tools offered by other manufacturers.

NI Traktor X1 carries a suggested retail price of $229.  Visit Native Instruments for more info.

Hit the break for a video of Traktor Kontrol X1 in action featuring DJ’s Rafik, Klever, Craze, and more.

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DJ Rafik Performs w/ Traktor Scratch, X1 & Maschine

Get inspired by 2007 DMC World Champion DJ Rafik as he does damage with Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro.  Rafik highlights some of Traktor’s live performance capabilities by utilizing cue points and built-in effects while using both Maschine and the Kontrol X1 as controllers.

More after the break!

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Grandmaster Flash Demos Analog vs. Digital DJ’ing

Grandmaster Flash gives a quick demonstration of his classic cutting style using traditional vinyl, then fires up NI Traktor for a lesson in digital vinyl evolution. Notable Quote: "Hip-hop is built on the 70’s.  If there was no 70’s hip-hop, there’d be no hip-hop today."

Win A Copy of TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO! (Contest)

Crate Kings and Native Instruments have teamed up for a contest like no other!  You’ve already seen the video of DJ Craze and DJ Klever battling it out, now here’s your chance to win your very own complete copy of the newly introduced Native Instruments TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO digital vinyl system! For those that don’t … Read more

Traktor Pro + Traktor Scratch Pro Announced by Native Instruments


The digital vinyl combat has heated up with Native Instruments’ announcement of Traktor Pro and Traktor Scratch Pro. 

On the software end, Traktor Pro features revised functions such as cueing and looping, extended MIDI syncing, incremental track search, portable collection and setting files, dedicated key correction and filter sections for each deck.  Traktor Scratch Pro includes both Tracktor Pro Software and the Audio 8 DJ interface with a set of time-coded vinyl and CD’s.

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