updated 12:40 pm EDT, Mon October 9, 2006
NI debuts Traktor 3.2
Native Instruments today announced that its DJ Division will completely concentrate its operations on the Traktor platform and retire the FinalScratch product line in favor of its Traktor platform. NI said it will develop integrated solutions for the DJ market based on its own internal hardware engineering capabilities and expertise, as its partnership with Stanton Magnetics based on their FinalScratch digital DJ system will mutually expire in 2006--with both companies expected to focus on their respective product lines following that date. In addition, NI said that will continue to maintain the FinalScratch user forum on its website until December 31st 2006, but will take steps to provide a single software solution to users by offering a Traktor 3 upgrade ($120/€100) to existing users of FinalScratch 1/2 and to Traktor 3 LE. The company has renamed Traktor DJ Studio 3 to simply "Traktor 3," and adjusted pricing to $230/€200. Due in early November, the free Traktor 3.2 will include a range of new features and improvements as well as support for Intel-based Macs.