updated 05:20 pm EDT, Wed July 23, 2008
NI updates TRAKTOR/SCRATCH
Native Instruments has released TRAKTOR 3.4 and TRAKTOR SCRATCH 1.3, free updates that refine the functionality of the music software applications. TRAKTOR 3 is a complete DJing solution for Mac users, offering the ability to mix digital music files, while TRAKTOR SCRATCH also adds the ability to use a vinyl or CD turntable to control all of the mixing. Both TRAKTOR 3 and TRAKTOR SCRATCH have been updated with crucial architectural improvements as well as enhanced time-code and MIDI control functionality. The new versions offer full Unicode support, allowing file names and tags to be in nearly any international script of language; both are also based on a revised high-performance audio engine that offers many functional advantages including hot-plugging and WASAPI support for Windows Vista.
Other improvements include increase tracking precision for scratching in relative mode, a new intelligent "Tracking Alert" function that gives early warning for adverse conditions such as work-out needles and a large number of detail optimizations and fixes.
The TRAKTOR 3.3 and TRACKTOR SCRATCH 1.3 updates are available for free for all users of the software.