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NI previews Traktor Pro, Traktor Scratch Pro

updated 04:20 pm EDT, Thu October 16, 2008

NI debuts Traktor Pro

Native Instruments has announced an upcoming expansion to its Traktor DJ software, Traktor Pro. Pro utilizes an updated interface with four decks, specifically improved for live performers; the layout is said to be high-contrast and scalable, with cue and looping controls altered to be easier to use on the fly. Native has likewise added the Crate Flick feature, which lets DJs browse music files as if they were in a typical record crate.

Supporting the interface changes is a new performance effects section, divided into two multi-effect units with a combined total of over 20 effect types such as Iceverb and Reverse Grain. To create more original sounds, DJs can chain together up to six effects.

The MIDI component of the program has been enhanced with a "MIDI modifier" function, which permits dynamic and/or multi-layered assignments to knobs and faders. Changes to MIDI sync should meanwhile enable integrated use of add-ons, like drum machines or sequencing software.

Traktor Pro is expected to ship on November 1st for $229; arriving at the same time will be Traktor Scratch Pro, a bundle of Traktor Pro with the Audio 8 DJ interface and a collection of time-code records and CDs. Scratch Pro is expected to cost $669, though people who already own Traktor Scratch and Traktor 3 will get a free software upgrade.

by MacNN Staff





  1. vegenaut

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Traktor PRO

    "though people who already own Traktor Scratch and Traktor 3 will get a free software upgrade."

    This is incorrect. The software upgrade (both boxed version and downloadable version) is $120 for owners of previous versions of Traktor. They are definitely not enabling free upgrades. It is just like all the past major version revisions of the software; you could not upgrade for free from Traktor 2 to Traktor 3. Similarly, you cannot have a free upgrade from 3 to the PRO version.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ^^ That is incorrect

    directly from the NI website:

    Free update for users of both TRAKTOR 3 AND TRAKTOR SCRATCH, if both products were bought before November 1st, 2008.
    Qualifying users have already received a coupon via email. If you haven't received the coupon, use this form to inform our sales team.

    Go to the Traktor Scratch Pro site, and click on the Buy It link.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    one more thing

    also, if you own just traktor scratch, the update is only $99

    For users of TRAKTOR SCRATCH 1
    Includes the TRAKTOR PRO Software
    79 / $99
    Available in the Online Shop only

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