Shiftee Rocks Traktor DJ; Freeze Mode Mastery
The decision to port Traktor to the iPad as a standalone piece of software could not have come at a better time. We are currently saturated with ways to connect devices together, and more and more DJs want to use multiple devices with the iPad. Simply getting your iPad to play along with more than one device can be a headache with the limited connectivity currently offered on the tablet. It’s bad enough trying to connect an external soundcard to a mixer while making sure that the audio is routed properly, so when a table with zero connectivity is tossed in the picture, all hell breaks loose.
The Traktor app for the iPad had made it easy to manipulate music without the need for an actual controller or aftermarket device. Of course this “software only” approach has its limitation, but Native Instruments has considered that before porting the app. With a slew of added effects that can be triggered without fiddling through multiple screens any DJ can effectively remix tracks on the fly by taking quick samples and making use of the freeze mode. Shiftee is a natural candidate for creating some eccentric music on the fly, making it seem easy.