August 19, 2013

Traktor DJ Cable Launched

The Traktor DJ app along with the Z1 mixer and an Apple iPad is perhaps the slimmest, most portable setup there is.  And even with its small size, it doesn’t lack much in terms of functionality either.  It is not cheap, and this is a probably a bonus for both sides, since many will look at their product in a professional light rather than a playful one.  There is, however, on thing that has not been changed that many will not like – the need to use an audio splitter in order to cue and listen at the same time.  You would think that Native Instruments might work with Apple to create a way where this is avoided, but that is not the case here.

Many would simply prefer to make use of a regular 30pin jack that can transfer audio from one source to another – but instead we are limited to the old standby, our infamous 3.5mm headphone jack.  I that Apple, in their usual fashion, is afraid of aftermarket hardware conflicts with the stock operating system.  Their standards for apps are pretty high as it is already – so adding hardware problem to their plate is something they don’t want to do.