December 3, 2012
With the release of Traktor Pro 2.6 earlier this year, many DJ’s are beginning to take advantage of the new remix deck functionality, better BPM detection, and the new flux mode and macro FX selections. In addition the new hardware from Native Instruments like the Traktor Kontrol F1 and their first forray into mixers with the Traktor Kontrol Z2, help to make these new features in the Traktor update even more useful. The techno DJ and Traktor specialist Drumcell is not just a former spokesman for the DJ software, but he is an active user of the software and uses it at every gig.
When we interviewed Drumcell he was performing with two laptops: one to use with Traktor and utilizing 4 decks, and the other with Ableton where he was launching clips with Native Instruments Maschine. He noted that in the very near future he will be integrating …
January 20, 2012
The quest to dominate the S4 continues. Numark have answered with the 4TRAK. Boasting solid metal construction and tag lines like “built like a tank,” they might just be on the right track. More noteworthy from my standpoint is the 12 knob “FX Command Console.” This feature is pretty cool, not just because it equals copious effects controls for the tweak freaks, but because the effects controls are on an angled surface. While it might not be game changing, it is a boon to those who need some other identifier to prevent them from grabbing the wrong knob at the wrong time. It also looks pretty cool.
It has some pretty killer features and is definitely a rival for the S4 on that front. 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation on the jog wheels isn’t anything to sniff at either. Integration with Traktor is, expectedly, tight. The 4TRAK also has …