December 3, 2012

Drumcell Interview: Thoughts on Traktor

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 …


October 26, 2012

Traktor Pro 2.6 Now Available

Traktor has been putting down work behind the scenes in order to make sure their first venture in the mixer world is a strong one.  Besides letting the pros test out their Kontrol Z2 while teasing adoring fans at the same time, they’ve also been adding finishing touches to their Traktor Pro software, which are actually more like monumental leaps forwards in DVS technology.

One of the biggest changes to date is the addition of Post-fader effect routing.  For some DJs, pre-fader effects (effects that are dependent on you line channel being open) are completely useless.  If you were to use an echo out effect while transitioning from on channel to the next, the tail end of the echo would be lost – killing the blend in the transition.  Since the Kontrol Z2 is a digital mixer, the effects routing can be altered much like using the send/return function on …