Traktor DJ Studio 2.6: Final Scratch, Live Audio (PC/Mac)

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Date: Monday, September 13th, 2004, 13:21
Category: Any Laptop Computer, Software

Traktor DJ Studio has gotten a 2.6 update, but that .1 upgrade is understatement: Native has packed a lot of new features into this free upgrade of the leading DJ software:

  • Final Scratch 2 compatibility: Previous Traktor versions featured integration with Stanton’s Final Scratch hardware so you can control live decks; this version adds support for the brand-new Final Scratch 2. (If you haven’t seen Final Scratch, this is the hottest DJ hardware out there: control your software DJ interface with real hardware.)
  • Recording and live audio: Stream live audio, record on the fly or add an audio channel for voiceovers and the like, and record mixes
  • AAC/WMA support: Good news – Apple AAC (iTunes) support and Microsoft WMA (Windows Media Player) format is new. Bad news – no support for digital rights management, so you can’t use music you purchased from iTunes. Bugger.
  • And there’s more: enhanced filter bank, browser favorites, playlist history, and more. Maybe not a 3.0 upgrade, but nearly as big as the significant 2.5 update, and entirely free. Hit comments and let us know if Traktor’s part of your DJ rig. And if you’re in London, check out Native’s major presence at the PLASA show – be sure to send us a report to make us very jealous indeed.


    Traktor DJ Studio has gotten a 2.6 update, but that .1 upgrade is understatement: Native has packed a lot of new features into this free upgrade of the leading DJ software:

  • Final Scratch 2 compatibility: Previous Traktor versions featured integration with Stanton’s Final Scratch hardware so you can control live decks; this version adds support for the brand-new Final Scratch 2. (If you haven’t seen Final Scratch, this is the hottest DJ hardware out there: control your software DJ interface with real hardware.)
  • Recording and live audio: Stream live audio, record on the fly or add an audio channel for voiceovers and the like, and record mixes
  • AAC/WMA support: Good news – Apple AAC (iTunes) support and Microsoft WMA (Windows Media Player) format is new. Bad news – no support for digital rights management, so you can’t use music you purchased from iTunes. Bugger.
  • And there’s more: enhanced filter bank, browser favorites, playlist history, and more. Maybe not a 3.0 upgrade, but nearly as big as the significant 2.5 update, and entirely free. Hit comments and let us know if Traktor’s part of your DJ rig. And if you’re in London, check out Native’s major presence at the PLASA show – be sure to send us a report to make us very jealous indeed.

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