Native Instruments announces Traktor Duo and Traktor Scratch Duo 26/03/09
Native Instruments has announced Traktor Duo and Traktor Scratch Duo, two new DJ solutions that they say
bring the quality and creative functionality of the acclaimed Traktor
Pro platform into a new price range, offering an affordable entry into the
world of digital Djing. Here's the rest of what they have to say...
The new TRAKTOR DUO software, which is also at the heart of TRAKTOR
SCRATCH DUO, offers many of the advanced features of TRAKTOR PRO
in an easy-to-use two-deck configuration. It is based on the same
concise, performance-optimized user interface, and offers a host of
intuitive DJ features like auto-syncing, looping, integrated EQs and
filters, and more. Automatic beat-gridding in combination with the "Sync
Lock" function makes sure that the tracks in TRAKTOR DUO never drift
out of sync, giving users more time to focus on the creative aspects of
digital mixing. Extensive "Crate Flick" cover artwork support also allows
users to visually browse music libraries in an especially efficient way.
TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO combines the DUO software with the robust
and full-featured AUDIO 4 DJ 24bit/96 kHz audio interface into a
professional time-code controlled DJ system. Both powerful and highly
affordable, TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO is the two-deck DVS solution for
users that do not want to compromise on quality in any way. It is based
on the industry-leading 2kHz high-resolution time-code technology of
TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO that allows for extremely responsive and
precise hands-on control through turntables and CD decks.
Two performance effects sections offer six studio-quality algorithms
including DJ standards like flanger, delay, reverb and more. To give DJs
convenient control over their performance, the DUO versions also offer
state-of-the-art MIDI controller integration, and come with mappings for
all relevant hardware controllers on the market.
Owners of TRAKTOR DUO and TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO will also be
able to upgrade to the TRAKTOR PRO software at a discounted price at
any time, gaining access to two additional decks, a full range of over 20
effect types, Internet broadcasting and audio recording functions, as well
as extended sync and MIDI features.
The introduction of TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO is accompanied by a
demonstration video featuring iconic turntablists DJ Craze and DJ Klever,
who recently adopted TRAKTOR as their new DJ platform of choice. Pricing and Availability:
TRAKTOR DUO and TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO will be available from
April 1st for a suggested retail price of $119/99 â‚¬ and $399/349 â‚¬