|Official Traktor UDG bag|
31 August 2010
|4MIDILOOP controller in black|
I really liked the video since it's in sync with what I called best of both worlds. The video shows a four channel midi mixer controlling the internal mixer in Traktor with one timecode source on a turntable. Beautifull!
■47 Potentiometer FX, Master, EQ
■9 Encoder Browser, Seek / Scratch, Pitch· Rubber knobs for best tactile feeling
■152 Led's different colors to display various informations
■166 Push buttons in different colors, double functions with shiftbutton
■5 Fader Eclectic Breaks - Pro X Fade Linefader, Crossfader
■USB bus powering Power supply via USB- Bus / consumption less than 300mA
■USB interface class compliant / no driver necessary
■Special controller for DJ Software (optimised for Native Instruments, Traktor Pro)
■Setup Files for Traktor Pro in current Version 1.2.4 or higher
■Indication of each relevant state by feedback data from software
■System mode for different basic settings (fader curves, etc.)
For more info: http://www.4midiloop.com/
24 August 2010
If you need to play an regular audio record through Traktor you will be able to use the internal features like effects, EQ, Filters and more. Keep in mind that you need to be in sync with another track to use effects that are dependent on tempo. I.E. Beatmasher, Beatslicer, Echo and Delay...
TIP: You can also use this when using microphones for great results.
Wrote about this earlier aswell.
Read more here
Check out this video on how it all works or read more on my blog post on this wondefull controller!
Click here for more info
20 August 2010
Watch in HD for WAY better quality... ;)
I was browsing around and came over this video of Pioneers DJM 2000 cut to gether by 123DJ.com
The system from Pioneer is getting MASSIVE and is simply mindblowing.
Would I like one? HELL YES!
Would I buy one? HELL NO!
I recon a Pioneer setup with two CDJ-2000 and one DJM-2000 will set you back ATLEAST $8.000! And that's just for a very cool CD/MP3 player and a super awsome mixer. You would probably want a computer aswell and that is not included in this estimate.
So if I've got $8.000 cash?
Here's what I would use it on:
- 2x New AWSOME HP Envy 14 ($2000)
- Native Instruments S4 DJ System with flightcase ($1300)
- 2x Denon DN-SC2000 ($700)
- Denon DN-X1700 ($1700)
- Akai Pro APC-40 with bag ($400)
- Abelton Suite ($900)
- Traktor Scratch Pro ($1000)
Two new powerfull high-end computers (One for Abelton and one for Traktor)
Two complete Traktor setups (One new S4 and one Traktor Pro with the high-end Denon)
A complete Abelton setup
Why would a venue invest in a system where the DJ would just put the system away and replace it with their own setup anyway? Because a DJ would probably want to play on something they feel comfortable playing on.
I would like to see Pioneer produce a pure blooded MIDI controller with no other functions because they do produce great equipment. Otherwise I would probably invest a Pioneer system if it was priced about at half the price it sels for today.
19 August 2010
Why is this controller so great?
This controller contains all essential deck controls: Transport controls (duh), hot cues, loop, beatjump, effects, key, sync, browse and filter.
The buttons are mostly big and back lit with large clear fonts at high contrast. The rotary buttons have a indicator and looks very steady.
Effects, Hotcues and deck indicator has a great light feedback system where they switch colors to indicate what function or state they've got.
Big nice Denon Cue and Play buttons! It's missing Cue Play (CUP) but I seldom use it and one could probably just remap some shift function to make it work. The platter is touch sensitive, high resolution and it's got a looooooong (10 cm) pitch fader and nice pitch bend keys.
I often use cuepoints 5-8 for quick cue point acces and 1-4 for solid markes like beatmarkers, in/out mixpoints and so in. So having the ability to switch from 1-4 and 5-8 available and the color indicates what range is available. Great! Just what I need.
Clicking Shift and a Cue button will delete it. :)
Loop / Beatjump
Alot of loop buttons which also by pressing shift work as Beatjump.
I always wonder why one would want to have in and out button when there is an autoloop feature. However... Quick remap and it's fixed. I prefer Set cue (Loop in) and Activate loop. The Auto loop should set a 4 bar loop. ;)
You can allocate the deck to effect bank 1 or 2. There are four rotary push knobs for effect controll. There is also a posibility to switch between controlling either effect bank 1 or 2 with a light feedback (green or orange). Super!
Key / Sync
Nice indicators and Sync + shift = Master. Great!
Big nice rotary knob for searching with puch to load function. Button for browser only mode, switching favorites (crates) and deck duplication.
17 August 2010
|Image from DJ Techtools|
There are alot of buzz around the new S4 controller for Traktor and aswell there should be.
Based on what DJ Techtools wrote on this I'm realy excited, but also a bit dissapointed on some parts.
Read their article here...
There will be an EAN GOLDEN version for this controller aswell where the jogwheels will also have an effects functionality! Congratz Ean!
More information on Native Instruments webpage.
1. HID CONTROLLER FOR TRAKTOR! Finally we can get a super tight controller! 30 times the accurassy of MIDI.
2. The controller looks awsome and the layout realy support a well organized DJ workflow.
3. The new loop section looks really powerfull. Like the recording features.
4. 24 bit/96 kHz soundcard included!
4. Pricepoint is excellent! A 4 channel controller of this magnetude with build in soundcard for $999? Yes!
5. Mixer section look beyond awsome!
6. The software layout and new colors look fantastic.
7. Flight case gives it mobility and the laptop stand feature was pretty cool.
1. The software will be exclusive to the controller. =( So I just HAVE to buy the whole deal. (SO WHAT?!)
2. There are no inputs for controll vinyl/CD... Yet...
3. After watching the DJ Shifty video I thought the buttons looked a bit small. (around 3:00)
4. Looks like they removed effects bank 3 and 4.
- Super tight