09 April 2011
|Very nice layout of the controller surface.|
I believe that we'll se more units like this with complete units that houses total soltuion with both software and a controller surface. No more computer issues. Just plug and play with a nice software. Hopefully we'll also see units with Traktor aswell. :)
Only thing I see is that you would need a larger display to get the full experience. It might be a simple connector of some sort to connect to a monitor setup in the future digital DJ booths or maybe the screen is mounted like on a laptop computer.
For the turntablists this would be integrated in a mixer and one could use it with full timecode support...
I would LOVE to see a product like this with the Traktor system built in to it, though it would need to have some more buttons.
08 April 2011
07 April 2011
As a central unit in a standard Mixer/Vinyl/CD setup the option to play directly through via line or phono aswell as an option to use the internal USB soundcard (48 kHz / 24 bit) is available.
It's a two channel mixer for a four channel software. One can either work with the A or B decks loop and hot cue functions or switch to sampler mode. Sampler mode will probably use C/D decks. Meaning that you must assign A/C to output channel 1 and B/D to output channel 2. This is one of the new features in Traktor Pro 2.
The most used functions are available directly:
- Browsing section (Folder controll*)
- Effects section
- Loop control
- Transport controls
- (Relative/Absolute mode*)
- Sync (Master*)
- Snap (Quantize*)
- Effect bank assignment buttons (Tempo bend*)
- (Tempo Tap*)
- Doubleclicking the Shift button will toggle the function.
- The TAP function that is the shift function of the cue buttons.
- Hotcue / Loop / Sampler section (Sampler is for deck C/D)
Maybe the mixer has two midi channels so that each button has two separate functions (in addition to the shift function). To what end I do not know. The Utility/Wake Up might be that it starts a small application on your computer in addition to start the computer if it is in sleep mode or something. Can be good if you have a desktop computer that's hidden away and just a monitor available.
A/C and B/D markings
Which takes me to the question: Why!!??
It might be because it's meant to be used with the sampler which will be always activated. Remember that you can allocate one or more decks to one audio sources in the new Traktor Pro 2.
06 April 2011
On one side of the vinyl it's Timecode for Traktor. Flip the record and you've got a collection of classic DJ scratch samples.
This record is made in collaboration with Q-Bert.
A record for the true turntablist!
05 April 2011
They droped yet another Serato controller and this time for Itch.
One can offcause use it with Traktor, but since the controller is missing some key buttons to complete the effect sections and some other central controlls.
That said... I LIKE IT! The new thinking that focus the pad section is realy nice, and having alot of different modes is very nice and a very effective way of working with the tracks. This is the place that I push more then anything, so why hasn't this been done this obvious before? Show me one for Traktor please and I'm onboard!
01 April 2011
Pioneer has responded in their forum that their showing off some new gear at Musikmesse in Frankfurt April 6th.
Read more here
I've heard from some DJs that Traktor is just for House DJs. First off... Their probably not reading my blog, but for those of you that do and somehow still is under the impression that Traktor is for house DJs and controllerists: Check out these two videos from the worlds TOP turntablists.
Unlike Serato Scratch or Itch... Traktor is fully prepared for either the controllerist or turntablist. Any one can use it from the major superstar to the bedroom DJ.