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Native Instruments today announced TRAKTOR AUDIO 6 and TRAKTOR AUDIO 10,
the second generation of its acclaimed DJ audio interface range. With
expanded connectivity and additional features for club use, the new
models can meet and exceed all professional requirements of digital
DJing – both as the hardware centerpieces of the new TRAKTOR SCRATCH
generation and as highly versatile audio interfaces for any DJ or music
With 6 respectively 10 analog inputs and outputs, the AUDIO 6 and AUDIO
10 both offer two additional channels over the previous AUDIO 4 and
AUDIO 8 models. Even when all decks of the TRAKTOR software are routed
to individual channels for external mixing, a further stereo I/O remains
available – for potential use with the Loop Recorder and Sample Decks,
as a dedicated effect send/return, to record an externally mixed set
back into TRAKTOR, or for other creative routing purposes.
With their 24bit/96Khz Cirrus Logic converters and powerful +12 dBu
output volume, the AUDIO 6 and AUDIO 10 maintain DJ-specific audio
characteristics, with signal quality further enhanced through improved
electrical engineering. The improved high-visibility LED indicators also
allow for clearer and more intuitive monitoring of the signal chain even
in low-light club environments.
A further advantage of the AUDIO 6 and AUDIO 10 is the new "Direct Thru"
bypass function, which can be toggled individually per channel remotely
from the computer. In a typical club setup, an engaged "Direct Thru"
passes the signal of the turntable or CD deck directly to the hardware
mixer, even with no computer attached. This allows for convenient
switchovers between successive DJ sets, and makes the new interfaces
especially suitable for permanent club installation.
AUDIO 6 and AUDIO 10 also include TRAKTOR LE 2, a new entry-level DJ
software based on the latest TRAKTOR PRO 2 generation. With two decks,
an efficient sync function as well as versatile looping and effect
functions, TRAKTOR LE 2 is an ideal entry into digital DJing.
The ultra-compact AUDIO 2 DJ interface continues to be available without
any technical changes under the new name TRAKTOR AUDIO 2, and also comes
bundled with the new TRAKTOR LE 2 software.
TRAKTOR AUDIO 6 and TRAKTOR AUDIO 10 will be available April 2011 for a
suggested retail price of $279/249 EUR and $449/399 EUR respectively.
A video showcasing the new generation of TRAKTOR AUDIO hardware is
available on YouTube at
Additional information on the new TRAKTOR range is available at
A digital press kit including picture material is available at