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Native Instruments today announced the new TRAKTOR generation, which
establishes the next level of power and ease-of-use with its TRAKTOR PRO 2
software and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 digital vinyl system. Based on
versatile new software features and a revised audio interface line,
the new product generation expands the lead of Native Instruments'
TRAKTOR range and gives DJs even more creative possibilities.

The new TRAKTOR generation is based on a revised high-visibility GUI for
intuitive operation under all conditions, and now offers up to four
powerful Sample Decks as well as the unique Loop Recorder. While each
Sample Deck can add up to four simultaneous samples or loops to the mix,
the Loop Recorder allows DJs to capture audio from various sources on
the fly and drop it back into the mix at any time, opening up creative
techniques far beyond conventional DJing.

A further major innovation of the new TRAKTOR generation is the new
"TruWave" technology. By displaying tracks and samples in all four decks
with high-resolution multi-colored waveforms, it gives deep insight into
the spectral properties of the music, visualizing both individual
rhythmic elements as well as general sonic characteristics. With four
selectable color schemes, an extra-wide zoom range and subpixel-accuracy
waveform rendering, TruWave allows DJs to read their tracks visually for
even more intuitive mixing.

The leading synchronization features in TRAKTOR have been further
expanded with a new "SoftSync" function that provides a unique
combination of convenient automatic beat-matching and hands-on control.
By keeping the tempo of multiple tracks in sync without manipulating the
phase, SoftSync accommodates the widest possible range of mixing
techniques both in TRAKTOR PRO 2 and in TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2. The
effect selection of TRAKTOR has also been expanded with four additional
types that offer unique ways to create dramatic breakdowns and other
typical performance effects, including a tape delay emulation and the
new "Bouncer", increasing the arsenal to an unparalleled assortment of
over 30 algorithms.

The timecode-controlled TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 combines the new software
generation with the new TRAKTOR AUDIO 10 interface, which offers
additional I/O, improved signal chain monitoring and a versatile new
bypass functionality over the previous AUDIO 8 model. With its true
analog "Direct Thru" functionality that can be controlled directly from
the TRAKTOR 2 software, TRAKTOR AUDIO 10 allows for easier switchovers
between DJ sets and is ideally suited for club installation.

Most features of the new TRAKTOR generation can also be found in the new
TRAKTOR DUO 2 versions, which offer a classic two-deck configuration
with additional dual sample decks and a compact effect selection at an
especially affordable price, with TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO 2 including the
new TRAKTOR AUDIO 6 interface.

For the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 system, the new TRAKTOR PRO 2 will replace
the originally included TRAKTOR PRO S4 software. All KONTROL S4 owners
will receive a download upgrade free of charge.

All products within the new TRAKTOR PRO 2 generation will be available
in stores in April 2011. Suggested retail pricing:

TRAKTOR PRO 2 - $229 / 199 EUR

TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 - $669 / 599 EUR

TRAKTOR DUO 2 - $119 / 99 EUR

TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO 2 - $399 / 349 EUR

Update and upgrade pricing is available on the NI website.

A video showcasing the new generation of TRAKTOR SCRATCH systems is
available on YouTube at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4pkPIFsvgo

Another video showcasing the new generation of TRAKTOR software  is
available on YouTube at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l2LYrDRu4I

Additional information on the TRAKTOR 2 generation is available at
www.native-instruments.de/traktor

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