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With the introduction of version 2.0, Native Instruments professional DJ software Traktor DJ Studio receives a major update and is now also available for Mac OS 9.2 and OS X.
Traktor DJ Studio's redesigned interface optimizes the user's interaction and workflow. The functional layout inspired by classic DJ hardware for a short learning curve for the experienced DJ. Advanced visualizations of essential mixing parameters such as the Offset Meter, the Spectral Waveform and the Graphical Filter Preview open new dimensions for mastering the mix.
Traktor DJ Studio's sound quality has been improved by integrating the advanced interpolation and filters known from the Reaktor software and by licensing original Fraunhofer Institute MP3 decoding algorithms. Furthermore, Traktor DJ Studio comes with a professional de-emphasis correction to emulate the characteristics of analog vinyl scratching. Combined with the generous pitch range of +/-100% the decks can be continuously brought down to full stop without noticeable digital aliasing.
Controlling Traktor DJ Studio has become as versatile as modern music software can be, using any kind of MIDI compatible controller, MIDI keyboard, computer keyboard, mouse, joystick or other input device. Traktor DJ Studio supports a large variety of input options that can be mapped to each of over 400 individual functions and actions of the software. The mixing process can be outsourced on stage to a classical DJ mixer and a professional soundcard or made internally via keyboard and mouse using the onboard sound, when on the move.
Traktor DJ Studio offers a powerful database with ultra fast Quick Search, scanning your track collection at a rate of more than 2.000 tracks per second. MP3 tags are automatically imported into the database and a versatile Tree View lets you navigate within your collection with unparalleled ease. Before loading a track it can be cued over headphones directly from the database. A variety of automatically generated icons identify enqueued, cued and played tracks in the collection, playlists and search results.
The cueing and looping features of the previous version have been considerably extended. Traktor DJ Studio now offers 10 saveable cue points plus 10 saveable loops. Cue points can be assigned to special actions such as triggering the opposite deck's playback or defining a measure grid over the whole track. Loops of quantized lengths are set with one click and can be resized or moved in tempo accurate steps - even backwards and during playback - creating astonishing tempo synchronous effects.
Traktor DJ Studio 2.0 brings the most innovative tempo recognition on the market (patent pending). Automatic detected precise tempo estimations are guided by user-provided tapping events in cases of doubt. These precise tempo values and the revolutionary Snap-To-Beat function build the base of Traktor DJ Studio's unique automatic beat synchronization (Syncro Start). A combination of well set cue points and stored BPM values allows you to mix a track into another with a few mouse clicks.
Traktor DJ Studio's recording function offers a completely new approach to mix production. The arrangement takes place by creating a playlist and by mixing in realtime and not in sequencer-like views. To edit a recorded mix, parts of it can be overdubbed in single or in all parameters. The created Mixfile can be rendered to Wav or AIFF at high speed. The small size of a compressed Mixfile makes it the ideal tool for fast exchange via email between labels, artists and listeners. Traktor DJ Studio's Automix function lets you listen to your music without the need for interaction, and can play your mix in the background while you work with other applications.
Traktor DJ Studio is a powerful software for software based DJ mixing of MP3, Wav, AIFF files and Audio CDs.
The software stretches the limits beyond limitations of conventional tools by opening completely new ways to visually control the mix, by offering powerful synching functions and unseen tempo accurate real time remixing features. Spot on instant beat matching , instant looping and instant track cueing by single mouse clicks and composing playlists from tracks and sub-playlists by drag and drop.
Traktor DJ Studio is the first DJ player ever to display a dual band representation of the track's waveform, even directly from two tracks on the same Audio CD - in real time! The user can perceive beats, breaks and instrumentation ahead of time. Saved loops and cue points as well as the beat grid covering the entire track are graphically displayed. The waveform can be stopped and accurately cued like a record thanks to a authentic scratching emulation.
Plus there''s tempo detection, which uses a combination of reliable tempo recognition algorithms combined with optional additional user tapping for extremely fast results in almost any musical genre.
Over 400 functions and actions of Traktor DJ Studio can be operated via MIDI controllers, MIDI keyboards, via mouse or via keyboard shortcuts. These possibilities combines the power of this software solution with the tactile control options of DJ hardware equipment. A mix can be recorded as automation file and subsequently individual parameters edited by simply overdubbing the action during mix playback. The finished mix can be exported into a single or into a set of separate Wav or AIFF-files.
Traktor DJ Studio 2.0 is now available at music retailers at recommended retail of $199 and Euro 199.
Registered users can now download the update for free.