Native Instruments has announced that Traktor FinalScratch, the digital DJ system co-produced with Stanton Magnetics, will receive an important update soon.
The upcoming Traktor FS 1.5 software will finally bring FinalScratch to the Windows platform, opening up a new world of possibilities for many DJs and musicians. Traktor FS 1.5 will run natively on Windows XP and will deliver the same low latencies as the previous Linux version, while at the same time offering much easier installation, enhanced ScratchAmp handling, support for network and Firewire drives, improved performance and numerous other advantages.
The Mac version of Traktor FS 1.5 will also bring important optimizations for use with Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther", giving FinalScratch superior performance and stability on Apple's latest operating system.
Furthermore, both Windows and Mac versions of Traktor FS 1.5 now offer the new "Key Correct" feature, which maintains the original pitch of a track independently from the playing speed. This feature is based on the widely acclaimed time-stretching technology from Traktor DJ Studio 2.5 which guarantees excellent audio quality. For optimal results on every computer up from 600 MHz, Traktor FS 1.5 will offer three different algorithms to choose from.
The Traktor FS 1.5 update will be made available in February. For a limited time, it will be offered as a free download to all customers who purchased FinalScratch 1.1 after January 1st, 2004. All other customers will be able to receive the update as a $49 / 49 Euro direct download. For users who prefer to receive the update in physical form, Native Instruments will offer an update CD for $69 / 69 Euro, available through the online shop on the NI website.