Traktor
Traktor 2.6.7
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Traktor is the pro platform that top DJs trust, and Traktor Pro 2 with Remix Deck technology is the most advanced version of Traktor ever. Perform your mix on up to four decks, featuring TruWave colored waveforms, powerful looping and cueing functionality and an exceptional effects suite.

Traktor Pro 2 is ready to remix. Get started in seconds, fire up the Remix Decks, and seamlessly merge the worlds of DJing and live performance.
What's New
Version 2.6.7:
  • Fixed issue causing corrupted playlists when relocating tracks in version 2.6.6
  • The fix required to fully disable Metadata Sync with TRAKTOR DJ
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Noivad reviewed on 15 Apr 2014
I have tried various DJ apps, both before I got Traktor and after, but I keep coming back to Traktor (Pro 2, now) because of its features, flexibility and quality. Its auto beat matching means I don’t need a physical controller in order to DJ smoothly, although it supports a plethora of physical interfaces. The ability to remap the keys to my choosing means I can enable thing to my liking and disable show stopping features other DJ apps don’t allow: I love that I can disable stop/start on the space bar, and there’s a preference to lock playing decks from loading. Both of these prevent that sudden dead air scenario I have seen other DJs do when they accidentally cue the wrong deck or slip and hit the wrong button.
I use Traktor with an Native Instruments AudioDJ4 external USB audio IO which has 4 in, 4 out. This is no longer sold, but Traktor sounds great through this and I can assign the inputs to go through the box in case inputs on the DJ board are not enough to accommodate all DJs input needs.
I also like that it can read the iTunes library complete with playlists immensely. I think this is a great feature because I can use iTunes to find the tracks I want to play through casual listening between events and don’t have to do any thing tedious to remake a playlist or find tracks. This is one feature that keeps me coming back, because other DJ apps only read their own libraries, meaning you have to either work in them only or do double duty for making playlists.
Traktor’s internal playlist edit and cue system is also very powerful. I have tried to make it crash with over 20,000 tracks, but it handled tat many just fine. (I have since rebuilt the library and have a modest thousand or so tracks in it that I draw from routinely.) Adding new tracks or playlists is as easy as importing from the finder or iTunes.
Upon import, it reads the key tag for those of you DJs that have discovered harmonic mixing, so finding the net song isn't completely dependent on you memory. Of course it also calculates BPM at that time too, to enable easier beat matching. If it gets the track’s beat sync wrong, you can adjust the grid of each song, along with setting in/out, cue and loop points that it remembers in its own library.
In practice that means it only takes one listen (often during or just before a DJ session) to practice and set this stuff up, then the next time you play any cue or loop points you have previously set are recalled the next time.
One of the few complains is that if the USB audio interface is abruptly removed or the setting for the output quality is changed, the application or even the entire computer will crash, meaning a painfully slow reboot process. This might have been fixed within the past year, but it is something I never test anymore, and it as been over year since that happened (luckily this only has happened a few times while I was just practicing at home). The other complaint is that sometimes, if I sleep the computer, upon waking it up, Traktor will hang, necessitating a command-option-escape to force quit it. This hasn’t happened for a few versions so, I think the Native Instruments developers have solved the sleep issue at least.
Overall I would recommend it to any Digital DJ since its flexibility means it can fit well in so many different types of DJ’s play styles.
[Version 2.6.7]


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Mikael B reviewed on 18 Jan 2014
I've been a user since the first beta early century. I now own Traktor Pro 2 and am very happy with the new stuff such as ability to change pitch independent of tempo to make harmonic mixing possible.

I always tempo mix, not the autobeatmix stuff which destroys music IMHO. Sometimes I have to set a beat marker and after that the tracks mixes very nice for a long time with some manual adjustment and behaves very close to vinyl and CD. If you have that talent as I do it's no different.

I love the filters and the possibility for different controllers. I'm using Ableton Push as a Controller, but looking at the external versatile mixer Z2 so I can mix vinyl seamless with digital and timecode disc control.

The support for audio formats is great. I even play 24bit FLACs direct from artists hard disks, apple lossless, AIFF, AAC and the occasional WAV.It all works, even if it doesn't play in iTunes.

I also own Live 9, but prefer Traktor for DJ'ing. It's so close to Vinyl andI love DJ'ing with vinyl.

I use this in Mavericks on a Macbook Pro from 2007! It works so well!
[Version 2.6.7]


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@timi reviewed on 20 Apr 2008
Wow, this hasn't gotten a review in a while.

I suppose having control externally would be a good thing to have... several versions ago.

And anyone complaining about not being able to play iTunes songs, I hope you don't ever perform with iTunes purchased songs. Even iTunes Plus songs are nowhere near the right quality to perform with. iTunes songs sound like crap coming out of big speakers.

It's a very good thing iTunes songs don't work.
[Version 3.3.2]

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Da-La replied on 21 Apr 2008
@ person1229
I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "I suppose having control externally would be a good thing to have...", but since you seem to know what you are talking about, I assume that you mean that Native Instruments don't manufacture an external MIDI controller for Traktor.

I've heard similar thoughts from other Traktor users and while I agree that this argument has some merit, I do not entirely agree.
Why, you might ask? It's simple really. Traktor is a feature packed "beast" and as such, has a wide variety of users, where each one might use all or maybe just some features.
For instance, as I always use an external mixer I have absolutely no need for an external controller with a mixer section (which would make the controller bulkier/heavier/more expensive). Other users use nothing but the internal mixer and wouldn't look twice at a controller without a mixer section.
Meanwhile, other users rely heavily on scratching during their performances. I, on the other hand, only scratch when I have an itch somewhere ;-)
I could go on and on with more examples but I'm sure you get my drift.

I believe that building the perfect Traktor controller is an impossible task considering the wide user base and the different needs of the users and I completely understand NI for not offering one.
(The only "universal" controllers, and I use that term very carefully, that I have seen is the Lemur - http://www.jazzmutant.com/lemur_overview.php, and the Mawzer - http://mawzer.com/. But the Lemur require a winning Lottery ticket and the Mawzer is still, after several years, vaporware. Sigh...)

Presently, there are about a gazillion MIDI controllers on the market. Trust me, I have counted them ;-)
Each one with it's strengths as well as it's flaws. You need to find one that is right for you and your needs.

Personally, I still haven't found one that is exactly "right" for my needs so I muddle through with a combination of an external mixer, the keyboard of my laptop and an Oxygen8v2 MIDI keyboard.
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Aug 2005
Um yeah, it's back to vinyl for me since installing tiger. This was great with panther but has become very unstable with tiger. sort it out NI
[Version 2.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jan 2004
This thing rocks! As a DJ, I enjoy this. Now let me have two mice and two cursors... :)
[Version 2.5.3]

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Anonymous commented on 10 May 2004
get the mice, i have 2 mices.One has to be with a top, that fits to IOIOI port.but the cursors...
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Apr 2003
Great app....well maybe for windows...but please NI...we ARE APPLE USERS..so make it more stable much faster and REMOVE THAT NASTY BROWSER AND REPLACE IT WITH SOMETHING WORTH RUNNING ON AN APPLE!!
also ever thought about itunes integration?
It really sucks creating pl´s with traktor....this is a job itunes can do perfectly...so let itunes manage the music and traktor play it!!
[Version 2.0.2]


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cc ecstatic had trouble on 09 Nov 2006
I used to use traktor dj 2, no probs,now using dj 3 and finding it hard, cant play purchased music from itunes on it.....any advice most welcome, also where is the auto play button ?
[Version 3.1.3]

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Da-La replied on 26 Feb 2007
Traktor can't play DRM audio files and all music bought from the iTunes store are DRM... (DOH!!!)

There is a work-around though by first converting your DRM iTunes music to wav and then you can use this file or convert it to another format first.
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rgd2isgod commented on 03 Apr 2008
If you're into buying tunes, log onto beatport.com, you'll find a large variety of electronic music in different formats, all of which can be played with traktor. Try exporting your files from itunes to a wav format, itunes can do that too.

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Cjbolland rated on 17 Jan 2014

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Traktor is the pro platform that top DJs trust, and Traktor Pro 2 with Remix Deck technology is the most advanced version of Traktor ever. Perform your mix on up to four decks, featuring TruWave colored waveforms, powerful looping and cueing functionality and an exceptional effects suite.

Traktor Pro 2 is ready to remix. Get started in seconds, fire up the Remix Decks, and seamlessly merge the worlds of DJing and live performance.


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