Native Instruments has announced Traktor Duo and Traktor Scratch Duo
(http://www.native-instruments.com/TraktorDuo.info), two new DJ
solutions that bring the functionality of the Traktor Pro platform
into a new price range. The new Traktor Duo software, which is also
at the heart of Traktor Scratch Duo, offers many of the advanced
features of Traktor PRO in a two-deck configuration.
It’s based on the same performance-optimized user interface, and
offers a host of DJ features like auto-syncing, looping, integrated
EQs and filters, and more. Automatic beat-gridding in combination
with the “Sync Lock” function is designed to ensure that the tracks
in Traktor Duo never drift out of sync. The Crate Flick cover artwork
support also allows users to visually browse music libraries.
Traktor Scratch Duo combines the Duo software with the Audio 4 DJ
24bit/96 kHz audio interface into a time-code controlled DJ system.
Traktor Scratch Duo is based on the 2kHz high-resolution time-code
technology of Traktor Scratch Pro that allows for hands-on control
through turntables and CD decks.
Two performance effects sections offer six studio-quality algorithms
including DJ standards like flanger, delay, reverb and more. To give
DJs convenient control over their performance, the Duo versions also
offer MIDI controller integration, and come with mappings for all
relevant hardware controllers on the market.
Owners of Traktor Duo and Traktor Scratch Duo will also be able to
upgrade to the Traktor Prosoftware at a discounted price at any time,
gaining access to two additional decks, a range of over 20 effect
types, Internet broadcasting and audio recording functions, as well
as extended sync and MIDI features.
Traktor Duo and Traktor Scratch Duo will be available starting April
1 for a suggested retail price of US$119 and $399, respectively.