Traktor Scratch 3

While we’ve all been salivating over new hardware releases, news on the next release of Traktor are still a tad thin on the ground.

But to support the hardware PR, Native Instruments has pushed out some detail on the next release of Traktor. Traktor Pro 3 is here (well almost — it’s more an announcement of an announcement), and it’s a single all-encompassing one stop shop that rolls Traktor Scratch into a single version.

Details are slim — we have seen it, and some of the DJWORX team are part of the VIP team so have had a hand in shaping it a little.

But here are the words ahead of the full September 25th announcement:.

TRAKTOR PRO 3 DEMO

  • TRAKTOR PRO 3, the full version of which is included with both new hardware releases, is the most stable version of the software yet, and uses the new Elastique 3 time-stretching engine for noticeable audio improvements.
  • The user interface has been redesigned with a sharper and flatter look for better readability in club environments, while the intuitive workflow, to which many performers have become accustomed, remains intact.
  • Several brand-new features have also been added: TRAKTOR PRO 3 now includes Mixer FX – one-knob effect and filter controls that can be assigned to each channel independently and used for big buildups and transitions.
  • And DJs using an external mixer can now route unprocessed audio directly from TRAKTOR, thanks to a new mode that bypasses the software’s internal mixer.
  • A full feature set will be announced on September 25.
  • Traktor Pro 3 is a progression of the current codebase, but named as v3 to underline the new wave of Traktor activity.
  • It is not however the all new version alluded to in this previous announcement.

WHAT’S NEW?

ManufacturerModelTRAKTOR SCRATCH Certified
Allen & HeathXone:96
Xone:DB4
Xone:DB2
Xone:23C
Xone:43C
Xone:4D
PX5
DenonDN-X1600
DN-X1700
EclerEVO5
KorgZero4
Zero8
Pioneer DJDJM-TOUR1
DJM-750*
DJM-450
DJM-250MK2
DJM-900NXS
DJM-900NXS2
DJM-850
DJM-T1
DJM-V10
RaneMP2015

That will come in the future. But it’s more than just a number change — it looks quite different, and has a number of key additions that reflect in the new hardware.

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