Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio (Macintosh and Windows)

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Traktor DJ Studio 3 - software-based DJ mixing has never been more intuitive and exciting.

Native Instruments proudly presents TRAKTOR DJ Studio 3 - the next generation of professional DJ software! The largest technological leap forward since TRAKTOR's introduction, version 3 brings with it numerous innovations for DJing at clubs and parties. Some of the most thrilling new features are the expansion from 2 to 4 playback decks and an emulation of the new, much sought-after Allen & Heath Xone:92 4-channel club mixer. Five professional, tempo-synced effects and an even easier operation will see you mixing hypnotic DJ sets. The integrated access to the Beatport Online Music Store, the world's leading internet dance music specialist, means you'll always have just the right track to hand. The new version is set to rock the clubs as of November.

Digital Dimensions
TRAKTOR DJ Studio 3 is a versatile and comprehensive digital DJing solution designed to meet the most professional of standards. The third generation of this award-winning software offers breath-taking sound quality coupled with an unprecedented array of new features - sure to get any party rocking. Discover the potential of TRAKTOR DJ Studio 3 and blend a new dimension of creativity into your mix.

Turntables of Tomorrow
TRAKTOR DJ Studio 3 has four fully-featured playback decks: Drop in additional loops and samples, or mix four tracks at once. The integrated 4-channel club mixer is highly flexible, allowing effects to be inserted on each channel individually. External turntables, CD-players and hardware effects read more can be patched seamlessly into the setup - the possibilities are endless.

New mixer and advanced effects
The prestigious Xone:92 club mixer has been perfectly emulated with the support of Allen & Heath. Its excellent 4-band EQ gives incredible depth to your mix. The cross-fader assignable filters offer unique and innovative frequency-based mixing possibilities, bringing a completely new feel to your sets. Five professional tempo-synched effects and four high-end EQ's all give your sound a distinctive flavor.

Integrated Beatport Access
TRAKTOR DJ Studio 3 also boasts direct integrated access to the Beatport Online Music Store, allowing you to browse their extensive catalogue, pre-listen and buy hot new tracks and download them directly into your library - and all this is possible from within the TRAKTOR DJ Studio 3 browser.

Perfect Setup
The user interface works on a completely flexible and dynamic principle. Toggle individual control groups on and off, arrange secondary functions and displays for an optimum use of space. The new Messages Window automatically displays short explanations for the active function. Whatever the situation, TRAKTOR DJ Studio 3 always lets you know exactly what is happening, so you can concentrate on the mix.
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Import and Compatibility
MP3, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, non-DRM WMA and AAC

Core Audio, Core MIDI, ASIO, DirectSound

System Requirements
Mac OS 10.3.9, G4 1 GHz, 256 MB RAM

Windows XP SP 2, Pentium III/ Athlon 1 GHz, 256 RAM

Multi-channel audio interface recommended

Recommended System
Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), G4 1.25 GHz, 512 MB RAM

Windows XP SP 2, Pentium IV/ Athlon XP 2 GHz, 512 RAM

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 866-556-6487 or 323-467-2693

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (207 ratings)
Submitted October 14, 2008 by a customer from

"Have used for over three years... very happy camper."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Looking for hole in the mighty armor ... I hope Native makes future upgrades so Tracktor can work in newer high speed systems (not just a 32-bit compatible environment to operate under 64-bit versions of Windows XP/Vista).

Allows customizing to work with many computer systems (external/internal; clock sequencing, etc.) without having to have a computer degree or much of a computer background. If you can install the program, odds are you will get it to work with your system. Plus, a lot of online help through Native Instruments. Many features that will satisfy the novice to creative DJ that likes to experiment or needs effects and an array of built in mixer settings found on the most elite mixers out there. Whether you are a closet DJ, week-end warrior or somebody hitting the road and clubs... this program could be the tool for you to take it to the next level.

Did I mention all the bells and whistles and pre programed mixer effects found on systems used by the best out there? Want to add reverb, delay, flange (basic stuff) or be able to tweak the x and y axis of sound while being able to store pre slect start/cue points and loops? If you answered yes or "dun no" to any of the above, then Tracktor deserves a look. There are better programs out there but (1) big bucks (2) you would probably be using them for a living since the learning curve is steep.

Ease of Use read more
Rip in MP3 or I tunes... tell the system where you store you music and it imports all your songs for you. Will not recognize WMA files (go figure). Playing around with the program helps alot... don't be afraid you will not break it. I did run into a few time and output issues at first, the support team helped me pull my head out. I haven't bought the "training DVD" and have been doing great. I did catch a few online samples from Native and did like how they made that tool so anybody can quickly use the system without wasting a weekend in the manual.

I've used PCDJ before and Tracktor is in a league of it's own. Others can not compare. And the price... you cannot beat it!

Big bang for the buck. Less then 100 bucks and you are rocking (depending on your computer system, sound card, etc..).

Manufacturer Support
Okay, I've only contacted them once. I was having a mental lapse and they were very understanding and helped me out without slapping me in the face with a standard insult such as "next time check out our FAQ section in our web page" (which I've got from other places).

The Wow Factor
Hell yes I want it. I will get a back up computer system for my rig and Tracktor will be on it!

Musical Background:
Professional Entertainer for 20 plus years.

Musical Style:
I'm a mobile DJ.... you name it.
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