Drum & Bass blog of an underground DJ

Traktor Kontrol F1 & Traktor Pro 2.5 Remix!

So earlier in the week we saw DJ Shiftee messing about on some tasty new hardware from NI. Just announced, here is the press release on the new product, the F1!

Way to overshadow NAMM, NI!

So, taking the Ableton way of doing things and putting them right at your fingertips in Traktor! I like the sound of it!

I have messed around with ableton quite a bit, I do like it as a DAW, its very intuitive, but I’ve never really got to grips with the DJ side of it.

Many people route traktor into ableton as an audio channel (I think), then proceed to mash up clips with an MPC of sorts whilst spinning tunes in traktor too.

The trouble is, running ableton alongside traktor can be quite strenuous on RAM and processing power. Not so much of an issue in this day and age, but running 2 programs at the same time and routing audio through them is probably fraught with pitfalls.

Currently I use 2 X1’s to do external 3 deck mixing, half of 1 X1 is not used for anything much at all, I intended to use them for an extra sample deck but its a bit mind bending trying to juggle whilst properly spinning on 3 decks! Hopefully this’ll introduce a proper workflow around the sample decks without having to create some mind boggling midi mapping. Im interested, and lstening. Impress me NI.

Release for the product, as stated in the video, is April. Im sure we’ll be subject to many more teaser vids before then.


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