TRAKTOR DJ works with Apple's Core Audio framework on iOS devices to stream audio to compatible audio interfaces. If supported by the audio interface, this allows for separate stereo channels for both the Master and Cue / Monitoring outputs. This way you can pre-listen to your tracks in stereo independently of the Master output. Learn more about the audio interface configuration in TRAKTOR DJ here.
Note: TRAKTOR DJ currently allows to select one audio device at a time. You cannot use an external audio interface and the internal headphone jack of your iOS device at the same time.
Basically, you can use any class-compliant audio device with TRAKTOR DJ. This includes dedicated iOS audio interfaces which connect directly to the dock connector as well as standard USB audio interfaces requiring optional Apple camera adapters which provide a USB port. Please refer to the manufacturer of your device for more information regarding iOS compatibility.
However, since we have not tested all of the available devices, we cannot guarantee the compatibility of any particular class-compliant audio device with the iOS device and TRAKTOR DJ except the interfaces from our product range that have been tested and approved (see below).
Also note that iOS devices do not provide sufficient power over the USB connection. Audio interfaces which can only be powered over the USB bus will only work when using a self-powered USB hub in between the audio interface and the iOS device. If available, always use the power adapter of your device.
Note: Learn more about the connection of NI devices with your iOS device here. Also make sure that you are using the latest firmware for your NI device. Find detailed information about updating the firmware in this article.
The following NI devices are compatible with iOS and TRAKTOR DJ:
- TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 MK2 (requires iOS 7.1 or higher)
Important Note: The TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 MK2 is currently experiencing audio compatibility issues with devices running iOS 8. We’re working closely with Apple to fix this. Please check this article for the latest information.
- TRAKTOR AUDIO 6 (requires iOS 6.0 or higher)
- TRAKTOR AUDIO 10 (requires iOS 6.0 or higher)
- TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 (requires iOS 6.0 or higher)
- TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 MK2 (requires iOS 6.0 or higher)
- TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 MK2 (requires iOS 6.0 or higher)
- TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 (requires iOS 6.0 or higher)
- KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 (requires iOS 6.0 or higher and a powered USB hub)
The following NI audio interfaces use a proprietary driver to communicate with the host computer, and are not class-compliant. You cannot use these interfaces with TRAKTOR DJ on iOS devices:
- TRAKTOR AUDIO 2 (original version)
- TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 (MK1)
- TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 (MK1)
- AUDIO 2 DJ
- AUDIO 4 DJ
- AUDIO 8 DJ
- AUDIO KONTROL 1