ps: every new software that comes out has bugs, theres nothing different here.
But Traktor is not new.
Traktor Pro was announced as:
"The new benchmark in digital DJing"
and boasted with:
"TRAKTOR PRO is the result of over a decade of DJ software development, building on a vast knowledge of what pro DJs need."
and statements of many professional DJ/artist on the Pro microsite. (none of whom praise the "new" Pro version, only Traktor, or Traktor Scratch)
It is fair for a customer to expect NI to deliver what it advertised.
Anything else is nothing but "used car salesmanship".
It is not up to the customer to help debug software.
If betatesters are not able to, because they are blinded by having a beta, or do not have enough time to test and report, make it a public beta, not a "paid" beta.
The best example of a bug, is the Piracy message cropping up on some WIN screens. This shows that TP was not thoroughly tested, and if this bug turned up in the beta cycles, it was put down as "the odd one" and not taken serious. (just like it is being handled now)
IMO it makes more sense in deploying programming resources towards the application than devising copy-protection.
I will not get into the method of bypassing this, but out of curiosity and educational reasons I had a look...(yawn)
(do not dare to ask me about this! any messages will be ignored!)
Cracks are illegal! Even for private use! I have immediately deleted it. DO NOT ever deploy them!
When Apple bought Emagic, it took them 3 years to release an update, 7->8 of Logic Pro.
Considering all the bugs, one year of development/testing for Traktor Pro is obviously not enough.
Traktor Pro is great
, and I love the new features, but I`m too much of a chicken $hit to actually deploy it in my 8+ hours sets.
At the moment I stick to Ableton Live, Serato and Traktor3.
Isn`t there a saying, never change a running system?
This stance is viewed by most of my colleagues who are reluctant to switch.
NI, like most developers, pursue a one-way dictatorial relationship with their customers.
Information is leaked on a "need to know" basis.
There is no transparent communication on this forum.
Other companies like Redmatica (which are smaller) have a friendly real-time support. Even at 3am! Not "we are the 80110ck5" attitude.
I have supported NI for many years now, and I absolutely LOVE their products, but not their arrogant attitude towards their faithful users.