DIVE INTO TRAKTOR
Find out how to get the most out of TRAKTOR with video tutorials that tackle the essentials. Step-by-step videos co-produced with top industry partners cover everything from getting TRAKTOR set up and managing your music files, to tips on how to refine your mixes – and beyond.
START WITH THE BASICSCreated in collaboration with Digital DJ Tips, these step-by-step videos cover everything from getting TRAKTOR set up and how your music files are imported, to cueing, EQ, loops, and more.
STEP 1: INSTALLATION AND SET UP
This video covers the process of setting up the free demo version of TRAKTOR PRO for Mac & PC using only your laptop. You also get a tour around the TRAKTOR interfaces and features to get familiar.
STEP 2: AUDIO ROUTING
Find out how to get TRAKTOR to play through laptop speakers and how to connect external speakers and headphones. Then configure a DJ splitter cable and learn how external sound cards are used.
STEP 3: IMPORTING YOUR MUSIC
Learn how to add music to your collection straight from iTunes or other music folders. Plus find out how to analyze your tracks so they’re ready for seamless mixing with other tracks.
STEP 4: CUEING AND CUE POINTS
This video shows you how to set cue points and hotcues to prepare and mix tracks in TRAKTOR. And you’ll find out how to remix tracks on the fly once you’re ready to get creative.
STEP 5: USING SYNC
Learn how TRAKTOR’s Sync function works, how to use it, and how it can help you learn to mix seamlessly. You’ll also learn why beatgridding your tracks is important and how to set them right.
STEP 6: YOUR FIRST MIX
Using the free tracks included with TRAKTOR, learn how to do a smooth transition between two tracks. You’ll learn some of the basic principles of beatmatching to get your mixes sounding spot-on.
STEP 7: USING EQ, FX, FILTERS, AND LOOPS
Take another step from the mix you did in the last video, using TRAKTOR’s built-in tools to make your mixes even smoother, and more unique. These demos show you exactly what to do to let your creativity fly.
These TRAKTOR products were used in the videos above.