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NAMM Traktor Announcement - News Now Available

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  1. PhilL

    PhilL Moderator Moderator

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    The announcement(s) are available. These co-incide with the release info at NAMM in Los Angeles on Thur Jan 18 2007.

    The press releases follow after this intro message and are posted below, the thread is now opened for discussion!

    Enjoy
    Phil and Native Girl.
     
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  2. PhilL

    PhilL Moderator Moderator

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    Announcing The Native Instruments Traktor Skratch

    Native Instruments announces TRAKTOR SCRATCH

    New performance-oriented digital DJ system combines advanced
    TRAKTOR functionality with hands-on vinyl and CD control


    Berlin, January 18th 2007 – Native Instruments today announced
    TRAKTOR SCRATCH, a new professional DJ system designed to be the
    ultimate computer-based DJing solution for digital music files with
    turntable and CD control. TRAKTOR SCRATCH provides supreme audio
    quality and performance, high reliability, straightforward setup and
    operation, and a host of creative features that allow DJs of all styles and
    genres to go beyond the limitations of traditional DJ equipment while
    maintaining the intuitive hands-on control method of vinyl.

    "With TRAKTOR SCRATCH, we have utilized our full expertise in software
    and hardware design to build a truly performance-oriented DJ system,"
    says Stephan Schulz, Director DJ Division at Native Instruments.
    "TRAKTOR SCRATCH can be as straightforward or as sophisticated as
    you want it to be, but most important, you can always count on it to
    perform under all conditions."

    The TRAKTOR SCRATCH system consists of a special version of Native
    Instruments’ groundbreaking TRAKTOR software, the AUDIO 8 DJ
    hardware interface, a pair of innovative “Instant Connect” multi-core
    cables, and a set of time-code vinyls and CDs. The system utilizes a new
    high-resolution timecode technology optimized for maximum responsiveness
    and precision, with separate timecode versions for vinyl and CD
    guaranteeing optimal performance in any environment. TRAKTOR
    SCRATCH accommodates all styles of DJing up to the most demanding
    scratch performances, with minimum “needle-drop” and seek times.

    The included AUDIO 8 DJ hardware interface connects to the computer
    via USB 2.0, and connects the system to the DJ mixer, turntables and
    CD players. The interface provides pristine audio quality due to studiograde
    24bit/96 kHz audio conversion, and allows for true low-latency
    operation with extremely short response times. AUDIO 8 DJ offers four
    stereo inputs and outputs as well as microphone input and MIDI I/O,
    enabling a wide range of stage and studio setups.

    The TRAKTOR SCRATCH software provides powerful creative features
    that can supercharge any DJ performance, including ultra-precise on-the-fly
    loop functions, key lock and pitch shifting based on Native
    Instruments’ high-quality TRAKTOR time stretching technology, and
    powerful performance effects that include analog-modeled filters for both
    decks as well as two beat-synced performance effect sections that can
    process both the internal decks as well as external input signals.

    TRAKTOR SCRATCH offers full MIDI parameter control, a comprehensive
    track database with powerful search and history functions, and advanced
    playlist management including automatic iTunes import and direct iPod support. The
    software also features direct integration with Beatport, the leading download store
    for club music, allowing DJs to explore the world's most comprehensive
    selection of contemporary club music directly within TRAKTOR
    SCRATCH.

    TRAKTOR SCRATCH has been optimized for performance in every regard,
    with status displays in both the hardware and the software providing an
    overview of all vital system parameters at a glance, while several
    safeguard features prevent potential operating errors or accidents from
    interrupting a performance. The included multi-core cables make it
    possible to connect the system in seconds, greatly reducing cable clutter
    and setup times in a live environment. Combined with the rugged and
    compact hardware interface, TRAKTOR SCRATCH is prepared to meet
    the demands of continued use and abuse on stage, in clubs and on the
    road.

    The TRAKTOR SCRATCH system can also be combined with Native
    Instruments’ acclaimed TRAKTOR 3 software, which opens up even more
    advanced creative functionality. DJs gain access to four full-featured
    decks, an integrated software mixer with virtual-analog EQs and filters,
    Native Mix Recording with rehearsal and overdubbing features, extended
    loop capabilities, automatic beat-matching and much more.

    TRAKTOR SCRATCH users will be able to purchase the TRAKTOR 3 software at a
    special discounted price.

    Pricing and availability
    TRAKTOR SCRATCH will be available in April 2007 for a suggested retail
    price of $ 669 / € 599 from authorized dealers and in the NI Online
    Shop.

    Owners of FinalScratch 1 & 2, Traktor 3 and Serato SSL will be offered a special discounted crossgrade for TRAKTOR SCRATCH. Further Details will be announced at the time of the product release. Pricing: € 399 / $ 449

    Further product information and press material
    Additional information on TRAKTOR SCRATCH is available at
    www.native-instruments.com/traktorscratch.info
    [links may not be immediately available]
     
  3. PhilL

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    Announcing The Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ

    Native Instruments announces AUDIO 8 DJ

    Performance-optimized 8-in/8-out USB 2.0 audio interface designed for
    DJ applications, offers top-of-the-line audio and latency characteristics

    Berlin, January 18th 2007 – Native Instruments today announced
    AUDIO 8 DJ, a performance-optimized USB 2.0 audio interface
    specifically designed for TRAKTOR 3 and other professional DJ software.
    With its flexible 8-in/8-out configuration, two studio-grade phono
    preamps, extremely low latency, and a compact and highly robust
    aluminium casing, AUDIO 8 DJ fully meets the demands of professional
    “digital DJs” and can act as the centerpiece of a wide range of different
    performance setups in club, stage and studio environments.

    The AUDIO 8 DJ audio interface offers four stereo inputs, two of which
    are equipped with software-switchable high-quality phono preamps,
    making it possible to incorporate nearly any combination of turntables,
    CD players, drum machines and other instruments into one powerful
    setup. The interface also provides four stereo outputs, which ideally
    complement the four full-featured playback decks in TRAKTOR 3 when
    using the software with an external mixer. All audio connections are in
    RCA format to allow for easy connection with turntables, CD players and
    DJ mixers.

    AUDIO 8 DJ features a microphone input for voice-overs, a ground point
    for turntables, and a MIDI I/O to synchronize external MIDI gear and
    connect performance controller hardware. Status LEDs on the interface
    provide an instant overview about input levels and other vital system
    parameters, while several safeguard features prevent potential operating
    errors or accidents from interrupting a performance. AUDIO 8 DJ is
    completely bus-powered, making a cumbersome AC adapter unnecessary.
    The interface is equipped with studio-quality 24-bit/96 kHz audio
    converters from Cirrus Logic that provide crystal-clear treble and rich
    bass response. AUDIO 8 DJ utilizes Native Instruments’ fourth-generation
    audio driver technology with low-latency operation down to less than
    4ms, which enables the high degree of precision and responsiveness that
    professional DJ performances rely on.

    AUDIO 8 DJ ships with TRAKTOR 3 LE, a compact version of Native
    Instruments’ TRAKTOR software that offers two decks with high-quality
    time-stretching, an integrated mixer, performance effects, loop and
    cueing functions, a powerful track database and Beatport integration. The
    AUDIO 8 DJ interface is also the centerpiece of Native Instruments’ new
    timecode-controlled TRAKTOR SCRATCH DJ system that is available as a
    separate product.

    Pricing and availability
    AUDIO 8 DJ will be available in April 2007 for a suggested retail price of
    $ 449 / € 399 from authorized dealers and in the NI Online Shop.

    Owners of AUDIO 8 DJ will be eligible to purchase TRAKTOR 3 at a
    discounted upgrade price of $ 119 / € 99.

    Further product information and press material

    Additional information on AUDIO 8 DJ is available at
    www.native-instruments.com/audio8DJ.info
    [links may not be immediately available]
     

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  4. eightbit

    eightbit NI Product Owner

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    alright then. :)
     
  5. nem0nic

    nem0nic Forum Member

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    Can't wait to dig into this thing!
     
  6. monkeybiz

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    Re: Announcing The Native Instruments Traktor Skratch

    $669, and they're still not including Traktor 3?

    Didn't the message get through after FS2/TDJS2.6?
     
  7. djlazarus

    djlazarus NI Product Owner

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    Are there any more announcements? If not, then I am to assume there is NO Traktor midi controller. I hope this is not true. I little part of me just died. :(
    The soundcard looks good but that is NOT a dedicated controller.
     
  8. grikschatj

    grikschatj NI Product Owner

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    Um, yeah $669 for yet another piece of hardware. Swell.

    I won't say I'm dumping NI yet, but the "discounted" price is going to have to be sweet for me not to go to SSL. I would rather trade the effect and looping of Traktor for the feature of not having to buy new hardware every two years of SSL.

    Irritated.
     
  9. bloodroot

    bloodroot New Member

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    An overpriced USB soundcard and a light version of traktor with vinyl control, how ground breaking. This is what we've been told to get excited about. Yawn....
     
  10. moba

    moba New Member

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    +1
     
  11. PhilL

    PhilL Moderator Moderator

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    The announcement list is complete for Traktor. I have received no _news announcement_ for a controller...

    Phil
     
  12. Dj Hobbes

    Dj Hobbes NI Product Owner

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    Everybody absolutely needs to keep in mind that this is a STRICTLY NI product. FS never was a NI product. Stanton had full control over that... and look what it got us!
     
  13. djquartz

    djquartz NI Product Owner

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    There is one thing missing from this announcement.

    What about pricing for people that own the full Traktor suite already?
     
  14. Technokrat

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    Re: Announcing The Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ

    400 Euro upgrade from FS2. You've got to be f***ing kidding me! I got my FS2 2 a little over 2 months ago and now this. Thanks a lot!
     
  15. PhilL

    PhilL Moderator Moderator

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    Versus what then? What was it you were expecting....

    Phil
     
  16. djquartz

    djquartz NI Product Owner

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    + 1,000,000

    Everyone keeps forgetting this damn point!

    NI hardware + NI software = 100% support! Not to mention longer hardware life!
     
  17. PhilL

    PhilL Moderator Moderator

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    Its there....down near the bottom...

    Phil
     
  18. eightbit

    eightbit NI Product Owner

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    Technokrat: to be fair, the FS thing wasn't NI's fault.
     
  19. PhilL

    PhilL Moderator Moderator

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    Re: Announcing The Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ

    But you bought a Stanton Product and expect NI to do what for you exactly?

    Phil
     
  20. djdrixx

    djdrixx NI Product Owner

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    399EUR, I will start saving some monney to get that.
    Control of 4 virtual decks with my 2 technics turntables and my 2 CDJ 1000 MK3 --> great.
    It will free up some midi button to use more the effects, ...

    Great great great.
     
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