Installation Precautions Traktor 2 and 3 can exist on the same system at the same time. Traktor 2 and 3 collections are not cross compatible! BACKUP YOUR PRESENT COLLECTIONS STRIPES AND PLAYLISTS FOLDERS BEFORE DOING ANYTHING!!! If you want to be able to run both versions on the same system, make sure you install Traktor 3 into a different subfolder than your existing Traktor 2.0 version. Make a copy of your Traktor 2 collection and subfolders and call it Traktor 3 Collection or similar. You will point Traktor 3 at your newly copied collection folders. Both versions can share the same music folders. It will be necessary to import new tracks into both collections to make them accessible to both versions. Browser The New browser in Traktor 3 now supports in place editing for fields in the browser list. Want to edit a single field? Simply click in the field and type. Changes are automatically saved to the collection when editing is done. For those users that don't want to make use of the Beatport Browser in Traktor there exists the ability to turn it off in preferences. Go to Preference | Collection Preferences. This will remove the Icon from the explorer browser tree making beatport browsing inaccessible and inert. Background Analysis is an important new function to Traktor but its recognized there may be occasions where analysis may need to be stopped. To do so, simply right click on the analysis status bar and choose 'Remove Analysis-Jobs'. User that want to never run background analysis can turn it off in Preferences | Collection Preferences turning off Automatic Background Analysis. You can Hide the browser status bar if you wish to claim back some screen space. Right Click at the top of the Traktor window beside the layouts drop list and deselect 'Show Status Bar'. Decks & Mixer You can quickly minimize both A & B or C & D decks by double-clicking on the round dot on each deck panel. Loop size selection can be changed for the loop button on each deck by right-clicking on the button and choosing the appropriate size from the list. The size will apply to a currently selected loop and to new loops set by this button. It works per deck so you can different sizes on each deck. For users with scroll wheels on your mouse, scrolling while over the waveform changes the zoom for the current deck. Double Clicking on any knob in the deck or mixer will reset the control to its default value. Hover the mouse over the + sign of any knob then right clicking it and a menu will appear, changing this value affects the incremental change that the knob will apply with each mouse wheel click or click on the + or - buttons for the knob currently highlighted. If yu simply want on off function for a particular knob select the switch mode. Right Clicking the Cross fader will re-center it. Take care with this feature as it can wreck your finely crafted cross fade mix. If you unlock Key or a track that is in slave mode, any adjustment to Key will unlock slave mode and Tempos will drift. It is by design and is a natural consequence of changing the tempo of a slaved deck. Deck Play / Pause / Cue. There are several options to start decks playing depending which Button you press and which Mouse button you use. Almost all play options are supported and behaviors are subtly different depending on whether the deck is playing or not. For example, Left Clicking Cue play jumps to the previous nearest cue and plays immediately. Right Clicking Jumps to the previous nearest cue and holds until the mouse button is released when it begins to play. You should experiment to find the options that work for you. Details Detail panels are customizable you can change contents of any of the 4 pages on the fly and these changes are saved between sessions. Operations of details items applies primarily to the currently focused deck. You should become accustomed to checking which deck the function you are about to perform will apply to otherwise you risk performing actions on decks you had not intended to operate on. Decks are color coded and the decks detail panel provides a quick way to see which deck is focused. It often worth including the decks detail component all your details pages while becoming familiar with Traktor 3. Details Panel states are the same across all Layouts. You can hide Messages or tooltips if you don't care to see them by right clicking next to the layout drop list item, and deselect show messages. Got something helpfiul to add? Lets hear it!