Ever want to be a DJ, compiling your own dance mixes, putting to use your extensive knowledge of music or creating a fabulous set that would make even the best DJ’s green with envy? For everyone from the professional DJ to the music enthusiast, the abundance of great DJ software is out there waiting for you. The best we have found is TRAKTOR Duo 1.2. With its expansive special effects and features, easy-to-use interface, and complete compatibility with external equipment, TRAKTOR Duo stands head and shoulders above the competition.
TRAKTOR Duo 1.2 provides for the ultimate experience in DJ software making it our number one choice. Boasting a variety of fully modular and customizable interface settings, an impressive set of mastering and recording tools and some of the most accurate and easy-to-use loop and beat-matching tools available, TRAKTOR Duo makes a very convincing argument for itself. Best of all, it’s fully compatible with iTunes and most file formats, even allowing for the direct import of files from an iPod or other personal audio or data storage device.
TRAKTOR Duo stands out for its ability to integrate advanced effects and options into a simple, user-friendly format. Much of the estimation and guesswork that goes into properly mixing tracks is eased with measured beat points displayed continuously in a dynamic beat visualizer. Loops and effects are synchronized to execute in coordination with timing of the track at play.
Providing for a simple and comprehensive importing and exporting, this DJ software easily uses and converts files of various formats, while sidestepping many of the time-consuming paths that most of its competition requires for reformatting and importing. Best of all, TRAKTOR is fully compatible and easily-integrated with iTunes and other personal audio devices. It even offers full integration with BEATPORT.com, where new tracks can be purchased and downloaded directly to TRAKTOR Duo.
With full support for multiple MIDI controllers, HIDs and advanced MIDI assignments for optional line-in control by CD, vinyl or MP3 decks and its capability to record mixed CD’s, broadcast directly to the internet, iPod, and an external MIDI keyboard, again, this program proves its right to be in first place.
TRAKTOR Duo also features automatic gain control, high quality, independent tempo and key correction, providing for seamless mixes between tracks that would otherwise require a great deal of manual adjusting. The loops and effects are automatically synchronized with the track at play to provide the ultimate performance. Its Elastique time-stretch feature has the ability to carry on with a high workload, displaying the quality of this product.
The interface is incredibly easy to use. With large easy-to-find buttons and real-time reactions, this site impressed us with its ease of use and smooth transitions. This program also boasts of awesome effects that assist the user in mixing and creating amazing electronic music. If you want to share your mixes with your fellow DJs, future employers, or just put your name out in the wide world of techno media, recording and publishing is painless with many options, including CD burning, iPod recording and internet broadcasting.
If there was ever a product that could simply do it all, TRAKTOR Duo is just that: simple and does it all. It’s fully compatible with almost every audio file formats including MP3, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, non-DRM WMA and AAC. Most music you can find can be utilized by this program. Best of all, it can be integrated with any iTunes library for direct importation so you can bring your already -created playlist in iTunes over for quick and easy performance. This program also offers integration with BEATPORT.com, where tracks can be previewed, purchased and downloaded directly to the TRAKTOR library.
TRAKTOR Duo features a patented, non-destructive Native Mix File technology, which allows for the seamless recording, editing and exporting of DJ sets. Best of all, TRAKTOR Duo includes a “preferences” menu key, which allows for quick and easy customized output settings.
Because this program offers full support of any MIDI equipment, you are never limited in your master mixing capabilities. However, if you are new to electronic music mixing, the well-designed interface allows for complete customization and use of any mixing tool you would want or need to use.
Standing much taller above most DJ software programs in terms of performance, TRAKTOR Duo provides a cornucopia of tools and optional adjustments to best suit individual tracks and their performance settings. Best of all, playlists and libraries are conveniently located for quick and easy access, with playlist histories also being stored for reference.
This top-rated software truly shines in its composition tools and features. While most programs include beat-matching and looping tools, few rival the accuracy and fidelity found in this software, which provides for flawless improvisation and customization.
TRAKTOR Duo also offers an additional function as a line-in for various MIDI devices, such as MP3, vinyl and CD decks, as well as additional timekeeping and loop making devices.
Offering a tutorial DVD for purchase, this DJ software proves that being number one means helping you learn and know your system. The program itself includes a help menu with open manual and links to the TRAKTOR service center and Native Instruments website. While the DVD would be useful to most users, the program is very intuitive, with most keys providing a comprehendible function definition.
Native Instruments also hosts a user forum and technical oriented community for troubleshooting strategies, composition ideas etc. for TRAKTOR Duo. If further assistance is needed, contact can be made by email.
TRAKTOR Duo stands out as the most intuitive DJ Software program available, integrating advanced controls and tools into a simple, user-friendly interface. And with additional line-in MP3, vinyl and CD deck functions, TRAKTOR Duo provides for DJ use wherever, whenever or however you want it to. Best of all, Native Instruments is continually improving its program design and expanding TRAKTOR Duo's capabilities, insuring that TRAKTOR Duo will remain atop the DJ Software heap for a long time to come. So all you out there looking for a way to show off your musical talents get out and get your DJ on!
Provides the most comprehensive tools and features to optimize the electronic music creation experience.
Finding time to do anything else with such an amazing software product.
For the music enthusiast to the professional DJ, this product will satisfy everyone's fix for music and mixing.