Native Instruments always keeps us on our toes with their innovative and functional releases and updates, and this time around they’ve brought the Traktor name to one of the most basic and essential needs for a DJ mixing: the cable splitter. The split option works smoothly on all Traktor DJ platforms, including its iPad and iPhone applications, allowing you to seamlessly preview t
Since its release back in 2010, the Traktor Kontrol X1 has received massive acclaim from the likes of esteemed equipment authorities like Computer Music and Music Tech. Now the folks at Native Instruments have given the Kontrol X1 a new spin, redesigning the hardware to include features for a more streamlined mixing experience
Last week, Native Instruments released the TRAKTOR DJ app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It piggybacks off the iPad version, with an interface optimal for the other devices. The app is a continuation of Native Instrument’s goal of us
The Electrix Pro Tweaker is a controller for music producers, arriving with a 32 button grid, push encoders with LED ring in a 2 channel DJ mixer style interface. It is compatible for Traktor, Ableton, and Serato users, in addition to allowing for custom options based on preference
Native Instruments has adapted Traktor Pro for the iOS platform, signaling another step technology that increases the accessibility and lowers the learning curve for DJ equipment. The Traktor DJ iPad app is an entry-level software that exposes the user to everything from loops, finger-trigger sounds, and beatmapping to controlling waveforms
Favorite drink? Alcohol? Virgin?
Jerry: Purple Drank with a bendy straw
Brandon: Strawberry Lemonade
If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?
Jerry: Read minds
Brandon: The ability to “read minds”
Favorite candy / snack?
Jerry: Fun Dip
Brandon: Fun Dip & Sunflower Seeds
What do you drive?
Jerry: 2002 Ford Taurus
Brandon: Volvo XC90
What kind of watch do you wear?
Jerry: iPod Nano wrist watch
Brandon: I use my iPhone!
Brandon: Ehh, not much of a shoe guy
If you had one night left to live, how would you spend it?
Jerry: Spend as much time with the family as possible
Brandon: Playing a concert for all my friends and family!
What song do you sing in the shower?
Jerry: Booty Bounce by GTA
Brandon: Swedish House Mafia – “Don’t You Worry Child”
Favorite video game?
Jerry: Need for Speed Underground 2
Brandon: Mario Kart and Grand Theft Auto
What can’t leave home without?
Jerry: My clothes
Brandon: My iPhone and earbuds
First DJ you ever saw live? Where?
Jerry: Sebastian Ingrosso, Chicago
Brandon: Armin van Buuren, Congress Theater - Chicago
Most embarrassing performance moment?
Jerry: Forgot to plug in my headphones into the mixer and kept wondering why I couldn't hear anything.
Brandon: Opening for Adventure Club and having audio troubles the entire set
Are you superstitious? About?
Brandon: No, not really
First album you bought?
Jerry: Tiesto Club Life Vol. 1
Brandon: “Third Eye Blind” (1997)
If you had to have eat one food for the rest of your life,
At the 2012 Amsterdam Dance Event, one of the biggest dance music events in the world, Native Instruments hosted the "Traktor Cookery
School." This unique event brought dance music and culinary arts together, inviting leading industry figures and esteemed DJ/producers to mix their favorite ingredients in the kitchen and share their delicious creations with guests, while sharing some of their favorite
dishes and memories as DJs
NI’s latest DJ Controller, the Traktor Kontrol Z2, is the first 2+2 DJ control mixer (2 stand-alone channels and 2 full remix channels). It features an intuitive lay-out for DJs (mixer, effects, Kontrol section) with
Native Instruments’ TRAKTOR Remix Sets, compatible with TRAKTOR software with Remix Deck Technology, provide complete tracks by artists for enhancing sets and live remixing. The series kicks off with M.A.N.D.Y’s ‘Twisted Sister’ track, which provides 64 loops and one-shot samples identified by groups, pages, and
Favorite drink? Alcohol? Virgin? Virgin Margarita. Alcoholic White Russian.
Scariest groupie moment? I had one creepy dude try to hold my hand after I did a set at a party. It was a very awkward sit