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Traktor Pro 3.1 has just been released. So, what's new?

Native Instruments Traktor 3.1 Update
Native Instruments Traktor 3.1 Update

Native Instruments continues to develop its premium Traktor Pro 3 software. New for 2019, Traktor 3.1 offers Parallel Waveforms, standalone mode for the Kontrol S4 MK3, new visual elements, and more.

Native Instruments Traktor

Traktor Pro 3 is the flagship DJ software from Native Instruments. Used around the world, from the smallest bars to the biggest festivals, Traktor Pro 3 is the DJ software you can rely on.

New for 2019, Native Instruments has updated the Traktor Pro platform to version 3.1 and introduced a raft of new features, improvements, and fixes. As well as a redesigned interface, Traktor Pro 3.1 also offers enhanced functionality for hardware controllers.

This article will outline all the new updates, but first, here's a great video from Native Instruments which details the changes.

Upgraded Interface

Traktor Pro 3.1 has a new streamlined interface that is even easier to work with. Traktor 3.1 maintains the workflow of its predecessors, so current users will find 3.1 familiar yet refreshing.  New metering and fader designs ensure you'll be able to mix more accurately, while a redesigned master panel provides instant access to essential controls.

Parallel waveforms allow you to view waves in stacked format for direct comparisons, while Single Deck view lets you expand a single deck to full screen for effortless set preparation.

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Signal Processing

Native Instruments Traktor

Traktor Pro 3.1 has been refined for ultimate sound fidelity. Every signal processing stage been enhanced to make you sound great, wherever you perform.

Huge tempo shifts can be confidently made using Elastique 3 time-stretching, while two limiters provide the mastering polish and protection for live performance. The Traktor limiter offers a warm and punchy sound with real character, while the newly-designed master limiter offers a transparent sound that won't duck, even when layering multiple tracks and samples.

Enhanced Hardware Support

The NI S4 MK3 can now be operated as a standalone mixer via its latest Firmware upgrade. NI has also fixed bugs with the Traktor Kontrol S8, S4, and Traktor Kontrol D2, as well as providing custom control mapping for the S8 and D2.

Mixer FX

Native Instruments Traktor

DJ'ing is all about pushing the boundaries. Experimentation is key to this, and Traktor Pro 3.1 makes this easy with one-touch control. The new Mixer FX provides club-grade effects for multiple possibilities, whether you need huge reverbs, choppy bit-crushing, ambient delays, or more. Users can choose from eight new Mixer FX on each channel, plus three filters.

Flux and Reverse

Native Instruments Traktor

Reversing decks is easy with the new Reverse button. Simply hold down the button to reverse your deck, and because it works with Flux Mode, when you let go it'll resume playing as if you'd done nothing at all. Now you can reverse tracks and instantly resume forward playing in perfect sync.

Flux Mode also works with Hotcues, loops, and scratching. Now you can chop things up over a super-tight beat.

DVS Support

Native Instruments Traktor

For DVS enthusiasts, Traktor Pro 3.1 includes Scratch capability as standard. NI's timecode vinyl can be used with any sound card and the turntable/CD player of your choice.*

Traktor Pro 3.1 Updates in Detail

Parallel Waveforms: Waveforms can now be stacked on top of one another. The optional 'Parallel Full' and 'Parallel Slim' views let you compare waveforms directly.

Single Deck View: Users can now view a single deck in the display. This view spreads the waveform over the whole screen and is perfect for track preparation.

Kontrol S4 Standalone: The NI Kontrol S4 MK3 can now be operated as a standalone mixer via the 0.5.8 Firmware upgrade.

Duplicate Layout Manager: A single button allows you to duplicate an existing layout.

Custom Mapping: S8 and D2 users can override the preset control mapping via the new Controller Manager. This means you can truly customise your user experience.

Non-destructive File Handling: You can now choose whether to save metadata to your files. If you're using external file management, users can also choose to just save the custom Traktor data.

Tooltips: Tooltips are now available for all Preference panels, and the Tooltip toggle icon is also available in the Global Section.

Traktor Pro 3.1 Improvements in Detail

Insert new track to analysis queue: a non-analysed track loaded into a deck is now priorotised over an analysis queue running in the background. standalone Mode

S4 MK3 headphone volume: Firmware 0.5.8 increases the headphone volume of the S4 MK3 by 6dB in the HP-Mix center position.

Traktor Pro 3.1 Fixes in Detail

S4 MK3: Switching between JOG and TT mode no longer affects the tension of the jog wheel.

S4 MK3: Haptic nudging no longer affects the sounds of forward spins.

S8 and D2: The sample pitch control via display knobs has been fixed.

Keyboard Shortcuts: Now fully operational when exiting Preferences.

Search: Users can now search by KEY via the refined search dropdown.

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By Matt Wilkinson

Posted on 28 Feb 2019 15:11 to category : Instruments News

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