Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro 2
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It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
The DJ software is compatible with iTunes library and playlists.
Reverb occurs naturally when a sound is created in an enclosed space, and reflects from the walls. This effect can be created digitally, and is most noticeable when a sound cuts out suddenly and then continues to echo, slowly getting quieter.
A gate is similar to a compressor. However, rather than attenuating signals which are above a certain value, it attenuates weak signals. This can be used eg. to reduce unwanted background noise.
Flanging is a type of phasing where two signals are introduced milliseconds apart, and then the two signals are mixed together. The delay time is varied, creating a whooshing or jet plane like effect.
Ping Pong delay is one of the most used effects in electronic music. It creates a wide stereo effect, bouncing from left to right. It can be really dramatic and is often used to build up momentum with things like drum crash sounds.
You can create a brake effect similar to real vinyl, where the song slows down and sounds distorted.
The DJ software lets you repeat certain effects or parts of a song as much as you want. It started with CDJ players, where there was a “loop in” and “loop out” pair of buttons. You had to time precisely when you hit the buttons to get the perfect loop.
The DJ software can play songs in reverse mode. When activated the track starts going backwards.
In order to have a smoother transition while mixing, the software can automatically sync the tempo/beat of the two songs.
The software can set a number of cue points inside the track automatically.
The software allows you to designate a point in the current song where you want the next song or sound effect to start.
The DJ software features synchronized samplers with instant record and playback slots. Synchronized samplers let the DJ perform astounding remixes live.
Time stretching is the process of changing the speed or duration of an audio signal without affecting its pitch.
The DJ software supports WAVE (.wav) lossless audio format. These files don’t usually have any room for metadata.
The DJ software supports MP3 audio format. MP3 is the most widespread of the lossy formats. (MP3s at 320kbps are generally accepted as pretty indistinguishable from CD sound quality).
The DJ software supports AAC audio format. It is the native lossy format of Apple’s iTunes, iPod, iPad etc. It usually has the file extension m4a.
The DJ software supports FLAC audio format (lossless format). FLAC files are compressed, usually to about half the size of the equivalent WAV.
The DJ software supports AIFF audio format (lossless format). Be aware that they’re not as universally playable as WAVE files once you get away from Macs.
This feature will find beats in the music so you can assign them to certain sound, effects and songs. Usually a visible grid appears over the track spectrum.
The software can automatically detect the key the music is in, allowing you to easily mix tracks with similar keys. This feature could help DJs in choose a suitable song to mix next.
The DJ software supports external microphones hardware and often has a special control section for that.
The software automatically save your tracks history (all the tracks played during your set).
The software allows recording mixtapes/sets directly on your HDD in different audio formats.
The DJ software is compatible with most external MIDI and HID controllers.