Native Instruments announced the upcoming version 2.6 release of Traktor DJ Studio, the next version of its professional DJ software.
This update will be fully compatible with the latest version of Stanton's vinyl-controlled DJ system, FinalScratch 2. Furthermore, Traktor DJ Studio 2.6 offers several new features like live broadcasting via Internet, live audio input with on-the-fly audio recording, a revised filter section, added support for WMA and AAC audio files and several other enhancements.
The new features in Traktor DJ Studio 2.6 include:
Compatible with FinalScratch 2 - Traktor DJ Studio 2.6 now works together with Stanton's FinalScratch 2 hardware. This makes the software fully controllable via turntables and DJ CD players.
Internet Broadcasting - With Traktor DJ Studio 2.6, the performance can be streamed live over the internet, thanks to integrated support for the Icecast streaming server protocol.
Live Input / Live recording - An external audio signal can be integrated live into the mix via a third dedicated mixer channel, which allows for announcements, voice-overs, MCing and much more. The input signal can even be recorded on-the-fly, and the recordings can be dragged directly into the mix.
Mix Recording - The mix can now be directly recorded into an audio file on hard disc during the performance, as an alternative to the existing non-destructive mix recording method.
Enhanced Filter Section - Traktor DJ Studio 2.6 offers a revised filter section which is sonically optimized for the treatment of full audio tracks.
Support for AAC and WMA - Traktor DJ Studio now also plays tracks in AAC format (Apple iTunes, non-DRM files only) as well as in WMA format (Windows Media Player).
Browser Favourites - The file browser now offers a special "favourites" section where up to 12 selected folders or playlists can be stored, which can then instantly be accessed via keyboard shortcuts.
Playlist History - A new "history" function gives a detailed overview about all recently played tracks. The list can also be printed out or exported - especially useful for professional DJs who have to take care of license payments to copyright associations.
The update to version 2.6 will be available in November 2004 as a free update for all registered users of Traktor DJ Studio 2.5.
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