Traktor DJ 2 is here and it’s free!
Traktor DJ 2 is the watered-down version of Native Instruments’ flagship DJ software – It’s free and has all the basics.
The app is the perfect first-step for those diving into the world of digital DJing for the first time, everything from the simple and easy-to-use interface to the streaming integration make it a great platform for those who aren’t all that familiar with DJing or may not have extensive music collections – it’s also free…
Traktor DJ 2 is not just a mobile app, it’s designed for iOS and desktop computers – making it one of the most accessible free DJ software platforms on the market.
It comes with multiple layouts to choose from to best suit the way you mix, and for those you don’t have a DJ controller yet – the interface offers enough control over the basic functions that you would need for a decent mix.
The software incorporates some of the higher-end features from their flagship software – flux mode and a variety of effects to choose from give you the ability to take things a step further once you’re comfortable with basic mixing techniques and transitions.
If you have a Native Instruments Kontrol S2, Kontrol Z1 or Traktor Audio 2 and you don’t want all the high-end features that Traktor Pro offers, this is a great way of being able to use the hardware alongside a basic version of the software.
Traktor DJ 2 is plug-and-play with all of the above mentioned hardware, and means you don’t have to buy extra software to use the hardware you just bought – yup that was a thing.
Another big feature in the DJ software is the introduction of streaming platforms, especially considering that the app is great for mobile – this presents a nice way of finding and auditioning new tunes before buying them for use in your professional system. So far they offer Soundcloud Go+ integration, although I’m sure there will be more onboard soon.
For more information on Traktor DJ 2 check out Native Instruments’ website here.