Traktor Pro 3 Harmonic Mixing Update in BETA
The BETA for Native Instruments Traktor Pro 3 Harmonic Mixing Update has arrived after all the excitement for ver. 3 was dampened by hardly any new features, Traktor Pro 3.2 being introduced.
NI recently hyped up the launch of the latest iteration of their flagship DJ software Traktor Pro, however apart from a massive GUI revamp, a few extra effects and compatibility tweaks with their hardware systems – there weren’t all that many new additions to warrant a full version update in my opinion.
Well, it looks like Native Instruments heeded the call for some new features that are becoming more apparent in competition platforms.
The upcoming Traktor Pro 3.2 update is being dubbed “the harmonic mixing update” as it introduces a variety of new features aimed at opening up a whole new world of possibilities for mixing music within the Traktor Pro platform.
The Traktor Pro 3 Harmonic Mixing Update introduces the latest iteration of Elastique 3.3 advanced time-stretching algorithm that aims to maintain the audio quality and transient peaks of tracks as much as possible while being pitched.
The GUI inside Traktor Pro now has advanced controls for all your harmonic mixing needs, they’ve replaced the key-lock setting with a widget with various controls.
What about those who are still new to harmonic mixing?
The update introduces various features to make life easier for those who may not be too well-versed in harmonic mixing.
There’s a new feature that highlights any tracks in your browser that match the key of the current playing track, and a display to show you how far the two loaded decks are offset in key.
This makes harmonic mixing extremely easy to understand for newcomers, they’ve also added actual chromatic notes as opposed to a number scale which was rather confusing.
The official Pro 3 Harmonic Mixing Update will launch at the end of June 2019, however for anyone who wants to check out the new features beforehand – they’re currently running a public beta, allowing you to try the software for free.
For more information check out the Native Instruments forum post.