Native Instruments launches "TRAKTOR SCRATCH
Certified" DJ mixer integration
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Berlin, Germany -- March 28, 2007: Upcoming vinyl/CD-controlled DJ system provides complete integration
with digitally-enabled high-end mixers from Mackie, Korg and others. Native Instruments today announced "TRAKTOR SCRATCH Certified", a certification program that will enable
selected premium DJ mixers with integrated audio interface to fully
integrate with the company's upcoming vinyl-controlled DJ system. The
certification will ensure that these mixers will work in perfect harmony
with TRAKTOR SCRATCH. Owners of certified mixers will also be able to
purchase a special-priced TRAKTOR SCRATCH Upgrade Kit, which
upgrades the mixer into a high-performance DJ system that is ready to be
hooked up to a computer, turntables and CD players.
With the emergence of DJ mixers that include digital audio interface and
control features, Native Instruments has created the certification program
to maximize the interoperability of these products with TRAKTOR
SCRATCH without possibly compromising the advanced performance and
reliability of the system. Mixers that receive certification are carefully
selected and tested for complete functional integration, and for their
capability to process the high-resolution control signal of TRAKTOR
SCRATCH with maximum precision and minimum latency.
"TRAKTOR SCRATCH Certified" mixers that feature MIDI-enabled faders,
knobs and similar control elements will also include performance-ready
TRAKTOR SCRATCH controller assignments, allowing DJs to control
effects and other performance parameters within the software from the
mixer instantly with no additional setup or configuration.
The certification program will also allow TRAKTOR SCRATCH users to
instantly hook up their computers in clubs that have a "TRAKTOR
SCRATCH Certified" mixer installed, without having to bring the AUDIO 8
DJ interface that is part of the regular TRAKTOR SCRATCH package.
"TRAKTOR SCRATCH Certified" mixers currently include the d.2Pro and
d.4Pro models from Mackie, and the Zero4 and Zero8 mixers from Korg.
The range of certified mixers will expand in the future as more products
get certified by Native Instruments.
Owners of certified mixers will be able to purchase a special upgrade kit
that contains the TRAKTOR SCRATCH software as well as high-resolution
control vinyls and CDs. The TRAKTOR SCRATCH Upgrade Kit will be
available in June 2007.
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About Native Instruments:
Native Instruments is the pioneer and market leader in the field of
software instruments, and one of the key players in the market of
computer-based audio production technology. The company's mission is
to develop outstanding musical tools for all styles and genres. The
resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up
new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.
Native Instruments opened up the fascinating world of real-time sound
synthesis on standard computers in 1996, and today offers an extensive
product range for the Instruments, Guitar and DJ markets, designed and
developed by three corresponding divisions within the company. Native
Instruments currently employs more than 150 people in its two offices in
Berlin and Los Angeles, and works closely with more than 40
international distribution partners to ensure its future growth and
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