Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Duo
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Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Duo

Traktor Scratch Duo, Audio Interface for DJ from Native Instruments in the Traktor series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 8 reviews )
 6 reviews75 %
 1 user review13 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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funzy2505/30/2011

funzy25's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not for vinyl lovers"

Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Duo
Use with Timecode and real vinyl. Alternative to buying cd turntables.
Technics turntables, table & H

GETTING STARTED

Simple implementation.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Pros:

-The sound quality is good with digital uncompressed files.
-The system is time-coded vinyl bluffing, touch is very realistic.

The rest:

-The system is completely robust in use with Timecode: Need for new cells, disk clean (new is better. The change regularly). Dust slides under your cell .. it works poorly. Your vinyl is scratched or dirty Timecoded at 2:51 .. all your songs will bugue at 2:51 in the evening. A small electrostatic parasitic on the left channel of your cell ... your sound will play backwards. In short, as with the use of CD decks.

-This system was not designed to use "traditional" (with real vinyl) because it is impossible to bypass the interface without loss of quality on the phono signal. I am very unhappy about this, hence my note severe. Indeed, to bypass the signal you have two options:

1. Bypass physics, by using "multicore cables" NI home (which will soon disappear from the sale). Whatever you do, the interface significantly affects the phono signal, even passively (cease supplying the interface, usb power supply. Externally, it kif kif). Disconnect the audio cables to the interface, where you find cons with your phono signal pure. Thank you input impedance.

2. Bypass software, meaning you use the preamps and signal processing chain of the interface. (CAN Preamp NAC). In this case you can count on the quality of the components of the processing chain of the interface.

Conclusion: Unable to retrieve the analog signal without phono get hurt.

OVERALL OPINION

For people who do not use vinyl, I think this product can be very convenient.

With CDs timecoded I think that the interface behaves better than vinyl but I have not personally tried. (You can however find the use of CDs timecoded very metaphysical ...)

I do not understand the enthusiasm aroused by this product. I recommend to those who want to play vinyl and are demanding with the sound quality.

Rather buy a good CD player.
Snapboy09/07/2010

Snapboy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love it"

Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Duo
Vinyl Disk
Used on 1200 & Technics SL 1210 MK II (with mixer Pioneer)
on a small Intel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz and 2GB of Ram

Use to mix, but especially for scratches


GETTING STARTED

No problem
Only the Internet without activation is IMPOSSIBLE!

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Windows XP SP3

OVERALL OPINION

C for a week is the first timecode vinyl control that I use and I'm just bleuffé! the disc are very nice to scratch (do not jump)

I recycle all my old vinyl records on which I could not scratch because it is too old so they still jumped

Able to scratch on our own components is also an advantage!

Another very cool side c is able to spend the last CD just released, zik sound the same on the 2 without paying 2x platinum disc! and provide scratch my old hard without fear of destroying them!
to 25 € vinyl timecode ca am happy:-D
koma00001/26/2010

koma000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Duo
What characteristics have motivated your choice?

The concept of Vynil control to play mp3's thanks to vinyls

What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk ,...)?

MacBook 2009 and I also use it on an Athlon 64 3500 + with 1GB of RAM.

For what purpose?

I mix in bars, clubs, ...

With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) and you use the connection with what?

I used two technics sl-1200 mk2 and a mixer Pioneer DJM-600.

GETTING STARTED

The installation is done it without problems?

No problem, just the time to understand the system of registration of the product ... It is not difficult not to worry. And for those who say it's complicated when changing email address or you forget your ID, I'm really not okay, just read a few clicks and some found a new word password and a new identifier.

The general configuration is easy?

Yes, there is a wizard that allows you to choose how we will use the program (with or without Vynil control, with or without a midi controller ,...). There are lots of adjustment recorded for a number of midi controller, etc.. The only negative point is that the visual interface is fully customizable (some option does not help me and I wanted to remove them in order to reduce the interface).

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

None, as on MacOS Windows everything works fine

The manual is clear and sufficient?

There is a Getting Started manual very succinct but there is a help file in PDF fullest. I have not opened neither one nor the other because I think it's fairly intuitive to use basic functions. However, I should read to discover additional features that can be handy.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

This software + hardware is stable?

Very stable. It has never crashed, the only problems I encountered was related to problems with my cell plates.

The software works he correctly on this configuration?

The software does not require huge resources. Latency is reasonable, it does not feel the vinyls.

OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?

For 5 months.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

I tried once Serato but I did not really like the interface. I have not much hesitation between Serato and Traktor Traktor because Duo cost me € 320 and serato costing between 540 and 770 €.

What thing do you like most/least about it?

More:
- BPM Counter powerful enough (which is rare), so the loop are easily automated.
- Stability
- Price (320 €)
- A small bar tells us if the song is offbeat, it's very convenient because it allows you to wedge the piece precisely.

Less
- When loading a piece of the BPM analysis time can sometimes take a while (this is no big problem to my own pc on my mac because I do not have that problem).

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

Excellent

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?

Yes without hesitation. In addition, I'll buy Maschine Native Instruments, which can control all the features of Traktor and do many other things
12/21/2009

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Duo
Hello I post a new notice to inform the users or potential buyers ...

Nothing too, IT WORKS! No worries since May 2009 ...

The black dot in this package would support, assistance, so I urge you to properly maintain your various IDs, e-mail with which you registered, and if you close your email address, consider and give a new and modified in the service center!
Because if one day you intend to change format or PC ... You'll put butts in the wall!

Apart from that it's great! It happened to me once a little problem opening the software in Vista, but since it runs with XP! (Toshiba Satellite XPpro, Pentium dualcore, 4000MB DDR, 500gig HD)

Greetings ...
spacewink12/12/2009

spacewink's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Duo
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What characteristics have motivated your choice?

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To mix my own material on vinyl (I'm DJ and I produce Dubstep)
A simple ultra sound card, the connections all-in-one "with the cables of colors

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For what purpose?

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I mix in the evenings, bar, concerts, free parties, wherever the wind leads me (I say that I do not scratch)

What is your config?

Macbook 2007 and Turntables gemini cardboard and paste table behringher plastic (I'm poor and I do not care because at night I always mix the MK2 and the Ecler Nuo 5 buddies, niark niark)

GETTING STARTED

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The installation is done it without problems?

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

The general configuration is easy?

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

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Installation without any concern, activation is rapid and registration in line with the short questionnaire makes us feel chouchouttés, it heats in times of crisis or I slap a month of food in general archi Traktor Scratch DuoConfig simple, even bugg where it takes me an average of 2-4 minutes to reboot and reconfigure everything.
A cozy anecdotes: at night the sound card has ceased to be recconnue 5 minutes before it was my turn to play (I did the updates), it took me 3 minutes to download the latest driver from the audio4DJ (connected to WiFi on the line of the concert hall), install, restart, just time pr dj who played before me put a bit more, DJ of the future, welcome!

No inconsistency, we can just leave the cables connected without the sound card and the sound of real vinyl goes anyway! So a user can connect to Serato cables of traktor in the middle of the night to play (it happened at a party where there were DJs on vinyl, one on traktor serato and I) was just had to replace my audio sound card 4 by Rane

I opened the manual once when I had to use it with Timecode CDs, this is not the textbook that is clear is the software!

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)

The software works he correctly on this configuration?

What performance? (If quantifiable)

This software + hardware is stable?

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At home: iMac 24 "2.80 and qqes Ghz, 4GB RAM
On stage: Macbook 13 "2.66 4GB RAM GhzAbsolument no worries, I had once some slowdown in afficharge monitoring playback software, but nothing changed on reading and mix. Besides, I said that I do not watch the screen on stage, usually I leave the computer plugged in the table does not make the Geek on stage <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="" /> I've never seen a difference with Serato to me what are exactly the same except that traktor has a few effects and a MIDI management: more for less!

OVERALL OPINION

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For how long have you been using it?

What thing do you like most/least about it?

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

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I use it for 6 months, I have easily play 20 times in the evenings and all day at home the rest of the time
I tried Serato, I was less convinced, I did not like the interface too dark, especially the price!
The value for money is simply insane: I bought some vinyls to 300euros per month, now for the same price on sites like beatport e I help what mix for ages, and especially I can finally play my songs and those of my friends!

most:
Effects
Stability-just halucinnante
We can prepare his playlist on the train, arrived on scene they left the computer in a corner, it turns off the screen and it is as a DJ on vinyl: to change the song we only had to return the vinyl, ideal for those who, like myself, prepare well their sets and chain fast enough
-Software can work without records or sound card (I did it with just a turn of Evolution UC33 once)

I found no less than may be that I managed to turn the lot with the computer closed (now that I think I just have not tried it yet, as it works!)

I would do without any concern that choice and I heartily recommends that they have all the DJs that I meet for 6 months (OR should I pay a hell of a promoter)
richpard05/31/2009

richpard's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Duo
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
Traktor of reputable, sound card

- For what purpose? Home accessories and rare

- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Athlon64 dual core, 2g ddr ...

- Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ... Technics SL1210 MK2, Pioneer DJM700

GETTING STARTED

- Installation is it without problem? Yes

- Have you experienced any incompatibility? Not

- The configuration gnrale is easy? Yes trs simple

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ... Yes

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- This software + hardware configuration is stable? For now, yes!

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it? 2 months

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
+ Put simply classic vinyl with the table selector (phono / line) that the PC is teind or not! And incredible stability!
the - the loading times a little along the way, (15-20 sec) but when we know we do it in advance, nothing mchant

I went through Mixvibes few years ago, and frankly has had nothing to do!
Stability simplicity of use, instalation, and rglages ...
Gorgonzola05/17/2009

Gorgonzola's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Duo
Use with turntables mk2
sional in the wild, "cloub" in the apartment, radio,
my setup is the current standard (portable hp, 2 GB ram, dual core)

precision is a scratch duo version (timecode management) that I owns and not the version "duo" not that gre timecode.

the motivation of my choice is that I intended to take the card when I audio4dj unites Discoveries this package, the duet version scratch, for my case I did not need MIDI input or d have 8 inputs, 8 outputs (as with audio dj 8) because I only mix with two turntables, and this version more scratch duo also gre Controller noon (the last is plutt Rather, it is the Controller who Grente ..)

was 340 euros, a price almost half cheaper than Traktor Scratch Pro (version 4 turntables with audio dj 8) short we do not ask, you achte!

in the package, this version includes 2 duo Scratch Timecode Vinyl, 2 cd timecode, and the audio card that 4DJ mms CHARACTERISTICS possde the sound that the audio 8DJ but with less connective (no MIDI only 4 input, 4 outputs, a headphone output)

GETTING STARTED

Quick and easy installation with no center-
no particular concerns
with a few scares SETTING THE latencies had the time code but just try everything and it works.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

No problem encountered this morning whether or absolut mode mode Controller noon.

OVERALL OPINION

What I like most, the screen is touch the cot paramtrable application (you can hide some parts of the software) not assist the cot to wedge disks, you must run its ears, it is no longer has anything to look at the screen!, the album covers in the browser, the way vinyl and MIDI parameter.

but the best of the best is the sound! she works many small audio 4DJ!
LE 17 MAI 2009: RETURN OF INTENSIVE USE

Bought on 31.03.2009

4 nights in clubs and hours of use at home accessories + private with pals, no crash, no sign of slowing down, no bug.

I've never seen a software with a much stability.

As for ergonomics, I find the gnial paramtrage shortcut file, and for my case, the notch a little responsible for Traktor is not a problem since I do not look at the notch! (The laptop is on the right plates) I throw it a long time to see the end pieces and I charge with dernire track vinyl (which acts slecteur in place of the mouse ))

As a fan of vinyl and mix on turntables (MK2) I am super happy and satisfied

So I even ratchet 2 mk2 Used supplmentaires those at home (there is a price trs trs right now!), with individual flight case to carry them easy like a suitcase, for clubs / bars there would be cd decks.

These last years, having tried APRS DPIT to find an alternative to turntables during transport and dplacements club quips only turntables cd (I test the mix on turntables, cd, mix with Controller noon ... hard trs APRS mix on turntables ..)

well I can say that Traktor scracth Saved My Life DJ on turntables! and only happiness.

Turntable forever! (Last night the dj saved my life ...)
klementgazella04/09/2009

klementgazella's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Duo
What technical specifications motivated your choice?

sound card has the same audio caractrisitques kune 8

For what purpose?

Mix club or festival

What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?

unibody macbook 2.4 ghz 4 GB RAM hyper stable c mac

Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...

2 sl 1200 mk2 xone 42 KAOSS PAD 3 2 EV ZX1 ev sx 300 1

GETTING STARTED

- Installation is it without problem?
YES members if Kelk problem configuration mode scrath m tt good

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
so that the disk has to decode jai install the 1.1.2 deferment hop several Ocun problem
- The configuration gnrale is easy?

forcemen not have a Kelka conaisance English or know traktor

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

ui

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)

already above di

- The software works he correctly on this configuration?

jai as stable c c mac

- What performance? (If quantifiable)

- This software + hardware configuration is stable?

stable c c mac

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?

last 8 days

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

the price c RAPORT KALIT exactemen the mem ke CHOZ scrath traktor pro

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

yes serato final scratch Torq

- How do you report qualitprix?

EXCELLENT Ocun without concurrency

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ..

o ke yes