I purchased this plugin to use when I DJ weddings and other similar events. There are a lot of DJ software out there. The reason I chose the Native Instruments Traktor was because I have used a lot of there software and have always been satisfied. My setup contains a Macbook laptop, presonus Firebox interface, and a pair of EV Powered speakers and a Sub. The only thing I use this for is mixing in MP3's and Wave files.
I have never had any compatibility issues using this software. A crash or hiccup in the audio can be very very bad for a DJ especially when it is for something formal like a wedding. I have used this several times and never had any problems what so ever. Yes, the manual was clear and helped me get comfortable with the interface. I have never used real hardware gear to DJ, in fact, I only got into Djing wedding because I have most of the PA equipment necessary. After spending a few hours with this plugin, I was ready to go. At first glance it looks very complicated. But once you start getting used to finding music on you computer/ext hdd through the program and what exactly each button/slider in the interface does, you pretty much have it figured out. Yes, the typical function lie right in front of you for easy access.
Yes, no crashes and any sets I have created are always stored and recalled properly. Yes, and it better stay that way. I give it a 10 out of 10 for performance. It functions flawlessly and makes my life so much easier when it comes to mixing awful music for weddings, haha. I have been using Traktor for about a year now.
What I like most about this plugin is the ability to auto mix music. This is nice as it allows me to load five or six songs and take a bathroom/smoke/food break and keep the music going. I guess the only thing I don't like about this plugin is the small little field you get for finding songs on you computer. Its not that big of a deal, but it would be nice to be able to expand it. Although, maybe you can and I haven't figured it out yet. I paid $200 for this unit and I am happy with that price. It has made DJing a lot easier and has paid for itself. Well, I primarily deal with MP3's and they sound just as good coming out of Traktor as they do iTunes. No, I haven't tried any other models besides this one. Yes, I like this software so I would definitely buy it again if I needed to.
I like traktor, I mix with for three years. I have a pc con (2ghz, 1gb ram, a few gigabytes of hard drive) and I use a mini keyboard noon.
All is well when installed, the manual is fine, but the grip is a little sick to the brain (although you'll take the head).
Everything works well, despite a small problem of latency with my two sound cards, but my prob ... plutt
Well, I use traktor since its first version, and I followed her with intrts revolutions. This version is the option of Controller DEFINITIONS noon. This means that if you want to mix with the mouse and keyboard will be stretched plutt! I think the interface is super search. You whining a bit before finding any. Oh yeah, and also having to assign your deck before using the effects or anything that is super compelling, see super sucks. But all those little worries disappear with time, i just get used too much mix and Jam ...
In addition to the disappearance of the reverse function, the Autoplay mode does not use the curve of the X-Fader!
Indeed, if one goes into "Hard" (for the intro of the track enchantment overlapping the current one, and for the current one to the end), not Traktor ignored and makes the enchantment in fade-in / fade-out, which cut the intro and end of tracks enchantment ...
Sucks! What rgression!
So for my accessories o I spend Zique in autoplay, I returned the following version 2.6, where the march was nickel.
Super simple, anything.
As in 2.6, super stable provided they have a good config.
The price is justified by the new features (effects, collection management ...), but why removing others, such as the kill for each band frequency drives?