Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3

Traktor DJ Studio 3, DJ Software from Native Instruments in the Traktor series.

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songboy's review

Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
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.

dave-sanders's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
This software is very professional, the interface says it all ...
My purpose was to point me to the machines more complete than other software mix (Virtual DJ type).
config: 13 "MacBook / Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz/2Go Ram ...

I use it now with a Vestax VCI 100 (very good tool for that matter) but only several months after acquiring traktor.


No problem using a time we spent a few hours on it.

interface may put off some very promising but we must persevere and within hours we begin to understand this beautiful beast


No performance problem with my macbook


- How long have you use it? 8 months

- What is so special that you like most and least? : + The many features and the interface is very clear and very professional. - A problem sometimes with the BPM counter

- Value for money is fine for a second purchase

this choice I would do with pleasure

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

Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
Traktor Why? Several reasons. The first is compatibility with a wide range of MIDI controllers, making him a fairly free software. Then, the possibility of mixing with 4 decks is one of the few software for this.
Then, the compatibility with Mac and Windows (I'm on Windows, but Mac account switcher in the near future). Finally, if the price goes down in the end, € 100 the license is not death.

The use ... the mix right?

Currently, Traktor is running on a computer-based Intel Core 2 Duo E2160, 3 GB of rams, and other odds and making it a modern PC and PC powerful enough to run this software.
Only trouble, having purchased more than Traktor, sound card ESI U46SE, the sound card drivers are faced various troubles me. Because I also have a Creative Xtreme Gamer sound card. But Traktor is nothing to see inside.

The software is fairly stable, but it is not in Traktor, but Windows XP that is causing me some problems on my pc.
I have a friend who uses Mac, with EKS XP5, the same sound card, zero worries.
It runs like a Swiss clock.


On this side, no real worries, a sound card from Creative Xtreme Gamer (I feel like I'm going to run to my sister).
For cons, I find it unfortunate that I can not fully use the sound card properly:
- As headphone preview
- Output 1 / 2, 3 / 4, 5 / 6 on master general (matter can exit), if someone would have the solution ...

The manual not read it yet, but I'd have to do it.


On my computer, the only trouble is that Windows XP is not very stable.

I have a recent configuration, a base Intel E2160, Gigabyte GA-G33-DS3R, 3 GB RAM DDR2 667mhz, a hard disk system and 80 GB hard drive 320 GB Data

Performance? Mix of 4 decks (for fun), a small 15-20% of maximum consumption of performance.


I use version 3.4.1 of then one day. Before I had version 2.6.1.
There has been improvement over the old version, that his silk-level interface, function, and auto-sync.
Would not the fact of the auto-sync, I'm DJ, I am mixed on vinyl and sync a song without gadgets, but the auto-sync allows you to concentrate on the public and creativity.

I really appreciate the software interface, customizing the software pushed.
However, I regret the sonogram, that of Virtual DJ is good, because superimposing the two diagrams.

I broke the piggy bank, ie € 100 for having a legal license, updates, and knowing that it is illegal to make a profit with a software pirate, this is a DJ .. .
I hesitate not to repeat this choice, the software is huge.
The sound is very good. The software is reactive.
I would hesitate with Serato can be (but the concept is different), can be seen with the future software will be developed by Serato and Ableton ...

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

Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
For tech cara I was looking for a real prog "pro", I mean no useless stuff, features realistic, not running hard ;-) Anyway a prog that serves evening for dancing and not for I show a nice software Koike class is in the twilight of the governed ... But hey
The selection was done with the demo limited to 30 minutes: poke and more than enough to realize if "the feeling passes or not"
For now no remote mouse is enough! I do not Scratch. A gamer like me a fast and TRAKTOR3 mouse is designed so no prob.

My PC is an AMD64 unboosted it turns nickel BUT ATTENTION TRAKTOR3 when running close everything else like internet etc ... otherwise it pollutes the mix (de-sync etc.) unless my bike pedal at times but to be honest when I'm running at home TRAKTOR3 are other things that load current still ... In terms of allocation of memory space I put the max. This explains that. In the evening it will be him and that he


The install? No worries if we take the time to track messages. The update utility with NI goes well. Such, read the display and let your impatience in the closet. fixes the update stuff but ok to start a drive prob message appears every time ... A click on continue and I have not seen any impact of this problem, so I pass.

It's a real book this manual. It is super detailed and IS FRENCH! It's so rare! He also translations in the text to the English expressions because the menu software is in English. I say shame but with translations of the book no worries. And it's not English university that is very basic. Except to find a special feature not need the manual in the near future.

The prog is intuitive desire and philosophy is very traditional for a PC used to the environment and the mix on several decks because there are 4 assignable even to readers of my PC (decks C and D are for that) convenient for guests discs.


Gaffe the settings on the RAM! But we do not make an omelette without breaking eggs ...
Mine runs on XP SP3: RAS! It is also made to Vista from the site NATIVE INST ... Verified by another user ... For now I'm happy with my config.
Anyway in the evening you do not pollute with unnecessary progs so the RAM will suffice but if you use a lot of memory with effects loops etc. need to experiment before the big night. But after that I made him do it good! 4 loops with effect from 16 beats on 4 turntables max both in sync ... He did not smoke yet ... mdr


For three weeks at 4 hours / day. I grinds, I look for the fault! Whether it is tile. It must be set at the beginning (the help manual if necessary) there are subtleties chiadées well cool. It runs with a sound card exter EDIROL FA-101: nickel out the 4 plates on a console

For the price I jumped at the OCCAZ when I saw that summer was on sale for 50% (€ 99) But I was still prepared to put € 250 because it's been awhile since I the watching! Such a product for € 200 or € 250 I think it's very honest more than NATIVE INST still has its precedence in the signal processing ... It's not the bleuzaille who tells it ...

VIRTAL DJ and other programs that run with hard ... It's true it also works since I started over there ... but that's what my soul, the wasting space with unnecessary visual
It may be pretty but instead they could have, as NATIVE INST think they work surface in a more "pro" and it allows for functional features more readable.
It is obvious that the designers of this crazy prog are or have been DJ or at least have been hyper sensitive to the needs of DJs because we feel the key business of ergonomics.

A remake? Oh yes, even without the promotion summer is totally hooked!

The demo is well done to try before you buy without worry.

I personally love it but the tastes and colors ... Otherwise DARK and takes this beast of compet available to enthusiasts as the regulars!

But beware TRAKTOR3 is not everything you need bumps anyway ...
Hula, j'te feel disappointed! Not j'rigole! Good mix, have fun!

Dj kerry h02/18/2008

Dj kerry h's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
Lach with the mix CD to switch to "digital", I test just about every existing apps. I mix electro (in this context I use Ableton Live) and I was looking for an app that will allow me to animate gnralistes accessories (warp all my zik live in, no thank you!). So I use traktor mixer for all (r'n'b, rap, disco, house, electro, rock).

I have an amd 64x2, 1GB of RAM memory ...

I use the BCD-2000 and a MIDI keyboard as a controller.

Traktor like most of his confrres supports the master tempo, effects, etc ... So nothing transcendent about this ... if not the absence of sampler (sampler I prfr rather than two other decks supplmentaires, which are - let honnte - nothing at all).


Installation is simple, no incompatibility problems of ... no options wacky ... it's ok at this level


-> I t surprised by the quality of audio Traktor. Unlike some apps (not to mention virtual DJ), the audio engine of frquences crunches on the sound, here with traktor, the sound comes out crystal, many are not necessarily the difference, but it is pr feel, the sound normment potato with traktor.

-> The effects are dmoniaques. Traktor does not support VST but it does not matter (more than stability. There is a flanger, filter, beatmasher, delay, reverb ... a battery hair you need to customize his mixes, and the audio quality is still at the appointment (NI inside).

-> WARP function. Prs N'tant not stall my sounds by hand (I have not quite prcis controller), I expect the software to do it perfectly and l. .. This is not always perfect, it is often necessary to correct (or x2 / 2) ... It is sometimes also manually adjust the grid ... But with practice it's going to rev faster, and these options are easily accessible. The waveform is clear enough to be able to find the tempo of any song in 30sec with exprience ...

-> The amount of memory load is customizable. For example you choose "20mb", the audio engine load 20mb around the Transport bar, which ensures a minimum memory load while allowing seamless looping and reverse with no latency. I also much apprci the cot "light" of Traktor. No skins superfluous, everything here is gr for the software remains fluid in all circumstances (no pet audio).


In the end

+ Excellent audio quality (the best I've seen a software mix)
+ Dmoniaques effects (flanger, beatmasher, delay, reverb, filters ... all are usable and of excellent quality.
+ WARP (manually find the tempo of a song) prsence facilitated by a grid, a function that looks for a point prcis BPM of the song ... For the final mix a synchronized simplifibr /> + Trs stable and lightweight trs in resources: the amount of RAM that the software will use is selected! Also ca has no impact on latency!

- No Sampler
- The interface too much clutter and a long passage ncessite force by customization, both at the interface to configure midi ...

In the end I would recommend it to DJ's who mix dj on vinyl or CD and who wish to spend on a support numrique. However, I deprecated the beginners who will find the interface to be too complicated and Drout.

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

Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
Unlike other previous opinions, I find the interface of Traktor 3 much more enjoyable and functional than previous versions. Having used for years in version 2.x with the mouse, change to version 3 did not seem very restrictive. He just had to redefine a layout that suited me and configure the interface noon with a DJ Control MP3 for free myself almost completely from the mouse. A Vestax VCI-100 is expected to top it off soon.
The installation obviously poses no particular concern, but the activation is now done via the Internet (version 3.2). The configuration I have not been a problem not more, being accustomed to long audio apps and bump in the info. But for a profile DJ outright, actually nothing but the routing can cause worries. But version 2, was already the case ...

After a year in Traktor 3, I took out a version 2.62 (the last 2) and 2.53 (the most stable 2.X), can not be as effective as in version 3, helping habits.

Traktor 3 has better MIDIS messages, with the added bonus of outgoing messages to light the LEDs for some controllers. The library to me is more readable than before and new messages MIDI just allow me to browse it with the knobs of the DJ Console. The use of filters and effects seem easier in Traktor 3. The appearance is much more customizable to my liking than version 2.


However, it is clear that the gourmet version 3 is in hardware, particularly in terms of RAM, since a laptop HP Athlon XP 1800 + / 512 MB RAM, it'll still only 70 Mos physical. That is enough, but it should not be fun to launch other programs (audio). This is partly because Traktor 3 can cache (RAM) part of each MP3 (so imagine on 4 decks). For work without latency and CPU resources without snacking, I've added a M-Audio Firewire 410 which allows me to work quietly with a latency of 5.5 ms.

Apart from the comparison with previous versions, I think Traktor 3 is the most complete software market and in its category.


Hyper stable
Athlon XP1800-portable HP + / 512 RAM Mos / M-Audio Firewire 410
Barebone-Shuttle ST20G5 Athlon64-3500 + / 1.256 Gos RAM / HD Audio 7.1 + M-Audio Firewire 410
-Portable (work) Acer Travelmate Pentium Mobile 1.6 Ghz / 512 Mos / M-Audio Firewire 410

Test expected soon on a Macbook but we already expect problems with version 3.2 and Intel Core 2 Duo ...


The highlights are:
-A friendly interface and customizable
Management-a fairly extensive MIDI
-Icecast streaming of your session mix (OGG): ideal for reaching an audience at the other end of the world
-Effects simple but effective
-4 Decks
-The display of waveforms

-Devours RAM
No returns, no signal to turn the LEDs on the controllers Hercules (DJ Console, DJ Control MP3)
No management-VST
Or no-sampler samples launcher

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

Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
The possibilities, filters, EQ, the full noon!
A private use, but if super pro!
3.2 on a PC GZH P880 1 G 200 giga hard drive.
I use it with a BCR-2000, too nice for the mix!


The installation without problems, I even do the updates immediately after.
For real incompatibilitées, very stable with respect to the configuration.
Ben, Traktor config questions, we must obviously seek meillieur a little tuning, with respect to the soundcard inputs, latency, the pilot and so on ..
and after it's gone!
The manual on the CD is downloadable in English and French on the site!


On the Audigy 2 ZX 1 and, of course there's more! And for even shorter latency is always better ....
Everything is very stable during the games djing


I use it for a week.
My favorite is the full MIDI control, Feel like, that allows you to play as the mouse for me blah!
It not miss anything!
I try MixMeister previously, and really can feel the difference!
Precisely with the annif NI, it's affordable, as also not for someone not pro, not easy!
No, in all it's really cool!

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

Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
ARCHI DECU ....... I'm using Traktor since 2.01, mac is more, the version 3 is a gas plant complex architecture that requires a 20 "to see the correct keys lower case, in addition to the blind way ITMS is frankly too much.
Overall NI does not care royally its users, the software still will builds for you peddle his Final Scratch or Xone hallucinating at prices ...... NI has completely lost sight of if we go on a PC is not to lug around tons of material instead of vinyl, on the contrary it is in excess both physical and financial.
Version 2.6 was simple and clear, the 3 is a veritable bazaar, tiny buttons, mixing console useless (except to pay € 1500 for the Xone), too many windows and sub menu, it is facing a a studio console rack DJ.
Also on OS X it requires an enormous power to reduce latency and therefore of no interest to all small configs.


- The installation is done it without problems? bof, especially if an older version is intallée
- The general configuration is easy? not really, it's clutter and poorly presented a wish too many menus, poor graphics
- The manual is clear and sufficient? just .......


Powerbook 15 "1.67 1GB ram - HD 120 GB - Gigaport esi - DJM 600
A real misery
very slow
be able to use alas


I dropped back to 2.6

strongly discouraged

Rox.rulzz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?

The 2.x versions of traktor trs simple and good prcises from the era of competition

- For what purpose?

Euuuh cut slices of salami?

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

No test on pc below 3ghz and 512 of ram .... fortunately, a short run ... but a small problem with the chips or it sounds Intgr Sets the latency was 40.5 ms while making it unusable (the software does not hold nothing but happiness ... in short), while these pcs without hesitation accepted latency of about 10ms (bcp more ...)

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

It was precisely the problem ... the software is too east purchase of new gear when a dj is ahchte NUO then a Xone 92 FS3.0 then why not .... xD we are short trs traktor 2.x or away from the software one has asked for nothing ....

On or 5 / 10 ...


- Installation is it without problem?
- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
- The configuration gnrale is easy?
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...


- 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 configuration is stable?


- How long have you use it?

3.0 The last two weeks and I think a return to a more antrieure ...
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

+ Adds the effects (even if they are useless if you have a table or effects but act just to mix with the pc is cool ...)
+ Chargment speed records that I find better than in version 2.x
- The shop i-tunes .... do not push it into the nettles mm aa Fuck the ...;
- The appearance of a gas factory in the use of four plates which makes inconvenient fact ...
- We have an AIM compatibility with the time codes and other sound cards the DJ decks (or so I have not figured out how to make it work ...)
- The appearance achte traktor achte achte compatible hardware on my sounds and you will be a good dj big and strong (well ok a little j'exagre ..... but good when we finished to invest in his gear and you see it has a good laugh ....)

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

Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio 3
I was using version 2.6 that I like
I rcupr the trial version of traktor3
used on laptop asus 1.6GHz Centrino 768MB


The installation is very simple
parcontre internal ergonomics is really pathetic compared to the 2.6 ... the screen is tiny .. so easy to ACCS


The software works well despite being trs well as gourmet + prcedentes versions, the quality of the sound amliorbr t /> but it seems less stable ... j ' I got a rebooting and significant delays


That I am 5 days the User

+ on the sound mix of the table

the - really too imprcis for the waveform (everything is miniscule)
sometimes enormous latencies
I prfr there are only two players because it reminded me of a concurrency

dcu some of this version that looks more like the old I loved traktor
I spend a glance my way