It’s no surprise detail that I’m into music. Many people actually don’t know that the foundation of this website was music-based. That’s where the “macmixing” name started. Today, I am full of joy because of a new app that’s been released. Native Instruments has finally launched Traktor DJ for iPad, and it’s phenomenal.
I’ve tried so many different DJ apps and none really mimic the experience I’ve been used to with Traktor on my MacBook. I’m a big Native Instruments fan from their DJ software to their instrument plugins and this was the missing piece to my musical puzzle. Traktor DJ for iPad is nothing short of impressive.
Some people may be skeptical because the app doesn’t actually have any turntables, but I think it’s pure genius. Instead, NI gives us a full Traktor experience with the user interface we all love. I’ve had a good amount of time to test out this app and it’s safe to say that it’s my favorite DJ app now. The only downside is that there’s no mention of MIDI support, but hopefully that will be addressed soon.
Here’s a nice demo video featuring Richie Hawtin:
Traktor DJ for iPad features:
- Touch the groove using familiar iPad gestures like swiping and pinching
- Direct access to your iTunes music library from TRAKTOR DJ
- Stylish waveform display allows for simple looping and ultra-tight scratching
- Intelligent browser recommends songs based on compatible tempo and key
- Automatic tempo and key detection plus BPM sync for super-smooth mixing
- Innovative Notification Center gives you in-app access to essential tips and undiscovered techniques
- 8 built-in pro DJ effects, including Reverb, Delay and dramatic glitch effects like BeatMasher
- Familiar DJ mixer layout with crossfader plus line faders, 3-band EQ and filter on each channel
- Prepare tracks on the road – all meta data (tempo, beatgrids, cue points etc.) in TRAKTOR DJ syncs with TRAKTOR PRO DJ software*
- Record your mixes live in high-quality on the iPad and share with your friends
Sure, Native Instruments didn’t port over everything you’re used to from the Mac/PC application, but most all that’s necessary is there. I’ve never felt so “right at home” within an iOS DJ app. There are many other great DJ apps in the App Store, but Traktor DJ for iPad has stolen my heart.
Traktor DJ for iPad is available in the App Store for $19.99 and it’s worth every penny if you’re a Traktor fan and have been searching for that perfect DJ app. This app definitely gets a five star rating from me. You NEED Traktor DJ for iPad.
Thank you, Native Instruments!