DJ SOFTWARE


Native Instruments announces TRAKTOR PRO 3

September 6, 2018, Berlin – Native Instruments today announces a new version of its flagship DJ software, TRAKTOR PRO 3. The announcement sees TRAKTOR build on almost two decades of club heritage to extend the possibilities of DJ performance and provide performers of all genres and abilities with the tools they need to define their own style.

TRAKTOR PRO 3, the full version of which is included with both new hardware releases, is the most stable version of the software yet, and uses the new Elastique 3 time-stretching engine for noticeable audio improvements. The user interface has been redesigned with a sharper and flatter look for better readability in club environments, while the intuitive workflow, to which many performers have become accustomed, remains intact.

Several brand-new features have also been added: TRAKTOR PRO 3 now includes Mixer FX – one-knob effect and filter controls that can be assigned to each channel independently and used for big buildups and transitions. And DJs using an external mixer can now route unprocessed audio directly from TRAKTOR, thanks to a new mode that bypasses the software’s internal mixer. A full feature set will be announced on September 25.


Pricing & availability
Traktor Pro 3 will be available on October 18th 2018, for a price of €/US$ 99.
Owners of a Traktor Pro 2 license can buy an upgrade for €/USD 49.


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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Traktor Pro

Traktor Pro 2.11.3 release

Native Instruments has released yesterday of Traktor Pro 2.11.3 update.

The features, described here, are
- some bug fixes for macOS,
- improved visibility in the browser on macOS,
- the support of several Pioneer CDJ players
- timecode compatibility for some Pioneer DJM mixers and Allen & Heath Xone mixers.

What is more important is that, after 2 updates (Traktor 2.11.1 and 2.11.2) which were mainly maintenance updates, this new release of Traktor Pro 2 really changes some features, so it proves Native Instruments is still interested in Traktor Pro 2.

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software

DJUCED App is free in iOS

DJUCED App for iOS, the DJing app released for iPad by DJUCED team and Guillemot, has become free in mid september.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/djuced-app/id686434886


This 2-deck mixing app mixes 2 tracks with the following features:
- Turntables display
- Advanced BPM analysis
- 3-band equalizer
- Loops
- 3 Hot Cue points
- Play/Pause/Cue on each deck
- Sync
- Crossfader
- Pitch fader (1 per deck)
- Effects (Filter, Echo, Flanger, Reverb, Chorus)
- Loops
- Sampler
- Record mix
- Record samples
- Scratch
- Automix
- MIDI controller support (Universal DJ, DJControlWave (& M3), DJControl Air for iPad, DJControl Instrinct for iPad).
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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software, DJUCED

DJUCED 40 3.6 is now available

Press Release - September 21st 2017 - Hercules releases the latest and greatest version of its DJUCED 40 software, 3.6, including the Qobuz online audio streaming service.

What’s new in DJUCED™ 40° 3.6 ?
Here, in DJUCED labs, we constantly improve, test and play with our software.
We teamed up with severals DJs and with YOU, the community, to improve the audio engine, the scratch feeling and the general latency of the software, especially with controllers.
Better than good, the feeling is great.
The integration of Qobuz adds fun to the experience with over 40 million titles to your connected parties.
We hope you’ll enjoy this 3.6 version as much as we worked on it.


CPU OPTIMISATION – AUDIO ENGINE REWORK
DJUCED 40 3.6 has been rebuilt from the inside.
The 64-bit integration reduces the CPU consumption to avoid audio dropouts and latency.
It works flawlessly, on Mac and PC.

MASTER PC SPEAKERS
Want to use your laptop speakers and your controller preview at the same time ?
It’s just one click in the settings.

INTEGRATION OF QOBUZ AUDIO STREAMING SERVICE
Mix any track from Qobuz catalogue as a normal track.
Search from within DJUCED browser the song you need.
Prepare your playlist with Qobuz App on your smartphone, and find it inside DJUCED browser.
Just magic. (Qobuz service subscription required)

POST-FADER FX
Reverb and Delay effects are no longer cut off when using the volume fader.
Instead, effects are applied after the volume fader: in this way, you can still hear the end of effects when a deck’s volume fader is brought down.
Perfect for improving quick transitions.

SCRATCH ENGINE REWORKED
We know that feeling is important.
This is why we have remade our scratch engine, modelled from famous turntables and controllers, and tested by scratch DJs.
All supported controllers have been re-calibrated.
It changes everything.

MIDI CONTROL FASTER THAN EVER
MIDI communications between DJUCED and the supported controllers is now really fast. (less than 2ms)
Enjoy instant reaction when pushing a button, or instant LED return.




DJUCED 40 3.6 is available on DJUCED website http://www.djuced.com/
More on Qobuz online audio streaming on http://www.qobuz.com
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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software, DJUCED

Serato DJ 1.9.7 Now Available

Serato DJ 1.9.7 has been released for macOS and Windows environment.
It supports DJControl Jogvision.

If you install it and find you do not hear the sampler, make sure the sampler volume is not set to zero in the sampler menu.

More information on Serato DJ 1.9.7 here

By

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Serato, Jogvision

MP3 format becoming freer

Fraunhofer Institute has announced yesterday their patenting for MP3 format has been terminated.
https://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/ff/amm/prod/audiocodec/audiocodecs/mp 3.html

It means that companies or people using MP3 format do not have to pay a licence to Fraunhofer, as for example DJ software playing back MP3 files.
It does not mean all MP3 patents have become free: you may still have to pay for a patent when using an algorithm to encode or decode an MP3 file, but the use of MP3 format is free.

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Hercules STAFF3


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Algoriddim releases djay Pro for Windows

Algoriddim team is excited to introduce djay Pro for Windows.

Created from the ground up for Windows 10, djay Pro provides a unique experience that bridges desktop and touch interaction while being the world’s first DJ software with Spotify integration on Windows. It includes a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, audio effects, and hardware integration, giving you endless creative flexibility to mix music on Windows.

Features Overview:

  • Spotify integration
  • Advanced media library: Spotify, iTunes, Windows Explorer
  • High-definition, colored waveforms
  • Four Decks
  • Sampler
  • BPM, beat, and key detection
  • Beat gridding
  • MIDI Learn
  • Enhanced for Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Studio with PixelSense Display
  • Support for Surface Dial
  • Support for Touch + Desktop
  • Native support for over 60 MIDI controllers by Pioneer DJ, Numark, Reloop, Denon, Hercules, and others
  • Optimized for Windows 10

djay Pro for Windows is available now for $49.99 (US) from the Windows Store.

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: DJ Software

Hercules Unveils DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 at 2017 NAMM Show

A brand-new version of the pro DJ software that lets users mix, create and have fun with their music in the most intuitive way possible

Anaheim, California – January 19, 2017 – Spearheaded by Hercules, a leader in mobile and professional DJ equipment, the DJUCED™ teams are thrilled to announce the company’s new enhanced version of their pro DJ software DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 at NAMM 2017.

A big part of the teams’ strength lies in the importance they place on listening to their user community when it comes to making improvements in DJUCED™, as was the case with the Sample Editor, and responding to the new expectations that have emerged from the base of 500,000 licensed users.

More precise than ever: A fully-scalable interface with 4K support, and high-resolution waveforms

One of the most important aspects for DJs – the ability to view the tracks that they’re working on as precisely as possible – has been taken into account in DJUCED™ 40° 3.5. To make things easier and more comfortable for DJs, the interface automatically adapts to all screen resolutions from 1024 x 600 right up to 4K displays.
What’s more, thanks to the new high-resolution waveforms, DJs can use a high-level zoom – with single-sample accuracy – with 6 different vivid color schemes available to enhance viewing precision and speed, and for better interaction with the DJ.
 
Beat Counter

Instantly view the beat alignment between “Master” and “Deck” for easier beatmatching with this new visual tool.
 
Discover even more great improvements!

The “Smart Mix” Automix feature can be used directly from the DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 file explorer. This feature helps users find the best-matching tracks to be played, in terms of BPM and key.

Vinyl Torque is an innovative new emulator that lets users feel the weight of real turntable platters, and use the “Brake effect”.

And last but certainly not least, improvements to the Scratch feature in DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 now ensure optimized compatibility with the Hercules DJControl Jogvision controller!

All of the following Hercules DJ controllers are compatible with DJUCED™ 40° 3.5:

•    New: Hercules DJControl Jogvision
•    Hercules DJControl Instinct P8
•    Hercules P32 DJ
•    Hercules Universal DJ
•    Hercules DJ Control AIR+ S Series
•    Hercules DJ Control AIR+
•    Hercules DJConsole RMX2
•    Hercules DJControlWaveM3
•    Hercules DJControlWave

The new DJUCED™ 40° 3.5 update is be available for download since January 19, 2017 – in the Downloads section at djuced.com.
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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Djuced, software

Serato DJ Release 1.9.5

Serato has released Serato DJ 1.9.5.

Serato 1.9.5 optimizes

Recently Added

Ableton Link Integration

Serato DJ now lets you link up with other DJs and devices. Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network, a built‑in feature of Abelton and a growing number of software and iOS apps. Check out Ableton.com for more info.

Serato Sampler

The Serato DJ sample player has been updated from the classic SP-6 and transforms into the new Serato Sampler. Sampler now includes two extra sample slots, allowing a total of eight samples to be loaded at once. We've also made a number of changes to the design for better usability.

- See more at: https://serato.com/dj/whatsnew#sthash.81rl9F2b.dpuf
the use of memory and fixes a few issues.

It also includes some recently added features
- Ableton Link: a link to connect to other apps as Ableton Live, Max, RemixLive, Reason,...
- Serato new sampler: the old SP-6 sampler has been replaced by a sampler with 8 slots


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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Jogvision, Serato

VirtualDJ 8.2 is released

Atomix Productions is proud to announce a new version of its flagship software VirtualDJ, which brings many important improvements and new features:

In an era where DJ hardware is moving more and more toward a better synergy with DJ software, we redesigned VirtualDJ to be more controller-centric.
As such, the new pad section will fit right at home on most modern controllers, but at the same time brings a versatility and easiness that is the trademark of VirtualDJ.

The audio engine has been improved, and we managed to perfect even more our already top-of-the-line BPM analysis algorithm.
And our acclaimed video engine also saw some significant performance boost with a smarter use of hardware acceleration.

The connected aspect has not been forgotten, with some brand new features like Ask.The.DJ

And of course, the overall stability has been maintained to rock-solid level, with the lowest crash ratio in the industry.

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Hercules STAFF3


Tags: VirtualDJ