Native Instruments just announced the latest update to the Traktor Arsenal bringing Ableton Link support with Remix Deck sequencing in their 2.11 offing. They released a public beta a few weeks back showing off some of these features. Previously step sequencing was only possible using the DJTechTools Midi Fighter controllers that had an internal clock/sequencer on it. The layout of the sequencer seems very cool with possibilities of sequencing upto 16 steps for each of the 4 remix deck parts and also control the sequence length for each part giving way to creating polyrhythms.
Here’s what you should look forward to :
ABLETON LINK INTEGRATION
Easily sync your TRAKTOR setup with your friend’s laptop running TRAKTOR or other Ableton Link enabled software. Play the ultimate back-to-back set, or create your dream performance setup on one or several devices – including iOS.If you’re not yet aware, Link is a tempo-syncing protocol that works between apps on a single device, or across a wireless LAN. This also opens up Traktor to easy integration with everything else with sync support. Add an iPad drum machine. Drop in loops in Ableton Live. And it seems soon inevitable that we’ll see some additional solutions that allow easy hardware connection or ship with Link support already integrated in hardware. Here’s a list of apps that support Link.
STEP SEQUENCER FOR REMIX DECKS
- Adjustable pattern length (upto 16 beats)
- Volume per slot
- Filter per slot
- FX send per slot
- Pitch per sample
- Global swing
- Native support for S8 and D2
- F1 user mapping
- MIDI mappable
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