Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2.11 is out of beta and available for download in the Service Center.

Traktor Pro DJs all over the planet finally get a much-needed update to their DJ software of choice, and the update is a pretty big one too. We have covered the different functionalities in previous posts, so I will keep it short.

New Functionalities

Ableton Link Integration

TRAKTOR now can be synced via Ableton Link to other desktop and iOS applications supporting this protocol. The synchronization works for applications running on the same computer or for applications on computers running in the same local network – connected via cable or wirelessly.

Step Sequencer for Remix Decks

Remix Deck based Step Sequencer for one-shots. Native control supported for S8 and D2 as well as via prepared user mode mappings for F1. All essential controls also MIDI mappable.

Pioneer CDJ-2000 NXS2 HID Integration

TRAKTOR now fully supports up to four Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus 2 Players automatically mapped to the main deck controls via HID.

Pioneer DJM-900 NXS2 Scratch Certification

The Pioneer DJM-900 Nexus 2 is now Scratch Certified and will automatically configure its audio channels when connected.

Allen & Heath PX5 Certification

The Allen & Heath PX5 is now Scratch Certified and will automatically configure its audio channels when connected.

Apart from all these new features, Traktor Pro 2.11 also fixes numerous bugs.

Native Instruments also put out a series of videos explaining the different new features.

Introduction Videos

Ableton Link

Ableton Link allows to sync any software that uses the protocol to each other with a simple touch of a button. Currently implemented in dozens of apps,  Ableton link is now implemented in Traktor Pro and Serato DJ as well. The possibilities, as the video below illustrates, are quite endless.


Step Sequencer

You never fully “got” the remix decks and the whole Stems thing seems too much of a producer thing? Maybe you will be convinced by the new Step Sequencer build into Traktor Pro, turning the D2, S5 and S8 into drum machines. I really, really like this one.


Pioneer DJ NXS2 Support

Use the NXS2 system with Traktor Pro through DVS and USB HID. More details here.

In conclusion, I’m impressed. I will be looking into much greater detail into Traktor Pro in the near future and explore these new features, so expect a more in-depth review of the sequencer and Ableton link soon.