Traktor team has released Traktor Pro 2.8.1 and Traktor LE 2.8.1.
The users of DJConsoleRmx2 Premium TR can download Traktor LE 2.8.1 from Native Instruments website.
Run Traktor LE 2.81
and benefit of 2 new features of Traktor LE 2.81.
64-Bit Application Architecture(in Mac OS / Windows 64-bit) Definition: Traktor LE has now a 64-bit architecture to access all the available RAM on computers with 64-bit operating systems, instead of accessing only to 2GB of RAM on the previous Traktor release. Result: The access to more RAM allows Traktor Pro to manage of more items (larger Track Collections, better playback caching, etc.).
Parallel Audio Analysis (in offline mode, on multi-core processors as i3, i5, i7) Definition: The “Parallel Processing” mode lets Traktor Pro use multiple threads to analyze several tracks simultaneously. Access: This option can be activated at the bottom of the Analysis window you get when right clicking on tracks and choosing “Analyze” from the context menu.
Target: Processing large collections of files is faster with this option enabled, but more CPU consuming, so it should not be done while performing but in an offline situation.
To download Traktor LE 2.8.1, you must be a registered owner of Traktor LE 2 (included with DJConsole Rmx2 Premium TR) - Go to https://www.native-instruments.com/en/ - Click on My Account > Updates and drivers - Click on My Products - in the list, click on download button on Traktor LE 2 line.
Remark: Traktor LE 2.81 is not supported in Mac OS 10.8.
Wired headphones are generally recommended for DJing since wired headphones have no latency, while most bluetooth headphones have a latency which can disturb the DeeJay operations.
Bluetooth speakers can be used in DJing to play the music for the audience : bluetooth latency is not disturbing for the audience.
Here is a process on Mac OS to use - a bluetooth speaker for the audience, - and wired headphones for the DeeJay preview.
1) Connect the bluetooth speaker to the Mac Go in Preference > Bluetooth and pair the Bluetooth speaker
2) If your audio interface control panel has a menu to set the headphones on the channel 1-2, set the headphones channel on 1-2.
3) Go in Utilities and run Audio MIDI Setup
4) In the Audio MIDI Setup, go to Window Audio devices, and create an aggregate device in clicking on the + button on bottom left
5) In the Aggregate device, add - first, the Bluetooth speaker - second, your audio interface device.
6) Click on Configure Speakers (bottom right of the window) and set: - Aggregate Device as Multichannel: Quadriphonic - Front: channel 1 and 2 - Rear : channel 3 and 4
7) In your DJ software, in the sound setup, set: - Sound Card: Aggregate Device - Outputs Master: Channel 1&2 Headphones: Channel 3&4
You can now - play your mix on the bluetooth speaker for the audience - preview your mix in your headphones.
Remark: you can 1) neither use the microphone connected to the audio interface, as the microphone input is not connected to the bluetooth speaker, 2) nor use the output 1-2 of your audio interface to play the mix on wired speakers: your master output is your bluetooth speaker, while the output 1-2 of your audio interface plays the preview.
Steve Sharp has posted a video explaining how he uses the rack mounting kit made for the original Hercules DJ Console Rmx to fix in a rack Hercules DJConsole Rmx2.
Adapting Rmx rack ears to Rmx2 requires adding 8 components (4 bolts + 4 washers) not included in the original rack mounting kit - 4 M4 bolts (they replace 4 M3 bolts of Rmx original rack mounting kit) with a length after the head not exceeding 8mm (so that the legth of bolt inside Rmx2 doesn't exceed 6mm) - 4 M4 washers (instead of 4 M3 washers of Rmx original rack mounting kit).
London, January 22, 2013 – Hercules invites you to drop by booth #6698, Hall A, and immerse yourself in its world of DJing.
In keeping with its philosophy of making DJing accessible to everyone, Hercules will be giving visitors a chance to live the experience made possible by its latest controller, the DJConsole RMX 2. The first controller in its category to feature a high-resolution 96 kHz/24-bit audio interface in Windows® (ASIO) and on Mac® (Core Audio), Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 is the “pro” DJing solution that combines performance, versatility and mobility – all at an affordable price point.
At NAMM, Hercules will unveil the Black edition of its well-known DJConsole 4-Mx, the professional controller of its range. Also available for testing at the booth will be the full range of Hercules DJ headphones, monitoring speakers, and the limited editions of the DJControl Instinct and DJ Control AIR: the Street Editions.
In terms of performances, 5 of Hercules’ DJ partners will be taking turns spinning and showing off the DJConsole RMX 2’s creative potential: DJ Supersede – official DJ of the Miami Dolphins and Hercules partner for years, DJ/VJ Steve Sharp – Hercules DJ product specialist who regularly conducts training with Hercules DJ products, and who celebrates his 10th year at NAMM with Hercules, DJ Sunshine Zerda – the newest member of the California team, DJ SI – DJ in New York, who’s just coming back from performance at CES, Las Vegas for Hercules, Karla Kenya – DJ at NRJ Radio in Berlin, and winner of the German edition of EMI’s “She Can DJ” competition.
Be sure to pay us a visit and check out their performances!
MixVibes team has released a video Plug In for Cross and CrossDJ 2.2.0 to mix video files.
This video plugin needs Cross or CrossDJ, to mix most type of video files whose codec is installed on the computer (.mov, .mp4, .avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .m4v, .mkv, .vob, .flv, .divx, .webm, .wmv).
CrossDJ 2.2.0 supports all current DJ controllers from Hercules - DJ Control Series: DJ Control MP3 e2, DJ Control Steel, DJControl Instinct, DJ Control Air, - DJ Console Series: DJ Console Mk4, DJ Console Rmx, DJConsole Rmx2, DJConsole 4-Mx, so with MixVibes video plugin + Cross, you can mix video with all current DJ controllers from Hercules.
Mixvibes video plug in for Cross DJ is sold for € 129 (VAT included) and operates both in Windows and in Mac OS.