In part one of this two-part video tutorial, Dubspot instructor Mike Henderson a.k.a. Endo demonstrates how to configure Pioneer’s DJM-900nexus mixer for proper integration with your Traktor setup. Check out the second part of this tutorial here.
DJ industry leaders Pioneer and Native Instruments have been collaborating on some groundbreaking new projects that are making it easier than ever for Traktor DJs to set up for a performance. With the new Pioneer CDJs and mixers now available, Traktor DJs can now show up to the club and set up with ease. Recently, Pioneer came out with its brand new industry standard club mixer, the DJM-900nexus. Not only does the DJM-900nexus mixer allow for almost every possible professional DJ setup, it also contains a built-in 24bit 96khz Traktor Scratch Certified soundcard so Traktor DJs can plug into the mixer’s USB port and have all four decks routed automatically to each channel of the mixer without needing to use an external soundcard.
Some artists who are already using the DJM-900nexus mixer with Traktor are Sharam, Pete Tong, Felix Da Housecat, David Morales, Steve Lawler, Diplo and MSTRKRFT.
The mixer’s built-in sound card can read Traktor Vinyl or Traktor Timecode CDs, so you can just plug the turntables or CDJs directly into the mixer and you’ll be ready to control each deck in Traktor with timecode. The mixer also has a built-in Direct Thru, so you can switch quickly and seamlessly between using Traktor with timecode and using regular vinyl records or audio CDs with the mixer’s channel selector switch. Head over here to read my full overview of the Pioneer DJM-900. – Endo
Mike Henderson a.k.a. Endo is a Dubspot DJ course designer/instructor and Native Instruments product specialist, for more info check out www.djendo.com.
The definition of DJing has changed dramatically in the last decade. Laptops, controllers, and software have emerged alongside more traditional turntables and CDJs, smashing the barrier to entry. In today’s digital age, anyone can become a DJ. To reflect this renaissance, Dubspot has created the Digital DJing with Traktor program. In both our physical and online schools, students will learn how to DJ entirely with Traktor’s cutting-edge technology. An emphasis will be placed on the concepts of DJing rather than simply learning how to use the software.
- Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 1: Introduction to DJing
- Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 2: Phrase Mixing
- Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 3: Beyond The Beatmatch
“I love the class, and the content! Shiftee and Endo are very funny, and very clear, so the material is easy and fun to follow! I wish my college teachers were more like these two!” – Leandro Martinez, Chicago IL
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