Traktor Z1 - Native Instruments Gets Serious About iOS DJs

Traktor DJ has been met with great acclaim from DJs who want to explore mobile apps, while maintaining the sophistication and organization provided by PC/Mac based setups. Native Instruments are now building on that success by announcing the Traktor Z1.

The Traktor Z1 is both a controller and audio interface. This is all class-compliant, so you can run this on your PC/Mac just as easily as on the iPad, and it will even charge your iDevice! At $200 it is twice the price of IK Multimedia's Mixer, but this is a totally digital interface so you're not fucking around with the noisy iPad headphone jack.

Release announcment:

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 is the ultra-portable, professional DJ mixing controller forTRAKTOR DJ andTRAKTOR PRO 2. Its cue section lets you monitor and mix tracks with pro precision. Dedicated controls for two channels give you intuitive, tactile control over volume, EQ, filters, and effects. And the built-in audio interface delivers powerful, club-ready sound.

Get total control and professional sound in a go-anywhere package – it’s pro on the go.

Want to deliver floor-shaking DJ sets with TRAKTOR DJ? Connect your iPad or iPhone to the Z1 and get a complete two-deck DJ setup with ultimate tactile control. Cue up the next track in your headphones while the current track still plays for the crowd. Mix and EQ with pro-grade faders, knobs, and buttons. Apply filters and effects with the ultra-intuitive one sweep knob.

The Z1 even charges your iOS device while you play, so you never have to worry about battery life when your set hits its peak.

The Traktor Z1 begins shipping on the 3rd of July and is available for pre-order on Sweetwater and the Native Instruments site.

Buy Traktor DJ on iTunes: $19.99

Moog App Performance

Ryouichi Harada does a lot of great videos, but he has outdone himself with this futuristic synth odyssey, by combining both Moog apps! Here he's controlling Animoog in the background with a Korg NanoKontrol, while playing on Arturia's iMini.

Meteor Multitrack Recorder, Now with Multitrack Recording!

Following my article in March, Meteor Multitrack Recorder Not Actually Multitrack Recording, 4Pockets have been hard at work to rectify the situation! Real multitrack recording is in today's update! Thanks to readers ZenLizard and Bianca for this news!

What's new in Meteor Multitrack Recorder v1.60:

(Heavily Abridged)
  • Meteor now supports simultaneous multiple channel audio recording.
  • Selectable Inputs for both Audio Sources and AudioBus.
  • Selectable Outputs for each track.
  • The Video plugin now allows you to export a movie with soundtrack to a file or the camera roll.
  • Stacked Recordings (Loop Mode in Single Track Mode).
  • Improved CPU usage and improved quality of Pitch Shifting
  • Improved Quality Time Stretching.
  • Added a Basic Auto Tune for monophonic vocal recordings to the wave editor.
  • Added an Invert Phase option to the wave editor.
  • Added Markers for easier project navigation.
  • Added MIDI Track Event Inspector.

Buy Meteor Multitrack Recorder on iTunes: $19.99

There is also a demo video for some of the new features added.

Rheyne Jam #79

Rheyne had a second jam this week, following the one accompanying his article for DJ Tech Tools.

Video Description:

Live looping with analog keyboards, USB controllers, iOS devices, and Ableton Live. All loops are recorded live, nothing's pre-recorded. iPads running Lemur and Animoog are mirrored on the wall monitors, and Animoog is also wirelessly receiving MIDI from a KMI QuNexus. Lemur is wirelessly controlling Ableton Live's filters, reverbs, and delays in the template (my apologies for blocking the Lemur monitor with my head for most of the jam... I'll move the camera to a different spot for the next jams).

Download or stream the audio at SoundCloud:


  • DJ TechTools MIDI Fighter 3D in MF3D Launcher mode
  • iPads running Lemur and Animoog
  • iTouch running Sunrizer w/ iConnectMIDI
  • Akai APC20
  • DSI MoPho Keyboard
  • M-Audio Oxygen 25
  • KMI QuNeo, QuNexus, and 12-Step
  • Novation Launchpad
  • Moog Prodigy
  • Fender Rhodes w/ MXR Wylde Overdrive
  • PreSonus 1818VSL connected to a Macbook Pro
  • 5x Chauvet Slim Par 56 LED
  • 2x American DJ Mega 50 RGB

Buy Lemur on iTunes: $49.99


Buy Animoog on iTunes: $29.99

Tabletop Jam

We don't see a lot of Tabletop videos, but rezzyblips makes up for that in one go with an amazing minimal performance.

Buy Tabletop on iTunes: Freemium

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