Native Instruments has a new controller compatibility program meant to help you find the right controllers for your Traktor-based setups. As part of this program, selected digital DJ controllers are now labeled "Traktor Ready" and "Traktor 3 LE Included."
Hardware controllers that are labeled "Traktor Ready" are fully compatible with Traktor 3, and include a configuration file for setting up Traktor 3. Similarly, "Traktor 3 LE Included" DJ controllers come with a copy of Traktor 3 LE that is preconfigured for plug-and-play performance. Traktor 3 LE offers two decks with time-stretching, an integrated mixer, performance effects, loop and cueing functions, a track database, and Beatport shop integration.
So far, "Traktor 3 LE Included" controllers are the Behringer BCD 3000, the Ecler NUO 4, the EKS XP10, the Hercules DJ Console MK2 Mac Edition, the Numark Total Control, and the Vestax VCI-100. Traktor 3 LE is also included with Native Instruments' Audio Kontrol 1 interface and the forthcoming Audio 8 DJ interface.
Every copy of Traktor 3 LE can be upgraded to Traktor 3 for $119, which gives you additional features such as four playback decks, advanced looping and cueing functions, Native Mix Recording, and extra EQs, filters, and effects.
For more information, please visit Native Instruments online.