Native Instruments has announced "Traktor Scratch Certified," a certification program that will enable selected DJ mixers with integrated audio interface to fully integrate with the company's upcoming vinyl-controlled DJ system, Traktor Scratch. Owners of certified mixers will also be able to purchase a special-priced Traktor Scratch Upgrade Kit, which upgrades the mixer into a DJ system that is ready to be hooked up to a computer, turntable, and CD player.
"Traktor Scratch Certified" mixers with MIDI-enabled faders, knobs, and similar control elements will also include Traktor Scratch controller assignments, allowing you to control effects and other performance parameters within the software from the mixer. In addition, the certification program will also allow Traktor Scratch users to hook up their computers in venues that have a "Traktor Scratch Certified" mixer installed, without having to bring the Audio 8 DJ interface that is part of the regular Traktor Scratch package.
"Traktor Scratch Certified" mixers currently include the Mackie d.2Pro and d.4Pro, and the Korg Zero4 and Zero8. The range of certified mixers will expand in the future as more products get certified by Native Instruments.
Owners of certified mixers will be able to purchase a special upgrade kit that contains the Traktor Scratch software as well as high-resolution control vinyls and CDs. The Traktor Scratch Upgrade Kit will be available in June 2007 for $339.
For more information, please visit www.native-instruments.com.