Native Instruments on Monday released version 2.6 of Traktor DJ Studio, its DJ software for mixing tracks live or in a recording studio. This upgrade offers support for the Icecast streaming server protocol, which enables streaming performances live over the Internet. It’s also compatible with Stanton’s FinalScratch 2 hardware, for mixing with CD players and turntables, and it enables integrating external audio signals directly into the mix with a third dedicated channel.
In addition, DJs can now record mixes directly to an audio file on the hard drive, use the new favorites section of the file browser to store up to 12 folders or playlists, access information about all recently played tracks and more. Support for the AAC, WMA, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC file formats, as well as support for multiple MIDI controllers, has also been added to this release, which is a free download for all registered Traktor DJ Studio 2.5 users. The full version of version 2.6, which will ship in mid-March, is €199 (US$229).