Native Instruments at a press conference in Anaheim on Thursday released two new products: The Audio 8 DJ and Traktor Scratch.
Audio 8 DJ is a USB 2.0 audio interface designed specifically for Traktor 3, although it will work with other DJ software as well. The device has an 8-in/8-out configuration, two studio-grade phono preamps and a compact and aluminum casing.
The bus-powered AUDIO 8 DJ also has a microphone input for voice-overs, a ground point for turntables, and a MIDI I/O to synchronize external MIDI gear and connect performance controller hardware.
The device ships with Traktor 3 LE that offers two decks with time-stretching, an integrated mixer, performance effects, loop and cueing functions, a track database and Beatport integration.
AUDIO 8 DJ will be available in April/May 2007 and will cost $449.
Also announced today by Native Instruments is Traktor Scratch, a professional DJ system that the company said is designed to be the ultimate computer-based DJing solution for digital music files with turntable and CD control. The system consists of a special version of Native Instruments’ Traktor software, the AUDIO 8 DJ hardware interface, a pair of “Instant Connect” multi-core cables, and a set of time-code vinyls and CDs.
Traktor Scratch will be available in April/May 2007 and will cost $669.