Native Instruments Super Tease [Video]

Native Instruments, Supercharge Your Beats

Native Instruments is on some sort of mysterious teaser video bender lately. After releasing the Traktor DJ app, they quickly followed up with a very vague but awesome 3D video promising  “revolution.” Now NI has unleashed another teaser that leaves you wondering just what exactly will “supercharge your beats”?

The sound of the 21st century comes wrapped in a futuristic user interface, fusing ultimate power with a lightning-fast, visual workflow. Seeing is believing – stay tuned.

Futuristic indeed… Is it an iPad app? A virtual instrument? A holographic waveform rendering arcade game DMT trip?

Hear some audio samples to sooth your question wracked mind:

Native Instruments Revolution Teaser [Video]

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Hot on the heels of wowing us with the Traktor DJ app for iPad, Native Instruments shows it isn’t satisfied to rest on its laurels.

Rather, they’re promising a revolution: “One synth to rule them all. Years of meticulous research and the latest in cutting-edge DSP technology combine to deliver a synth with teeth.”

Check out the mysterious, sexy 3D lightshow they’ve cooked up to tease:

Audio samples courtesy of their soundcloud page:

Ready To Go Pro Superstar iPad DJ? Traktor DJ Is Here!

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I remember when it all first hit me… I had in my hands the first generation iPod and I could suddenly see a future of scrubbing audio with the flick of a finger on a small white wheel… I dreamt of hacking the simple software on that pocket-sized music player. I wanted to create the future.

Of course I didn’t though. Steve Jobs did. And the whole world shifted.

Now Native Instruments has taken their beloved Traktor DJ software to the mobile level, and my dreams are fully crystallized. DJ apps have been around for a while, as well as the ability to touch waveforms and effect them in all the glorious ways the mighty iDevices afford. Traktor DJ incorporates all the standard pinch/swipe gestures, bringing NI’s solid reputation, and renown for creating truly awesome sound tools, to the tablet. In other words, it’s a pro move for the aspiring iPad jockey.

Traktor DJ gives you two channels, with 3-band EQ, filters, eight effects, looping and scratching functions. You can freeze a track and slice it into playable sections, for an easy, touchable remix. Most remarkably, Traktor DJ delves into your library and suggests tracks based on key and tempo information of the current track playing. Your tastes are secondary to Traktor’s vast algorithmic know-how! Submit!

NI suggests that you can cue tracks using “a simple headphone splitter,” though this would presumably mean you are working in mono. Better to hook up an audio interface with an Apple Camera Connection Kit and use separate headphone outs for cueing, while your Main L+R handles the mix.

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Traktor DJ is also fully sync-able with the desktop version of TRAKTOR PRO 2 (via Dropbox), so you can set up a mix in one then rock that party with the other.

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Or just do it up iStyle, like superstar DJ Richie Hawtin:

Traktor DJ works on iPad 2 and up and costs $19.99

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