Top Traktor Tutorials
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Top 20+ Traktor Tutorials 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 20 Traktor Tutorials as the most viewed and by excellent reviews of musicians

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  1. Mixing in Traktor – using sync (or not) and beatmatching
  2. Creating and Working with Stems in Traktor
  3. A complete Guide to STEMS in Traktor plus Q&A
  4. Traktor – Using Loops in Remix Decks
  5. Traktor Remix Deck Mappings for Maschine
  6. How to use Traktor, Ableton Live & Maschine together
  7. Mulholland Drive and Digital LoFi Effects in Traktor
  8. Visual Preferences In Traktor
  9. Traktor Pro 3 & S2 mk3 tips, tricks and Q&A
  10. Streamline browsing upcoming tracks with the Traktor preparation playlist
  11. Traktor Pro 3 Deep Dive + Q&A Live Stream
  12. How To Migrate Loops from Your Sequencer or DAW to Traktor’s Remix Decks
  13. Traktor – All 3 Filter:92 Effects
  14. Track Decks: Cue Section
  15. Custom Transition Effect Rack – traktor tutorial
  16. How to use TRAKTOR remix decks
  17. Traktor – Delay Freeze Effects
  18. Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 First Look
  19. Looping in the Traktor Track Decks
  20. Traktor 3.1 – 5 new features

1. Mixing in Traktor – using sync (or not) and beatmatching

Join us today for another live stream all about NATIVE INSTRUMENTS TRAKTOR. Today we’ll be focussing on mixing in Traktor and sync – when and when not to use it. Plus how to manually beat match and mix as you would on turntables.

As always you can ask questions live and we’ll do our best to answer in the stream!


2. Creating and Working with Stems in Traktor

PB DJ Instructor David Clarke introduces Stems, the Kontrol S8 and how to create your own MP4s using the Stems Creator Tool.


3. A complete Guide to STEMS in Traktor plus Q&A

In this live stream, we’re looking at STEMS in NATIVE INSTRUMENTS TRAKTOR

As always you can ask questions live and we’ll do our best to answer in the stream!


4. Traktor – Using Loops in Remix Decks

This tutorial covers introduces using loops in remix decks.

Other than one-shots, launching clips, Ableton Live style, is one of the most obvious ways to use Traktor’s remix sets. However, simply triggering different parts of a single pattern all together isn’t really making use of the deck flavor in that the same thing could be accomplished with cue points and loops in track decks.  However, since we have our deck set up with kicks, snares, hats, and everything else on separate columns, we are able to separately trigger and move between different parts of loops. Using the faders and filter on each column, we are able to transition more smoothly.

Using Punch mode, we are able to use the remix decks to move between different loops without re-triggering or restarting them. This also allows us to loop the entire remix deck while changing the material (the individual clips) out from under the loop.

Remix decks also allow us to turn effects on and off for each of the set’s four columns, as demonstrated in the video. This allows us an enormous amount of control over transitions based on effects, even on individual loops.

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5. Traktor Remix Deck Mappings for Maschine

In this tutorial, we show how to set up and use these Maschine mappings using Controller Editor and Traktor Pro’s newer, cleaner, and easier controller manager. We also compare and contrast using these new Maschine mappings with using Native Instruments’ Traktor Kontrol F1, a dedicated controller for one remix deck.

Native Instruments released Traktor Pro 2.6.6, a free update for Traktor Pro 2 owners, which introduces new Maschine mappings for Traktor’s remix decks. In this tutorial, we show how to set up and use these Maschine mappings using Controller Editor and Traktor Pro’s newer, cleaner, and easier controller manager. We also compare and contrast using these new Maschine mappings with using Native Instruments’ Traktor Kontrol F1, a dedicated controller for one remix deck.

These new Maschine mappings control two remix decks at once, as opposed to a single remix like the Traktor Kontrol F1. While they do not provide full colour feedback like the Kontrol F1, the group buttons flash while samples are playing, and the pads are dimmed where no samples are loaded, providing limited visual feedback, and Maschine’s screens provide a lot of useful visual feedback.

Let us know in the comments if you like these new Maschine mappings for Traktor’s remix decks, or if you will be using them in your DJ sets. Make sure to subscribe to us on YouTube and follow us on Facebook for all of our future tutorials.


6. How to use Traktor, Ableton Live & Maschine together

In this live stream we look at how to integrate NATIVE INSTRUMENTS MASCHINE with TRAKTOR and Ableton Live. Create your own sounds/beats in Ableton Live and Maschine, then DJing them in Traktor. How to link them together for performance.

As always you can ask questions live and we’ll do our best to answer in the stream!


7. Mulholland Drive and Digital LoFi Effects in Traktor

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Traktor’s Mulholland Drive and Digital LoFi Effects.

This tutorial covers how to use Mulholland Drive and Digital LoFi effects. When used in Single mode, as opposed to the Group mode which allows more effects to be loaded but simplifies the controls, these effects allow for very powerful control over overdriving the signal and degrading it with bit rate and sample rate reduction. We recently looked at using a comparable process using the DSP effects and filters within Maschine’s sampler in an earlier tutorial on maschineskills.com, but these effects in Traktor are appropriately much more intense and extreme than those in Maschine’s sampler.

Mulholland Drive is an extreme and very sensitive overdrive effect. It features two independent overdrive units, along with an unstable feedback parameter. Like many effects in Traktor like the Flanger Pulse and Filter:92 Pulse, which were covered in previous tutorials, this feedback portion of the effect works best with music with space between the transients, as the oscillations of the effect can build and be heard best during the moments of rest or silence in the music. However, the rest of the effect (with the feedback disengaged) works like a tradition (if extreme) drive effect.

Unlike the bit rate and sampl erate reduction in Maschine’s sampler, the Digital LoFi Effect in Traktor does come with a lot of room for subtlety especially in combination with Traktor’s Mulholland Drive effect. Fortunately, the dry/wet control allows us to mix as little or as much of the effected audio in as we would like. The Digital LoFi Effect can reduce the sample rate down from the system setting all the way to just 100 Hz, causing a lot of aliasing almost immediately, and the bit rate reduction can reduce the bit rate all the way down to just one bit.

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8. Visual Preferences In Traktor

In this tutorial, we go through each of Traktor’s preferences that affect the appearance of the software interface.

This tutorial covers each of Traktor’s preferences which affects the appearance of the software interface. We receive a lot of questions about customizing the look and layout of the software, so this should serve as a good starting point for those looking to find just the right workflow when mixing.

Many of Traktor’s visual preferences are market with an eye insignia, but not all of them are. In this tutorial, we cover each and ever setting which effect the appearance of the software interface, and make recommendations on how to use them to greatest effect.

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9. Traktor Pro 3 & S2 mk3 tips, tricks and Q&A

In this video let’s take a look at NATIVE INSTRUMENTS Traktor and the S2 mk3 – any questions you have, leave below and we’ll look at covering in the stream!

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10. Streamline browsing upcoming tracks with the Traktor preparation playlist

In this tutorial, we use Traktor’s preparation playlist.

Traktor’s preparation playlist has special properties. Within the browser, any track can be added to the end of the preparation playlist by right clicking on it and choosing “Append to Preparation Playlist.”  Tracks can also be added to the beginning or top of the preparation playlist by right clicking on it and choosing “Add as Next to Preparation Playlist.” We can even map either of these commands to MIDI controllers, allowing us to use the preparation playlist workflow without touching the computer keyboard.

Using preparation playlist, we can streamline the process of browsing for upcoming tracks. Instead of looking for a new track between every transition, or browsing through one’s entire track collection, we can instead add tracks to the preparation playlist in batches. This allows us a very fast and reliable workflow for mixing.

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11. Traktor Pro 3 Deep Dive + Q&A Live Stream

Today’s live stream we will take a deep dive into NATIVE INSTRUMENTS TRAKTOR pro 3 – looking at beat gridding, cue points and the loop recorder. As always you can ask questions live and we’ll do our best to answer in the stream!


12. How To Migrate Loops from Your Sequencer or DAW to Traktor’s Remix Decks

In this tutorial, we look at how to move one’s work in a DAW or sequencer like Ableton Live or Maschine to Traktor’s Remix Decks.

This tutorial covers how to move one’s work in a DAW or sequencer like Ableton Live or Maschine to Traktor’s Remix Decks.

Traktor’s Remix Decks are very powerful, but Traktor is far from the best audio editor out there. In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to use Maschine and Ableton to efficiently prepare loops to work perfectly when imported to slots in Traktor’s remix decks.

With these quick tips, producers and DJs alike can learn to quickly migrate their work in Ableton, Maschine, or the sequencer or DAW of their choice into Remix Decks in Traktor.

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13. Traktor – All 3 Filter:92 Effects

This tutorial covers Traktor’s Filter:92, Filter:92 Pulse, and Filter:92 LFO effects.

Traktor 2 features three built-in effects models after the filter circuit in Allen and Heath’s Xone 92 mixer, which are covered here in depth. First, we take a look at the vanilla (but delicious) Filter:92 effect, before moving on to the Pulse and finally LFO effects. All three effects provide unique mixing and performance abilities, and all feature a convenient but dramatic reset button.

Unlike a traditional DJ-style filter, with high-pass in one direction and low-pass in the other on one control, the Filter:92 effect allows for control over both simultaneously. This allows DJs to precisely notch-out one frequency band of their choosing, or mix songs in and out using filters in both directions. The BRJ or “bandreject” button switches this behavior from something similar to a bandpass filter to a bandreject, allowing the opposite audio through the effect, allowing for very dramatic drops. However, the “DJM” button allows DJs to access the effect as a DJ-style filter as well.

The Filter:92 Pulse effect uses an envelope follower to coordinate sweeps of the same modeled filter circuit. In the video tutorial, its sound is explored in depth, and each of its parameters is covered. The Pulse effect works best with drums or other audio with gaps or noticeable transients. In other words, audio with visible space between and visible contour to its waveforms  will work best with this effect.

Finally, the Filter:92 LFO is explored. In the video tutorial, applications of both the tempo-sync LFO modulation as well as the free-running version are explored in depth. This effect sounds fantastic in combination with scratching and the other two Filter:92 effects. Like the other two, it also features a convenient reset button.

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14. Track Decks: Cue Section

In this tutorial, we take a look at cue points and other features of the cue section of Traktor’s Track Decks.

This tutorial covers cue points and other features of the cue section of Traktor’s Track Decks. In addition to vanilla cue points, one can store loops, mix in and out points, additional grid markers, and load markers.

Mix in and out points function the same way as other cue points, and only appear with a different color, along with flags in the software. Loops store all of the information pertaining to the loops. By simply selecting “activate,” the track will move into a loop seamlessly. Load markers work by moving the transport to them as soon as the track is loaded.

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15. Custom Transition Effect Rack – traktor tutorial

In this video we will learn to set up and execute a custom effect rack, used to help create epic transitions and sounds.

To begin, we will enter settings, go over to the effects tab, and ensure all the effects are in Insert Mode, that all four are active, and all are set to group. Next, in the effects preselection area, enable all of the following effects. Filter, Filter 92, Gater, Iceverb, Beatslicer, Wormhole, Zzurp, Granuphase, Polarwind, and Event horizon. These are the effects I will use in this video, but many if not all of these can be interchanged.

We will be using all four effect units and each should be set up like so.

Effect Unit 1: Initial Sound Capture Unit
Filter, Beat Slicer, Beat Slicer

Effect Unit 2: Distortion Unit
Zzurp, Granular Phase, Freezeverb

Effect Unit 3: Deep, transformative texture Unit
Polarwind, Wormholes, Event Horizon

Effect Unit 4: Post effects
Gater, Gater, Filter

This is a subtractive effect rack meaning, we will activate all of the effects then introduce the track. We will slowly subtract the dry/wet until we are left with our track, unprocessed. This is my favorite technique for creating really lush, transitions and this technique works really during minimal parts of a set, where you may want to create added interest or texture.

This effect rack is also modular, so try switching around some of the effects and see what type of combinations you can find. I personally like using Beatmashers in place of the beat slicers, in Unit 1, or using Filer LFOs in place of the effects in unit 3. They key is finding cool combinations to really make your sets unique.


16. How to use TRAKTOR remix decks

Tune in for another episode of our live-streaming series with ADSR.

Today’s live stream is all about NATIVE INSTRUMENTS TRAKTOR remix decks. We’ll take a walk through the remix decks and the F1 controller.

As always you can ask questions live and we’ll do our best to answer in the stream!


17. Traktor – Delay Freeze Effects

In this tutorial, we learn how to use the freeze feature of Traktor’s delay effects, as well as a similar use of the new Wormhole Macro Effect.

This tutorial covers how to use the freeze feature of Traktor’s delay effects, as well as a similar use of the new Wormhole Macro Effect. When used in Single mode, as opposed to the Group mode which allows more effects to be loaded but simplifies the controls, each of the delay effects in Traktor features a Freeze button. This freezes the current audio stored in the delay effect and allows it to ring out with a slow fade.

The new Wormhole Macro Effect is similar in practice to using the freeze feature of Traktor’s delay effect but can be performed on just one knob and used in group mode in a larger effects chain. Experiment with all of Traktor’s delay effects in order to be able to drop the right one into the mix at the right time.

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18. Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 First Look

In this video we take a first look and unboxing the Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 from Native Instruments.


19. Looping in the Traktor Track Decks

In this tutorial, we take a look at using loops in track decks.

This tutorial covers how to use loops in track decks. Loops of up to 32 beats are possible, and the length can be changed at any time, including while looping and while the tracks is playing and on air. The minimum length can be reached by setting the length to 1/32 and then using the extra fine movement controls under Loop Out to move the end even farther inward.

A simple beatroll effect can be achieved by rhythmically changing the loop length down from 4 beats to the succesively smaller subdivisions every four beats. Experiment with different rhythms and flux mode to find transitions that work best for your tracks.

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20. Traktor 3.1 – 5 new features

In this video we take a look at 5 new features in the new update to Traktor

Parallel view 00:18
Preparation view 2:24
Tag writing mode 3:05
New tool tips 3:35
Over mapping – in/out 4:09


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