Traktor Kontrol S2 Software Download Mac

Native Instruments has launched Traktor DJ 2, a free DJ software application for Windows, macOS, and iOS devices.

Traktor DJ 2 is Native Instruments’ freely downloadable alternative to their flagship Traktor Pro 3 software. The freeware version of the application comes with some limitations but the most important features are included. It provides all the tools needed for DJing on a desktop computer, a laptop, or a mobile device running iOS.

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Let’s take a closer look at what’s included with Traktor DJ 2. The application features two decks (instead of four in Traktor Pro 3) with cue and loop point functionality, Vector waveform display mode with waveform zooming (additional modes available in Traktor Pro 3), eight hot cues, four mixer effects, filters and EQ on both channels, keylock support (powered by Elastique 3), and support for automatic tempo and key detection. The software supports iTunes import and Soundcloud Go+ streaming.

Traktor Pro for Mac is a popular and highly regarded DJ mixing app for Mac OS X. It is available from many sources, and after the 30-day trial you have to pay $229 USD to buy a license. To set up your Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 or Traktor Kontrol S3 with djay Pro AI for Mac, please follow this step-by-step guide: Use the following link to ensure your controller has the latest firmwa. Once you have downloaded and installed the TRAKTOR PRO 3 Demo, start Native Access to automatically activate your TRAKTOR PRO 3 license. Installing TRAKTOR PRO or TRAKTOR DUO If you are still using the original version of TRAKTOR PRO or TRAKTOR DUO and there is no download available in your User Account, you can download the full installer. Find FREE downloads for all Native Instruments products: Hardware drivers; Installer patches; Controller Editor - DOWNLOAD MANUAL. Firmware Updater for Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 1.2.0 Mac Misc: Info: 5.3MB Firmware Updater for Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 1.2.0 Win Misc: Info: 4.9MB.

The biggest drawbacks, when compared to Traktor Pro 3, are the lack of additional decks, reduced number of tempo sync modes (Beatsync and Temposync are not included), missing insert effects, and lack of tag editing functionality. In addition, Traktor DJ 2 only supports a limited number of MIDI controllers and audio devices (Traktor Audio 2, Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3, and Traktor Kontrol Z1). Third-party DJ controllers can’t be used with Traktor DJ 2.

Despite these limitations, Traktor DJ 2 is more than capable of handling less demanding DJing tasks. The interface is intuitive enough to operate quickly using a mouse or a touchpad. Users who don’t own one of the supported controllers can take advantage of the touchscreen controls on iOS.

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To download your free copy of Traktor DJ 2, sign up for a Native Instruments user account and request your license on the product page linked below. Registration is completely free. You will need to download the Native Access license management software which will handle the installation and future updates of the software.

Traktor DJ 2 is available for free download via Native Instruments(68.4 MB download size, EXE installer, standalone application for Windows & macOS, mobile app for iOS).

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This article will explain how to broadcast your Traktor mix with Mixlr. This article is for using the Traktor S2 controller with Mac.

TIP: if you have a different Traktor controller or operating system try one of our other articles:
Traktor S4 with Mac
Traktor S2 with Windows
Traktor S4 with Windows

As the S2 has no available inputs, you will need to set up an Aggregate Device and use Mixlr AudioLink to route the audio between the S2 and Mixlr. These instructions would apply to any MIDI controller with no inputs.

Create an Aggregate Device

Go to 'Audio Midi Setup' on your Mac, which can be found here.

Create a new device by clicking the '+' icon in the bottom left-hand corner, and select 'Create Aggregate Device'.

Select to use Traktor Kontrol S2 and Mixlr AudioLink for your new aggregate device.

You may want to rename your new aggregate device to make it easier to find later.

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Open Traktor Preferences

Open Traktor on your machine. You can open the Preferences window by clicking the circular icon in the top right of the app, highlighted below.

Traktor Audio Setup

Select the the Audio Setup tab in the column to the left. Ensure that the settings are as follows:

Traktor Output Setup

Select the Output Routing tab. Ensure the settings are as follows:

Traktor Recorder Setup

Select the Mix Recorder tab. Ensure the settings are as follows:

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The audio recorder in Traktor needs to show signals coming through, as pictured below. You will not need to press the record button.

Select the aggregate device in the Mixlr app

Traktor Kontrol S2 Setup

Open the Mixlr desktop app.

Click 'Select Source' for the MIC or ANY INPUT channel and select 'Mixlr / Traktor [your aggregate device name] > Channels 1 and 2'.

TIP: if you're having problems with the Mixlr app receiving audio signal, check that you have the latest Traktor drivers installed. You can download the latest drivers here.

Click 'Start' to broadcast your Traktor mix live on Mixlr!