Traktor Tutorial

The Complete Guide To TRAKTOR Pro 2

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    Introduction (6:13)


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    Register & Activate (4:32)


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    Setup & Configuration (10:39)


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    DVS Calibration & Tracking Modes (5:57)


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    Interface Layout (4:52)


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    Header (3:32)


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    Global Section (5:30)


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    Browser Tree (6:35)


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    Import & Analyze (7:36)


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    Track Decks (24:58)


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    Instant Doubles (2:37)


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    Customize Layout (9:52)


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    Track List View (7:40)


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    Search (4:53)


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    Create & Sort Playlists (5:55)


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    Import & Export Playlists (4:10)


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    Printing Playlists (1:16)


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    Preparation (4:39)


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    History (4:11)


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    Internal Mixer (16:15)


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    Headphone Cueing (3:34)


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    EQ Types (6:24)


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    Beatgrid (12:08)


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    Auto Loops (3:04)


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    Manual Loops (1:42)


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    Cue Points & Hot Cues (6:23)


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    Hot Cue Loops (1:45)


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    Move (4:51)


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    Beatgrid Track With Intro (5:31)


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    Auto Sync (7:36)


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    Sync To Master Clock (2:06)


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    Sync Master Clock To Deck (1:33)


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    Cruise Mode (7:21)


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    Effects Overview (15:23)


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    Turntable FX (3:12)


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    Beatmasher 2 (14:05)


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    Beatslicer (12:04)


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    Flux Mode (2:35)


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    Remix Decks (18:01)


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    Remix Sets (5:01)


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    Capture (4:16)


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    Loop Recorder (5:43)


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    Stem Decks (6:35)


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    Stem Decks Update (7:25)


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    Live Input Deck (1:34)


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    Audio Recorder (5:52)


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    Controller Manager (19:30)


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    Basic MIDI Mapping (6:31)


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    MIDI Macros (9:56)


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    Export & Import MIDI Mappings (1:49)


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    MIDI Clock Send (6:34)


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    Launch Older Versions (1:46)


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    Preferences (32:36)


In this massive video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee thoroughly walks you through the TRAKTOR Pro 2 and TRAKTOR Scratch Pro 2 software and all its essential features. You’ll learn to navigate the software, import tracks, create playlists, customize the entire platform to your liking and much more.

Discover how to create Cue Points, Hot Cues, loops, Beatgrids, and work with TRAKTOR’s various effects modes. Master features like Auto Sync, Move, Flux Mode, Cruise Mode, BeatSlicer, Beatmasher, Remix Decks, and the all-new Stem Decks. Learn to easily map any kind of MIDI device, sync external software or hardware with TRAKTOR’s Master Clock, record your DJ mixes without the need of external software, and so much more!

The lessons are taught in a clear way that is easy for anyone to understand and include practical examples on how to use many of the software’s features and functions. This information-packed course is the third in the Software Series as well as an integral part of the Turntable Series, CDJ Series, TRAKTOR DJ Controller Series, and DJ Remixing Series of Shortee’s Complete DJ Method.

Know your TRAKTOR software inside and out, watch “The Complete Guide To TRAKTOR Pro 2” today!


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Dr O
Submitted 2 months ago

2 days in, best $15 I've ever spent

I've been DJing using a Traktor S2 and Traktor pro for 4 years, and by watching these videos, I now know that I had understood only around 15-20% of Traktor's capacity. The remix decks were a mystery to me. I only used the reverb effect and the filter. It's actually embarrassing how little I knew. I decided it was time to stop blagging my way through the technology or relying on those chaotic YouTube videos. Digital music technology is so seductive; most amateur DJs assume they can buy a controller and download the software and just guess their way through everything. But this is not the case. These things are very complex and there's only so much that can be gleaned from a good software/controller layout. If you want to use Traktor to its fullest potential, don't hesitate; sign up to Groove3 now.

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sol72
Submitted 3 months ago

LEARN THE BASICS. FIRST

I ENJOY THE TUTORIAL BY DJ SHORTEE. SHE BREAKS IT DOWN AND DISSECTS EACH AND EVERY FUNCTION OF THE SOFTWARE. SHE TAUGHT ME ALL ABOUT SERATO AND NOW I HAVE MOVED ON TO TRAKTOR. THE PACE IS JUST RIGHT AND HER EXPLANATIONS ARE EASY TO UNDERSTAND. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND VIDEOS WITH HER INSTRUCTION!

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live

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gigimiu
Submitted 6 months ago

Shortee for president!

She is wonderful!! From zero to hero, really!! This course is just amazing and Shortee is fantastic!! You will love her!!

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Floridablack
Submitted 1 year ago

pretty good

well

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live

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Cutmandu
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Walkthrough

From A-Z, how to set it all up!

I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, Pro Tools

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breezy
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome

It's all so helpful

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ColbyDubaiHouse
Submitted 1 year ago

Great content

I've used Traktor Pro 2 for a couple of years, but was only touching the surface with the options available and that are explained in simple terms here. I had to watch a couple of the video's a few times to get my head around things, but Traktor Pro 2 is a huge programme with so much customising available. I never knew how to get the most from remix decks, but I am really impressed at the simplicity of how they can offer my sets a great improvement. Huge thanks Shortee

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Digital Performer, Logic Pro

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SAMURI
Submitted 1 year ago

Get Endo

She's really good but get her a simplified script with more in depth information. I mean why are you having her go through every model if she's not demonstrating them? She's got way too much info and way too little time to give anything but a vague explanation of controller S4 or if you use S5 while standing on one foot and you can call me john and you can call me ron and you can call me don and if you want to learn more watch the next 15 minute trade show advertisement of every NI Traktor controller ever made.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live

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Ander
Submitted 2 years ago

In depth

This is the most in depth and comprehensive course on Traktor Pro 2. Dj Shortee guides you thru all of the features of Traktor in a very clear and concise manner.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer

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solo5678
Submitted 2 years ago

great!!!!!!!

after watching it many times. things really started to sink in.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist

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DJ SHORTEE, described as the “World’s Premier Female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation, is a multi-genre DJ, turntablist, music producer, record label CEO (Heavy Artillery Recordings, Arkade Records, 5 Star Records), DJ instructor, actor, and published author.

Named “Queen of the Scratch World” by DJ Times, Shortee’s unique contribution to the art of turntablism earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in the critically acclaimed movie Scratch. With over two decades of experience, she is recognized as one of the most diverse and technically skilled DJs in the world.

Shortee is one of the few DJs who are respected globally in a wide variety of genres. Spinning genres such as House, Drum ’n’ Bass, Electro, Dubstep, Drumstep, Glitch Hop, Trap, Breaks, Techno, Hip Hop, Top40, Mash Up, Funk, Soul, Rock, Jazz, and more, she has rocked everything from the hottest nightclubs, massive raves, and b-boy battles to huge festivals and celebrity parties. Her fast-paced mixing style, expert scratching skills, and energetic stage presence have made her one of the most in-demand DJs touring worldwide.

As a DJ instructor, Shortee has taught classes, private lessons, workshops, and online tutorials for the esteemed Grammy Foundation, Dubspot, Scratch DJ Academy, Turntable U, Rane, Serato, SAE Institute, and more. She has also produced her own DJ instructional DVD series and has written a critically acclaimed instructional book, Spin Now! The DJ Starter Handbook (Hal Leonard Books), which includes an accompanying DVD-ROM and is currently available worldwide in paperback and kindle editions.

In regard to her teaching style, Shortee is well known for simplifying those intimidating, confusing topics and making them accessible and easy for anyone to understand. Her lessons are extremely thorough and packed with tons of information yet her quirky, easygoing personality keeps everything relatable, approachable, and fun. She breaks everything down into simple step-by-step techniques that you can easily put into action and also gives you the clarity and confidence you need to take your skills to the next level!

For more information, visit her websites:

www.djshortee.com | www.urbanassaultmusic.com | www.heavyartilleryrecordings.com | www.shannonames.com | www.shorteescompletedjmethod.com

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The Complete Guide To TRAKTOR Pro 2 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 2 days in, best $15 I've ever spent I've been DJing using a Traktor S2 and Traktor pro for 4 years, and by watching these videos, I now know that I had understood only around 15-20% of Traktor's capacity. The remix decks were a mystery to me. I only used the reverb effect and the filter. It's actually embarrassing how little I knew. I decided it was time to stop blagging my way through the technology or relying on those chaotic YouTube videos. Digital music technology is so seductive; most amateur DJs assume they can buy a controller and download the software and just guess their way through everything. But this is not the case. These things are very complex and there's only so much that can be gleaned from a good software/controller layout. If you want to use Traktor to its fullest potential, don't hesitate; sign up to Groove3 now.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from LEARN THE BASICS. FIRST I ENJOY THE TUTORIAL BY DJ SHORTEE. SHE BREAKS IT DOWN AND DISSECTS EACH AND EVERY FUNCTION OF THE SOFTWARE. SHE TAUGHT ME ALL ABOUT SERATO AND NOW I HAVE MOVED ON TO TRAKTOR. THE PACE IS JUST RIGHT AND HER EXPLANATIONS ARE EASY TO UNDERSTAND. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND VIDEOS WITH HER INSTRUCTION!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Shortee for president! She is wonderful!! From zero to hero, really!! This course is just amazing and Shortee is fantastic!! You will love her!!
Date published: 2018-04-20
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Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Walkthrough From A-Z, how to set it all up!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome It's all so helpful
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great content I've used Traktor Pro 2 for a couple of years, but was only touching the surface with the options available and that are explained in simple terms here. I had to watch a couple of the video's a few times to get my head around things, but Traktor Pro 2 is a huge programme with so much customising available. I never knew how to get the most from remix decks, but I am really impressed at the simplicity of how they can offer my sets a great improvement. Huge thanks Shortee
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Get Endo She's really good but get her a simplified script with more in depth information. I mean why are you having her go through every model if she's not demonstrating them? She's got way too much info and way too little time to give anything but a vague explanation of controller S4 or if you use S5 while standing on one foot and you can call me john and you can call me ron and you can call me don and if you want to learn more watch the next 15 minute trade show advertisement of every NI Traktor controller ever made.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from In depth This is the most in depth and comprehensive course on Traktor Pro 2. Dj Shortee guides you thru all of the features of Traktor in a very clear and concise manner.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great!!!!!!! after watching it many times. things really started to sink in.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Excellent for beginners Very clear verbal and visual demonstrations/explanations of the software. I personally recommend it for those starting out.
Date published: 2016-03-23
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