Native Instruments has announced the release of TRAKTOR 3.3, a free update for its groundbreaking DJ software. This new version includes a significant number of improvements that maximize the usability, performance, and reliability of TRAKTOR 3. It also delivers seamless integration with TRAKTOR SCRATCH, Native Instruments’ next-generation digital DJ system, extending its versatility and flexibility to form an extremely powerful DJ tool that combines advanced performance features with precise turntable and CD control. TRAKTOR 3.3 also delivers numerous enhancements over the previous version, including an extensively redesigned user interface, a reworked effects section, extended MIDI sync options, improved Beatport integration, enhanced iTunes and iPod support, compatibility with Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” and a revised user manual. The 3.3 update for Windows and Mac OS X is now available as a free download for all registered users of TRAKTOR 3 on the NI website.
Steinberg Media Technologies has announced a crossgrade special for customers who have purchased hardware products that included the company’s Cubase LE or select Yamaha hardware products that include Cubase AI4. For a limited time, these customers can purchase a fully functioning crossgrade version of Cubase 4 or Cubase Studio 4 and save up to 50% off. To take advantage of this special offer, customers must simply provide proof of purchase of the hardware that contains Cubase LE or Cubase AI4. Customers may also visit Steinberg to register their copy of Cubase LE, print out the page displaying their name and registration, then bring or send the form to a Steinberg dealer, such as Sweetwater. The crossgrade is a fully functional retail version of Cubase 4 or Cubase Studio 4 with an independent license. This special discounted crossgrade is retroactive to July 1, 2007 and runs through December 31, 2007. Naturally, your Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help, so give them a call now!