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Mixing audio streams with the reference Traktor Pro for Mac

Manipulate and stream music mixes with a multitude of effects and capabilities in this update to a classic app.

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. Traktor Pro for Mac installs easily.

While the price may seem high for a DJ mixing app, Traktor Pro has long been a standard for serious professionals and amateurs alike. Traktor Pro for Mac offers a two-deck interface that lets you cue up audio from two different sources and manipulate a virtual mixer to keep a constant stream of music playing. You can use an external USB or MIDI mixer console with Traktor Pro for Mac as well, if you have one. There are a lot of advanced features to Traktor Pro for Mac including synching capabilities, multiple sound effects, great looping, and lots of filters and EQs. While there are a lot of features in Traktor Pro for Mac, you can also use it in a simple manner, meaning you can be working with the software in a few minutes. Traktor Pro for Mac can read all your music library files, CDs, and external devices.

We've used Traktor Pro for several years, and this new release adds some new features that extend the software even further. Traktor Pro for Mac remains the software DJ mixer against which all other packages are judged.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Traktor Pro for Mac 1.2.6.

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