The Traktor Scratch A6 is the simple solution for DJs wanting to control their MP3s using turntables or CDJs. Although there are controllers out there such as the Kontrol S2
that provide an all in one solution, some people still prefer the touch and feel of DVS (Digital Vinyl System) systems.
The Traktor Scratch A6 bundle is superb value as it includes the interface, control discs (vinyl and CD) and the latest software from Native Instruments in the form of Traktor Pro 2.5. Top audio quality, solid performance and simple operation are also part of the package
Traktor Pro 2.5 offer the Remix Decks features which are sample decks which can be controlled on the fly, blurring the line between DJing and live preformance. For full tactile control of the Remix Decks, have a look at the Kontrol F1
as an add on.
The hardware workhorse of the Traktor Scratch A6 is the Audio 6 interface. The extra loud output and the simplicity of connection make it a popular choice for DJs. If 6 inputs and outputs isn`t enough and you want to control more inputs (and a MIDI option) then the Traktor Scratch A10
offers that facility.
As both the hardware and the software have been delveloped by Native Instruments, the Traktor Scratch A6 really is plug and play due to the simple integration. Speaking of integration, if you already have your music stored and filed within iTunes, then you are ready to rock.
The timecodes come in the form of 12 inch vinyl or CD depending on which hardware setup you currently use and the loop and cue functions make this DVS system a must for DJs looking to make their own spin on their digital libraries.
System Requirements for the TRAKTOR SCRATCH A6Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)General: Monitor with 1024 x 768 screen resolution, USB 2.0, DVD drive, 1 GB free disc space, high-speed internet required
Audio FormatsMP3, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, non-DRM WMA (Windows only), non-DRM AAC
Dimensionss44 x 137 x 134 mm / 1.7 x 5.4 x 5.3”Weight: 750g / 1,65 lbs