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Native Instruments TRAKTOR SCRATCH Digital DJ System

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Scratch SublimeTRAKTOR SCRATCH is the professional DJ system allowing you to spin your digital track collection on vinyl or CD turntables. It includes intuitive software, special timecoded vinyl control records and CDs, two professional multi-core connection cables, and AUDIO 8 DJ - a high-end audio interface built specifically for DJs.Rock-solid a...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Scratch Sublime
TRAKTOR SCRATCH is the professional DJ system allowing you to spin your digital track collection on vinyl or CD turntables. It includes intuitive software, special timecoded vinyl control records and CDs, two professional multi-core connection cables, and AUDIO 8 DJ - a high-end audio interface built specifically for DJs.

Rock-solid and reliable, and featuring Instant Connect plug-and- play usability, every element is master crafted by the Native Instruments team in Berlin, Germany. The result is TRAKTOR SCRATCH - the perfect fusion of analog confidence and feel with the freedom and potential of digital. Never before has technology had so much soul.

Superior Sounds
AUDIO 8 DJ is the ultimate audio interface for DJs, and the pulsing heart of TRAKTOR SCRATCH. This pro-quality 24-bit/96kHz interface with ultra high-end Cirrus Logic AD-DA converters is unique in the field - a dedicated DJ soundcard that surpasses every audio expectation.

Four hi-gain stereo outputs give you the potential for two main decks routed from the TRAKTOR software, plus two extra stereo outputs fed by TRAKTOR SCRATCH's send effects. Along with four stereo inputs, MIDI I/O and multiple status LEDs, the AUDIO 8 DJ is built on a metal chassis and is wrapped in a robust and compact design. This box of audio dynamite is ready for any situation.

Pure Vinyl Feeling
TRAKTOR SCRATCH closes the gap between digital and analog DJing. The timecode is formatted onto special CDs and vinyl, and has an unmatched response - it feels like the digital file is cut into the wax. Pressed onto 120g vinyl, each disc contains one side with 17 minutes of timecode, plus a flip side with deeper cut grooves for turntablists and scratch DJs. A special track allows you to scroll through your collection and select your next tune using only the turntable - with no need to touch your computer.

Easy Set Up
It's never been easier to spin digital. TRAKTOR SCRATCH is designed for maximum plug-and-play usability, and comes with two revolutionary color-coded connector cables grouping all necessary connections into one pro-quality audio cable. One click per deck and you're ready to rock the house - (additionally you can route send effects with two further connections). Simple and intuitive to set up, AUDIO 8 DJ also features LEDs indicating the status of every connection - giving you instant error detection and individual level meters that make setting up in any environment effortless.

Total Reliability
TRAKTOR SCRATCH is built using the TRAKTOR software engine - hugely experienced in the digital DJing world, and a mark of quality and functionality. Every component in the system is crafted by the same experienced hand and built to work in total harmony together. Rock-solid, ready, and reliable, when the crowd puts their trust in the DJ, you can put your trust in TRAKTOR SCRATCH.

The TRAKTOR SCRATCH software is based on the powerful TRAKTOR 3 engine, but specifically tweaked for turntable/CD DJs.

TRAKTOR SCRATCH is connected via two revolutionary TRAKTOR SCRATCH multi-core cables that ensure easy set up in any situation. The multi-core cables route all necessary channels and are connected via a professional XLR jack ” meaning you can be ready to go in two simple clicks.


  • Browsing iTunes Playlists directly from Traktor Explorer
  • Instant iPod Playlists recognition
  • High Resolution Timecode (2kHz)
  • Scrolling Playlist via Vinyl function
  • Automatic recognition of timecode medium (vinyl side A/B or CD)
  • Automatic input level normalization
  • Emergency mono mode in case of failure of one timecode channel
  • High quality key correction for changing a track's tempo without changing its key
  • Zoomable waveform displays for viewing track beats
  • Instant looping with selectable loop size
  • Beat jump- move within a track without losing track/tempo sync
  • High quality filters based on the renowned Xone:92 club mixer
  • Professional effects such as reverb, tempo-synced delay, flanger and beatmasher
  • In-sync track copying from deck to deck for instant remixing
  • MIDI Interface: 1 Input, 1 Output
  • Computer Connection: USB 2.0, Bus-Powered
  • Dimensions: 45mm x 174mm x 103mm (141mm overall) (HxWxD)
  • Weight: 825g
  • General Interface
  • Channels: 8 input/8 output
  • Sampling Rate: 44.1, 48, 96kHz
  • Bit Resolution: 16, 24
  • Converter: Cirrus Logic
  • Input
  • Cross Talk 87 dBu
  • Full Scale Level (max. gain) ” Line: 12,4; Mic: -40 dBu; Phono: -23,5dBu
  • THD + N ” Line & Mic: 0.007%; Phono 0.062%
  • SNR: 100dB (A-weighted)
  • Freq. Response: 10”40kHz +/-0.5dB
  • Output
  • Cross Talk 8 dBu
  • Impedance ” Line: 100 Ohms Unbalanced, 200 Ohms Balanced; Headphone: 8... 600 Ohms (Load)
  • Max. Ouput Level ” Line: 9,6dBu; Headphone: 9,3dBu 4.26V rms, 100 mW at 100 Ohms
  • SNR - Line: 101dB (A-weighted), 95dBu (A-weighted)
  • THD + N ” Line: 0.007%, Headphone: 0.012%
  • Freq. Response: 10”40kHz +/-0.5dB
  • Vista compatibility
    • Native Instruments has seen good results in its compatibility testing with Windows Vista 32-bit. NI products generally operate without specific problems or limitations under this operating system. However, Windows XP is currently still recommended for professional music production due to its proven reliability and compatibility, especially for a productive environment where these aspects are crucial.
    • Windows Vista 64-bit is currently not recommended by Native Instruments for professional music production due to a lack of compatible applications and hardware drivers. Native Instruments will continue to evaluate the Vista 64-bit platform and further developments regarding relevant third-party music production software that are interoperable with NI products.
    • For more information, visit the Native Instruments website for a full FAQ on Windows Vista and Native Instruments software.
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    I LUV IT!!

    By DJ Felon-E (sp)

    from Aurora, IL

    I originally went in to G.C to purchase Serato but was the sales assoc. talked to me about Traktor....i was nervous but did some research and bought it. Its been a month and I'm blown away by it...I love the fact that there is no delay when i scratch...maybe alil but the ear cant catch just need a good computer to run it smoothly...I thought it was a bit too pricey but I am totally satisfied w/it...its great if you love the feel of vinyl because you can play off your laptop and then switch to phono and play your regular vinyl...I definitely recommend it!

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    By DJ Grooverider

    from Fresno, CA

    Well I've been a long-time vinyl purist and have been playing around with Serato at my friend's house and gotten pretty familiar with it. I've been using NI's production software for a long time so I thought I'd try Traktor Scratch out. I can only say that for purists like myself Traktor Scratch is the ONLY product that will make you switch! The scratching and cueing is spot on, even when you wind down the record the signal does not break up (I tried this with Serato, no luck). Not only that, you have an XLR mic pre so I can use my handheld condenser for REAL vocal performances. Spot on NI. Keep up the good work!


    Broke out of the box worst customer service

    By DJ Dirty Scott

    from Phoenix AZ

    I bought this product and the audio 8 had a bad channel right out of the box. It took me a month just to get in touch with Native Instruments, I was ridiculed on NI forums, by forum moderators, for being a dissatisfied customer, and then when I finally got an RA it took 3 months to get my Audio 8 returned to me. Then, after I got it back I played 1 set and one of the cables broke. This probably is normally a fine product but this company has the worst customer service ever and if you have any problems with your stuff you will never be able to easily get help. Do NOT waste your money. Buy Serato this stuff is too expensive to have to go through this kind of thing.

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