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The Laptop DJ Handbook: Setups and Techniques of the Modern Performer by Jason Emsley

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Chapter 8. Traktor Pro: The Controller Manager

I hope that by now you have a strong grasp on how all of Traktor’s constituent parts play together. Building on this foundation, you should be able to quickly coax sounds out of Traktor that are simply unattainable within the confines of a traditional DJ performance. We began this process with a mouse and a keyboard, but as I have mentioned, these devices are often counterintuitive to an artist’s creative process—not to mention that they have stigmatized digital DJs for years.

Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), there is a silly number of DJ-specified MIDI controllers on the market; choosing which way to go is often a difficult decision. Product marketing, word of mouth, ...

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