Native Instruments Ending FinalScratch DJ Relationship
Native Instruments today announced several changes in regard to its DJ product policy and the TRAKTOR product line. In the future, the DJ Division of Native Instruments will completely concentrate its operations on the TRAKTOR platform, and will also develop integrated solutions for the DJ market based on its own internal hardware engineering capabilities and expertise.
The partnership with Stanton Magnetics based on the pioneering FinalScratch digital DJ system will mutually expire in 2006, with both companies focusing on their respective product lines from that date on. Native Instruments will continue to maintain the FinalScratch user forum on its website until December 31st 2006.
In early November, Native Instruments will also release TRAKTOR 3.2, which will include a range of new features and improvements as well as support for Intel-based Macintosh computers.
Due to TRAKTOR 3 being able to operate as the software front-end for FinalScratch 2, the upcoming 3.2 version effectively makes the FinalScratch system operational on Intel-based Macintosh computers, at the same time adding extensive creative functionality over the standard FinalScratch 2 software.