NI has added Beatport LINK and Beatsource LINK streaming functionality to Traktor Pro 3. LINK, which lets users stream Beatport’s entire catalogue into DJ software using an internet connection, was already available in rekordbox dj, VirtualDJ, Serato, Denon DJ hardware and more. You can build your playlists inside Beatport’s store and they’ll be available inside Traktor Pro. You can also access curated playlists from the Beatport team and from artists they’ve worked with to curate track selections.
Traktor Pro also offers Beatport LINK’s locker feature, which allows you to store up to 100 tracks offline, while tracks that you download in real-time are cached before they play in order to avoid any outages or connection issues (available in second public beta).
Any tracks loaded from Beatport or Beatsource – Beatport’s open-format DJ platform – can have cue points added, as well as loop points, metadata changed and be rated, and all will remain as part of the track when loaded again, even if you don’t own the track or have it in your locker.
Traktor Pro 3 with Beatport and Beatsource LINK is now in public beta as of today. Beatport recently launched a browser-based DJ software where users can prepare sets and try out mixes, in any supported browser.