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Traktor Pro 3.5 launches with Beatport LINK and CDJ-3000 integration

The long-awaited major update to Native Instruments’ DJ platform is here

Native Instruments has updated Traktor Pro to version 3.5, adding integration with Beatport LINK streaming and integration with Pioneer DJ’s latest CDJ-3000s. 

The update – announced back in May 2021 – has gone through a round of public beta and is now available to download for free for Traktor Pro users. 

Beatport LINK – the new version also supports the open-format alternative Beatsource LINK  – adds all of Beatport’s catalogue to Traktor Pro, meaning you can DJ using over six million tracks, streamed directly into the software. Beatport has also curated playlists from artists as well as genre-specific charts and customised playlists that will sync in the cloud access devices. 

Support for Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000 in control mode has also been added to Traktor Pro, meaning you can connect Traktor to your device and browse and control each deck as if it was loaded onto the CDJ itself. As with other models, you can browse through your playlists and load tracks directly from the unit. 

Find out more about Traktor 3.5 and download the new update here. Traktor has fallen behind some of its competitors and some considered Traktor Pro to have been abandoned by NI, so it's great to see a new major update to the long-running software. 

We wrote a piece about what streaming for the booth could mean for the dance music industry – read DJing and the Data Wars here