Native Instruments launches a subscription version of Traktor Pro
Native Instruments is launching a subscription version of its popular DJ software Traktor Pro. The new version of the subs, called Traktor Pro Plus, will cost $4.99 per month or $49 per year and will give you access to the full version of Traktor, plus some additional sub-only features, such as than the inclusion of iZotope’s Ozone Maximiser, Traktor Pattern Player, which is essentially a sequencer for drum samples, and three months of Beatport Streaming as part of a first subs deal. Pro Plus is only available to existing Pro license holders – you cannot access Plus unless you already own Traktor Pro.
Although you don’t have to subscribe, NI says subscribers “will receive 3-4 new features each year” that non-subscribers won’t have access to. They also say they will release major “paid” updates that periodically consolidate these new features, so that non-subscribers will eventually have access to them.
The inclusion of iZotope’s Ozone Maximiser is an interesting move given the formation of a consolidated umbrella company, Soundwide, earlier this year. It is possible that other tools from the Soundwide family, which includes Brainworx, Plugin Alliance, iZotope and NI, will be added in the future.
Subscriptions is a trend we discussed in a recent feature.
Learn more about Traktor Pro Plus on the NI website.