With Serato, Traktor, and Xponent combining both traditional DJ capabilities and all the perks of digital DJing, the only thing that’s missing is an interface that can bring in the high-end audiophile part of the equation. Enter the Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ interface, a sturdy, compact rack-style box with eight inputs, eight outputs, a separate mic and headphone input, and the ability to connect to any of the above digital DJ operating systems.
Connecting via USB, the moderately priced interface (MSRP: $449.00) also comes bundled with Traktor 3 software, so those without any digital applications can get into the revolution instantly. Audio 8 also has a MIDI in/out, so performance DJs and producers can weave an array of live magic through Native Instruments’ new tech angel. This is officially the best thing since Super Nintendo.
Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ is available now.