Native Instruments introduces Audio 4 DJ

January 24, 2009


Today at the NAMM show Native Instruments unveiled their cheaper USB 2.0 audio interface for Traktor, called Audio 4 DJ.

It’s basically a half version of NI’s famed Audio 8 DJ interface.

Offering a 4-in/4-out RCA configuration, rather than a 8-in/8-out set up, the Audio 4 DJ is aimed at digital DJs who want to take the Traktor plunge but don’t want more than two channels of output.

As standard, the Audio 4 DJ has Cirrus Logic 24bit/96 kHz audio converters and high gain output stages with a low-latency operation, and comes with Traktor LE, a compact version of Traktor.


Audio 4 DJ is available to buy now at the NI Online Shop for $249 / 229 EUR.

Alternatively, the Audio 8 DJ costs $449 / €399.


Press Release for Native Instruments Introduces AUDIO 4 DJ

Here’s the full blurb.

Berlin, January 15th, 2009 – Native Instruments today introduced AUDIO 4 DJ, a performance-optimized USB 2.0 audio interface specifically designed for TRAKTOR and other DJ software. With its versatile feature set, outstanding audio quality, extremely low latency, and its compact and robust aluminium casing, AUDIO 4 DJ is the ideal centerpiece for a wide range of club and studio setups.

Based on the acclaimed AUDIO 8 DJ interface that is also at the heart of Native Instruments’ TRAKTOR SCRATCH DJ system, the new AUDIO 4 DJ offers a 4-in/4-out configuration with the same pristine audio quality, but with an even smaller footprint and at a more affordable price. Two stereo inputs with software-switchable phono preamps allow DJs to connect turntables, CD decks and music production gear for various live performance and recording purposes. Two stereo outputs provide the necessary connectivity for routing two decks into an external DJ mixer, or outputting a separate master and cue signal when mixing in software. All audio connections are in RCA format for straightforward interfacing with DJ equipment.

AUDIO 4 DJ is equipped with studio-quality 24bit/96 kHz audio converters from Cirrus Logic that provide crystal-clear treble and rich bass response, and features special high-gain output stages that deliver a powerful +10dBu signal with additional headroom. Low-latency operation down to less than 4ms enables the high degree of precision and responsiveness that professional DJ performances rely on. AUDIO 4 DJ also features a ground point for turntables and an adjustable headphone output, as well as signal level LEDs for all inputs and outputs. The interface is completely bus-powered, making a cumbersome AC adapter unnecessary.

AUDIO 4 DJ comes as a full-featured DJ system due to the inclusion of TRAKTOR LE, a compact version of Native Instruments’ TRAKTOR software that offers two decks with high-quality time-stretching, an integrated mixer, performance effects, loop and cueing functions, and a powerful track database. All owners of AUDIO 4 DJ can also take advantage of a discounted upgrade to the full-featured TRAKTOR PRO software at any time.

AUDIO 4 DJ is available now for purchase in the NI Online Shop for a suggested retail price of $249 / 229 EUR.


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