Will the New Komplete Audio @ work as a Sound Card

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DerekPaul
DerekPaul Member Posts: 9 Member

Hi All,
I have a Traktor Audio 2 MK2 (Small USB sound card) which I use to DJ. It has a broken USB socket. Native Instruments no longer sell these, so I wonder if the newer Komplete Audio 2 would work as a DJ Sound Card? (i.e. OUTPUT from Traktor Pro3 to a mixer). I have two older Komplete Audio 6’s which I know will do this.

Thanks

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  • lord-carlos
    lord-carlos Member Posts: 2,648 Expert
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    Nope. It only has 2 channels (Left and right)

    You need a soundcard with 4 channels (two stereo)

    Unless you want to DJ in mono with the DJ splitter cable.

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 1,300 Expert
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    It will work as an audio interface (because it's an audio interface!) but yes, you won't be able to cue using the same interface. What you could do though in theory is use the 2 as the master output and use your computer's onboard audio for the cue signal.

  • lord-carlos
    lord-carlos Member Posts: 2,648 Expert
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    Keep in mind using two interfaces requires 3rd party app on windows (Asio4all, VoiceMeeter). It's a bit simpler on mac os. (Called aggregated audio)

    But as there are two different interfaces, they might have different latency and thus cue and master can be slightly off to each other. Which makes it shite for beatmatching.

    But it can also work just fine :)

  • DerekPaul
    DerekPaul Member Posts: 9 Member
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    Thanks for the help everyone.

    I may not have explained what I was looking for correctly.

    I need to take a single stereo signal from my laptop via the USB (USB Out of laptop and Into Komplete Audio 2). Using the Komplete Audio 2 as a USB sound card. Then use the 1/4" output(s) to an amplifier. All other operations can be handled internally in Traktor Pro 3.

    ADDITIONAL QUESTION
    If the 1/4" outputs on the Komplete Audio 2 are stereo, could I assign one output to Main and the second to Monitor withing the Traktor Pro settings. This is how the old Traktor Audio 2 MK2 (Small USB sound card) worked

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 1,300 Expert
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    As previously explained, yes you can use it to output one stereo signal, but you won't be able to cue. It only has one stereo output.

  • DerekPaul
    DerekPaul Member Posts: 9 Member
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    That would work, the Traktor pro program will handle all the Cue/cross fade functions. I just need to output the Master signal via the USB to a sound card.

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