How to Monitor Cue With Headphones in Traktor 3

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How to Monitor Cue With Headphones in Traktor 3
Use monitor cue to mix our songs in your headphones before playing them on the speakers. (DJ wave 220 image by Nathalie P from

Traktor is a digital DJ software suite created by Native Instruments. The software allows users to sync vinyl turntables to their computer and DJ live off the music on their computer's hard drive. Released in 2006, Traktor 3 added features like 4-channel mixer, built-in effects, deck caching and more. The monitor cue allows users to mix songs in their headphones before playing the track on actual speakers.

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Things you need

  • A multichannel sound card.

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  1. 1

    Open Traktor 3 and go to "Preferences," select "Audio Setup" and click "Output Routing."

  2. 2

    Locate the "Monitor" section and select "Channel 1" for the Left (mono) channel and then select "Channel 2" for the Right (mono) channel.

  3. 3

    Select "Channel 3" in the "Master" section for the Left channel and "Channel 4" for the Right channel.

  4. 4

    Load two songs in Traktor. Press play. You are now able to monitor cue with headphones.

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