Native Instruments has released a demo version of its Traktor DJ Studio 3 software for Mac and Windows systems.

Like the ever-popular Ableton, Traktor is DJ-mixing software offering a host of powerful mixing effects, including pitch-shifting, beat-matching, performance effects, and other features.

The software was announced in September 2004. New features include: four playback decks, a suite of performance effects, an analogue-modeled mixer section, and a customisable user interface.

Creative sound tools include: filter, beat masher, flanger, delay and reverb effects.

It costs 249 Euros. An update for Traktor 2 owners costs 79 Euros.