Native Instruments today released its updated Traktor Kontrol X1, a new version of its decks and effects controller.
With the same size and design as the original controller, Traktor Kontrol X1’s new features include touch-sensitive Browse and Loop encoders, 7-segment displays and LEDs for visual feedback, and an innovative multipurpose touch strip for added tactile control. When combined with Traktor Pro, the X1 MK2 delivers plug-and-play physical control over 2 track decks and 2 freely assignable Traktor FX units, with or without the use of turntables or CDJs.
Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2 introduces a new button for dedicated Flux mode access, but perhaps the most significant new addition is a multipurpose touch strip that delivers physical command over track position, pitch bend, and effects. Actions such as nudging, needle dropping, track seeking or setting loop length are now possible through simple finger swiping for customizable tactile control over these parameters in Traktor Pro 2.
In addition, the new Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2 hardware now provides more dedicated control over Traktor Pro 2. Advanced Browse and Loop encoders respond to touch, providing direct access to different views and functions in Traktor Pro 2.
Pricing and Availability. The Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2 is available in stores worldwide and via the NI Online Shop for $229 / 199 Euro / 20,800 ¥. See the NI site for details.
All X1 customers receive a personal $50 / 50 € / ¥ 5000 e-voucher delivered by email upon registration of the X1 hardware.