Native Instruments has just released updated versions of their DJ systems: the 4+1 channel Traktor Kontrol S4 and the 2+1-channel Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ system. The S4 and S2 are now also Traktor DJ-compatible.
The Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 combine a DJ mixing interface, built-in 24-bit/96 kHz soundcard, and an “intuitive” interface engineered for control of Native Instruments’ Traktor software. Both all-in-one DJ systems now offer added control over the latest Traktor Pro 2 features. Furthermore, the S4 and S2 are both now plug-and-play with Traktor DJ, the company’s DJ app for iPad and iPhone.
Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 Features:
The “sharply redesigned” Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 now feature color-coded RGB buttons that trigger and identify loops, cue points, and samples for better visual feedback. High resolution jog-wheels have also been upgraded, and now feature aircraft-grade aluminum plates “for increased durability and performance.”
The advanced Flux Mode feature is now instantly accessible on the S4 and S2 via dedicated buttons on each deck. Traktor Pro 2’s Remix Deck controls can now be accessed directly from the units, too. In addition, Traktor Kontrol S4 introduces a new separate booth output on the main out section of the rear panel which can be switched between Main or Booth, allowing for separate booth output volume.
For iOS-based DJ setups: The Kontrol S4 and S2 are now plug-and-play with Traktor DJ. Both the S4 and the S2 deliver physical control for every Traktor DJ function, including cue points and Freeze Mode. The compact size, robust build, and innate Traktor DJ integration make Traktor Kontrol S2 an especially ideal choice for iOS-based DJ setups.
Both Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 include a full version of Traktor Pro 2 with Remix Decks software.
Pricing and Availability. Traktor Kontrol S4 is now available at retailers worldwide and at the NI Online Shop for a suggested retail price of $799 / 799 Euro / 83,800 Yen. Traktor Kontrol S2 is also already available at retailers worldwide and via the NI Online Shop at $499 / 499 Euro / 52,800 Yen.