Native Instruments today announced the release of Traktor Kontrol D2, their latest performance-oriented DJ deck.
The touch-sensitive controls on the compact Traktor Kontrol D2, and its full-color display provide “seamless” Traktor workflow, along with a host of features for multi-channel mixing with the upcoming Stems open audio format.
Traktor Kontrol D2 takes advantage of the touch-and-see Traktor workflow, and incorporates touch-sensitive hardware and a high-resolution display.
An upcoming Traktor Pro update (summer 2015) will make Traktor Kontrol D2 one of the first “Stems-ready” hardware controllers available. When used with the Stems-implemented version of Traktor Pro 2, the D2’s Performance faders, encoders, and pads will “instantly” correspond to a loaded Stem file’s different ‘stem’ parts for immediate performance.
Though one D2 alone can navigate through several Traktor decks, two USB ports found on the rear panel allow a second D2 to be daisy-chained to one computer USB port for a full two-unit setup.
Connections are further simplified with an included power supply splitter cable that allows two units to be powered using a single power supply unit. Other Traktor controllers can also be chained with Traktor Kontrol D2 for more specialized performance setups.
Pricing and Availability
Traktor Kontrol D2 is available now and will retail for $499 / 499€ at the Native Instruments Online Shop, and at retailers worldwide. More information and product specifications are available at the Native Instruments website.