Native Instruments Intros Traktor Kontrol S8 ‘Flagship’ DJ Controller

Traktor-Kontrol-S8A couple of weeks ago, Native Instruments offered a sneak preview of their “flagship, all-in-one” DJ controller, Traktor Kontrol S8.

Now Native Instruments has officially announced Traktor Kontrol S8 – a new $1,200 top-of-the-line DJ controller for Traktor Pro 2.

Key Features:

  • Full color displays
  • Touch-sensitive hardware controls
  • Enhanced track decks
  • 4-channel standalone mixer

Wondering what $1,200 gets you in a DJ controller? Check out the details below…..

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Pioneer To Sell DJ Equipment Business For More Than Half A Billion Dollars

pioneer-PLX-1000-turntableRTTNews reports that Japanese electronics maker Pioneer Corp. plans to sell its DJ equipment business to a U.S. private equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), for 59 billion yen (about $551 million).

Pioneer would then acquire a portion of the newly issued shares in PDJ Holdings Co., Ltd (PDJHD), which would be owned 85.05% by KKR and 14.95% by Pioneer. Continue reading

Native Instruments Releases Updated Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2

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.

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Native Instruments Intros New Traktor Kontrol X1 mk2

Native Instruments has introduced Traktor Kontrol X1 mk2, a new version of their popular decks and effects controller.

The updated Traktor Kontrol X1’s new features include:

  • touch-sensitive Browse and Loop encoders
  • 7-segment displays and LEDs for visual feedback, and
  • A multi-purpose touch strip for added tactile control.

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Traktor Kontrol Z1 Now Available


Native Instruments has announced the release of Traktor Kontrol Z1, which they call ‘the world’s smallest professional mixer and audio interface’, for both Traktor DJ for iPhone and iPad, and Traktor Pro 2.

When used with Traktor DJ, the Z1 adds headphone cue, dedicated faders, filter and effects controls, and 3-band EQ for each channel. The integrated audio interface boosts audio output to club-ready levels. Continue reading