Native Instruments ‘Flagship’ DJ Controller Traktor Kontrol S8 Now Available

Traktor-Kontrol-S8Native Instruments has announced that their “flagship, all-in-one” DJ controller, Traktor Kontrol S8. is now available.

Key Features:

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

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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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