iPad DJing Goes Pro With NI Traktor Kontrol Z1


Native Instruments is now offering a ‘pro’ solution for iPad DJs, Traktor Kontrol Z1 – a new controller and audio interface intended for both Traktor DJ for iPhone or iPad and Traktor Pro 2. They call it ‘the world’s smallest professional mixer and audio interface”.

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.

According to NI, Traktor Kontrol Z1 is also the smallest professional mixer for Traktor Pro 2. It can be combined with Traktor Kontrol X1 and F1 controllers, to create a setup with full control of Traktor’s Remix Decks and transport functionality.

Traktor Kontrol Z1 connects to iPad, iPad mini, iPhone or iPod touch with an included 30-pin connector. Using the Z1 with iPad 4th generation, iPad mini, iPhone 5 or iPod touch 5th generation requires an Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter.

Traktor Kontrol Z1 is priced at US $199/199 EUR. See the NI site for details.

If you’ve used Traktor Kontrol Z1, let us know what you think of it!

10 thoughts on “iPad DJing Goes Pro With NI Traktor Kontrol Z1

  1. You would think that folks would have got past that by now…

    Lemur, Auria + plugins, Sunvox, Turnado, Animoog, etc… Nave due to drop any day, Galileo just released, not to mention all the other stuff… and with iOS 7 interapp audio were looking at things getting even better!

    This looks nice, but not what I do so… Shrugs! 🙂

  2. really shit , my grandfather dj… my grandmother dj… my dog is dj … this is a fucking shitt!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Not a big fan of grindin on tablets, let alone an iphone, but that Mixer looks pretty decent. (As bare as it is)

    This could be fun just to screw around with.

  4. I have been waiting for NI to come out with a mixer in this form factor and price range. Never used Traktor DJ on iPad but looks like it would be a fun super compact portable setup. Would love to use this with a Win 8 tablet.

  5. ill wait for some reviews and then buy it if its as good as it looks.

    Traktor Dj is a great piece of software. there is no reason why someone wouldnt dj with it, espeically combined with this mixer.

    its about the tunes that the dj plays and the way he mixes them. doesnt matter where its vinyl, cds or trakor. its about the music

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