Korg Intros Portable handytraxx play Turntable

In addition to all the new synths that Korg introduced at the 2024 NAMM Show, they introduced the handytraxx play, a turntable that they say combines portability with essential DJ features.

The design is a collaboration with the late Toshihide Nakama, former Vestax president, and builds on the design of the Vestax Handy Trax.

The late Toshihide Nakama

In addition to standard DJ turntable functions, the korg handytraxx play offers a variety of unique features:

  • Creative performance DJ filters
  • Built-in looper with variable playback speed function.
  • Cue function and monitoring let you play the looper while monitoring your record.
  • Pro-level smooth crossfader with reverse mode.
  • Detachable control panel
  • Replaceable crossfader, and MM cartridge mountable.
  • Compact and lightweight
  • AAA batteries or mobile battery (USB-C) powered
  • Speakers (3W) for on-the-go play

Pricing and availability are to be announced.

13 thoughts on “Korg Intros Portable handytraxx play Turntable

  1. I’m torn on this as I’m a big Vestax and Korg fan. The FX and full size headshell are a nice addition, but the crossfader location is odd as some folks favor scratching right-handed. There’s a lot of wasted space on the left side of the device. Perhaps Korg will use the removable panel and make a general mixer module so you can have 2 handraxxs with a mixer in the center and FX on the right side of the setup.

    1. I’m guessing something like this is for people who DON’T already own the industry standard top-of-the-line market dominant product in this class.

  2. A turntable with built in speakers, gimmicky performance features and AAA-battery operation? Personally, I would stay well clear of this

  3. pretty cool that the design is a collaboration with Toshihide Nakama from Vestax. the og handytrax was really important for diggers to be able to take a little record player to a record store and listen for samples, the addition of the fader serves the current portable scratching culture, nice, i’ll have my eye on this.

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