NI Releases Traktor Kontrol S4 Hardware/Software DJ Solution

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Native Instruments announced Monday the release of Traktor Kontrol S4, an integrated hardware and software DJ solution aimed at pro DJs. The package includes a dual turntable control surface along with a dedicated version of Traktor Pro called Traktor Pro S4, as seen in the photo below.

The hardware control surface has several DJ-specific functions that all tie into Traktor Pro S4, including looping, cueing, effects control and track browsing. A feature called Loop Recording also allows DJs to sample a loop direct from their own live mix.

In the video below, the company offers a very detailed promotional demo of how the software works.

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Traktor Kontrol S4 is priced at US$999 and €899, and is available now.

Traktor Kontrol S4

Traktor Kontrol S4 package includes the hardware controller and Traktor Pro S4

Promo video for Traktor Kontrol S4

Comments

jay

wish they would make a controller like that with a jog well the size of a cdj 1000

David Gallant

@Jay
I feel the same way. I am too used to Serato and my CDJ’s to make a change.
Things I don’t like about this unit. Faders for pitch are useless on a unit that can sync bpm’s.
The job wheels are too small.
It does not have an onboard mouse trackpad.

Things I do like. This is perfectly mapped from hardware to software.
The BPM syncs across audio and sample.
It has knobs for everything that I would want to use them for like efx, song loading, and parameters.

Either way, I wont spend a dime on anything unless it directly interfaces with Rane Serato Scratch Live.

frodj

Traktor should come out with a kontrol s2 with 2 channel mixer and no sample player or loop recorder using traktor pro so that its more affordable and to target entry to mid-level dj’s…

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