Videos: Kontrol S4/S2 MK2 Techniques + Secrets with Traktor DJ
The new Kontrol S4/S2 MK2 controllers are in stores today (and yes, they’re in stock at the DJTT store) – and Native Instruments has released two videos showing off exactly how basic and advanced functions inside of the iOS Traktor DJ app are accessed using the new hardware.
The first video (above) is relatively basic, showing off just how to get started – browsing, navigation, loading, basic transport + EQing, pitchbending, effects, loops, cues, and flux mode. This video is clearly designed for the “new” Traktor DJ who hasn’t used the software or hardware before.
The second video (below) actually uncovers new functionality that even experienced Traktor DJ users likely haven’t seen before – mainly because the S4+S2 MK2 units allow more advanced use. Note how the loop slicer works – with variable degrees of a quantization based on zooming and loop movements. The limitations of just using the touchscreen previously made concurrent zooming while performing fairly difficult, and there wasn’t any ability to move loops that were already set. At the 2:00 mark, the video also shows off a new track move function that allows you to move to a new part of the track without scrubbing or using beat jump.
It seems like Traktor DJ is getting all the new features – will Native Instruments pull a Serato and consolidate their offerings? Sound off in the comments below: