In the three years since the original Kontrol S4 dropped, Native Instruments added Remix Decks, Flux Mode, and the Traktor DJ app to the Traktor lexicon. The Kontrol S4 MK2 and S2 MK2 refresh the series to keep up with the software’s progression. Is all that growth worth a shrinkage to your bank account? Judge these beautiful new controllers for yourself.
The Native Instruments Maschine software and hardware is very much at home in a production workflow, but bringing the audio output into Traktor isn’t especially intuitive, especially if you’re limited by the number of computers you can use or don’t have MIDI ports on your controller or soundcard. Today we’re looking how to route and sync Maschine with Traktor […]
Last week Mad Zach showed off how to build remix routines in Maschine, but with our Traktor users in mind, he made this new tutorial for a different style of remixing. Watch and learn how to use the Loop Recorder as the main tool to build quick and powerful Remix Deck Sets. Check out the […]
We couldn’t help but share this photo that DJTT friend Joe Andolina posted on our Facebook wall featuring a Kontrol S2 rocking our Chroma Caps. Burning Man will do crazy things to your DJ equipment – but Joe reports that it seems to be working fine after just a bit of cleaning!
Preparing tracks to DJ with is one of the most time-consuming processes for DJs downloading new tracks everyday. Since there isn’t yet a mobile app to take care of this process on-the-go, Ean’s come up with an awesome mapping for Traktor Kontrol S2 and Traktor Kontrol S4 owners that brings an intelligent workflow to your […]
It’s been a long time coming, but Serato controllerists may finally have a suitable answer to NI’s Kontrol S4. The Reloop Terminal Mix 4 all-in-one 4-deck controller complements Serato digital DJs quite well, incorporating important turntablist features. Traktor-using fans of this well-built controller can also rejoice in a couple of Traktor Pro mappings for either […]
While it's not the game-changer the Kontrol S4 was, the 2-channel Kontrol S2 delivers a formidable all-in-one Traktor Pro 2 package for budding digital DJs, as well as experienced controllerists. On one hand, it's tempting to call the S2 the S4 Lite, and on the other hand, that's not such a bad thing to be. Let's check out this little brother and decide if it deserves a pat on the back or a vicious noogie.
So, it’s that time of the year again, when DJ equipment manufacturers the world over head to ‘Brum’ to showcase the new toys we’ll all be dribbling over this christmas and pleading with Santa to bring us. Brad Cousins gives us his lowdown.