What The Next Traktor Controller Will (Probably) Look Like

Crafted deep in the Photoshop department at DJ TechTools HQ this afternoon, we’ve decided to take the rampant speculation and subtext from yesterday’s Maschine Studio announcement to share our speculation on what the next Traktor controller (we’re speculatively naming it the Kontrol S4 MK3) will look like.

Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3: Welcome to the world of tomorrow!
Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3: Welcome to the world of tomorrow!
  • Maschine Studio Screens: Native Instruments clearly spent tons of development time in both software and hardware to make the screens on the Maschine Studio look great and work well with the software. We’re positive they’ll use this same technology in the Traktor family, so why not rock two high-res screens right on the controller that give you all the info you need?
  • Traktor DJ Interface: Traktor DJ already has a great workflow designed out for the small screen – why not use it on these screens?
  • Touch Strips Instead Of Jogs: Similarly to the Maschine Studio screens, NI spent time here to make a brand new technology – the touch strip – work with Traktor. They didn’t make it onto the Kontrol S4/S2 MK2 generation, but we’re willing to bet they might make an appearance in the next round.  

We’ll bet you can out-Photoshop us. Share your takes on what the next Traktor controller in the comments below, and vote for others that you like! 

Obviously this is all speculation (specifically, the speculation of Managing Editor @djspacecamp) – and is in no way reflective on any actual controller. 

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