Earlier this week we shared controller concepts that never got past the prototype phase, including the MAWZER modular mixer project from 2005. Spotted today in the DJTT mailbox is a similar concept that takes all of the elements that you would find on the Traktor Kontrol S4 + S2 controllers and breaks them into individual modular elements that plug into a base board.
The concept, named the Traktor Unik Kontrol, was designed by Pat Zempolich, a freshman design student at the University of Cincinnati. Pat imagines the controller in both Kontrol S4 and S2 sizes – with no individual part on the top of the unit locked to a certain position on the controller.
Want more cue points? Here’s a beatpad-oriented potential layout of the Kontrol S4, designed with a full grid of buttons for each deck. It’s the MPC DJ controller concept from Numark taken to the next level.
Unfortunately, this is just a concept (see all of the renderings here on Pat’s Behance portfolio) – the Unik Kontrol series is just a dream and unlikely to be a product that NI releases anytime soon. That being said, how would you lay out a Unik Kontrol? Would you buy one if they were on sale now? Discuss in the comments.
Read more: See our rendering of what the Kontrol S4 MK3 might look like.