September 8th, 2012
News & Opinion
We have a winner! Thank you to everyone for taking part in our survey and draw.
A week or so ago we asked you to take part in a quick survey of your musical tastes, gear, DJing aspirations and so on. We wanted to know a bit more about you to help us to serve you better, and Native Instruments kindly donated $2000-worth of prizes for a draw.
Well, nearly 5,000 of you completed the survey, and today it is our pleasure to announce the winner of our top prize of a Traktor Kontrol S4 with a Traktor Kontrol F1 too.
January 14th, 2012
Our reader can't decide between a straight DJ controller like the Twitch, or going down the Ableton Live route with something like the Novation Launchpad or the Akai APC40 (both pictured above).
Reader DJ Mustachio Nuts (great name!) writes: “I’ve been a musician, mostly bass, all my life which has definitely helped me understand the core job of a DJ – getting people to shake their asses! – which is what I loved about being a bass player. I played in rock bands and always considered it my job to get people’s heads nodding, no matter how heavy the music, so DJing seemed perfect for me.
“I bought a Numark Mixtrack, but found that although my DJ skills matched the controller perfectly, my producer / musician ear had already felt like I’d outgrown it. I wanted easier access to samples, and one shots, I wanted to run an acappella track and mix and cut together multiple music tracks underneath below to make live mashups.
February 10th, 2011
Traktor Pro 2 lets non S4 users access the key features that were added when the Kontrol S4 was released last year.
Ever glanced jealously at the sample decks, loop recorder and cleaner interface of the Traktor Kontrol S4′s software and wished your version of Traktor Pro had the same features? Well today Native Instruments has made that possible, with the release of its next-generation Traktor Pro 2 software.
Replacing Traktor Pro, Traktor Pro 2 is just one new product in a host of announcements today from the German music and technology company, and aims to cement Traktor’s position as the number one DJ software choice among controllerists.
August 16th, 2010
Native Instruments's new Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ controller.
Native Instruments today announced the highly anticipated Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ system (US$899 / £754 / €869), a four-deck hardware/software combination that it calls “the future of professional DJing”.
The controller – which is similar in appearance to the X1 and in layout to controllers such as the Allen & Heath Xone:XD, the American Audio VMS4, and the new Denon DN-MC6000, offers tight integration with the new Traktor Pro S4 software across four decks. Have a look at the first of two official Native Instruments YouTube videos we have for you: