From Vinyl To The Kontrol S8: 25 Years On, Carl Cox Still Rocks!

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Native Instruments has just released a new promo video for the Traktor Kontrol S8, in which the company has (really wisely, we reckon) got an undisputed stalwart of the electronic music scene to use and endorse the product: Carl Cox.

DVS Wars! Native Drops Price of Traktor Z2 Mixer

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Native Instruments has dropped the price of its Traktor Kontrol Z2 DJ mixer, which now at just US$599 / €599 / £479 for the whole of December gives you both the mixer and audio interface you need to get you off the ground with Traktor’s DVS solution, Traktor Scratch Pro 2.

DJ Software Discounts For Thanksgiving Weekend

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Serato and Native Instruments have both weighed in with huge discount offers this weekend on their software, to celebrate Thanksgiving in the US (but you can grab the offers anywhere…). Currently you can grab Serato DJ and Serato Video at 30% off and Traktor at 50% off.

Mac Driver Update Urged For Some Older Traktor Hardware

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Native Instruments has today urged users of Mac OS 10.9 and 10.10 (Mavericks and Yosemite) who also use some of the company’s older hardware (namely the Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk1, Audio 2 DJ, Audio 4 DJ and Audio 8 DJ) to update their drivers

Review & Video: Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ Controller

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The versatile and innovative Traktor Kontrol S8 brings control over more of Traktor than ever, and perhaps most importantly makes some bold statements of intent as to where Native Instruments sees digital DJing going. But is it for you? Read our full length review and find out.

5 First Impressions Of The Traktor Kontrol S8

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We’ve got our Traktor Kontrol S8 here on the workbench and will be writing our review next week, but in the meantime here are five things, big and small, we’ve noticed about it that may not be apparent to you from looking at the photos. (And no we’ve not got past the “Vegas mode” flashing lights mode yet to actually use the thing. These are just first impressions…)

Traktor Kontrol S8 Next Generation DJ Controller Ships Oct 30

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Native Instruments officially announced today that its newest flagship controller, the Traktor Kontrol S8, ships from Oct 31. Straying from the norm, the Traktor Kontrol S8 does away with jogwheels and platters completely, dropping in a variety of controls in their place as well as two high-resolution, full colour displays.