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.
Reader Robert writes: “My question is about the SP-6 decks in Serato which I assume are the equivalent to Traktor’s Remix Decks. Traktor has a huge library of remix packs which can be bought to supplement the free stuff. I have checked out Serato’s website and I cant find any substantial material/packs.”
So Native Instruments is getting closer to launching its Traktor Kontrol S8, the new jogwheel-free flagship controller that adds screens to help break the reliance on the laptop screen. It wouldn’t take a genius to work out that at some point – either when the S8 drops, but probably shortly afterwards – Traktor 3 will be with us too.
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.