Native Instruments has just its latest controller the Traktor Kontrol S5, ahead of this weekend’s BPM Show. Taking a cue from the flagship Traktor Kontrol S8, the Kontrol S5 is a four-channel controller that includes onboard screens, a built-in sound card, and Stems compatibility straight out the box. Unlike the Kontrol S8 and the modular Kontrol D2, however, the Traktor Kontrol S5 doesn’t have any Stems / Remix Deck faders in either deck, and you can’t hook up a pair of turntables or CDJs to it.
This looks to be the next generation successor to Native’s Traktor S4 series, although since it lacks any phono / line inputs (apart from a mic and Aux input), it more closely resembles the less expensive Traktor Kontrol S2.
We’re flying out to the BPM Show in a few hours, and we are thoroughly expecting the Kontrol S5 to make its worldwide debut there, so we’ll bring you first hand photos and impressions of it.
Check out the photo gallery and promo video below.
• The Traktor Kontrol S5 will be available from October 1 2015, and will retail for €799. Visit the Native Instruments website for more details.
What do you think about this new controller? Does it make you want to dive into Stems and DJing without jogwheels? We’d love to know what you think, leave a comment below.