Native Instruments’ latest Traktor Kontrol S5 controller is now on sale and available for purchase in-store as well as online through the NI Store. The Traktor Kontrol S5 is a four-channel controller that ships with Traktor Pro 2, and is compatible with Native Instruments’ Stems, a multi-channel audio file format.
We saw the Traktor Kontrol S5 firsthand at BPM 2015, and while it lacks individual Stems faders per deck, and omits standalone mixer capability, it is more portable and of course cheaper than its bigger brother, the Traktor Kontrol S8.
Native instruments has just put live a six-video set of demos and tuition on the Kontrol S5, which we link to below.
• The Traktor Kontrol S5 is available now for US$799. Check the Native Instruments website for more details.
Are you getting a Traktor Kontrol S5 for yourself, or is it something you’d rather pass on? Does this make you want to try DJing with Stems? Let us know below.