Native Instruments has just announced on its website that the new Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 and Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk3 are available to pre-order.
The Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 is a four-channel DJ controller with motorised so-called “Haptic Drive” jogwheels, a pro audio interface, two screens, Mixer FX, and full external mixer capability.
The two-channel Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk3 scales back a little from the previous S2, offering a more beginner-friendly price point and feature set. Against the S4 it drops the motorised jogs, only has two channels, and doesn’t have standalone mixer capability or screens – but it retains one-touch looping and sampling and Mixer FX controls.
Interestingly, the Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk3 teases iPad use with a mysterious iOS socket on the back – although unlike the Mk2, the new model doesn’t work with the existing iOS Traktor DJ app. Is a new app coming, perhaps?
Both units come with a full version of Traktor Pro 3, which is otherwise priced at US$/€99 or US$/€49 upgrade. The Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 is US$/€899, and the Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk3 is US$/€299. The S4 and S2 can be pre-ordered now from the Native Instruments website.
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