Controller Clinic #30: Kontrol S2 Or S4 As An Upgrade From Traktor DJ On iPad?

Phil Morse | Founder & Tutor
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Last updated 9 November, 2017

Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk 2
We think the Kontrol S2 Mk2 is a great little all-rounder for Traktor Pro 2 and for Traktor DJ.

Digital DJ Tips reader David writes: “I have been DJing for small gatherings using an iPad with just Traktor DJ and an amp! Things have been going really well as my confidence has grown. I am now at the stage where I need to upgrade to keep on developing. Having spent time at BPM testing the S2 and S4, I wondered whether one of these would be the next natural step? As always with these things, it’s in the back of my mind that I might be best to make a bigger jump or wait if more technology is around the corner…will there be an S5 imminently?! Should I stick or twist?”

Digital DJ Tips says:

Definitely go for it. Of course there’s always new gear to come, but you can use the S2 Mk2 or the S4 Mk2 with Traktor DJ and with “big” Traktor, and there’s a huge amount of extra stuff to learn and fun to have with here. Why wait? For me, I’d go for the S2 as you’re a Traktor DJ user, as they’re better suited to each other, unless you screamingly want four decks or extra inputs.

Be aware that neither the S2 or the S4 unlocks the Remix Decks particularly convincingly, even in these Mk2 editions, so if you wanted to start experimenting in that direction, you’d need to buy an F1 anyway, whichever you went for.

Have you made this upgrade, or are you tempted to? Which one would you go for? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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