Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4

MIDI Control Surface for DJ of the Traktor series

User Reviews: 4.739 Suggested retail price: $999 VAT
JimboSpins 12/07/2012

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 : JimboSpins's user review

"One of my favs"
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The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 is a complete DJ system from head to toe. You will be able to run a whole set with this set up no matter what your skill level is, it is great for beginners to learn with and understand how to use a controller with DJ software. If you are an “old school” DJ that uses vinyl then you will love this control interface. It has CDJ style plates that give you a very vinyl style feel when mixing. You will have everything you need right out of the box to mix your MP3’s with.
This system is very easy to set up, it is virtually a plug and play set up. You can install the software on your computer quickly without it taking up a lot of disk space. Then just plug in the Kontrol S4 controller and it will automatically sync with your software. You will not have to do anything special to get it to work. It is really easy; it does have a manual included that is easy to understand a follow.
The Kontrol 4 has very low latency allowing you to do everything live. I do recommend having a newer system though with a good amount of RAM so that it will run at a high performance.

The S4 comes with the USB cord which is all you need for it to connect to your computer and control your software. This was one of the first full DJ systems that I had and I loved every minute of using it. Though it is pretty expensive if you are a beginner, there are other similar systems that are made by other companies that are cheaper if you cannot afford to spend this much for a controller and software. I would not have had it any different though. I loved using the Kontrol S4 and it has taught me a lot about using a controller with DJ software.