Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1

Traktor Kontrol X1, MIDI Control Surface for DJ from Native Instruments in the Traktor series.

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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 21 reviews )
 18 reviews86 %
 2 reviews10 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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  • 05/04/10Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 Review

    Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 Review - Native Takes Kontrol

    Native Instruments has been announcing the launch of Traktor Kontrol X1 for several months now and it was even possible to pre-order it on the NI website, if you wanted to be one of the lucky first owners. Was the waiting worth it? Does the Kontrol X1 fulfill our expectations? We'll see... but let's unpack it first!

Users reviews
JimboSpins02/26/2013

JimboSpins's review"Works with any software as a controller"

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 is a hardware controller that is to be used with Traktor but it can also be used with pretty much any DJ software. A have only used it with two different applications but I prefer to just use it with Traktor. This unit is very small and light, it doesn’t take up much desktop space nor can it be racked. There are no built in effects and it cannot be used as a stand alone mixer. It is simply a controller. It comes with Traktor LE, so you can easily manage and work with all digital music. It is easy to use and set up. I had it up and running within just a few minutes of opening the box. It has never caused any issues when using it with Traktor either. Traktor is not my favorite software to use but it is one of the easiest to work with in my opinion.
There are back lit LED buttons and encoders on this unit. There are a total of 8 knobs and 8 buttons that will allow you to control up to 3 different effects per deck. I mainly use this unit as a MIDI controller to control many functions in Traktor and FL Studio when I am using it live. Being that this unit is so inexpensive I had no problem purchasing it alone with other units that are similar. I do not use it to work with live as much but I do a lot of work on it at home. When I purchased the Traktor Kontrol X1 it came with Kore Player 2 which is already free anyways and can be downloaded online. It is like a VST plug in that has sounds and presets in it.
The X1 by Traktor is not the best controller that native Instruments makes but it is very affordable and worth the money spent. It is well made, and all of the buttons and knobs are built well for this price.
Wobble Kurtz10/08/2013

Wobble Kurtz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Indispensable!"

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
For nearly three years.
The most direct route its implementation, configuration, ease of use.
There are no less!
The value for money is good and yes with the experience I remake this choice without hesitation.
tews07/28/2013

tews's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Honey!"

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
How long have you use it?
Few months and I can not do without

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Goodies:
This is a very good complement to traktor scratch and turntables. We quickly took his bearings and buttons fall quickly under the fingers.
The unit is robust
You plug it works!
It is compatible with other app like live by example and each button is assignable manually

Cons: honestly it is very hard to find ...
For as we say that the fact that it is close enough can interfere when placed between the table and a plate, which is quickly forgotten with a small extension (home or storage box)

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
So I started with the Behringer BCD2000 (no comment ...), then a Hercules I do not know what (a toy). I have forsaken the controllers and dedicated myself to traktor scratch.
Then a friend bought the S4 and tickled my neurons. I took the plunge and I do not regret the contrary.
How would you rate the quality / price?
Very good

With experience, you do again this choice?
Yes biensur try it love it! It is never at fault
Thé-aux-Rems07/12/2013

Thé-aux-Rems's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A Must Have!"

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
I already used it at a friend before he bought. It was pure advantage of being compact and efficient, taking only black spot is a bit lousy. I test the range of Reloop Contour I also like a lot but not worth the integration of the Traktor X1. The ratio Q / P is still a great product for him this bill, plus it's delivered with a license for Traktor.
Cantalien06/07/2013

Cantalien's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" To buy:"

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
How long have you use it?

Since Christmas 2012


Have you tried many other models before buying it?

I used the Hercules RMX

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

Plus: Easy integration into a setup, quality buttons.

The least: Its thickness must buy Tray or support for it is at the height of the mixer.


How would you rate the quality / price?

At first a little expensive, but once you use it, you understand why.

With experience, you do again this choice?

Of course I do!


I wanted to integrate a controller to my turntables and my mixer without having cables everywhere exceeded (see the pictures on my page).
The touch is really nice, really govern keys. It is easy to set up with all the software mix that accept Midi.
reddevil7501711/30/2012

reddevil75017's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" ca rox pony"

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
I use it for 4 months


before I had a config traktor S4 ac 2 MK2 turntable I have I was not satisfied with the mixer part of S4 so I resumed my nuo 3 ac 1 x1 and my 2 MK2 and for me it is the ideal config the top if I want to take pleasure in mixing the old has no worries thanks to timecod but when I move my X1 I took my 3 nuo my sound card and my pc is not bulky are the huge opportunity that is very effective'' s plug and play with traktor is a parameterizable wish is that brief pleasure this little controller value for money is unbeatable fun with the experience I remake this choice
Dagown11/14/2012

Dagown's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent!"

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
How long have you been using?
I used 1 year.

What is so special that you like most and least?
Most:
- The price (219 € with the bag provided and Traktor Pro 2!).
- The opportunities it offers in such a small size.
- Simplicity.

Cons:
- The USB connection on the back seems to not hold too well, but nothing too bad.

Did you try many other models before buying it?
No, it was the first such model that I bought.

How do you rate the quality / price?
The value for money is unbeatable!

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Without a doubt it is a little killer!
DJAntho-Logyc09/30/2012

DJAntho-Logyc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Superb controller worthy of wearing the brand Native Instruments!"

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
I use it for 2 years
No-it is the only controller I had 2 copies

Pros: super sturdy, easy to handle, the pad is sensitive and spaced just right to not be up the pole keys, adjustable backlight handy

Value for money, unbeatable aluminum finish neat and compatible with all software configurable mix and especially

This choice, I believe that this is the best I've done so far, the knobs do not play, what about better, more with the cover Native Instruments go with it is just a good height (this is good in Native)
frifrih08/29/2012

frifrih's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Effective"

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
How long have you been using?

It's been a year that I use it.

What is so special that you like most and least?

what I like most is the buttons, layout is very well thought out. But the mapping for traktor serato scratch live and.
I do not like connecting the USB cable which is a bit cheap.

Did you try many other models before buying it?

not

How do you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice?
The value for money is very good especially as I had a license with Traktor Pro 2 (promo Native Instruments).
I gladly do it again this choice! I buy in order to control the effect of SSL that I considered buying. The promo made me decide and I am not disappointed.
DJ Willusion07/30/2012

DJ Willusion's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good controller"

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
I use it for 6 months.

I tried just everything that is done by DJ controller. (Salons is great for that. ^ ^)

The controller is solid and well built, the knobs are neither too hard nor too soft and the buttons are just magical (very responsive and pleasant to the touch).

I am very happy with my purchase. price / quality ratio on top!