Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Native Instruments today announced Traktor Kontrol S2, a DJ performance system based on a compact version of the Kontrol S4 hardware.
The Kontrol S2 provides a "2+1" setup with sample decks as well as mixing and effect features, based on the included Traktor Pro 2 software.
To offer DJs a more portable alternative to the 4-deck Traktor Kontrol S4 system, the Kontrol S2 is centered around a new controller hardware. It provides the same jog wheels, combined with ergonomic controls for cueing, looping and effects. The integrated 24bit/96 kHz sound card with its dual stereo outputs is based on the technology of the Traktor audio interface range.
The two full-featured playback decks of the Traktor Kontrol S2 are complemented by the Sample Decks of the latest Traktor Pro 2 software, which can add up to eight simultaneous one-shot samples or beat-synced loops to the mix. This equips the Kontrol S2 system with a third channel designed to open up a range of additional performance techniques beyond the typical two-deck paradigm in its product category, according to Native Instruments.
Traktor Kontrol 2 benefits from the same bi-directional software-hardware integration as the Kontrol S4, featuring plug&play configuration, dynamically backlit control elements and the NHL protocol.
A video of DJ Ean Golden creating a live dubstep remix of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" with the Kontrol S2 is available here:
Pricing & Availability:
Traktor Kontrol S2 will be available in October for a suggested retail price of $669 / 599 EUR.
Additional information on Traktor Kontrol S2 is available at www.native-instruments.com/s2.
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