Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2

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Native Instruments haben mir grade ihr taufrisches Video zu ihrem heute vorgestellten neuen Controller S2 für ihre DJ-Software Traktor geschickt. Ich selber habe mir vor zwei Monaten (oder so) einen okayen Controller gekauft (Hercules DJ Console RMX) und bin mit dem einigermaßen zufrieden, allerdings musste ich mich erstmal in MIDI-Mapping einarbeiten und das Ding selbst belegen und habe dabei festgestellt: Mein Controller hat zu wenige Drehknöpfe, um die Effekte richtig zu steuern. Suboptimal. Und da das Ding da oben praktisch eine Mischung aus ihrem „großen“ S4-Controller ist (den ich mir bei 'nem Kumpel mal angesehen habe, der für mich aber zu groß wäre, ich hätte das gerne mobil) und der Minimallösung X1, bin ich jetzt ernsthaft am überlegen.

Das Ding erscheint im Oktober, die PM nach dem Klick, Disclosure: Ich bekomme hierfür garnichts und niemand hat mich aufgefordert, das hier zu posten.

Native Instruments Announces TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 DJ System

Berlin, August 25th, 2011 – Native Instruments today announced TRAKTOR KONTROL S2, a versatile integrated DJ performance system that was designed to set a new professional standard in the two-deck category. Based on a compact version of the market-leading KONTROL S4 hardware, the KONTROL S2 provides a "2+1" setup with sample decks as well as comprehensive mixing and effect features, all based on the included full-featured TRAKTOR PRO 2 software.

To offer DJs a more portable alternative to the professional 4-deck TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 system, the KONTROL S2 is centered around a new compact controller hardware. It provides the same patent-pending high-resolution 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 award-winning technology of the TRAKTOR audio interface range, and provides the same acclaimed sound quality with its supreme clarity and especially high output volume.

The two full-featured playback decks of the TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 are complemented by the versatile 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 effectively equips the KONTROL S2 system with a third channel that opens up a wide range of additional creative performance techniques beyond the typical two-deck paradigm in its product category.

TRAKTOR KONTROL 2 benefits from the same seamless bi-directional software-hardware integration as the KONTROL S4, featuring convenient plug&play configuration, dynamically backlit control elements and the high-resolution NHL protocol, for maximum efficiency both during the setup and the actual DJ performance.