[Video] Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 & Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 Comparison

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Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 Controller

The new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 and Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 Digital DJ controllers were just released to the public last week and we've already completed the reviews which shows why these units work excellent with the Traktor Pro 2 software and the Traktor DJ App. The Traktor Kontrol S2 and S4 have many similarities and differences so I've decided to create a quick comparison video to show potential buyers what they'll be missing or gaining by purchasing one or the other.



S2 MK2 & S4 MK4 Similarities


  • Both Bundled with Full Traktor Pro 2 Software

  • Same Aluminum Jog wheels

  • Same RGB and Plastic Buttons

  • Same Rubberized Knobs

  • Same Audio Quality

  • Same Build Quality


  • S2 MK2 & S4 MK4 Differences


  • S4 is 4+1 channels of simultaneous control, S2 is 2+1 channels

  • S4 has separate Gain and Filter controls, S2 combines features into a single knob

  • S4 has a Loop Length LED digital display that shows the current bar-length, S2 does not

  • S4 has four additional RGB buttons to control Cue points and Remix Slots simultaneously while the S2 layers the Hotcue and Remix slot controls

  • Booth Output Switch controls the RCA Output location on the S2, while the Switch controls the ¼-inch output location on the S4

  • S4 has Main output Level LED meters, S2 does not (Both have Line level meters)

  • S4 has two channelized inputs with internal Digital Vinyl System capable soundcard, S2 does not

  • S4 has MIDI In and Out and Footswitch connections for advanced MIDI capabilities, S2 does not

  • S4 has a Tempo reset button next to the FLUX button which switches the tempo back to zero, S2 does not

  • S4 has loop recorder controls onboard, S2 does not

  • S4 has FX Mode buttons to change the module type (single or multiple), S2 does not

  • S4 has Snap, Master, Quantize buttons in the middle, S2 does not

  • S2 has a Mic Engage (On/Off) button on the front and Mic volume control knob on the back while the S4 only has a Mic volume control knob on the front.

  • S2 can switch to MIDI mode by pressing both shift keys, while the S4 must go into the controller editor or preferences

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