Review: NI Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3

Watch our latest review of the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 DJ Controller.
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The new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 is the latest entry-level controller for their new Traktor Pro 3 software.

The Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 is smartly priced, comes bundled with Traktor Pro 3, and has a compact footprint to fit into most DJ booths and tight spaces.

The S2 MK3 also has bigger jog wheels and better RBG backlit performance pads than the last version of this compact controller.

Below you will find our review and unboxing videos, as well as our review summary, with a full rundown on the new hardware from Native Instruments.


  • Great Price (only $320)
  • Comes bundled with the full Traktor Pro 3 Software
  • Large and responsive jog wheels
  • Simple mixer effects are easier to use for beginners


  • Build quality not as good as S2 MK2 version
  • No traditional effects Module Controls
  • Small pitch/tempo sliders



NI Traktor Kontrol S2 Out Now

The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 is now released to the public and available for sale worldwide! This is the two channel/two deck version of the super-popular Traktor Kontrol S4, with a lower price and a few less control buttons so beginner DJ's aren't turned away. The Traktor Kontrol S2 made with the same high quality faders, jog wheels, and controls as the S4. The S2 also comes with a full blown version of Traktor 2 to boot. The full video review will be coming shortly. Check out the full press release inside.


NI Traktor Kontrol S2 Price Drop!

Native Instruments is giving everyone a reason to rejoice! If you've been putting off purchasing a new all-in-one Traktor controller, then this is the time to act. The Traktor Kontrol S2 is now available for only $449 on the official NI website, but AMS actually has them for only $400 in our "Buy" links. That's a serious discount consisting of a full $200 price drop. That means you get the nice MIDI mappable, all-in-one controller with a full version of the powerful Traktor 2 Pro software. You need to act now because this deal will expire on March 31st 2012. Check inside to see our full video review and to purchase your new Traktor Kontrol S2 for the new low price.


Traktor Kontrol S2 Final Pricedrop

The Traktor Kontrol S2 Digital DJ controller is now near the end of it's product run as Native Instruments slashes the price before making space in their warehouses for the "future". Following the final pricedrop of the Traktor S4, the S2 is now also on sale for only $399. We reviewed the Traktor Kontrol S2 about two years ago and its still a VERY formidable controller for any DJ who needs a great compact controller for Traktor Pro.


NI Traktor Kontrol S2 & S4 April Pricedrop

Native Instruments is offering a $50 discount on the new Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 and the S4 MK2 from now until the end of the month (April 30th) or until supplies last. This brings the price of the new S2 down to $450 and the price of a new S4 down to only $700. The Interesting part about all of this to me is the fact that they mention the deal is good until "supplies last" which makes me speculate as to whether or not NI has a new controller coming soon.


[Video] Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 & S4 MK2 Unboxing & First Impressions

The new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 and S4 MK2 Digital DJ controllers were just released to the public last week and we've got review units in the lab for full out video and written reviews. The new controllers boast improvements to the original designs by adding multi-color hotcue/remix deck pads, hi-res aluminum metal plate jog wheels, FLUX mode buttons, and Traktor DJ iOS compatibility. The original S2 and S4 DJ controllers were the perfect 2-channel and 4-channel mixing consoles for the Traktor software. The Traktor software has seen lots of new updates since the release of the original S2 /S4 so it's only natural that NI releases new controller interfaces to access the new advanced features such as remix decks controls and FLUX mode. We'll have the full reviews completed shortly, but check out our unboxing & first impressions videos in the meantime to see what comes in the boxes.


Traktor Kontrol S3: Review

Watch our video review for the Traktor Kontrol S3.