NI Traktor Kontrol F1 Controller & Traktor PRO 2.5 Announced! (Video)

Our good friends over at Native Instruments are never ones to quit while they are ahead in the DJ software game. This is a great thing for DJ's all over the world because we get to reap the benefits of this new age of digital DJ competition and all the new digital hardware and software goodness it brings. Introducing the new Traktor Kontrol F1 Pad-Based DJ controller that was built to control the new Remix Decks included in the all new Traktor PRO 2.5 software update along with other new functions and features. Check out the full press release, info links, and Demo video inside.
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Our good friends over at Native Instruments are never ones to quit while they are ahead in the DJ software game. This is a great thing for DJ's all over the world because we get to reap the benefits of this new age of digital DJ competition and all the new digital hardware and software goodness it brings. Introducing the new Traktor Kontrol F1 Pad-Based DJ controller that was built to control the new Remix Decks included in the all new Traktor PRO 2.5 software update along with other new functions and features. The Traktor Kontrol F1 controller has 16 LED touch pads, a four volume fader mixing section, and dedicated filter knobs for DJ's who like to use workflows for launching clips, cues, samples, and loops on the fly. The new Traktor Pro 2.5 update has the new Remix Decks that gives users access to 64 slots that can be used for one-shot samples, loops, cue points, or even track decks. These 64 slots can be called upon in many different ways and the usage can range from simple to super-complex depending on your needs. This new solution starts to bridge the gap between the producer and the DJ in a nice and intuitive way.

You know we will be one of the first to review both the new software update and the new Traktor Kontrol F1 as soon as they are ready for release. The Traktor Kontrol F1 will go on sale on May 30th for $279 while the Traktor Pro 2.5 update will be FREE for current Traktor Pro 2, Traktor Scratch Pro 2, Traktor Kontrol S2 and Traktor Kontrol S4 users. More information in the links below. Check out the video by DJ Shiftee in the meantime.

Traktor Kontrol F1 Information

Traktor Pro 2.5 Informaiton

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Traktor Kontrol F1 Unboxing & First Impressions Video

The newest Native Instruments DJ controller is finally in the lab for a full out HD-video review. The Traktor Kontrol F1 is the new USB DJ controller that can perfectly control the new Traktor 2.5 Remix Decks that was recently introduced to the DJ world last month. With the F1, DJ's now have the power to control one-shot samples, loops, and cue points within Traktor like never before. There's a lot to cover and we'll have the review video done shortly. Check out the unboxing and first-impressions video after the jump.

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NI Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ Controller Announced

This morning I was greeted with a new surprising tweet from Native Instruments that is sure to have the whole DJ World buzzing! Introducing the new Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 Digital DJ Controller. Just like the Traktor Kontrol S4, this new S2 controller will have many of the same features while eliminating two of the channels/decks of control that some DJ's won't really need (Like Most Hip-Hop DJ's). The Kontrol S2 will be out in stores on October 4th, but check inside for a demo Video, pricing, and more information on this exciting new controller.

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Traktor Kontrol F1 Preorder!

This is a friendly reminder that the new Traktor F1 DJ controller and Traktor 2.5 update will be available on 5/30/2012. The new remix decks and all new functionality will be ready to set the DJ world ablaze. In order to ensure that you can get your F1 controller on the release date, you might want to jump in here and secure yourself a pre-order since this one seems to be seriously hot judging from the emails in my inbox. Our full HD-Video review will be released right around the time of the hardware and software, so stay tuned.

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Traktor Pro 2.5 & Kontrol F1 Release Date 5/30

Native Instruments has given us a solid release date for the new Traktor 2.5 software update and the new Traktor Kontrol F1 remix deck controller which will arrive on store shelves everywhere on May 30th, 2012. The Traktor 2.5 update will be given free to current Traktor Pro 2 and Traktor Duo 2 users which will be available at the Native Instruments website and there is a CRAZY price-drop for those who don't have it yet. Traktor 2.5 along with the Traktor Kontrol F1 will have features to control the new Remix Decks features that Traktor will now introduce. Check out the full press release inside for details.

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[Video] Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 & S4 MK2 Announced!

Native Instruments just slashed prices on the Traktor Kontrol S2 and S4 and continued the promotion "until supplies lasted". NI has finally finished off its inventory of S2 and S4 controllers to make way for the new Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 and the Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 Digital DJ controllers which were just announced today! 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.