Today, Native Instruments has announced their new controller called the Traktor Kontrol S5. This new controller takes the familiar body, shape, and mixing portions from the popular Traktor Kontrol S4 and removes the jog wheels in favor of screens, touch sensitive controls, and larger pads to work the new Stems file format with ease. The Traktor Kontrol S5 has four channels and the powerful screens on each deck that will show the Stem View stacked waveforms so that DJ's can mix similar to the way they do on the S8 and D2. All of the original flight cases, covers, and bags for the S4 will also fit the S5 since they are using the same chassis and footprint. The S5 will be available for purchase on October 1st for $799. Check out the full intro video and press release below and stay tuned for the full review and unboxing as soon as we get our hands on one!
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol D2 Announced [Video]
Native Instruments has officially announced the arrival of their newest compact DJ controller for Traktor called the Traktor Kontrol D2. The Traktor Kontrol D2 is essentially the "deck" section of the recently reviewed Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ controller and it sports the same hi-res screen and heavy remix deck control with multicolored backlit pads and volume controls. The D2 and the S8 will also use these remix deck controls to manipulate the new Stems file format.