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!
[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.