The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 Mixer has been out on the market for a few months now and everyone who loves Traktor loves using this mixer. The Traktor Kontrol Z2 has removable faceplates that can now be customized with the help of our friends over at
. Styleflip is now the first company to offer a custom skin for the Traktor Kontrol Z2 mixer to both protect it and to add some of your own unique style.
I'm pretty sure that eventually Native Instruments themselves will probably offer some type of interchangeable faceplates, but if you are as impatient as me, you can go with a set of durable Styleflip skins that will likely last through the life of the mixer itself...
I decided to customize the Z2 and the Stanton ST-150 turntables that go with the setup. I always wanted a pin-stripe look to my entire setup, but I wanted to go with Black/White mix with black being the main color. I also uploaded the DJbooth.net logo and asked the king folks at Styleflip to make it in Grey-scale so it would match the overall color scheme. After strategic placement of the DJbooth.net logo's, we decided to send it to print. The skin is just as durable as I expected and now my faceplate on the Z2 is protected and my fader digits won't fade off from scratching (which is a common complaint amongst Z2 users in the NI forums). The Stanton ST-150 Turntables are also protected and just look so much cooler than before...Best of all, they are custom and no one else has a setup that looks exactly like mine.
The Template builder can be found at the
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website where you can add your own artwork or customize your gear any way you see fit. If you aren't comfortable using the supplied template builder, then you can also use a photoshop template that can be sent to you at your request. They are always willing to work with you to make sure your designs come out just right, so be sure to email them to see if they can make your custom setup into a reality.
Application is a breeze. Simply clean the surface of any debris and apply the 3M adhesive backing to the unit making sure you don't stretch it or bend it... Just make sure you take your time to get it just right. There are other videos on youtube to show the process in more detail. Good Luck and happy modding!
Oh, and remember to check out my full HD-Video and written review of the Traktor Kontrol Z2 found