The new Traktor created controller-mixer is now in the DJbooth Lab for a full out HD-Video review. The new Traktor Kontrol Z2 2+2 controller/mixer has been available for about a month now, but they've been flying off the store shelves pretty quickly. Fortunately, my good friend's over at Native Instruments sent me a unit directly from Germany so our readers can see exactly what the Z2 is all about. The Full HD-Video and written reviews regarding the new hardware and the Traktor 2.6 Software update will be done within the next week or so. For now, check out our unboxing and first impressions video to see what the Z2 looks like straight out of the box.
[Video] Traktor Kontrol Z2 Details Released
While I was sick to the stomach for days on end last week, Native Instruments decided it would be the perfect time to release the details of the newly teased Traktor Mixer that everyone is dying to learn more about. Now that I'm (almost) back to form and playing catchup, I'll go over a few of the details with you on the brand new 2+2 Traktor Kontrol Z2 mixer, show you the new Ean Golden Demo video, and give you some additional links for more resources until we get our Review unit in the Lab for our notoriously detailed video reviews. Check it out after the jump.
[Video] Custom Styleflip.com Traktor Kontrol Z2
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.com. 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. Check out the video of my own Custom Traktor Kontrol Z2 courtesy of Styleflip.com after the jump.
[Video] DJ Craze & Traktor Kontrol Z2
The Traktor Kontrol Z2 is finally upon us and my review unit is steadily on its way to the lab for our full-out and extremely-detailed HD-Video review. The unboxing video will make it's way to you first, so stay tuned. In the meantime, Native Instruments finally decided to let DJ Craze put some of his turntablist wizardry to work on the new Traktor Kontrol Z2 and the results are excellent! Check out the video and press release after the jump to see what a true scratch artist can do on the Z2.
Traktor Kontrol Z2 'Happy Hour' Sale!
The Traktor Kontrol Z2 is currently my weapon of choice for my own DJ gigs and personal everyday mixing and scratching routines. The Z2 is a nicely built mixer with everything users need to get started with a full Traktor Digital Vinyl System including the timecode vinyl/CD's and the full Traktor Pro 2 software right in the box. Users only need to supply a compatible computer, CD decks or turntables, and music files to start spinning. NI has just announced a new Z2 'Happy Hour' Sale which drops the price to only $599 from now until June 30th. Check out my review and press release after the jump.
[Video] NI Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2 Unboxing & First Impressions
The new Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2 has now shipped from Native Instruments to our very own DJbooth.net lab for the full written and video review treatment. The new Traktor X1 has most of the same functions as the original X1 but adds a new touch-strip section in the middle of the unit that can control effects parameters, nudging for beatmatching, and for jumping to a particular section in a song. The review is on the way, but watch the unboxing video to see the new X1 MK2 fresh out of the box.
[Video] DIY Innofader PNP + Traktor Kontrol Z2
For the past few years, there's been one DJ crossfader on the market that seems to rise above the competition. The Innofader is a durable and highly customizable fader that can be purchased and installed to upgrade your current crossfader or linefaders found on a DJ Mixer or DJ Controller. The Innofader can work with many different mixers or controllers and can be adjusted in many different ways so the DJ gets a seriously customized feel to suit his/her fader-needs. Users can adjust the tension, the cut-in distance, and the sharpness of the curve on the Innofader. The Innofader comes in many different models such as the Innobender and the Innofader PNP which work with various styles of DJ Mixers and Controllers. Audio Innovative was gracious enough to send me a new Innofader PNP to show the masses just how easy it is to install inside the all new Traktor Kontrol Z2. Check out the DIY video after the jump.
[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.