Native Instruments today launched a limited time offer for the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 – the all-in-one 4+1 channel DJ system. This new price of $599 / 599 € /¥ 59,800 is valid at the NI Online Shop and at participating retailers, and represents a substantial saving on the previous price of $899 / 799 € / ¥ 83,800*. This offer is valid from today until August 31 2013, or until stock lasts.
It is not quite the secret that Native Instruments stands at the top of the ‘digital dj’ing world’ with their Traktor DJ software. Especially here in Europe they have a firm grip on the market and are the most used DJ software available. However, Serato comes in a strong second and is growing as we speak. Many DJs love the no-nonesens approach of Serato and also the collaboration with Ableton with The Bridge brought a lot of attention to the brand. I have been able to work with this Kontrol F1 for some time now and will give you my findings about this controller. I’ll try to keep it short and concise. However this is more difficult said then done as the Kontrol F1 is such a comprehensive controller / software combination.
Native Instruments today launched a time-limited special offer for its acclaimed TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 DJ system. Throughout the month of July, all owners of a newly registered KONTROL S4 unit are eligible for a free “Scratch Upgrade Kit“, which allows users to mix and scratch with timecode control via directly connected turntables or CD decks.
Renowned live performer Dub FX unlocks the creative potential of the new Loop Recorder in the Traktor 2 DJ software. Using the live input on the Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ performance system, he records and overdubs his voice and uses the Sample Decks to arrange different loops while adding Traktor’s exclusive effects like the Beatmasher or Delay.
Playing with ‘gear’ is the average Gearjunkies ‘wet dream‘ (so to speak). As it happened we were able to get four top DJ Midi Controllers in the same room at the same time. As two of the Gearjunkies founders (Marc and Mark) have a strong DJ heritage we’d decided to throw a party to have some good ol’ DJ Fun! Plus at the same time, do a good comparison between the controllers that were available.
Today is the day! The day that our ‘beloved’ UPS guy rang the doorbell and delivered my long-awaited Traktor S4 KONTROL. Yes, my own, not a review unit that has to go back to the Native Instruments HQ. After opening the box and touching it, feeling it, my initial impressions were pretty much the same after I played with it a few weeks ago at a product showing. Great design with a solid built quality. Considering the other products from Native Instruments, that’s almost obligatory. Either way, on that front NI delivers, again.