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 recently launched a time-limited special offer for its acclaimed TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 DJ controller. Throughout the months of August and September, all owners of a newly registered KONTROL X1 will receive a free upgrade from the included TRAKTOR LE software to the full-featured TRAKTOR PRO 2 version, gaining access to four decks, sample decks and loop recorder, comprehensive loop and cue functions, a selection of over 30 effects and a host of additional performance features.
The dynamic duo behind drum & bass outfit Urban Assault and labels Heavy Artillery and 5 Star Recordings Faust & Shortee perform a scratch and controllerism routine to perfection, taking advantage of the Traktor Kontrol X1‘s intuitive control over track browsing, looping, cue points and effects in Serato Scratch Live.
Finally it arrived! The first official Traktor controller from Native Instruments themselves. This thing is a monster in a tight little box! Never have I used a midi/DJ controller that was so easy and quick to figure out.
TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 – the first official TRAKTOR controller for use with any DJ software. Whether you are a DVS timecode or software DJ, simply connect the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 to a computer running TRAKTOR (or other performance software) and gain instant control of your decks and effect parameters.
Traktor DJs like Craze, Klever, Kenny Larkin, Loco Dice, Martinez Brothers’ Stevie, Rafik and Treasure Fingers are early adopters of the Traktor Kontrol X1. In this video, they explain their decision to integrate the X1 into their setup.
Controllerism guru Ean Golden of DJ TechTools reveals advanced performance tricks for getting the most out of the Traktor Pro effects suite with the new Kontrol X1 controller. KONTROL X1 is the first official TRAKTOR controller for use with any DJ software. Whether you are a DVS timecode or software DJ, simply connect the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 to a computer running TRAKTOR (or other performance software) and gain instant control of your decks and effect parameters. Robust rotary knobs with a heavy-duty feel and backlit buttons provide precise visual and tactile status feedback- letting you delve deep inside TRAKTOR without having to touch your computer.
Native Instruments today announced TRAKTOR KONTROL X1, a highly functional performance controller that gives DJs immediate hands-on control over vital aspects of their performance. Designed by the team behind the groundbreaking TRAKTOR DJ platform, the compact KONTROL X1 offers an unprecedented level of integration with the latest TRAKTOR generation for maximum performance and ease-of-use, and can also efficiently control any MIDI-compatible DJ software on the market.