Native Instruments announces Traktor Kontrol S8 all-in-one DJ system

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Native Instruments has officially announced Traktor Kontrol S8, a new all-in-one DJ controller designed for state-of-the-art Traktor Pro 2 control.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8

Offering DJs an entirely new performance dynamic, TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is a breakthrough innovation built on the desire to bring the sole focus of digital DJs back towards the crowd and away from the laptop – accomplishing this through new and inspiring technology.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s full color displays and touch-sensitive hardware controls uniquely fuse with enhanced track decks, a 4-channel standalone mixer, and the flagship TRAKTOR software – creating a fluid, multisensory DJ experience. Available online and at retailers worldwide on October 30, 2014, the advanced DJ controller signals a milestone in Native Instruments’ vision of the future of DJing.

Traktor Kontrol S8 will be available for $1,199 USD / 1,199 EUR on October 30th, 2014. Preorder is also available.

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Native Instruments intros Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ controller

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Native Instruments has announced Traktor Kontrol S8, its new flagship all-in-one DJ controller.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8

Shot on location in Ibiza, a new video features high profile artists offering their first impressions of TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 and serves as an enticing preview of the cutting-edge DJ controller.

Since the advent of digital audio, new technology has been a driving force in stimulating creativity in DJs and has challenged the limitations of previous mediums – transforming the art of DJing at an accelerated pace. Driven by this very spirit of creativity through innovation since first released in 2001, TRAKTOR again introduces inspiring new technology designed for the next generation of DJing.

TRAKTOR DJing software and hardware have successfully merged elements of live improvisation and DJ performance – redefining what it means to DJ. Empowering DJs to create their own signature style is what consistently fuels the TRAKTOR vision of digital DJing – and is the foundation of TRAKTOR KONTROL S8.

Availability and pricing TBA.

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Native Instruments updates Traktor DJ to v1.5

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Native Instruments has released version 1.5 of Traktor DJ, a DJ mixing app for iOS.

Native Instrument Traktor DJ

Create mixes in seconds with TRAKTOR DJ for iOS. Touch and manipulate music as waveforms on your iOS device using hand gestures you already know. This isn’t just an app – this is as close to the music as it gets.

Changes in Traktor DJ v1.5.1

  • New SuperSlicer feature available for in-app purchase.
  • History Playlists remember what you play so you don’t have to.
  • Beat Grid improvements with pinch-to-zoom and magnetic snapping.
  • Some bugfixes for the browser.
  • Enhanced performance on latest generation devices.

Traktor DJ is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

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Native Instruments launches READY.SET.PRO. limited-time TRAKTOR special

Native Instruments Ready.Set.Pro.

Native Instruments has launched READY.SET.PRO., a limited-time offer on the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 decks and effects controller and TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 – the compact DJ mixing interface.

Until August 31, 2014, a full version of the flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2 software comes free with purchase of either controller.

Praised for its portability and ease of use, TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 enhances any TRAKTOR setup with seamless, intuitive control. DJs get plug-and-play physical control over two track decks and two TRAKTOR FX units. The integrated multi-purpose touch strip offers inspiring tactile control over looping and FX via finger swiping, as well as convenient access to track nudge and needle drops. Adding to TRAKTOR KONTROL X1’s playback and effects control, capacitive touch sensitive encoders provide instant visual feedback on TRAKTOR PRO 2’s features.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 is the portable all-in-one DJ mixing interface designed for spontaneous DJing with TRAKTOR software. As a 2-channel mixing controller and 24-bit soundcard, the Z1 offers dedicated faders, filter and effects controls, and a 3-band EQ for each channel. All of these hardware features automatically map to TRAKTOR PRO 2 or TRAKTOR DJ software, giving DJs instant hands-on control over their mobile DJ setups.

When used together, each controller provides physical control of essential mixing features not accessible in the other – complementing each other and offering a portable, comprehensive, and modular TRAKTOR PRO 2 setup. The DJ software chosen by countless professionals worldwide, TRAKTOR PRO 2 offers DJs up to four virtual decks, intuitive looping and cueing functionality, and a wide range of over 30 effects. Integrated Remix Decks technology allows instant looping and sampling for on-the-fly remixes.

TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 and TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 are available for $199 USD/199 EUR/£169 GBP.

The offer is valid until August 31st, 2014, at the NI Online Shop and participating retailers, while stocks last. The free Traktor Pro 2 license included during this offer is not eligible for resale.

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Native Instruments launches THE FUTURE OF DJING video series

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Native Instruments has announced THE FUTURE OF DJING, a new video series featuring acclaimed international artists and how new technologies found on TRAKTOR products inspires creativity. Throughout the summer of 2014, THE FUTURE OF DJING series will highlight the artist, and how technological innovation plays a role in their performance.

The first video features house icon Marc Kinchen aka MK, who’s musical career has given rise to some of dance music’s most iconic tunes. In this video, Marc talks about how technology has always inspired his DJing and fuels his concept of the ideal live DJ performance – creating a track from start to finish live while DJing. MK also shares his vision where a future generation of talented DJ/producers will be setting the new standards of DJ culture without ever touching vinyl or playing an instrument.

Shot on location in Glasgow, Scotland on Record Store Day, the video shows Native Instruments spending the day around town with Marc as he talks about the evolution of the DJ/producer, makes an in-store appearance, and performs at the Lovelife Festival held at The Arches club. Marc is seen using the KONTROL X1’s multi-purpose touch strip to control effects, loop, and beat-jumping.

The FUTURE OF DJING video series aims to kick-start discussions with artists, labels, and the media about the future of DJing. As an added bonus, Native Instruments is giving away five of the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 controllers signed by Marc in the video. To win, people must leave a comment on the video’s Facebook post. Five winners will be selected at random.

To enter the X1 draw, comments can be left on this Facebook post.

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