PRICE DROP: Traktor Kontrol S2. Something new coming?

Native Instruments are up to their old tricks again. They’ve just announced a price drop on yet another of their products, this time the somewhat ageing but nonetheless capable Traktor Kontrol S2.

Native Instruments Launches Limited Time Offer on TRAKTOR KONTROL S2

Berlin, August 15, 2013 – Native Instruments today launched a limited-time special offer on TRAKTOR KONTROL S2, reducing the price of the compact all-in-one DJ controller system to $399 / 399 € / ¥ 39,800 throughout August 2013. This new price is valid at the NI Online Shop and at participating retailers, and represents a substantial saving on the previous price of $499 / 499 € / ¥ 52,800. The offer is valid from today until August 31 2013, or until stock lasts.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 is a versatile integrated DJ performance system that set a new standard in the 2-deck category. Offering DJs a more portable alternative to the professional 4-deck KONTROL S4 system, the KONTROL S2 provides a versatile ’2+1′ setup with two full-featured playback decks as well as comprehensive mixing features and effects with the same acclaimed sound quality. Integrated with the included full-featured TRAKTOR PRO 2 software, the 2+1 concept adds an additional third channel for Remix Decks which opens up a wide range of additional creative performance techniques beyond the typical two-deck paradigm in its product category. All essential functions, including looping, cueing, effects control, and track browsing have dedicated hardware controls, allowing DJs to focus on performance and not the computer screen.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 is available at leading retailers worldwide and at the NI Online Shop for $399 / 399 € / ¥ 39,800 until August 31 2013, or while stocks last. TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 is also currently available at a reduced price of $599 / 599 € / ¥ 59,800 until August 31 2013, or while stocks last.

Additional information on TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 is available at:
www.native-instruments.com/s2

Does it mean there’s a new one coming? Not necessarily, because while they have been known to do stock clearing price slashes to herald new versions, they’ve gouged the Kontrol S2 way back in February 2012. And almost right after unleashing the Kontrol Z2, they did a similar exercise right before the Z1 was announced. So slashing doesn’t always mean new versions are coming.

But something must be. Both the S4 and S2 are on offer, with a “while stocks last” tagged on the end. It’s coming up to BPM 2013 where they have traditionally (if such a word can be used yet) brought out something new. One thing is for sure — if you’re after a lump of NI branded controller, now is a great time to grab one.

  • Dj EdoFolli

    I want to upgrade my controller and I’m going to buy the s4, but I maybe it’s better to wait for the s4 mk2!!! What are the new features??

    • http://djworx.com/ Mark Settle

      Nobody knows for sure if there is a new S4. There are plenty of other letters to choose from.

      • Loudist

        X is over-used. They should go with one of the criminally under-appreciated letters. Like; ‘B’.

        • http://djworx.com/ Mark Settle

          I hate W. 3 syllables long and really awkward to put up against any letter except an A. It’s a heinous letter.

          • Clay Ford

            How about H? I never see that used.

          • David De Garie-Lamanque

            what about Q? he did always make spectacular tech for Bond…therefore it would be a highly logical choice

  • Scott Michael

    I hope the MK2 S2/S4 has more updated features than the X1 -> MK2 X1. It would be a real let down if the only new features they added were touch strips, color buttons and touch sensitive encoders to each deck. Would those features alone justify a aprox. $800-$1000 USD upgrade?

  • William Gardner

    Interesting indeed. I’m looking at upgrading to an S4 from as S2, so I can use vinyl and digital at once. With this price drop it would mean my S2 will be worth less on the second hand market :( First time a price drop hasn’t been a good thing for my situation :P
    Without looking at the DJ market too closely, a drop in the S2 and not in the S4 (right? correct me if I’m wrong there) suggests something that will replace/upgrade the S2 in particular. Im interested either way. I bought the S2 new just under 2 years ago, and I have had very little regrets. Its remarkably easy to transport for the power it delivers, its fun, and its reliable. Here’s hoping for an S2 with phono input capabilities so one could run DVS and vinyl through this little magic box. Add this feature NI, and you can just have my credit card.