Traktor 2.10 adds support for the new Kontrol S5, but for many of us importantly reopens the audio interface back door closed in 2.9. Yay.
A good day for controllers it seems, and NI has officially taken the wraps from the Traktor Kontrol S5, a cut down Kontrol S8 for Stems toe-dippers.
First there was the not-so-vague tease from WMC, and now the full detail of the new Traktor Kontrol D2 is here, along with some more Stems detail too.
Only sort of announced yesterday, it seems that the new NI Traktor Kontrol D2 shares its name with an existing Kontrol D2 from DAP Audio. Awkward.
NI throws party with Dubfire and others and live streams it from WMC — not a surprise. But it might be worth keeping an eye out for other things…
We consider ourselves most fortunate to be able to play with DJ gear as a career. So when the opportunity arose for Dan Morse to take one of the hottest pieces of gear home for an extended play, he jumped at the chance to test his Traktor skills on more than just turntables and add-ons. This is a short story about his weekend with the Traktor Kontrol S8.
Need to know even more about the Kontrol S8 that isn’t already online? NI UK is touring the country’s retailers to give you the lowdown, starting today.
You asked and we answered. Well Native Instruments answered the handful of Kontrol S8 questions that came up that we couldn’t. You’re welcome.
Having previously established that the internet doesn’t allow for the stuffing cats back into bags, NI has to do what it can with what is left. So here’s a teaser video for the new Traktor Kontrol S8… to go with the high res images that ended up on Amazon last week. In a bold move, the S8 has no jog wheels and no tactile pitch control. Are we entering a brave new world shaped in NI’s vision?
DJing is a diverse scene, where making music is becoming an important part of being a popular DJ. So complimenting Traktor is Komplete, and Native Instruments has just announced the Komplete Kontrol S keyboards to harness Komplete’s vast and awesome power. Owain Wilson was on hand to demo the new keyboard controller at BPM 2014.