Team discussion — the Traktor Kontrol S8


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The Traktor Kontrol S8 moves from worst ever leak to official thing. And with the dots filled in with extensive PR, we at DJWORX can now offer a better take on what the boundary-pushing controller has to offer, and equally what it hints at too. Read on for five individual takes on this new lump of shiny nextlevelness.

The Traktor Kontrol S8 — full details


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Finally. After the leak came the tease, and naturally following that is the full and complete word from NI HQ about their vision of the future of DJing. The Traktor Kontrol S8 kicks jogs and pitch to the kerb, and instead focussed on loops, samples, and Remix Decks in one huge controller, that ironically is full Traktor Scratch compatible.

Traxus Control: The Ultimate Traktor Remote + Interview


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While the DJ industry keeps chucking great lumps of hardware to cater for the needs of software, the iPad continues to offer a highly configurable interface. The Traxus Traktor Remote offers extremely comprehensive control of Traktor’s effects. Jared Helfer takes a look, and catches up with the creators for a chat.

Traktor Kontrol S8: What We Know


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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?

TKFX Traktor FX control for iOS and Android


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Tablets are established within DJing, and their use is becoming more diverse too. While some use them for full-on DJing, their use as an accessory is growing all the time. TKFX runs on iOS and Android and is designed to give much greater control over Traktor’s effects.

Duck Sauce control vinyl = Quacktor Scratch


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Traktor time code special editions are scarce. But when they do turn up, they’re usually pretty special and done in conjunction with DJ A-listers. In this case, Duck Sauce’s new “Radio Stereo” single is coming on on orange vinyl via Thud Rumble. Only 1000 copies will be made so expect it to sell out quickly. Or Quackly. Sorry – it’s a puntastic story.

Do you get Remix Decks? Mad Zach does


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Was the DJ world ready for Remix Decks? Mad Zach certainly was. So does this new video mean that they’re playing a big part of Traktor’s future?

REVIEW: Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2 Interface


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NI has made its already tiny Traktor Audio 2 interface smaller, and at the same time iOS friendly. Mark Settle falls in love with this pocket rocket.

REVIEW: NI Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 DJ Controller


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NI’s Traktor Kontrol S4 gets a MK2 update to include Traktor’s latest goodies, and to work with Traktor DJ. Jared Helfer discusses the differences.

REVIEW: NI Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 DJ Controller


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NI’s first Traktor Kontrol S2 was a massive success. But the revised Kontrol S2 MK2 is an update rather than game changer. Jared Helfer takes a look.