The Traktor Kontrol F1 is imminent. Some dealers report that they have stock but can’t release them just yet. So you’ll just have to wait a little longer before you can paw one for yourself. But I’m going to allow you to handle one vicariously through me. Yes, one turned up unannounced today, and I felt it was my civic and moral duty to unbox it just for you.

Now, if you’re expecting a full review, you may as well go away now. I got permission to do this much, but have yet to download and install the new Traktor software. All I can say is that I need to register this hardware to get a copy of Traktor Pro 2.5. so it’s clearly ready for action. But those LED pads – retina scorchingly bright. It’s beautiful to see in the dark.

I have this unit for photography, and the team will be getting theirs very soon indeed. I’ve broken off from something else to do this is a quick and nasty set, hence the lack of pictures and care. Expect full reviews to follow in double quick time from people considerably more versed in Traktor and MIDI than I am.


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