Many digital DJs and live electronic musicians today feel about as comfortable operating a turntable-style jog wheel as we would performing open-heart surgery. For us, Native Instruments came up with the Traktor Kontrol S8, a tactile control surface built around the parts of a traditional DJ controller we actually use. In place of the large aluminum platter that typically takes up about 40% of each deck section, the S8 offers you a pair of large color displays with dedicated controls that mirror Traktor's Remix Deck layout, but they're also perfect for regular track playback as well. Beyond that, the Traktor Kontrol S8 gives you full 4-deck control, killer performance pads, and a whole lot more.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 Features:
Powerful and comprehensive control surface designed around Traktor Pro 2's Remix Decks
Hands-on controls cover all aspects of Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2 DJ software (included)
Full-color displays and dedicated controls provide access to Remix Decks with detailed visual feedback
16 playable tri-color backlit pads let you trigger samples and cues, set loop points, and more