14 Oct Traktor Kontrol S8 By Native Instruments
Similar to computers and social media, Electronic Dance Music is riding the wave of digital innovations. Artists and engineers are always looking for the next best thing to create the ultimate sound and Native Instruments technology is at the helm of DJ hardware and software. The latest hardware to come from the line is Traktor’s newest controller, the Kontrol S8.
Traktor brings in new hardware and software products for DJs great and small, making the creative flow of music easier and more interactive for the artist. The Kontrol S8 is a 4-channel stand-alone mixer, professional audio interface and enhanced Stems* -ready decks for ultimate control over the included Traktor Scratch Pro software. Plug-and-play control of Traktor Scratch Pro 2 means there’s no mapping or control assignments necessary. The 4-channel mixer section features innovative wear-resistant faders with under the hood, inversed carbon strips, that prevent nightclub wear from debris and drastically prolong fader life. As the perfect fusion of hardware and software, the Kontrol S8 allows one to access transport controls, cue points, trigger loops and control Remix and Stem Decks directly on the unit.
The S8 also offers the most comprehensive connectivity on a Traktor controller yet. Four analog inputs with phono and mic preamps allow the user to connect turntables, CDJ’s or other gear. Both XLR and RCA master outputs and ¼ inch booth outputs will connect the Kontrol S8 to any sound system imaginable. It also has a 24-bit/ 48HZ of built-in, pristine audio boosts output to levels designed for the most demanding situations. MIDI In and Out allows the user to sync Traktor with synthesizers, drum computers, MASCHINE, or other external effects.
To read the full review of Trakor Kontrol S8 and to get even more exclusive content, then check out the magazine now. This article can be found in Issue 14 of EDM World Magazine! Download the app for free. Apple users click for access on your iPhone or iPad. Android users click for access here.