updated 10:05 pm EDT, Mon September 30, 2013
Enhanced durability, output options for the refreshed hardware
Native Instruments today released new versions of both the 4+1 channel DJ system Traktor Kontrol S4 and its 2+1 channel counterpart, Traktor Kontrol S2. The S4 and S2 combine a premium DJ mixing interface, built-in 24 bit/96 kHz sound card, and an intuitive interface engineered for control of Traktor software. Both all-in-one DJ systems now offer an improved look and feel, with added control over the latest Traktor Pro 2 features.
The redesigned Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 now feature color-coded RGB buttons that trigger and identify loops, cue points, and samples for improved visual feedback. Also upgraded are the high resolution jog-wheels, which now feature aircraft-grade aluminum plates for increased durability and performance. The advanced Flux Mode feature is now instantly accessible on the S4 and S2 through dedicated buttons on each deck, and Traktor Pro 2's Remix Deck controls can now be accessed directly from the units. Traktor Kontrol S4 introduces a new separate booth output on the main out section of the rear panel which can be switched between Main or Booth, allowing for separate booth output volume.
Both Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 include a full version of the flagship Traktor Pro 2 with Remix Decks software. Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 are now available in stores worldwide with Traktor Kontrol S2 selling for $499, and Traktor Kontrol S4 retailing for $799.