Digital Mixology

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Audio Mixing & Production

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

LAB REVIEW

Since its initial release, the Traktor Kontrol S4 has quickly become the standard for high-end DJ controllers. Now in its second iteration, Native Instruments has kept the core functionality and upgraded the hardware and build quality (particularly in the most-used components: the jog wheels, crossfader, and cue buttons). Native Instruments has also added compatibility with its two more recent innovations (Traktor DJ app and Flux Mode).

The S4 emulates a super-deluxe traditional DJ setup: 4 channel mixer, 4 deck control, high quality jog wheels (like a CDJ), numerous control knobs, color-coded trigger buttons, and a perfected, intuitive design. In addition, the S4 has the strong advantage over its counterparts in that it was designed in harmony with Traktor Pro (included), for a superior integration of hardware and software (aka user-friendliness).

In addition to its impressive base features, the S4 delivers the high-end extras including dual effects units, a loop recorder (which can be used as a 5th channel), and a high quality 24/96khz audio interface with the same quality and design as their award-winning sound cards. The interface also allows you to easily integrate external turntables, MIDI instruments, microphones, etc. into your set. Lastly, Native Instruments did not skimp on the important sound hardware details such as high-end AD/DA converters (audio to digital conversion), hi-gain balanced 1/4″ TRS outputs (better sound quality than RCAs) and an ultra-wide frequency response (your high-low output).

AME Studios highly recommends the Native Instruments Traktor S4 MK2 for all levels of DJing, all genres of music.


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TECH SPECS

  • Built-in high-end 24-bit/96kHz low-latency audio interface with Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters and MIDI I/O
  • 2 analog RCA inputs with phono and mic preamps for hooking up turntables, CD players or external audio gear; RCA mic in, balanced 1/4″ TRS and unbalanced RCA master out
  • Supported file formats: MP3, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, non-DRM WMA (Windows), non-DRM AAC
  • 19.7″ x 13.3″ x 2.8″ / 50 x 33.8 x 7.2 cm
  • 7.5 lbs / 3.4 kg

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