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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ Controller

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  • Highly intuitive 2.1 channel DJ performance system from the makers of Traktor
  • Plug and play with included Traktor PRO 2.5 software - start mixing immediately
  • Compact controller based on the S4 with ergonomic mixer section and 3 band EQ
  • 4 dedicated hot cue buttons for on the fly remixes, switchable to Sample Decks
  • High resolution jog wheels for precise track control
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 5 x 15 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B005K2RYA2
  • Item model number: 21320
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,433 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 30, 2011

Product Description

If two decks, a rockin' sampler, and a ton of awesome effects sound like your idea of a killer DJ rig, then welcome to the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2. Featuring the same ultra-tight hardware/software integration as its big brother, the Traktor Kontrol S2 gives you absolute hands-on control over the included TRAKTOR PRO 2 software. This system is down-right amazing. In addition to a pair of flexible decks, TRAKTOR PRO 2 features a powerful mixer engine, a collection of award-winning effects powered by amazing effects engines, and Native Instruments' 8-slot Sample Decks for instant sample and loop playback.


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It was easy to use and the traktor software is incredible.
Michael Pond
Overall I recomend this to anyone who love to play music, mix and perform.
Drew Bandurski
Now, to be honest, a year after buying the S2 I have upgraded to the S4.
Tiki

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Laurence E. Hall on February 25, 2012
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I've been DJ'ing for over 15 years and this is a new favorite. Out of the box you're ready to rock parties for hours. The second generation of traktor offers many improvements and the s2 is a perfect partner. I'll be honest in that I didn't read any instructions whatsoever as this was simply intuitive right out of the box. The jog wheels offer precision control while the high quality xfader glides back and forth. As a vinyl addict it's hard to notice a difference and while your records won't skip you still get a vinyl feel and total control over the pitch and tempo. Traktor allows more creative mixing as it takes alot of the beat match work away. The effects, EQ and filter within traktor are all quality. You've heard these effects over and over and not with the touch of a button you're golden.

I was a bit skeptical before purchase as I thought the s4 would be a better fit, but I'm more than satisfied. Besides a high quality sound you get a high quality experience. The hard part is figuring out what I am going to mix next!

At the time of this review I've had this thing for 3 days and have spent so much time on it that I'm once again hooked and ready to bring this bad boy out for my next gig. Native Instruments nailed it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DK on August 15, 2012
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Had a Numark Mixtrack Pro for a while but Virtual DJ is pretty crappy relative to Traktor. Plus Native Instruments has AMAZING customer service. The S2 is an impressive machine. It's very responsive and is perfect for Traktor. If you have the cash definitely get an S4 for the dedicated filter knobs, extra cue points, remix deck control and 4 deck control but the S2 is huge bang for your buck. It's reliable, easily customizable mapping wise and sturdy (the Mixtrack is mostly light plastic and feels a little cheap). In addition, unlike the S4, the S2 can run off the power from a USB cable so it's perfect for bedroom/home DJ's, casual parties or traveling. Great buy!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kevin R. Burger on March 4, 2012
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Unit comes with full software. No lite or limited use. Controls are excellent. Construction is not bad sturdy plastic. Good for beginer with room to grow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D.bed on May 27, 2012
I was looking to re-start my old DJ fascination in the 2010s with the latest craze, digital DJing. I headed to the local music shop and was checking out the low-end Hercules models when a salesman steered me towards getting the Traktor Kontrol S2, which was on sale for $400. Although it was a bit more expensive, I ended up pulling the trigger, and I have not regretted that move at all. Since I got the Kontrol S2, my DJing has the potential to pay dividends as I have already worked one gig and have potential future gigs on the horizon. It is truly amazing how much power there is in this little box; the Traktor program itself is high-end professional stuff, and it comes with the S2, which is already optimized for use with Traktor alone. Right out of the box, you can be making professional-sounding mashups and mixes within mere minutes, and once you get a little more advanced it is quite easy to program your very own home-brew mapping of the controls to make custom effects to drop over the tunes on the fly. Although this is technically Native Instruments's "entry-level" controller, it packs the power and sophistication of a much more advanced device; the effects alone that come with the program are on a par with those of professional-grade Pioneer mixers. For a beginner or even a seasoned professional, this is really as good as it gets.

Just be sure to get a good pair of headphones (for $200, Sennheiser HD-25s are probably the best bet) along with it; don't make the mistake that I did and get a cheaper pair ($100) only to be upset when all your audio sounds distorted and you can barely hear it in a club setting. Because the S2 is USB powered, that produces a weaker signal, but with a decent pair of headphones that cancel out background noise (e.g.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mac on March 15, 2012
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Decided to take advantage of the price offer, never DJ'd before but wanted to add a "Live" element to my music......I currently use alot of Native Instruments including Maschine and Komplete to produce mostly hiphop and dance/house/pop, ect.

My setup:

Macbook Pro 2GB
Logic 9 + VSTs
Maschine
Komplete 6
Apogee Duet
Yamaha 2.1 Monitors
S2 + Macbook Pro 8GB(use with Ableton)

Like most new equipment, this thing is a bit daunting at first but I got the hang of it after a half hour of playing around and I had never used a DJ controller or turntables or even DJ software before. You can map the S2 to your liking, which is cool because everyone has a preference. Traktor 2 is fairly simple, I've used most of the major DAWs (Protools, Logic, Reason, Ableton) so im familiar with music programs but Traktor is pretty much 1 dimentional considering its only one screen/window, so there isn't much of a learning curve.

I'm using the S2 for original mixes, don't plan on gigging with it anytime soon......I'm not a DJ but would like to become a better live performing producer.

I recommend the S2 if you are a beginner, I've only used it for 2 weeks so I don't have much criticism. The S4 isn't worth the extra $500 IMO considering you can pick up an X1 ($200) or the new F1 ($250) controller for extra sample decks/FXs or use the Maschine with the S2 like I do.

*******1 YEAR UPDATE*********
I sold the S2 about 2 months after I wrote the initial review. I found myself not using it because I didn't have the time to DJ, only produce music. If I got back into it I would probably buy the S2 again. MANY of these DJ controllers on the market are sold because of the bells and whistles, that light up and look pretty.
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