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It's been the best money I've ever spent on audio equipment
on May 22, 2017
I bought mine via my local Guitar Center while Native Instruments had a sale on it, reducing the price to $600 USD. It's been the best money I've ever spent on audio equipment. Switching from Ableton Live and an APC40 MKII for DJ'ing to Traktor Pro 2 has made regular resident DJ gigs a real possibility. No more hours spent putting together sets in Ableton Live. Now I can play 'on the fly' like I used to do... back in the days of vinyl and CDJ's.
I hacked the screens to work more like CDJ's, as the default screen layout doesn't provide enough information. If you're interested in doing that, check out Erik Minekus Traktor Kontrol Screens.
I also changed out some of the knobs with Chroma Caps, after accidentally grabbing the low EQ knob instead of the tempo knob. Because they're all the same color and so close together, you've got to be really careful which knobs you're grabbing!
I would give 5 stars, but controlling remix deck volume per clip is not possible; you can only mute/unmute or play/pause clips. And, having to hack the screens to make them fully functional shouldn't be necessary.
Still, you'll have to pry this thing out of my cold, dead hands to get me to let go of it.