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Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2 Review

The Tractor is Back Having reviewed the Traktor Kontrol S4 at the end of 2010, I got an email from Native Instruments in early April offering me a free upgrade for Traktor Pro 2. The differences between both S4 and PRO 2 versions are not so big as you'll see in this review, however there is an important gap between the previous Traktor version and the upcoming Traktor 2. read more…

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 Review

Native Takes Kontrol Native Instruments has been announcing the launch of Traktor Kontrol X1 for several months now and it was even possible to pre-order it on the NI website, if you wanted to be one of the lucky first owners. Was the waiting worth it? Does the Kontrol X1 fulfill our expectations? We'll see... but let's unpack it first! read more…

User reviews on Native Instruments Traktor products

Best Native Instruments system/package (Native Instruments - Traktor Scratch A6)

By JimboSpins, 24/02/2013
The Native Instruments Traktor Scratch A6 is a digital DJ system that comes with Trakto pro 2.5 DJ software, there are 6 inputs and 6 outputs on the interface that connected to my computer via USB. It comes with 2 Traktor Scratch MK2 time code vinyl LPs and 2 Traktor Scratch MK2 Control CD’s. I love the interface that came with this system because it has the perfect amount of inputs and outputs for my whole set up. I used the Traktor Scratch A6 at a display set up about a week ago and loved how easy it was to work with. This bundle is perfect for the mobile DJ or even the at home hobby DJ.


GETTING STARTED

Using this system does take more of setting up than a normal system because it has to be installed into your computer and everything has to be synced up. If your computer is not that fast than I would not recommend getting this digital DJ system. My laptop was running Windows 7 with the newest service pack and I have also used this system on a Mac funning 10.7 OSX but both systems have 4 GB of RAM.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

The price of this system is very good, it only cost about 300 dollars and it is well worth that amount of money. The onboard effects are great and everything can be performed and recorded at up to 24 bit resolutions and can be used on just about any operating system as long as you have enough RAM. I have used many Native Instruments products in the past and they make some of the best hardware and software pieces of gear that I have ever used.

OVERALL OPINION

I highly recommend any mobile DJ to purchase this controller and package because it has everything that a DJ could ever want and need. I have also used the Traktor Kontrol F1 and the Kontrol S2.
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Very nice set up!! (Native Instruments - Traktor Kontrol Z2)

By JimboSpins, 24/02/2013
The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 is a DJ mixer and controller that has a 24 bit audio interface and comes with Traktor Scratch Pro 2 Software. This interface and software combo is very good because there really is no set up process involved. It pretty much is just plug and play. The price of this system/set up is higher than most of the other similar set ups that are out costing more than 800 dollars but it is well worth that amount of money because of the quality and features that it delivers.

UTILIZATION

Setting up the Kontrol Z2 is pretty simple because it comes with the instructions that can walk you through the whole process easily. This whole system is very professional, I have used it for paid gigs many times and for a while it was my main set up before I switched. The K2 has XLR outputs and it is great for working with vinyl, CD’s or playing files from any source.

SOUNDS

It comes with Traktor Scratch Pro 2 which is ready to be synced with iTunes to give you easy control over finding and working with all of your music. The BPM or beat detection is very good and accurate; I suggest any DJ take a look at this set up because it can make your job a lot easier.

OVERALL OPINION

There is a multi colored remix deck trigger button and LED loop display. No matter what your lighting situation is you will be able to see what you are doing and navigate through anything quickly. This whole hardware unit is made out of aluminum chassis and has a high quality build to it that I expect could last a very long time. The Z2 is very heavy duty; it has onboard effects and can be used as a standalone mixer. There really isn’t much that this system cannot do. There are a total of 5 stereo RCA inputs and 2 XLR with 2 RCA outputs. There are no platters on this unit but it does have 8 multi colored pads and triggers with 2 volume faders.
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Works with any software as a controller (Native Instruments - Traktor Kontrol X1)

By JimboSpins, 26/02/2013
The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 is a hardware controller that is to be used with Traktor but it can also be used with pretty much any DJ software. A have only used it with two different applications but I prefer to just use it with Traktor. This unit is very small and light, it doesn’t take up much desktop space nor can it be racked. There are no built in effects and it cannot be used as a stand alone mixer. It is simply a controller. It comes with Traktor LE, so you can easily manage and work with all digital music. It is easy to use and set up. I had it up and running within just a few minutes of opening the box. It has never caused any issues when using it with Traktor either. Traktor is not my favorite software to use but it is one of the easiest to work with in my opinion.
There are back lit LED buttons and encoders on this unit. There are a total of 8 knobs and 8 buttons that will allow you to control up to 3 different effects per deck. I mainly use this unit as a MIDI controller to control many functions in Traktor and FL Studio when I am using it live. Being that this unit is so inexpensive I had no problem purchasing it alone with other units that are similar. I do not use it to work with live as much but I do a lot of work on it at home. When I purchased the Traktor Kontrol X1 it came with Kore Player 2 which is already free anyways and can be downloaded online. It is like a VST plug in that has sounds and presets in it.
The X1 by Traktor is not the best controller that native Instruments makes but it is very affordable and worth the money spent. It is well made, and all of the buttons and knobs are built well for this price.
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Best for the Skratch Masters (Native Instruments - Traktor Kontrol Z2)

By djqbert, 28/09/2016
Best mixer in the world right now for the hard core skratchers... and I got all the other great mixers too! I can only recommend this mixer for deep nerdy skratchers. If you're just gonna do club mixing and some skratching here and there, then just get serato based mixers or anything else... Those will do just fine. But if you are a pro skratcher that really knows the little tiny detailed techniques, then you already should be aware of Traktor's mixer capabilities! It has double the processing speed compared to the highest competitor mixers. I need this extra edge for those complex intricate skratch techniques. It's so close to the real thing, I sometimes can't even tell the difference from real vinyl anymore! I thought it would take forever to get here, but we are truly living in the future.
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News Native Instruments Traktor

NI expands Stems support with Traktor Pro 2 update

Published on 02/22/16
Native Instruments today released Traktor Pro 2.10.1, a free update that extends control of the Stems format to all Traktor users.

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