Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3

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Traktor Kontrol S4 lets you connect with your tracks in entirely new ways: Not only do its motorised jog wheels spin and react to nudging, scratching, pitch-fading, and backspins, they transmit cue points, loop markers, and more direct to your fingertips. And with RGB LED rings and high-res colour displays keeping all the info you need front and centre in the booth, everything you need is right where you need it – so you’re free to focus on your mix.

Something you’ll want to touch: Meet Haptic Drive™ – new, motorised, touch-sensitive jog wheels that give you haptic feedback. They spin like vinyl, so you can nudge, stop, and spin them back however you want. Adjust the start/stop time and torque to match them to your mixing style.

The S4 MK3 offers three jog wheel operation styles:

  • Turntable Mode - Motorised jog wheels spin according to track tempo and deck behaviour. Nudge records and slow them down using the rim of the jog wheel while mixing, for an old-school turntable feel. Ride the touch-sensitive top plate slipmat-style, or spin the deck back for peak-time rewinds.
  • Classic Jog Mode - Traditional spin-to-nudge jog wheel behaviour that speeds up or slows down the deck. RGB light ring indicates deck spin, see how fast tracks are playing, and how you’re manipulating them. Haptic feedback means you can mix in one track while quickly finding cue points or loops on the next.
  • Beatgrid Adjust Mode - Use the jog wheel to adjust the beatgrid quickly, haptic feedback gives you touch information on elements of the beatgrid

Work within a layout that’s second nature. Trigger loops and samples, manipulate effects, and load tracks with dedicated controls. Blend your chops and cuts across four channels with super durable Carbon Protect faders. Adjust the crossfader curve and choose from different mixer EQ models to tailor everything to your own DJ style. Get your essential transport, deck, and tempo visualisation at a glance, with adaptive RGB light rings on each deck. Make sure you’re stopping the right track with different color coding when mixing on four channels. See which jog wheel mode you’re using, and get real-time feedback on how much you’re nudging or stalling the deck.

Two high-resolution displays keep your eyes on the mix as well as your ears. Easily see tempo, looping, track time, and waveform information, as well as Stem and Remix deck components. Open up a big filter and cut the bass, before switching decks and dropping a new kick without looking anywhere else. A good DJ set isn’t just about a thoughtful selection of tracks, but what happens between them. With the new Mixer FX, you can use just one knob to create instant buildups, breakdowns, and high-energy transitions to give the crowd a workout. Choose from eight effects and three smooth filters – from a tripped-out time gate, to delays, huge reverbs, and more.

There’s plenty of room for developing your very own setup, with a club-grade, 24-bit / 96-kHz audio interface that always keeps you sounding pristine. Use external inputs on each channel to mix audio from other sources, connect microphones, and monitor through a new booth output. Crate-diggers can hook up turntables to play their record store finds, as well as play digital tracks with DVS support.

Features
  • New large motorized jog wheels with haptic feedback in three modes.
  • RGB LED Ring surrounding each jog wheel visualises deck rotation
  • High-resolution colour displays show track ID and key info
  • New Mixer FX for instant one-knob effects and filters on each channel
  • Choose from 8 FX and 3 filter types in addition to TRAKTOR deck effects
  • Pro Mixer Layout with long life Carbon Protect faders
  • Dedicated cue section on top plate, and adjustable crossfader curve
  • 16 RGB pads for triggering Hotcues, loops, or samples
  • Pro-grade 24-bit / 96-kHz audio interface
  • 2x stereo phono/line inputs, 2x stereo line inputs, 2x mic inputs (XLR and 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS)
  • 2x stereo main output (phono/line and XLR), 1x stereo booth output (1/4" / 6.3 mm
  • TRS)
  • 2x mirrored headphone outs (1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS and 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS)
  • USB hub
  • Includes the full version of TRAKTOR PRO 3
  • Enhanced audio quality with Mixer bypass mode and Elastique 3 time-stretching
  • Improved browser section

New large motorised jog wheels with haptic (vibration) feedback
3 turntable modes - turntable, jog, beatgrid
RGB LED Ring surrounding each jog wheel visualizes deck rotation in jog and turntable modes, track tempo, and deck selection (A and B in blue, C and D in orange)
High-resolution color displays show track ID, key and tempo, transport data, waveform strip with track position, phase meter, loop length and state, as well as Remix and Stem decks control
New Mixer FX for instant one-knob effects and filters on each channel – choose from 8 FX and 3 filter types in addition to TRAKTOR deck effects
Pro Mixer Layout with longlife Carbon Protect faders, dedicated cue section on top plate, and adjustable crossfader curve. 16 RGB pads for triggering Hotcues, loops, or samples

System Requirements

OS: Windows 10 (latest update, 64-bit) / Mac OS X 10.12 or 10.13 (latest update)
CPU: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU
RAM: 4 GB RAM
USB: USB 2.0 or higher (cable included)
Graphics Card: Graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.3 or higher
Dimensions: 339 x 542 x 60.5mm
Weight: 4.3kg
Connectivity: Pro-grade 24-bit / 96kHz audio interface, 2 x stereo phono/line inputs, 2 x stereo line inputs, 2 x mic inputs (XLR and 1/4'' TRS), 2 x stereo main output (phono/line and XLR), 1 x stereo booth output (1/4'' TRS), USB hub, Kensington security slot, DVS support