Native Instruments, the leading technology brand in the world of DJing have just revealed their newest DJ controller, the Traktor Kontrol S8. A revolutionary successor to S4, the S8 is company’s most advanced product till date and directly aims to take on Pioneer’s own CDJ market. The most innovative feature of S8 is its focus on decks instead of your laptop. Yes, that’s right! Now you don’t need to put your eyes on your laptop to load a track over the decks.
This feature is brought to ease by the inclusion of two full-color displays that put all the info you need right in front of you. Another ground-breaking development that has been made is the replacement of the jog wheels with touch-sensitive strips that are more efficient and less likely to break. Because of the two screens, users are likely to notice a significant change in the dimensions of the controller as compared to the predecessor, which might turn out to be a portability issue in the long run.
Some additional cool features that are absolutely going to be in benefit of many DJs out there are touch-sensitive encoders and knobs with matching screen updates, dedicated buttons for popular features like Freeze, Flux and an array of color-lit pads and buttons for remixing.
With these outstanding innovative functionalities, NI’s latest will surely motivate and boost DJs to be more versatile in their performances. The Traktor Kontrol S8 is now available for $1,199 on all leading gear stores. For more information, check website of Native Instruments. Watch the introductory video for the S8 below.