So, looks like Native Instruments are doing exactly what I predicted (hoped) they would. It’s a 4 Channel controller specifically for Traktor with jog wheeels, effects, samplers, and on-board sound card, and lots of other goodies. YES!!! I’m so buying this, I just hope it won’t be as expensive as the Xone DX.
Looks like the release may be accompanied with a new release of Traktor Pro too.
- There is a new software on the way with 4 loop players/samplers
- This will be a 2 deck/4 channel mixing console much like the new Xone DX
- It has a built in sound card and will be around the same price as the DX ($1200 ish)
- The decks are switchable from a-b c-d
- Lots of good LED feedback
- What looks like 4 cue pads per deck
- NI is calling it a Traktor System (Hardware and Software combo)
The questions remain – What is it going to be called? Kontrol X2? Kontrol X3? Kontrol X4, Kontrol X5?
And how much is it going to cost? Says $1,200 above other sites have said it’s going to be €799 which would be right on the money..
Screen grabs form the video