New Native Instruments ‘Kontrol’ 4 Channel Midi Controller for Traktor Pro

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

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Traktor pro

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Traktor pro

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Traktor pro
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Collection of Traktor Pro Tutorials, Tips & Tricks

I’ve recently started Using Traktor Pro – I got together a collection of videos & links that would be of help  to many so I thought I’d share them here:

Native Instruments Tutorials:

Part 1 – User Interface:
Part 2 – Looping:
Part 3 – FX Setup:
Part 4 – FX Demo:
Part 5 – Crate Flick
Part 6 – 4 Decks:

Richie Hawtin on his Traktor (3) Setup:

Midi Mapping Part 1:…eature=related
Midi Mapping Part 2:

Ean Golden – DJ Tech Tools:

VCI-100SE Walkthrough:
Traktor Audio/Setup Guide:

Cue Points:
Assigning Effects:

Dynamic Buildups:
Dafer FX Theory:
Live Loop Recording:
Create Drumroll:


Traktor 3 DVD Tutorials :–48172 – its a ripoff – I don’t think its wroth buying as the tutorials above will cover most of it.

Traktor Pro Bible: – proper softcover book by an expert covering all aspects of Traktor pro. Also expensive but I have ordered it – I’ll let you know what its like.

Traktor World: – hardware guide, compatible controllers, DJ Interviews etc.

Can’t think of too much more but any links I’ve missed please post here. Please check out my house & techno mixes here: