NI’s Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ System is now on pre-order for $899US, delivers November 1, 2010
October 5, 2010 § 1 Comment
This week we have some exciting news for the digital dj set. Native Instruments has announced a street date and a final price for their upcomming Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ System. The quick news you want to know – it’ll be $899 (not bad in my opinion) and it ships on November first. Guitar Center and other retailers are selling pre-orders as of today.
Now why the excitement?
Native Instruments has always been ahead of the curve with product development; creating devices that deliver groundbreaking new workflow and sound (instead of focusing on copycat devices like many other dj/tech developers.) The R&D on the S4 looks very impressive. What we (finally) have is a fully integrated hardware and software system with Traktor directly synched to a full dj-rig interface that will ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR TURNTABLES, CD PLAYERS or MIXER in a club. Plus it’s got high quality D/A converters, a loud preamp and more effects than Pioneer can deliver for that pricetag. While I haven’t used one first hand, I have used the X1 which was very impressive. The S4 looks like it may give Serato and other multi-device setups a kick in the ass. Anyone who has used audio interfaces with computers and dj software in a live setting knows that it’s still not perfect. But this all-in-one 900 dollar package may just change the dynamic of this craft once and for all. I can’t wait to play with it. More details below from NI and a demo video on the device.
Please drop any feedback you have on this device one you get your hands on one!
Forget what you know about DJ controllers and DJ software. TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 was designed from its conception as a fully integrated system where software and hardware are fused in perfect harmony. Once you experience it, you’ll immediately feel how simple, yet powerful and fluid a professional DJ system can be. TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 is the culmination of a 10-year vision and experience only Native Instruments can provide. So whether you’re a seasoned TRAKTOR user looking for the ultimate controller, or just entering the world of digital DJing, the S4 delivers like no other can.
Custom-tailored for TRAKTOR, the S4 fuses a premium-quality 4 channel DJ mixer, a built-in 24 bit/96 kHz soundcard, an intuitive controller, and the flagship TRAKTOR PRO S4 software into one fully professional solution – the ideal one-stop package for DJs who want pro features, instant usability and go-anywhere portability.