Lately, Native Instruments has been doing a lot of promos around their older gear. Usually, that means a stock clean up to make room for something new. But in the case of Native Instruments, there is a reason for skepticism considering how slow they have been bringing new DJ hardware or software in the last few years.
Anyway, this promo is really interesting, since it concerns two very qualitative products:
- The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2
- The Traktor Scratch DVS system
The Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 is great 4 channel controller with a hardware mixer, excellent jog wheels, and high-quality pads. One of my favorite features of the S4 is the loop encoder, which gives an accurate indication of the activated loop size. This is super handy when mixing and using loops since you can inspect the active loop size directly on the controller instead of having to look at your computer screen.
The Traktor Scratch DVS package is a professional system and works really well with the Traktor S4. All you need is a computer and two turntables (or media players as the package includes not only two timecode vinyl’s but also 2 timecode CD’s).
For me, the Traktor Kontrol S4 is still a relevant DJ controller, even after the release of the more advanced Traktor Kontrol S5 and Traktor Kontrol S8. The S4 doesn’t have built-in screens or full-size performance pads, but on the other hand, the S5 and S8 don’t have jog wheels or pitch faders.
The whole package (Traktor Kontrol S4, timecode vinyl and timecode cd’s, Traktor Scratch software) sells for 599 € which is frankly a steal.
It’s worth to mention that the Traktor Kontrol S4 also supports Traktor DJ on IOS devices, which makes this unit extremely flexible.
If you want to take advantage of this offer, head over to the Native Instruments website. keep in mind this special offer ends October 1st.