Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 Mixer Quick Review

Traktor Kontrol Z2
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The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 is a two-channel analog mixer tightly integrated with Traktor Pro. It supports the Traktor Scratch DVS and has many handy onboard features that control directly the Traktor Pro software.

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The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 has been around for a while now, but it still is a good solution for DVS DJ’s that want to use their trusted turntables with Traktor Pro.

The mixer is very well built and offers 4 deck control (on 2 channels). It also has 4 performance pads per channel, that can be used for Remix decks and to access hot cues.

A neat feature on the Z2 is the loop encoder with its loop size indicator LCD screen. I like that very much as it is quite important to keep track of your active loop sizes when engaging one, and this way you don’t have to look for that information on your computer screen.

PROS CONS
  • Extremely solid build
  • Extensive Traktor Pro controls
  • Very reasonably priced
  • Heavy to carry around
Features & Specifications

Features & Specifications

      • 2+2 DJ mixer with stand-alone capability and premium 24-bit/48kHz soundcard
      • 2 standalone channels plus hands-on control of 2 Remix Deck channels
      • Flawless integration with the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software
      • Intuitive control of Macro FX, and Flux Mode
      • 8 backlit Hotcue Buttons/Pads
      • Color-coded trigger buttons plus loop encoder, LED-Display for loops
      • High-grade knobs, buttons, push encoders, and Innofaders™
      • 3-band EQ section and dedicated filter knobs per channel
      • Durable and resistant aircraft-grade aluminium chassis
      • Built-in, powered USB hub for two add-on controllers like TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 or X1
      • 4 inputs for connecting turntables, CDJs or other gear
      • Dimension (W/L/H): 272 x 388 x 109 mm
      • Weight: 5,1 kg

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