The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 & F1 is a bundle comprised of a Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 and a Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 Remix Deck Controller.
The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 is a 2+2 scratch mixer and controller combined, with an intuitive layout and outstanding sound quality.
The Traktor Kontrol Z2 is the pinnacle of Traktor integration, redefining industry standards and expanding DJs creative arsenal with two extra channels for Remix Decks, and the new Flux mode and Macro FX. The unrivalled sonic and creative control offered by the Z2 allows forward thinking DJs to define their sound while providing the ease of setup provided by instant plug and play compatibility and Traktor Scratch Pro 2.5.
DJs can use the innovative Flux Mode for enhanced creativity and point perfect timing and the Traktor Kontrol Z2 also features effortlessly expressive sound manipulation thanks to one pot Macro FX. The Traktor Z2 is built from robust aircraft grade aluminium and has been ergonomically designed with 3 band EQ and dedicated filters for each channel as well as multicoloured Remix Deck trigger buttons and LED loop display to provide enhanced visual feedback to the user.
NI's Traktor Kontrol Z2 represents the pinnacle of control for DVS DJs fusing control and sound quality (thanks to 24bit prisitine audio) with creative capabilities that were previsouly un-imaginable. Welcome to the future of sound...
The main freatures of the Traktor Kontrol Z2 include:
- 2+2 channel DJ mixer/controller and 24-bit audio interface
- Best-in-class, tour-safe build quality with robust, aircraft-grade aluminium chassis
- Ergonomic industry-standard layout with 3-band EQ plus dedicated filters per channel
- Precision-designed, high-end knobs and buttons, plus premium faders by Innofader™
- Multi-colored Remix Deck™/cue point trigger buttons and LED loop display
- Built-in powered USB hub* for 2 add-on DJ controllers such as TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 or TRAKTOR KONTROL X1
- Instant plug-and-play setup, with full TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2.5 software** and timecode media included
- One-knob Macro FX for effortlessly expressive sound manipulation using the comprehensive array of TRAKTOR effects
- Innovative Flux Mode for maximum creativity and point-perfect timing
- Lossless post-fader effects using the industry-leading TRAKTOR effects suite
* USB 2.0 high-speed hub is optimized for Native Instruments hardware.
** You will receive a download link for the TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2.5 software instantly after registering your hardware unit with Native Instruments. Remix Deck content is available as a separate free download. The software requires activation after installation. All other product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them. All specifications are subject to change without notice.
The Native Instruments Kontrol F1 is a DJ controller that has been designed to unleash the full potential of NI Traktor 2.5 as a live DJ and remix tool and take DJing to new uncharted territory.
The whole ethos of Traktor F1 by Native Instruments, is to bring live performance and crowd interaction to your DJ sets by giving you the power of a synthesizer, sampler and drum machine mashed into one. The brightly lit, colourful and customisable backlit controls ensure that even in the darkest of clubs you can be setting the crowd alight. With the F1 at your fingertips you and the crowd will be submersed in a new world of interaction as you drive each other on in a creative mishmash of the known and unknown, the classic and the cutting edge, the past and the future.
Operation of the Traktor F1 is very straight-forward. You have 16 pads, four faders and four rotary controls, which in standard operation are assigned as four linear channel strips, with each channel having a filter knob, volume fader, and four pads for triggering loops and samples. This maps to the Remix Decks in Traktor DJ perfectly, representing the four slots you can load sounds into and play simultaneously. Each slot can hold a total of 16 samples which are arranged into banks of four. You can elect to have the samples and clips beat-matched to the master tempo, looped, or left as a single shots. The pitch can be controlled via the F1 to match your mix or produce new melodies on the fly. The arrangement of samples and clips into slots is called a Remix Set and these can be saved and recalled instantly. The Traktor F1 comes with thousands of remix sets within its comprehensive 1.4Gb of professional sounds.
You can control all the samples of the active bank using the pads of the F1 and simply hitting a pad will load the sample into the relative slot and it will start playing at the beginning of the next bar or beat, or whatever timing you've assigned it – including immediately for one-shot samples and instruments for real time jamming. The F1 enables you to quickly navigate between the banks for easy access to any of the 64 available sounds within the Remix Decks as well as easily assigning and controlling the effects which can be done at clip or deck level.
Any of the 4 decks that Traktor Pro 2.5 provides can be made a Remix Deck and so owning more the one Kontrol F1 will not only make your set-up look amazing but also provide a massive amount of control with up to 256 samples at your finger tips. Remix Deck behave identically to a standard deck, allowing you to automatically beat match, cut with the cross fader and even scratch. Loops can be taken on the fly from tracks playing on the other decks or sampled in via an audio interface or the Traktor Kontrol S4. It is with the Kontrol S4, or the new Traktor compatible Pioneer hardware, that life becomes really exciting as you can grab loops from vinyl and CDs as they are playing to compile a collection of fresh loops to add to the Remix Deck. This means you can blend seamlessly from classic vinyl, to timeless CDs and cutting edge downloads, all the while ripping samples and building loops to create segments of entirely new material – and you can do all this live on stage in front of the crowd, responding to their enjoyment!
The main features of Traktor Kontrol F1 include:
- 16 illuminating pad triggers with user definable back-light colour
- 4 assignable rotary controls
- 4 assignable short-throw faders
- 8 Multi-task control buttons
- Rotary multi-function control knob
- Dimensions: 4.7" (120 mm) x 2" (52 mm) x 11.5" (294 mm)
- Weight: 1.6 lb (730 grams)
- Power Supply via USB 2.0 interface, 5V 500mA bus power.