DJ Controller and Audio Interface
- DJ performance system with 2 channels plus sample deck channel
- 3-Band EQ per channel
- Hot cue buttons
- 14 cm precision jog wheels
- 16 RGB pads
- Pro mixer layout
- USB power supply
- iOS USB port
- Main Out: Cinch & 3.5 mm jack
- 6.3 mm microphone input
- 3.5 mm headphone output
- Dimensions: 486 x 265 x 59 mm
- Weight: 2.36 kg
- Incl. TRAKTOR PRO 3 software
- Suitable power supply: art. 389014 (not included)
- Suitable case: art. 279558 (not included)
- MacOS 10.15 or newer
- Windows 10 V1803 or newer (64 Bit)
- Intel i5 or comparable
- USB 2.0 connection
- 4 GB RAM
Two-channel DJ controller to go
The Traktor Kontrol S2 MKIII is the third version of Native Instruments' popular two-channel controller and leaves nothing to be desired. With its simple yet feature-laden appearance, the latest edition of the S2 once again appears much more coherent and intuitive than its predecessors. First and foremost, the effects sections have been reworked, with new mixer effects replacing the traditional effects knobs. What is more, the larger metal jog wheels now feel even more grippy and offer a better feel for beatmatching and scratching. This means that the KONTROL S2 MKIII packs all of TRAKTOR's key features neatly into one handy controller, making it the ideal DJ controller for any occasion - anytime, anywhere. Even beginner DJs can put their talents to the test with this controller.
Club experience at home
The Kontrol S2 MKIII packs the club experience into a portable two-channel controller to enjoy anywhere, anytime. In addition to the familiar channel mixer, which has now been expanded to include mixer effects, the controller features a microphone jack input with a gain control on the rear panel, metering LEDs, and a volume control for samples and loops. Samples are controlled via the remix decks on decks C and D, allowing the controller to be used with up to four decks. The revamped deck sections feature eight RGB-lit pads for controlling loops, hotcues, and samples, as well as a metal jog wheel for scratches, backspins, and even reverses. Two controls for loops and beatjumps and a browse controller for loading tracks complete the deck sections.
The entry-level model for Traktor
Plug-and-play, USB power, and an integrated audio interface (24-bit/48 kHz) make the Traktor Kontrol S2 MKIII more portable than many other DJ controllers. But the S2 doesn't stop there: Even if you don't have a laptop handy, the S2 has the right answer, namely an iOS port on the back. Thanks to this, the use of the controller is also possible with the free iPad version of Traktor DJ 2. By means of the included full version of Traktor Pro 3, all functions can immediately be used to their full extent with your laptop. With the additional Quickstart guide, even novice DJs can quickly master their first transitions, making the Traktor Kontrol S2 a perfect entry-level device that, thanks to its portability, also offers experienced DJs a useful addition to their equipment.
About Native Instruments
Native Instruments is a Berlin-based company, founded in 1996, which specialises in products for computer-assisted music production. The company develops a wide variety of products: Software solutions such as Komplete, which hosts a huge range of virtual instruments that emulate both acoustic and electronic instruments in hi-fi quality, and Reaktor, which lets you create your own virtual instruments - through to hardware products such as beat-making and DJ controllers. Native Instruments' goal is to inspire and encourage musicians with its innovative products. To this end, more than 500 people are employed at the company's headquarters in Berlin and at other locations including Los Angeles, Toronto, Tokyo, London, Paris, and Shenzhen.
Get creative anywhere, anytime
Whether at home, at a garden party, or in the club - with the Traktor Kontrol S2 MKIII you can get started right out of the box. Thanks to its stereo line output (RCA) and an additional stereo output with a 3.5 mm jack connection, both club systems and portable audio setups can be connected to the controller quickly and easily. In addition to the iOS port for connecting to an iPad, it is also possible to attach an iPad mount (not included) to the back of the controller. The compact dimensions and low weight of the Traktor Kontrol S2 MKIII in combination with its versatile connectivity make it the perfect DJ controller for all occasions for both beginners and pros.
In the spotlight: Mixer effects
With the Traktor Pro 3 update and the mixer effects it introduces, creative transitions are now easier and faster than ever before. As an extension of the previous channel filters, the mixer effects offer various filters and effect combinations such as reverb, delay, and noise. A total of eight club-ready effects and three filters are available, and up to four mixer effects can be controlled simultaneously via dedicated mixer effect controls. This allows for exciting transitions to be created with a single controller, giving DJs even more creative freedom.