Native Instruments Announces New Controller, Traktor Kontrol S3

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 |

Native Instruments has announced a new DJ controller, the Traktor Kontrol S3.

Native Instruments calls this “the essential four-deck DJ controller” for DJs who want to ditch entry-level controllers and “break into the world of four-deck DJing.” It is a mid-level piece that fits in with the S4 and S2.

“From layering beats, to weaving in acapellas, performing with live vocalists and MCs, or playing back to back, the Traktor Kontrol S3 encourages flexible DJing that expands the boundaries of performance,” NI says.

The S3 has some of the same tools as the S2 or the S4 like a large jog wheel with lights that let you know when a track is about to end and which deck you are on. It also has extended pitch and channel faders, and a mixer section with EQ, filter and Mixer FX controls. Two sets of eight RGB pads allow for triggering samples, loops and hotcue.

The S3 ships with Traktor Pro 3, NI’s software for the DJ equipment. It can also be played with the Traktor DJ 2 app for iPad and desktop.

The DJ controller will ship sometime in November 2019 and cost $649/£499/€599.

See a full video of the new piece of equipment at work and head to their website for more details.

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