Native Instruments S4

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Model : S4

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Native Instruments S4 Controllers MIDI

Forget what you know about DJ controllers and DJ software. TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 was designed from its conception as a fully integrated system where software and hardware are fused in perfect harmony. Once you experience it, you’ll immediately feel how simple, yet powerful and fluid a professional DJ system can be. TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 is the culmination of a 10-year vision and experience only Native Instruments can provide. So whether you’re a seasoned TRAKTOR user looking for the ultimate controller, or just entering the world of digital DJing, the S4 delivers like no other can.

Custom-tailored for TRAKTOR, the S4 fuses a premium-quality 4 channel DJ mixer, a built-in 24 bit/96 kHz soundcard, an intuitive controller, and the flagship TRAKTOR PRO S4 software into one fully professional solution - the ideal one-stop package for DJs who want pro features, instant usability and go-anywhere portability. 

TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 is the result of exceptionally high-quality workmanship. With meticulous attention to the ergonomics of DJing, the spacious layout is designed for and perfectly integrated with the latest TRAKTOR PRO software - everything you need to control is intuitively placed and feels natural right from the start.

The button grid, located under each jog wheel, contains 12 buttons in three rows of four, laid out to in a design that best suits the evolving nature of digital DJing, with easy access to elemental transport controls, as well as cue points and trigger buttons for samples and loops.

It's never been easier to get into the mix. TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 requires minimal set up - true plug and play usability means that all you need to do is hook up your computer to the S4 and connect it to PA, amp, or speakers.

As the controller was built from the ground up by the same team that created TRAKTOR, it's in perfect synergy with the software - you don't need to make any mapping or control assignments to get started. However, if you wish to customize the controller to better suit your individual workflow, simply dive into the S4 Preferences and express yourself.

Every DJ has his own way of doing things, and with its easy to use customization features, the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 can really cater to your style. For example, you can easily assign default hotcue settings suited to your playing style, set favorite and directly available FX without browsing, or switch pitch faders between relative and absolute modes.

If you don’t need the Sample Deck functions, you can assign the 8 button grid to behave in a number of different creative ways, including setting up 8 different hot cues for your tracks, or even a backward loop function.
The S4 features advanced jog wheel technology that makes it one of the most consistent, precise and reliable controllers on the market. DJs will instantly appreciate the grip of the rubber coated outer rim and the touch detection of the wheel’s glossy top plate, requiring light but firm contact for activation. This design avoids accidental triggering and provides gratifying physical feedback for the user.

With 1,000 counts per revolution, the precision and accuracy for cueing or scratching feels like vinyl. The patent-pending braking system is finely calibrated – it doesn’t wear out and ensures a reliable consistency over its entire lifespan.

 With a specially designed NHL protocol allowing 30 times more data to be processed compared to regular MIDI, the S4 is incredibly responsive. Under the hood, this controller is working at lightning speed to provide a smoother, more precise user experience. You will instantly notice the difference when working the faders or EQs while in the mix - fluid control over every aspect of your performance is right at your fingertips. In fact, the crossfader on the S4 is so precise it can detect movement at less than 1/4 of the width of a human hair!


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