We have talked about a lot of DJ gear around here over the months. One of the last DJ systems we talked about was the Pioneer DDJ controllers for the Traktor software. I didn’t realize that Traktor also made its own DJ gear. Traktor has unveiled the new Kontrol S2 DJ controller that has a 2+1 setup with sample decks and mixing controls along with effect features.
The DJ controller was specifically designed for use with the Traktor Pro 2 software that is used on other DJ systems as well. The S2 is intended to be a more portable alternative to the control S4 with four decks. The S2 uses the same jog wheels that the S4 uses and the S2 has ergonomic controls for cueing, looping, and effects.
The integrated sound card is a 24-bit/96kHz unit with dual stereo outputs. Using the two playback decks and the sample decks the DJ can add up to eight simultaneous one-shot samples or beat-synced loops to the mix. The S2 also has a third channel for more creative techniques. Pricing and availability is unknown. You can see the deck in use in the video below.