A lot to chew on there, but if you're a Native Instruments fan, there's likely a little something for everyone. I have added one, still no difference. And at the very least, it's encouraging to see the point of entry edge a little lower. Crafted from 9 mm vinyl laminated plywood, sturdy aluminium profiles and heavy duty butterfly latches, it provides you with secure transport and workstation in one. It also features an integrated slide-out tray to place other gear such as hard drives and headphones.
I love that it's a case for my controller, has a fair amount of storage space, and best of all it basically has a stand for my laptop. Unsurprisingly, free doesn't buy you nearly as much, but Komplete Start does offer nine instruments, six effects and over 2,000 sounds to get you started when it lands next month. As really for us the weak point of this device, if it has one, is the Traktor software itself despite improvements it is too complex and is still missing a few expected modern features like smart playlists and best-in-class beatgridding , we await developments in this area keenly. When the s2 mk3 was announced as being bundled with 2 licenses for a full version of traktor pro 3 with timecode functionality this seemed like a great value bundle. If you don't want to spend any money at all, there's still something here for you.
It's been even better than I expected. This time around there's no iPhone compatibility though, in case that was your thing. Open up a big reverb, a dubby delay, or a smooth filter to get your tracks popping during the mix. The performance pads come with a choice of hot cue and sample functions, which is pretty basic, but looping fares better, with both loop size and loop move encoders per channel — something Traktor has always done well. Turn the music you listen to into the sets you play, with a streamlined interface that makes blending tracks a breeze. Komplete is essentially a way to access nearly every core software synth or plug-in that the company makes depending on the package you pay for. Factory Plant: Customer Visiting: Foreign Fair: Farm Implements: Our Goal: Handle right machine to our customer.
The controller goes for a browse section per deck, which is maybe one set of controls too many, but it does make browsing and selecting tracks easy. My audio 8 and s2 mk1 were starting to have issues after years of use so i was looking at replacing both units. I would really appreciate if you could enlighten … Read more » Hey Phil, as always great review! The Lowdown The Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk3 is a two-channel device for Traktor Pro 3. The pitch faders are tucked to the right of the performance pads to make way for those oversized jogwheels, meaning they are quite short. One rumour being that usb c maybe replacing the lightening connector! Jump to different parts of a track with cue points, depending on what the crowd needs. For the safety of your equipment, please be aware that the platform can be removed when slid out to it's furthest point.
Just got one of these so I would like to share my own thoughts on this controller with you. Quantise and Snap have survived, although on a single button you press the button with Shift to engage Snap , and we also liked that if you press Shift then Sync, it locks the tempo faders entirely, to stop you accidentally nudging them should you be mixing exclusively using sync. It features Odyssey's patented Glide Style laptop platform that slides forwards and backwards over the control unit to whatever position best suits you. A second button lets you add tracks to your preparation folder right from the unit, which is great. It's an entry-level controller, no doubt about it. Controller: Simple non cluttered layout, huge improvement with the Jog wheels, larger and very responsive. I am stuck in between of these 2 products.
If you're looking for something that does the job for a really low price, this is the way to go. They can be used for classic jog wheel control, or switched into a beatgrid adjustment mode for quickly setting and correcting the beatgrid of tracks. If they are big on their effects then they will not like the mk3 at all. SoundCloud Go+ integration, track recommendations, and an easy-to-use interface mean everybody can mix the tracks they love. Library Browse Finally, a word about the library functions. It also means you'll have more flexibility, like keeping your performance lightweight with the iPad, but using a laptop for organizing and prepping your tracks.
The encoder selects your track, and pressing it loads the track. I get the S4 basics effects, sized loops, flux, etc without the extra weight. Thanks to the integrated gliding laptop platform and the convenient cable access port, the setup is ready for action in no time at all. Overall, it is basic, but in a pleasing way — think minimal rather than cheap. . Morse, I have been waiting for this product and I watched your review and some others. Native Instruments is introducing a free version of its Komplete software suite.
Use it to beatmatch tracks — nudge the deck forward or back with the jog wheels to get a track in sync, use the touch-sensitive top-plate to find your starting position, or even spin it back for high-energy rewinds. As an entry to Traktor, the S2 is great. This matters because a lot has changed since the came out years ago. You load a Remix Set a set of samples into each of decks three and four — you can display the decks on the screen to help you do this. Software: Great software, has worked flawlessly with different setups for me, Timecode vinyl works with my american audio versaport and my m audio connectiv, low latencey with both interfaces. Native Instruments is also clearly planning on this controller being current for a long time. Not being locked into native instruments audio interfaces for vinyl control is a welcome new feature! Out of the box and straight into the mix.