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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2

57points

Pioneer DDJ-SB

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 vs Pioneer DDJ-SB

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB

Why is Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 better than Pioneer DDJ-SB?

  • Has LED sound level Indicators
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has Traktor DJ software
  • 18mm thinner
    40mmvs58mm
  • 47mm narrower
    440mmvs487mm

Why is Pioneer DDJ-SB better than Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2?

  • 600g lighter
    2.1kgvs2700g
  • Has a frequency filter
  • Has Serato DJ software
  • 16 more pads
    16vs0
  • 1 higher total number of headphone ports
    2vs1
  • Does not require power adapter
  • 19mm shorter
    271mmvs290mm
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

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Design

1.weight

2.7kg

2.1kg

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2.height

290mm

271mm

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3.Has backlit LED buttons
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

4.thickness

40mm

58mm

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5.width

440mm

487mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.number of buttons

40

24

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2.number of faders

5

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Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

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3.number of knobs

27

14

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.

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4.encoders

0

0

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.

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5.drum pads

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16

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

2.Is compatible with Windows
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

3.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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Miscellaneous

1.has a frequency filter
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB

The device has a filter knob (hi-lo pass) for each channel. Filters are used to manipulate sound and control which frequencies are lost and which are retained.

2.has Serato DJ software
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB

The bundle includes Serato DJ software ready to install. Usually this is a basic version of the software.

3.RCA connector output ports

2

2

Is a type of electrical connector (phono) commonly found on audio equipment. It is used to carry audio signals and facilitate connection between various sources in audio systems.

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4.Has LED sound level Indicators
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB

LED sound level Indicator on the mixer section allow DJs to instantly identify the sound level of each channel.

5.headphone sockets

1

2

The number of headphone output ports the device has (usually 6.35mm or 3.5mm).

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6.outputs

3

2

Is the total amount of outputs that the device has. More output ports allow users to connect more output devices such as power amplifier, submixer, recorders or powered loudspeakers.

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