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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
Top 45%420 points
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Top 46%419 points
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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
Top specs and features

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 vs Pioneer DDJ-SB: 40 facts in comparison

1. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
40
Numark 4TRAK: 95
24

2. weight

600g lighter.
2.7kg
Ion Audio DJ2GO: 454g
2.1kg

3. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
5
Vestax Spin: 13
5

4. has a frequency filter

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.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
39% have it

5. has Serato DJ software

The bundle includes Serato DJ software ready to install. Usually this is a basic version of the software.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
26% have it

6. number of knobs

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.
27
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 56
14

7. encoders

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.
0
Reloop Jockey 3 ME: 13
0

8. RCA connector output ports

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.
2
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 12
2

9. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
0
Stanton SC System 3: 47
16

10. Has LED sound level Indicators

LED sound level Indicator on the mixer section allow DJs to instantly identify the sound level of each channel.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
49% have it

11. headphone sockets

The number of headphone output ports the device has (usually 6.35mm or 3.5mm).
1
Reloop Terminal Mix 8: 2
2

12. outputs

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.
3
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 10
2

13. height

19mm shorter.
290mm
Hercules DJ 4Set: 25mm
271mm

14. microphone inputs

The total number of microphone input ports (usually XLR or ¼”) the device has. The majority of professional microphones use the XLR connector that ensures a better sound quality.
1
Pioneer DDJ-SZ: 2
1

15. Does not require power adapter

Devices that do not need a power adapter can operate with a standard USB cable connected to your computer.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
72% have it

16. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
41% have it

17. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
54% have it

18. RCA connector input ports

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.
0
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 20
0

19. has Traktor DJ software

The bundle includes Native Instruments Traktor DJ software ready to install. Usually this is a basic version of the software.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
19% have it

20. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
98% have it

21. TRS connector output ports

A TRS/phone connector (6.35mm) is a connector used to carry analog signals, primarily audio. It is commonly called jack or 1/4" jack.
2
Hercules DJ Console Rmx: 4
0

22. mixer channels

With more channels available, more tracks could be mixed together. It is also possible to control additional external audio sources.
2
Reloop Terminal Mix 8: 4
2

23. Has a music folder navigation control

A type of knob that also has a push button functionality built in. Allows users to navigate through music folders and select tracks.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
94% have it

24. Has touch sensor jog wheels

Touch sensor jog wheel platters have an analog feel as well as a high resolution sound when mixing and scratching.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
80% have it

25. Has a connector for a 6.35 mm audio jack

Has 6.35 mm standard jack connector to plug in your headphones.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2
Pioneer DDJ-SB
81% have it

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