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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4
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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 review: specs and price

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4
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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4

Why is Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
    ?

    66vs40.59
  • Number of faders
    ?

    7vs5.11
  • Number of knobs
    ?

    29vs17.48
  • Audio interface frequency rate
    ?

    96kHzvs57.62kHz
  • Mixer channels
    ?

    4vs2.6
  • RCA connector input ports
    ?

    4vs2.32
  • Microphone inputs
    ?

    1vs0.94
  • Outputs
    ?

    4vs2.77

Price comparison

Design

1.weight
?

Best

Ion Audio DJ2GO

454g

3.4kg

2.Has backlit LED buttons
?

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

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4
3.width
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Best

Allen & Heath Xone 2D

160mm

500mm

4.height
?

Best

Hercules DJ 4Set

25mm

322mm

5.thickness
?

Best

Ion Audio DJ2GO

10mm

52mm

Controls & Buttons

1.number of buttons
?

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Best

Numark 4TRAK

95

66

2.number of knobs
?

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

Best

Allen & Heath Xone 4D

56

29

3.number of faders
?

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

Best

Vestax Spin

13

7

4.drum pads
?

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

Best

Stanton SC System 3

47

0

5.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.

Best

Reloop Jockey 3 ME

13

0

Ports

1.has midi input/output port
?

Controllers generally talk to your Mac or PC using MIDI over a USB connection, but sometimes it is possible to connect other devices to your controller. This allows you to control and sync various parameters using a traditional five pin DIN cable connection.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4
2.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4
3.Is compatible with Windows
?

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

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4

Miscellaneous

1.has a frequency filter
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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 S4
2.audio interface frequency rate
?

Audio interface sampling rate/frequency defines the number of samples per unit of time taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal. Sampling rate determines the quality of a digital recording.

Best

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

96kHz

96kHz

3.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 S4
4.headphone sockets
?

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

Best

Reloop Terminal Mix 8

2

1

5.mixer channels
?

With more channels available, more tracks could be mixed together. It is also possible to control additional external audio sources.

Best

Reloop Terminal Mix 8

4

4

6.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.

Best

Allen & Heath Xone 4D

20

4

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