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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2
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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 review: specs and price

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

Why is Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
    74vs40.43
  • Number of faders
    7vs5.04
  • Number of knobs
    32vs17.21
  • Encoders
    5vs1.92
  • Audio interface frequency rate
    96kHzvs57.62kHz
  • Microphone inputs
    1vs0.93
  • Outputs
    3vs2.76
  • RCA connector input ports
    4vs2.3

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Design

1.weight

3.4kg

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2.height

338mm

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3.Has backlit LED buttons
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

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

4.thickness

72mm

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10mm

5.width

500mm

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160mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.number of buttons

74

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

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2.number of faders

7

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

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3.number of knobs

32

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

5

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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Ports

1.has midi input/output port
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

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.

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

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

2.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

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

3.Is compatible with Windows
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

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

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Miscellaneous

1.has a frequency filter
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

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.audio interface frequency rate

96kHz

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.

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Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

96kHz

3.RCA connector output ports

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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12

4.headphone sockets

1

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

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5.microphone inputs

1

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.

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6.Has LED sound level Indicators
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

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

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