Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S8

Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S8

Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S8

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Product Highlights

  • 4+4 Channel Remix Deck Faders
  • Integrated Professional Audio Interface
  • Dual High Resolution Displays
  • LED-Guided Touch Strip Controls
  • Standalone 4-Channel Mixer Operation
  • Browse Library and Monitor Effects
  • 16 Color Coded Pads
  • Improvise On the Fly with Remix Decks
  • Freeze Snapshots of Tracks
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Native Instruments S8 overview

  • 1Description

The Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is an all-in-one combination 4-channel stand-alone mixer, professional audio interface, and DJ controller for TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO software. It improves upon the original with a streamlined workflow using the controller's dual built-in high-res displays, knobs, faders, and LED guided touch-sensitive strip controls.

The high-resolution displays allow you to browse tracks, see track info, see the track's vector waveform, access remix decks, as well as effect and filter values. The controller has 4+4 channel remix deck faders for live capture and triggering of your own samples and loops using the device's 16 color-coded performance pads.

The integrated audio interface provides 24-bit 48 kHz resolution and enables connection to turntables, CDJs, and other musical equipment for operation in TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO and stand-alone modes. Master outputs are provided on RCA and XLR connectors and 1/4" booth outputs enable connecting the controller to a club sound system.

High-Resolution Displays
Allows you to browse track info, vector waveforms, effect values, filter values, and the Remix decks directly from the controller
Remix In the Moment
Create your signature sound using the 4+4 channel Remix deck faders and capture and trigger samples or loops using the 16 color-coded performance pads
Wear-Resistant Faders
Provides durable reliability
TRAKTOR Mode Buttons
Allows you to switch between TRAKTOR and stand-alone mode
Designed For TRAKTOR PRO Software
Provides in-depth control of your music with up to four software decks, customizable interface, timecode media, and advanced track library management
Touch Sensitive Controls
Provides touch sensitive knobs for the browse view, plus filter, pitch, and effect parameters without shifting the focus to the laptop
Smart Views
Deliver dynamic visual feedback for browsing your library, monitoring effects, and improvising on the fly
Beatgrid View
Allows you to keep tracks ready to mix in advance or on the fly
Color-Coded Pads
Triggers cue points and loops with color coordination for easy recognition
Live Capturing
Allows you to capture loops from a running track in sync and then layer them for advanced track edits on the fly
Freeze Button
Enables taking a snapshot from a running track so that a loop appears on the deck display ready to be sliced up and assigned to the performance pads
Enhanced Remix Decks Control
Activate Remix decks directly from the controller, trigger sounds using the performance pads, and mix them in with the deck faders
Touch Sensitive Strip Controls
Allow for pitch bending, track seeking, and vinyl scratch emulation
Sixteen Color-Coded Performance Pads
Trigger remix set cells, slice up and rearrange in freeze mode, tweak your loops, or improvise using hotcues
Audio Interface
Provides Four analog inputs with phono and mic preamps for connecting turntables, CDJs and other gear. XLR and RCA master outputs and 1/4" booth outputs enable connecting the device to most sound systems
Provides 24-bit 48 kHz audio resolution
Lets you sync TRAKTOR with synthesizer, drum computers, MASCHINE, or external effects


Track Preparation
Allows you to browse and find favorite tracks in seconds with full iTunes integration
Track BPM, beatgrids, and key automatically on import
Software Mixer
Provides customized features such as different EQ and filter types modeled after industry favorites
Looping and Cueing
Provides advanced looping features that allow you to take snapshots of tracks and keep them in time while changing loop lengths on the fly
Offers over 30 studio-grade effects, 4 individual FX units, and one-knob Macro FX for adding texture to tracks
Loop Recorder
Records audio from a live source, master out, or individual channels for creative multi-layered overdubs
DVS and CD Control
Mix digital files using turntables or CDJs using the included 2 kHz control signal 120 g digital control vinyl or CD control
Remix Decks and Remix Sets
Let you slice, loop, edit and deconstruct tracks with content that can be downloaded online
In the Box
Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S8
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Native Instruments S8 specs

    System Requirements Monitor with 1024 x 768 screen resolution
    USB 2.0 or higher
    OpenGL version 2.1 or higher,
    1.5 GB free disc space
    High-speed internet connection (for installation)

    Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.9 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM

    Windows 7 or 8 (latest Service Pack 32/64 bit), 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 or AMD A-Series, 4 GB RAM
    Supported Audio Formats MP3, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, non-DRM WMA (Windows), non-DRM AAC
    I/O 4x switchable line/phono RCA stereo input pairs
    1x combo XLR 1/4" mic input
    1x 1/4" mic input
    1x 5-pin MIDI In
    1x USB Type-B

    1x 5-pin MIDI out
    2x RCA master outputs (stereo pair)
    2x XLR-3M master output (stereo pair)
    2x 1/4" booth outputs
    Channels 4 stereo
    Sample Rate 48 kHz
    Resolution 24-bit
    Converter Cirrus Logic
    Audio Input
    Full Scale Input Level Line Input: +13 dBu
    Mic Input: -7.2 dBu
    Phono Input: -23.8 dBu
    DNR Line Input (A-weighted): 113 dB
    Mic Input (A-weighted): 104 dB
    Phono Input (A-weighted): 84 dB
    THD + N Line Input (at 1 kHz): 0.001%
    Mic Input (at 1 kHz): 0.006%
    Phono Input (at 1 kHz): 0.002%
    Frequency Response Line Input: 20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.1 dB
    Mic Input: 20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.6 dB
    Crosstalk Line Input: -116 dB (at 1 kHz)
    Phono Input (At 1 kHz): -105 dB
    Audio Output
    Channels 2 stereo
    Sample Rate 48 kHz
    Resolution 24-bit
    Converter Cirrus Logic
    Maximum Output Level Line Output: +20 dBu
    RCA Output: +14 dBu
    Headphone Output: +7.2 dBu
    DNR Line Output (XLR and 1/4" booth, A-weighted): 108 dB
    RCA Output (A-weighted): 108 dB (A-weighted)
    Headphones Output (A-weighted): 109 dB
    THD+N Line Output (XLR and 1/4" booth, at 1 kHz): 0.001%
    RCA Output (At 1 kHz): 0.001%
    Headphones Output (At 1 kHz): 0.07%
    Frequency Response Line Output (XLR and 1/4" Booth): 20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.2 dB
    RCA Output: 20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.1 dB
    Headphone Output: 20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.2 dB
    Crosstalk Line Output (XLR and 1/4" Booth, at 1 kHz): -115 dB
    RCA Output (At 1 kHz): -117 dB
    Headphone Output (At 1 kHz) : -63 dB
    Headphone Impedance 16 to 600 Ohms
    Dimensions (D x W x H) 15.2 x 23.0 x 2.6" (38.7 x 58.5 x 6.6 cm)
    Weight 11 lb (5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 14.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 16.8 x 5.7"

    Native Instruments S8 reviews

    TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an Awesome Controller Awesome controller. Worth every penny.
    Date published: 2017-08-02
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