Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ Controller
Experience a new way to mix and perform with TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 – a 4-channel stand-alone mixer, professional audio interface, and enhanced Stems*-ready decks for ultimate control over the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO software. Touch-sensitive controls and high-res displays deliver DJ workflow that is truly cutting-edge.
TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is designed for ultimate mixing with Stems – the open, multi-channel audio format for creative DJing. A Stem file contains a track split into four musical elements – bass, drums, vocals, and melody, for example.
Transition between elements stem-by-stem instead of using global volume and EQ control for an entire track. Or apply effects just to a specific stem. And to get really creative, swap elements across multiple decks – take the vocals from one track and mix it with the beat from another.
Get physical with the music. Touch-sensitive knobs, faders, and LED-guided touch strips bring TRAKTOR software to life on vivid full-color displays, keeping you focused on performance – not on your laptop. The S8’s touch-and-see workflow means you connect with your music – and with your crowd.
Two high-res color displays put TRAKTOR software in plain sight. Browsing, track info, effect, and filter values come into view directly in front of you. Keep an eye on the running track’s ultra-crisp vector waveform. Or access Remix and Stem Decks in full view.
For even more detailed track-editing on the fly, create your signature sound with responsive Remix Deck controls. Intuitively mix in sounds with the 4+4 channel performance faders . Plus, live capture and trigger your own samples and loops using the 16 color-coded performance pads.
Your style. Your sound. This is enhanced DJ performance.
Connect anything your setup needs – TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 boasts the most expansive connectivity on a DJ controller yet. The on-board 4-channel mixer features unique wear-resistant faders that offer unprecedented durability.
Plus, TRAKTOR Mode buttons on every mixer channel switch between TRAKTOR and stand-alone mode – ideal for handing the night over to the next DJ.
TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is built for seamless control of the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2* – the DJ software trusted by countless professionals worldwide. Get in-depth control of your music with up to four software decks, Stems support, customizable interface, and advanced track library management.
TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s features work together to set your creativity in motion – DJ workflow that is truly multisensory.
Touch-sensitive knobs respond to activate the Browse View, plus filter, pitch, and effect parameters on the displays – all without shifting focus to the laptop.
TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s smart views and pop-up panels deliver dynamic visual feedback that’s more than meets the eye. Browse your library, monitor effects, improvise on the fly, and more at the touch of a button – and directly within view.
When a Stem file is loaded onto a deck, the touch-sensitive performance faders and knobs instantly correspond to each stem part, ready for mixing, filtering, or adding effects to individual elements. The display immediately switches deck flavor to the Stem View.
Trigger cue points and loops with color-coded pads for instant creative editing. The colors match the different hotcue types for easy recognition.
Take a snapshot from a running track using the Freeze Button. A loop appears on the deck display ready for you to slice up with the performance pads.
Remix Decks’ hands-on workflow lets you capture loops from a running track in perfect sync and layer them for advanced track edits on the fly.
Activate Remix Decks directly from the S8 to see your Remix Sets in full view. Trigger sounds from the performance pads and mix them in with the deck faders.
Keep your tracks ready for the mix. The Beatgrid view instantly shows your grids on the displays for editing in advance or on the fly.
Designed for enhanced DJ performance, TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is the perfect fusion of hardware and software.
The S8’s touch-and-see workflow brings the industry-leading DJ software to life under your fingertips – and right before your eyes.
Access transport controls, cue points, trigger loops, and control Remix and Stem Decks directly on the unit. Plug-and-play control of TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 means no mapping or control assignments necessary.
Play different. TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO’s Effects, Remix Decks, Stem Decks, and track browsing come to life on full color displays triggered by touch-sensitive controls. Two wide touch strips allow for pitch bending, track seeking, and vinyl scratch emulation.
Sixteen color-coded performance pads transform the decks into powerful live performance controls. Trigger Remix Set cells, slice up and rearrange in Freeze mode, tweak your loops, or improvise using hotcues – all within view, and within reach.
Not the average mixing interface. TRAKTOR Mode buttons on every mixer channel toggle between TRAKTOR and stand-alone mode for integrating a wealth of analog and digital gear – perfect for use with TRAKTOR SCRATCH and seamless transitions between multiple setups.
The S8’s 4-channel mixer section features innovative wear-resistant faders. Under the hood, inversed carbon strips prevent nightclub wear from debris and drastically prolong fader life.
The S8 offers the most comprehensive connectivity on a TRAKTOR controller yet. Four analog inputs with phono and mic preamps let you connect turntables, CDJs or other gear. Both XLR and RCA master outputs and 1/4 inch booth outputs connect the TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 to any sound system imaginable.
24-bit/48kHz of built-in, pristine audio boosts output to levels designed for the most demanding situations. MIDI In and Out lets you sync TRAKTOR with synthesizers, drum computers, MASCHINE, or external effects.Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 Features:
- Cutting-Edge DJ Controller, Stems-Ready Decks, And Stand-Alone Mixer
- Stunning High-Res displays React To Touch-Sensitive Controls
- Plug-And-Play With Included TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO Software