Native Instruments today announced Audio Kontrol 1, a compact high-performance USB 2.0 audio interface that addresses the typical needs of many musicians, producers and DJs in a highly portable and affordable package. Combining professional sound quality with high versatility, and equipped with a comprehensive software package, Audio Kontrol 1 was designed to meet a specific “sweet spot” in terms of performance, functionality and price. In addition, it comes with Traktor 3 LE, a new DJ software based on Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ Studio. Audio Kontrol 1 will be available in October 2006 for a suggested retail price of US$299.