Native Instruments says Traktor Kontrol S2 (http://www.native-instruments.com/s2 ) is now available in stores worldwide. It’s available at a suggested retail price of US$669.
The integrated DJ performance system is based on a compact version of the Kontrol S4 hardware. Kontrol S2 Provides a “2+1” setup with sample decks, as well as mixing and effect features, all based on the included Traktor Pro 2 software.
To offer DJs a more portable alternative to the Professional 4-deck Traktor Kontrol S4 system, the Kontrol S2 is centered around a new compact controller hardware. It purportedly provides the same high-resolution jog wheels, combined with ergonomic controls for cueing, looping and effects.
The integrated 24bit/96 kHz sound card with its dual stereo outputs is based on the technology of the Traktor audio interface range. The two playback decks of the Traktor Kontrol S2 are complemented by the Sample Decks of the latest Traktor Pro 2 software, which can add up to eight simultaneous one-shot samples or beat-synced loops to the mix.