Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3 4-Channel DJ System with Haptic Drive
About This Product
Traktor Kontrol S4 lets you connect with your tracks in entirely new ways: Not only do its motorized jog wheels spin and react to nudging, scratching, pitch-fading, and backspins, they transmit cue points, loop markers, and more direct to your fingertips. And with RGB LED rings and high-res color displays keeping all the info you need front and center in the booth, everything you need is right where you need it – so you're free to focus on your mix.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3 Features:
- 4-Channel DJ System with Haptic Drive.
- Mix your own way with versatile motorized jog wheels that transmit cue points and more direct to your fingertips.
- Intuitive visual feedback from RGB LED rings and high-res color displays.
- Integrated pro-grade audio interface with external inputs on each channel, headphone outs, mic inputs, and DVS support.
- Seamless integration with included TRAKTOR PRO 3 software.
We've re-envisioned what jog wheels can do, and what you can do with them. They're now motorized, and provide you with haptic feedback. It's a new way of connecting with your tracks in three different modes.
New all-hands-on deck design, including 16 RGB pads for Hotcues and samples, and new Mixer FX. Keep track of transport information, Stems, and Remix decks, with two high-res screens.
Traktor Pro 3
We've included the best version of our flagship DJ software yet. With an improved audio engine, a brand new user interface that makes things easier to see in the club, one-touch Mixer FX, and loads more.
Visual Deck Feedback
You can instantly see which deck you're on when playing across four channels, with color-coded light rings and deck buttons. Visualization of track tempo, play mode, and nudging makes your mixing plain to see.
Haptic Drive Reconnects You With Your Music
Something you'll want to touch: Meet Haptic Drive – new, motorized, touch-sensitive jog wheels that give you haptic feedback. They spin like vinyl, so you can nudge, stop, and spin them back however you want. Adjust the start/stop time and torque to match them to your mixing style.
Feel Loops and Cue Points With Haptic Feedback
- Cue points and loops click as you scroll past them with the jog wheels
- Spin the deck to the next cue point to line up tracks in a second
- Spend less time looking at the screen, and more time reading the dancefloor
- Motorized jog wheels spin according to track tempo and deck behavior
- Nudge records and slow them down using the rim of the jog wheel while mixing, for an old-school turntable feel
- Ride the touch-sensitive top plate slipmat-style, or spin the deck back for peak-time rewinds
- Traditional spin-to-nudge jog wheel behavior that speeds up or slows down the deck
- RGB light ring indicates deck spin – see how fast tracks are playing, and how you're manipulating them
- Haptic feedback means you can mix in one track while quickly finding cue points or loops on the next
Work within a layout that's second nature. Trigger loops and samples, manipulate effects, and load tracks with dedicated controls. Blend your chops and cuts across four channels with super durable Carbon Protect faders. Adjust the crossfader curve and choose from different mixer EQ models to tailor everything to your own DJ style.
Stay On Track: Color Coded Deck Visualization
Get your essential transport, deck, and tempo visualization at a glance, with adaptive RGB light rings on each deck. Make sure you're stopping the right track with different color coding when mixing on four channels. See which jog wheel mode you're using, and get real-time feedback on how much you're nudging or stalling the deck.
High-Res Displays: See Everything You Need
Two high-resolution displays keep your eyes on the mix as well as your ears. Easily see tempo, looping, track time, and waveform information, as well as Stem and Remix deck components. Open up a big filter and cut the bass, before switching decks and dropping a new kick without looking anywhere else.
Mixer FX: Modulate With One Touch
A good DJ set isn't just about a thoughtful selection of tracks, but what happens between them. With the new Mixer FX, you can use just one knob to create instant buildups, breakdowns, and high-energy transitions to give the crowd a workout. Choose from eight effects and three smooth filters – from a tripped-out time gate, to delays, huge reverbs, and more.
Onboard Audio Interface: Connect with Every Setup
There's plenty of room for developing your very own setup, with a club-grade, 24-bit / 96-kHz audio interface that always keeps you sounding pristine. Use external inputs on each channel to mix audio from other sources, connect microphones, and monitor through a new booth output. Crate-diggers can hook up turntables to play their record store finds, as well as play digital tracks with DVS support.
Remix on The Fly with Stems and Samples
Scale up your sets with Stems and loops. Trigger one-shot sounds and samples to inject new energy into your mix.
Stems: The Stems audio format splits tracks into four musical components, such as drums, bass, vocals, and melody, so you can mix them independently. Edit and re-edit in the heat of the moment, blend basslines and vocals from tracks you know to create tracks you didn't.
Remix Decks: One-shot samples and loops on Remix decks blur the lines between DJ and live performance. Insert vocals, samples, atmospheric effects, and more into a Remix deck to trigger and manipulate them in sync with the rest of your mix.
SOUNDS.COM: Access thousands of royalty-free hits and loops – from drums to synths, instruments, vocals, and more. Search by BPM, genre, style, and key. Drag-and-drop them into Remix decks to add a new dimension to your mix and expand its sonic palette.
A New Club Classic
For years, the KONTROL S4 has brought TRAKTOR's club heritage wherever DJs want. The latest generation goes one step further, combining a tried and tested workflow with new, innovative ways to mix on four decks – Haptic Drive jog wheels, Mixer FX, and more bring you even closer to the crowd and your music.
Haptic Drive: The Jog Wheel, Reinvented
Haptic Drive gives you a new kind of feedback on touch-sensitive, motorized jog wheels. Change the torque and start/stop times to suit any DJ style – whether you're a laid-back beatmatcher or backspin aficionado. Get closer to your music in three modes – Tuntable Mode, Jog Mode, and Beatgrid Adjust Mode.
Three Modes: Mix with More
Spinning jog wheels in Turntable Mode let you nudge and scratch like you would with vinyl. Or use classic Jog Mode for spin-to-nudge response. Because you feel loops and cue points as you scroll past them, you can line up tracks in a second and let your fingers do the mixing. Beatgrid Adjust Mode lets you adjust the track's beatgrid on the fly, so you're always in sync.
RGB Light Rings: Your Sound, Surrounded
RGB light rings around each jog wheel deliver quick, responsive tempo and nudging visualization on each deck. DJs using four decks can stay on-track with jog wheel color-coding, and track-end warnings make sure you're never caught out.
New Mixer FX: Your One-Touch Secret Weapon
Easy to use and instant – Mixer FX give you control over club-grade filters, delays, gates, reverbs, and more. They're great for big transitions, or to accentuate and control the nuances and ambience of your set – depending on the dancefloor. Use them either on their own, or in combination with the usual TRAKTOR Deck FX for fun ways to shift your sound.
Color Displays: All Hands on Deck
Create quick and evolving mixes with everything you need in one place. Each high-resolution display shows track, key, tempo, looping, Hotcue, and waveform information. Control Stems and samples directly with dedicated controls, and access powerful software tools at your fingertips.
Hard To Break: Carbon Protect Faders
Upside-down carbon strips in our revised fader design mean better protection from liquids, dust, and other substances, because they no longer fall onto the conductive carbon surface. It's a simple trick that makes a big difference to their durability – especially in a world of DJ-booth drinks and packed-out dancefloors.
All You Need: Expanded Connectivity
The TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 is equipped with an integrated, club-grade 24-bit / 96-kHz audio interface, with external input options on every channel. Connect turntables for crate-diggers, drum machines and synths for hybrid wizards, or anything else you can think of to push the boundaries of your mix. When connected to TRAKTOR PRO 3, the software adds headroom to the signal, before TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 gives it an analog boost – meaning better sound at club levels.
Traktor Pro 3: Crafted to Perform
Audio engine improvements and a redesigned user interface make TRAKTOR PRO 3 the best-sounding and most powerful version yet. Dig into extensive re-editing and mixing possibilities with loops, Hotcues, Flux Mode, samples, beat-syncing, and the industry's largest FX suite – for easy experimentation and soundscape creation.
From head-bobbing bar beats to midnight main-room experimentation. With intuitive and powerful tools for soundscape exploration, TRAKTOR PRO 3 makes any mix possible.
Sync That Never Skips A Beat
For mixing samples, loops, using Flux Mode and more. Hit Sync, and TRAKTOR keeps the elements of your mix perfectly matched. This is especially good for more advanced techniques like triggering additional loops and samples, or for syncing external gear with your TRAKTOR setup.
Loop, Jump, and Juggle
Really make a mix your own. Use pads on TRAKTOR hardware to juggle Hotcues or to jump between drops and breaks to chop and screw your tracks. Loop and move encoders let you quickly re-edit in the heat of the moment. With TRAKTOR's industry-leading beatsync, jumps and loops are always completely seamless.
Full FX Suite
From dubby drums to reverb-rinsed vocals – effects in TRAKTOR let you create soundscapes that are out of this world. Dial in over 40 customizable Deck FX that range from subtle beatshifts to all-out sonic destruction. We freshly developed new Mixer FX for easy-to-use modulation that sounds huge.
Mirror Your Mixing Style
If you only need two decks and nothing else, you can set up TRAKTOR to show you just that. If you're running an external input, two track decks and a Remix Deck with samples, you can customize TRAKTOR to show that too. Make the interface fit your style, so you always see everything you need at a glance.
TRAKTOR's audio engine is the result of almost two decades of development, and TRAKTOR PRO 3 sees further improvement with the integration of Elastique 3 time stretching, and an improved master limiter. It's a sound that has filled everything from house-party speaker setups to large club systems and festival rigs.
Clever Track Collection
An effective track collection is one you can use without thinking, so you can keep your head in the mix. Quickly find the tracks you know will work the crowd by structuring your library in a way that suits you. Filter by track type to find Remix Sets and Stems tracks easily, and create preparation lists for smooth DJ sets.
Remix Decks and Stems
Shift your set from DJing into the realm of live performance. Load one-shot samples or loops within a Remix Deck and trigger them to expand the sonic palette of your mix. Stems let you individually work with parts of a track for unique and spontaneous reworks – use the vocal stem and pair it with a new break to create a re-edit the crowd won't hear anywhere else.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 Specifications:
Included software: TRAKTOR PRO 3
Deck FX Slots / # of FX (Software): 4 / 40+
Dimensions and Weight: 13.3" x 21.3" x 2.5" (33.9 x 54.2 x 6.5 cm) / 9.4lbs. (4.3 kg)
Total number of pads: 16 (RGB)
Audio interface: 24-bit / 96 kHz
Inputs: 2 photo in, 4 line in
Mic inputs: 2 (XLR, 1/4" TRS)
Main out: XLR
macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM
Windows 10 version 1803 or later (64 Bit), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 4 GB RAM
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS
MP3, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, non-DRM AAC
Monitor with 1280 x 800 screen resolution, USB 2.0, 1 GB free disc space. An internet connection and a graphics card which supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate TRAKTOR software. Once installed and activated, all products can be used offline.
Core Audio, WASAPI, ASIO, DirectSound
542 mm / 339 mm / 60.5 mm
21.34" / 13.35" / 2.38"
Audio Inputs (A/D)
|Sample Rate / Resolution||96-kHz / 24-bit|
|Converter||Cirrus Logic CS5368|
|DNR (a-weighted)||110 dB|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0.1/- 0.05 dB|
|DNR (a-weighted) @ 1 kHz||104 dB|
|Frequency response||20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0.04/- 2.7 dB|
|DNR (a-weighted) @ 1 kHz||78 dB|
Audio Outputs (D/A)
|Sample Rate / Resolution||96-kHz / 24-bit|
|Converter||Cirrus Logic CS4385|
Line Outputs (XLR & 1/4" Booth)
|DNR (a-weighted)||110 dB|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0.4/- 0.2 dB|
Line Outputs (RCA)
|DNR (a-weighted)||110 dB|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0.6/- 0.2dB|
|DNR (a-weighted)||104 dB|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0.4/- 0.3 dB|
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