There’s a whole debate to be had over which microphones to use, what software to use on your PC, how to soundproof a room, and so on. But what often gets overlooked is taking the sound from a studio quality microphone and getting it into the software in the first place.
Native Instruments' Traktor Kontrol Z1 mixer module brings powerful hands-on mixing control to your digital DJ rig. Designed to integrate effortlessly with Traktor DJ (for iOS) and Traktor Pro 2, the Traktor Kontrol Z1 is both the intuitive controller you've been looking for and the high-end 24-bit/96kHz audio interface your music deserves. All three of its faders are extremely touch-responsive, and you'll be blown away by the feel and texture of each knob. And, to top it off, there's even a full cue controller onboard the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1.
All the hands-on DJ mixing controls you need
If you're after super-portable, traditional 2-deck mixing control for your Traktor rig, then the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1 is it. There's nothing confusing or overwhelming about the Traktor Kontrol Z1's extremely straightforward layout. In addition to a pair of channel volume sliders and a crossfader, you get dedicated 3-band EQ controls, filter controls (which can act as effects sends), and a cue mix section. Use it on its own or match it up with your Traktor Kontrol F1 or X1 units for even more hands-on control options!
Killer 4-channel sound card onboard
It doesn't matter how good a DJ you are, if your sound is second rate, then your show will suffer. That's why Native Instruments packed an amazing 4-output sound card into their Traktor Kontrol Z1 DJ controller. This onboard audio interface features two independent stereo outputs including a pair of RCA connections on the back for the PA and a headphone jack in the front for your cue mix. What's more, this onboard sound card is capable of supporting up to 24-bit/96kHz audio, providing you with excellent dynamics and clear sound from the deepest bass to the most sparkling highs.
Turn your iPad into a 2-deck DJ rig
Here's something else that's really cool about the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1: It's fully compatible with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. When you combine the Traktor Kontrol Z1 with Native Instruments' Traktor DJ app (available in the Apple App Store), you end up with a freakishly portable 2-deck DJ rig. What's more, the Traktor Kontrol Z1 will even charge your iOS device as you DJ. How cool is that!?
Controller Style Mixer Mixer Section 2-channel Faders 2 x volume Crossfader Standard Audio Interface 4-out, 24-bit/96kHz Outputs 1 x stereo RCA pair, 1 x headphones USB 1 x Type B Included Software Traktor LE 2 Width 4.7" Depth 11.5" Height 2" Manufacturer Part Number 22180
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- SUPER FAST AND EFFECTIVE
Like all the Native Instruments gear in my arsenal, it's simple to plug-and-play. I unboxed it, plugged in the USB, fired up Traktor and was mixing right away. This mixer works flawlessly.
The knobs are solid and turn smoothly, while the crossfader glides easily and quickly. There are not a lot of controls to mess with on this mixer, but that's one of the things that I like most about it: start-stop tracks, cue, mix, EQ, and that's pretty much it!
Another solid piece of equipment from Native Instruments, definitely glad that I picked one up.