Traktor Kontrol F1March 20th, 2012 ⋅ Tech ⋅ by Ryan
Native Instruments have announced an exciting new addition to their Traktor range. Launching alongside Traktor 2.5, the Kontrol F1 is a pad-based, USB-powered hardware controller built to control new advanced Remix Decks in the updated mixing software.
Featuring 16 multi-colored touch-sensitive LED pads, an advanced global control section as well as an ergonomic mixer section including four volume faders and dedicated filter knobs, the F1 allows users to switch between up to 64 tracks, loops and one-shot samples on each deck. Compatible with stand alone DJ mixers as well as Native’s own S4 and S2 controllers, the F1 can be easily transported and used in a variety of existing set ups
Available on May 30th for a suggested retail price of $370 / 345 USD and at the NI Online Shop, the Kontrol F1 will also ship with a full version of Traktor Pro 2.5. All owners of Traktor Pro 2, Traktor Scratch Pro, and the S4 and S2 will also receive the new software as a free update on May 30th.