EDM Gear: Native Instruments' Releases New Traktor Kontrol X1- Adding Touch Control For Your Music; Out August 1st

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EDM Gear: Native Instruments' Releases New Traktor Kontrol X1- Adding Touch Control For Your Music; Out August 1st

In EDM culture, the Traktor Kontrol X1 is already the industry standard when it comes to power and portability features for controlling Traktor decks and effects. Whether DJing all-digital, or using timecode control, the new X1 can give you instant control over essential DJ functions on 2 track decks for seamless command of Traktor software and a design that feels instantly familiar.

The highlight of the new X1 is a tactile touch strip that brings you hands on control of the music without ever having to reach for your turntable or CDJ. It looks like it’s a reliable tool for quick nudging, track seeking, or loops and effects control. Here are some highlights of the control features of the new touch strip:

Take physical control of your music with or without turntables or CDJs. Traktor Kontrol X1's multi-purpose touch strip delivers ultra-precise command over track position, pitch bend, and even FX at the swipe of a finger. Digital displays and LED indicators provide visual feedback so you know where you stand when the night is in full swing.

Control one or both decks simultaneously. From nudging or needle dropping, to quick access playback functions like track seeking or loop length, the touch strip’s default settings instantly adapt to match your needs - your fingers do the rest.

The touch strip also interprets functions based on deck status – when stopped, it’s assigned to track seeking or needle dropping. When playing, pitchbend is activated. For your own trademark sound, assign the touch strip to control any effect parameter in seconds.

Watch the Native Instruments video below to get a better idea of what the new Kontrol X1 can do:

The Kontrol X1 MK2 is available August 1st 2013.

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