About Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8
Flagship All-In-One DJ System
• Cutting-edge DJ controller, Stems-ready decks and stand-alone mixer
• Stunning high-res displays react to touch-sensitive controls
• Plug-and-play with included Traktor Scratch Pro software
The Future Of DJing
Experience a new way to mix and perform with Traktor Kontrol S8 – a 4-channel stand-alone mixer, Professional audio interface and enhanced Stems-ready decks for ultimate control over the included Traktor Scratch Pro software. Touch-sensitive controls and high-res displays deliver DJ workflow that is truly cutting-edge.
Connect With Your Crowd
Get physical with the music. Touch-sensitive knobs, faders and LED-guided touch strips bring Traktor Software to life on vivid full-color displays, keeping you focused on performance – not on your laptop. The S8’s touch-and-see workflow means you connect with your music – and with your crowd.
Traktor Kontrol S8’s features work together to set your creativity in motion – DJ workflow that is truly multisensory. Touch-sensitive knobs respond to activate the Browse View, plus filter, pitch and effect parameters on the displays – all without shifting focus to the laptop.
Traktor Kontrol S8’s smart views and pop-up panels deliver dynamic visual feedback that’s more than meets the eye. Browse your library, monitor effects, improvise on the fly and more at the touch of a button – and directly within view.
Browse View: Instantly access and explore your music collection right from the S8 in Browse View.
Beatgrid View: Adjust grids on the fly with the Beatgrid View when a track needs fine tuning.
FX Panel All FX chain parameters show instantly when the FX panel is triggered by an FX knob.
Remix View: Color-coded Remix Sets’ samples and loops are all visible from the displays in Remix View.
Freeze View: Freeze View instantly slices a track in eight parts for deconstructing on the fly with the performance pads.
Performance Panels: Pop-up panels let you monitor and tweak track parameters like BPM, key and filter instantly.
Keep your tracks ready for the mix. The Beatgrid view instantly shows your grids on the displays for editing in advance or on the fly.
Trigger cue points and loops with color-coded pads for instant creative editing. The colors match the different hotcue types for easy recognition.
Remix Decks’ hands-on workflow lets you capture loops from a running track in perfect sync and layer them for advanced track edits on the fly.
Improvising With Freeze
Take a snapshot from a running track using the Freeze Button. A loop appears on the deck display ready for you to slice up with the performance pads.
Enhanced Remix Decks Control
Activate Remix Decks directly from the S8 to see your Remix Sets in full view. Trigger sounds from the performance pads and mix them in with the deck faders.
Traktor Kontrol S8 features seamless Stem Deck integration. When a Stem file is loaded onto a deck, the touch-sensitive performance faders and knobs instantly correspond to each stem part, ready for mixing, filtering or adding effects to individual elements. The display immediately switches deck flavor to the Stem View.
Two high-res color displays put Traktor Software in plain sight. Browsing, track info, effect and filter values come into view directly in front of you. Keep an eye on the running track’s ultra-crisp vector waveform. Or access Remix and Stem Decks in full view.
Remix In The Moment
Your style. Your sound. Create your signature sound with responsive Remix and Stem Deck controls. Intuitively mix in sounds with 4+4 channel Remix faders. Plus, live capture and trigger your own samples and loops using 16 color-coded performance pads.
Or explore mixing with Stems – an open file format that makes mixing with individual musical elements of a track possible. Traktor Kontrol S8 is Stems-ready – among the first DJ controllers of its kind to offer mixing possibilities with the very DNA of your music.
Built For Performance
Connect anything your setup needs – Traktor Kontrol S8 boasts the most expansive connectivity on a DJ controller yet. The on-board 4-channel mixer features unique wear-resistant faders that offer unprecedented durability. Plus, Traktor Mode buttons on every mixer channel switch between Traktor and stand-alone mode – ideal for handing the night over to the next DJ.
Designed for enhanced DJ performance, Traktor Kontrol S8 is the perfect fusion of hardware and software. The S8’s touch-and-see workflow brings the industry-leading DJ software to life under your fingertips – and right before your eyes.
Access transport controls, cue points, trigger loops and control Remix and Stem Decks directly on the unit. Plug-and-play control of Traktor Scratch Pro 2 means no mapping or control assignments necessary.
Next Generation Decks
Play different. Traktor Scratch Pro’s Effects, Remix Decks, Stem Decks and track browsing come to life on full color displays triggered by touch-sensitive controls. Two wide touch strips allow for pitch bending, track seeking and vinyl Scratch emulation.
Sixteen color-coded performance pads transform the decks into powerful live performance controls. Trigger Remix Set cells, slice up and rearrange in Freeze mode, tweak your loops or improvise using hotcues – all within view and within reach.
Not the average mixing interface. Traktor Mode buttons on every mixer channel toggle between Traktor and stand-alone mode for integrating a wealth of analog and digital gear – perfect for use with Traktor Scratch and seamless transitions between multiple setups. The S8’s 4-channel mixer section features innovative wear-resistant faders. Under the hood, inversed carbon strips prevent nightclub wear from debris and drastically Prolong fader life.
The S8 offers the most comprehensive connectivity on a Traktor controller yet. Four analog inputs with phono and mic preamps let you connect turntables, CDJs or other gear. Both XLR and RCA master outputs and 1/4 inch booth outputs connect the Traktor Kontrol S8 to any sound system imaginable.
24-bit/48kHz of built-in, pristine audio boosts output to levels designed for the most demanding situations. MIDI In and Out lets you sync Traktor with synthesizers, drum computers, MASCHINE or external effects.
Stems is a completely new way to DJ. A Stem file is an open, multi-channel audio file that contains a track split into four musical elements – bass, drums, vocals and melody for example. With each element available independently, you can mix in ways that just weren’t possible until now.
Create instant track edits, mash-ups, a cappellas and more by bringing different Stem parts in and out of the mix. And re-think the way you use effects – add effects to the vocals and leave the rest of the track dry, for example. Traktor Kontrol S8’s deck sections are purpose-built for mixing with Stems.
A New DJ Era
Stems is a completely new way to DJ. Stems is a new format for music. Stems redefines creative live performance. A Stem file is an open, multi-channel audio file that contains a track split into four musical elements -bass, drums, vocals and melody for example. With each element available independently, you can mix in ways that just weren’t possible until now.
Stems Is Enhanced Mixing
Until now, DJ mixing relied on adjusting global volume, EQ and effects for an entire track. With Stems, detailed multi-channel mixing of a track’s individual musical elements becomes possible.
Create instant track edits, mash-ups, a cappellas and more by bringing different Stem parts in and out of the mix. And re-think the way you use effects – add effects to the vocals and leave the rest of the track dry, for example.
Stems Is For Everyone
Stems was developed as an open format designed to benefit the entire music industry. DJs and Producers can create their own Stems with the free Stem Creator Tool, while software and hardware developers can access the code and specifications to integrate Stems into future music Production and performance tools.
And as a premium file format, Stems can also create new revenue streams for music labels and online retailers. This means stores like Beatport,Juno and Traxsource can regularly Provide you with all the standout new releases in Stems format. Anyone can create, perform with and distribute Stems.
Get the most out of playing with Stems using Traktor Kontrol S8,D2 or F1 – the first line of DJ controllers optimized for the new format. With Stems fully supported by the included Traktor Pro 2 software, each of these Traktor controllers are pre-mapped and designed for playing with Stems right out of the box.
You can layer Stem parts with performance faders or apply effects and filters to specific elements of a track with assignable knobs. Stems-ready Traktor hardware gets you mixing with the very DNA of your tracks.
Designed For Traktor Pro Software
Traktor Kontrol S8 is built for seamless control of the included Traktor Scratch Pro 2 – the choice DJ software of countless Professionals worldwide. Get in-depth control of your music with up to four software decks, customizable interface, time code media and advanced track library management.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 Specifications
- System Requirements
- Mac OS X 10.9 or 10.10 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM
Windows 7 or 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 or equal AMD processor, 4GB RAM
- Monitor with 1024 x 768 screen resolution, USB 2.0 or higher, OpenGL version 2.1 or higher, 1.5GB free disc space, high-speed internet connection (for installation)
- Supported Audio Formats
- MP3, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, non-DRM WMA, non-DRM AAC
- Audio Inputs (A/D): Channels
- 4 Stereo
- Audio Inputs (A/D): Sample Rate
- Audio Inputs (A/D): Bit Resolution
- Audio Inputs (A/D): Converter
- Cirrus Logic
- Line Inputs: Full Scale Level
- Line Inputs: DNR (A-weighted)
- Line Inputs: THD+N
- Line Inputs: Frequency Response
- 20Hz – 20kHz, +/- 0.1dB
- Line Inputs: Cross Talk
- At 1kHz: -116dB
- Mic Input: Full Scale Level
- At 1kHz: -7.2 dBu
- Mic Input: DNR (A-weighted)
- At 1kHz: 104dB
- Mic Input: THD+N
- At 1kHz: 0.006%
- Mic Input: Frequency response
- 20Hz – 20 kHz, +/- 0.6dB
- Phono Inputs: Input Impedance
- Phono Inputs: Full Scale Level
- At 1kHz: – 23.8dBu
- Phono Inputs: DNR (A-weighted)
- At 1kHz: 84dB
- Phono Inputs: THD+N
- At 1kHz: 0.002%
- Phono Inputs: Crosstalk
- At 1kHz: -104dB
- Audio Outputs (D/A): Channels
- 2 Stereo
- Audio Outputs (D/A): Sample Rate
- Audio Outputs (D/A): Bit Resolution
- Audio Outputs (D/A): Converter
- Cirrus Logic
- Maximum Output Level
- Line Outputs: DNR (A-weighted)
- Line Outputs: THD+N
- Line Outputs: Frequency Response
- 20Hz – 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB
- Line Outputs: Crosstalk
- At 1kHz: -115dB
- Line Outputs (RCA): Maximum Output Level
- +14 dBu
- Line Outputs (RCA): DNR (A-weighted)
- Line Outputs (RCA): THD+N
- Line Outputs (RCA): Frequency Response
- 20Hz – 20kHz, +/- 0.1dB
- Line Outputs (RCA): Crosstalk
- At 1kHz: -117dB
- Headphone Output: Load Impedance
- 16 – 600Ohms
- Headphone Output: Maximum Output Level
- +7.2dBu (32Ohms load)
- Headphone Output: DNR (A-weighted)
- Headphone Output: THD+N
- Headphone Output: Frequency Response
- 20Hz – 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB
- Headphone Output: Crosstalk
- At 1kHz: -59dB
- Dimensions (D x H x W)
- 38.7 x 6.6 x 58.5cm / 15.24 x 2.60 x 23.03″
- 5kg / 11.02lbs