Native Instruments announced its new generation S2 and S4 controllers yesterday.
There was a price drop on these units last month, so we knew the new ones were coming and here they are.
Both S2 and S4 had a face lift with improved jogwheels and buttons. Another major feature we see is the native compatiblity with Traktor DJ IOS software.
Don’t expect big changes compared to the previous versions of these controllers, just a cosmetic make over and some improvements.
Features like the Flux mode, RGB buttons and the booth output on S4 may attrack you for an upgrade, otherwise if you already own the previous version of these Traktor units, it really doesn’t make much sense to go for the new ones.
Especially with the price drop on old units while supplies last is a money saving option.
On the other hand, for those planning on using their laptops and IOS devices depending on the occasion, the new S2 is a good choice for the budget and S4 for its pro features.
Oh, by the way, they both ship loaded with a full version of Traktor Pro 2.
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Once they are in the market for sale, Traktor S2 will be priced at $499 and S4 for $799 (US prices).