• l3f

    First thing I did when I set up my X1 for the first time was mapping the left browser knob to tree list instead of track list, and that’s how I never had to touch the keyboard. I organize in playlists located to the tree to the left. Both browser knobs doing the same thing when turned felt a bit wrong. The solution of taking one away is a mistake, imho.

    Touch strip is an ok idea but I seriously doubt it’s going to be more accurate or faster than shift+browser turn for seeking. Loop leds are the only addition that I liked together with the smaller fx assign buttons.

    What would be great is a LED strip screen with the active deck’s waveform. Even if it made the unit more expensive. As it is, I feel the older X1 is more functional for me.

  • Bastard MIke

    so I had a friend who is a dealer run this by NI and they’re adamantly saying that this is not true at all. It’s seems to have all the information and too perfect to not be it. Could it be a huge hoax?

  • M4d

    This is the remix of “Me duele” made by Wobble Lovers and MC Rayna http://www.wobblelovers.com

  • Deksel

    Some things I haven’t heard anything about:

    1: there seem to be 10 little leds, ranging from light blue to yellow above the touchstrips. Any ideas what these could be for?

    2: with the multicolored LED push buttons, would NI go for the HID propriatary coding seen in the F1, or would it regular MIDI?

  • David

    Thumbs up for random pandas

  • J. Cano

    With an s2, an f1 and an x1 mk2, could I control 3 track decks and one remix set?

    • Jay Dizzle

      You would have to mapped The s2, or download a 4 deck map.

  • Wedding PartyDJs

    It looks amazing and we will pick one up but I will really miss having dedicated a ‘CUP’ control. It’s great for slamming in a completely different track.

  • Joost van der Laan
  • http://www.justmuziq.com/ Lion

    I would like to see — from anyone, really — a controller like the Kontrol F1 (pads sized and spaced to allow more relaxed positioning of the fingers) with velocity sensitivity.

    • Rotem Ayalon

      U mean like MASCHINE MK2? :)

      • http://www.justmuziq.com/ Lion

        Nah, pads needs to be smaller. More like the Ableton Push, but doesnt need to be 64 pads or nearly as expensive.

  • Salmon Solly-p Potgieter

    Think they need to bring out a white version :-)

  • Seb

    The font is identical to the one used on the new Z1 …

  • jonjons

    The font used in the NI product renders are always different than the ones on the shipping product. Notice rounded Os on the main rendered picture on the F1 page but squared Os on the actual product.

  • Rotem Ayalon

    No it doesn’t. You simply load using the arrow keys.

  • ithinkmynameismoose

    Yes it does, for one thing I dont actually touch the laptop while playing but more importantly (because I wasn’t even referring to loading at all) having two wheels to scroll is faster than only one. With larger playlists its a useful feature.

  • Damgood

    Unless there is a built-in hub, that wouldn’t work. It’s to do with the USB standard I think & not the unit itself (“daisy-chaining” isn’t possible as I understand the USB standard). Why is a USB hub such an inconvenience anyway? You are talking about carrying 2 pieces of gear already. My laptop has 2 USB 2.0 ports & 2 USB 3.0. That’s 4 ports…which is plenty. Sounds like your laptop manufacturer is to blame & not NI. Maybe you should hit them up.

  • Damgood

    You are aware you can change the mapping, right? I had an original X1 that I used by itself to run Traktor. The easiest thing to do would be to reverse the mapping (so the modifier changes the Snap & Quantization instead of the other way around).

  • Ninja

    According to the pictures there seem to be 4 hot cues, and with the shift button i am sure that also means up to 8 hot cues as well ;) Personally I thought the X1 sucked, the MK2 actually is mature…

  • Anonymous

    Agree. Too few buttons for the critical features, too many buttons for useless new functions like flux mode (imo).

  • Ninja

    Have you tried looking in the manual to Traktor? I am sure everything you are looking for is there.. I know that settings can be saved as a file, also cues and analysed can be saved as well (i bring that file with me on a USB so i dont need to analyse all my songs all over when i am on someone elses computer.. )

  • Jay Dizzle

    I’ve made a map for the X1 (midi mode) for that. Try it if ya like :) https://maps.djtechtools.com/mappings/1648