We recently hosted another open house in our San Francisco pop-up store, featuring tutorial sessions, the new Kontrol S8 hardware and a smoking performance from DJ Teeko, who expertly combines turntablism, controllers, and analog synths! Fortunately the cameras were rolling so we captured the best moments along with an improv Q&A session that covers his musical tools.
Native Instruments announced this morning that they’re dropping the Kontrol Z2‘s price for a February “Heavy Valentine” sales special – marked down about $200 (25%) to a new price of $599 / €599. This becomes especially valuable to new Traktor users who don’t have a full version of the software yet, as the $599 pricetag […]
Unless you’re deep into the DMC scene, it’s not that common to see in-depth analysis of other DJ’s performances, tricks, and routines – but today our friends over at DubSpot have done just that. Except instead of someone else analyzing a routine, DJ Shiftee is looking at his own routine on the Kontrol Z2 mixer […]
We’ve seen exciting advancements in live looping and performance control in recent years, particularly in Beardyman’s new setup. Today we’re excited to share this video (originally published by WiredUK in January) of Imogen Heap and her 3D performance gloves that she uses to control her Ableton Live session. “It’s really like playing an instrument in […]
After DJ Craze’s routine, we knew that Shiftee would be itching to take a stab at a routine on the Kontrol Z2 – and it’s finally here. With a brand new gold-topped Maschine MkII to match his golden Technics 1200s, Shiftee most certainly will account for a fair amount of holiday gear lust for DJs […]
It’s been a long time coming – our readers have been asking for years for Ean to share what he’s got inside of his DJ bag. Now that the CNTRL tour is in full swing, it was the perfect opportunity to get an on-the-road video with the controllerist legend himself! Check out the complete inside […]
When the Kontrol Z2 mixer first was announced, it was clear that one of the areas that Native Instruments was trying to focus the appeal of the product was as a turntablist centerpiece. As predicted a number of our readers, the Traktor team brought in 5x DMC Champion DJ Craze for a routine on the […]
The new version of Traktor Pro that was featured in the Kontrol Z2 video with Ean just hit the Native Instruments Service Center a few hours ago, and is ripe for the downloading! While we’ve written about the feature set of this new version previously, the final official list has come out – see below. As always, […]