Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 Review

People what the best company is for an entry to mid range DJ controller. I’m usually in debate between Pioneer and Native Instruments. This review of the Trakto Kontrol S2 MK2 will show you why it’s one of my main reasons to consider Native Instruments.

One of the biggest advantages this controller has is it’s ability to work with iPhones and iPads.

This controller is a pretty decent controller and will serve you well. But it becomes an amazing buy if you’re also in the market for new software as well. This controller is specifically designed and intended to be used with the Traktor DJ Software. It comes packaged with Traktor Pro 2, and a full license at that. If you want to stick with another software you’ll have a bit of a headache to map and customize all the buttons into your old program. If you need help there’s an abundance of youtube How-tos available though.

No input apart from mic

balanced output its a booth output

portable, simple and stripped down

you can control remix controls

control F1 2 remix deck controls

iOS support.

The controller comes with a external power supply so it doesn’t have to be powered by USB. This allows for versatility when choosing how to power the device. If you don’t have many outlets available you can use the USB power to run the unit. However if you’re not using the S2 MK2 with a laptop you’ll need to use the external power. For example you’ll need to plug in when hooking up to an iPhone or iPad.

The Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 comes with USB to Lightning IOS connector. If you have an older phone you can pick up the 30 pin connector (older wide apple connector think iPhone4). But you have to be careful

On the front we have the 6.35mm headphone port and microphone engage. Microphone in only works when being used with the computer, not with the iOS application.

Q volume and Q mix knobs so you can go between the Q signal and the master. These knobs can push in and out to give yourself some travel room and safely put the controller in a bag to travel with it.