Introducing the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1! F1 is a pad-based controller which helps you get creative with your mixes in real time, helping you to create amazing live performances.
Remix Decks is new functionality which takes Native's Traktor professional DJing software to a new level. The addition of cutting edge waveform views, extended loop and cueing features and a world-beating selection of effects will make sure that your mixes are truly unique. The Kontrol F1's pads can be assigned to these new features so that they are all there at your fingertips, alongside your decks; harnessing, the power of Traktor Pro 2.5 mixing and opening up a world of creative possibilities.
Plug 'n' play operation and intuitive layout enable you to create a smooth workflow so that you can concentrate on the music and beats, instead of learning complex new technology. The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 is a revolution in Digital DJing technology, and increases the boundaries of what you can achieve with Traktor 2.5.
Here's what Native Instruments say about the Kontrol F1
TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 is the definitive hardware for controlling the powerful Remix Decks in TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 - the flagship DJ software included with the F1. Finally, you can launch clips in a perfectly intuitive, DJ-centric way - control Remix Decks just like regular track decks, switching between up to 64 tracks, loops and one-shot samples on each deck. With your signature sound at your fingertips, it's time to blur the line between DJing and live performance.
Get started in seconds - the KONTROL F1 includes around 4 GB of premium grade sound, pre-loaded as Remix Sets. Or you can import your own samples, and even capture loops and sounds live, using the controller's stylish multi-color pads and ergonomic faders. Expand the creative potential of any TRAKTOR set-up - with or without timecode vinyl - and transform your DJ set into a dynamic live performance.
Remix Decks will be introduced with TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 - the full flagship DJ software included with the F1. And if you're already using a PRO 2 version*, you'll get this powerful update absolutely free.
Best of Both Worlds
The TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 workflow is rooted in DJ culture. Remix Sets, made up of your individual loops and sounds, load just like regular tracks in the super-powerful TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 software. And your drum loops, bass lines, percussion, vocals and lead sounds are ready for dropping into your performance.
Four volume faders and four dedicated filter knobs provide full sonic access to the Remix Deck slots, and to add more flavor, you can route individual slots through TRAKTOR's FX units. Scratch your live production via Native Scratch timecode control and then mix and fade into a 'traditional' track on another deck - fuse classic DJ workflow with the future of DJing.
Instant Remix Fun
Get started in seconds - just load up the included sound collection and dive into a new level of interaction with your music. The hardware and TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 software respond as one. Ultra-tight integration is complemented by advanced visual feedback - assign a sample a particular color on the hardware, and see the software instantly follow suit.
TRAKTOR KONTROL F1's slim profile fits anywhere. Slot it between your mixer and decks or expand your controller set-up with multiple F1s - its intuitive feel and striking visual presence is matched only by its addictively fun playability.
Superior Sounds On Board
Ready to Remix also means you get around 4 GB of premium-grade loops and one-shot samples in the F1 package. This sound collection provides more than ten complete Remix Sets, packed with inspiring, studio-quality material for enhancing your sets, jamming and live remixing.
The sonic spectrum includes beats, basses, leads, and more, spanning ten musical genres, including House, Techno, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Tech House and Drum'n'Bass.
Accessory: Traktor Kontrol Bag
Available separately, the TRAKTOR KONTROL BAG is a stylish and slim solution for DJs on the go. The bag can easily be transformed into a solid stand, elevating the TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 (and also the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1) to standard mixer and turntable height. A must-have for travelling DJs and anyone who wants to place TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 alongside a mixer, turntables, or CD decks!
- Add-on DJ controller
- Slim controller, perfect control for one of TRAKTOR's Remix Decks
- Dedicated Remix Deck controls with visual feedback
- Dedicated Hot Cue controls
- USB Bus Powered
- Plug & Play / Auto Configuration: Yes
- FX Units / Effects: 4 / 30+
- Total # of buttons: 12
- Total # of knobs: 5
- Total # of pads: 16
- Browsing controls: Yes
- Punch mode: Yes
- Filter knob on each channel / Remix Deck slot: Yes
- Multi-controller support: Up to 4 controllers
- Displays (Loop length, Keylock / Master info & more): Yes
- Visual Feedback: Yes
- Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- General: Monitor with 1024 x 768 screen resolution, USB 2.0, DVD drive, 1 GB free disc space, high-speed internet required
- Dimensions: 4.7" (120 mm) x 2" (52 mm) x 11.5" (294 mm)
- Weight: 1.6 lb (730 grams)
- Power Supply via USB 2.0 interface, 5V 500mA bus power.
- No additional power supply or battery is needed.