The Native Instruments TRAKTOR Kontrol Z1 is a DJ mixing interface compatible with TRAKTOR DJ for iOS devices and TRAKTOR Pro 2 for PC and Mac.
Having released TRAKTOR DJ for iPad and iPhone, NI has launched the TRAKTOR Kontrol Z1, a scaled down and more portable version of the Z2, offering a compact two-channel mixing controller with a high-quality built-in sound card. Each channel has a 3-band EQ with Gain, Filter and Pre-Listen controls.
The unit itself is well-built with robust precision knobs and faders, and backlit buttons and meters for great visibility. The front of the Z1 has a dedicated headphone output for pre-listening, while the rear of the unit offers more extensive connections for power, USB and RCA/Phono.
The TRAKTOR Kontrol Z1 integrate seemlessly with the TRAKTOR F1 and X1 units when used with PC or Mac to create the ideal modular setup, with each unit providing control over different sections of the TRAKTOR Pro 2 software. This setup would be suitable for a live remix performer looking for in-depth control of TRAKTOR Pro 2's remix decks.
Includes TRAKTOR LE 2
The Traktor Kontrol Z1 comes with TRAKTOR LE 2 software, an entry-level version of NI's TRAKTOR Pro 2, offering two decks with two fixed FX units featuring three effects and a filter.
TRAKTOR LE 2 can be deeply controlled by the Z1, but those wanting a more expansive version can upgrade to TRAKTOR Pro 2. The new NI iOS App, TRAKTOR DJ, is available on the App Store and combines some of the best features of TRAKTOR's PC and Mac software with an intuitive design to appeal to iOS users, adding to the portability of the Z1. The included power adapter can be used to power the Z1 and charge an iOS device when connected.
The main features of the Native Instruments TRAKTOR Kontrol Z1 include:
- Compact 2-Channel Mixing Controller
- High Quality Built-In Soundcard
- 3-Band EQ, Gain, Filter & Pre-Listen Controls
- Pro-Quality Precision Knobs & Faders
- High Visibility Backlit Buttons & Meters
- Lightweight, Robust Housing with Ergonomic, Portable Profile
- Cue/Pre-Listen Headphone Output
- USB Connection
- 2x RCA/Phono Outputs
- Includes Power Supply
- Full iOS Compatibility & Charges iOS Devices
- Includes TRAKTOR LE 2 Software