Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S8

  • 4+4 Channel Remix Deck Faders
  • Integrated Professional Audio Interface
  • Dual High Resolution Displays
  • LED-Guided Touchstrip Controls
  • Standalone 4-Channel Mixer Operation
  • Browse Library and Monitor Effects
  • 16 Color-Coded Pads
  • Improvise On the Fly with Remix Decks
  • Freeze Snapshots of Tracks


$799.00 $1,199.00

The Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is an all-in-one 4-channel standalone mixer, professional audio interface, and DJ controller for TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO software. It improves upon the original with a streamlined workflow using the controller’s dual built-in high-res displays, knobs, faders, and LED-guided touch-sensitive strip controls.

The high-resolution displays allow you to browse tracks, see track info, see the track’s vector waveform, access remix decks, as well as effect and filter values. The controller has 4+4 channel remix deck faders for live capture and triggering of your own samples and loops using the device’s 16 color-coded performance pads.

The integrated audio interface provides 24-bit 48 kHz resolution and enables connection to turntables, CDJs, and other musical equipment for operation in TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO and stand-alone modes. Master outputs are provided on RCA and XLR connectors and 1/4″ booth outputs enable connecting the controller to a club sound system.

High-Resolution Displays

Allows you to browse track info, vector waveforms, effect values, filter values, and the Remix decks directly from the controller

Remix In the Moment

Create your signature sound using the 4+4 channel Remix deck faders and capture and trigger samples or loops using the 16 color-coded performance pads

Wear-Resistant Faders

Provides durable reliability

TRAKTOR Mode Buttons

Allows you to switch between TRAKTOR and stand-alone mode

Designed For TRAKTOR PRO Software

Provides in-depth control of your music with up to four software decks, customizable interface, timecode media, and advanced track library management

Touch-Sensitive Controls

Provides touch-sensitive knobs for the browse view, plus filter, pitch, and effect parameters without shifting the focus to the laptop

Smart Views

Deliver dynamic visual feedback for browsing your library, monitoring effects, and improvising on the fly

Beatgrid View

Allows you to keep tracks ready to mix in advance or on the fly

Color-Coded Pads

Triggers cue points and loops with color coordination for easy recognition

Live Capturing

Allows you to capture loops from a running track in sync and then layer them for advanced track edits on the fly

Freeze Button

Enables taking a snapshot from a running track so that a loop appears on the deck display ready to be sliced up and assigned to the performance pads

Enhanced Remix Decks Control

Activate Remix decks directly from the controller, trigger sounds using the performance pads, and mix them in with the deck faders

Touch-Sensitive Strip Controls

Allow for pitch-bending, track seeking, and vinyl-scratch emulation

Sixteen Color-Coded Performance Pads

Trigger remix set cells, slice up and rearrange in freeze mode, tweak your loops, or improvise using hotcues

Audio Interface

Provides Four analog inputs with phono and mic preamps for connecting turntables, CDJs and other gear. XLR and RCA master outputs and 1/4″ booth outputs enable connecting the device to most sound systems


Provides 24-bit 48 kHz audio resolution


Lets you sync TRAKTOR with synthesizer, drum computers, MASCHINE, or external effects


Track Preparation

Allows you to browse and find favorite tracks in seconds with full iTunes integration


Track BPM, beatgrids, and key automatically on import

Software Mixer

Provides customized features such as different EQ and filter types modeled after industry favorites

Looping and Cueing

Provides advanced looping features that allow you to take snapshots of tracks and keep them in time while changing loop lengths on the fly


Offers over 30 studio-grade effects, 4 individual FX units, and one-knob Macro FX for adding texture to tracks

Loop Recorder

Records audio from a live source, master out, or individual channels for creative multi-layered overdubs

DVS and CD Control

Mix digital files using turntables or CDJs using the included 2 kHz control signal 120 g digital control vinyl or CD control

Remix Decks and Remix Sets

Let you slice, loop, edit and deconstruct tracks with content that can be downloaded online
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Native Instruments Kontrol S8 Specs

System Requirements Monitor with 1024 x 768 screen resolution
USB 2.0 or higher
OpenGL version 2.1 or higher,
1.5 GB free disc space
High-speed internet connection (for installation)Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.9 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM

Windows 7 or 8 (latest Service Pack 32/64 bit), 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 or AMD A-Series, 4 GB RAM

Supported Audio Formats MP3, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, non-DRM WMA (Windows), non-DRM AAC
I/O 4x switchable line/phono RCA stereo input pairs
1x combo XLR 1/4″ mic input
1x 1/4″ mic input
1x 5-pin MIDI In
1x USB Type-B1x 5-pin MIDI out
2x RCA master outputs (stereo pair)
2x XLR-3M master output (stereo pair)
2x 1/4″ booth outputs
Channels 4 stereo
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Resolution 24-bit
Converter Cirrus Logic
Audio Input
Full Scale Input Level Line Input: +13 dBu
Mic Input: -7.2 dBu
Phono Input: -23.8 dBu
DNR Line Input (A-weighted): 113 dB
Mic Input (A-weighted): 104 dB
Phono Input (A-weighted): 84 dB
THD + N Line Input (at 1 kHz): 0.001%
Mic Input (at 1 kHz): 0.006%
Phono Input (at 1 kHz): 0.002%
Frequency Response Line Input: 20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.1 dB
Mic Input: 20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.6 dB
Crosstalk Line Input: -116 dB (at 1 kHz)
Phono Input (At 1 kHz): -105 dB
Audio Output
Channels 2 stereo
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Resolution 24-bit
Converter Cirrus Logic
Maximum Output Level Line Output: +20 dBu
RCA Output: +14 dBu
Headphone Output: +7.2 dBu
DNR Line Output (XLR and 1/4″ booth, A-weighted): 108 dB
RCA Output (A-weighted): 108 dB (A-weighted)
Headphones Output (A-weighted): 109 dB
THD+N Line Output (XLR and 1/4″ booth, at 1 kHz): 0.001%
RCA Output (At 1 kHz): 0.001%
Headphones Output (At 1 kHz): 0.07%
Frequency Response Line Output (XLR and 1/4″ Booth): 20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.2 dB
RCA Output: 20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.1 dB
Headphone Output: 20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.2 dB
Crosstalk Line Output (XLR and 1/4″ Booth, at 1 kHz): -115 dB
RCA Output (At 1 kHz): -117 dB
Headphone Output (At 1 kHz) : -63 dB
Headphone Impedance 16 to 600 Ohms
Dimensions (D x W x H) 15.2 x 23.0 x 2.6″ (38.7 x 58.5 x 6.6 cm)
Weight 11 lb (5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 14.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25 x 16.8 x 5.7″

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