Traktor Kontrol F1 is a pad-based, USB-powered hardware controller designed for Remix decks that come with the Traktor Pro 2.5 software.
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Traktor Kontrol F1 comes with the full version of Traktor Pro 2.5 software which introduces the Remix Decks that give you 64 slots for looping, one shot samples or tracks.
This hardware controller comes with 16 colorful and touch sensitive LED pads with global controls and mixer section with four faders and dedicated filter knobs. It features a DJ-Centric workflow for launching clips - allowing users to switch between up to 64 tracks, loops and one shot samples on each deck. With the F1, you can control up to four Remix Decks at once and save your music as an entire Remix Set with its respective beat grids, BPM and key information in a file.
Traktor Kontrol F1 is designed specifically for the Remix Decks and provides full and tactile control over this new feature. It gives you full visual feedback through the multi-colored LED pads. It also comes with advanced parameters such as Punch mode.
FX assignment is versatile and can be changed to whichever you prefer. You can control Sync, Quantize, Sample Size, Reverse and other functionality quite easily. The global section also features a push encoder to switch through the four pages of the 16 pads and offers a 'Capture' button, which allows DJs to grab samples from running tracks of each track deck within the Traktor Pro software, both before and during the actual DJ performance.
Traktor Kontrol F1 is designed for quick integration into any Traktor DJ setup, as it comes in the same form factor as the Traktor Kontrol X1. it fits perfectly alongside standard DJ mixers. It comes with a Traktor Bag which doubles as a solid stand during elevation.
Checkout DMC champion DJ Shiftee as he demonstrates the capabilities of Kontrol F1 in this video:
Traktor Kontrol F1 is coming on May 30th 2012 and will be sold at a suggested retail price of $279.
For more information about Traktor Kontrol F1, you can visit Native Instruments.
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