Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1

Native Instruments introduce a new compact DJ mixer and iOS audio interface - Traktor Kontrol Z1.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1

This a smaller and more affordable alternative to the recently released Traktor Kontrol Z2.


This hardware mixer is designed to be compatible with Traktor DJ App for iPad and iPhone, and with Traktor Pro2 Software. It has an integrated audio interface that raises the output volume to club-ready levels, designed specifically for mobile DJs that utilize their iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod Touch.

This small unit houses 2-channel mixer, DJ controller and 24-bit soundcard all in one package, and it is considered as the smallest mixer/controller for Traktor DJ app and Traktor Pro2 Users.

Traktor Kontrol Z1 is meant to be the hardware companion for the touch screen interface of Traktor DJ iOS app. It has dedicated faders, filter and effects controls, along with 3-band EQ for each channel that automatically maps to the software. This allows for quick setups and will give you more tactile control over your DJ setup. The Z1's cue section provides headphone pre-listening of the next track for mixing, while the built-in soundcard provides gig-ready sounds without the need for additional hardware.

Traktor Pro 2 users will also benefit from this compact mixer, ideal for intimate after-party gigs or any situation that requires a small sized mixer. Z1 will automatically be mapped to your Traktor software, in the same way as it does with the iOS app. You can also use the Z1 to build your DJ rig by adding in Traktor Kontrol X1 and F1, bringing Remix Decks and Transport functionality.

The unit is bundled with a 30-pin connector, for connecting to iOS devices. You will have to purchase an Apple Lightning 30-pin adapter if you plan on using Z1 with iPad 4th generation, iPad mini, iPhone 5 or iPod touch 5th generation. Traktor Z1 is currently priced at $199. The Traktor DJ app for iPad is priced at $19.99, while the iPhone version is priced at $4.99

For more information, you can visit Native Instruments

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