The iOS DJing market has been growing rapidly over the past few years, with both the volume and quality of DJ apps and peripherals increasing exponentially.
Even so, the arrival of Native Instruments to the fray earlier this year, with the launch of Traktor DJ, was still a significant leap forward. Not only was NI the most notable brand yet to lend its name to an iOS app (not counting Pioneer’s rekordbox) but Traktor DJ was by far the best designed, most effectively implemented, and all round most useable iOS mixing tool we’d seen to date.
Meanwhile, NI’s iOS-friendly Z1 controller offers a fantastic complement to the app. Its basic mixer and effects controls combine brilliantly with the touchscreen capabilities of an iPad to offer a simple yet very effective DJing setup. While its surprisingly loud and clear built-in soundcard, and the fact that it’s also compatible with Traktor Pro, makes the Z1 an excellent, affordable introduction to the world of DJing with Traktor.45 Stars
Read: Native Instruments Traktor DJ review
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