New Native Instruments Traktor controller photo preview

NI's new Traktor controller: what kind of DJ is it designed for?
NI's new Traktor controller: what kind of DJ is it designed for?

Native Instruments no longer exhibits at trade shows, but that hasn't stopped it hopping on the new-product-teasing bandwagon that's currently trundling through the industry. It's just released a close-up photo of a new Traktor controller that it has in the works via Twitter, and you can take a look at it to the right.

The most notable thing here is the grid of multi-coloured buttons, which leads us to suspect that this controller could be more about triggering loops/samples than mixing and scratching. We'd certainly expect it to be a slightly different proposition to Native Instruments' current X1, S4 and S2 models.

We're assuming we'll be told more soon, and when we are, we'll tell you, too.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.