Native Instruments Kontrol F1 Traktor Remix Controller
READY TO REMIX
The definitive and only hardware for controlling TRAKTOR's powerful Remix Decks, with 16 stylish, multi-colored pads to fire loops and one-shot samples and the full version of the flagship software TRAKTOR PRO 2.5.
TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 is the definitive hardware for controlling the powerful Remix Decks™ in TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 – the flagship DJ software included with the F1. Finally, you can launch clips in a perfectly intuitive, DJ-centric way – control Remix Decks just like regular track decks, switching between up to 64 tracks, loops and one-shot samples on each deck. With your signature sound at your fingertips, it’s time to blur the line between DJing and live performance.
Get started in seconds – the KONTROL F1 includes around 1.4 GB of premium grade sound, pre-loaded as Remix Sets. Or you can import your own samples, and even capture loops and sounds live, using the controller’s stylish multi-color pads and ergonomic faders. Expand the creative potential of any TRAKTOR set-up – with or without timecode vinyl – and transform your DJ set into a dynamic live performance.
The TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 workflow is rooted in DJ culture. Remix Sets™, made up of your individual loops and sounds, load just like regular tracks in the super-powerful TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 software. And your drum loops, bass lines, percussion, vocals and lead sounds are ready for dropping into your performance.
Four volume faders and four dedicated filter knobs provide full sonic access to the Remix Deck slots, and to add more flavor, you can route individual slots through TRAKTOR’s FX units. Scratch your live production via Native Scratch timecode control and then mix and fade into a ‘traditional’ track on another deck – fuse classic DJ workflow with the future of DJing
Get started in seconds – just load up the included 1.4 GB of premium grade samples from the free Sample Pack and dive into a new level of interaction with your music. The individual instrument stems (drum loops, bass loops, percussion, leads etc), patterns and musical phrases are optimized for instant use - start jamming across musical genres in an almost limitless amount of combinations. Find out more about the sample pack and remix sets here.
The hardware and TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 software respond as one. Assign a sample a particular color on the hardware, and see the software instantly follow suit. And with the F1’s slim profile, it fits anywhere. Slot it between your mixer and decks or expand your controller set-up with multiple F1s.
Ready to Remix also means you get 1.4 GB of premium-grade loops and one-shot samples in the F1 package. This sound collection provides more than ten complete Remix Sets, packed with inspiring, studio-quality material for enhancing your sets, jamming and live remixing.
The sonic spectrum includes beats, basses, leads, and more, spanning ten musical genres, including House, Techno, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Tech House and Drum'n'Bass.
Available separately, the TRAKTOR KONTROL BAG is a stylish and slim solution for DJs on the go. The bag can easily be transformed into a solid stand, elevating the TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 (and also the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1) to standard mixer and turntable height. A must-have for travelling DJs and anyone who wants to place TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 alongside a mixer, turntables, or CD decks!
Here’s a brief rundown of the controller hardware and its different, intuitively laid-out sections.
1. MIXER SECTION
Four high resolution potentiometers and four 45 mm faders make up the mixer section. This section allows for intuitive sonic control with a dedicated filter per Remix Deck slot, plus a convenient fader to control volume.
2. GLOBAL SECTION
This section lets you load entire Remix Sets™ effortlessly from the hardware. Browse and load individual sounds and samples from TRAKTOR's browser, then use the push encoder to switch through 4 pages of 16 pads. Use the ‘Capture’ button to capture loops live from running track decks.
3. REMIX SECTION
With sixteen multi-colored pads, this section is where you trigger loops and samples on the fly. Engage the Shift button to access advanced functions like Punch mode and FX assignments. The smaller pads at the bottom of the matrix stop or mute a slot.
The TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 hardware is optimized to provide dedicated hands-on control of an entire Remix Deck™ with access to the 64 loops and samples which can be loaded, arranged and mixed via the hardware.
The pads in the bottom third of the controller trigger 16 loops or samples. You can load up to 64 audio clips into a Remix Deck – use the rotary encoder to page between groups of 16. Communication with the software works seamlessly both ways – change the color of a pad via the hardware and the software will follow suit instantly and vice versa – so you can always see exactly what's going on.