Native Instruments Kontrol X1 MKII Traktor Controller

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Native Instruments Kontrol X1 Traktor Controller



From the makers of TRAKTOR comes TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 – the perfect add-on controller for super-intuitive control over TRAKTOR's looping, cueing, syncing and effects. With precision-designed robust knobs and plug-and-play functionality, this sleek hardware is the perfect controller for DJs. What’s more – it also comes with the full flagship version of TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 with Remix Decks included!

Whether you’re a timecode or software DJ, simply connect the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 to a computer running TRAKTOR and gain instant control of two track decks – as well as their respective hotcues, looping and effects. Backlit buttons provide precise visual and tactile status feedback, letting you delve deep inside TRAKTOR without having to touch your computer


The most important features at a glance

  • Designed by the creators of TRAKTOR for perfect software integration
  • Includes flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 software with Remix Decks™
  • Plug and play - instant recognition by TRAKTOR with no setup required
  • Precision designed high-end buttons, knobs and encoders
  • Software controlled backlit buttons for comprehensive visual feedback
  • Lightweight, robust housing with slim, ultra-portable form factor - fits perfectly alongside a standard club mixer
  • Super-intuitive loop and cue control section
  • 8 knobs and 8 buttons for simultaneous access to all effect parameters of both decks
  • Push encoders for browsing and loading tracks to each deck instantly
  • Expandable - connect two X1s to control four decks
  • Compatible – incl. MIDI templates for controlling other DJ and performance software


Ultra-smooth communication with TRAKTOR via Native Instruments’ high-resolution protocol gives the hardware a more precise feel compared to regular MIDI controllers. All buttons and knobs have been pre-mapped for optimum TRAKTOR use but can be re-configured in any way you like. You can find and share useful customized mappings in our User Library.

TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 can also be used as a MIDI controller for your other software, or you can add a second X1 to control four decks and four FX units.


TRAKTOR KONTROL X1's high-quality, back-lit LED buttons and push encoders are clearly arranged in distinct transport, browse, loop and effects sections. With enough room for convenient control of selecting, cueing, synching and pitching tracks, you always have the right music on hand. Eight knobs and eight buttons simultaneously control up to three effects on each deck, while the intuitive loop control section together with direct access to eight hotcues per track will have you remixing your music without interrupting the flow.



Available separately, the TRAKTOR KONTROL BAG is a stylish and slim solution for DJs on the go. It features a soft, felt-padded inside and protective outer coating that keeps your investment safe. The bag can easily be transformed into a solid stand, elevating the X1 to standard mixer and turntable height. A must-have for travelling DJs and any TRAKTOR KONTROL owner who wants to place the unit alongside a mixer, turntables, or CD decks!


This product includes the flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2.5* software with Remix Decks , giving you access to a new level of creativity – merge the worlds of DJing and live performance.



Direct kontrol over loops, samples & one-shots



TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 comes with a Sample Deck Overlay – a handy addition for getting the best out of this feature. Sample Decks are a powerful creative tool for DJs, offering four slots where you can load up to four different loops or one-shot samples. You can also transfer any running loop from a track deck into a Sample Deck slot instantly at the touch of a button, opening a whole world of live remixing and editing with TRAKTOR. In the latest TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 free update, the Sample Decks have been replaced with the even more powerful Remix Deck.


The 8 high resolution potentiometers and 8 buttons provide dedicated filter control over the individual Sample Deck slots. As with effect parameters, easily select the slots you want to tweak using the buttons, then turn the filter knobs and add your own individual trademark sound to your performance.

One push encoder per deck is dedicated for controlling the Sample Deck slots' volume – just turn the knob. All currently selected slots will be affected. Pushing the encoder will reset to full volume. Hold SHIFT to access gain control instead. The FX assign buttons stay intact, meaning that if you use two X1 controllers, you can assign the two effects units independently from one another to the Sample Decks.

This section allows control over the length of your loops. Turn the encoders to change the length - they stay in perfect sync when doing so. Push to reset to the original length. With SHIFT pressed, turning the encoder allows you to pitchbend. The HOTCUE button allows you to enter the Sample Size mode for the Arrangement section below.

By default, the 8 buttons on either side can be used to mute or un-mute each individual slot (left row of buttons) or trigger them (right row of buttons). As usual, SHIFT plus a button can be used to stop a slot - or clears it if it's already stopped. In Sample Size mode (when the Hot Cue button is on), Sample Deck slots can be conveniently switched to half or double length.


System Requirements, Dimensions and Power Supply



Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)


General: Monitor with 1024 x 768 screen resolution, USB 2.0, 1 GB free disc space, high-speed internet required



Dimensions: 4.7" (120 mm) x 2" (52 mm) x 11.5" (294 mm)
Weight: 1.5 lb (691 grams)



Power Supply via USB 2.0 interface, 5V 500mA bus power.
No additional power supply or battery is needed.

Native Instruments

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