14 November 2010
First impressions on Traktor Kontrol S4
First thought: WOW! Awsome quality and really nice layout.
(The jogwheels are just amazingly tight and responsive. Even more then I anticipated, and I had pretty high expectations.)
Secound thoughts: Why isn't the sampler working like I want it to? And then I got a bit frustrated.
The first thing I did was to install the program and try to figure out the new functions myself, but I got pretty frustrated at first. The buttons didn't do what I wanted them to because I simply didn't quite understand how Native Instruments intended me to use it and it took some time before I understood the whole sampling features. When the sampler features and usage was covered the controller just opened up a whole lot of posibilities and I can't wait to get back to the controller and testing it out some more.
If you are going to buy the controller, the do it from DJ Techtools. They include a very nice DVD where Ean Golden runs through the controller and explain some pretty important stuff. I concider my self a pretty experienced and advanced user of Traktor Pro and after trying out the controller for a couple of hours I watched the DVD and all the bits and pieces came together. I should have watched it before I started. That would have saved me some frustration.
Buy it here...
I'll be on business trip all week, so I won't get to testing any more untill 22. nov... So probably no info on Traktor Kontrol S4 untill then. Sorry... :(