Native Instruments have taken the wraps of a brand new version of the Traktor Kontrol X1.
Keeping the same footprint of its predecessor, the new X1 packs several new features into its compact frame to make mixing even more intuitive.
Touch-sensitive Browse and Loop encoders make for pinpoint accuracy whilst seven segment displays and LEDs for visual feedback also make it easier to keep to the beat.
Significantly, Native Instruments have also added an innovative multi-purpose touch strip for command over track position, pitch bend and effects. As a result, users will be able to nudge, needle drop, track seek or set loop lengths with the swipe of a finger.
The new Kontrol X1 will be available at retailers worldwide and at the NI Online Shop for $229 / 199 € / 20,800 ¥.
All X1 customers receive a personal $50 / 50 € / ¥ 5000 e-voucher delivered by email upon registration of the X1 hardware.
Check out the video below to see it in action.