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Innovation With A Familiar Feel

 

QUALITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Built for maximum precision and flexibility in DJ performance, TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 boasts professional quality workmanship that offers both portability and a familiar layout.

Now redesigned, the new KONTROL X1 offers a new multi-purpose touch strip and intuitive touch-sensitive encoders for a powerful and portable DJ solution fit for any situation. The optional transport bag allows for safe transport and puts X1 at exactly the same height as standard mixers and other DJ hardware.

 

SIMPLE. POWERFUL. SMART.

TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 features a total of 31 buttons, 3 push encoders and 8 knobs arranged in the following sections:

1. EFFECTS SECTION
Comprised of 8 high resolution potentiometers and 8 buttons, this section allows control of all parameters of 2 TRAKTOR effect units simultaneously. In Grouped FX mode, this means simultaneous control over 3 effects per deck. The effects section buttons are programmed to give direct access to 3 of your favorite effect presets and allow you to choose different FX on the fly.

2. BROWSE SECTION
A touch sensitive knob is dedicated to browsing through play lists and loading tracks. Simply touch it to automatically change the display on your screen. Turn the browse encoder to find a track and push one of the load buttons to load it into the corresponding deck. Once the track is loaded, use the loop encoders or touch strip to seek through the track, using tempo sync'd beat jumps to remain in time.

3. LOOP SECTION
LED displays give clear visual feedback about loop status while the loop encoders provide intuitive control of TRAKTOR's loop functions. Quickly access auto loops, manual loops, and loop editing functions such as loop size and loop position.

4. TOUCH STRIP
The new multi-purpose touch strip delivers ultra-precise command over track position, pitch bend, FX and loops at the swipe of a finger. Control one or both decks simultaneously and access playback functions like track seeking or needle dropping and nudging. Visual feedback helps monitor track phase, position and loop / FX values.

5. TRANSPORT SECTION
This section provides direct access to basic playback controls as well as shifted access to 4 secondary functions for each deck. All buttons for industry standard workflows (Play, Cue, Sync) are here and direct access to 4 HotCues / HotLoops per deck are expandable to 8 HotCues / HotLoops per deck. A new Flux Mode button allows for flawless on-the-fly mixing.


 

ADVANCED FEATURES

  • Touch strip can be assigned to transport, FX and Loop functions
  • Touch sensitive encoders
  • Change the musical key of a track with Loop encoders while holding SHIFT+PLAY
  • Seamlessly adjustable LED brightness adapts to any environment from bright daylight to the darkest club
  • All buttons feature backlights in multiple colors for ease of use.
  • Bi-directional communication with TRAKTOR using NHL (Native Hardware Library). The NHL protocol features resolution that is almost 4 times that of regular MIDI
  • Calibration wizard precisely and individually defines mid-point of each knob
  • The controller is pre-mapped by the makers of TRAKTOR, with the option to freely customize most individual parts. Tweak the defaults or reconfigure the mapping entirely to your preferred workflow
  • Fully hot-pluggable in TRAKTOR. The X1 runs the instant you connect it to your computer with TRAKTOR running. If the USB connection is accidentally disconnected TRAKTOR continues to play unaffected. Simply plug the X1 back in and it's good to go again.