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New Z1 vs X1

Discussion in 'KONTROL Z1' started by flipslist, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. flipslist

    flipslist Forum Member

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    I have been using the Traktor S4 for quite some time and just recently bought the X1. Now I see that NI just announced the Z1 - is this basically a compact version of the S4? Do I still need my X1 - would hate to think that I spend $200 on something that I won't need anymore.
     
  2. DJ2HELL

    DJ2HELL Guest

    Hi, you can use only the S4 or the X1 together with the Z1.

    You need both (X1 and Z1) together, so you have a mixer section, transport section, loops, effects, and hotcues.... and you have an audio output, plus monitor section.

    Greetz
     
  3. flipslist

    flipslist Forum Member

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    So basically the Z1 is a smaller compact version of the S4 when it comes to mixer capabilities. I have to take my S4 around on many gigs and would love to take just the Z1 and X1 if possible.
     
  4. Gavintech

    Gavintech Forum Member

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    The S4 and the Z1 are not competing products. The S4 is a 4 channel, all-in-one, solution. The Z1 is a small 2 channel mixer-only solution.

    You can use a Z1/X1 combo without the S4 if you want.
     
  5. flipslist

    flipslist Forum Member

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    yeah i know - being that i only use 2 out of the 4 channels right now on the s4, i think this may have solved my problem of lugging around an s4 to my gigs. thx.
     
  6. soulguru

    soulguru NI Product Owner

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    The video says pro...don't think I feel like a pro with that z1.
    Jog wheels sold separately! :)
     
  7. stereo82

    stereo82 New Member

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    What kind of faders are build in the Z1?
    Smooth enoungh for scratching?

    Edit: Z1 not F1 ;)
     
  8. andreas_gr

    andreas_gr NI Product Owner

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    i hope, that there is a lightning port für the current iphone,iPad!
     
  9. DJ2HELL

    DJ2HELL Guest

    you mean the Z1?
    I think same as in Z2... so not a problem :)
     
  10. stereo82

    stereo82 New Member

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    Yes, Z1 ... ;)

    The F1 faders are not that good. In The Z2 are innofaders, right? Lets hope so! I will go to the store as soon as it is there for testing.
     
  11. DJ2HELL

    DJ2HELL Guest

    yes they are ;)
     
  12. phonecallsolved

    phonecallsolved New Member

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    Hoping for innofaders on the Z1!