Introducing The Traktor F1
So it has been a rumor for a while but at last the new Traktor F1 has landed. The new Kontrol from the fantastic Native Instruments will be hitting the shelves of many DJ stores on and offline from the end of May 2012.
The same size as its successful predecessor the X1 the F1 is very close in size yet features the latest in touch pad technology and is extremely eye catching for any budding DJ.
Here is a short video about why you should get the Traktor F1 By Phil from Digital DJ Tips.
Well let’s start with most noticeable thing, the 20 bright muti-coloured LED pads located at the bottom of the unit. These pads are in place so that the user can get super fast access to the Remix DecksTM that are the newest feature in the new Traktor Pro 2.5 software (yes NI are also releasing a new version of Traktor as well due in April 2012).
The LED pads are touch sensitive pads are designed for the intermediate to advanced DJ in mind and act as an advanced global control section and also four faders and four rotary knobs thrown in for even more fun and music creation.
64 tracks, loops and one-shot samples are available to launch when the DJ is ready to create havoc in the club and are designed to be super fast to the touch.
The Traktor F1 is powered via a USB connection and is like all other NI products such as the Traktor S4, a plug and play design so there is no time wasted on lengthy set up’s.
Transporting the F1
NI are also releasing a bag for the F1 so that your unit is safe and sound whilst transporting it to and from your club gigs or house party’s. Without a hands on review just yet, we are unable to confirm how rugged and durable the F1 is but if NI’s previous product are anything to go by then it should last well.
Any More Information?
Well nothing more to add just at the moment yet if you would like to see more photo’s and a little more detail in what the Traktor F1 has up it’s sleeves then be sure to check out Traktor S4 Review.
If you thought all the above was cool then your about to see what the F1 is really capable of. The video below features the incredible artist and producer Moldover who uses recorded samples of his guitar and demonstrates some of this unit’s advanced features.