Kontrol S5 – Stems on the go!

S5_Traktor_Kontrol_Large2-600x60011111Native Instruments has announced the newest controller in their all-in-one DJ lineup: the Traktor Kontrol S5. This all-in-one DJ interface eliminates the jogs wheels from the Kontrol S4’s layout and adds in with the future looking screens of the S8. More compact and affordable than the S8, it will give DJs the screens they want at a more realistic price. Get all the details on the new Kontrol S5 inside.

The new Kontrol S5 is yet another indication of Native Instruments’ continued shift away from a jog-wheel centric work flow and towards screens instead. While the wheel has been a treasured, useful DJ tool since the beginning, they take up a lot of valuable real estate. The S5 provides similar controls to the S8 but without individual faders for Stems.

Key Details

  • The Kontrol S5 will be available in stores October 1
  • Priced at $799 / 799 € / ¥ 99,800 / £579 / $AU 1094
  • The S5 does have Stem Deck control
  • Roughly the same weight and size as the Kontrol S4
  • Power supply is likely required to power the onboard screens

The new controller from Native Instruments doesn’t break new ground on the surface, but does introduce a few small interface improvements. The best features from the Kontrol S8 and Kontrol S4 have been combined into one single interface, begging the question: Why did we even need the S8?


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