Traktor Remix Decks Controller, for Traktor Pro 2 DJ Software
Hands-on control of TRAKTOR’s Remix Decks. Switch between up to 64 tracks, loops and one-shots per deck using a clip-based workflow designed for DJs.
Kontrol The World's First Remix Decks
Traktor Kontrol F1 is the definitive hardware for controlling the powerful Remix Decks™ in Traktor Pro 2 - the flagship DJ software. Finally, you can launch clips in a perfectly intuitive, DJ-centric way – control Remix Decks just like regular track decks, switching between up to 64 tracks, loops and one-shot samples on each deck. With your signature sound at your fingertips, it’s time to blur the line between DJing and live performance.
Get started in seconds with over 1.4 GB of premium grade sounds available for download as free Remix Sets. Or you can import your own samples, and even capture loops and sounds live, using the controller’s stylish multi-colour pads and ergonomic faders. Expand the creative potential of any TRAKTOR set-up – with or without timecode vinyl – and transform your DJ set into a dynamic live performance.
Best of Both Worlds
The Traktor Kontrol F1 workflow is rooted in DJ culture. Remix Sets™, made up of your individual loops and sounds, load just like regular tracks in the super-powerful Traktor Pro 2 with Remix Decks™. And your drum loops, bass lines, percussion, vocals and lead sounds are ready for dropping into your performance.
Four volume faders and four dedicated filter knobs provide full sonic access to the Remix Deck slots, and to add more flavour, you can route individual slots through Traktor’s FX units. Scratch your live production via Native Scratch timecode control and then mix and fade into a ‘traditional’ track on another deck – fuse classic DJ workflow with the future of DJing.
Instant Remix Fun
Get started in seconds – just load up the 1.4 GB of premium grade samples from the free Sample Pack, and dive into a new level of interaction with your music. The individual instrument stems (drum loops, bass loops, percussion, leads etc), patterns and musical phrases are optimized for instant use - start jamming across musical genres in an almost limitless amount of combinations. Find out more about the sample pack and remix sets here.
The hardware and Traktor Pro 2 with Remix Decks™ software respond as one. Assign a sample a particular colour on the hardware, and see the software instantly follow suit. And with the F1’s slim profile, it fits anywhere. Slot it between your mixer and decks or expand your controller set-up with multiple F1s.
Superior Sounds On Board
Ready to Remix also means you get 1.4 GB of premium-grade loops and one-shot samples in the F1 package. This sound collection provides more than ten complete Remix Sets, packed with inspiring, studio-quality material for enhancing your sets, jamming and live remixing.
The sonic spectrum includes beats, basses, leads, and more, spanning ten musical genres, including House, Techno, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Tech House and Drum'n'Bass.
Optimised to Perfom
The Traktor Kontrol F1 hardware is optimized to provide dedicated hands-on control of an entire Remix Deck™ with access to the 64 loops and samples which can be loaded, arranged and mixed via the hardware.
The pads in the bottom third of the controller trigger 16 loops or samples. You can load up to 64 audio clips into a Remix Deck – use the rotary encoder to page between groups of 16. Communication with the software works seamlessly both ways – change the colour of a pad via the hardware and the software will follow suit instantly and vice versa – so you can always see exactly what's going on.
1. MIXER SECTION
Four high resolution potentiometers and four 45 mm faders make up the mixer section. This section allows for intuitive sonic control with a dedicated filter per Remix Deck slot, plus a convenient fader to control volume.
2. GLOBAL SECTION
This section lets you load entire Remix Sets™ effortlessly from the hardware. Browse and load individual sounds and samples from TRAKTOR's browser, then use the push encoder to switch through 4 pages of 16 pads. Use the ‘Capture’ button to capture loops live from running track decks.
3. REMIX SECTION
With sixteen multi-coloured pads, this section is where you trigger loops and samples on the fly. Engage the Shift button to access advanced functions like Punch mode and FX assignments. The smaller pads at the bottom of the matrix stop or mute a slot.
Control Traktor's Decks via the F1
Inside the TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 box you will find a Track Deck Overlay. This allows you to access hot-cues, loops, beat jumps and FX which aren’t available on your turntable. While the Traktor Kontrol X1 Controller was designed for most of those tasks in mind, scratch users in particular might find the pad + fader layout of the TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 more appealing. While the F1 is the ultimate Remix Deck controller, it can also be a perfect addition to any turntablist setup even if Remix Decks are not your main focus.
The overlay fits neatly on the F1 hardware and allows you access all eight hot-cues, and provides control over dry/wet and the central FX parameter (FX unit in Chained Mode). Other use cases are Loop and Move mode, all with full color feedback. You can even utilize all additional deck controls like Sync, Master and Keylock with just a push of a button.
The four high-resolution faders and four knobs control the dry / wet and first parameter of both FX units, as well as their corresponding filter controls. Use your faders to bring TRAKTOR's first two effects in with precision.
The encoder lets you browse and scroll with ease through your track collection. These buttons trigger all other essential software functions and hardware modes such as Sync, Quantize, Snap, Keylock on/off, as well as setting the various pad-controlled modes Use the various Modes to delve deeper into the F1's functionality.
Pads and buttons allow for control over features like hotcues, beat-jumps and loops. Set Loop and Move mode to set loops and execute beat jumps by hitting the pads. The pads even provide colour feedback so you know the mode you're currently working in (Loop: green, Move: orange).
TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 also includes an e-voucher* worth $50 / 50 €, valid towards the purchase of any downloadable software at the NI Online Shop exclusively. Expand your sonic arsenal!