Native Instruments Unveils Kontrol Z1 for Traktor
Today, Native Instruments unveiled the Kontrol Z1, a compact controller, mixer, and audio interface for NI's Traktor software. The two-channel unit appears to be a smaller and more streamlined alternative to the company's popular Z2 mixer, and also appears to be specifically aimed at giving those who use Traktor on their iOS devices a slim bit of hardware control. The Z1's main features are its 24-bit soundcard, two channels worth of 3-Band EQ, and dedicated filters. No exact release date for the Z1 has been shared yet, but the units are currently available to pre-order for the street price of $199. A demo video showing off NI's latest creation can be seen below.