It’s not uncommon news that we are all aware of the recent price drop of the S4 controller from Native Instruments, but what is unknown is details of its successor. Whilst cruising the web, I cam across an image of what appears to be a new Traktor S4 controller. Labelled with the name Traktor Kontrol T4, could this be the new S4 controller or just a concept? Read on to find out more.
Is this the new S4 Controller?
On initial inspection it looks like an amalgamation of the soon to be ‘extinct’ Traktor S4 controller and the Maschine Mark 1. There is no information to back this controller up, but it sure looks like a cool idea.
It’s most likely that this image was thrown together by someone with some photoshop skills, rather than it being the real mccoy. This is a pretty sweet concept though and may be along the right lines of what we might expect in the upcoming replacement for the very popular S4 controller.
What do you expect in the new S4 controller?
Perhaps, this artists impression of the new S4, isn’t too far from the truth. I can imagine that the jog wheels will be removed and maybe some built in screen displays would be a really helpful for loops, samples or even for the entire wave.
I would also imagine that more colour coded buttons will exist, to keep in line with the leaked X1 Mark 2 images.
Do we even need our computers?
With developments in technology we have seen that CDJ’s can operate entirely internally. They have a built in audio card, built in software, waveform displays and the ability to simply plug in a USB containing your Music. Perhaps the new s4 control will encase all this and will do away with the need to even own a computer? This would make Traktor even more accessible and portable!
What do you think? What you would like to see in a new S4? Let us know in the comments below…..