Native Instruments releases Traktor Kontrol D2 DJ performance deck

Native Instruments today released TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 – the next-generation deck for intuitive, creative DJ performance that takes the DJ's focus away from the laptop.
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Berlin, May 4 2015 – Native Instruments today released TRAKTOR KONTROL
D2 – the next-generation deck for intuitive, creative DJ performance
that takes the DJ's focus away from the laptop. The compact TRAKTOR
KONTROL D2's touch-sensitive controls and full-color display provide
seamless TRAKTOR workflow and a host of features for multi-channel
mixing with the upcoming Stems* open audio format. TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 is
now available online and in stores worldwide.

TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 takes advantage of innovative touch-and-see TRAKTOR
workflow that makes DJing an intuitive mixing experience.
Touch-sensitive hardware and the high-resolution display empower pro DJs
to perform creatively on-the-fly with enhanced deck functions and with
Stems – the forthcoming multi-channel audio format that introduces the
ability to mix with a track's different musical elements individually.
Arriving in summer 2015, a TRAKTOR PRO update will make TRAKTOR KONTROL
D2 one of the first Stems-ready hardware controllers available. When
used with the Stems-implemented version of TRAKTOR PRO 2, the D2's
Performance faders, encoders, and pads will instantly correspond to a
loaded Stem file's different 'stem' parts for immediate performance.

Designed to minimize bulk and setup time, TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 is highly
transportable for DJs on the go. The lightweight, yet robust build
features four foldable rubber-padded feet that extend to raise the unit
to industry-standard height, or incline it for contoured comfort. Though
one D2 alone can navigate through several TRAKTOR decks, two USB ports
found on the rear panel allow a second D2 to be daisy-chained to one
computer USB port for a full two-unit setup. Connections are further
simplified with an included power supply splitter cable that allows two
units to be powered using one power supply unit. Other TRAKTOR
controllers can also be chained with TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 for more
specialized performance setups.

TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 is now available for $ 499 / 499 € at the NI Online
Shop and at retailers worldwide.

* TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 will be fully compatible with Stems on public
release of the format in summer 2015.

Additional information on TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 is available at:
www.native-instruments.com/d2