I was looking for a DJ Mixer that was easy to learn and yet still very capable. I was pleasantly surprised at how user-friendly the layout was and was able to start using the S2 right away. Being able to use an iPad as a touch screen for S2 is another awesome perk, no computer needed!
Within the first few minutes of unboxing of the Traktor Kontrol S2, I was set up and ready to remix. The plug and play integration with the Traktor Pro software completely eliminated my need for a mouse. The quality of the knobs and pad reflect that of much more expensive units, and it's lightweight yet sturdy, making it a perfect addition to my live rig.
Great beginner controller!
This controller has been good to me for the past year that I've owned it. I've used it for 6 shows and I've had no problems. It's even fallen 2 feet and one of the jog wheels popped off, just popped it back in and it was all fine and dandy! I recommend it for someone starting out or maybe even go with a cheaper brand, but I don't regret purchasing at all!
Best Beginner Deck
I've had this for a couple of years and I've gigged with it for private parties and a couple of club shows. Probably the best deck I've seen for the beginner DJ, but pretty average for the advanced. If you've been mixing for awhile though I strongly recommend the S4.
Good for home, bad for Pro
The unit works well. Its build quality is ok. However its not really suitable for on the road pros. Any moisture, and i mean ANY, and its toast. Having opened them up, NI have made no attempt to waterproof or even water resist the units. A sweaty club, or a wayward drink and its over. I know, I've been through 3 in 18 months.