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Articles Sept-Oct 2020

IRAA 2020 Recording Arts Awards a Huge Success

Winners across 42 categories at India’s only technical excellence award for the sound recording industry represent the future of the industry setting new standards in sound engineering..... read more

Bose Professional Gives Befitting Tribute to War Heroes

The National War Memorial stands as a stellar tribute to the Indian Armed Forces who served our country in times of conflict. The scale and significance of the memorial..... read more

Ray of LIGHT in Conversation with Becket Tundatil

The Coronavirus has disrupted industries from all sectors including Lighting. The outbreak has left a significant impact on the events industry with shows being postponed or cancelled..... read more

NJSM-BNA Set the Ball Rolling for Virtual Live Entertainment Events in India

The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic mandated the cancellation of most concerts, music festivals, performances and other live entertainment events, but what emerged from this adversity..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - Part 3

In Part 2 of the series, Sarma elucidated about the importance of sound isolation and how background noise can adversely impact the dynamic range of the audio playback..... read more


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Native Instruments announces Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3


Native Instruments has released its new entry-level DJ controller, the Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3. The S2 MK3 is a smaller version of the equally new Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3, and a new version of Traktor Pro, Traktor Pro 3.

The decks on the S2 MK3 are no longer mirrored, so now the two decks are identical, with the CUE and PLAY/PAUSE buttons on the left and the pitch fader on the right.

The jog wheels take quite a bit of space, as they are larger than the ones on the Traktor Kontrol S2. MK2. Again, no motorized jogs or haptic feedback as on the S4 MK3, but that is totally understandable considering the price.

The S2 MK3 has no effect modules per deck, but there is the mixer FX section that allows engaging 4 effects with individual knobs per channel. This is a simple solution and fits the target audience.

Finally, the S3 MK2 has a USB output on the back marked “IOS”, and that is a clear indicator that this controller is compatible with Traktor DJ. Expect a new version of Traktor DJ to be launched together or closely after the launch of the S2 MK3.

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