Native Instruments S8 Overview


The Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is an all-in-one combination 4-channel stand-alone mixer, professional audio interface, and DJ controller for TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO software. It improves upon the original with a streamlined workflow using the controller's dual built-in high-res displays, knobs, faders, and LED guided touch-sensitive strip controls.

The high-resolution displays allow you to browse tracks, see track info, see the track's vector waveform, access remix decks, as well as effect and filter values. The controller has 4+4 channel remix deck faders for live capture and triggering of your own samples and loops using the device's 16 color-coded performance pads.

The integrated audio interface provides 24-bit 48 kHz resolution and enables connection to turntables, CDJs, and other musical equipment for operation in TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO and stand-alone modes. Master outputs are provided on RCA and XLR connectors and 1/4" booth outputs enable connecting the controller to a club sound system.

High-Resolution Displays

Allows you to browse track info, vector waveforms, effect values, filter values, and the Remix decks directly from the controller

Remix In the Moment

Create your signature sound using the 4+4 channel Remix deck faders and capture and trigger samples or loops using the 16 color-coded performance pads

Wear-Resistant Faders

Provides durable reliability

TRAKTOR Mode Buttons

Allows you to switch between TRAKTOR and stand-alone mode

Designed For TRAKTOR PRO Software

Provides in-depth control of your music with up to four software decks, customizable interface, timecode media, and advanced track library management

Touch Sensitive Controls

Provides touch sensitive knobs for the browse view, plus filter, pitch, and effect parameters without shifting the focus to the laptop

Smart Views

Deliver dynamic visual feedback for browsing your library, monitoring effects, and improvising on the fly

Beatgrid View

Allows you to keep tracks ready to mix in advance or on the fly

Color-Coded Pads

Triggers cue points and loops with color coordination for easy recognition

Live Capturing

Allows you to capture loops from a running track in sync and then layer them for advanced track edits on the fly

Freeze Button

Enables taking a snapshot from a running track so that a loop appears on the deck display ready to be sliced up and assigned to the performance pads

Enhanced Remix Decks Control

Activate Remix decks directly from the controller, trigger sounds using the performance pads, and mix them in with the deck faders

Touch Sensitive Strip Controls

Allow for pitch bending, track seeking, and vinyl scratch emulation

Sixteen Color-Coded Performance Pads

Trigger remix set cells, slice up and rearrange in freeze mode, tweak your loops, or improvise using hotcues

Audio Interface

Provides Four analog inputs with phono and mic preamps for connecting turntables, CDJs and other gear. XLR and RCA master outputs and 1/4" booth outputs enable connecting the device to most sound systems


Provides 24-bit 48 kHz audio resolution


Lets you sync TRAKTOR with synthesizer, drum computers, MASCHINE, or external effects


Track Preparation

Allows you to browse and find favorite tracks in seconds with full iTunes integration


Track BPM, beatgrids, and key automatically on import

Software Mixer

Provides customized features such as different EQ and filter types modeled after industry favorites

Looping and Cueing

Provides advanced looping features that allow you to take snapshots of tracks and keep them in time while changing loop lengths on the fly


Offers over 30 studio-grade effects, 4 individual FX units, and one-knob Macro FX for adding texture to tracks

Loop Recorder

Records audio from a live source, master out, or individual channels for creative multi-layered overdubs

DVS and CD Control

Mix digital files using turntables or CDJs using the included 2 kHz control signal 120 g digital control vinyl or CD control

Remix Decks and Remix Sets

Let you slice, loop, edit and deconstruct tracks with content that can be downloaded online

Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S8