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Berlin, October 4, 2012 – Native Instruments today announced TRAKTOR
KONTROL Z2, the world's first 2+2 control mixer combining the industry's
leading DJ controller design with a high-quality soundcard and a host of
new features, all housed inside an aircraft-grade aluminum chassis. New
creative features inside the acclaimed TRAKTOR PRO software expand
creative possibilities while premium-quality Innofaders™ assure
rock-solid dependability when DJing, making KONTROL Z2 the first
professional club mixer from Native Instruments.


The KONTROL Z2's 2+2 design unites analog and digital DJing techniques.
Two standalone channels provide connectivity for turntables or CDJs
while two additional channels offer control over TRAKTOR Remix Decks,
cue points and effects. DJs now have access to all aspects of their
setups from one intuitive control hub. This combination of hardware and
software accommodates a host of workflow preferences from vinyl and CDJ
setups to elaborate controller configurations.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 was designed to deliver the reliability and pro sound
quality essential for professional club DJing. Its installation height
delivers the comfort required during performance while the
aircraft-grade construction provides necessary stability when on stage
and reliability when on the road. The KONTROL Z2's 24-bit soundcard and
professional XLR outputs deliver high-quality audio to club sound
systems while a separate booth output and microphone input allow KONTROL
Z2 to integrate into any DJ booth. Advanced HID technology delivers
seamless integration with CDJs including enhanced visual and tactile
control of key features. A built-in USB hub adds connectivity for
additional controllers without having to use the host computer's USB
ports, making it easy to integrate add-on controllers such as KONTROL F1
and X1.

The KONTROL Z2's spacious layout ensures straightforward access to the
high-quality knobs and premium-quality Innofaders™. The two primary
channels each feature a dedicated three-band EQ, filter and fader
section, while two separate, chunky rotary volume knobs offer control
over the TRAKTOR channels. Four additional multi-colored LED buttons for
each TRAKTOR channel assigned to control cue points and Remix Decks are
placed in their own section on the KONTROL Z2 and an intuitive master
section lets DJs comfortably browse files inside TRAKTOR and access
advanced controls such as Sync and Quantize.

New Macro FX specifically designed for TRAKTOR combine multiple TRAKTOR
effects on a single control on the hardware. Customised to classic DJ
workflows such as breakdowns, punch-in or blends, Macro FX condense
complex effect performances to a single action increasing the
possibilities available to creative DJs. All new Flux Mode tracks the
time during complicated scratch and effect performances, allowing for
creative loop rolls or effects while returning the song accurately to
the beat.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 also includes the latest version of NI's flagship
TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software and TRAKTOR SCRATCH timecode vinyl and
CDs rounding out this powerful hardware control mixer with software
options for all popular club workflows.

A new video, in which controller guru Ean Golden showcases the new
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, is available at YouTube under:

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 will be available at retailers worldwide and at the
NI Online Shop from November 1, 2012. Pre-orders are currently being taken.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 pricing information:
$899 / 799 € / 83800 ¥

Additional information on TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 is available at:

A digital press kit including picture material is available at:

About Native Instruments:
Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware
for computer-based music production and DJing. The company's mission is
to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions,
styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological
boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and
amateurs alike.

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