Carl Cox: The Future of DJing, a look at the Traktor S8

We here at DJMusicTech have been fans of Native Instruments and the Traktor line for a long long time. What of the most frustrating aspects of the DJ’ing profession is the chorus of whines from the bedroom DJ community railing against all forms of technology except turntables and a mixer. “That’s not DJ’ing!” “They just push play.” Wah wah wah…

So, enter Native Instruments and the Traktor S8… I have to hand it to NI Marketing. They reached out to the veritable godfather of UK house club music, Sir Carl Cox, and got him hands on with their sexy new all-in-one DJ system. In the video below, Carl talks about how technology has made him better and improved the quality of the shows that you and I pay good money to attend.

Have a watch and let us know your thoughts. What do you think of the S8? What do you think of the evolution of DJ technology? What do you like? What annoys you?

***Side note: If you work at Native Instruments and would like us to take an S8 out for a spin, just let us know. Our S4 and X1 Mk2 could use an adopted big brother!***


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