Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 is the newest flagship controller for the industry-leading DJ software. Sacrificing the more traditional jogwheels in favour of Remix Decks and a touchstrip for ‘pitch-bending’ and skipping through tracks, the S8 initially divided opinion among digital DJs. Priding themselves on providing the latest DJ and production kit, Point Blank had an S8 in their DJ room as soon as they could get their hands on it.
As part of a new three-part series, PB decided to recruit one of their DJ instructors Liam Jones aka Cera Alba (Hot Creations, Viva Music, Moon Harbour) to give you an overview of how the unit works and why it could change your DJing forever. Check out part one of the series below and if you want to come and learn from Liam, on Point Blank’s industry standard kit from Pioneer including the CDJ-2000 Nexus and PLX-1000 turntable, as well as all the latest controllers for Traktor, click here to find out more about Point Blank’s DJ courses in London.