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What is the best traktor ready mixer with pads available today?

Lkd Member Posts: 7 Newcomer

I know there’s the Z2 but seeing as they don’t sell this any more on the NI website, I guess that’s being faded out.

interested to know what I should go for if I’m thinking of upgrading to the pay monthly. X2 1210mk2



  • myalteredsoul
    myalteredsoul Member Posts: 199 Advisor

    None of the latest mixer offerings have come with Traktor Mappings built in to Traktor or in their download sections.

  • tibq67
    tibq67 Member Posts: 17 Member

    I would definitely go for A&H 96, it supports Traktor directly

  • Lkd
    Lkd Member Posts: 7 Newcomer

    2k 😬 would love something with RGB pads. Looks like i’ll wait for NI to sort out a new Z2 styleee mixer 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

  • Scratch-E Con
    Scratch-E Con Member Posts: 87 Advisor

    Any mixer will work. But you'll have to do without beat detection and postfader FX.

  • Lkd
    Lkd Member Posts: 7 Newcomer

    Yeh I’m after one that works with that. It’s cool I’ve realised there isn’t one anything recent but like the Z2, but thanks

  • Stevan
    Stevan Traktor Mapping Mod Posts: 1,527 mod

    Mixars DUO and QUATRO are closest to the Z2 but requires custom mapping. And are old and maybe discontinued too.

  • Patch
    Patch Member Posts: 223 Pro

    It's a real shame that none of 'em are mapped out of the box.

    The only option is to map one yourself. And, I, for the life of me, can't figure out WHICH one is best to be mapped. They all seem to have some significant shortfall in the usability when you try to map it to Traktor.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,753 Expert

    Try to wait a month, two or so.... My guess is new HW will come soon. Maybe in September/October. I do not know if Z2 replacement will come, but almost certainly something is going to come.

    No S8/S5/D2, no Z2... No S-series keyboards... Not much update to Traktor and Maschine.... And Maschine+.

  • Owner
    Owner Member Posts: 277 Pro
  • Lkd
    Lkd Member Posts: 7 Newcomer

    Very interesting! Thanks for the in-depth response, appreciate it 🙂

  • Owner
    Owner Member Posts: 277 Pro

    you're welcome. if you have specific questions for one of these listed mixers, just let me know and i will try to help you out. I was years ago in the same situation like you, because of the lack of hardware development from NI.

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