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Intensely Portable

The Z1 works incredibly well with Traktor DJ on iPad or iPhone via an included cable (newer models will need a Lightning adapter). This setup is a resilient mobile rig for on-the-fly house parties or gigs in the middle of the desert.

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2 Channels Of Control

Each channel strip on the Z1 has a gain knob, 3-band EQs, switchable filter / FX knobs, upfaders, a VU meter, and headphone cueing.

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The Modular Family

The Z1 is a solid match for Traktor Pro users as well, fitting in seamlessly alongside other Traktor Kontrol units. There are also mappings on maps.djtechtools.com that bring more advanced MIDI functionality to the Kontrol Z1.

"great controler. i got this to play with my ipad, and is compact easy to carry and use. very simple set up. all you need to rock out a great gig"

December 16, 2016

"I bought the Z1 as a completion for my modular set and as a MAC sound card. I needed something light and quick so i don't have to dismantle my A10 whenever I go out on a gig. The Z1 excels in those functions delivering great sound quality for my mac and a very quick and easy modular setup when I go out. I really recommend this NI tool for those of you who need a quick on the go mixer/soundcard."

April 26, 2016

Technical Details


Key Features:

  • Premium 24-bit soundcard with high-output stereo master output and low-latency headphone cue
  • Dedicated mixer with 3-band EQ, gain, filter, and pre-listen control for each channel
  • Charges your iPad or iPhone while you play (via included iOS Lightning cable)
  • Includes TRAKTOR LE 2 software



  • Inputs/Outputs:

    Master: RCA output
    Headphone: 3.5mm jack
    USB A output: iOS Lightning cable and regular USB cables included



    Size + Weight:

    Dimensions: 120mm x 293mm x 51mm
    Weight: 0.65 kg / 1.43 lbs

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    Customer Reviews



    "great controler. i got this to play with my ipad, and is compact easy to carry and use. very simple set up. all you need to rock out a great gig"

    December 16, 2016

    “I bought the Z1 as a completion for my modular set and as a MAC sound card. I needed something light and quick so i don't have to dismantle my A10 whenever I go out on a gig. The Z1 excels in those functions delivering great sound quality for my mac a...” [read more]

    "I bought the Z1 as a completion for my modular set and as a MAC sound card. I needed something light and quick so i don't have to dismantle my A10 whenever I go out on a gig. The Z1 excels in those functions delivering great sound quality for my mac and a very quick and easy modular setup when I go out. I really recommend this NI tool for those of you who need a quick on the go mixer/soundcard."

    April 26, 2016

    “I already have an S4 so I bought this to have as a back up with my iPhone at gigs. It's very portable so I end up taking it with me almost everywhere. Just in case I'm at a friends place and we want to more actively engage than just listen to music it...” [read more]

    "I already have an S4 so I bought this to have as a back up with my iPhone at gigs. It's very portable so I end up taking it with me almost everywhere. Just in case I'm at a friends place and we want to more actively engage than just listen to music it's great. Instant party :) "

    Iconspeaker
    January 16, 2016

    “This controller is a no-brainer for anyone with Traktor DJ. It's a must have piece of your DJ kit. The tactile controls makes mixing so much easier and when you combine the gesture moves of the app with the Z1 controls you can perform some really sli...” [read more]

    "This controller is a no-brainer for anyone with Traktor DJ. It's a must have piece of your DJ kit. The tactile controls makes mixing so much easier and when you combine the gesture moves of the app with the Z1 controls you can perform some really slick mixing and remixing. I take the Z1 with me to parties and friends BBQ's so it's real easy to plug in to your phone and start putting on a show. Everyone asks me when I arrive "are you going to mix tonight?" with my Z1 and Traktor DJ, the answer is always, yes ! The onboard sound card means you can mix in the headphones and send the audio bluetooth to remote speakers without having to deal with latency. "

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    August 27, 2015

    “Great controller! Quick setup, with great performance. The included Tractor LE is a fairly simple setup, but it works very well. The controller works well with other software as well, but seems best when used alongside Tractor. A great way to start mix...” [read more]

    "Great controller! Quick setup, with great performance. The included Tractor LE is a fairly simple setup, but it works very well. The controller works well with other software as well, but seems best when used alongside Tractor. A great way to start mixing, but beware, it might leave you hungry for more of these awesome tools."

    December 7, 2014

    “As a DJ who generally plays small gigs that lack a lot of space, this mixer works perfectly. In addition to all the basic functions you expect out of a mixer, the Z1 is compact, runs off of a laptop, and has it's own soundcard for cueing. The downsid...” [read more]

    "As a DJ who generally plays small gigs that lack a lot of space, this mixer works perfectly. In addition to all the basic functions you expect out of a mixer, the Z1 is compact, runs off of a laptop, and has it's own soundcard for cueing. The downside is, this mixer is meant to be used with the iPad or iPhone Traktor DJ app, so if you use a laptop to DJ, the Z1 has 2 major limitations. First, there is not control over FX. Even though the knobs above the volume faders look like they have Filter/FX toggles, they only control the filter; the FX toggle only works with Traktor DJ for iPad/iPhone. Second, there is no control over hotcues. If you use the Traktor DJ app, this isn't a problem, as you have access to all the hotcues through the touchscreen interface, but with a laptop, there is no such luck. The good news is, when you pair the Z1 with another controller many of the aforementioned limitations can be overcome. I use a Midifighter spectra with the FX^2 mapping - you can find this mapping on the DJTT mapping page - to control effects and hotcues. Combine this with the Z1, and you have a compact and dynamic 2 controler setup, perfectly suited for smaller gigs. In summary, the Z1 is an awesome compact mixer, meant to be used with the Traktor DJ app. Used alone with Traktor Pro 2, it leaves a few things to be desired, but when combined with another controller, such as a Midifighter or an X1, the Z1 offers a great 2 controller set up, perfect for smaller gigs."

    Iconmixer
    December 14, 2013

    “I am a Traktor DJ and I have seen this product in action. I have a few different set up options for DJ gigs and aquiring the Z1 will allow for a powerful mixer/ AI that is a minimal and portable set up that can work well in smaller venues where space i...” [read more]

    "I am a Traktor DJ and I have seen this product in action. I have a few different set up options for DJ gigs and aquiring the Z1 will allow for a powerful mixer/ AI that is a minimal and portable set up that can work well in smaller venues where space is limited. It will also allow for me to have a portable set up to recording my Steel City Soul Podcast right inside of Traktor Pro 2! "

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    December 12, 2013

    “I have the otus raw and my mixer quit working. I decided to go the mixer/controller route and was torn between the Behringer CMD MM-1 and the Native Instruments Z1. With the Black Friday sale, the price was basically the same, so I went with the Z1 for...” [read more]

    "I have the otus raw and my mixer quit working. I decided to go the mixer/controller route and was torn between the Behringer CMD MM-1 and the Native Instruments Z1. With the Black Friday sale, the price was basically the same, so I went with the Z1 for the integration. The MM-1 has the powered hub, but the Z1 can power off the laptop, and that's one less cord for me."

    December 8, 2013

    "Although small this mixer is really powerful, I like their finishes the perfect complement to other drivers as x1 and f1, thanks guys I need only the kontrol f1."

    Logo_1_droidsoul
    December 5, 2013

    "This is a great mixer with the Traktor DJ app .."

    October 28, 2013

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