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Ultra-Integrated Screens

Each sleek display can show information for two decks, including high resolution colored waveforms, remix deck slots, FX states, and a complete browser view that even shows off your cover art.

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Touch and Tap Controls

There are 8 full-RGB pads on each deck, as well as a touch strip (similar to the one on the Kontrol X1 MK2) that can be used to control track position, pitch bend, and more.

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Remix Deck Heaven

With the elimination of jog wheels, this controller is focused on other controls - including the addition of 8 short-throw faders as individual volume faders for each Remix Deck slot.

"I have this controller paired with two Numark TTX turntables. I'm coming from an Akai APC40 MK2 Ableton setup. This is an amazing upgrade and really solidly built piece of equipment. The displays live up to their promise and allow the focus back on the equipment where it should be. The effects units work great, and paired with the tactile feel of the turntables (for legacy vinyl and the DVS system) it makes for an intuitive workflow that makes performing lots of fun. I recommend strongly and Matias was very helpful pre-purchase so we need to support DJ Tech Tools. "

August 2, 2016

"First off, let me thank the DJTT staff for their outstanding customer service. We as a community should back them up. Make your purchases as much as possible thru them. That being said, the S8 is a beast of a controller. I have only used it for a day, but I have been using an S4 for 4 years, and a DVS setup before that. This has a little of a learning curve because of the way the layout is done. but NI is forward thinking and I will follow their Ethos on DJing. I will hammer this device for the next few days until I can feel natural on its setup. But so far, very pleased. Thank you NI and DJTT"

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October 9, 2015

Technical Details


Main Features:

  • Expands the mixer into a fully functional mixer with analogue inputs
  • Replaces the jog wheels with high resolution color screens and a touch strip
  • Merges the X1 and F1 style controllers into a single interface with level controls for Remix Decks
  • Adds many dedicated buttons for popular features like Freeze, Flux
  • Introduces touch-sensitive encoders for effects with matching screen updates
  • Traktor Scratch Pro 2 included
Complete hardware specs available here. 

Inputs/Outputs:

  • Four stereo RCA inputs (switchable phono/line), any input can be timecode or normal signal, can route CDJs and turntable timecode input
  • Mixer acts essentially as a Kontrol Z4 mixer
  • Dual mic inputs (1 combo XLR/1/4", 1 1/4")
  • Dual headphone outputs (1/8" and 1/4") 
  • Dual main outputs (RCA and XLR; +20 dBu/+14 max output level)  
  • Independent booth output (1/4", +20 dBu)
  • Power supply with adapters required & included

Size + Weight:

  • Depth: 38.7 cm / 15.23"
  • Height: 6.6 cm / 2.6"
  • Width: 58.5 cm / 23.03"
  • Weight: 5 kg / 11 lbs

Why DJ TechTools?


  • All orders will ship in 24 hours or less
  • Every purchase is backed by the DJ TechTools "way cool" guarantee with easy returns
  • Professional DJ staff is online and ready to help
  • Every order directly supports the DJ community
  • Best price guarantee
  • Free shipping in the US, low rates to Europe
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Customer Reviews



“I have this controller paired with two Numark TTX turntables. I'm coming from an Akai APC40 MK2 Ableton setup. This is an amazing upgrade and really solidly built piece of equipment. The displays live up to their promise and allow the focus back on t...” [read more]

"I have this controller paired with two Numark TTX turntables. I'm coming from an Akai APC40 MK2 Ableton setup. This is an amazing upgrade and really solidly built piece of equipment. The displays live up to their promise and allow the focus back on the equipment where it should be. The effects units work great, and paired with the tactile feel of the turntables (for legacy vinyl and the DVS system) it makes for an intuitive workflow that makes performing lots of fun. I recommend strongly and Matias was very helpful pre-purchase so we need to support DJ Tech Tools. "

August 2, 2016

“First off, let me thank the DJTT staff for their outstanding customer service. We as a community should back them up. Make your purchases as much as possible thru them. That being said, the S8 is a beast of a controller. I have only used it for a day, ...” [read more]

"First off, let me thank the DJTT staff for their outstanding customer service. We as a community should back them up. Make your purchases as much as possible thru them. That being said, the S8 is a beast of a controller. I have only used it for a day, but I have been using an S4 for 4 years, and a DVS setup before that. This has a little of a learning curve because of the way the layout is done. but NI is forward thinking and I will follow their Ethos on DJing. I will hammer this device for the next few days until I can feel natural on its setup. But so far, very pleased. Thank you NI and DJTT"

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October 9, 2015

“I have been waiting awhile to get this and now that it arrived I'm super happy. I'm really glad I purchased from DJTT they did a great job explaining to me the feature and the policy. If you love Traktor this is a must have!! Thanks DJTT for helpi...” [read more]

"I have been waiting awhile to get this and now that it arrived I'm super happy. I'm really glad I purchased from DJTT they did a great job explaining to me the feature and the policy. If you love Traktor this is a must have!! Thanks DJTT for helping us newbies!!!! "

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June 15, 2015

“LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of buttons!!! To be honest its a little overwhelming. Ive had the S8 only a week and it seems like i haven't even scratched the surface of what this monster can do. ONE big negative thing that i have found incredibly annoying i...” [read more]

"LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of buttons!!! To be honest its a little overwhelming. Ive had the S8 only a week and it seems like i haven't even scratched the surface of what this monster can do. ONE big negative thing that i have found incredibly annoying is that the deck button is where the play button used to be on the S4, so if you're not paying attention, you'll hit the wrong button every time."

Icondiscoball
May 8, 2015

"perfect combination of the x1,f1 and z2 "

January 26, 2015

“The perfect controller is the one that minimizes the barrier between the mix you imagine in your head, and the one that comes out of the speakers. For me, this is as close to a perfect controller as I've found so far. The workflow is extremely intuitiv...” [read more]

"The perfect controller is the one that minimizes the barrier between the mix you imagine in your head, and the one that comes out of the speakers. For me, this is as close to a perfect controller as I've found so far. The workflow is extremely intuitive and takes a lot of powerful features out of your laptop and puts them somewhere they can be easily accessed with the push of a couple buttons. In my case, that means I am far more likely to use these features, helping me take my mix to the next level. Because of how intuitive this controller is for a Traktor workflow, I've had a lot more FUN mixing with this than any of my previous controllers. I feel more like I'm playing an instrument and less like I'm navigating a maze of menus, options, and secondary button functions (with my VCI-100 and custom mappings, I always had to keep a key map printed out for reference). This is a solid piece of equipment that feels like it can stand up to the beating that an enthusiastic DJ set can dish out so I have high hopes for its longevity and don't feel bad slamming on the pads and faders. Lastly, a huge shout out to the DJTT team for answering all my questions ahead of purchase, being extremely fast to ship, adding extras like the tutorial videos (I've gone through them twice now), and still keeping their price extremely competitive. Buying this item from you guys was a no-brainer and also made me feel good about supporting the community that's kept me educated for years now! "

Iconheadphones
December 3, 2014

“This controller is amazing. So versatile - it really pushes the boundaries of DJ. This is the direction of the future of DJing, imo. Don't think that you can just open this up and start playing like an expert though. Sure you can do the basic stuff...” [read more]

"This controller is amazing. So versatile - it really pushes the boundaries of DJ. This is the direction of the future of DJing, imo. Don't think that you can just open this up and start playing like an expert though. Sure you can do the basic stuff but to really make this machine purr for you, your going to have to invest some time learning this machine. This is why I ordered from DJTechTools because they offer comprehensive tutorials on how to use and get into the S8. Plus, you can not beat their customer service."

December 3, 2014

“Such an amazing tool for anyone interested in this area of music, this is the first piece of DJ gear I have owned so from never touching a controller to this it was so simple to use and i was able to get the hang of it in no time at all. Really sturdy ...” [read more]

"Such an amazing tool for anyone interested in this area of music, this is the first piece of DJ gear I have owned so from never touching a controller to this it was so simple to use and i was able to get the hang of it in no time at all. Really sturdy and durable piece of kit to own. I have seen a few reviews complaining about the size of the S8 but once you've got you're hands on it there is no problem at all with the size, I would recommend the S8 to anyone interested in DJing. Such an easy and creative tool to use. Lastly just want to point out how helpful and friendly the whole team at DJ TechTools are and to anyone looking to buy any sort of gear, buy it from these guys! "

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November 30, 2014

“ ¡¡Awesome customer service!! They were able to get me the registration info, so I could active & learn Traktor while it was in transit in the mail. Ean's complimentary video series are huge help in getting the S8 up & running. Big screens. No mor...” [read more]

" ¡¡Awesome customer service!! They were able to get me the registration info, so I could active & learn Traktor while it was in transit in the mail. Ean's complimentary video series are huge help in getting the S8 up & running. Big screens. No more need to look at my laptop. Coping & creating loops to cue points & remix decks are a breeze. Super creative tool. "

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November 24, 2014

“Maybe you'll find a sentence or two to pluck out for your readers since I am going to throw a lengthy review at you guys. First off thank you to Mathias and the DJ Tech Tools family for the great friendly customer service and fast delivery! Let's ...” [read more]

"Maybe you'll find a sentence or two to pluck out for your readers since I am going to throw a lengthy review at you guys. First off thank you to Mathias and the DJ Tech Tools family for the great friendly customer service and fast delivery! Let's talk Kontrol S8! So we definately have a special beast on our hands here. At first glance 3 things about this controller stand out. A. It's big B Its's sexy C ...And something's missing. Or should i say no more jog wheels. Indeed removing the jog wheels is a bold step in a different direction that will not please all. Instantly I think of the #REALDJING campain launched recently by allstar DJs such as A-Trak, DJ Craze, Shifty and friends... who aim to bring back value to battle DJ techniques. Think scratching, mary go rounds, back spins, etc... paired with a modern flare of cue point juggling, finger drumming and manual beatmatching. In a nutshell the #REALDJING crew really seems to be promoting the idea of turntable gymnasts with rugged attitudes. Which means that removing the jogwheels from the flagship NI S8 controller places them at odds with practically all of the above. So who is the Kontrol S8 for? Although one could make the point that the S8 is a solid and very capable machine that will inevitably be used to play all types of music. It's energy is more closely alligned with the style of house, minimal, techno, and electronic music. This controller pratically begs it's users to start layering songs, samples, loops and effects together. As if each sound is a different brush strokes on canvass adding richness, character, and depth, the S8 will excell in the details, seemlessness, modulations, and the combination of individual instrument lines. This is great news for producers, as they will be able to deconstruct their original songs by seperating all the instruments to re-arrange and/or enhance them into brand new compostions and remixes LIVE. Not suprisingly this live aspect of creativity and performance is the direction Native Instruments have been pushing towards for many years now as they chant their battle cry: #FUTUREOFDJING. Many will say that ideally you would want a controller that could progress in both worlds. Like Jack Nicholson said, "Why can't we just all ...get along?". But as of now, it seems that lines have been drawn in the sand #REALDJING on one side and #FUTUREOFDJING on the other. But let's move past they hype and the hashtag wars. Here's my Traktor Kontrol S8 Pros & Cons Breakdown: Pros: 1. DESIGN Visually it's a killer straight out of the box and even more so once all the lights are on. 2. BUILD QUALITY Superior build quality then all their previous controlers with full metal facing, glossy displays, and improved knobs and faders. 3. LESS "COMPUTER FACE" TIME This is due largly to the addition of the two beautiful, clear, and vivid screens. It's not very exciting to watch an artist with his nose constantly tucked in his laptop screen. (something I'm also guilty of doing). But that's the good news. This feature will lead you into minimizing that time to concentrate on performing the instrument in a similar way that the the CDJs do. 4. EXTRA FX PLAYABILITY Forge your singnature style with FX. With the the extra knobs and buttons placed on the S8 will finally be able to take advantage of the 4 assignable FX units (with 3 fx in each). So theoretically you could have 12 fx at your fingertips routed to Deck A! But I know for me assigning 6 FX to Deck A and 6 FX to deck B will probably be more suiting and practical for a healthy workflow. 5. EXTRA HEADPHONE VOLUME It's loud & Clear. For those who struggled with the S2's and the S4's headphone gain for cueing mixes in loud bars & clubs, struggle no more! 6. REMIX DECK CONTROL Unleash your creative remix potential it's like having two F1s incorporated directly in your main controller. 7. EXTRA CONNECTIVITY The most notable is the full 4 track mixer's 4 Ins (1 Line / Phono input corresponding to each deck) Pairing it with turntables, CDJs, Effects Processors, Synths etc.. is simpler than ever. 2 Microphone inputs (XLR & 1/4" jack) 2 Headphone Inputs (1/8" and 1/4" jack) 2 Main Outs (RCA, XLR) 1 Booth Out (1/4" jack) 1 Midi In and 1 Midi Out CONS: 1. NOT MIDI CUSTOMIZABLE.. YET. So this seems to be the #1 concern as of now. I'm sure this will be fixed with software / firmware updates in the future but for now you must use the default settings. If you were one of those who liked to swap out the filter to get a Xone 4 band EQ you'll just have to shine it on for a little bit longer. 2. TOO BIG? Depending on what you're used to, it might be too big to fit comfortably in many of todays small dj booths. 3. LESS SENSITIVE PADS I've noticed the main pads are less sensitive than the S2 & S4 making them less conviniant for cue point juggling or finger drumming with out using more force (simply touching the pads is not enough they have to click) 4. NO MORE SCRATCHING AND BACK SPINS As i write this the only scratching you can do with this controller is if the track is stoped using the touch strip. Awkward. So guess what, if you want to scratch, you'll have to hook up a turntable. Yet you know they could have added just a small button to switch from scratch mode to needle droop mode for the touch strip, but why didn't they do this? Which brings us to our next point. 5. QUESTIONABLE USE OF REAL-ESTATE I feel like this 30% percent larger controller than the S4 could have easily packed in more functions. For instance they took away 1 of the 2 encoders previously used to loop, navigate songs in beatgrid increments, and beatmashing (in flux mode). These tasks become more demanding with a single encoder where where you constantly use your second hand to press the SHIFT botton. So simultaneously throwing in a filter at the or another stylistic effect becomes complicated. Again they could have easily kept the second encoder. Or they could have pusitioned the SHIFT key so it was close enough to the encoder to do both with one hand. Maybe the S16 will solve this problem. Next I can think of the assignement of the fx pannels to decks. They could have placed 4 buttons on the mixer one for each fx pannel. But yet again you have to use the evil SHIFT button to do the proper routing to fx pannel 3 and 4. And i could go on about the use of the space things lacking and things awkwardly placed... But obviously it's probably not a deal breaker. It's just me thinking of how this could have been a better more perfect controller for my purposes. In conclusion NI have made an impressive new DJing tool that will surely inspire producers and DJs alike to blur the lines between DJ sets and a Live sets. Is it perfect? No. Is it the best DJ controller by N.I. yet? Without a doubt! When it's all said and done the S8 will go down in history as the first serious DJ controller to lose the jog wheels marking a paragdim shift in Djing. Where DJs without vinyl and turntables will stop pretending to be mixing on turntables and allow themselves to sync tracks in order to concentrate more energy and creativity into their DJ sets. So keep mixing in the free world and doot-dola doot doo... doot doot. Cheers! -Alex Poulin 13 Nov 2014"

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November 21, 2014

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