The official word is out: Traktor Kontrol F1 and Traktor Pro 2.5 is set to hit stores worldwide on the 30th of May as finally announced by Native Instruments.
This release which I have previously discussed here will include a massive upgrade to Traktor Pro’s live remixing capabilities in the form of what is called a remix deck. Basically, each deck now has it’s own associated sample deck that can theoritically host 16 samples, but only four can be active at a time. The video demo that features DJ Shiftee on deck further shows the things a skilled artist can perform in this new Traktor setup.
I’m expecting a tight workflow integration between Traktor Pro 2.5 and Traktor Kontrol F1 as they have done ever so successfully with their previous Traktor Kontrol series. With a retail price of USD279, this is surely not a cheap product but the good news is that you don't have to get Traktor Pro software separately if you have already buy the hardware, as the software comes included.