Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ Controller – In Depth Overview w/ ENDO

Dubspot instructor and Native Instruments product specialist Mike Henderson aka ENDO offers an in-depth overview of the TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 DJ controller. 

In this video Dubspot instructor Mike Henderson (aka ENDO) gives a detailed breakdown of the TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 DJ controller. Discover a fresh new approach to mixing music using all the new features on this groundbreaking controller. Endo takes us through every aspect of the controller including setup and connections, integrations, overview of every control, tools to remix tracks live, mixing techniques, and many more creative possibilities!


The TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is Native Instruments flagship all-in-one DJ system. This highly versatile and innovative DJ controller is fully equipped and driven by touch-sensitive controls and high-resolution displays. Experience a new way to mix and perform with the 4-channel stand-alone mixer, customizable audio interface, and enhanced performance decks for ultimate control over the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software. The touch-and-see workflow enhancements Native Instruments packed in this cutting-edge controller gives you full control with touch-sensitive knobs, faders, and LED-guided touch strips that takes performing with TRAKTOR software to a whole new level. The vivid full-color displays allow you keep focused on performance and not on your laptop. This impressive DJ controller truly lets you connect with your music and interact with the crowd.

The TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is more than a DJ controller; it is a step towards the future of performing by blurring the line between controllerism and traditional DJing. Create your signature sound with the responsive Remix Deck controls, and intuitively mix in sounds with 4+4 channel Remix Deck faders. Take your sets to the next level using the 16 color-coded performance pads to live capture and trigger your own samples and loops. The TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is by far the ultimate performance controller.

Mike Henderson a.k.a. Endo is a Dubspot DJ course designer/instructor and Native Instruments product specialist, for more info check out Endo also produced a podcast for us back in December, Check it out at this link and below on SoundCloud.

Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro

The definition of DJing has changed dramatically in the last decade. Laptops, controllers, and software have emerged alongside more traditional turntables and CDJs, smashing the barrier to entry. In today’s digital age, anyone can become a DJ. To reflect this renaissance, Dubspot has created the Digital DJing with Traktor program. In both our physical and online schools, students will learn how to DJ entirely with Traktor’s cutting-edge technology. An emphasis will be placed on the concepts of DJing rather than simply learning how to use the software.

What’s Included

  • Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 1: Introduction to DJing
  • Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 2: Phrase Mixing
  • Digital DJing w/ Traktor Pro 2 Level 3: Beyond The Beatmatch

“I love the class, and the content! Shiftee and Endo are very funny, and very clear, so the material is easy and fun to follow! I wish my college teachers  were more like these two!” – Leandro Martinez, Chicago IL

More start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.