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First, let's have a look at the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Portable 2-channel Controller for Serato DJ. Pioneer has a long history of manufacturing state of the art electronic equipment. It's easily one of the industry leaders and offers a complete range of products.
The second product we will be examining in this comparison is the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 DJ Controller. Native Instruments' Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 DJ controller is one of the best options for using with the Traktor DJ software. It's essential for any DJ controller to completely integrate with the software it is designed for and this DJ controller does exactly that.
The Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 is the next-gen version of the highly successful Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB. The original was a huge hit two years back when it was first launched. It was considered the top entry-level DJ controller with some professional features. The DDJ-SB2 has all of the qualities of its predecessor with some added professional features which bring it closer to pro-level.
The Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 is the upgraded version of the S4. When compared to its predecessor, the S2 is more compact and lightweight which is perfect if you play a lot of gigs. It's durable and can accompany you to even the darkest of clubs thanks to its RGB backlit buttons.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Portable 2-channel Controller for Serato DJ||Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 DJ Controller|
+ Comes with all of the same features as the famous Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB in addition to new professional features like trim pots, level meters, pad trans effect etc.
+ Easy to use.
+ USB powered.
+ It's a compact controller that can fit in the smallest of DJ setups and is extremely portable.
+ Comes with plug-and-play support for hands-on control with iPhone and iPad. Great for mobile DJ use.
+ High-resolution cueing and scratching. Comes equipped with silicone-damped jog wheels with aluminum top plates.
+ Can be played with a desktop, laptop, iPhone or iPad.
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|The Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Portable 2-channel controller for Serato DJ is one of the top entry-level controllers that also works well for a professional, thanks to its new and improved features.||The amazing tricks you can pull off with the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 make it one of the top digital units for mixing with TRAKTOR DJ.|
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