The Traktor Kontrol Z2 Hybrid Mixer Software Controller by Native Instruments

 

Native approached me to bring a clean and appropriate aesthetic design to their new hybrid digital analog mixer.  The brief called for a mixer that would one-up the industry standards by leveraging Native's famous build quality mixed with razor sharp UI.  The solution would be a subtle design, shining in the details and touches that make NI products a special experience.

 

A Digital Analog:  This DJ mixer combines analog style sound quality with digital software control. 

completed 2013

Freelance Designer

for Native Instruments

 

  Process:  A high end, serious, somber form aesthetic was selected to contrast the colorful user interface lighting.

Process: A high end, serious, somber form aesthetic was selected to contrast the colorful user interface lighting.

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  Process:   An iterative process firstly defined the interaction design, then the metal and plastic structure were designed to reflect the Native corporate identity.

Process:  An iterative process firstly defined the interaction design, then the metal and plastic structure were designed to reflect the Native corporate identity.

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  Simplicity in organization:  Since this is a portable travel mixer, Output and Input jacks are clearly organized for fast setup.

Simplicity in organization: Since this is a portable travel mixer, Output and Input jacks are clearly organized for fast setup.

Professional Identity: Durable materials and finishes deliver a design that is appropriate for pro DJ's.

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