Since its release back in 2010, the Traktor Kontrol X1 has received massive acclaim from the likes of esteemed equipment authorities like Computer Music and Music Tech. Now the folks at Native Instruments have given the Kontrol X1 a new spin, redesigning the hardware to include features for a more streamlined mixing experience. Along with expected features like complete FX control, hot cues, and backlit buttons for dark settings, the new hardware comes with an exciting touchstrip that allows for a large range of control and mixing. With a swipe or press of a single touchstrip, you can control needle-drop and seek, nudge your track, loop, hot cues, and FX. Available for pre-order now here before its August 1st release, the Traktor Kontrol X1 is priced at a very reasonable $199. Check out a peek at the Kontrol X1 in action above!