As the music world continually shifts and grows to allow for more creative flexibility and freedom so grows the need for hardware that allow for the makers / creators to hone their crafts. Today Native Instruments has announced the launch of a new portable mixer that ties into their recently launched iOS software Traktor DJ. The Kontrol Z1 stands as your basic low profile two-channel mixer yet once you dive into its integration with Traktor you begin to understand its power and genius for DJs looking for a truly mobile performance base. Kontrol Z1 will launch at a cost of $199 with a update to Traktor DJ coming shortly to handle this new addition to the Native Instruments roster.