Traktor Kontrol S4 and X1 Catalina Big Sur Setup

Running Catalina or Bigsur and have legacy Native Instruments hardware? Get it running just fine here...

Traktor Kontrol S4 and X1 Catalina Big Sur Setup

Download the latest driver dmg

Traktor Kontrol S4 - 2.8.0

Traktor Kontrol X1 - 2.8.0

Download and install Suspicious Package from Use that to extract the installer files from the package. Extract them to your downloads folder.

Edit: I made this video to help someone that reached out and it helped them figure it out, so here is a link to said video...

You need to allow the Native Instruments developer id. Restart into recovery (Option+R) and run terminal. Type this command and hit enter. There should be no response.

/usr/sbin/spctl kext-consent add 83K5EG6Z9V

type reboot and log back into your mac. Now drill down in the extracted package. Move each file into its respective place on your computer. Open up terminal and your system preferences.

In Terminal

cd /Library/Extensions
sudo chown -R root:wheel ./NIUSBTraktorKontrolS4.kext
sudo kmutil load -p NIUSBTraktorKontrolS4.kext

Check the system preferences -> Privacy page. Unlock the preferences and allow Native Instruments.

You should now have your legacy native instruments hardware working on Catalina or BigSur. I might release a script that does this, but its fairly simple to do yourself.