First Look: Komplete Kontrol MK2 Announced

Next Gen controller keyboard out today      07/09/17
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Buying Choices

Also announced today is the new Komplete Kontrol MK2. With new screens, controls and features, it offers the same integration with Native Instruments Komplete plug-ins as well as third party NKS compatible plug-ins too (these are just the same, but with added Meta data for controller mapping and patch description)

NKS Product Owner Tim Adnitt took us through the new features.

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/keyboards/komplete-kontrol-s49-s61/

Main Features

 

  • Smart keyboard controller for all your virtual instruments
  • Pro-grade Fatar keybeds with aftertouch – 49 or 61 semi-weighted keys
  • Ergonomic pitch and mod wheels, plus touch strip for expression control
  • Pre-mapped control of KOMPLETE instruments and hundreds of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) instruments from leading manufacturers
  • Full VSTi support
  • Tag-based preset browsing: Find sounds quickly and hear instant previews
  • Two high-res color screens for browsing, tweaking, mixing, and more
  • Light Guide: RGB lights above each key highlight drum cells, key switches, chords, scales, and more
  • Smart Play: See scales and modes on the Light Guide, play chord progressions and arpeggios with single keys, or map any scale to white keys only
  • Deep integration with MASCHINE software / hardware
  • Intuitive control over Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and GarageBand. Cubase and Nuendo integration coming soon after initial release
  • 4-directional push encoder for one-handed sound browsing and project navigation
  • Two assignable pedal inputs
  • MIDI in / out
  • USB 2.0 bus powered
  • Includes KOMPLETE 11 SELECT

 

KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 EUR 599, USD 599, JPY 69800, GBP 479, AUD 899
KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 EUR 699, USD 699, JPY 79800, GBP 559, AUD 1049

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