Beatclub, the company co-founded by Timbaland as the world's premier global marketplace for music creators, has announced a collaboration with Native Instruments to produce a limited edition of 150, uniquely branded units of the company's popular Komplete Kontrol M32 keyboard. Native Instruments' Komplete Kontrol keyboards have been a cornerstone of Timbaland's production toolkit for years. This Beatclub X Native Instruments edition features a special molten blue color scheme.
Timbaland told us, "Komplete Kontrol keyboards have been an integral part of my work for years. I love seeing the Beatclub logo on a piece of equipment that's been so important to my creative process."
The edition is not for sale in stores. To celebrate the collaboration, Beatclub X Native Instruments are launching a producer competition on Metapop.com, the community that connects music makers via remix and production competitions. An exclusive loop and two one-shots from Timbaland's upcoming Holy Grail sound pack will serve as source material for the contest. Timbaland will personally judge entries and announce the winner live on Twitch, with the top 10 receiving a limited-edition keyboard. The competition kicks off on April 27 and entries are due by May 27.
The only other place fans can get their hands on the Beatclub Komplete Kontrol M32 is on StockX, which will auction off three keyboards in a Campaign for a Cause fundraiser. All funds donated benefit Girls Make Beats, a nonprofit that empowers girls by expanding the female presence of music producers, DJs, and audio engineers. Starting May 4 at 12 PM EDT and running through May 7 at 12 PM EDT, customers who donate at least $10 to Girls Make Beats on the StockX platform are entered to win one of the units.
Two controllers are also being gifted to 1500 Sound Academy, a Los Angeles-based music production school founded by Beatclub partner Larrance "Rance" Dopson, a Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter.
"We created Beatclub as a mecca for music creators to exchange ideas and creative approaches and this collaboration with Native Instruments really embodies that philosophy," said Beatclub co-founder Gary Marella. "We hope this is the first expression in a long relationship with Native Instruments."
Native Instruments says that, with its sleek and solid design, fused with professional production features and 32 compact keys to control all your instruments and effects, KOMPLETE KONTROL M32 has everything you could ask for when making music.
"Music making is as much about access to the tools as it is about being part of a positive and thriving community," said Native Instruments CEO Constantin Koehncke. "That's why it was a no-brainer for us to work together with Beatclub on this limited-edition keyboard. We are excited to continue our long-standing relationship with Timbaland with this partnership, and are looking forward to future collaborations to fulfill our mission to inspire music creators to shape the future of music."
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